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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:

Monday, March 16, 2020

Isolation Loops - Free Hainbach Samplepack

Published on Mar 16, 2020 HAINBACH

I didn't know Hainbach had a tiny third arm.

"Get the samples here:

As more and more of the world goes into Covid-19 quarantine, I thought it would be nice to have a few sounds to get inspired from. I made a mini-Hainbach soundpack for you to make music with, containing some of my most favorite instruments: the Metasonix D1000 drummachine, whose hummy excellence I have enjoyed for long. The amazing Juno60 run through the nicest passive bandpass filters known, acoustic soundtrack loops with prepared piano, my beloved Ciat-Lonbarde modular, humble dictaphone piano loops and of course raw test equipment.

This soundpack is free until the crisis is over, but of course if you have money to spare it is much appreciated. As a performing musician, I have been hit hard by the crisis, at least a third of my yearly income has evaporated.

Use these in your music as you like, feel free to credit me if you release something, there is no licensing fee. DON'T re-package these and sell them as your own loops, that is explicitly not allowed.

Also, you have to figure out BPM and pitch yourself, as I don't operate in that world. If you like this pack, you can find many many more on

Stay safe everyone!"

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Hainbach - A Voice Magnetic | The One Take Recording Sessions

video upload by HAINBACH

"This is an excerpt from my new Album 'A Voice Magnetic'. You can hear and see all the pieces I recorded as one-takes.

Voice Magnetic by Hainbach is the enigmatic Berlin based artist’s sonic diary of 2022. On his sixth release on Seil Records, He collages the sounds he made and the ones that surrounded him over the course of twelve months into a powerfully intimate ambient experience.

In his studio or on travels —Hainbach always is working on new material and allows the locations he records his tracks in to find their way into the music. Consequently, on many tracks you can can hear the outside bleeding in — seagulls and waves on 'Izmir', the voices of his children while recording the piano or the sirens of Neukölln’s police cars in background.

The connecting threads between these pieces are magnetic tape and the human voice — hiss and breath. The result are 15 immersive ambient pieces that make up Voice Magnetic.
Often short like the moments that spark them. Fading and intricate, honest and pure.
Voice Magnetic is released on April 25th, 2023 via Seil Records on Cassette Tape and Digital (Downloads are free/name-your-price for the first two weeks) via Bandcamp. Streaming platforms will follow on May 10th."

Monday, September 05, 2022

Hainbach - Syn-Ket Studien (Full Album)

video upload by HAINBACH

"My album "SYN-KET STUDIEN" as it was recorded at the Museo Del Synth Marchegiano. Pre-order one of the limited run vinyl now or buy the digital:"

"Syn-Ket Studien (German for „study“) is as much an exploration as its a love letter. When I tried to coax music from this wonderful but not always perfectly working instrument, I was under the spell of the beautiful Marche region and the hospitality I encountered at the Museo. The album cover by Zé Burnay reflects that - the countryside and culture frames the session.

Having only a few days with the Syn-Ket, I needed to work effectively. I decided it would be the tempo that would guide my interaction with the instrument. By setting the speeds of the modulators first I learned quickly what the instrument could do and what I could do with it. Every piece is the result of a learning curve, the struggle of playing an undocumented instrument and the joy of its incredible rich and powerful sound.

At home in my Berlin studio I left the sound as raw and unedited as made sense musically, adding only a touch ambience with an old stereo spring reverb."

Hainbach, Berlin, 2022

A Short History of The Syn-Ket

"The Syn-Ket is a truly exceptional instrument: developed in Italy at the same time that Robert Moog and Don Buchla set out to write instrument history, Paolo Ketoff created what is probably the first portable synthesizer.
Born from the experience of making the huge Fonosynth and inspired by the works of Harald Bode, Ketoff worked closely with musicians and composers of the American Academy of Rome (John Eaton, Bill Smith) to create an electronic instrument that would allow live performances without tape playback.
Shunning mass production, the Syn-Ket was only produced in nine custom pieces, starting in 1963, all tailored to the musician that ordered it. And those lucky few got a lot, despite the compact size: three voices with tube oscillators, two filters and an LFO, an octave filter bank and three output modulators (a mixture of LFO/Envelope/VCA). All is controlled by a very expressive three row pressure sensitive keyboard.
It found widespread use in Italian movies of the times. Little wonder, as one Syn-Ket was famously owned by Ennio Morricone"

- Riccardo Pietroni, Museo Del Synth Marchigiano, 2022

released August 23, 2022

See the Synket label below for more.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Test Equipement Techno with HAINBACH HAINBACH

Techno on my new modular (which is not even a synth) | TM500, Pulsar-23, Sleepy Circuits Hypno

"In which I make hard techno with the heaviest sounding modular system I know, the Tektronix TM500, and combine it with the Pulsar-23. Hypno by Sleepy Circuits provides the proper retro visuals.

My music:"

Saturday, March 16, 2019

HAINBACH / TODD BARTON - Ultraviolet Light Tapes & Upcoming Todd Barton Performances

HAINBACH / TODD BARTON from Ultraviolet Light Tapes on Vimeo.

Upcoming performances by Todd Barton futher below. The following is the description for the video above.

"Both pieces are composed/improvised in real time using a Buchla Music Easel

and a TC Electronic Ditto x4 looper. Angya is a journey that follows sounds as they

unfold into various sonic universes. Texture III explores creating an ever-changing

timbral drone."- Todd Barton

'Its a clichè that every composer travelling to Bali must be influenced by the Gamelan orchestra. I am not the exception. There is a magic to the Gamelan that conforms with what electronic music is to me, both in sound and composition. Using Adam Morford's cut down version of the Gamelan, the rough but beautiful Gamelan Strips, I composed the first piece of this collaborative album. The second uses modular synthesizers to mimic the layering techniques of the Gamelan. The final track, Antics, explores a different but similarly influential idiophone, the African mbira. Together, these three tell a story of immersion and disintegration, folding percussive sounds into ambient timbres.' - Hainbach

3 color Risograph. Hand labeled edition of 150 tapes. Download cards included.


"Here's the upcoming line up locally and out of state:

March 23 (Saturday)--Todd Barton & Bruce Bayard as Control Voltage Therapy with be performing the opening set for
Geist and the Sacred Ensemble coming through town on their West Coast tour.
Time: 8pm Where: Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way in Ashland, Oregon
More info:

April 12 (Friday), Control Voltage Therapy will join Caballito Negro (Tessa Brinckman and Terry Longshore)
Caballito Negro presents selections from their acclaimed program, Alone | Together, as part of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. The concert is an intimate tribute to futurist speculations, with science as play, in collaboration with electronic musicians Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard. The performance will take place in front of Bruce Bayard’s projected installation, Triptychs.

As a duo Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard create improvised soundscapes with electronic music instruments to accompany Bruce’s video projections. The projection, Triptychs, uses the tools (code) commonly associated with web pages, to create complex, ever changing, never repeating collage of images, animations and video.

Time: 7pm Where: Schneider Museum on the campus of SOU.

April 18 (Thursday), I will give a solo Buchla Music Easel improvised set as part of a concert at CREATE on the campus of UCSB. CREATE is the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology.

Time: 8pm Where: Lotte Lehman Concert Hall

more info:

New Cassette Release: a split album with Hainbach. More information and purchase here:

All best wishes,


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, April 21, 2021

The Joy of the Roland SH-2 (Featuring Hainbach)

video by Alex Ball

"A quick look at the Roland SH-2 from 1979 , logically the 8th in the SH series ;)

Huge thanks to Hainbach for stopping by.

0:00​ Intro
0:18​ How The SH series got their names
2:07​ SH-2 Demo 1 Ware's Martyn?
2:46​ SH-2 Demo 2 Kettle's On
3:09​ SH-2 Demo 3 Hold My sample
3:39​ SH-2 Demo 4 Follow My Envelope
4:39​ Hainbach's Favourite Monosynth
5:50​ Hainbach Sound Demos
7:30​ Rounding Up
8:09​ SH-Twoet (Joint Demo)"

Thursday, May 07, 2020

The bloopy side of SYNTRX & HAINBACH new Album

Published on May 7, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I go into more experimental sounds on the Erica Synths Syntrx and Nani Guitierrez shows the beautiful process of creating the cover artwork.

Check out Nani's work:"

"Chase Bliss Records presents the physical edition of "Assertion" on high-quality 180gr vinyl with double-printed inner-sleeve. Artwork lovingly crafted by Nani Gutierrez.

Includes digital pre-order of Assertion. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released."

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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Monday, June 15, 2020

FUNDAMENTAL - New Test Equipment VST by SonicLab In Collaboration with HAINBACH


"In which I am proud to release the VST instrument I have been working on for half a year with Sinan Bökesoy of SonicLab. Crafted with love and care, this is a rich-sounding and exploration-inviting tool for your music. Its steeped in history, but can be adapted to any music style."

Fundamental - the root of electronic music brought into the now.

Sinan Bokesoy

"Fundamental feels like something Stockhausen, Xenakis and HAL 9000 might have dreamed up after a bender. Recalling the past of electronic music and reconstruction of a massive german vacuum oscillator on a modern instrument with immense possibilities. Proudly presenting a collaboration of sonicLAB and Hainbach."

"Fundamental is a sound synthesis software tool combining the different roots of electronic music history. Fundamental wave engine is a faithful sonic recreation of a vintage Rohde&Schwartz vacuum tube oscillator ( having been widely used at WDR by Stockhausen )

Fundamental leaves behind the limitations of the original device by proposing complex modulation possibilities, stochastic distributions addressing the sonic parameters like frequency , gain, stereo panning etc. in continuum, which has not been applicable until now.

Fundamental feels like something Stockhausen, Xenakis and HAL 9000 might have dreamed up after a bender: recalling the past of electronic music through a dynamic modern reinterpretation of a massive german vacuum oscillator,

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:

Monday, March 22, 2021

Electro Magnetic Sonic Sequencer Thingy - Crystal Palace & HAINBACH's Radiophonic Plugin


"A Weird Electromagnetic sequencer that i tried to build!!! based on the Crystal Palace where @HAINBACH​ and @AudioThing​ made an inspired plugin!
25 minutes of unedited audio and footage from this machine of making that audio is available here to cut up or just listen to! it supports these ventures :)

Check @HAINBACH​ video here!":

My radiophonic plugin: AudioThing Things Motor feat. @LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER​
video by HAINBACH

"In which I tell the tale of the new VST/AU/AAX plugin I developed with @AudioThing​: Things Motor. Based on the Crystal Palace made by Dave Young for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Motor takes two signals and alternates them in musically beautiful ways. At the same time that we worked on it, @LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER​ built his amazing real-life version, which you can also see here.

GET MOTOR at intro offer for 9 $/EUR:​"

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

HAINBACH & AudioThing Used the Moon as an Echo (And Made It Into a Free Plugin)

video upload by HAINBACH

00:00 Introduction
00:42 The Doppler Effect
03:30 The Astronauts
04:45 History and Pauline Oliveros
07:02 The Radio Telescope
09:43 Moon Bouncing
14:33 Making The Plugin

"I discovered the technique of 'Moon Bouncing', using the moon as an echo, when I was researching composer Pauline Oliveros. Her experiences with 'Echoes from the moon' sounded fascinating. Like with all experimental music techniques of old I wanted to try the process for myself. This started a two year long journey.

With the support of Martine-Nicole Rojina (who also helped out on camera on location) I got in contact with the radio telescope in Dwingeloo, a huge dish designed for space exploration. They helped me send signals to the moon: a sopranist (Johanna Vargas), a double bassist (Paul Cannon) as well as sounds from my patrons Sventothem, Michael Féaux, Andrew Stone, harper2k, Filip Ferngren, Dave Seidel, Gary Walker, Michael Peters, the void inclusive, Brendan Ford, David Williams, Joey Pop, Jeremiah Turner, Richy486, Joshua Philgarlic, Tim Moore, Grant Basma Horsnell, Arson Bright, Dan Kibke, Antonio T, Chris Sherman, Sergey, Charlie, Bartek Trame and Dixit.

This fascinating experience yielded an extensive set of samples that @audiothing and me analyzed and used to create the free plugin 'Moon Echo'. This way you can experience some of the magic of moon bouncing yourself. Download here (its free):

Music, Soundpack and thanks:"

"In our seventh collaboration with Berlin-based musician Hainbach we listen to the stars: Moon Echo is a free to download delay based on a communications technique that uses our closest cosmic neighbor, the moon, as a reflector for radio waves. This results in some rather crunchy and lively echoes, modulated by the movement of Earth and moon. The moon’s surface is an imperfect mirror and creates artifacts, unlike any other echo technique. Moon Echo is both a musical lo-fi effect and a playful tool for teaching about space.

Moon Echo is available for MAC, PC, and LINUX (VST, VST3, AU, AAX, CLAP, 64-bit only), and also as AUv3 and Standalone on the App Store."

Monday, October 14, 2019

Left - Made with Hainbach's ZOIA patch / OP-1 / Cassette

Published on Oct 13, 2019 Jogging House

"My friend Hainbach sent over one of his patches for the Empress Effects ZOIA. I tweaked the patch a little and made a track with it and the OP-1. And recorded it straight to cassette.

You can find out how the patch works and how I made the track in Hainbach's ZOIA video:"

Published on Oct 13, 2019 HAINBACH

"In which I talk about ZOIA, a modular synthesizer disguised as a guitar pedal. Featuring an introduction to patching, sound examples, patching from scratch and a special guest appearance by Jogging House"

Thursday, October 13, 2022

This Analog Synth Arrived Broken...

video upload by HAINBACH

"When I first heard the Crumar DS-2 I was enchanted: it sounds absolutely wonderful and is, like most Italian synths, a true player's instrument. I get why Sun Ra dug it so much. But it is a risky synthesizer to buy: according to it is one of "the most unreliable on the used market". And mine was no exception. The seller claimed that "you can make music with it" and he was not wrong, even though he did not say it was this messed up. I was very close to sending it back, but then I started really playing it. This is what happened.

Get the tape and book of my DS-2 album 'Tagwerk':

Hainbach is the paradigm of the revaluation of outdated material and the reconditioning of machines destined for other purposes that have nothing to do with sound, although his work as a researcher is currently much broader, his technological mastery is possibly one of the most advanced of our era.

Tagwerk is an album that honours Hainbach's way of working. It is recorded on a Crumar DS-2, an early Italian synthesiser he acquired and which began to malfunction shortly after he started it up, hence the title. This album is about embracing the broken and letting it inspire you. Much of it was recorded in two days, not even daring to open the window or turn off the synthesizer for fear that inspiration would escape or that it would break completely. He recorded 22 tracks in this marathon state, and the ones on this release are the ones that survived. There is a sonic magic in that era that is unsurpassed.

Tagwerk is accompanied by a book that tells the story of this German producer and also discusses many of his machines and working techniques.

Monday, February 17, 2020

HAINBACH Recreates His Test Equipment Setup in a Eurorack Modular Synthesizer

Published on Feb 17, 2020 HAINBACH

"In which I solve my Eurorack crisis by using test equipment techniques to build a better modular synthesizer.

Me and my eurorack had our problems in the past year: I had built a system based around wavetables and powerful sequencing, but every time I sat down with it I made what I can only describe as stupid music: chatty happy pseudo-housy bouncy stuff that i could maybe use as a bed for a video, but nothing I really enjoyed. I had fun making it, but I did not like the results. All the sequencing power and tonal variation was too much, but also too little for the size of the system to make truly good tunes.

So I had a revelation: what if I build a system based on my favourite instrument now, my wall of test equipment. [check it out here]

So this is the system I put together from everything I had in my racks. Some modules were so long in there I had to drill the screws. It is a mini version of my test wall, and I feel super-inspired again to play with the eurorack. Translating what I have learned in the past year to the modular makes this feel like a very powerful yet small instrument, and I am back to making music with it that I actually enjoy.

get sounds, music and support what I do:"

Monday, January 08, 2018

Hainbach - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen | tape loop ambient

Published on Jan 7, 2018 HAINBACH

"For a play I am scoring I recorded the first few bars of the vocal melody from Gustav Mahler's Song "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" on a tape loop and went up to an old chapel in the Black Forest. Winds shook the camera, but it was a fitting atmosphere to perform and record this piece.
Find my music here:"

Monday, February 05, 2024

Exploring the Cosmic Beauty of the Elgam Carousel

video upload by HAINBACH

"Form changes function - the Elgam Carousel first appeared as part of a big organ. Elgam quickly realized that they could a make a standalone product out of this, for the more mobile musicians entertaining crowds at business and family functions. They set a trend - CRB and Elka followed with the Computerband 2000 and Wilgamat. These standalone keyboards can be called the first groove boxes. In this video I demo this cosmic sounding wonder and show real world applications in scoring.

Music, Soundpack and thanks:

LISTEN TO My Music:"

You can find additional posts featuring the Elgam Carousel here.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Hélène Vogelsinger: "Whales Patch"

video upload by MAKEN0ISE

"We are proud to share Hélène Vogelsinger's "Whales Patch," her contribution to Sarah Belle Reid's Imaginative Listening Project.

The Imaginative Listening Project was an experimental collaboration between Sarah Belle Reid, Hainbach, Hélène Vogelsinger, and Tim Held in which they co-created a new piece of music. It premiered on April 29, 2021 on Sarah's YouTube channel and has been a favorite of ours since.

Each artist utilized Strega in their composition, and its unique character and voicing shines throughout the project. [see below for the complete Imaginative Listening Project video]

To purchase the project on Bandcamp (and support Girls Rock Camp Alliance), head to:

For more information about Strega, head to our website:"

Imaginative Listening Project feat. Hainbach, Hélène Vogelsinger, & Tim Held
video upload by Sarah Belle Reid

"An experimental collaboration between myself and Hainbach, Hélène Vogelsinger, and Tim Held, in which we co-create a new piece of music."

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

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