You can make music with test equipment – Hainbach explains

Before modulars became a product, some of the first electronic synthesis experiments made use of test equipment – gear intended to make sound, but not necessarily musically. And now that approach is making a comeback. Hainbach, the Berlin-based experimental artist, has been helping this time-tested approach to sound reach new audiences. I actually have never […]

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