Sunday, May 15, 2022

A brief look back at SUPERBOOTH22 & SOOPERgrail

“What a ride! A BIG Thank You to everyone who came to SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail – all the exciting exhibitors, wonderful artists, guests, friends and family! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.”

The verdict by the official Superbooth Instagram channel

SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail are over for this year. The 20th anniversary edition headed even more into the direction of being a music festival where you can explore all the tools, instruments and effects that are used to make the music that you hear just a few meters away on one of the several stages that could be found all over the event.

The Superbooth events seem to be the perfect examples of how products for creative people should be presented. As a trade show, Superbooth helps bring the showcased instruments closer to potential users and lays the foundation for things to develop further. As a social event Superbooth is a place to build and maintain friendships with people that you wouldn’t meet in your daily life, it brings people from different backgrounds together to share visions and develop new ideas.

The stage program stood for all that, it was characterized by an enormous variety of musical explorations, from early electronic instruments like the Trautonium and Hainbachs presentation of how electronic music was made by artists like Stockhausen in the 1960’s, to experimental modular synthesizer and guitar shows that try to push boundaries, superb live techno, children with their first ever stage experience together with the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble, an unexpected appearance of Richie Hawtin, playing open-air on the last day. The event truely celebrated the variety of musical visions, ideas, concepts and approaches.

The different areas of the anniversary edition all had their own atmosphere, but were always meandering between music festival, nerd meetup and a youth group trip with your friends.

Another event by HerrSchneider that will leave many people with long-lasting memories of community, friendship, and last but not least, lots of musical inspiration.

Oh and…yeah new synths and so. We’ll leave this topic to others for now. Why don’t you check out Bobeats video of his personal highlights of the show. And have a look at Sonicstate who – as always – have covered lots of exhibitors and their inventions. And surely there is more to find in the wide space of the interwebs we have seen a lot of familiar faces from the best YouTube channels for electronic musical instruments.


STROMKULT is our platform for updates and news on SCHNEIDERSLADEN and SUPERBOOTH, selected electronic musical instruments and events related to modular synthesizers, sequencers, competent drum machines, analog modular systems, midi tools, controllers, converters and related products of all kinds. You can find all kinds of events related to these topic in our EVENT CALENDAR. Also on this site you will find lots of videos from SUPERBOOTH – the world’s largest trade fair for electronic musical instruments, news about events and workshops at SCHNEIDERSLADEN.

Herr Schneider started in 1999 with SCHNEIDERSBUERO as a sales and marketing platform for the smallest manufacturers and inventors of electronic musical instruments. Products were shown online, in our showrooms and at the original SUPERBOOTH – workshops and countless reviews have been featured in magazines all over Europe.

These very special instruments and tools are now often available from specialist dealers all over Europe and can be purchased directly from our webshop SCHNEIDERSLADEN worldwide.