Showing posts with label HAINBACH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HAINBACH. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2024

How To Make a Test Equipment Drum Machine

video upload by HAINBACH

"Test Equipment was for me always an experiment: using unmusical science, medical and engineering tools for music is Dark Souls level of synthesis difficulty. Coaxing tones out of them requires dedication and patience, but is very rewarding, both in developing new skills and musical results. I tried to stay to true to the tiny test equipment music world, shunning easy solutions to make it music, like using it with regular sequencers, sampling the wall or excessive editing in post. But after a few crucial pieces died off and repair costs sky-rocketed and I decided to combine it with Eurorack modular. I was very surprised by the result.


Sunday, December 10, 2023


video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

Don't miss 13:42. Rare ETI vocoder.

"What is this Strange #lesie #speaker. Featuring @Hainbach If you'd like to see ful videos of us recording these songs real time! and also get loads of other things whilst supporting the project check out here! :- -------------

Saturday, December 02, 2023

Elastic Melody & BramBos Hammerhead & Hainbach Fluss Ambient Session

video upload by Oliver Greschke

"In this video Elastic Melody is going into Fluss Processor, so Fluss is creating wonderful granular clouds of Elastic Melody. Additional tweaks by un/muting tracks in Elastic Melody and shifting notes in a track."

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Hainbach - SK-1 Dreams - Full Album HD 4K

video upload by HAINBACH

"A collection of pieces I recorded in the early hours and the afternoon heat of Hydra, Greece. A reflection on leaving spaces unfilled.

Buy it here:
Bram Bos Fluss App:"

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Hainbach Gave Away His Test Equipment - Exploring The New Tape and Test Equipment Studio in Porto

video upload by HAINBACH

"I gave away my test equipment (two palettes of it at least) and I am happy about that! Because it became the foundation of a new tape and test equipment studio that you too can record in now. It is situated at the non-profit association Sonoscopia in Porto, Portugal. Sonoscopia is a unique place run by musicians and sound artists. Every nook and cranny is filled with objects made by artists who did residencies there. It is truly one of the nicest places in experimental music I have found across the world.

I gave a workshop on how to use this equipment for music, and here is the short version of that. If you are interested in the full process and more knowledge, the unedited version is on my Patreon.

PATRONS get good things:

Sunday, July 02, 2023

The Soothing Ambience Of The French Riviera (in a Box)

video upload by HAINBACH

"French artist Gilou loaned me his Boxed Sandpit to play with. It is lovingly crafted hybrid of electro-acoustic sound and digital control. Using beach sand, a rake, a shovel and smooth stones as MIDI controllers, it is possible to create some very chill sounds. Check out his work:"

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Atomizing Acoustic Drums With Nuclear Research Equipment | Loop Pack

video upload by HAINBACH

"I wanted to spend time with an old friend of mine, who happens to be an excellent drummer. So I posed an experiment for us: what happens if you run acoustic drums into vintage nuclear research instruments? Spoiler: it sounds devastating! We liked the result so much that we made it into a 'Nuclear Drum Loops' pack, complete with single samples. Its ideal in any genre where you want something rough and different for your drums. Available now on"

Monday, May 29, 2023

Hardware Jams Weekend Challenge - Drones&Beats

video upload by SynthAddict

"Drones from Hainbach's Fundamental test equipment app mixed with beats and tones from Maschine+

video title card has a typo :-("

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Peak Lo-Fi With A 1930s Dictaphone

video upload by HAINBACH

"Join me as I explore the 1930's German Kosmograph, a very early dictaphone that recorded acoustically to celluloid discs. Is this still LO-fi or is it NO-fi? Will it music?"

Monday, March 13, 2023

Dirtywave M8 generative into Hainbach's Wires by Audio Thing

video upload by Avrilcadabra

"Checking out Wires on ios."

Sunday, March 12, 2023

How Ancient Electronics Write Music For HAINBACH

video upload by HAINBACH

"I was commissioned to write a piece for solo sax and electronics, something I have never done before. I decided I would approach the composition in the same way that I improvise with other musicians. I would compose as if I was on stage with the performer, Dr. Hall. The 'live' setup I created for this ended up writing a good part of the music for me, in a human/machine feedback loop.


Thursday, February 23, 2023

HAINBACH Built An Early Electronic Music Studio In His Basement

video upload by HAINBACH

"Inspired by German experimental music studios like the WDR and SWR, I build Studio B (B for basement). It is a creative playground for my "Schlaufenzeit" setup, and I am working on a live show and album there. In this video I go into details on the gear and thought process behind its, how I put everything together and the big challenge using the cellar poses. I hope this video inspires in your own music studio setup, be it big or small, or 100% DAW.


Friday, January 13, 2023


video upload by Todd Barton

"Ultraviolet Light is proud to announce a split vinyl LP featuring three new tracks of exploratory music apiece by innovative electronic musicians Todd Barton and Hainbach.

Four decades into making music in conversation with modern classical, jazz, poetry, ancient music, new age, and the avant-garde, Todd Barton continues to craft sounds that know no boundaries. Berlin-based Hainbach’s side conjures a pulsing and immersive electronic landscape very much in conversation with Barton’s spacious and unfettered compositions. Taken as a whole, the album relocates us into a cerebral yet viscerally affecting cinema of orchestrated chaos and near-future noise.

This release continues Ultraviolet Light’s unique relationship with both artists. Todd Barton curated the artists featured on the label’s sold-old Buchla Now cassette; Barton and Hainbach’s first pairing was on a 2019 Ultraviolet Light split cassette.

The Hainbach and Todd Barton split vinyl LP will be limited to 300 copies.

Video created by Pam Anderson whose work can be explored here:"
Available at:

Friday, January 06, 2023

A Unique Synthesis Technique

video upload by HAINBACH

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Homage To Malta | TR-606, Juno60, SH-2, Fluss, Fieldrecordings

video upload by

"Still buzzing from the last concert of the year in Malta, I went into the studio and recorded this piece. The pads are made from field recordings of Malta harbor and slowed down Nagra loops.All are processed and played with my new instrument Fluss. Bass is Roland SH2, melody Juno60 through a wire recorder, harmonies are Fluss processing the Juno. Drums are a modded TR-606. Thanks to for hosting me and showing me around!

Find this track on my Patreon:
Fluss with Bram Bos is out now:"

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Dials: Vintage test-equipment channel strip from AudioThing and Hainbach

video upload by CatSynth TV

"We take a detailed look at Dials, a new effect plug-in from AudioThing that re-creates two pieces of vintage test equipment used by electro-acoustic musician Hainbach as a channel strip: a German measurement instrument for radio repurposed as a preamp/compressor, and an Alison Labs test-signal filter repurposed as an audio filter.
To find out more, please visit

00:13 History and Background
00:50 Overview
01:36 Filter (with sawtooth source)
03:52 Preamp, Compressor, and Filter with piano source
07:24 Voice over
07:46 Pinging the filters with impulse sources
09:01 808-like drum machine built with dials
09:45 Hainbach's filter bank with drums
10:40 Factory Presets

Hainbach's introduction to the Dials channel strip can be found here:

Drum example by G Calvin Weston at

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

AudioThing Dials - The Massive Sound Of Vintage Test Equipment

video upload by HAINBACH

"You all have been asking me about making a test equipment based filter plugin, and now its here! Together with @AudioThing I developed DIALS, an experimental channel strip. Based on a classic American passive band-pass filter and a modified German broadcast transmitter, DIALS brings you the massive sound of test equipment music in plugin form. Whether you want to mangle signals in broad strokes or finely sift through frequencies, DIALS has you covered. If you desire to tread further, it becomes an instrument unlike anything else.

INTRO PRICE: 49$/€ REGULAR 79$/€ (offer good until end of October)

"Take a trip to the outer reaches of music production with the Hainbach Bundle. LoFi radiations from a Cold War wire recorder, the rotating madness of the Radiophonic Workshop, metallic resonances from 1930s France, Stockhausen-esque feedbacks, or a trip through Noise in all its forms, the Hainpack is as steeped in history as its full of modern music tools."

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Playing Live With The Dream Collection At Willem Twee

video upload by HAINBACH

"After my first visit at Willem Twee Studios in Den Bosch I knew I had to come back. And I did, this time for a live gig at the Toonzaal. Rikkert had the idea I had secretly hoped for - to involve the studio in the live show. So I setup a patch, to which Hans Kulk and Rikkert Book added beautiful tape processing and effects. Additional concert footage by Joline LeRovan.

NEW ALBUM 'SYN-KET STUDIEN': [see this post for video]
Soundpacks, Music and Love:"

You can find additional HAINBACH's SYN-KET posts here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SAUSAGE ORGAN - A Musical Instrument Made From raw SAUSAGES

video upload by LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

"In this weeks episode of JunkRockTV i go round Berlin, and made a #synthesizer from #Sausages JunkRockTV was a passion project Youth Hymns, Dirty Films and I did a few years ago and we are very pleased to finally show you it!"

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Early Electronic Music Techniques Explained #superbooth22

video upload by HAINBACH

"I was asked by Goethe Institut Tokyo and Gebrüder Teichmann to do a talk on early electronic music techniques, with a special focus on Stockhausen and the WDR. I had no idea how I could present the results of my research in a fun way until the morning it was due, when a friend asked me to connect the dots of what I was doing. What a better way then to create a piece, like I do on my channel anyway? Using techniques by Stockhausen and others at the WDR Studio, I assembled a piece with audience help in an 'Against The Clock' fashion.
I held this talk at Superbooth22, thanks to everyone at the stage, sound, light and film crew for making this recording.

The event that this is part of:"

Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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