“SchneidersLaden shuts its doors…”

…Temporarily! Due to the recent rise in Covid infection numbers HerrSchneider decided to do his best to limit contacts between employees and between customers. Please read below (for the german version of this statement, please visit SchneidersBuero):

Dear customers and friends,
SchneidersLaden is closing!

Due to the increased risk of infection, we will close the counter in our Ritterstraße warehouse as of 29.11.2021 and will then no longer accept pick-ups.
Remaining shipments for pickup will be available at Kottbusser Tor for a limited time and then shipped or cancelled and credited.
Existing appointments to visit the showroom will be implemented in compliance with all security precautions; new appointments will no longer be made.
Sales will again take place exclusively through shipping or delivery services, we also urge you to use them for returns and repair services.

Some of our employees are particularly at risk due to health problems or are not vaccinated, which is why a relevant part of us will now go back to working from home. Others work in a shift system or separated in individual rooms, in order to continue to be there safely and reliably, we kindly ask for respect and understanding for this. Furthermore we are regularly reachable on weekdays by phone and directly from 12 to 18 o’clock in Berlin, in France we are also reachable locally from now on (see below), in all other cases we ask for the use of our online service and for messages or inquiries by email. In any case we are happy about every request and will try to support you competently.

Oh yes, …
SchneidersLaden will be closed on all weekends and holidays as well as on December 24 and from December 31 to January 5, 2022 for the annual inventory.
Currently we are working on an improved chat and communication system, we will extend the limited (phone) dial-in hours if necessary, workshops as interactive videos or live from our showroom are in the works, but still need planning time and practice. The leaflet 21.4 is in preparation and will probably be included in every delivery of goods from mid-December.


… and in May it’s SuperBooth and SooperGrail and spring again. We are looking forward to it. ..right after Christmas, New Year’s Eve and a rest of winter.

Please keep everyone negative and stay positive.
Thank you and best regards,

Andreas Schneider

For support in French, please call Maxime, Mon – Fri from 10am – 3pm:

+33 7 56 27 66 37

Workshop week in Heilbronn 02.-05. November

Next week Sacha and Tom will travel to Heilbronn in southern Germany to give a series of workshops explaining analogue sound generation within the project Das Klangexperiment in the city’s public library.

To take part please send an email to: bibliothek@heilbronn.de

The workshops start at 10:00h, 12:00h and 15:00h. After the workshops everyone is invited to stay and try out different sets of electronic instruments and ask further questions.

This is the Schneidersladen Backstage Tour

For the early birds amongst you, SchneidersBüro‘s first employee Penko will give two more Schneidersladen Backstage Tours on Thursday and Friday morning starting at 10:30 am at the Schneidersladen Showroom.

Penko will guide you through the history and self-perception of the Laden and Andreas Schneider as well as through the recent facilities reaching from the personal Synthmuseum of Andreas Schneider, the Altherrensalon with DADA Machines, the repair, logistics, and offices and will finally speak about the plans and perspectives of Schneiderladen.

On the way there, you will meet all the lovely people answering your questions, repairing your synths, and shipping everything to your home.

You will also have a peak in the windows of our friends and neighbors Verbos Electronics and E-RM and learn more about the synergetic energies that keep Schneidersladen, Alex4, and the Superbooth an active and central hub for everyone with an affinity for Synthesizers. And who knows what these insights will inspire you to do. Book your tour and find out.

SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour – SUPERBOOTH21

SUPERBOOTH21 starts next week! As every year, there are the many exhibitors, concerts and workshops to experience during the event, but this time also a special event in Berlin Kreuzberg: The SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour!

For the exclusive SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour HerrSchneider asked one of his first employees to lead you through the showrooms, workshop, warehouse and two neighboring production facilities of eurorack and other music hardware. So, here in the middle of Berlin Kreuzberg, not only synthesizers are sold to all over the world, but also produced and repaired. If you’re interested in how this came about and how it’s done nowadays, book a SchneidersLaden tour as part of your SUPERBOOTH21 experience.

The SchneidersLaden team will also be on site in person at SUPERBOOTH21, so the opening hours of SchneidersLaden are limited to 10 am – 1 pm. Pick-ups at Ritterstraße are possible until 4pm.

Get your ticket for the SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour and for SUPERBOOTH21 here.

SchneidersLaden Showroom opening again!

SchneidersLaden opens the showroom again. By booking an appointment you can finally visit SchneidersLaden at Kotti again. Booking an appointment not only ensures that only a few people are in the store at the same time, but also that the staff has time for your questions.  That’s the short version, for more passionate words, here is what HerrSchneider has announced:

My beloved specialty store will now reopen again for our beloved customers after this long abstinence, of course, but we still have some work to do: The habit of being “among ourselves” for more than a year has turned the showroom into a popular playroom for staff and family, where we would now like to welcome you back. At the moment we are still busy to reconnect all cables and power supplies, to combine the modules lying around into meaningful systems, to clean the counter again and to refill the coffee. At the latest from next Monday, June 21st – beginning of summer – we will be back for you:

In the showroom at the Kotti above the REWE we ask from now on for appointments, so that we have time for your questions, there we advise gladly, test, show and help with all questions about the products, here is also our workshop for returns or repairs, but we explicitly ask for prior appointment requests.

Our warehouse is located at Ritterstraße 3, where we are happy to receive reserved pick-ups every day from 2 p.m., this option is then also activated in the online store. If it should be something small spontaneously, we will also make this possible, but we can only accept payment by card there. We would like to avoid technical discussions here and unfortunately have to prevent this for the benefit of other waiting customers, we hope for your understanding. Unfortunately, we do not sell cash here either, our cash desk will remain at Kottbusser Tor until further notice. For the year 2022 we plan to merge the two locations, then everything will certainly be much easier and much more convenient, we are looking forward to it.

So, this is your way to SchneidersLaden Showroom and your pre-orders:

  • Showroom visits only by appointment via e-mail / phone
  • Pickup of pre-ordered goods on weekdays 2 to 6 pm at Ritterstr. 3, 10969 Berlin (card payment only)

SSF & BII – Triptych

SSF have teamed up with BII (Boys Noize & Baseck) to create Triptych an analog effect module consisting of two distortion circuits, a multimode filter and a BBD circuit with short delay times for flanger and Karplus Strong type effects.


The flexible routing makes this module even more versatile. The order of distortion and BBD can be swapped at the touch of a button. The filter can be switched after or before these two elements. Additionally, the filter can be cycled from low-pass to high-pass mode – even by CV and gate. For a different type of timbre, the feedback of the BBD circuit can be inverted.


SSF, Boys Noize and Baseck – that sounds like a dream team for the development of a module! And it turned out great. Triptych is – as expected – very musical, playable and extreme. Of course, it also brings with it SSF’s typically high build quality. A solid module that will spice up any of your rather boring sound sources.

The video was fun to record, because te module turns anything into a massive thing of sonic expression. Get yours here.

4ms – Ensemble Oscillator & Random*Source Haible Tau Phaser

The Ensemble Oscillator by 4ms is a unified polyphonic voice of sixteen complex oscillators that combines additive, FM, phase distortion and wavefolding synthesis techniques in new, unorthodox ways. Being polyphonic here doesn’t mean you can play all 16 oscillators directly. They share a single CV input, but you can very easily and quickly create your own scales to shape the chord the way you want it.


What really makes the Ensemble Oscillator special, however, is the sheer endless sonic possibilities offered by the Twist, Warp and Cross FM parameters. From sharp and cutting to wobbly and warm sounds, it’s just a few twists on these three parameters. Although they are very complex operations, you never feel lost and wish for a reset button – quite the opposite, the work with the Ensemble Oscillator always feels simple and encourages you to explore areas you never even thought of before.


The Eurorack version of Jürgen Haible’s legendary interpretation of the ultra rare Tau “The Pipe” Flanger from the 70s is a great analog effects unit that really breathes life into any sound. Random*Source’s 18-pole phaser produces a powerful and unique phaser sound. It likes complex signals, like pads or FM sounds, but can also be pinged very well, for special percussive sounds – some of them at the end of this video.

STG Soundlabs – a full voice in eurorack format

Some of the STG Soundlabs modules can be considered modern classics, and with some new circuitry, STG Soundlabs aka Suit and Tie Guy offers enough modules to compose unique and high-quality complete voices/systems. For this video we explored a powerful STG Soundlabs system that is very ergonomic and beautiful to look at, with its spacious design and  great choice of knobs. And how does it sound? We like it!

Here are some words about each module used in the video:

.VCO – This oscillator features a sawtooth, triangle, and sub octave square wave output, and an integrated drift generator. This VCO’s tuning system is unique in modular synthesis. There are three controls: Range, Semitone, and Detune. Range and Semitone are stepped controls on potentiometers. The Range knob allows you to select different octaves as audio oscillator or low frequency oscillator. Wide mode allows you to sweep through 5 octaves with the Detune knob. The Semitone knob is configured to step through the semitones, with twice the rotational degree for the root, fifth and octave – very handy.

The Envelope Generator is a pretty complex module with three different envelope models – a Moog 911 style ADSR, EMS style Trapezoid Generator and the unique Pyramid Blaster. It always gives you two types of envelopes at the same time on the A & B outputs, every stage is voltage controllable and so on. This is one of those modules that has a lot more to offer than you might initially expect.

STG’s Wave Folder module is a smooth and rich sounding wavefolder based on diodes. The module is extremely pleasant to use, because it is very difficult to find unpleasant settings. Throw anything at it and it will enrich the sound.

.MIX is a three-channel mixer module – parts of its circuitry come from the good old Moog CP3. Audio signals can be distorted easily and beautifully. The module is well suited for audio signals but also CVs can be mixed with it. The output attenuator is bi-polar.

Sea Devils Filter – Replica of a 3-pole diode lowpass filter from a British suitcase synthesizer. This tasty diode filter has a filter slope of 18dB and in addition to CV inputs for controlling the Cutoff frequency it also offers voltage control of the resonance.

Post Lawsuit LPF – Excellent sounding reproduction of the low pass filter known from the later models of the ARP 2600. It´s not the Moog cascade filter ARP used first but their own design. A very rich sounding VCF.

.VCA – Dual linear VCA with settable AC / DC coupling per channel. Each of both linear VCAs has one signal input, one signal output and one CV input.

.SHN – A Sample and Hold circuit and an analog noise generator with white and pink noise in one narrow module. The white noise is normalized to the control input of the S&H, this normalization can be deactivated by inserting an external sample signal into the control jack.

.BAM – This handy module contains a bipolar attenuator and an active multiple. Thanks to a normalization, both modules can be conveniently used together.

Pinged VCF Q through STG Wave Folder

It is well known that the Variable Q VCF from Serge Random*Source is one of the best filters to ping. Not only the good reputation speaks for this, but also the dedicated “ping” input of the filter and the precise 1v/oct tracking. Trigger (or similar) in, beautiful sounds out, so simple, so good. One thing remains unchanged – what comes out of the filter is inevitably a sine wave. To increase the sonic variety, it is worth looking for suitable wavefolders and the like.

Within the Serge Random*Source cosmos there is already some choice, especially the middle section of the Wave Multiplier is an excellent choice. While searching for a suitable module from another manufacturer, the Wave Folder from STG Soundlabs came to our mind. This one stands out for its excellent sound – always noble and never too aggressive. Just made for pinged filters! With a bit of modulation on filter frequency and the gain stage of the Wave Folder, you can create a wonderfully lively sound. Listen for yourself:

A look at the System80 – 860 Mk2

The 860 Mk2 is the successor of the widely respected first recreation of the Jupiter-6 filter by System80 that was named Jove. It offers the same sound and some updated functions compared to the original Jove filter, which is no longer available. The filter brings a lot to the table, is only 10hp wide and can be operated in four modes: 24 dB lowpass, 12 dB lowpass, bandpass, highpass. There are two inputs each for audio and CV and another CV input for controlling the resonance– and the build quality is excellent.

The sound and behavior of the filter is very “Roland” – it feels home in more aggressive lead sounds and the resonance is really wonderful, yet the sound loses a little power in the low-end with more resonance. This is by no means a bad thing; in fact, it can be seen as a very musical behavior – plus, the resonance really blends in nicely with the original signal. And have you heard the highpass filter setting? One of the absolute strengths of this filter!

Safety first at SchneidersLaden

On SchneidersBuero HerrSchneider posted a statement about the measures SchneidersLaden is about to take to navigate the shops employees and customers safely through the winter. Some of the measures are known from the first wave of Covid-19 in Germany in spring – the pick-up counter in the stockroom at Ritterstraße will be closed within this week. Customers are asked to order online or over the phone again.

For more complex support inquiries personal visits and auditions in the showroom at the Kottbusser Tor will stay possible (for now), but on appointment only with one of the dear team members. Customers are asked to follow some hygiene rules before playing around on all knobs and buttons in the showroom.

Buying things or pickups will not be possible at Kotti, only repairs and returns can be handled here. The phone support times will be expanded once the measures mentioned above are realized. Additionally the SchneidersLaden team is working on a digital support channel “to share and let you see, what we are showing you inside our beloved showroom.. soon.”

HerrSchneider: “Stay healthy and safe, please, don’t be frustrated and have a good time wherever you are.”

Nik Neves nominated by American Illustration

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Nik Neves visited SchneidersLaden lots of times during the past months (while it was still possible) and created a series of illustrations of the shop, the instruments and the people. His great work was acknowledged not only by HerrSchneider, who made them part of the new SchneidersLaden website, but also by American Illustration.

This organization annually honors artists around the world for outstanding work and honors them with the publication of a book of the best works of the year. One of Nik Neves’ illustrations from SchneidersLaden (above) will be part of this publication in 2020. Congratulations!

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Nik Neves (São Paulo, Brazil, 1976) works with comics and illustration for more than 17 years. He is a visual artist and traveler, did his master in Illustration at EINA (Universidade Autónoma) in Barcelona. After that studied lettering, typography and comics at the SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York and now lives between Berlin and Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Learn more about his work on the official website – here.

Check out  Nik Neves Instagram and the AI nominated work here.

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SchneidersLaden: Pick-up of your order or purchases with card payment now possible

Pick ups and purchases by card payment (without product advice) are now possible from 10 am to 6 pm at Ritterstr. 3, 10969 Berlin. (Very close to Kottbusser Tor.) Unfortunately, we cannot offer you any customer advice here.

We have rearranged our rooms in order to being able to guarantee a safe visit here. We look forward to seeing you again, but we are still working on a solution for personal consultations in our showroom at Kotti, please be patient.

We will reopen the showroom on June 2nd. – In order to protect the health of our customers and employees, access is only granted after prior arrangement by telephone or e-mail. This way we make sure that not too many people are in the shop at the same time and you get the advice you need.

Thank you and see you soon!

IO Instruments @SchneidersLaden – workshop video

Despite IO Instruments being quite new to the scene, the whole team has lots of experience in the business, some members have been working for companies like MFB and ACL for example.

IO presented their products at Superbooth 2019 and aim to bring the audio quality of the 500 series modules into eurorack.

This workshop is an introduction to the brand and their first line of modules – lots of excellent sounds in there and some inspiring design choices.


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH21

VanTa – Workshop On Video Synthesis @SchneidersLaden

Visual developer and visual artist VanTa showed us the world of video synthesis, how to generate and process video signals – among other things with the help of modules by LZX Industries.

This workshop is about the basics of modular video, the characteristics of the composite video signal and different techniques to create audio reactive visuals with eurorack modules. You can use modules especially designed to work with video signals, but there are some audio modules that can handle video signals or can modified to do so. And to learn more about VanTa visit his website vanta.xyz or Instagram account.

Here is the full workshop video:

New workshop Video: Radikal Technologies – Delta CEP A

Jörg Schaaf aka Radikal Technologies was in Berlin to present his latest synthesizer designs like the Delta Cep A. He is responsible for some modern classic synth designs made in Germany – like the Spectralis and Accelerator. In the past years he mainly developed eurorack modules like the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Filter, RT-1701 Effexx or the semi-modular synthesizer Delta Cep A which is also availabe as a desktop version.


His complex designs always bring a lot of functionality to the table and they can sound amazing.

Find the Delta CEP A at SchneidersLaden!


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH21

New webshop for SchneidersLaden!

It has been a while since there was a significant update to the SchneidersLaden webshop. While some people loved the simplicity, there were a few flaws about it that could be described as annoying – or charismatic, if you want to use a nicer word. Here are some official words:

Yes, it’s true! Our vintage online shop is entering a well-deserved retirement. We have used the last days (months) to build a completely new shop. Have fun with it! -> SchneidersLaden.de

In order to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, our showroom will stay closed until further notice. You can reach us via phone or email as usual. Our logistics team is in good health as well and works diligently on your orders.

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From the SchneidersLaden Newsletter

Workshops: Video Synthesis with VanTa // Modular Beginner Workshop next Thursday

The next workshops at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – March 12th:

  • Modular Beginner Workshop / 6pm -> more info here
  • VanTa – workshop on Video Synthesis / 7:30pm

The 12th of March is reserved for visual artist VanTa. He will show you what he uses to generate graphical extravaganza with modular synthesizers. The focus will be on video synthesizers including modules by LZX Industries that allow your modular synthesizer to generate and process video signals.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of modular video.
Starting with the characteristics of the composite video signal.
A compendium of available system will follow.
Later we will explore different techniques to create audio reactive visuals with eurorack modules.

Here is a little example of VanTas’ work:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5kCezpoUh2/

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // March 12th // 7:30pm // @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know to start with modulars. Find out more here.

MODULAR BEGINNER WORKSHOP – every Thursday at 6pm

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Hello modular newbies! SchneidersLaden is holding a Modular Beginner Workshop every Thursday at 6pm – participation is free! Here is what you can expect:
“Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time and also meet like-minded 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.
Feel free to come by even if you do not want to participate in the workshop, as the showroom will be open longer on Thursdays and you can get drinks at the bar. Not only when starting out with modular synthesizers this is a nice occasion to get some advice by us or other experienced guests, or share your knowledge with us! Try out some patches and have a drink or two. See you soon! Every Thursday at 6pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7pm.”

The weekly workshops at SchneidersLaden are suitable for musicians, artists and everyone interested in the generation of electronic sounds.

No knowledge required – the workshops are free of charge and open to everyone interested. The idea behind these workshops is to cover basic technical concepts – needed to understand the workings of modular synthesizers and synthesis in general and to enable the participants to make their first own patch and start creating electronic music. The modular synthesizer scene is a vibrant, supportive and creative space where new forms of art are experienced and boundaries of electronic music have been pushed. This new (old) way of creating electronic sounds had to be learned and artists around the globe have shown that it is possible to create a global community that shares ideas, skills and knowledge without focusing on profit. Small centers of encounter and exchange, such as SchneidersLaden in Berlin, played a significant role in this development. Every week Modular Beginner Workshops are held here. The workshops offer the opportunity to overcome the first obstacles on the way to understanding this extraordinary instrument. At the same time, the place offers the possibility of exchange, getting to know each other and making music together.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

Genki Instruments Workshop Thursday at SchneidersLaden

The next workshop at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – March 5th / 7:30pm – SchneidersLaden is happy to welcome Genki Instruments for this event.

The Wave can be used as a gestural controller ring that allows you to easily control sound, shape effects and send commands with the motion of your hands. It offers six functions that can be used individually or combined in any way you like: Tilt, Pan, Roll, Vibrato, Tap, Click.

You can use Wave with Softwave, a software layer that allows users to intuitively map movements to MIDI messages or host AU/VST3 plugins. Wave also works as a stand alone MIDI controller that connects to your DAW. Each function can be mapped to control different parameters directly.

The Wavefront module is a Eurorack receiver module for Wave that allows the ring to connect to modular synthesizers. With Wavefront you can completely bypass the computer and bring unprecedented sound control, effect shaping and manipulation to modular setups.

In this workshop the makers of Wave and Wavefront will present what is possible with this unique interface for gestural control.

Here is a little example of the Genki Wave & Wavefront in action:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5sKsPhBp2_/

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // March 5th // 7:30pm // @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.



New workshop series at SchneidersLaden in February and March!

On February 13th SchneidersLaden begins a new workshop series that will run until the end of March. Exciting guests are announced, such as IO Instruments from Berlin, who will open the event series. IO Instruments are a new modular maker with a couple of interesting and affordable new designs, some of them already available.

A week later – February 20th – Jörg Schaaf aka Radikal Technologies will be in Berlin to talk about (and show) his latest synthesizer designs like the Delta Cep A. He is responsible for some modern classic synth designs from Germany – like the Spectralis and Accelerator.

The last workshop in February – on the 27th – is reserved for Frap Tools, who presented their Fumana Filterbank at SchneidersLaden in March 2018. Now, about two years later, they are back with the USTA Sequencer and might also present the resent prototype of Brenso – fingers crossed.

The first workshop in March will be held by Genki Instruments from Iceland – on March 5th! This innovative manufacturer has brought us the Wave and a dedicated eurorack module Wavefront. The combination is an easy and reliable gestural contoller for everyone who is interested in wireless control of his or her synthesizers! This should be an interesting evening!

The 12th of March is reserved for visual artist VanTa. He will show you what he uses to generate graphical extravaganza with modular synthesizers. The focus will be on video synthesizers including modules by LZX Industries that allow your modular synthesizer to generate and process video signals.

March 19th: Michael Menze and 1010 Music will be presenting their eco-system of modules for sound generation, sequencing, effects and sampling.

March 26th: The last event of this workshop series will be by ACL from Berlin. Their Sinfonion module gained a lot of attention and might be the perfect tool to keep larger modular systems in tune. Learn more about this and other amazing modules by ACL in this workshop.


All workshops start at 7:30pm – right after the Modular Beginner Workshop that is on schedule every Thursday at 6pm. Learn more about the modular Beginner Workshop here.

To celebrate the announcement of the next workshop series, SchneidersLaden is releasing the Ableton CV Tools workshop video today. Enjoy!

Please note: Frap Tools USTA Workshop has been cancelled

The Frap Tools USTA Workshop that has been scheduled for tonight sadly has been cancelled for health problems. The decision was not taken lightly. We wish Sacha a good recovery and will try to find a replacement date for the event.

The next workshop at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – SchneidersLaden is happy to welcome Genki Instruments for this event.

Here is the original announcement:

The last workshop date in February is reserved for Frap Tools, who presented their Fumana Filterbank at SchneidersLaden in March 2018. Now, about two years later, they are back with the USTA Sequencer. Sacha Ketterlin will play a short concert centered around the mighty new sequencer by Frap Tools and will talk you through their latest module.

Here is a little example of the USTA sequencing by Sacha Kettelin:

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // 27th of February // Start: 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

Radikal Technologies Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Jörg Schaaf aka Radikal Technologies will be in Berlin to talk about (and show) his latest synthesizer designs like the Delta Cep A. He is responsible for some modern classic synth designs from Germany – like the Spectralis and Accelerator. In the past years he mainly developed eurorack modules like the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Filter, RT-1701 Effexx or the semi-modular synthesizer Delta Cep A. His complex designs always bring a lot of functionality to the table and they can sound amazing.

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Start: 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

Moog Modular 5U Workshop Thursday 6pm @SchneidersLaden

On February 6th a very special introductory workshop about modular synthesizers will take place in SchneidersLaden. Moog has been exhibiting their original 5U module at SchneidersLaden for a few weeks now – time to take a closer look at this special instrument – together with the experts from Moog. During the workshop you’ll learn about patching one of the great-grandfathers of what we all use and call synthesizers today.

Participation is free, just come by and join the workshop. Start: 6pm at SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin.

  • This workshop is replacing our weekly Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshop on the 6th of February. If you are intersted in an introduction to modular synthesis, this workshop can also be interesting to you, but the regular Modular Beginner Workshop will be back on February 12th at 6pm.

UDO Audio – Super 6 workshop on Dec 5th

UDO Audio will be in Berlin to celebrate the near release of their first synthesizer the Super 6 – to do so they will come to SchneidersLaden for a workshop. This will happen on December 5th – that’s only the second chance to get your hands on one of these machines, the first was SUPERBOOTH19!

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic, binaural hybrid synthesizer. It is flexible, powerful and refined with a gorgeous analog sound character. Rich and evolving texturescan be easily created via the Super-Wavetable core. Results are shapeable using the binaural analog signal path and the flexible modulation system.

Workshop starts at 7:30pm – participation is free!

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

Ableton CV Tools workshop at SchneidersLaden

This is gonna be a big one: SchneidersLaden and Ableton present a workshop about integrating modular synthesizers with Ableton CV Tools. Abletons Matt Jackson and Iftah from Skinnerbox will be there to teach you how CV Tools works and how it can expand the possibilities of your studio.

Workshop starts at 7:30pm – participation is free!

CV Tools is a Pack of ten devices for Live 10 Suite that generate and receive Pitch, Control, Clock and Trigger CV. Send and modulate CV to and from your modular setup or other CV-based gear and Ableton Live using a compatible dc-coupled audio interface. Use Live as the tempo leader or set it to follow your modular system clock.

Plus, even if you don’t own a modular setup, the Rotating Rhythm Generator and CV Utility devices add modular-style workflow inside Live or to your non-modular hardware setup.

Working in only one domain of electronic musical instruments like modular or software can be limiting over time – but it is easier than ever to break down the boundaries between computers, analog gear, across platforms, old or new technologies. A great opportunity to promote your creativity is the integration of modular synthesizers with your DAW. Ableton will present their tools to integrate your modular with one of the most popular DAWs on this planet.

See you on Thursday 28th of November – 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden.


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.


(Picture: Ableton)

Dadamachines workshop on Thursday 21st Nov!

The next workshop – on November 21st – is all about physical movement. Dadamachines provides you with the ability to play physical objects with your favorite sequencer via MIDI! Learn about the possibilities you have with these electro-acoustical instruments!

Dadamachines will build a small installation for demonstration purposes, you will be able to see what is possible with the Toolkit and explore new sonic territories outside your modular synthesizer and computer.

And we heard some rumors about new products by that Dadamachines are working on – all very promising! If this sounds interesting to you, come by and join the next workshop at SchneidersLaden!

The workshops start at 7:30pm and participation is free of charge!


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.


Bitwig Workshop – Nov 14th at SchneidersLaden

On November 14th SchneidersLaden is crossing borders between computer and modular worlds with the first workshop to about integrating your modular with software. Bitwig will be there to show you the powerful combination of their highly innovative software with hardware modular synthesizers.

Here is what Bitwig announced: ” Bitwig’s own Fredrik Astevall will present Hardware Integration with Bitwig Studio. He will cover setting up Bitwig with any modular CV gear, how Bitwig’s Unified Modulation System enhances all hardware and plug-ins, coupling The Grid’s virtual modules with real hardware, and the endless sound design possibilities of Bitwig Studio. So come see how Bitwig Studio and hardware play together.”

The workshops start at 7:30pm and participation is free of charge!


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

Supercritical Synthesizer Workshop on November 7th!

Another week another workshop! SchneidersLaden welcomes Supercritical Synthesizers on November 7th. Surely the most far traveled guests of this workshop season.

The new modular maker from Finland has brought us the Demon Core oscillator – the mighty 16-VCOs-in-one-module. During the workshop we’ll hear about what the idea behind their first product was and what made them join the modular family.

– there will be some live music, nice people and some drinks.

The workshop starts at 7:30pm and is free of charge. See you there!


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about basic synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

MFB workshop and performance at SchneidersLaden on Hallowhat?! – Boo!

On Thursday 31st of October SchneidersLaden welcomes MFB – the drum machine and analog synth specialists from Berlin. The expertise of MFB has long been proven by many many drum machines, modules and complete synthesizers. The Tanzbär 2 for example brings everything to the table that made the MFB drum machines so popular in the past. With powerful analog voices, flexible digital voices and a really capable sequencer the Tanzbär 2 is easily one of the most advanced drum machine in the sub 1000 Euro range.

But there are also several synthesizers – from Keyboard synths like the
Dominion 1 to small, portable machines with huge sounds like the Dominion Club, which is a more compact version of the keyboard synthesizer.

We are looking forward to what MFB will bring with them and even more to what they will be doing with their machines. Put on your dancing shoes – this is going to be a fun night with some serious analog beats.

Thursday 31st of October – Halloween – 7:30 pm at SchneidersLaden


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about basic synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

Seven more workshops at SchneidersLaden in 2019!

SchneidersLaden only took a short break from their Workshops (besides the weekly Modular Beginner Workshop) and is back on track from next week on – with a great mixture of modular and non-modular companies that will present their work. You will be able to learn and get inspired by VPME, MFB, Supercritical Synthesizers, Bitwig, Dadamachines and Ableton!*

*now UDO Audio confirmed that they will be coming to SchneidersLaden on December 5th for a workshop to present their Super 6 synthesizer!

Schedule: October – December

VPME: The first workshop on October 24th is hosted by VPME – Vladimir Pantelic is coming to Berlin together with Matze from #Instant for a workshop and performance. Learn more about their latest module the Quad Drum Voice alongside the well established Euclidean Circles and some other very handy utilities.

MFB: One week later – October 31st – SchneidersLaden welcomes MFB. The Berlin based manufacturer of drum machines, synthesizers and modules will introduce you to their powerful machines and surely will make you dance!

Supercritical: On November 7th Supercritical Synthesizers present the Demon Core oscillator. With its 16-voice polyphony and 16 analog saw and pulse waves with PWM it is possible to create those super powerful lead and bass sound from the 90s. Timo and Heikki will show how to get there.

Bitwig: On November 14th SchneidersLaden is crossing borders with the first workshop to about integrating your modular with software. Bitwig will be there to show you the powerful combination of their highly innovative software with hardware modular synthesizers.

Dadamachines: The next workshop – on November 21st – is all about physical movement. Dadamachines provides you with the ability to play physical objects with your favorite sequencer via MIDI! Learn about the possibilities you have with these electro-acoustical instruments!

Ableton: Ableton will be at SchneidersLaden on November 28th – their powerful CV Tools lets you integrate your analog and modular gear easily with one of the most popular DAWs for electronic music. Matt Jackson and Iftah from Skinnerbox will be there to teach you how CV Tools works and how it can expand the possibilities of your studio.

UDO Audio: Now its save to say UDO Audio will be in Berlin to celebrate the shipping of their first Super 6 synthesizers with a workshop at SchneidersLaden. The workshop will happen on December 5th – that’s only the second chance to get your hands on one of these machines, the first was SUPERBOOTH19.

All workshops start at 7:30pm and participation is free of charge!


All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.


THIS THURSDAY – Workshop and Performance with VPME!

This week SchneidersLaden starts the new Workshop Series! The first guest will be Vladimir Pantelic aka VPME – creator of the Euclidean Circles and the new Quad Drum Voice. He will be joined by Matze from Instant. We’ll learn more about Vladimirs modules and the ideas behind them.

The Euclidean Circles has found many many fans for being so simple and complex at the same time – six sequences arranged in three LED circles that give you excellent visual reference of what is happening. And the signature element of the Euclidean Circles also made it to the latest VPME module – the Quad Drum Voice. This complex digital module has so much more to offer than it first seems. Each voice can either be a drum synth, wavetable oscillator or sample player and there is a mixer, EQ and compressor built in!

Vladimir will show you what his modules are all about and Matze how they can be used to play them live. Should be fun!

See you at this special workshop – Thursday 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden!

You’re new to modular? Why not join the SchneidersLaden Modular Beginner Workshop? Every Thursday – 6pm – at SchneidersLaden!

Buchla Workshop: Getting started with the Music Easel

The last date of this workshop series is all about Buchla. One of the most iconic names in modular history is still a mystery to most – so we’ll have a look at the Music Easel, their modular line and we’ll listen to some of the sounds that build the legacy of this brand. So this evening is an invitation to all that are not familiar with Buchla and want to get their head around these special synthesizers. To get an impression of how it feels to dive into the rabbit hole named Buchla Music Easel, we invited Carsten Rochow to talk about his first months with this instrument. Additionally Jessy is going to share her view on the Music Easel.

Please note: This time the workshop will be in German language!


Starting with Buchla on 26. September 2019 19:30

Participation is free-of-charge as always!

If you are new to modular, why not join SchneidersLadens Modular Beginner Workshop? Every Thursday at 6pm!

How to find SchneidersLaden:

Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

Verbos takes over SchneidersLaden //Workshops this Thursday

The next workshop date is titled: Verbos Takeover! Be prepared for a full evening of Verbos Electronics goodness – this includes the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm! Followed by the main workshop where we’ll have a look at the current line of Verbos modules and …let’s all hope for a couple of minutes of Marks legendary live sets – fingers crossed. What we will see are the new Mini Horse and Control Voltage Processor.

  • Thursday – September 19th // 6pm // at SchneidersLaden

Check out the Verbos Electronics YouTube channel for some nice performance and module overview videos and the SchneidersLaden YouTube and Vimeo channels for the latest workshop videos.

How to find SchneidersLaden:

“Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)”

Join us: Kids climate strike – shop temporarily closed


On September, 20th SchneidersLaden will join the gobal climate strike day of the younger generation and FridaysForFuture. We will probably close up the shop at 2:30 pm and to the Kinderhaus Waldemar (Waldemarstr, next to Adalbert) to join the kids and their protest.

The kids strike will start at 3pm from there and will finally reach Kottbusser Tor meeting up several more Kindergardens we are happy to join and will bring a fitting Handwagen.

If we will return to the shop at 4pm will depend on the climate.

See you soon

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Am 20.9. schließt sich SchneidersLaden dem globalen Klima-Aktionstag und dem Klimastreik der Schülerinnen von FridaysForFuture an. Wir werden vermutlich um 14:30 den Laden schließen und uns zum Kinderhaus Waldemar begeben.

Das Kinderhaus startet um 15 Uhr eine Demonstration gegen den Verkehrswahnsinn im Kiez und für globalen Klimaschutz, da schließen wir uns gerne an. Wir gehen vom Kinderhaus über Umwege zum Kottbusser Tor und werden einen passenden Bollerwagen dabei haben.

Ob wir um 16 Uhr den Laden wieder öffnen werden hängt vom Klima ab!

Bis gleich.

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Shakmat Moduar – Performance & Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Francois from Shakmat Modular is coming over from Belgium to Berlin for a joyful evening at SchneidersLaden. He’ll play a performance based on his own modular designs and talk you through the patch. Learn more about Shakmat Modular modules and how to use them in a studio and live-environment.

Shakmat Modular presented their first 1U modules at SUPERBOOTH19 – we surely will be hearing more about them and Francois latest ideas and visions. The current line of modules include a lot of very handy clocking utilities and more specialized beat-programming modules.

Start 7:30pm – at SchneidersLaden – participation is free.

If you are new to modular, why not join SchneidersLadens Modular Beginner Workshop? Every Thursday at 6pm!

How to find SchneidersLaden:

“Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)”

FLAME Workshop & Performance //Thursday 7:30pm

On Thursday September 5th SchneidersLaden presents a workshop with FLAME – not only will you be able to learn more about their many new designs, there will also be a performance part with music made on the Mäander!

Flame is a synthesizer brand from Berlin that is around for longer than most modular manufacturers. Berlin based inventor and FLAME-founder Per Salzwedel developed uncountable custom-made little instruments and helpers for individual needs such as small MIDI infrared controls, step sequencers and MIDI/CV interfaces. Nowadays the pallet of products ranges from modular utilities, VCOs, filterbanks to innovative standalone desktop synthesizers.

Just a few weeks ago FLAME released a new synthesizer concept in standalone format – the Mäander. A beautiful sounding synthesizer with four-voice polyphony, a filterbank and a wavetable oscillator. During the event at SchneidersLaden there will be a focus on the Mäander and selected modules by FLAME. What the Mäander is capable of will be presented by Thomas Wagner – who will play a performance for the audience at SchneidersLaden. Wagner is known for his projects Flirren and Herr Blum.

Tom Körting will talk you through this special machine and several of the highly interesting eurorack modules by FLAME. Check out FLAMEs latest developments – there are some really affordable and convenient designs available now, especially in terms of automation and live performance. Find them all here.

If you are new to modular, why not join SchneidersLadens Modular Beginner Workshop? Every Thursday at 6pm!

How to find SchneidersLaden:

“Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)”


Next Workshop Series at SchneidersLaden

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THURSDAYS // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden

The school holidays are over – time for another workshop series at SchneidersLaden! After hosting dozens of manufacturer and artist workshops over the past years, SchneidersLaden is happy to continue this tradition with another series in August and September.

We invited manufacturers that developed new inspiring machines in past few months, we invited veterans from the scene, we’ll have a SchneidersLaden Spezial and we’ll talk about how to start your personal Buchla-experience. Be ready for modular performances, presentations and talks with Snazzy FX, ALM Busy Circuits, Verbos Electronics, Shakmat Modular, Flame, the SchneidersLaden Team and listen to the sounds of a Buchla Music Easel. 

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For all who want to know what to expect from these workshops, check out the video above and visit the SchneidersLaden YouTube or Vimeo channels!

Upcoming workshops:

15. August – Snazzy FX

We’ll start off on Thursday 15th of August with a veteran of the scene Dan Snazelle – Snazzy FX. One day before you can see one of his live techno sets at OHM. During the workshop we’ll also hear some of his music, but will mainly focus on his eye-catching modular and non-modular designs.

22. August – ALM Busy Circuits

A week later on the 22nd of August, we are happy to have Matthew Allum from ALM Busy Circuits here for a workshop and performance! We’ll have a close look at some of his developments – of cause the new SALMPLE 8-channel sampler module and the sooo handy Pamela’s New Workout.

29. August – SchneidersLaden Spezial

By the end of August – the 29th – we are doing a little SchneidersLaden Spezial – with lots of music by our team and conversations about what we are doing and why we are doing the things we do. Come by, enjoy a nice summer evening with the SchneidersLaden Team.

05. September – Flame

The first workshop in September is about an often overlooked brand from Berlin – Flame. With their new line of modules and their astounding stand-alone synthesizer Mäander, Flame is doing it again: Bringing highly specialized and tools with interesting performance features. And of cause we’ll have a listen to the Flame Mäander, which is a unique synthesizer concept that no one saw coming – it sounds fantastic!

12. September – Shakmat Modular

September 12th is reserved for Shakmat Modular! Constantly putting out new modules that bring more flexibility to all your clock-needs or solve the little annoying problems, for example the little helper HiPass. Francois is also preparing a little performance for us and will talk us through his patch – we are looking forward to this!

19. September – Verbos Electronics

The next workshop date got the title: Verbos Takeover! Be prepared for a full evening of Verbos Electronics goodness – this includes the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm! Followed by the main workshop where we’ll have a look at the current line of Verbos modules and …let’s all hope for a couple of minutes of Marks legendary live sets – fingers crossed.

26. September – Starting with Buchla

The last date of this workshop series is all about Buchla. One of the most iconic names in modular history is still a mystery to most – so we’ll have a look at the Music Easel, their modular line and we’ll listen to some of the sounds that build the legacy of this brand. So this evening is an invitation to all that are not familiar with Buchla and want to get their head around these special synthesizers. To get an impression of how it feels to dive into the rabbit hole named Buchla Music Easel, we invited one of our customers to talk about his first months with this instrument.

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And don’t forget that there always is a Modular Beginner Workshop before the events described above. The Beginner Workshop starts at 6pm and all participants are invited to also join the main workshop too! All other events begin at 7:30pm and they are suitable for beginners too.

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SchneidersLaden Spezial – live music // Thursday 7PM


Next Thursday – the 29th of August – SchneidersLaden will present a special event with three hours of live-music, played by the employees of the Fachgeschäft for electronic musical instruments. At SchneidersLaden it is hard to ignore that the people who work there are also passionate musicians and artists. So it was time to give them some room to express their creativity – therefor one night of the current workshop series is dedicated to the employees of SchneidersLaden.

So, what can you expect from this event? Jessi & Carlo will join forces and present a live-performance including modular synths and samplers. Phil is going to show his exceptional skills in turntablism. Miquel will perform one of his live-techno improvisations and 2244 invited a friend for an experimental live-session. And as not everything is announced by now, there might be some surprises waiting for you!

The program starts with the regular Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. From 7pm there will be the first live performance.

Find most of the artists in the video from last year’s Schaltzentrale – so you get an impression of what to expect:

Come by, enjoy a nice summer evening with the SchneidersLaden Team and lots of good music.

How to find SchneidersLaden:

Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

ALM Busy Circuits – Workshop //August 22nd

Matthew from ALM Busy Circuits is visiting SchneidersLaden for a special workshop on Thursday, 22nd of August at 7:30pm! His innovative and established eurorack designs have found their way into many many modular cases. Who wouldn’t miss modules like Pamela’s (New) Workout and the Akemies, for example. Also their latest release the sampler with the unpronounceable name Squid Salmple has the potential to push the creative flow of many artists.

Matthew is planning an entertaining and informative workshop. He is playing a performance and give an explanation of his patch and the modules involved – with a focus on Salmpler, Akemies and Pam. Prepare yourself for the Q&A and take the chance to get answers about ALM’s products from the maker.

Have a drink, enjoy the company and stay for a little chat with Matthew and the SchneidersLaden team. See you there!

AND:

If you are new to the topic of modular synthesizers, why not join the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm? For this date – the 22nd of August – SchneidersLaden invited a special guest to hold the workshop for you: Gammon is coming all the way from Austria to explain to you how to work with the fascinating machines called modular synthesizers. Learn more about this Modular Beginner Workshop special HERE.

How to find SchneidersLaden:

Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on the metal door on the first floor)

Special Modular Beginner Workshop with Gammon // August 22nd

In their weekly Modular Beginner Workshop series SchneidersLaden helped hundreds of musicians to make their first steps into this special field of creative expression. Mostly these workshops are held by an expert from the shop, but from time to time there is a special guest: On August 22nd the Modular Beginner Workshop is held by Gammon – who is an experienced modular artist and the founder of the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble. This project provides an immediate access to modular synthesizers and gives the participants the chance to experience the development process of electronic sounds in a practical and sensitive way. They experiment and improvise but in particular focus on playing music together. Find out more on the official website.

For the modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden Gammon is bringing one of the ensemble instruments and will talk the participants through everything that is needed to understand these instruments. Furthermore he will make sure that all participants will be able to confidently make their own first patch afterwards.

Don’t miss the chance to learn from an experienced expert in the field of teaching modulars! Join the workshop for free – Thursday 22nd of August – 6pm at SchneidersLaden.

If you can’t make it to this workshop but want to take part in a Modular Synthesizer Ensemble workshop, check out the official website. There are currently projects planned in Krems – Austria, Bolzano – Italy and Hamburg – Germany.

If you can’t make it it to this workshop, be sure to try to be there on another Thursday for SchneidersLadens regular, weekly Modular Beginner Workshop! More info here.


THURSDAY: Snazzy FX & Modular Beginner Workshop

15. August // 7:30pm – Snazzy FX

This Thursday 15th of August SchneidersLaden will have a veteran of the scene as a guest: Dan Snazelle – Snazzy FX. Today you can see one of his techno live-sets at OHM. If you don’t get enough and want to learn about how Dan is playing his live-sets, SchneidersLaden has the perfect opportunity for you. During the workshop he will play a short live-session for you and walk you through his patch, ideas and modules. Get to know the man behind some of the most eye-catching modular and non-modular designs! Ask questions, have a drink and a good conversation – see you there!

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The event is free of charge, just drop by and enjoy. This is also true for our weekly Modular Beginner Workshop that starts 6pm, very Thursday.

How to find SchneidersLaden:

Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)


Video: Looking at Raster.Labor – with Frank Bretschneider

Raster.Labor is an installation project by Raster.Media with contributions by Byetone + Mieko Suzuki, Dasha Rush, Frank Bretschneider, Grischa Lichtenberger, and Robert Lippok.

Premiered at the CTM Festival 2019, we took the chance to bring this great project to SchneidersLaden and explore the ideas behind it with one of the creators – Frank Bretschneider. During the planning stage of the installations Frank discussed some different approaches for the central machine of all five installations with us. The beating heart on all five tables was a modular synthesizer, providing control voltages for modules and other sound generating devices that are forming the individual parts of each installation.

In this video Frank Bretschneider goes into detail on how the project evolved from the idea to the technical realization.

The next chance to see the installation is at SUPERBOOTH19, from 9th to 11th of May 219 at FEZ Berlin.



SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

World premiere on Thursday – 7:30pm: polygogo Oscillator by E-RM

E-RM presents their new synthesis method! polygogo, E-RM’s new stereo oscillator module, is based on the specially developed polygonal synthesis, a kind of graphical complex amplitude shaping method. With the help of the built-in modulation sources, polygonal synthesis in polygogo opens up a wide range of sonic possibilities from clicky pinged sequences to unique dark thunderstorms, bass lines, leads and colored noise. Max of E-RM presents the current prototype of polygogo in the workshop from 7:30pm and answers questions about the module

See you on Thursday 11th of April – 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden! And if you are planning to start a modular journey, join us for the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm.

How to find us:

@SchneidersLaden – Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

Workshop with Instruō! Thursday 4th of April – 7:30pm

Join us for a special workshop with Jason Lim from Instruō !

Instruō is a manufacturer of innovative euroack modular designs with a unique appearance. The most special module in the portfolio of Instruō might be the Scíon – it is composed of a biofeedback sensor and a quad random CV generator. The module can be used to transform data obtained from plants and other organisms into music. In short: You can finally jam with your favorite cactus! For more predictable compositions there is the very capable Harmonàig quantizer. And if you are into complex VCOs, Instruō provides you with an extra complex complex VCO named Cš-L.

But this will not be a product show, we’ll here some live music with these fine modules talk about the philosophy of Instruō and you’ll get the chance ask all the questions you ever had about Jasons modules.

See you on Thursday 4th of April – 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden! And if you are only about to start your modular journey, join us for the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm.

How to find us:

@SchneidersLaden – Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

THURSDAY: JOMOX Workshop with Jürgen Michaelis – at SchneidersLaden

Without Jürgen Michaelis the history of electronic music in Berlin might be a bit different. More than twenty years ago the techno community in Berlin was searching for the perfect kick drum sound (and still is?!). TR 909s were rare and that’s where Jürgen comes into play – he knew how to build a proper analog kick drum and so he did – and with some additions like a sequencer and more instruments, the legendary Jomox Xbase 09 was born!

Right from the beginning the sound of Jomox drum machines was so convincing, that artists like Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Martin Gore, The Prodigy and many many more have been using Jomox machines.

But this workshop will not only be about kick drums – we are looking further into the history of Jomox, where the Resonator Neuronium was an important cornerstone. This was the first realization of a device with Resonant Neuron Synthesis. The new paradigms that formed this machine are named complexity, order from chaos, self organization of complex systems, networking and cooperation. From a certain complexity onwards a system is not only the sum total of its parts but a greater whole which gains totally new attributes than its sub structures.

The world of thoughts, that’s what we think – is the world, because actually everything, our entire perception, the world we believe in the 1400cm^3 brain to see and the processing of the senses goes along with a thought. Even a feeling is born from a thought. The old saying of Descartes – I think, therefore I am – is taken to extremes once again in the context of neuronal sensory research. The mantra of cognitive research: consciousness comes from the brain and is the product of thought processes.


So is the world really just a thought? Quite clearly: No.
But it is fun to listen to the resonance processes of the neurons and experience the power of the cosmic basic forces of resonance and networking directly.

Resonator Neuronium, T-Resonator, Alpha Base

Jürgen Michaelis


Don’t miss this workshop with Jomox founder Jürgen Michaelis!

Thursday // 28th of March // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden
// right after our weekly Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm

How to find us:

SchneidersLaden Kottbusser Tor above the REWE supermarket (use the door within the REWE entrance – ring the „schneidersladen” bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)


SAM BARKER live at SchneidersLaden

Sam Barker is a musician, DJ and co-founder of the Berlin based label Leisure System and will be our guest on Thursday 21st of March. He will be be presenting a new acoustic sound project, and give an experimental electro-mechanical performance for us with a DIY plate reverb and solenoid-based percussive attachments. We are very much looking forward to this special performance and some insights into his setup and the making of the DIY Plate Reverb! See you there!

Start 7:30pm // Thursday 21st of March // SchneidersLaden

Here is the Plate Reverb in action:

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THURSDAY: Haken Audio & La Voix du Luthier – Onde // Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Learn about the history and development of one of the most expressive and versatile electronic music instruments around! The Haken Continuum Fingerboard has been around for several years and is still being developed further and further. The heart of this unique instrument is a digital EaganMatrix – based on the principles of the patch-matrix of synthesizers like Arp 2500 and EMS Synthi 100. And it gets its expressiveness from the incomparable surface that acts as the user interface and offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface! As well as presenting the Continuum there will be a very rare chance to hear the La Voix du Luthier Onde! With this exceptional approach to the construction of a speaker, the sound directly comes from the vibrations of the 2 soundboards. There is no traditional speaker cone inside, only acoustic exciters transmitting the vibration into the wood. It is the same principle as for a guitar: the strings themselves make very little sound, but they are transmitting their vibrations to the soundboard through the bridge, and what you hear is the sonic amplification via the soundboard. In case of the Onde the exciter is acting as the bridge and transmits the electric “vibrations” to the wood. The Onde gives you a very dispersive and immersive sound and the chance to experience electronic sound sources in a totally new way. This incredible sound can hardly be recorded – so make sure to come to the workshop to get an accurate impression of the Onde!

No registration needed, the event is free.

THURSDAY – March 14th – 7.30pm @SchneidersLaden
// right after our weekly Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm

Check out the SUPERBOOTH18 video release to get a better idea of what to expect:

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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.