Wackel Kontakt

Broken Cable & Bad Contact Emulator


Broken cables and bad contacts are a really vintage thing! Which means sometimes you really want them. Sometimes you really need them! And yes! You can really love them!

The lovely vintage crackling

This is why we carefully designed this 1HP broken contact emulator in the form of 2 x 4way multiple!

Wackel Kontakt is not only a random type of generator to break your patches; it is also very useful as a CABLE HANGER or as a 1HP blank panel. And most of all… it is the ONE module you would love to talk about with your friends!

  • handmade locally by Bastl Instruments in Brno, Czech Republic

How to calibrate Wackel Kontakt

  • the module cannot be mounted in the rack for successful calibration
  • please don’t use it uncalibrated
  • take a broken patch cable (also works with functioning one, but still…)
  • push it thru the connector hole you want to calibrate
  • keep moving the cable inside the hole to all sides
  • keep putting it in and out until you get the feeling and broken-ness you desire
  • repeat that process with all connector holes of the module

note: each hole can and should be broken differently – but we leave that part of the process to your personal taste