Cassettes are making a comeback. We love the trend of synth developers thinking outside the box with what a synthesizer can look like, feel like, and just generally be. So what better way to deliver something fresh than to dig out the old tape sleeve and give those cassettes new life. The devs here (Lifepatch) are manipulating old cassette tapes and inserting them with a tiny programmable circuit board…the result, an 8-bit synth that is totally customizable. Pretty impressive. Now we just want to know how we can get our hands on one.