„Remember The Keys“ | Vintage Instruments @ Abbey Road Institute Frankfurt

Abbey Road Institute Frankfurt invites fans of historical keyboards and synths to talk shop under the motto “See – Hear – Play – Experience: Classics from the World of Electronic Keyboard Instruments”, on Sunday, October 7, 2018. With the help of keyboarders and collectors, we rounded up treasures from the world of electronic keyboard instruments for this extraordinary event.

Exchange of experiences and knowledge among keyboard enthusiasts

From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. we offer you the rare opportunity to admire, hear, play and talk about legendary instruments in the studios of the Abbey Road Institute Frankfurt at Hanauer Landstraße 172. Here, enthusiasts can talk shop in peace, get to know each other and do some networking.

Analogue, digital, monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers, organs, electric pianos and more

In topic-oriented areas, there are analogue, digital, monophonic and polyphonic synthesizers, organs, electric pianos and keyboard instruments that do not fit in any drawer.

Exhibited and audible will be Moog Taurus, Minimoog Model D, Memorymoog, EMS Synthi AKS, Yamaha CS30, Yamaha DX7, Yamaha TX816, Solina Strings Mark 1, Fender Rhodes, ARP Odyssey, Prophet 5, Oberheim Matrix 12, Roland Jupiter 4, Roland Jupiter 8, Hammond B3, Farfisa Compact Duo, OSCar, Philips Philicorda, Hohner Symphonic 30 and other classics.

Jan Hennig

Lecture “Fundamentals of Westcoast Synthesis” by Kabuki

In addition, Jan Hennig (better known under his stage name Kabuki), lecturer in sound synthesis at the Abbey Road Institute in Frankfurt, is giving a lecture on the topic “Fundamentals of Westcoast Synthesis”.

Here is a brief description of the content: The Minimoog and the associated principle of subtractive synthesis is a term for just about any synthesizer lover. But what about the Music Easel or Westcoast synthesis? Using Eurorack modules made by Make Noise, Jan Hennig explains the basic concepts of this synthesis schooling.

Sign up for “Remember The Keys“

Attention: the number of participants is limited. Sign up via (the eventsite is in German). The fee is 15 euros.

Drinks and snacks are free.

We would like to thank Thomas Velten (Dublab Studio, Würzburg), Turgay Cevikogullari, Daniel Jung (Blue Lines Backline Rental, Frankfurt), Jan Hennig (Kabuki) and Bernd Pfeffer for the provision of their “treasures”.

Jan Hennig – Lecturer Frankfurt (Synthesis, Sampling, Remixing Tools, Ableton/Max MSP)

Kabuki celebrated his first success in the international drum ‘n’ bass scene of the 1990s. In the first years of the millennium, Kabuki released two critically acclaimed albums (Signal To Noise, 2004, and Warrior Soul, 2010) and numerous 12-inch labels such as V Recordings, Sonar Collective, and Reinforced Records.

He lived in Tokyo temporarily and worked as a composer for video game music. Finally, he returned to Frankfurt and returned to his hip-hop roots on his latest album »Meditations«.

In addition to his work as a music producer and DJ, he is also active in the sound design and preset programming areas and has already produced sample packs and presets for well-known manufacturers such as Native Instruments, Softube or Novation.


Text: Susi Schiller

(Translation: Terri Smith)