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Teletext40 at SuperByte

Another fantastic last minute addition to SuperByte: Interactive Teletext Art workshops!

Remember when you had access to whole magazines on your television screen at the touch of a button? Quizzes hosted by pixellated presenters, cinema and TV listings, live football scores – teletext was the internet of its day. 

But wait, it isn’t dead quite yet! 

Dan Farrimond and Simon Rawles will be on hand to help you create your own teletext pages for broadcast on the web service Teletext40 to celebrate the medium’s 40th birthday. We will provide all the tools you need to make your very own version of BamberBoozler or those cartoons from Digitiser, just bring yourself and some added creative juices! Check them out here: Teletext40 and here: Teletext Art 

Nerdsynth at SuperByte

We’re stoked to confirm that the Nerdsynth will be making an appearance at SuperByte 2014!

The Nerdsynth is a new 8/16bit style synthesizer with a tracker user interface similar to LittleSoundDJ or the LittlePiggyTracker. It’s 6 audio tracks can be assigned to different real soundchips (like Commodores64s SID and others). Also there is a (at least 4 track) drum synthesizer with the ability to create enhanced drum sequences. Portability is the goal and it’s live mode and realtime assignable knobs make it stage compatible. There are many more features to come.

Not only will an early model of the Nerdsynth be played as part of the Open Stage, but the unit will be demonstrated and available to play with as part of our workshop programme.

For more information, check out the official website and come down on the day to have a go yourself.

MegaByte 2.0

MegaByte returns in a special one-off event as an official warm up for SuperByte 2014!

Full details can be found here. Mark your diaries now!

SuperByte 2014 is go

It barely feels like a week since the sheer awesome that was SuperByte 2013, yet here we are looking forward to our next edition. 2013 saw the festival expand from a one day event to three days, as well as enlisting the help of new friends including CalmDownKidder, The Retro Computer Museum and Jabez Clegg among others.

*Photo by SixEightThree

SuperByte 2014’s main event will take place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th September 2014 at Jabez Clegg in Manchester. There’ll be pre and post party announcements, and we’ll also be launching our Kickstarter fund where you’ll be able to score discounted advance tickets, limited edition merchandise and much more.

Artist and other announcements will be starting on 1st November.

Time to start counting down.