At SUPERBOOTH17 we were given a rare honour: Herman Gillis demonstrated his legendary Sherman Filterbank at SUPERBOOTH17. In 1996, the first prototypes of the Sherman Filterbank came out, the official website states:
“The first Filterbanks that were marketed in 1996 were hand-built, and only 40 pieces were made. These prototypes did not have MIDI. At the same time, the designer Herman Gillis also made 9 Sherman CHAOSBANKS. After a lot of people asked for more Filterbanks and Chaosbanks, Herman decided to update the prototype model of the Filterbank with MIDI and at that time, he added even more features to the box. This is how he came to the one and only MIDI Sherman Filterbank. In 1997, about 500 Sherman Filterbanks were sold, merely in the United Kingdom (London), Belgium, Japan and the Netherlands.” – today there are several versions of the Filterbank 2 available. During this Gesprächskonzert Mr Gillis plays a Sherman Dual Filterbank 2.
His latest release is an even smaller desktop version of it called the Sherman Filterbank 2 compact available from stock in shops all over europe.