LeBirné is a Blog


LeBirné is specialised into ‘MIDIisation’ of guitars, guitar modelling and modifying music gear.

LeBirné is basically me, Philip Sumesgutner. I was called ‘Die Birne’ (German for ‘the pear’) by all of my friends after the first energy saving light bulb by Philips – long story. Really interested? Surely not. Anyway, from this time on whenever I was building effect units or amplifiers they a carrying the name LeBirné.

I came to electronics when I was about 5 years old simply by inserting the Carrera (German version of the Scalextric slot car racing track) mini plugs directly into the wall-socket instead of the transformer. The 220 volts alternating current went straight into my brain. Since then I am in constant need for electricity.

Today I work part-time as an IT specialist and care a lot about music for the rest of my time. I love the combination of music, electronics and computing. I love the modern world.

Home of LeBirné is in 8854 Siebnen, Switzerland.

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