Category Archives: Blog

This blog is just a playground, sandbox etc. probably best to ignore anything in there for now.

New website is coming


Entschuldigt die Stille und un-Aktualität, wir sind kurz davor die neue Webseite zu veröffentlichen, daher ist diese alte Seite gerade etwas verwaist.

Aber es gibt Termine:

12.09.23 – live/interview @ FUNKT-Sessions auf Radio 674FM (stream weltweit auf

03.11.23 – live bei einem Festival im Ruhrgebiet. Details folgen

17.11.23 – live mit DUNKELWELLEN (Kai Niggeman & Conni Trieder, Flöte & Electronics) beim KLANG & RAUM Festival, St. Gertrud, Köln

Compilation for Ukraine

Open Call for a Compilation for Ukraine
We are calling musicians and sound artists from all over the world. 
We are extremely concerned about the war in Ukraine and the aggression of Putin’s army.
We are trying to do our small part by raising money and raising awareness for the humanitarian disaster that is happening in Europe right now. 
We are looking for artists from all around the world in the genres of electronic music, experimental, ambient, industrial, Techno and related styles for a compilation. We would like to make this as broad as possible, so if in doubt, please submit your tracks.
We encourage everyone from everywhere to submit. The global south, minorities, female artists, LGBTIQ*-artists, yes, we encourage Russian artists to speak up, All of you are invited to submit a track.
All proceeds from the sale of this compilation will be split evenly between the charities Vostok SOS [1] and the Ukrainian Red Cross. [2]
This call was initiated by the musicians from Snowbeasts (Elizabeth Virosa and Robert Galbraith from Providence, USA} and Kai Niggemann (Köln, Germany). Please spread the word all around the world. We’d love this project to be as international and broad as possible.
The album will be a digital release on Component Recordings [3] (Providence, USA) as a digital release. Due to urgency and need, we request that tracks arrive by March 10, 2022. Exclusive tracks are preferred but not required.
Please submit your tracks via file transfer (NO ATTACHMENTS!!) to:
File format: uncompressed WAV/AIF only
Deadline: March 10. 2022
Maximum Track length: 10 min

Blippoo Box & JPTR Antiwave

Chris von JPTR FX lobte sein neues Pedal “Antiwave” so sehr, dass ich neugierig wurde, was es ist. Er hat mir eins zur Ansicht (zur Anhöre) geschickt. Zusammen mit der Blippoo Box von Rob Hordijk entsteht ein witziges Duo: die Blippoo hat einen Licht-sensor, der Antiwave eine extra-obnoxious-bright LED.  Aber seht selbst, auch wenn es weniger um die Musik als Endergebnis, sondern um die Entdeckung der Möglichkeiten geht:

Danke an Chris von

Buchla 200e Trautonium

Oskar Sala and his Mixturtrautonium fascinate me endlessly. If you don’t know what that is, please check it out on Wikipedia and listen to some performances on youtube.

I am trying to recreate the sound of the Trautonium, using different methods. This is a version I created using a Buchla 200e modularsynth.

The sound is created by the sawtooth wave of the 259e’s modulation oscillator. it goes into the 292e lowpass gate then into the 291e triple bandpass filter, from there the signal is split into the frequency shifter section of the 285e and the mixer (227e). There I mix the frequency shifted signal with the original for a sort of subharmonic feeling (an essential part of the sound design of the original Mixturtrautonium).

Everything is controlled by the Doepfer ribbon controller with the stand alone box, from there I run CV 1 (the horizontal value) to pitch of the oscillator and CV2 (pressure) to the “velocity” input of the 292e. (I haven’t been able to get the gate to work, since the Doepfer sends only 5V, but the Buchla needs 10-15V for a gate/trigger signal).

The video is a “proof of concept” more than anything. When I progress with the patch I intend to post better videos.