Benj Hartwig is a Zurich based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. His music is an idiosyncratic and elegant synthesis of Avant-Pop, Left-Field Electronica and Neo-Contemporary.
First of all he's interested in sounds. Second of all he's interested in a soundpicture. Third of all he's interested in emotions. Fourth of all he likes a message, preferably meaningful message. What else could be important in live? Good fellows? Being healthy? Have a good home? Be safe?
Katharina Busch, Produced by Benj Hartwig - Year 2021
Benj Hartwig - Straight Ahead (feat. Luke L) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Dry Bones, Song by Two and the Sun - Year 2020
Benj Hartwig - Album Marionette - Year 2015
Benj Hartwig - Everything is Better - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig - A Thing, Amazing (feat. Miss C-Line) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Leap in the Dark (What Josephine Saw - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig - One Take Synthesizer Session Nr. 1 -Year 2018
Benj Hartwig - Trans Burns - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Licht aus (Chiquanne) - Year 2019
Benj Hartwig Remix - Colour 13, Song by Susurration - Year 2019
Gear and Workflow
I work with Ableton Live. I play a Dominik Meyer violin and a Fender Custom Shop 61' Precision Bass. My go to analog synth is the Sequential Circuits OB6 and I appreciate Max for Live Tools as well as Serum and Spectrasonics Sample VST's. I use Ableton, Soundtoys and Waves Plugins. All acoustics are recorded over a RME Fireface via a BAE 1073. I also use a lot of different sample libraries with sampled analog gear aswell as atmos and selfrecorded stuff. In my studio, I have the Neumann KH120 monitors.