Author: Timm

SynthFest UK, Sheffield

SynthFest UK took place in Sheffield on the 7th of October 2017. It is located on the campus of Sheffield University, in the Octagon Centre. The exhibition took place in a large function room and a smaller conference room in the basement. Another room was used for concerts, another one for lectures. Despite the fact that this event was at a University, there were not many young people. The audience consisted mainly of people who have been dealing with the subject synthesizer for quite a while. At first the atmosphere at SynthFest UK reminded us of Knobcon, where we...

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DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. October 12th/ 6PM

Hello modular newbies! October 12th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden showroom. Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. And also meet likeminded people! Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques, the workings of our showroom, as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the ever evolving Eurocrack scene. Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (use the door at REWE...

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SchneidersLaden Showroom: For Sale Rack // 20% or 50%

The attentive visitor to our showroom will not have missed it: There are two racks with reduced modules, one with 20% discount, the other with 50%! Single items, demo devices, returns etc. For you this is a nice way to save a few Euros! BUT: The modules are only available in the SchneidersLaden Showroom! No exceptions. So, come by and pick out a module, test it extensively and take it home with you. It’s that simple. >>> Here is a non-binding overview of what is currently on sale: >>>For Sale Rack<<<...

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MIXERS: Arrel, Doepfer, Endorphin.es, Frap Tools …

In eurorack it is often overlooked that you can go way beyond simply mixing audio signals, but with the right mixer you can do so much more. Nowadays there is a huge variety of mixing solutions available. The range of mixer products for eurorack goes from simple some-input-one-output solutions, to mixers with stereo channels and Aux-send/return, to mixers with built in effects, CV-control of amplitude pannnig … and so on. It is therefore important to think about what you really want from a mixer. Even if you only need to mix two or three different waveforms there are plenty...

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Knobcon number six

Knobcon is a special synthesizer convention now in its sixth year with performances, workshops and vendors. It is a really interesting place for experimental sounds and the tools to create it. Not being in the middle of Chicago, Ill., but a bit outside the city gives you a distraction free focus on the event. This is true heaven for synth nerds and sound designers, a place to talk about technical details and your latest sonic explorations for hours with likeminded people. As in the past years the guests could get their hands on a fair amount of equipment that...

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