Olaf Schirm (Symboter)

News Vita
News / 3. June 2015

New song "FAREWELL"

This is a song dedicated to Edgar Froese, founding member of Tangerine Dream, who died recently. The song is multitrack sequenced a lot, instruments used are mainly Prophet 12 and NI Reactor for the pads and sequences, Korg Karma for the leads, Ableton Studio DAW for the mix and drums. The song elements refer a bit to TD, Jarre and Schulze.

News / 7. April 2015

New song "Hang"

The second song this year is now ready. "Hang".
The title refers to the instrument Hang, which is produced in small series and handicraft.
It's a kind of upside-down steeldrum to play with your fingers.


I did it about a year ago. discovered a year and am fascinated by the sound spectrum.

I was all the happier when I discovered a soundpack for Ableton with sampled sounds of the slope.

I developed a piece of about 10 minutes, which was created in Ableton Studio, with sampled slope and wind instruments,

as well as pads and sounds from Korg Karma, Prophet 12 and NI Reactor

Click here to go to the song

News / 12. February 2015

New song "EO"

Finally "finished", where of course the song would have to be mixed, but a professional has to do that, I'm not yet fit in Ableton enough to trust me. Maybe here in Berlin I find capable and willing Ableton professionals to help me.
For this song I also created a visual in After Effects.

Click here to go to the song

News / 29. January 2015

Eye contact

Some – unrecognized – older scientists have developed a theory that leads to the so-called "eye contact" with simple (but unfortunately strenuous and not entirely harmless) exercises. What is that? An experience of indescribable intensity, like 1000 likes at once!

I myself experienced the "eye contact" several times in my youth, at that time I did not know about its rarity. Here in Berlin it does not yet exist, or no longer. But I hope that this guide and an APP will help bring him back to life here – like the gene-cloning of an extinct species.

Overall, the theory is too high for me, so I try to describe the practical practice and application of the APP below:
1) First, look at your smartphone screen as always.

2) The first difficulty: Unwind your gaze from the messages, they can continue to tap or swipe calmly to feel comfortable, and direct your eyes upwards towards the battery and reception indicator. I know it's exhausting, chat again and repeat this exercise as soon as you're better off. Do this at least once an hour and gain security outside your Facebook/Messenger environment.

3) The next exercise is much more difficult: move your eyes even further up to the edge of the display, as if you see a jump in the glass or a pinched hair. Return to your familiar surroundings as soon as you feel insecurity or fear. Repeat this exercise twice a day and then – with increasing security – once an hour. Keep chatting as usual and don't go into the depths as usual, don't tell you anything about your exercise. You won't get any likes at this stage of training and this can lead to depression.

4) The third exercise is extremely difficult and you need a strong will and also courage to take this step.

ATTENTION: This exercise is not suitable for children, pregnant women, in case of illness, if you are taking medication, are alcoholic or on medication, if you are wearing reading glasses. Practice this step only in a safe environment, you may check your environment by turning on the camera of the smartphone on the RÜCK page (yes, there is and I do NOT mean the setting for selfies, that is the FRONT camera). Do not practice this step in darkness!

Download the Eye Contact APP from Google Play or the App Store to your smartphone and accept the shares. In the installed app, click Search Eye Contact. Now a friend who is also looking for eye contact and is nearby will be found on your networks or you will receive the invitation of a new friend. Accept the contact. The APP will suggest the location and time of the meeting via the "Contact Place" function, which knows the location of both participants. Accept this appointment. When the time comes, move to this meeting as usual with a constant look at your smartphone. Once you arrive at the location, check the other's presence in the chat.

Now you have to be brave: Activate the eye contact countdown in the APP, which triggers the countdown synchronously with both partners. While the countdown counter counts down to zero, a quiet click sounds, with each click you look up to the edge of the display. At countdown zero, a quiet gong and then quiet music sounds, now jump with your gaze from the display edge into the void over it and try to breathe quietly. Raise your head and look straight, like a selfie, just not quite as high and without a raised arm with a smartphone. The arm stays down.

Attention: now everything becomes three-dimensonal! At first everything is fuzzy, but after a few seconds contours gain in definition, how images that are loaded from the cloud and pixelate more and more finely. Look for the following patterns in this image, these are the eyes of your eye contact partner: (may also be similar)l_b_pro_deko_augen_2.3.2

Do you notice the feeling? It's indescribable! Surely it only takes a moment and you will immediately see back into your familiar smartphone environment. Don't worry, if the music ends and you haven't found your chat surface, raise your arm like a selfie and the smartphone will appear in front of your eyes.

You can repeat the eye contact free of charge. Use the app for another eye contact and get to know new friends with depth.

Buy "Eye Contact PRO" for intense, sparkling eye contact or the new multi-user APP for entrepreneurs "View Contact ENTERPRISE", you get as a bonus the plugins "penetrating look" and "devastating look" with training instructions.