Author: HerrSchneider

STROMKULT is our platform to release updates and latest news on selected hardware synthesizers, sequencers, competent drummachines, analogue modular systems, Midi tools, controllers, converters and related stuff of any kind. For supersmall manufacturers and inventors of such electronic musical instruments SCHNEIDERSBUERO has been founded back in 1999 as distribution and a common marketing platform. Products has been shown online, in our showrooms and on the'SUPERBOOTH', we made workshops and uncounted reviews has been managed in magazines all over europe. Now these very special instruments and tools quite often can be bought from resellers over europe, all of them directly from our webshop SCHNEIDERSLADEN worldwide.

Live – end of March ..

03112014784On SUPERBOOTH16 we now edited some first detailed informations about upcoming 54 concert presentations, roundabout 30 (real) concerts apart from 100 exhibitors presenting their latest stuff, 10 Workshops at least and six VIP Talks in the evenings with SchneidersFreunde:

Please find some first detail pages about Yapacc, Brothers Teichmann, Noroeste from France, Nnoiz Papp, Wolfgang Seidel, Frank Bretschneider and the well but unknown TB Arthur online now and please .. spread the news.

There is still so much more to come, please feed us with further informations, text updates and pictures, and .. better buy your tickets now.

NAMM 16 WAS MODULAR!

ModularNAMM show 2016 is over. It was completely blown by the modular virus. After the guitar FX scenery. now also the bathroom pros has been infected (see pic) – so the crazy sounds from there will find  their way into the rest of the world?

Perhaps some far east companies will be the first ones working on a proper fart module soon (I personally expected Eric Barbour or Ken Macbeth to do such, but.. ).

China_punk_NowSonic State has shown the chinese connection to punk music on this wonderful picture, it just took them 30 years to copy punk now, but I am sure they will be some faster with the weird sounds of nowadays?

.. read more news here .. Happy Eastern, CU@SB16. as

Its like this, NAMM u now:

Doepfer_Banner.. and also the black system of Mister Dieter Doepfer found its place on the stand #5014 with Doepfer and friends in between: Its the europeans next to WMD and friends, all the americans.. all together now. .. now .. is the time to think about the next step, friends and partners!
I am already busy with the superbooth, where we all will meet again .. after Namm, so .. be prepared and register now, if you like .. on Sunday its over! Yes, then its over! So if you cant find your companies name on this list now, you better ask your boss if he ever heard of the most crowded place in Hall 5.1 on Musikmesse over the last ten years? Yes, I think we were. And now? We dont go there anymore, but we welcome you to join us to have all the things of these days to do a bit more relaxed:
The trade show for electronic musical instruments and accessories is getting real: in Berlin. Next to the River Spree in the most beautiful House of Berlin, a lost formerly radio station with acoustically some of the best rooms all over europe, the Funkhaus.

so .. join SUPERBOOTH16 now.

Find us on NAMM..

Source_of_Eurorackunder this banner .. 🙂

On NAMM16 we show the Doepfer presentation and many other european brands making EUROrack modulars and other stuff.
Our stand # 5014 is also the meeting point for people of the SUPERBOOTH, Schneidersladen and the ALEX4 distribution company. Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is with us and (the american) Dr. Lippold Haken: he declared his german roots to be accepted as a foreigner with us. But as you probably know, the germans are quite friendly with foreigners so, visit us, youre welcome.

NAMM Booth 5014

sunny_californiaWe will be on NAMM16 again in sunny california to meet up with manufacturers, partners and friends now. For all questions and topics regarding the upcoming SUPERBOOTH Sebastian Baumann will be there, 
Jan Mueller
and Rene Margraff are with you for ALEX4 Distribution and finally..
Paul Schulz and Carlo Krug will represent good old SchneidersLaden from Berlin. Please feel free to find us on Booth # 5014  booked as SchneidersBuero (next to Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim) to say hello at least. Watch out for the big Doepfer Banner to find us easier and have a good time.

Happy 2016

Dear Partners, Clients and Friends,

I would like to wish you all a good start into the new year, health, lucky times, love and a bit more peace  for the world. I am looking forward to meet you all on our “SUPERBOOTH16” end of march, where we can hopefully form this a bit more into details. SchneidersLaden is presenting the show with adding discussions, some workshops and some wonderful artists, the program can be released end of this month probably.

On the upcoming NAMM there will be Jan Mueller and Rene Margraff from ALEX4 presenting Doepfer and more from europe – right next to Roger Linn and TomOberheim. If you want to talk about the SUPERBOOTH you can find  Sebastian Baumann around there, for SchneidersLaden my old friends Paul Schulz and Carlo Krug will come over, too.
So please have a good start, enjoy the long weekend and the calm before the storm (?). With warm regards from somehwere north of Berlin,

Andreas Schneider, Jan, 1st 2016

Amazona weiss Bescheid

Zum SUPERBOOTH gibt es jetzt einen kompetenten deutschen Bericht auf Amazona, zu dem “derJim” als alter Kenner der Materie “HerrSchneider” ordentlich ausgefragt hat und sich auch vor Ort nochmal alle Visionen hat erklären lassen. Zunächst nur in deutsch, aber vielleicht kann sich da mal jemand auch um ein spanisches Update kümmern? Danke Vielmals schon im Voraus.

Mannheim – Home of pop:

pop_akademie_workshop_normalOur dear product specialist Patrick Detampel is currently making workshops in Mannheim at the Pop Akademie, where indeed a lot of the german pop music artists did learn a lot already. The pop Akademie was celebrating the “electronic music day“!

Tom Oberheim Picture

Tom Oberheim GarageThis picture has NOT been made by Jörg Stachoviak in Toms Garage in march 2014 as we found out now (11/2015): Sorry, it was shot by Tony Karavidas – a member of the Team around Dave Smith btw – who gave us the friendly permission to let it online, here – thank you!

It is Tom Oberheim working on his famous TWOVOICE keyboard synth – as it seems he is still busy with that. We are waiting for many more units to come in patience!

To get an impression ..

Showroom_SpiegelsalonHave a look into our current showroom situation in the Spiegelsalon  now and see this video to perhaps visit us again before we will move away before the end of this year, its great and you are welcome.

Restocked or new..

BACK IN STOCK at Ye Olde Synthesizer Shoppe alias SchneidersLaden this week are: The Acidlab Miami and the nice 12Bit delay OTO Bim from France.

For you modular freaks we have:

FRESH AND NEW in our shelves is the small, yet handy Make Noise LxD filter. Owners of the fancy Birdkids Bateleur VCO can enhance their baby with an expander.

Scan & Pan by Verbos

Scan & PanVerbos is now shipping their Scan& Pan module with tricky possibilities for your output VCA works in combination with tricky panorama possibilities. If there is nothing online about it yet, please find a preview movie from Musikmesse over here and still feel free to order from Berlin, we will have them these days and they are about to go online asap.

Doepfer in Hungary

LaserOur friend Bernhard Rasinger – alias BR-Laser – made it to the Budapest Music Expo last weekend to help promoting the idea of modular synthesis to the public in Hungary. He performed the big Doepfer modular synth case for visuals and sound at the same time and formed new dimensions with the possible heart of the A-124 Wasp-Filter, see yourselves over here in a little movie.

Promotions & Workshops

20150924_182836Camillo Ocampo made another constructive workshop teaching basic modulars on Analogue Systems and Doepfers mixed eurorack systems last week at SchneidersLaden.

Dates and happenings like this are quite en vogue at the time worldwide, so .. as a rep for the Doepfer Distribution Patrick Detampel is currently in Barcelona on the modular day showing the AJH synth, Doepfer and Vermona modulars in general.

Next week you could meet him in Budapest, Hungary on the Budapest Music Expo (Oct., 2nd til 4th) with a big Doepfer System, his Verbos Case and many more stuff around. On that event you will also be able to see the RS8000 by Analogue Systems combined with a french connection.

For the american friends of EUROrack Patrick D. will be on machines in music in NYC/Brooklyn (Oct., 17th-18th) to show his Subharmonic Groovebox by Doepfer together with the E-RM Multiclock, AJH, Vermona and the Endorphin.es.  So far for now?

SUPERBOOTH16 ..

t_000000 Haus B und Bruecke.. released the first version of a website introducing the messe of musik in berlin next year. Check the plan, let me know who is still missing and save the date.

SUPERBOOTH16 at the Funkhaus Berlin
March, 31st til April, 2nd 2016

Have you seen this?

Mark_Verbos_Tresor_BerlinIf you have seen this guy down in the Tresor last saturday in the morning at 5am playing live music on his modular (and some other tools), you are probably the ones asking yourselves:
Where can I buy such to make all my friends dance around on such weird noise and great music, too?

NOW you can get the case here and fill it up with whatever you like from Verbos electronics and others. Also some of the 1U modules by Vermona are available from stock now, so .. there is no excuse to start.

2BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER

1439482871292570_Cbase_open_moonBerlin based C-Base.org is an association and “the motherhood of hackspaces“copied worldwide in between – as declared in this feature. With their twentiest birthday (20 years!) there is an interview with an early member called macro online now explaining the whole story (in german) with a lot of nice pictures from history and some nice rooms that you normally dont see. Read more about it here, if you like.

superbooth3

The first product presentation I once made as SchneidersBuero about 15 years ago was introducing the SUNSYN by JoMoX and other products with a very early livestream and concerts by TokTok and others from that C-Base still in the Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin those days. Their faboulus GATE – see it on the pics – has also been decorating our very first Superbooth Frankfurt in 2002 (see pic2).

SCOTSMANS KEYBOARDSYNTH

kenele_siteThe Macbeth ELEMENTS seems to be shipping soon. Ken Macbeth called this weekend saying that all keyboard circuitries have been tested well and all works fine so far. His personal hope is to send a first bunch of 10 to 30 complete units wtihin August (2015) towards the european and american waiting lists in half and half to get it started.

ALPENTECHNO NOW ?

HerrSchneider_MusiktirolIf you really want to quit playing technical tools to go for classical alpin mechanical musical instruments you can follow me and visit Musik Tirol. I am sure Christoph will find a solution for you too.

 

GriechenlandBlumen, Wasser, Sonne, Sicht,
reicht das nicht?

Schöne Ferien allerseits.

What are we doing here?

Looking back to the work of Conrad Schnitzler from nowadays perspective you see that electronic music could have been more than just entertainment, are we still busy in that? Are you?
Please have a minute for an earlier client of us borrowing synths like the Cwejman S1 like Macbeths M5 or the still prominent Sherman filterbank to record the noises they did, never reading a manual nor understanding the range of technical possibilities. His biggest work for me was the fact that he never signed any kind of a contract during all his life. So he did not have a bank account nor rented a flat legally, .. in highest respect Conrad Schnitzler was something like a superpunk (?)!
Please see a tv report on him from tv history here. .. (..thanks Wolfgang)

Alles da wo es hingehört!

Alles da wo es hingehört  .. man beachte die ungenutzten Werkzeuge unter dem Tisch! All is there we it belongs to be? Bongs to be? Honks to see?

More of such nice pictures you can find on the blog of this years Studio Stekker.

HAve a good summertime.

Abkoche der Woche..

Krake2015-quadrat5SMALL-500x500-300x300.. this weeks most crowded techno cooking will be probably the Krake Festival at Berghain Kantine and around Revaler Strasse powered by music board berlin and software sequencers both missing some good knobs in their dongles .. still a good tip for going out to party; who cares. Here is the program and here is a video introducing their ideas …”

No promo on Vimeo ..

dann-thomas-berlin Directly after Musikmesse in April we had some nice visitors from the US like Dan Green alias 4MS (picture), Tony Rolando alias make noise, Mark Verbos and Peter Kirn from Canada with his Meeblip synth. SchneidersBuero made a happening in their Spiegelsalon with some workshops, live music and some drinks. First Videos are online now, the others will follow next week.

Getting started now!

NVpw5fZ6PvMa0kI6LJaV5jKfL6xeY_hjR8i702b942MOn Friday this week (June, 19th) we will have
a workshop
for people interested in modular
synthesis – and especially beginners that are
on the verge of taking the plunge into
the “modular world”.

With the aid of the Doepfer eurorack starter system our product specialist Thomas K. will demonstrate basic patching ideas and going from there we will try to patch up the whole showroom into one jam session snazzystand.
The goal is not to present music theory but for you to experience the fun of successfully programming a modular synthesizer and to connect to other people.  The workshop will start at 6pm. Please send an email to tc@schneidersladen.de as the workshop is limited to 10 people, thank you.

19. June 2015, 6pm @ SchneidersLaden,
Am Kotti überm Kaisers, Berlin.

Party King Hans is gone

VoodoopartyThe german king of easy listening James Last alias Hans (from Bremen) passed away in the age of 86 in Florida now. His most famous Vinyl (for me) called voodoo party is one of the favourites of my kids to dance around  nowadays. So the double base players are one less now.. MisterSchneider .. start your rehearsals again!

Closed on Wednesdays?

ALEX4 Distribution GmbHAfter SchneidersLaden is usually closed on Wednesday afternoons, now SchneidersBuero
is open to public around the corner that day.
There is no sales but you are welcome to play on the modular Carussell, give us your questions and expand your horizont at least in eurorack questions or other ideas.

Spiegelsalon * Ritterstr. 3 * 10969 Berlin * 2pm til 6pm * just wednesday

Analogue Systems?

Bob-WilliamsAccording to Mr. Bob Williams originally idea, his brand and product line – the integrator modular system a.k.a. analogue systems – will be sold in ready to go casings and wooden cabints again. They will come – just completely mounted up the way you want them – with a full five years warranty from now on.

After having had too much trouble from circuitries damaged with wrong or misused connector cabels, with (others) power supplies that did not serve enough ampere for some of the high class functionalities, or selfmade casings, where the modules has been returned once they did not fit, taking this excellent products out of the mixed systems is indeed a bad decision for the idea of the common eurorack, but a good one for the position of analogue systems.

aorsThe integrator system can be configurated on a comfortable modular planner and should be coming from the production to your retail store within a month now. For any kind of questions please get back to your modular stores over europe.

Picking Pot at Kottbusser tor

Probably being too nervous (?) already looking forward to the first crop for a while (?) finally the Berlin Police decided to collect the little hanf plants from the middle of the kottbusser Tor today. Even after the plants was still very small they probably could have had a nice evening with officially roundabout 700 of them. Read their own press release on this here:

20150511_112708_polizeiarbeitPolizeibeamte in Kreuberg betätigten sich heute zwischenzeitlich als Gärtner. Ein Mitarbeiter der BSR hatte gegen 10.15 Uhr die Polizei zum U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor gerufen, nachdem er bei Reinigungsarbeiten zahlreiche kleine Pflänzchen entdeckt hatte, die ihm verdächtig vorkamen. Die alarmierten Ermittler bestätigten seinen Verdacht – es handelte sich um rund 700 kleine Cannabis Pflänzchen, die auf den Grünflächen am Kottbusser Tor wuchsen. Die Beamten entfernten die Pflanzen und stellten sie sicher. Die Kriminalpolizei ermittelt nun wegen des unerlaubten Anbaus von Betäubungsmitteln.

Special edition Shared System

The shared system shared_horizontalby Make Noise has been seen in our showroom for a few days, now .. but – we are very sorry – one of the clients forced us to sell it. So now, waiting list, .. tbc.. but ..

The real one .. the shared system gold .. a special edition with an extra erbe verb with all front plates in gold on black only is available from stock as long as stock lasts .. now.
To check this, please ask at the front desk, once you are in the Laden or make an appointment.

 

Back to Berlin, now ..

IMG_3281-480x640Musikmesse Frankfurt is done. SchneidersBuero made it a good experience this year: it was the biggest booth for our stuff we have ever seen with 42 brands and 65 exhibitors on the stand, we drank six bottles of Absynth with some more  club mate and sparkling wine at least.
We had uncounted conversations and made also uncounted videos for the web on never seen before portals as well as experienced pro-channels from all over the world. Search the web or just enjoy your life and give us an email if you have any questions. We are a bit more lazy these days than normally, but still fine.

EINN HAMMER HAMWA.

New_Make_Noise_System_s.. Its just one, we are sorry, but at least ..  we received a shared system (black with CV bus) by Make Noise at Schneidersladen, probably make noise themselves will present it on their stand at  Musikmesse next week.

If you can make it to visit Frankfurt in Western Germany at least for a day next week we would strongly recommend indeed doing this. There will be more than fourty brands and makers in person introducing their eurorack modular solutions and more on the stand of SchneidersBuero only. See you? See you.

new Verbos modulars ..

MULTI-ENVELOPE CLOSE UPTowards Musikmesse Verbos is shipping .. finally more Harmonic Oscillators together with their latest release – the Multi Envelope. It could happen that the shipment is forwarded to end customers not before April 19th because of Messe Actitivities.

B.t.w. Marc Verbos will be in Berlin afterwards to introduce his proudcts at the Spiegelsalon together with Dan Greene alias 4MS and Tony Rolando alias Make Noise at least (on 23rd).

Osaka and Berlin News ..

driftbox_6In time for the upcoming Musikmesse uncounted manufacturers are now releaseing their new products and innovations. Starting with the limited series of the REON driftbox from Osaka -here and there misunderstood as a simple dronebox – .. especially in the eurorack range there will be plenty of news very soon. The so far hottest thing from my point of view is the 4VOX by Flame from Berlin being presented mid April together with nearly 40 other brands and manufacturers on the booth of SchneidersBuero in Frankfurt, Germany.

ABOUT STROMKULT


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.