Axel Hartmann website shows milestones in synth history

Today, Axel Hartmann would be called an influencer. Someone who has had a massive and lasting impact on the synthesizer world (and still does so). And although his name is not often found in the encyclopedias of music history, he should be listed right next to Harald Bode, Bob Moog, Alan Robert Pearlman, Tom Oberheim, Ikutaro Kakehashi, Fumio Mieda, Wolfgang Palm, Chris Huggett and other important personalities in synthesizer history. Hartmann’s influence on the design and ergonomics of electronic instruments – especially of synthesizers – remeins high since more than 30 years …

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann has launched a new website: www.axelhartmanndesign.com – taking into account his own life’s work.

The timeline in particular is a true goldmine for synthesizer enthusiast. All milestones from the glorious Hartmann design company can be found here. Who doesn’t know those grandiose instruments with that typical, timeless Hartmann touch?

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Congratulations to Axel Hartmann on his new website. And many thanks for his countless contributions to gracefully designed, clearly structured and ergonomically appealing synthesizers / electronic instruments over the past 30 years. Merci!

Axel Hartmann Design Website - Synthesizer Design

Axel Hartmann Designs - list of projects


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“Es genügt, einen Ton schön zu spielen” sagte der Komponist Arvo Pärt im Jahre 2005. Diese Aussage ist ebenso einfach wie ich auch exzellent: Es braucht kein Meer an Tönen, denn entscheidend ist der Klang. Dass so mancher Vintage-Synthesizer der 70er und 80er Jahre teils unerreicht hochwertige Klänge liefert, steht außer Frage. Doch tatsächlich leben wir “heute” in einer nahezu perfekten Zeit. Einerseits hat man – mehr oder weniger – noch Zugriff auf die Vintage Analogen, andererseits wird auch bei Neugeräten die wichtige Komponente des hochwertigen Klanges wieder zunehmend berücksichtigt. Doepfer, Cwejman, Synthesizers.com, MacBeth, Moog, GRP, Studio Electronics, COTK, John Bowen und andere Hersteller bauen hervorragende Synthesizer, die den “Klassikern” in nichts nachstehen. All diesen (alten wie neuen) “großartigen” Instrumenten ist Great Synthesizers gewidmet. _________________________________________________________ In 2005 composer Arvo Pärt said: “Playing one tone really well is enough”. In other words, it is sufficient to play one tone 'beautifully'. I agree with that. All musical efforts are focused on the sound itself. Although I studied classical music (piano and drums), it’s the electronic sound that inspires me. Synthesizers are the epitome of new sounds and exciting tonal spheres. Today, many companies produce high-quality - excellent! - synthesizers: Doepfer, Cwejman, MacBeth, Moog, GRP, Synthesizers.com, COTK, Studio Electronics, John Bowen and others. It's their products I'm really interested in ... apart from Vintage Synthesizers, which I have been collecting for 20 years. Subsequent to our former websites Bluesynths and Blogasys, Peter Mahr and I have now created GreatSynthesizers. We hope you like it.

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