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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Hybrid Acid live at Howler on 9.09 featuring Acid Safari, Mike Callander and Honeysmack

video upload by Honeysmack

"Combining DJing and live improvised Acid Techno — Hybrid Acid are the trio of Acid Safari, Mike Callander and Honeysmack! The performance sees all 3 artists improvising at the same time producing a thick sonic wall of pure improvised Acid Techno. It all takes place on the dance floor (boiler room style) intimate with the audience. Hybrid Acid is a feast of decks, drum machines, 303s and much more! This is a new project formed in 2023 and with just a few shows under their belt, Hybrid Acid are offering a new experience on the dance floor, colliding contemporary DJ practices with live electronic dance music performance.

Hybrid Acid performed at Howler on the holy day for Techno heads, 9/09. Celebrating the iconic Roland TR-909 drum machine that is ubiquitous throughout Techno and House music. Acid Safari, Mike Callander and Honeysmack give thanks to the Techno heartbeat that is the 909 performing their highly unique project on this special night. For those who were there on this special night, thank you!! The place was electric all thanks to you - the audience!! Special thanks to everyone at Howler and Richard De Silva who shot and produced this video.

Acid Safari
The right track at the right time, anywhere and surely anytime, that is Acid Safari. This Spanish born; Australian DJ has been one of the not so well-kept secrets in the world renown Melbourne scene for many years. Acid Safari has literally played in most high calibre events in Australia, across a wide range of styles. / acidsafari

Mike Callander
Mike is one of Australia's most prolific techno DJs and a researcher, music producer and live show designer. His work has appeared on TV shows and DJ mix compilations, as well as in art galleries and dark, sweaty nightclubs. / mikecallander

Pioneer of Australian Acid and Techno since the early 1990s. Best known for his dynamic and entertaining improvised live shows with an arsenal of drum machines and synths. Labelled a maverick artist who brings a punk-rock aesthetic and philosophy to electronic music. / _honeysmack_ "

Monday, October 31, 2022

Learn Acid Techno with Honeysmack on Patreon

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Supporting member Honeysmack, who's numerous videos have been shared here on MATRIXSYNTH, is now on Patreon:

"Hello, I'm now on Patreon - opening up my studio and knowledge for anyone who wants to delve into the world of making and performing Acid Techno and everything in-between. Memberships include early access to my videos, monthly group video chat from my studio, through to one-on-one personalised tuition/coaching or mentoring.

Find me on Patreon here:

I'm Honeysmack, a live Acid Techno artist, producer, performer, and music technologist from Melbourne, Australia. My name is Dr. David Haberfeld. As an improviser and academic, I've been creating electronic music since the early 1990s. Yes, I even completed a PhD in Acid Techno! I have worked and helped some of the biggest names in dance music, and as an academic I've taught at universities from Australia to north America and Asia. I can provide unique insight and approach to making electronic music that does not require any prior knowledge or formal music education - if you're ready to be challenged creatively in new and exciting ways, I can help. Think of it as therapy for techno creatives and synth heads or anyone who loves the TB-303 and wants to hang-out.

I'm now opening up and giving you access to my knowledge, experience, and studio. Additionally, my work as a music technologist extends to beta-tester, demonstrator, and consult for some of the top music technology manufacturers, so by simply following me you gain special insights to new and vintage gear. I'll cover everything from drum machines, synths, modular gear, studio set-up advice, performing with hardware through to communicating to other lifeforms on other planets outside of our galaxy, okay maybe not, but you never know!!

There is no such thing as a foolish question, so please reach out if you're interested in one-on-one coaching and mentorship. I appreciate your support and look forward to meeting and interacting with you, thanks!"

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Techno Beat Production: Honeysmack How I Make Improvised Acid Techno

video upload by Honeysmack

"This video was made for beat production students at The State University of New York (SUNY Broome County) back in October 2021 during the pandemic. It was recorded in my old studio before it was redesigned in early 2022. Here I discuss my overall approach and philosophy to making and performing live improvised techno. Performing with my "studio instrument" is at the core of what I do as live techno improvisor. There are excerpts from live performances throughout the video, with detailed explanations. This channel is supported by my Patreons, become a member here: and yes I also offer one-on-one tuition/lesson/coaching on making and performing live techno.

00:00 Intro - who am I
00:53 How I begin - pairing machines
02:10 Improvised approach - no saving!
02:46 Programming the 909 + 303 + DFAM
05:59 Using sequences
06:23 Mysteryland 2020 performance (excerpt)
11:07 I am not a DJ, how my approach differs to DJing
12:30 Performing in my studio
13:10 Non-traditional approach to music making
14:05 Exploring textural qualities - dub techno with Buchla Easel and Pulsar23
18:50 How I prepare for a live show
22:00 Awesome Soundwave III December 2020 live (excerpt) from Carl Cox's garage
31:09 Outro

Full performances featured in this video can be found here:

⚡️Honeysmack Live at Mysteryland 2020 [posted here]
⚡️Honeysmack | Awesome Soundwave Live Online Festival III (performed and recorded at Carl Cox's garage) [posted here]

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New Roland TR-8 7X7 Videos by Honeysmack

First acid jam with 7X7-TR8 + A4 + Devilfish TB-303 by Honeysmack

Published on Dec 18, 2014 Honeysmack

Follow-up to First look at Roland AIRA 7X7-TR8 Drum Machine expansion by Honeysmack

"First jam with the new Roland 7X7-TR8 expansion update. Hooked up a couple of friends old and new: Roland TB-303 Devilfish and Elektron Analog Four.

Nothing too serious just giving the TR8 little more context with some other gear. Plugged everything in, hit record on the camera and jammed the boxes. One single take no edits, no post, no worries. Tunable 707 & 727 sounds is a real plus.

Routing: 7X7-TR8 is the master clock, slaved MIDI to A4 sending sync to 303 Devilfish. 303 audio out is directly routed to the Space pedal. All other effects are from the TR8 and the A4. 303 might be a little too loud me thinks.

Thanks to Roland Australia for an advance copy of the new update."

7X7-TR8 techno jam with MC202 + Analog Four + VT3 by Honeysmack

Published on Dec 18, 2014

"Quick jam with the new 7X7-TR8 expansion together with the MC202 + Analog Four. Nothing too serious just finding my way around the new soundset for the TR8. The new expansion opens up the TR8 considerably.

Have always been a big fan of both the TR707 and TR727 (pictured in the video but no in use), great to have them easily accessed on the one machine. Some of the aditional sounds are also of value.

Routing: TR8 is the master clock, slaved to A4 sending sync to 202. Audio from 202 is routed directly to the VT-3. One single, take no edits, no post, no worries.

Somewhat reminds me a little of early Luke Slater/Planetary Assault Systems, which was unintentional but a good thing nevertheless."

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

New Roland SYSTEM 500 modules Electro Jam with TR-08 and Rainmaker

Published on May 2, 2018 Honeysmack

"Featured modules include:
New Roland SYSTEM 500 modules: 505, 531, 555, 510.
Intellijel: Rainmaker, Metropolis, Plonk.
Noise Engineering: Basimilus Iteritas Alter
WMD: Chimera.
Mutable Instruments: Peaks
Drums: TR-08"

Monday, February 17, 2014

New Roland AIRA Videos - System-1 Demo, TR-808 Comparison & DanceFair

Roland TR8 TB3 TR727 TB303 - TECHNO by Honeysmack

Published on Feb 17, 2014 Honeysmack·13 videos

"All Roland affair-- young and old. Just mucking about, smashing out some techno. No major statement. Didn't realize the camera was rolling.

The TB3 is the distorted acid line. TB303 has some effects from the desk otherwise all the other effects emanate from the TR8 and TB3. TR727 is routed into the TR8 external in. VT3 is pictured but not in use here.

Roland TR8 Rythym Performer 2014
Roland TB3 Touch Bassline 2014
Roland TB303 Bassline 1982
Roland TR727 Rythym Composer [Latin] 1985

Please enjoy acid + techno responsibly, thank you.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2023

CJ Bolland Interview: Techno Legend Talks Electronic Music Production and the Gear He Loves

video upload by Honeysmack

This one is in via supporting member Honeysmack.

"CJ Bolland discussing how he makes music and the gear he loves: TR-808, MC-202, Quadrantid Swarm, Arturia synths, Korg Flanger pedals and more!"

"Legendary electronic musician, DJ and techno producer, CJ Bolland sat down for a candid unscripted interview in my studio in the first week of 2023 discussing his approach to making music and how it has evolved over the years, through to revealing the synths and drum machines that have shaped his work.

CJ Bolland is a pioneering techno artist from Belgium who first released his seminal early techno tracks on R&S Records in the early 1990s. Since then his electronic music production and projects has him weaving through a combination of techno, pop and electro genres over the past 3 decades. He provides insight to how he creates and the music technology that he loves. CJ also reveals a few hidden gear secrets! Has a little jam in my studio and there's even a surprise guest.

Tracks featured in this video:
📡 CJ Bolland - Golden Dreams 1990, R&S Records
📡 Magnus - What It Is 2017, Universal
📡 CJ Bolland - The Fire 2020, Harthouse
📡 CJ Bolland - Horsepower 1991, R&S Records
📡 Honeysmack - Entity, CJ Bolland remix 2022, Awesome Soundwave
*All tracks used with permission for educational purposes only.

CJ was in Australia for some shows in late Dec 2022 and we recorded this chat in the first week of 2023. Mr. Bolland has been a great friend of mine since we first met at the end of 1999. He's always been upfront, genuine and humble about his career for as long as I've known him and he knows I can be a professional idiot at the best of times 🤡 Thanks again to CJ for his time and friendship! This channel is supported by my Patreons, become a member here: and yes I also offer one-on-one tuition/lessons/coaching on making and performing live techno."

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

303 + 808 + 909 = 2020 w/ Honeysmack

Published on Dec 31, 2019 Honeysmack

One from Honeysmack. Also check out Masaki Takada


Friday, April 27, 2018

Buchla Banger

Published on Apr 25, 2018 Honeysmack

"Buchla Banger noodle:

Buchla Music Easel with drums from Roland TR-09.

Korg SQ-1 is being used as a MIDI filter here and not a sequencer."

Friday, May 04, 2018

Live Hardware Techno Set featuring new Roland System 500 modules: 505 510 555 531.

Published on May 4, 2018 Honeysmack

Modules featured:
Roland SYSTEM 500: 505, 510, 531, 555, 512, 540, 572.
Intellijel: Rainmaker, Plonk, Metropolis, Noise Tools
Noise Engineering: Basimilus Iteritas Alter, Loquelic Iteritas
WMD: Chimera, Overseer.
ALM Busy Circuits: Pamela's New Workout
4ms: Rotating Clock Divider
Mutable Instruments: Peaks
AntiMatter: Launch Codes

Drum machines:
Roland Boutique: TR-09 and TR-08.

Metropolis is the main sequencer. All audio signals mixed by the new Roland 531.

Single take, no edits, no computer, no worries!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Roland TR8 TB3 + TB303 Devilfish + Elektron A4 by Honeysmack

Published on Feb 15, 2014 Honeysmack·11 videos

"Another walk around the block with new Roland Aira TR8 Rhythm Performer and TB3 Touch Bassline. This time with Elektron's Analog Four and TB303 Devilfish.

TR-8 kit I'm using is a mix of 808 and 909 sounds. Look forward when Roland add more drum machine 'models' to the TR8.

Hai una bella faccia e si sente odore di piacevole. Dove ho parcheggiare la mia macchina?"

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Honeysmack live PA with 909 303 202 A4 MD MPC

Published on Feb 11, 2014 Honeysmack·9 videos

This one in via Honeysmack. Great to see vintage gear used live like this.

"Gear on stage includes:
Elektron Analog Four
Elektron MachineDrum

Little live PA excerpt recorded at Club Survivor Dec 2013.

Audio is via the camera mic, sorry.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Honeysmack - Slow Mo Monotribe Acid 808 MachineDrum x0xb0x & MicroKorg

Honeysmack - Slow Mo Monotribe Acid with 808 MachineDrum x0xb0x and MicroKorg

Published on Nov 6, 2012 by Honeysmacked

"Slow mo jam with the Monotribe doing it's version of acid. Drums from 808 and MachineDrum. x0xb0x is being vocodered by the MicroKorg (not in picture).

Machines drop sync around 1:50 hence the stop/start, please accept my sincere appologies.

Gear Used:
Drum machines: TR808, MachineDrum and TR909 (for clock only)
Synths: x0xb0x, Monotribe, MicroKorg (not pictured)
Effects: S-Cat Dubsta Delay, Fireworx, DP/2 (all not pictured)
Desk: Mackie 24•8
TB303 pictured but not in use, again please accept my sincere appologies.

One live take no edits, audio straight off the desk.

Please feel free to visit digital computer internet homepage websites:

I used to be a hand model, no seriously I was.

This video and performance is in relation to 'Batman 1600'"

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Honeysmack Live set @ Awesome Soundwave | Beatport Live

Published on Apr 25, 2020 Honeysmack


"All the money raised will go to the Crisis Kitchen Bali, to support those in need due to the current COVID-19 crisis, and also to our artists, to provide them with support during these challenging times in the music & events space.

Honeysmack direct from Australia as we go LIVE for Awesome Soundwave on Beatport Live.

Coming Up:

Saytek, The Oolluu, Hannes Bieger, Christopher Coe, Marc Romboy, Carl Cox

#Honeysmack #AwesomeSoundwave #Beatport"

Saturday, March 02, 2024

Honeysmack: Improvised Techno with TR-909, TB-303, MachineDrum, Octatrack and Modular Synth

video upload by Honeysmack

"Live improvised techno from my studio, originally recorded and performed for @ModularWorld on Feb 11. There is a full interview with Johno Wells the host of Modular World. The episode includes a performance and interview with the always lovely and talented @Trovarsi.

Gear used in the this video:
Roland TR-909
Roland TB-303 Devilfish
Elektron MachineDrum
Elektron Syntakt
Elektron Octatrack MK1
Soma Pulsar23
Playdifferently Model1 mixer
Elektron Analog Heat MK1
Eventide Space

Modular Synth Rack:
Intellijel Performance 84hp 7U rack: main voices
Cwejman BLD2
Noise Engineering Loquelic Iteritas
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
4MS Ensemble Oscillator

Single improvised live recording, no additional audio processing or post production.

📡 This channel is supported by my Patreon supporters who get a first look, join here:

📸 Follow me here:"

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Happy 3.03 Day by Honeysmack

Published on Mar 2, 2018 Honeysmack

Monday, November 07, 2022

Modular Acid Techno Jam with TR-909 for upcoming Unpatching Modular Synth Rack Performance

video upload by Honeysmack

"Hello friends, I'm now on Patreon This jam is the precursor to my unpatching acid techno modular rack, where Patreon supporters get to see the preview! In my next video I will do the opposite of patching from scratch, instead I will unpatch this little performance - now you've seen the jam, next I'll unpack this performance and modular rack and explain how it was created.

This is the rack I've been using recently for my recent live shows, I thought it might be interesting to unravel how I put this rack together as it evolved over the last few months. And like every modular rack it will come to an end and I will move onto another rack with the amazing Cwejman SM-1 - but that's a video for another time 😅 There'll be some previews of the SM-1 on Patreon very soon.

If you want to know how I make and perform techno and would like to hang out or get some personalised tuition - directly from my studio, whether you're starting your techno making journey or you've been making bangers for some time, then take a look at my Patreon page for more details. 😉

🎛 Gear used in this video:
Intellijel performance case, check the rack details on ModularGrid:
*Roland TR-909 - kick, hi hat and rides [off camera]
*Playdifferently Model 1 mixer [off camera]
*Elektron Analog Heat [off camera]
gear that is off camera for this video will be revealed and discussed in the following unpatching video!

All improvised and recorded in a single unedited take."

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Honeysmack | Awesome Soundwave Live Online Festival III

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Excerpt followed by full multiartist set below.

Honeysmack live at Awesome Soundwave Live III (excerpt)

"Here's a little excerpt from the online festival Awesome Soundwave Live III. All live acts, no DJing. See the full show here: [embedded below]

Big thanks to Awesome Soundwave: Carl Cox and Chris Coe for having me. Shot by Ben Willis."

More live Acid Techno:"

Awesome Soundwave Live Online Festival III | Carl Cox, Christopher Coe & friends
Awesome Soundwave

"Awesome Soundwave returns for AWESOME SOUNDWAVE LIVE III. Supported by Amsterdam Dance Event. Powered by Funktion-One. ►► Help us support Crisis Kitchen Bali via OR"

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Honeysmack LIVE at Mysteryland - Let's Get High 2020


"Live stream of Honeysmack LIVE at Mysteryland - Let's Get High 2020, on the Carl Cox presents Awesome Soundwave stage"

Monday, April 10, 2023

Live Acid Techno Improvised Studio Performance with TR909 + TB303 + Modular Synth + MachineDrum

video upload by Honeysmack

"Live Acid Techno 20 minute improvised performance I did for @Trovarsi for Transduction. As always this is a totally improvised performance shot in a single take with no additional processing. There's very little preparation, besides making sure I have everything sync'd and audio levels are correct before I start the performance. My interactions with my studio and the happy accidents guide the direction of the performance. All shot on 3 cameras from my studio.

🎛 Gear used for this jam: Modular rack:
Roland TR-909
Roland TB-303 Devilfish
Elektron Octatrack (live sampling the modular synth)
Elektron MachineDrum
Playdifferently Model1 mixer
Effects: Eventide Space and Timefactor pedals
Elektron Analog Heat MkI (on master channel)
No other gear or processing used!

Check out the full interview here with Trovarsi [below]

📡 This channel is supported by my Patreons who get a first look, become a member here: and yes I offer one-on-one tuition/lessons/coaching on how to make and performing live acid techno."

Transduction Signal hosted by Trovarsi - Guest: HONEYSMACK

video upload by Trovarsi

"Join me each month with my featured guest artist! They will share a live performance, followed by a short breakdown of their setup. We'll talk about their musical background & influences, discuss their path to becoming a live artist, and hear the message they hope to convey through their music. Make sure to join us in the chat! There will be an opportunity for a live Q&A throughout the interview."

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