Bernd Kistenmacher – Interview im Wilmersdorfer Kiez-Magazin

Das Wilmersdorfer Kiez-Magazin hat eine nette Titelstory über Bernd Kistenmacher gemacht in der er über seine Musik, seine Biografie, seine aktuellen Buchpläne und über die Gedenktafel für das Electronic Beat Studio redet. Das Magazin liegt vorzugsweise in kulturellen Einrichtungen aus.

Wilmersdorfer Kiez-Magazin – Aktuelle Ausgabe Dezember 2021

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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, 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.


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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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



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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.

Check also out the other tracks of MY STUDIO ALBUMS on YouTube.

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Thank you

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.


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Ich könnte kaum stolzer sein, aber heute ist Episode#1 meines neuen Vlogs “Freak-Out-Your-Synth” auf YouTube online gegangen. In diesem Vlog werde ich über meine Lieblingsbeschäftigungen – Synthesizer und Filme machen – berichten. Das darf man sich als Mischung aus Präsentaion, Test und einer Performance an dem jeweils präsentierten Instrument vorstellen. One-Synth-Only wird dabei das Video im Video sein. In dieser Episode präsentiere ich den PolyBrute synthesizer von Arturia. Ein echter Knaller. Am besten schaut ihr euch das sofort an und wenn ihr mehr davon sehen wollt, abonniert doch einfach  meinen YouTube Kanal. Wo geht’s lang? Hier geht’s lang

This is the first Episode of FREAK-OUT-YOUR-SYNTH, Bernd Kistenmacher’s first vlog where he is following his passions for Synthesizers and Filmmaking. Included is the new and unique series ONE-SYNTH-ONLY, where I perform on the each presented instruments. In this Episode he present the brandnew PolyBrute Synthesizer von Arturia. Its a true beast. Please watch it here and Subscribe to my channel.


Auch auf der Subsite “Tests & Stories” zu finden.

Trauer um Bernd M. Radowicz

Bernd M. Radowicz, Lüül und Bernd Kistenmacher am 04. Dezember 2020
(© M.Kistenmacher)

Wie erst jetzt bekannt wurde, ist der Mitgründer der “RockinBerlin” Website und Mit-initiator der Gedenktafel für das “Electronic Beat Studio” Bernd M. Radowicz am 27. Februar 2021 nach langer Krankheit verstorben. ich habe ihn im Januar 2020 zum ersten mal kennengelernt. Den Kontakt hatte Thomas Kessler, der Gründer des “Electronic Beat Studio” hergestellt. Nach beinahe einem Jahr, am 04. Dezember 2020, haben wir uns zum ersten mal persönlich kennengelernt. Wie für uns alle, so war es auch und vielleicht gerade für ihn ein großer Tag. Ich bin glücklich darüber, dass er das noch erleben durfte.

As just become known Bernd M. Radowicz, the co-founder of the “RockinBerlin” website and co-initiator of the memorial plaque for the “Electronic Beat Studio” passed away on february 27, 2021 after a long illness. I met him for the first time in january 2020. The contact was made by Thomas Kessler, the founder of the “Electronic Beat Studio”. For almost a year, on December 4th, 2020, we met personally for the first time. As for all of us, it was perhaps especially for him a great day. I am happy that he was able to experience that.

Bernd Kistenmacher 07. März 2021

Weiterführende Links:

RockinBerlin – Berliner RockWiki

Unveilling The Plaque – A film about the ceremony on december 02, 2020