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(german) sound designer, music producer and electronic geek from planet earth.

today, his programmed synthsizer sounds are used from artists as studios around the world.

in his own current public music projects Niels tries to explore new dimensions and worlds of sounds, timbres and music styles by pushing the boundaries and traditions from traditional analog to new digital music production technologies and workflows, synthesis forms on historical to new analog and hybride synths, instruments and production technologies until todays reproduction systems.

Niels uses keys, e-drums, pads, mics, diverse midi controllers and other "i/o adaptors" for getting his expression into music.

but still most important for him: have fun to listen.


his musical and technical history started as a young child - grown up in the former GDR as a geek in electronics, computing and natural sciences - with a strong affinity to computers, electro-tech, music and neuro-/psychoacoustics. as a multi instrumentalist he made music in different more and less known (but mostly non-commercial) bands and orchestra projects while enjoying a lot of fun with cool friends and colleagues. in 2011 he founded his new dettenbach audio project studio ((d^b)) in Göttingen, germany, where he developes synthesizer and sampler sounds for artists and music producers around the world and works mainly on experimental, new music genres for industry.


Niels is the owner and heart of the ((d^b)) dettenbach audio studio (göttingen, germany) and vice versa.


(only published and/or performed in any way)

  • "From Zero" (project space camping) (2018, Niels Dettenbach)
  • "first steps" (2014, Niels Dettenbach)
  • "Atlantis" (incompl. 1999-2000, "Atlantis"/Feeling B, Aljoscha)
  • "symphony of destruction (1997, "Kaputtniks")
  • CD/EP: "Keine Arme - keine Kekse" (1996, "James B. Sick & the Kaputtniks")
  • Song "Tulla, Tulla, Tullamore..." (1995, "Die Hoden Tosen" / "BD Club")
  • Song "Im Herbst" (1991, "Pomfortionoes")
  • Niels Dettenbach (just)
  • dettenbach audio (since 2011)
  • "Feeling B" / Aljoscha R. / "project Atlantis" (1999-2000)
  • "James B. Sick and the Kaputtniks" (1995-1998)
  • "Die Hoden Tosen" (1994-95)
  • "Pomfortionoes" (1990-93)
  • School Orchestra of Uder (1981-1989)
credits goes to:

(as far as i can recall today - just help me, if you are not here because i forget your name by the time and/or you have more names for me...)

Aljoscha (Feeling B), Max Busch (Kaputtniks), Tino Löwe / Peter (Kuno) Kühnel (artraum), Marla Glenn, "Flake", "Otze", Hager (Steinbrücken), M. Levie, the Leisegang Brothers (Keimzeit), T. Standhaft, "Trafofreunde", "Noah", "Freygang", "Berts Rache", Der Schwarze, John Key, G. Tismer, K. Bredemeier ("Der Weiße"), Toni, Norbert, C. Dunkel, "Youh", Mr. Grizzly, MC Gypsy Joker Cape Town, Mijo, Indianer, C. Dunkel, Alf, Fam. Schmerbach, the Punks from Weißenborn, "Die Punkrocker vom Milchhof", all the former east german student clubs and at least thousands more which shared their time with me in music and fun.

additionally i want to say thanks to:

Fred Welsh, Andy Farnell, Khaliq Glover, Mick Guzauski, Fab Dupont, Andrew Sheps, Luca Pretolesi, Toni Maserati, Thor Zollinger and many others for sharing some deep insights into their craft, workflows and philosophy.

a special thank goes to:

my family who gave me the time and space i needed, to my father for introducing me into drums and perc and taking me on travel with his band, orchestra, beat and big band as i as a very young child.



address: goßlerstraße 34, 37075 göttingen, germany
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