After taking a 7 or 8 year break from music production, I started researching synths to get back
in the game about 5 or 6 years ago. To give you a brief timeline, I first started messing about
with Cakewalk for MS-DOS back in 1989.
My partner and I used that for a bit, and then graduated to Cubase in the early 90s,
which we also used on a PC.
Flash forward 10 years, and I was checking out electronic music magazines while planning
my newest foray into music production (I was scoring a film at the time.)
I saw a copy of Future Music and on the cover I saw this beautiful synth here:
Which I later discovered was made by this guy:
It turns out that Axel Hartmann's day job is designing beautiful synthesizers for
companies like Moog
but his real passion is making his own synths, like this one here:
I was never able to get a Neuron, though, since they were a bit too expensive too produce
and never quite made it to market.
Now that I'm a proud owner of an Arturia Origin, however, I can enjoy a beautiful piece
of Hartmann's work each and every day. Let's face it. A good looking synth can be an inspiring
thing, and Axel Hartmann makes some incredible looking synths.