For my YouTube series FREAK OUT YOUR SYNTH COMPACT I have tested the new VST Plug-In #STREICHFETT from #WALDORF. This Plug-In is an emulation of the 2016 released hardware expander with identical name.
Klick on the video to watch it and please subscribe to my channel.
I thought it would be enough for this year, but now another hero of my beloved Berlin electronic music school has passed away.Manuel Göttsching died on December 4, 2022.
In 2020 Manuel gave me his time for a 5-hour interview about his life for my book “Distant Goals”.That was the last time we met in person.I’m still happy and proud that in December 2020 I celebrated with the memorial plaque for the Electronic Beat Studio, the place in Berlin where it all began, “Thank you for your unique and cosmic music that has lit up my life so many times”,could say.
Check out my latest video about the fantastic STRING MACHINE from EastWest/Soundsonline. Beside the presentation of this plug-in, I also talk about the licensing modells from #EastWest – for example the #Composercloud+ subscriction and the #OPUS engine, which is mandatory to play with this virtual instrument. You can find the video in my FREAK OUT YOUR SYNTH COMPACT playlist. Check also out my other videos, like them and subscribe to my channel.
Bernd Kistenmacher präsentiert auf seinem YouTube Kanal FREAK OUT YOUR SYNTH unter dem Titel “G.A.S. ALARM” (G.A.S. steht für Gear Acquisition Syndrome) eine neue Reihe von Videos, in denen Sammler von Synthesizern und ihre Kollektionen vorgestellt werden. Sie zeigen ihre Schätze und sprechen über ihre Passion.
Die Serie beginnt mit einem Portrait des in Südtirol lebenden Italieners Sven Miracolo.
Während der letzten Superbooth in Berlin hat die Musikplattform AMAZONA.DE ein Interview mit Bernd Kistenmacher gemacht, dass auch YouTube veröffentlicht worden ist. Das Interview führten Kathrin Kapser und Peter Grandl.
This is a hard year for the world of electronic music. After the death of Klaus Schulze, Vangelis and Andrew Fletcher now one of the most influential pioneers and inventors of synthesizers and other electronic music equipment has passed away. Just 2 weeks ago he attended to the Berlin Superbooth event to present his latest cooperation with Tom Oberheim, the Oberheim OB-X8 syntheiszer. He was in best mood and nobody who had seen him thee would have expected this terrible news.
I remember in his last synthesizer coup, which he had done for his own company SEQUENTIAL in 2021, the PROPHET-10 rev 4, which has been named the best synthesizer of 2021. I had composed a piece of music only on this fantastic synthesizer.
The dervish has gone. Only a few weeks after Klaus Schulze passed away, my second musical hero Vangelis has died at the age of 79. I will really need time to understand that the most influental persons in my life are no longer here.
I discovered Vangelis at the age of 11 years, when “Aegian Sea” from Aphrodite’s Child was played by a broadcast station in Berlin. Only a little bit time later he began with “Earth” his unbelievable world career. To me Vangelis was a true composer and maybe the best composer I was alowed to listen to and to discover. He was able to express or better to tell a “story” within three minutes, when others needed for the same 30 or more minutes. He was a dervish on all of his instruments and it was allways pure joy to listen to him and to see him playing.