Oral History Information
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Axel Hartmann was given a piano by his grandfather, which changed his life. He soon developed a true passion for music. The first organ he played was a Farfisa and by 13 years old he was playing in a band. During this time in history, technology met musical instrument innovation and the market was flooded with a host of creative products. Axel was in heaven. He began programming synthesizers and then creating his own music software, as well as working for other companies as they sought to take advantage of the incredible opportunities computerized music presented. In 2002 he attended The NAMM Show, exhibiting at the Neuron Booth, displaying his Hartmann Neuron.