moods / tunings

Sound samples & videos

Here is a smorgasbord of videos and sound recordings.
The sound samples can also be heard in the shop with the respective instruments.

A few tunings of the YubiPan:

H7 tuning, nitrated:

D minor7 tuning:

Dura tuning

Cosma tuning:

Video of the YubiPan “OM-Cosma”

Video of the YubiPan “Highwind”

A few tunings of the CaisaPan:

Caisa in C minor “Akebono” by RenĂ© Fichter


high wind

Caisa “Mi”

Our standard tunings

Below is our selection of tunings, filtered from the slew of possibilities.
Custom tunings are of course also possible!

cosmad – a bb c’ d’ e’ f’ g’ a’
D minor heptatonic scale
One of the most popular tunings on the handpan. Available in different pitches.
Slightly mystical, she draws with her
melancholic character casts a spell on everyone.
C durac – gahc` d` e` f` g`
C major diatonic
The absolute hit mood in major.
For those who want to relax in a peaceful atmosphere.
Contains a whole natural scale, very varied.
Akebono Cc – g ab c’ d’ eb’ g’ ab’ c”
C – minor pentatonic scale
The Akebono has an introverted character with a slightly melancholic style.
For everyone who wants to relax through profundity.
Akebono AA – abc’ d’ e’ f’ g’ a’
A minor heptatonic scale
Profound character, which is well suited for rhythmic playing.
high wind
c – fg bb c’ d’ eb’ f’ g’
C – minor hexatonic scale
This mood is characterized quickly and with a sigh of relief
into everyone’s ears. Slightly melancholic, yet with momentum.
Orientf – bhd’ eb’ f’ gb’ a’ b’ c”
This special atmosphere is clearly oriental.
There are many possibilities to “play” with the habits of the ear.
If you can relate to this character, you will have a lot of fun with the mood.
OM – minorc# – g# ac#’ d#’ e’ g#’ a’ c#”
C# – minor pentatonic scale
The Caisa with the annual tone (c# = 136.10Hz). The basis of this tone is the orbit of the earth around the sun.
This meditative mood is often used therapeutically as it is said to have healing properties. The character is thoughtful, slightly melancholic.
And here’s a tip: all tunings can be made in 432.1Hz!
OM – majorc# – g# a# c#’ d#’ f’ g#’ a#’ c#”
C# – major pentatonic scale
The Caisa with the annual tone (c# = 136.10Hz). The basis of this tone is the orbit of the earth around the sun.
This meditative mood is often used therapeutically as it is said to have healing properties.
The character is cheerful and sunny.
Custom / wish moodtones of your choiceWe also build everything on request, you can tell us the sounds or send a video / MP3 – we’ll build it!

– A little word about tunings –

One question you will inevitably ask yourself: What tuning will suit me? Which one will be right for me?

Of course we are happy to advise you on the way to your tuning. However, please understand that we cannot always answer this question accurately – because it is always a question of personal style and taste.
But basically you can’t do anything wrong so quickly: The sound of a handpan definitely shows its effect!
We prefer to make personal contact, e.g. by e-mail, webcam, Whatsapp, telephone or on site.
In most cases, with a few questions we would ask you, we can narrow down the tunings to just one or a few models.
Also worth mentioning: the tuning is not as complicated as it seems. With our professional experience, we have a certain perspective “in the scene”. If you don’t know much about music theory (which you don’t need as a handpan player!), it seems very difficult to keep an overview. An example: We take a tuning that sounds like it sounds and don’t change anything about its “statement”. We now give it 5 different names, change the pitch 4x, make different sound samples on this tuning and, bang, we have made 20 tunings out of one tuning, which are basically the same!

Here are a few tips for finding the tuning.

The spiritual path:
Of course, the best way is to listen to a tuning through a sound sample.
It should be noted: Every tuning creates its own ‘tuning’ in the room and in your own soul.

Different tones within a certain “collection” – that is, a tuning / scale – develop a certain relationship to each other when played.
These relationships give a statement of themselves, for example asking questions, giving answers, letting longing arise, creating tension, and much more!

It gets exciting when listening to the sound samples – which tuning speaks to me, which one touches my spirit at most?
If you sense a tendency, it’s fun to listen to it, then you’ve hit the bull’s eye.
If there is no tendency or no favorite, there is another ”systematic way”

The systematic way:
In our music system there are 2 distinctive characters called ‘major’ & ‘minor’. These are so-called “tone genders”.
A tuning is therefore usually based on one of these characters and also leaves a feeling in the player or listener.

It would be very useful to find out which “tone gender” you prefer.
A tuning in “major” triggers a cheerful, peaceful, happy character.
A tuning in “minor” is wonderfully suited for deep immersion in a distant world, melancholic-reflective, mystical, beautiful-spherical.
(The adjectives one would choose will vary depending on the listener’s sensibilities).

You could ask yourself what you want to do or what kind of person you are: – am I the type who is looking for something in a good tuning or rather someone who likes to dream away in mystical sounds?
Every song in our usual musical world is usually based on one of these two genders. With handpans, however, one can say that the minor scales are generally more popular – but of course the player decides that!

For those who know which scale they prefer but can’t decide which exact tuning it should be: From here you can’t do much wrong!

As I said: If you already have a favorite tuning that is not on our list or have a specific idea of a tuning , we can of course also create it, taking into account the possibilities!

If you still have questions, feel free to ask! đŸ™‚

Best wishes and have fun choosing a tuning!

André Krause & Michael Pabst

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