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Horizontalpitch is a blog about music experiments, design, modular synthesizers and life without presets. It’s currently maintained by Hannes Pasqualini of Papernoise Design.


Thanks to Konstantine (also doing the Single Malt Synthesis podcast with Hainbach) and Marco (aka Call me eS) for having laid the foundation for this blog and for having contributed so many posts at the beginning

Also, thanks to Konstantine and Ryan Licata for proof reading and linguistic help.

The word “horizontalpitch” comes from “horizontal pitch”, which is the standard unit used to describe the width of eurorack modules and was derived from the Eurocard standard:

Horizontal pitch (HP) is a unit of length defined by the Eurocard printed circuit board standard used to measure the horizontal width of rack mounted electronic equipment, similar to the rack unit (U) used to measure vertical heights of rack mounted equipment. One HP is 0.2 inches (5.08 mm) wide.[1] A standard 19-inch rack is 95 HP wide. A standard 23-inch rack is 115 HP wide.

source: wikipedia

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Graphic designer, illustrator and soundmangler. He makes music as kurodama and as part of the electronic music duo kvsu. Together with his wife Elizabeth he runs Papernoise, a small design studio located in northern Italy, specialised in graphic design for the world of music.