ARP 2600 – The Return Of A Legend – FREAK OUT YOUR SYNTH

Bernd Kistenmacher 1988 on stage with his original ARP 2600 semimodular Synthesizer

This story could not be more crazy but after 33 years I could my so beloved original ARP 2600 back by an accidental find. It is one of the last synthesizers which where sold until 1980. It is the orange version with the so versatile 3620 keyboard with an extra LFO. And it is looking like a brandnew item after all this years. Why? Well this synthesizer was bought around 1980 buy a church organplayer in the city of Mühlheim in the german Ruhrgebiet. I am not sure if the organist left the community or passed away, but he definetly used this instrument just for a very few times. Then it was burried in the church organ itself and forgotten in time. Until the priestess of the church found it in summer 2021. The people there quickly understood, what treasure they had found. They offered it in the internet and I bought it 2 weeks ago. Now my buddy is back home in my studio and since I also own a Korg ARP 2600FS, the best replica of this true classic, that you can get for your money, I am able now to compare this both classics. What a battle. So please expect soon another cool episode of Freak-Out-Your-Synth on my YouTube channel and a test for Amazona.de, which I am actually writing. Great things are coming soon. I am happy and pumped about that. Until this moment comes, please watch a short video about my lastest find on YouTube.

Enjoy!

I’ll be back to you soon.

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SUPERBOOTH 2021 – Special Report in 4 Episodes

Four days of electronic superpower are over. Superbooth 2021 was THE event, we all waited for so long. After 2 1/2 years it happened again in Berlin and it was a full success. Nearly 140 companies presented their latest instruments and innpvations around the field of electronic music. And I was in the middle of that field and filmed like a whirlwind with my camera and captured everything I could get: interviews, music, the atmosphere and good mood. You can watch my impressions in four very long episodes of FREAK-OUT-YOUR-SYNTH on YouTube. Click on the videos to jump over…and take some time watching it.

You will need it 😉

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SEQUENTIAL PROPHET-10 SYNTHESIZER

 

Hello together,

I am happy to announce the third episode of my synthesizer tutorial series FREAK-OUT-YOUR-SYNTH.

In this episode I present the Prophet-10 analog synthesizer from SEQUENTIAL.  It is a beauty and a beast in one instrument. After a short introduction I present the several modules, like the oscillators or the very versatile filter module. It is like a life demonstartion. The sound was directly recorded during the film session. The video ends with a brandnew episode of ONE-SYNTH-ONLY In this video you can see the Prophet in action. I recorded a complete piece of music with this synthesizer only.

So enjoy the video now, leave your comments, like it and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Have a good time

 

Bernd

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Making-of Kaleidoscope – FERNE ZIELE featuring Korg M1 Workstation

Hi Guys,

 

a new video is online in my YouTube series MY STUDIO ALBUMS.

In part 1  I’ll speak about the making-of my third solo-album KALEIDOSCOPE, which I had composed, performed and produced in 1989. I also present the Korg M1 Workstation that I had used heavily during my recording-sessions and in my concerts. AND…I’ll speak about some nice memories from that time. The whole thing is followed by FERNE ZIELE in full album length accompanied by some rare video footage from my concert 1989 in Dresden where I had played some tracks from this album.

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Teaser for SEQUENTIAL Prophet-5 tutorial

I am actually working on the next Episode of my Freak-Out-Your-Synth tutorials. A teaser for Episode#3 is now online on YouTube:

In this video i speak a little bit about the new Prophet-5 Synthesizer from SEQUENTIAL and I present my new studio light from APUTURE, which is the LS60X. I talk also about the APUTURE MC lights and the SIDUS LINK APP, which connects and controlls all lights from APUTURE via a bluetooth network. The full EPISODE#3 from Freak-Out-Your-Synth with a new One-Synth-Only performance will follow soon.

 

Amazon Associate Links:

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SEQUENTIAL PROPHET-10 SYNTHESIZER: https://amzn.to/3g2a2Pg
SEQUENTIAL PROPHET-5 DESKTOP MODULE: https://amzn.to/3g2b9yz

ROLAND FANTOM SYNTHESIZER – FREAK-OUT-YOUR-SYNTH – ONE-SYNTH-ONLY – EPISODE#2

This is the second Episode of FREAK-OUT-YOUR-SYNTH, my vlog about my passions for Synthesizers and Filmmaking. Included is the new and unique series ONE-SYNTH-ONLY, where I perform on the each presented instruments.

ALL SOUNDS AND MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN CREATED WITH ROLAND FANTOM SYNTHESIZER.PLAYED BY BERND KISTENMACHER.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MIMEDIA, GERMANY 2021

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MIMEDIA, GERMANY 2021

Enjoy the vid

 

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Test und Workshop zum ROLAND FANTOM SYNTHESIZER

Roland Fantom Synthesizer für Amazona.de getestet

Bernd Kistenmacher hat für Amazona.de einen ausführlichen Test und Workshop zum neuesten Systemupdate 2.10, den Möglichkeiten der Roland Cloud und der  Model Expansion des Jupiter-8 Synthesizers gemacht.

Den ausführlichen Artikel könnt Ihr auf AMAZONA.de lesen.

 

Wer nur das Fazit lesen möchte, kann das auch gerne auf Test & Stories machen.