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.

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

P1120954NAMM is great, everybody makes modulars and syntheiszers now, even outsiders like Waldorf, Radical technologies, Roland or Studio Electronics entered the world of eurorack, so now .. just  Moog and Buchla are a bit behind (!).

In Frankfurt (Musikmesse starts April 2015) we will know the real truth and see if the indipendent small companies will survive the attack from outer space. For now, we definitely made the race!

Carlo and Paul are running around for SchneidersLaden giving you updates on all the modulars here and on their site very soon.

on the namm again..

Marc_Shawn_Andreas_BillAfter European products are cheaper for our friends in the US now, we will join the upcoming NAMM show to let you touch and listen to the germans and their friends latest products on stand 6996 in Hall A! Dieter Doepfer will be there, Vermona, MFB, Manikin, JoMoX, Kenton, Eowave and BR-Laser from Austria having the Terminal in his case. We will be next to the stand of our american friends such as Verbos, WMD, Snazzy ,4MS, the Harvestman and many others probably brining loads of NEWS.

Join Europe: iTs CHEAP now!

The european money is cheaper than ever at least for people in the US and the UK now. Unfortunately for europeans the products from these countries are much more expensive now .. the other way round, so… a lot of our prices for modulars and others finally had to be increased now. So please accept the raise from 7% to 10% average with some very attractive modular series,
… we are sorry. New prices are online and valid now!

.. And finally: Be welcome and  join Musikmesse in Frankfurt/Germany – it will be April, 15th to 18th this year – spring time with even more new stuff for even better prices, .. perhaps!

Learning more on MOdulars

_DSC8534A Doepfer LC3 case (lowcost, 3 rackspace high)
is the most affordable way to start with a modular system in Eurorack. Now we uploaded another online workshop video introducing three ideas
to fill up the case with effective modules. Thomas K. is giving you an idea on how to start patching the starter, a rather pro and a system for drone music.

As a mixup of the “Starter” and the “Pro” from this Video, Doepfer introduced the basic system starter 1 discounted with 20 patch cables all mounted up ready to go. All systems in variations will be shown and introduced on this years NAMM-show in the USA (Hall A, Stand 6996).
And for Berlin based friends and visitors we will have another “real” Einsteiger – workshop introducing and studying the Doepfer Starter System with Thomas K. in Schneidersladen showing many more possibilties and additions . If you want to join, please send a mail and confirm your participation.
It will be on Friday – January, 23rd, 6 pm !

END OF WAITING 2 !

kenele_siteYesterday I had a call from our scottish friend Ken Macbeth to let me know, that this year all has been starting pretty good .. and .. that the first few finished ELEMENTS will be coming in right before the NAMM, now. So keep calm with spending money for other stuff, this synth could become the golden solution finally .. a better easel for your sounds?

Probably it will still need another two months until the most of your oders could have been fulfilled, but there is a good reason for hope to get it.

Verbos with a Keyboard now..

Seze Devres Photography NYC www.sdphotography.netThe Verbos Eurorack system introduced by Mark Verbos himself last year now has been expanded by a CV keyboard. The keyboard fits perfect to one row of your 84hp system and is available now in very limited numbers. It will be officially introduced on the upcoming NAMM show in two weeks.

end of Waiting!

DDR-Fotoausstellung so war´s...The end of Trust has been reached NOW: After two years of up and down, promises, payments forwards and backwards, units that has been returned for different reasons, many energy and money to learn complex possibilities to support, to fix and repair, ALEX4 now quit from europe exclusive distribution for Buchla alias Bemi.
Once you have a problem with a unit that was bought from the US, please return it to the US as usual, once you have a problem with a unit that you bought from us, we will go ahead and do our best to help you. And once you are still waiting for a Music Easel from Schneidersladen, you will be contacted and informed about the status shortly.

Merry Christmas ..

Wishing you all a merry christmas and a good time we left SchneidersLaden behind us for a few days. On Monday we will stay closed for inventory and just on Tuesday December 30st, you will have the very last chance to get this and that from us in the old year. Worst case we wish you a good start into 2015 already now and see you again January 5th the earliest once we will be open to public again. With warm regards from rainy Berlin,
HerrSchneider and Friends

Aphex Twin hats auch ..

aphex-modular-trax.. wir wollen es gerne verkaufen:
Das funktionierende Buchla 200e System aus der Demo in Schneidersladen steht zur Disposition, Module kommen eh nicht nach und der Easel stockt auch. Also: Ran an die Buletten, ausprobieren kostet noch nichts, danach wirds teuer,  Zum Preis erwarten wir akzeptable Vorschläge, Umsonst wirds leider nix!
Umsonst gabs offensichtlich mal die Tracks von Aphex Twin, die er wohl auch auf diesem Modulsystem gemacht hat, das war natürlich nicht umsonst! Aber wer weiss.
Fast umsonst gibts grad das ein oder andere Schnäppchen auf dieser Liste in Schneidersladen, weil wir zum Jahresende das sonst alles zählen müssen,  .. Zahlen statt Zählen? .. Danke für die Entlastung und Euch allen ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest.

Mungo was in Berlin ..

MungomanFrom Australia we had John Pillans alias Mungo visiting SchneidersLaden a while ago. His modules are not visible on our site because they are not available for sale from stock yet, but at least you can listen to some of them and check them out in one of the bigger demosystems we offer you to play on in our showroom.

Here is a Report by Navs Modular Lab about them and his visit in Berlin with audio demos and some more pics.

NEW Modules by Doepfer ..

Tomorrow Friday, 5th after 6pm Thomas K. will make another modular workshop at SchneidersLaden showing and introducing several smaller systems including the most prototypes of the brandnew Doepfer  A-100 modules to be released on the upcoming NAMM show in January. If you want to be informed about these updates, if you think about starting another small project with a modular system, register for a place in tomorrows workshop with a simple email to Thomas K., its free and we will have a beer, coffee or a water included.

The workshop will probably be done in time to still be able to see the gig as follows..

Cwejman Panorama

Cwejman_MX4SLong time no seen, but ..
now the VCA-2P by Cwejman came in and is available from stock (probably for a short while). If you need more Panorama settings at once, there are also some very few of the MX-4S and apart from that some others too. Just have a look or ask your competent retailer.

MY FACELOOK ..

HerrSchneider2014.. is not on facebook and a bit weird at the time … Sonic State made this interview once they was visiting berlin and I was surprised myself, what I am telling there. Its a lot about our friends making stuff and some things about personal history and .. some good sounds on the modular in the end. Thank you Edd.

Modular WORKSHOP DATE

the very next modular workshop for newbees, starters and/or interested users had to be switched to next week Friday, December, 5th, now.
We are sorry for this last minute change, those who already confirmed will be contacted, if you are interested to participate, please send a mail to Thomas K now.

Dieter Doepfer already introduced some of his new modules at Hieber Lindberg in Munich last weekend, for the workshop next Friday we will also show some of his prototypes such as the new quadrature VCO and others.

EURORACK Minimoog..

minimod_vcoThe Minimoog D is now available as an authentic eurorack replica once you combine the modules by Allan J. Hall alias AJH: 5 basic synth moduls  combined did impress Thomas K. a lot that he did put together such a system in our showroom, so get on board to have a listen once you are in Berlin.

.. GETTING STARTED ..

MKIV_2013_Schneider_4Starting your own modular system with little money, not buying too much, not missing the chance to have good fun and – most important thing – not buying stuff that becomes boring after a while (!) ..
is not that easy
.

To give you some more ideas and help on this, Thomas K., our current mastermind for modular questions and answers invites you for another workshop next Friday, December, 5th in the evening. If you would like to participate, please give us an email now. Workshop starts around six pm in the showroom Schneidersladen and will last usually for two hours plus chat ..

Studio Electronics Code4 ..

code_studio_electronicsA single Studio electronics code (4voice) is on sale now at Session Music Frankfurt: Even if there is no CS80 Filter mounted (you could have up to four different analogue hardware filter cards per voice, two ones are included) it can be read from the display (see pic). IF you want the CS80, its an option. If you can accept this and you want a Code NOW, buy it in Frankfurt!

Mellotron Sounds ..

P1120587The sounds of the Memotron – the (digital copied) original digital copy of the (original copied) mellotron – are  a collection of 100 included sounds from now on! All the remaining memotron units that will be selling new should have this. These ones are getting short anyway, a new model will follow up soon.
Join the NAMM show in Anaheim to check this out: Manikin electronic, Doepfer, Vermona, MFB, JoMoX, EOwave, and all the american modular brands will join the american Music show in January with a collective stand in Hall A. So if you can, be around from January 22nd til 25th, 2015.

 

Sequencer one ..

admseqAudio Damage now shipped their first batch of the Sequencer 1 and so I had some discussions again about a step sequencer in general. Still the MAQ 16/3 by Doepfer is available and became even more attractive pricewise because all the others become more expensive in between, but it is limited .. there is the Schrittmacher with 32 tracks, but it has no CV.. then it comes to the Sequentix, andso you search in the modules again.. you can do it here and see them all at once to compare.

SchneidersLaden is Boring..

P1120523Matthew Allum alias ALM – well known for Pamelas Workout – was visiting Schneidersladen together with his whole Family this week. The two younger ladies was not really keen to play on modulars but not even his wife was called Pamela, so Matthew: whats your masterclock?

NOT EVEN THIS..

img_2959-2Yes: I am not on facebook, and I am not on Linkedn and I am not using ableton live nor iphones, ipads or paypal, it seems like I am an ignorant oldschool arsehole, I am sorry. Please forgive me, sometimes I blog twitter.

WE ARE NOT ON FACEBOOK!

Even if it looks like it over here, nothing has changed with this: WE are not on facebook as Schneidersladen nor as anything else. If YOU made that page called Schneidersladen on Facebook, please get back to ME before somebody else will clear this up. The content does not make sense to our clients nor to us, it is mostly historical or leading to less competent points on the interne than the REAL Schneidersladen. Thank you for understanding.

Digital.Analog in Munich

Schneidersladen Berlin October 24th n 25th, Friday and Saturday on DigitalAnalog in Munich we will install the modular karoussell for a public workshop once again. So if you are around, come and play on modulars.. and say hello.

Welcome Boller Baller ..

P1120397We refreshed our installation in the entrance of Schneidersladen, so once you come up from the Kaisers Drugstore door you will first of all see the selection of different KOMA(s) next to Miami.  Once you lost the control over Miami on the right KOMA you can add a bit of the rhythm ace or let a Tanzbär perform the spring to go further:

P1120400Next to the window – that you see first once you came up over the getto stairs equipped with an unbelievable smell of urin quite often – you see the very last black Memotronthe real and original one and only Mellotron-clone (!) – from the back, and .. once youre in, a selection of desktop synthesizers to be compared with each other.

So there is no excuse anymore to NOT come in or show up just
.. because you dont use a modular, YET (?)!

Circadian Rhythms soon..

Schneidersladen BerlinTiptop Audio will release their new proper 8track step sequencer – the circadian rhytm – very soon. After we already had one of the first units presented in the Tiptopaudio workshop (just two weeks ago) we now start collecting preorders. The design of the frontplate is completely new towards a redesign of the whole tiptop audio range to follow up.

nice 4 making funkybase..

Schneidersladen BerlinKonstantin Gervis explains his personal pure tiptop audio eurorack system in this video as the optimum for making techno music live with this “core of music”. Also other manufacturers such as the scientific Doepfer and a Cwejman as the Ferrari in the eurorack are well known by Konstantin as an experienced user. He explains the CV-adsr and the ten track sequencer Z8000 and plays some music.

Koma Pedals..

komacid.. to understand the outstanding possibilities of the pedals by Koma elektronik, they now released another two videos where they perform with an acidlab miami. The interaction is explained in the subtextes to let you understand what you hear. If you want to test them just get in touch with your competent retailer over europe please, they should get it for you.

Ibiza was great ..

100_0019For some of our manufacturers we could realize a Promotion on the dancefair ibiza, a DJ convention organized by our dutch friend Norman for sunny weather as always. Unfortunately it began to rain a bit but all was put under roofs and tents in time, so .. no danger for the tools at no time.. Probably next time it will become something like the miami sound convention then, we will see. See yourselves a short video over here giving you an impression of our 2014 event.

NEXT MOVE IBIZA:

_MG_8439_0217_klOn Thursday (September, 24th)  the DJ convention Dancefair will start for the very first time on the island Ibiza. Apart from “DJ companies” like Roland, the SAE and others some more attraktive hardware units by Doepfer, Vermona, Sherman, Koma, MFB and Manikin will be shown by Philipp and Franz from Schneidersladen on behalf of SchneidersBuero, Berlin. So if you are around have some fun and make some sunny sounds with them. Enjoy.

Mysterious Movie?

Makenoise_mysterinAs a first movie from the knobcom in Chicago, we could now upload a short portrait of the latest release of make noise: the mysterion. Tony Rolando as the inventor tries hard to introduce the module with no audio connection to philipp – making this interview for Schneidersladen.

The second half is more about a new quad multiple with integrated audio preamp and a stereo output right hand, that he designed as a 1HP vertical stripe in the system here.

ARE YOU IN HAMBURG?

electronics-repairs2At Just Music in Hamburg the FIVE DAYS, a workshop series or promotion started today. At 2pm there will be an informational two hours about Doepfer, Moog, Mellotrons & more held by our new A-100 buddy Chris Miller and others. It will be held in german in the keyboards department of Just Music Hamburg HERE. So if you have no clue about modulars yet and you are around, just get there to learn how to patch.

Super workshop

Schneidersladen BerlinThe workshop with Konstantin Gervis at CentralMusic in Berlin showed us the full range of possibilities with a pure tiptop audio modular system to make electric music on “just” one modular. Not everything was shown but all was filmed, the movie has to be cut to be released  and linked from here soon.

On Ibiza during the upcoming dancefair this week Thursday and Friday the workshop will be held again and in additiona a crew of schneidersladen will show even more things next door, so .. if you can afford, get a ticket and enjoy a few days on the island in the sun.

Tiptop Audio NEWS

Schneidersladen BerlinTiptop audio was introducing here in berlin now another two prototypes of interesting new modules to be released soon. The circadian rhythm (see upper pic) will be a very complex step sequencer with 8 by 8 plus 8 multi colored buttons and more that makes it very easy to use as Konstantin Gervis could show live in a workshop at Central Music around the corner now.

Schneidersladen BerlinThe second one was an even better looking module – the quantizer, that unfortunately could not have been explained too deep nor showed as good as the sequencer because the time became short. There was so many other hot stuff by tiptop audio to be explained and performed in the workshop, but we will check the remaining details very soon.

 

Tiptop at centralmusic

tiptipworkshop_berlinThursday – September 18th – we will have the workshop with Tiptop Audio at CentralMusic, Oranienstrasse, Berlin Kreuzberg next to the club SO36, to join you can either bring your headphone and listen to the story from outodoors (standing in front of the door smoking all the time) or you send an email here  to have it eye to eye indoors! Both will be fine, youre welcome anyway ! We will start something at 7 pm.

Knobcon in Chicago..

carlo and tony rolandoThe knobcon #3 in Chicago became a major event for the world of modular nerds and makers in the US at least. To support this initiative of our friend Suit and Tie Guy and others three members of SchneidersLaden travelled to the states over the weekend now to say hello and have a good time there. If you are around say hello to Carlo, Philip and Sebastian Baumann.

 

.. and next week tiptopaudio!

tiptipworkshop_berlinOn September, 18th – Thursday next week – we have another workshop on modulars by Konstantin Gervis (ZV_K) for Tiptop Audio. With their release of Stackcables, the digital Z-DSP and finally with their row of drumsound clones they became an important brand in the eurorack system. The evening event will start at 7pm at Centralmusic and it could be crowded.

Attenuator cable ..

komaac_1After KOMA Elektronik successfully took care of the question “where do I store my patch cables?”, they now released another product to simplify the modular users´ daily business: The KOMA Attenuator Cable with one jack socket on one side, a jack plug on the other side and a slider in the middle enables the user to attenuate and adjust both CV and audio signals between modules from zero to infinity. A practical solution, not only for use with modular systems.

Macbeth Synthesizers..

kenele_siteIn a nice chat on the phone Mr. Ken Macbeth confirmed today that his next future product – the elements – is becoming more concrete soon. He released a few videos on his Video-Channel showing him playing around and having much fun with the final prototype; First shipments should happen before christmas (!!).
In his video collection I also found this long clip explaining the possibillities of a Micromac-D, but .. as an experienced keyboard player he is explaining his performance in a way that even if you dont wish to buy it – watch it to learn more about the possibilities and sounds of such an analogue synth in general, thank you Ken!

Snazzy FX on a podcast

w_dan_snazzyDanny Snazelle is one of the american eurorack inventors that showed up as Snazzy FX a few years ago already. In the beginning I did not take his brand too serious because his products was a bit too digital for my personal taste and packed as quite unhandy stompbox FX units. In between he “repacked” his products as A-100 compatible modules and added some new ones.
On NAMM he gave me a video update of his products and – probably even better to get an impression – he now made a podcast about his passion over here. The modules are mostly available now selling at Schneidersladen, too.

CETA AND TTIP ??

Große Kritik am CETA (= Handelsabkommen zwischen der EU und Kanada) betrifft das Recht für internationale Konzerne, auch Staaten wie Kanada oder Deutschland auf entgangenen Gewinn durch gesetzliche Regelungen verklagen zu können. So verlangt aufgrund ähnlicher Vereinbarungen in der EU z.B. Vattenfall (Schweden) von Deutschland 3,7 Milliarden Euro Schadensersatz für den (angebahnten) (bürgernah entschiedenen) Atomausstieg; Rekommunalisierungen von z.B. Wasserwerken zum öffentlichen Wohl werden damit undurchführbar und so weiter ..  CETA ist offensichtlich die diplomatisch eingefädelte Vorstufe vom TTIP (.. Abkommen zwischen den USA und der EU). Das Wohl der Bürger also würde kapitalen Interessen internationaler Konzerne unterliegen? Ich bin dagegen!  (gez. A.S.)

New Friends from China:

Qi_Meng_at_SLAlready a few weeks ago Meng Qi from China was  introducing his Squishable Modular Synth Workstation in Schneidersladen. Product specialists Thomas and Carlo both was quite impressed by his ideas and innovations realized in this unit. Meng Qi wa talking about finishing some first models before the end of this year, were looking forward to get one.

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.