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Welcome to the eclectic music of Homeless Balloon - created to tease your brain and ease your pain.
Hometown OSLO, Norway
Genres Instrumental, Downtempo
Band Members Helge Krabye (guitars, keyboards, synthesizer, violin, ... » more
Achievements Channel-number_1 Channel-number_1 Channel-number_1 Channel-number_1 Top-10 Top-10 Top-10 » more
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Helge Krabye 4741557058
# Years Experience Performing Live: 22
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 0
Market Draw: Small session: 0-30
Venue History: None - None, NO
Similar Artists: Amethystium; Delerium
Performing Rights Society: Outside US
Discography: Hurry Slowly LP—2008; Ancient City LP—2008; Oriental Spaces LP—2008; Electronova LP—2008; Travel in Silence LP—2007; Mysterious China LP—2007


Homeless Balloon’s music is ambient chill, world fusion and acoustic performances mixed with electronic sounds. Homeless Balloon is the music project of Norwegian composer and multimedia artist Helge Krabye. His background is in sound design, and he...








Instrumental Winner, August 2016
Instrumental Winner, July 2016
World Winner, May 2014

New digital EP available by
Moog on the Dance Floor" is the second release in the special series of digital EP's that Homeless Balloon launched in the autumn of 2012. The music on this EP is inspired by electronica, dance,...



Technical Requirements

Acoustic and electric instruments:

Alembic electric bass guitar
Martin acoustic steel string guitar
Ryoji Matsuoka acoustic guitar
Ibanez acoustic steel string guitar
Fender Stratocaster (U.S. model) electric guitar
Gibson ES-175 electric jazz-guitar
Mandolin (early 1960's model)
Recorders and wooden flutes
Mouth harp (hand built in Norway)
Rhodes Mark I Stage Piano Seventy Three
Santoor (90 strings Indian instrument)
Seagull 12 string guitar
Slingerland Snare Drum (Jazz)
Electric violin

hardware synthesizers, samplers and fx boxes:

Access VIRUS analogue modeling synthesizer
Digidesign SampleCell II sampler (with TDM)
E-bow guitar fx tool
EMU Proteus 1/XR synthesizerl
Jimi Hendrix wah-wah pedal
KAT dk10 drumpad
Korg M3R sound module
Korg TR-Rack Trinity Module
Korg Wavestation SR
Korg Z-1 virtual analogue keyboard synthesizer
Kurzweil K2000R synthesizer module
MiniMoog analogue synthesizer (the original!)
MiniMoog Voyager Anniversary Edition synthesizer
Oberheim Matrix 1000 analog synthesizer module
Rockman X-100 analogue guitar fx box by Tom Scholtz
Roland D-110 synthesizer module
Roland D-50 and D-550 keyboard synthesizer
Roland JX-8P analogue keyboard synthesizer with PG-800
Roland MKS-50 analogue synthesizer with PG-500
Roland XV-3080 synthesizer with four sound cards
Yamaha CX-01 monophonic analogue synthesizer
Yamaha DX-200 Desktop Control Synthesizer
Yamaha TX-81Z Synthesizer module
Yamaha TX-816 Synthesizer module

music software:

Ableton Live 6.0 improvisation sequencer
Access Indigo soft synth (TDM for ProTools)
Amp Farm TDM Virtual guitar amplifiers
AmpliTube guitar fx simulator
Apple Logic Studio (LogicPro 8)
Arturia ARP2600 V virtual synthesizer
Digidesign ProToolsHD and LE 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
Digidesign SoftSampleCell
Digital Structure Sampler Workstation
Metasynth 4 Pro, MetaTrack and Xx (see special page!)
Korg Legacy and Digital Collection (MS-20, Wavestation, M1)
MOTU MachFIVE soft sampler
Opcode Vision and Studio Vision Pro 4.2
Orange VST Vocoder
Reason 2.5 softsynth
SampleTank2XL softsampler
SFX-Machine effect plug-in for VST and AudioUnits
SoundToys TDM collection
TC Electronic MD3 Stereo Mastering TDM-plugin
TC electronic TC-Tools Megareverb, Chorus, EQ
TC electronic SparkXL sound editor
TC electronic Spark Modular software synthesizer
Waves Platinum Bundle plug-ins
Yamaha CS80 softsynth

computers and recording equipment:

Apple MacBookPro 2,33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Apple G5 2x2,5 GHz with SuperDrive and 23" Cinema Display
Apple MacBook 2GHz Intel Core Duo with 1 Gbyte RAM
Apple G4 1 GHz 17" Powerbook (was stolen at Termini Train Station in Rome in July 2005)
(my earlier Mac models include the Macintosh SE, Macintosh cx upgraded to Macintosh ci, PowerMac G3/400, Powerbook G3, PowerMac G4/867 and PowerMac G4 MDD 2x1G (the wind tunnel model which Apple finally was a bad model and let me return, PowerMac G4 MDD 2x1,42 GHz with SuperDrive and 22" Cinema Display:)
Digidesign Mbox2Pro (my current system when using ProToolsLE 7.3 for editing and mastering in stereo)
Digidesign ProTools HD2 Accel (my previous versions of ProTools include SoundTools, ProTools, ProTools III, ProTools PCI and ProTools24|MixPlus)
Tascam DA-P1 Digital Audio Recorder (DAT)
Mackie 1402-VLZ analogue mixer
Millennia M-2b Transformerless Vacuum Tube Stereo Microphone Preamplifier
Neumann KM-84 condenser microphones (two of them in a French stereo setup)
RME Fireface 400 (my current setup when using LogicPro7.3 for composing and 5.1 surround mixing)
Røde Classic condenser microphone
Shure SM-58 dynamic microphone
Beyerdynamic MCE82 stereo microphone

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