Next Modular Video Synthesizer Workshop on 5th of March!

Picture: Instagram Galery by CINEMA.AV

Dive into the captivating world of video synthesis with modular synthesizers with CINEMA.AV and SchneidersLaden!

It’s now half-time in our Video Synthesizer Workshop Series by @cinema.av

Join us for workshop #5 on Tuesday 5th of March! Feel free to join even if you missed the first dates. There is plenty to learn and you’ll get a quick introduction to the topic at the beginning of each workshop.

Whether you’re a curious newbie or a seasoned expert, this course offers something for everyone.

Led by our experienced host, who’s well-versed in the intricacies of video synthesis, each session promises to be an enlightening journey into the realm of visuals and sound. From understanding the basics to delving into advanced techniques, you’ll gain valuable insights and hands-on experience every step of the way.

Discover the endless creative possibilities that modular synthesizers bring to video artistry, and unlock your potential to create mesmerizing visual compositions.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your skills and dive deeper into the world of video synthesis. Reserve your spot now and let your creativity soar!

The course is free and you don’t have to register, just come by. We’ll start on February 6th and continue the series on the following Tuesdays.

To get some ideas on the subject, take a look at the video synthesiser section at SchneidersLaden. There you will find many modules that may be familiar to you if you have already worked with audio modular synthesisers.

🗓️ Dates: Every Tuesday from
February 6th – March 12th

🕒 Time: 7pm

📍 Location: SchneidersLaden, Skalitzer Straße 135a

💰 Price: Donations welcome!

🔗 Register: No need to register

See you there!

29. February – Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Moving on: On Thursday 29. February you can once again learn the basics for your entry into modular synthesis. We are organising our very popular Modular Beginner Workshop Thursday at 6pm in the old showroom at Kotti.

The Beginner Workshop

This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary and principles of synthesis needed to navigate the world of modular, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

After the Beginner Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell to test out your new knowledge.

The workshop is free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!

SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor – Thursday – 29. February

6pm – Modular Beginner Workshop
Address: Skalitzer Straße 135a, 10999 Berlin – at Kottbusser Tor – find our doorbell in the entrance area of REWE!

….but we like it! -Workshop Thursday 1st of February

….but we like it!

Next Workshop at SchneidersLaden: Thursday 1st of February, at 6pm!

A workshop and get-together for everyone at SchneidersLaden! Thomas is going to hold this workshop – providing some personal insights (and sounds) from 20+ years in modular synthesis: The first contact, the ups and downs, favorite module(s)….

Intended as a kick-off event for an irregular series dealing with the details of patching, closer looks at modules and general Euro-logy, this event will pose the very very existential question: Why do I/you/we do modular? (Also: where did my money go?)

After the Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell to test out your new knowledge.

The workshop is free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!

ADDRESS:
SKALITZER STRASSE 135A, 10999 BERLIN – AT KOTTBUSSER TOR – FIND OUR DOORBELL IN THE ENTRANCE AREA OF REWE!

One-year anniversary: From Kotti to Neukölln

One year in Neukölln – and it still feels right. A year ago, the SchneidersLaden warehouse, offices and parts of the showroom moved from Kreuzberg to Neukölln. In autumn, the rest of the showroom followed and spread out to Musik Bading and the Apotheke.


What came as a surprise to many has worked very well for us and our loyal SchneidersLaden customers. With the move, opening hours have also changed. Instead of 2-6pm, you now have time from 10am-6pm to find your favourite synthesizer, pick up cables or simply try out a few instruments.


You are welcome to visit us, have a coffee with us or take part in one of our workshops – next week there will be our Modular Beginner Workshop again, but then in Kreuzberg, in the good old showroom at Kotti.

SchneidersLaden open again after inventory

UPDATE: The SchneidersLaden showrooms in Berlin Neuköln are open again!

Please note: From January the 2nd to January 4th, the store will stay closed for the necessary inventory.

AND: Frohes Neues / Happy new year and the best wishes for 2024!

See you soon!

More Serge Paperface at SchneidersLaden

The fiftieth anniversary is reason enough to reissue a classic 4U system that will absolutely fulfil the requirements and expectations of most interested musicians. With the matching and, above all, befitting housing, the system is a joy to look at. The absolute completion of Serge’s birthday: The Paperface panels Helios, Paris Flash and Tempo di Roma in a complete package.


A true classic that you can now purchase. The Paperface series, with a facelift for Serge’s 50th birthday, consisting of the Helios, Paris Flash and Tempo di Roma panels. An incredibly versatile combination of the simplest building blocks, framed in a beautiful case that would also look good as a sculpture.


A sophisticated instrument for discerning musicians and nerds! Simple functions that create a harmonious and flexible whole – that’s the Paperface system. The panels are also available individually if you want to start small or expand an existing system.


We are pleased about the continuous improvement in the availability of these great instruments. One of the systems can also be tested in our showroom – just drop by SchneidersLaden in Berlin Neukölln (Karl-Marx-Straße 186).

(Picture by Serge)

Modular AND C15 synth workshops at SchneidersLaden on 14. December!

Double workshop time again! Join us on 14. December for another Modular Beginner Workshop (6pm) and a special workshop about a unique synthesizer – the C15 by Nonlinar Labs (8pm)! We are very happy to have Stephan Schmitt as our guest and your host for the C15 workshop at SchneidersLaden at 8pm.

The Nonlinear Labs C15: The character of the C15 synthesizer stems from a puristic digital engine which produces a unique palette of sounds seamlessly spanning from organic and acoustic to experimental and electronic.

For those who love to play keys – C15 workshop

Nonlinear Labs was founded in 2011 by Stephan Schmitt. The company is dedicated to building advanced electronic instruments for performing musicians, focusing on playability, expressiveness, quality, and durability.

The synth engine of the C15 is called Phase 22. The core structure is a phase modulation synth that is based on two sine oscillators and two sine shapers only. Their signals can be passed through a comb filter, a state-variable filter, and a chain of five effects.

The design process for Phase 22 aimed at building an expressively playable instrument that has a strong individual character. At the same time the set of parameters should be small enough to be easily accessible.

The Beginner Workshop

We get the evening started with our Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary and principles of synthesis needed to navigate the world of modular, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

After the Beginner Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell or simply join the second workshop of the night! It’s a pay-one-get-two type of thing – except: You don’t pay anything!

Both workshops are free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!

SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor – Thursday – 14. December

6pm – Modular Beginner Workshop
8pm – Nonlinar Labs C15 with Stephan Schmitt

Both workshops for free – no registration required!

Address: Skalitzer Straße 172, 10999 Berlin – at Kottbusser Tor – find our doorbell in the entrance area of REWE!

RBB Studio3 Report about Frank Zander and SchneidersLaden

Frank Zander is a legendary pop musician who personifies Berlin like no other. He comes from Neukölln and has always bought his guitars at Musik-Bading, so he has known the shop for decades. Just over a year ago, he, his son Marcus Zander and his grandson came to the unofficial opening of SchneidersLaden in the former Musik-Bading. He was delighted to find new life within the old walls and greatly appreciates Andreas Schneider’s initiative to bring back the sale of musical instruments to the former music shop.

As part of a report on Frank Zander’s solidarity work for the homeless in Berlin, RBB Studio3 (from 1 December 23, in german language) included a very nice report on our specialist shop in its current state! Included are a some pictures from our repair department, the Modular Beginner Workshop and of course from the present day Musik-Bading.

One last time: Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden

We would like to invite you to our last Modular Beginner Workshop of 2023 at SchneidersLaden. Visit us on 21 December, 6 pm to take a dip in the vast sea of modular synthesis. The workshop is free of charge, registration is not necessary, just come along.

We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary needed to navigate the world of modular synthesis, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to. In the end you’ll have the time to grab a drink from the bar and explore our Modular Synthesizer Carousell, where you can make your first patch on one of several different modular systems.

So – as we always tend to say – Don’t Panic! Join our Modular Beginner Workshop and let us help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis.

The workshop will take place in our new event room, which is our old showroom in Berlin Kreuzberg -> at Kotti, above REWE. Skalitzer Straße 135a, 10999 Berlin.

Two Workshops at SchneidersLaden on 7. December!

Double workshop time again! Join us on 7. December for another Modular Beginner Workshop (6pm) and – finally – another Artist Workshop! We are very happy to have Key Clef as our guest and your host for the 8pm workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Key Clef – Artist Workshop

Key Clef is a Berlin based, Italian Dj and producer with a strong passion for analogue instruments. But it does not stop here – Key Clef is also the founder of the label Ipnotica Erotica, she has been a very busy artist, founded and worked in many projects for many years now. This ultimately led to the point where there is no way past Key Clef in the Berlin techno scene. From live sets, DJ sets, workshops, label parties and much more – Key Clef is an artist we can learn from – and we will! Join us for the workshop 7. December at 8pm, right after our own Modular Beginner Workshop.

The workshop will focus on improvisational (modular) performances. We will get to hear a short live improvisation and Key Clef will talk us through her preparation and technical strategies to go and play an improvisational hardware live set with confidence. She will explain some techniques that allow her to create a situation in which she can play freely, reacting to the crowd and adapting to the energy of the room.

Key Clef Instagram

Key Clef Bandcamp

The Beginner Workshop

We get the evening started with our Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary and principles of synthesis needed to navigate the world of modular, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

After the Beginner Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell or simply join the second workshop of the night! It’s a pay-one-get-two type of thing – except: You don’t pay anything!

Both workshops are free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!

SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor – Thursday – 7. December

6pm – Modular Beginner Workshop
8pm – Artist Workshop with Key Clef
Both workshops for free – no registration required!

AtoVproject DHO – Workshop at SchneidersLaden

In the mood for a new concept for complex oscillators, the first module with haptic feedback, a live performance and drinks at the bar – all with a view of the Kotti? Say no more, we got you covered!

Atov Project and SchneidersLaden invite you for a special workshop and presentation of the new DHO Dual Harmonic Oscillator by AtoVproject – Thursday 30. November – 8pm at SchneidersLaden in Kreuzberg.

AtoVproject will introduce their exciting new oscillator and play a performance so you can hear the module in a musical context. This is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss patch ideas and get a first-hand impression of the DHO from the manufacturer himself!

We get the evening started with our Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary and principles of synthesis needed to navigate the world of modular, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

After the Beginner Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell or simply join the second workshop of the night, where AtoVproject are presenting their new module! It’s a pay-one-get-two type of thing – except: You don’t pay anything!

Both workshops are free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!

SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor – Thursday – 30. November

6pm – Modular Beginner Workshop

8pm – AtoVproject – DHO Oscillator presentation and performance

Both workshops for free – no registration required!

The next Modular Beginner Workshop 30.November!

The next SchneidersLaden modular workshop in the new event room at Kottbusser Tor will take place on Thursday, 30. November! Start: 6pm.

The second workshop of the night (Start: 8pm) is by AtoVproject who will present their latest module the Dual Harmonic Oscillator. Feel free to join both workshops!

Join us for another Modular Beginner Workshop in our former showroom at Kotti. We have a small bar, drinks and lots of interesting instruments for you to explore after the workshop – including the Modular Synthesizer Karussell!

This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary needed to navigate the world of modular synthesis, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

So – as we always tend to say – Don’t Panic! Join our Modular Beginner Workshop and let us help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis.

No registration required, just show up. If it gets too crowded, we’ll have to go on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start – 6pm – SchneidersLaden Kottbusser Tor, above REWE (our door bell can be found in the entrance area of REWE).

Metallik Resonator and Neuronal Networks

Today we were visited by two students from the TU Berlin. Valentin and Fares are studying the master program Audio Communication and Technology. For a talk at the Audio Developer Conference 2023 in London, the two are developing a way to bring neural networks and audio plugins together. The talk is titled “Real-time inference of neural networks: a practical approach for DSP engineers.”


For their project, the two required a physical object that could be emulated as a digital model. They chose the Metallik Resonator from Eowave – an electro-acoustic resonator consisting of a 50 cm gong that is set into vibration by an exciter.


Today they were able to make the necessary recordings for training the neural network and to inform themselves about other resonators in our showroom in Ganghofer Straße 1.


We wish them good luck for their project!

— The SchneidersLaden Team

SchneidersLaden Modular Workshops in October

This week we are on the road for two special workshops in Innsbruck and Leipzig. For this reason and because we just moved with the showroom to Berlin Neukölln, we take a little break with our Berlin workshops until November. We will keep you posted about the new dates.

But if you are around, why not visit one of our workshops in Innsbruck or Leipzig?

Mikro:kosmos // Innsbruck – Fr. 27.10.2023

On Friday you can join our product expert and modular artist Jessica Kert in Insbruck for a special workshop on modular synthesizers during the Mikro:kosmos event.

Mikro:kosmos is a workshop day for sound production for FLINTA* people. Workshop tutor Jessy (Schneidersladen Berlin) will give insight into how to play with modular synthesizers. In this workshop (4-8pm) up to 20 participants are allowed to work with modular synthesizers and get to know their special features.

The Modular Synthesizer Workshop teaches you the basic principles for understanding electronic sound generation. In the first part of the event Jessica presents her personal approach to working with this versatile electronic musical instrument. She explains how to create a sound with the device, how to transform it and how to place it in a musical context. In the second part of the event, after a short break, the participants will be able to try out for themselves what sounds they can create with several modular synthesizers that will be provided.

http://pmk.or.at/events/mikrokosmos

DIY & Synth Meetup // Leipzig – Saturday 28.10.2023

(only a few tickets left!)

DIY & Synth Meetup is a community event for interested people in and beyond Leipzig. Highly interesting workshops all about synthesizers, synth DIY and 3D audio. For our first issue of the event series we were able to win very interesting cooperation partners.

The workshops start at 10:30am and require a pre-sale ticket. Join the Open Soundlab and ZiMMT’s 3D audio system for a workshop and jam session without a ticket and free of charge from 5pm, or just have drinks at the bar, meet and share ideas.

Our SchneidersLaden modular expert Timm Stobbe will pack a nice modular synth to bring with him. Join the event for a classic Modular Beginner Workshop by SchneidersLaden and many other interesting offerings at the DIY & Synth Meetup!

https://www.leaf-audio.com/diy-workshops/diy-synth-meetup-28-10-2023-leipzig/

https://zimmt.net/programm/

SchneidersLaden in Neukölln: We’re open!

Aaaaaand here we go! Now SchneidersLaden has two locations in Neukölln and one in Kreuzberg. Both ready to welcome you from today!

New rooms in Karl-Marx Straße 186 (our store, warehouse and former Musik Bading) and Ganghofer Straße 1 (former Storch Apotheke) are NOW waiting for our valued customers.

In our store at Karl-Marx Straße you will mainly find our excellent selection of modular synthesizers, Eurorack, Buchla, Serge, semi-modulars, desktop devices and all kinds of related instruments. In the former Storch Apotheke in Ganghofer Straße 1 you can test our keyboard & poly synthesizer and 5U selection in a very special ambience. We are looking forward to welcoming you there.

The premises at Kotti „überm REWE“ will now primarily house our expanded repair department and future events.

To celebrate our move we will ship your orders with these original historic „Musik Bading“ shopping bags*! 🎉🎊🎉

We feel honored to step into the footprints of the former Musik Bading – this special store for musical instruments that has almost a century of history. It is still a lot of work, but already a place that is very well received by our neighbors, guests and customers.

We are looking forward to welcome you here!

*as long as stock lasts!


See you soon, for a coffee and chat and some inspirational experiences at one of our sites!

Your SchneidersLaden Team

SchneidersLaden: Goodbye Kotti & Hello Neukölln!

And then it went quite quickly. We pack our (most of our) things at Kotti. The preparations to open the new showrooms in Neukölln this week are in full swing. New rooms in Karl-Marx Straße 186 (our store, warehouse and former Musik Bading) and Ganghofer Straße 1 (former Storch Apotheke) are waiting for our valued customers.

In our store at Karl-Marx Straße you will mainly find our excellent selection of modular synthesizers, Eurorack, Buchla, Serge, semi-modulars, desktop devices and all kinds of related stuff. In the former Storch Apotheke in Ganghofer Straße 1 you can test our keyboard and poly synthesizer selection in a very special ambience. We are looking forward to welcoming you there soon. We will inform you about the exact opening date. But it will go fast now! That is for sure.

The premises at Kotti will now primarily house our expanded repair department.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are working hard to make all instruments available for testing again as soon as possible and look forward to your visit!

Your SchneidersLaden Team.

DIY & Synth Event in Leipzig – 28. October!

A couple of weeks ago Manu from Exploding Shed and Leaf Audio contacted us to ask if SchneidersLaden would be interested in doing a Workshop at an event he was planning. As SchneidersLaden is always interested in passing on knowledge about modular synthesis, we agreed on doing a Modular Beginner Workshop in Leipzig.

Our modular expert Thomas Kircher will pack a nice modular synth to bring with him. Join the event for a classic Modular Beginner Workshop by SchneidersLaden and many other interesting offerings at the DIY & Synth Meetup!

Here are some more official infos:

DIY & Synth Meetup is a community event for interested people in and beyond Leipzig. Highly interesting workshops all about synthesizers, synth DIY and 3D audio. For our first issue of the event series we were able to win very interesting cooperation partners.

The workshops start at 10:30am and require a pre-sale ticket. Join the Open Soundlab and ZiMMT’s 3D audio system for a workshop and jam session without a ticket and free of charge from 5pm, or just have drinks at the bar, meet and share ideas.

The general admission price for the workshop part of the day is 20€. For some workshops you will have to pay additional material costs later, depending on the workshop and chosen DIY kits, preferably by PayPal during the event. Be sure to select the correct ticket on the ticket website to ensure you have a guaranteed spot in your desired workshop, as places are limited.

Get your ticket: https://bit.ly/sdiy-tickets

Shedule

First part, starting at 10:30am. Tickets can be booked online, places are limited per workshop.
• 10:30am – Check-in and welcome, after an introduction we then start the workshops
• 11am – DIY workshop – Moritz Klein/Erica Synths: In-depth DIY knowledge about his new Kick Drum module
• 11am – DIY workshop – Error Instruments: Pick one of four DIY kits and build it with Error
• 11am – DIY Workshop – Exploding Shed: Build one from a good selection of DIY kits for your Eurorack journey
• 11am – Modular patching workshop by Schneidersladen: beginners / intermediate level
• 11am – Mazetools workshop: An audio-visual app for generative music composition
• 2pm – Grapes workshop: Introduction to music production for 3D audio systems with Grapes

Free part from 5pm, no ticket needed.

• 5pm – 3D audio workshop (ZiMMT 3D system, 32 loudspeakers)
• 6pm – 3D audio jam session (ZiMMT 3D system, 32 loudspeakers)
• 8pm – Get together

Mikro:kosmos Innsbruck w/ Jessica Kert

Mikro:kosmos is a workshop day for sound production for FLINTA* people. Workshop tutor Jessy (Schneidersladen Berlin) will give insight into how to play with modular synthesizers. In this workshop (4-8pm) up to 20 participants are allowed to work with modular synthesizers and get to know their special features.

The Modular Synthesizer Workshop with Jessica Kert from SchneidersLaden (Berlin) teaches you the basic principles for understanding electronic sound generation. In the first part of the event Jessica presents her personal approach to working with this versatile electronic musical instrument. She explains how to create a sound with the device, how to transform it and how to place it in a musical context. In the second part of the event, after a short break, the participants will be able to try out for themselves what sounds they can create with several modular synthesizers that will be provided.

http://pmk.or.at/events/mikrokosmos

Date: Fr. 27.10.2023

Verein p.m.k – plattform mobile kulturinitiativen

Viaduktbogen 19-20

6020 Innsbruck

Austria

Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden 12. October!

Join us for the next SchneidersLaden Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday – October 12. at 6pm in our SchneidersLaden Showroom, Kottbusser Tor.

This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary needed to navigate the world of modular synthesis, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

So – as we always tend to say – Don’t Panic! Join our Modular Beginner Workshop and let us help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis.

No registration required, just show up. If it gets too crowded, we’ll have to go on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start – 6pm – in our Showroom at Kottbusser Tor, above REWE (our door bell can be found in the entrance area of REWE).

The Modular Synthesizer Carousel is on tour

The Modular Synthesizer Carousel by Andreas Schneider consists of various modular systems that all follow the same tempo, with their own speakers and the possibility to explore sounds collectively. In addition to its annual appearances at SUPERBOOTH in Berlin, the carousel also travels regularly.

Most recently, it was on display again at the Festival für selbstgebaute Musik (Festival for Self-Built Music). The weather was great and the Berlin audience was very engaged in exploring the carousel and experiencing the electronic sound generators together. Here you can find some selected pictures of the event.

Next weekend (9.-10. September) the carousel will be a bit more rural, in the Uckermark. Here the association Freunde der Uckermark e.V. (Friends of the Uckermark), represented by Dimitri Hegemann among others, is organizing the UM Festival 2023 for contemporary art, music and literature.

The festival offers a lot of creative entertainment for eyes and ears and everything in between in a great environment. In addition to literature, music and talks, you can also explore the nature of the Uckermark on a guided tour. Thus, the UM Festival offers a welcome different experience.

With the vision of the carousel, Andreas Schneider wanted to create a collaborative experience where people of all ages and skill levels are invited to experiment with sounds. Experiencing the electrically generated sounds of the carousel has now been an attraction at a wide variety of events for more than 15 years.

Next workshops at SchneidersLaden:

We are offering two workshops in the coming two weeks. First, we will have a regular Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday (31. August). In the following week, we will offer a Modular Beginner Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (7. September). Both workshops are free of charge and will take place in our showroom at Kottbusser Tor, starting at 6pm.

Our beginner workshops aim to help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis. We will guide you through the basic principles of electronic sound generation.

You are welcome to join us and learn the basic vocabulary of modular synthesis and patching! The workshops are FREE and you can just drop in – no registration is required.

DATES:

  • Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday (31. August)
  • Modular Beginner Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (7. September)

Start – 6pm – in our Showroom at Kottbusser Tor, above REWE (our door bell can be found in the entrance area of REWE).

Modular Synthesizer Carousel at Error Music Festival

After the Modular Synthesizer Carousel had its last appearance at SUPERBOOTH23, where it was an attraction in the foyer of FEZ Berlin, it will be at ACUD MACHT NEU in Berlin Mitte on Saturday.

The first Error Music Festival for teenagers will feature many exciting hands-on stations and installations, as well as performances and workshops. The idea is to explore the history of electronic music, experiment with different techniques and ins6truments and do all this together with others.

The Modular Synthesizer Carousel was designed by SchneidersLaden to be a collaborative instrument featuring six modular synthesizers, each equipped with a simple yet entertaining set of modules and a set of speakers. At SUPERBOOTH the Carousel was used for three Modular Beginner Workshops. At Error Music Festival the Carousel will be available for you to explore at all times. The project is accompanied by renowned music producers* such as Perera Elsewhere or Colin Self.

The first festival for electronic music & tech festival for teens sets a focus on female* pioneers of electronic music and computing, creating a fascinating experience and time travel.

From very young to 110 years. All are welcome.

Error Music Festival

22 July 2023

from 14pm until evening

on the premises of
ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstraße 21
10119 Berlin
(S-Bahn Nordbahnhof, U-Bahn Rosenthaler Platz)

Admission is free.
Register here.

Sonicstate Video: Mayer EMI – MD900

The EMI MD900 is one of those synthesizers that flies under many people’s radar. Despite being a great synthesizer, it doesn’t get much attention. Fortunately, Sonicstate and MATTHS made a video (find it below) about it that gives a good idea of what the MD900 is capable of. While it feels at home in many genres, a colleague of ours called it a dub techno powerhouse – and we completely agree.


But what is the MD900, really? It’s a high-quality polyphonic desktop synthesizer with 16 full stereo voices and multitimbrality with 4 parts, each with its own effects section. The audio path of the sound engines is completely stereo – oscillator, mixer filter, amplifier and effects.
In addition, there are sample-based drum instruments, a versatile arpeggiator, and a step sequencer that lets you control the internal sound engines as well as external MIDI devices.


The well-organized user interface lets you control all the major voice parameters with a dedicated knob in real time. The large touchscreen and several smaller screens help you navigate through the synthesizer’s numerous parameters. This makes working with the MD900 truly intuitive, despite its enormous capabilities. Great usability, high-quality materials and top-notch converters are the hallmarks of this unit.

We recommend testing the MD900 in our showroom at Kottbusser Tor. Bring some time, there is a lot to discover! But first, the Sonicstate video:

Picture: Screenshot from the Sonicstate video

Beginner Workshop with Girts from Erica Synths @SchneidersLaden

For our next Workshops for Modular Beginners, we are happy to welcome a special guest who will bring a newly developed synthesizer. Girts from Erica Synths will introduce the Bullfrog – a special semi-modular synthesizer designed to teach you synthesis. The Bullfrog was developed by Erica Synths and Richie Hawtin and will be available on 10th of August.

In order to provide a well-rounded understanding of the functionality of this synthesizer and sound synthesis in general, the Bullfrog comes with a comprehensive manual that explains analog synthesis in detail to accompany the learning process. Although the Bullfrog is a semi-modular synthesizer, it is a great device to learn about modular synthesis and synthesis in general.

Here are some more words about the synth: Bullfrog is a classical subtractive synthesizer – it consists of several “modules” for sound generation – VCO, NOISE GENERATOR – and treatment – VCF, VCA/DELAY, as well as “modules” that generate control and modulation signals to control them – ENVELOPE GENERATORS and SAMPLE & HOLD. The Bullfrog will not make the sound on its own unless it is patched – using eurorack patch cables to interconnect the “modules” or by inserting voice cards that create internal connections between the “modules” in a specific way and add extra functionality, like sampler/looper, sequencer, groovebox, etc. This approach better helps to understand functionality of a subtractive synthesizer and the principles of sound design with instruments like these.

We encourage anyone interested in our regular Modular Beginner Workshops to come by, don’t miss this special workshop!

Please check out the official Bullfrog website: https://bullfrog.ericasynths.lv/ 

No registration is required. If it gets too crowded, we’ll have to go on a first-come, first-served basis. See you on Thursday July 6 – 6pm at SchneidersLaden Showroom – Kottbusser Tor Berlin.

Header Picture: Erica Synths

Sound Installation outside SchneidersLaden Neukölln

It is the first year for SchneidersLaden in Neukölln and during this weekend the 48h Neukölln art festival takes place. So Andreas took the chance to build a sound installation that will run the whole weekend, starting now.

You can listen to sounds that are generated by the big Analogue Systems Modular that you can see in our storefront at SchneidersLaden / MusikBading in Berlin Neukölln. The sounds rise from the ground and can be heard on the corner of Karl-Marx-Straße and Thomasstraße.

Check out the 48h Neukölln festival program here!

Pre-order your Buchla Music Easel now

The Buchla Music Easel will soon be available again! Pre-orders are open for two new Music Easel editions – the Modern and the beautiful Retro. Both offer more functionality than ever before, while the Modern Edition goes even a bit further.


It’s the first time in a few years that you can buy a complete Music Easel new. It was definitely worth the wait. The new Music Easels come with the improved 208c, which we already know from the Easel Command. The 218e keyboard is also a revised version (V3) with great playability and functionality.


For the first time ever, you can expand your Music Easel (Modern) with additional Buchla panels. There are two inserts for additional modules, one already occupied by the Electric Music Box I/O – a module that lets your Easel communicate with the outside world and more. It includes MIDI, USB-C, a ground, a mixer, slewing, an LFO, and a crossfader.
If you’ve ever thought about getting a Music Easel, now’s your chance. The Modern version is scheduled to ship this fall and the Retro version this winter.


Pre-order the Music Easel Modern here.
Pre-order the Music Easel Retro here.

SchneidersLaden opening hours during SUPERBOOTH!

During SUPERBOOTH23 the showroom at Kotti will be closed (May 11th – May 13th)!

Our store in Neukölln will be open! Goods can be bought and picked up at Karl-Marx-Straße 186 (former Musik Bading) on Thursday and Friday between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

So this will be the only Saturday we‘re open the whole year. Shipping of online orders continues as usual.

Most of our staff will be at SUPERBOOTH23 – we hope to see you there!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: TICKETS

Special Edition Tickets for SUPERBOOTH23 at SchneidersLaden

SchneidersLaden has some limited printed tickets for SUPERBOOTH23 available at the showroom at Kottbusser Tor and Musik Bading in Neukölln!

Get yourself one of the limited 1-day tickets now. You want to make a friend happy? These tickets are also way nicer as a present than the usual online ticket!

If you can’t make it to the store, get your standard online ticket here.

See you all at SUPERBOOTH23 from 11-13 of May at FEZ-Berlin!

Steckblatt 23.1 – the SchneidersLaden Magazine

The new Steckblatt is here! Now free with every order at SchneidersLaden or free to pick up at the showroom at Kotti and Musik Bading in Neukölln. Get your copy while supplies last!

This Steckblatt features stories about the new Buchla LEM 218, SSF Steady State Gate, AnalogFX SER-2020, some insights into the work of legendary synthesizer designer Ken Macbeth and much more. Of course there is also the Basic Patching section and the Setup of the Month.

Cover Artwork by Elke Steiner.

New (old) neon sign at SchneidersLaden Neukölln

We worked a little longer on Friday night and now have a new (old) neon sign! The recycled lettering SABA shines again – newly arranged and elaborately repaired. We have made it our goal to gradually restore the old neon signs, which have illuminated Karl-Marx Straße 186 for many decades, and put them back in their original place.

We are rearranging the old brand names of companies, some of which no longer exist, and giving them a new life. Of course, we use the old technology, which, as long as the glass tubes remain intact, can function for many decades without failures. We had to replace some of the tubes, but the result was worth it!

SOOPER WINDOW – SUPERBOOTH23

SchneidersLaden dedicated one of their windows in Neukölln to the greatest synthesizer show on this planet – SUPERBOOTH23 will open its doors on May 11th for three special days of exhibition, talks, concerts, workshops and more – with about 200 exciting exhibitors from around the globe! Make sure to be there! Get your ticket on Superbooth.com.

Modular Beginner Workshop for FLINTA* – 30. March

 

As an addition to our regular Modular Beginner Workshops we are offering a workshop exclusively for FLINTA* on Thursday March 30 at 6pm. Our dear colleague Jessica Kert will welcome you and tell you about her approach to modular synthesis.

The last workshop of this kind was a great success with lots of cool people, a lovely atmosphere and nice conversations. We are looking forward to another evening where we can bring people together to share their passion about music and learn together.

A big thank you to Julia (music / photo) for the wonderful pictures from the workshop in February!

Please feel welcome to join us and learn the basic vocabulary of modular synthesis and how to patch! To secure your space in the workshop please write an email to Jessica: JK@schneidersladen.de

Date: 30th of March – 6pm – at SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23

Video: GRP – A1

The GRP AA1 is the smallest GRP synthesizer you can buy at the moment, but sonically it is anything but small. Of course you have to live with some limitations, e.g. that it is a single oscillator synthesizer. But you do have a sub-oscillator and a noise source that you can fade in. The single envelope is routed to the filter cutoff frequency and can also be applied to the VCA. There are also two other options available for the VCA: Gate + Release and Hold. With its many CV inputs and outputs and the well-implemented MIDI interface, you get a small synthesizer with great potential. Yes, it has limitations, but the sound, size and price make the GRP A1 a good choice if you are looking for a analog mono synthesizer.

Let’s listen to the GRP Synthesizer A1 – a very small analog monosynth with a high-quality sound, MIDI, CV connectability – it can be used stand-alone in its very solid case, or mounted in a eurorack modular synth. It has a good size for jamming and a quality feel.

The sound is similar to the bigger GRP synths. The filter design has a lot of character and is capable of producing formant/vocal-like sounds and a liquid sounding resonance. The great sounding distortion parameter offers many more options for designing sounds. With its MIDI and CV/Gate inputs this is a synthesizer that fits in all studio or live-environments.

Learn more about the GRP Synthesizer A1: https://schneidersladen.de/en/grp-synthesizer-a1

Vector Synthesis Workshop with Bernhard Rasinger

We are very happy to announce a special workshop about Vector Synthesis with Bernhard Rasinger on the 23rd of February!


Vector Synthesis is a type of sound generation that was for a long time quite underrepresented in modular synthesis. While it was introduced in 1986 by Sequential Circuits with the Prophet VS and expanded by the Yamaha SY and TG line of synths, it is only in the last two or three years that there has been modernized serious approaches to this special form of synthesis. Now you find it in new synths by Korg and others – but also in Eurorack format, where you could get a modue that is especially designed to do Vector Synthesis, or just build something from basic modules. And this is what our dear friend Bernhard Rasinger will be talking about – Vector Synthesis in Eurorack format. Bernhard has been our guest before when he presented his stunning modular controlled laser – check out the video from SUPERBOOTH18!


The workshop is designed to bring an alternative perspective to sound making to the instrument. The topics for the workshop are:

  • 90 degree Phase Difference
  • Size matters with Amplitude Modulation
  • The secret life of Resonant Multimode Filters
  • Quadratur Oscillators are cool

Write an email to info@schneidersladen.de to secure your space for the workshop!

Date: 23rd of February // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden, Skalitzer Straße 135a, Berlin

See you there!

Video: Metasonix RK2 XS-VCA

Here is a quick look at the Metasonix RK2 XS-VCA module – a tube-based VCA module with that Metasonix DNA. At gentle, soft settings the module is able to behave like a pretty normal VCA with some tube distortion but with rising gain the clipping distortion gets more and more. Turn up the Feedback and all hell is breaking loose. Sounds great right! Learn more about the RK2 XS-VCA: https://schneidersladen.de/en/metasonix-rk2-xs-vca


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23

Modular Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* at SchneidersLaden

As an addition to our regular Modular Beginner Workshops we are offering a workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (in a previous version of this text we used the term ‘women and non binary’ – FLINTA* is the more accurate term) on February 16th at 6pm. Our dear colleague Jessica Kert will welcome you and tell you about her approach to modular synthesis.  

We know the synthesizer and (music scene in general) is a male dominated community – we see that every day. Therefor we will try to have these workshops more often in the future.

Please feel welcome to join us and learn the basic vocabulary of modular synthesis and how to patch! To secure your space in the workshop please write an email to JK@schneidersladen.de

Date: 16th of February – 6pm – at SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23

Jessy & Miquel – live modular music this Thursday

Nothing to do on Thursday evening? The SchneidersLaden Modular Workshop was already fully booked? But you can’t get through Thursday evening without your dose of modular synthesizers? Then we are happy to announce that there is a solution for this serious dilemma: Jessica and Miquel from SchneidersLaden will play live modular synthesizer music for you at the next Berlin Modular Society event – this Thursday at Fitzroy, doors 7:30pm, music from 8:30pm.

Here is the complete line-up:

Kiriel

Miquel Dangla

Jessica Kert 

drusnoise 

PRVNTK

Get more info and your tickets now: https://ra.co/events/1652181

First Modular Beginner Workshop in 2023

For the first time in 2023 we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved SchneidersLaden showroom at Kotti in Kreuzberg. Join us on Thursday, January 26.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (ring bell: schneidersladen)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>> Please write for confirmation: info@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

SchneidersLaden – NOW in Kreuzberg AND Neukölln

SchneidersLaden now has two locations! On Friday, January 6, there was a opening event for invited guests in the new location on Karl-Marx Straße 186 in Berlin Neukölln. Here, from now on, the products ordered online will be shipped, handed out for pickup, or sold directly. In addition, the store at Kottbusser Tor will continue to serve as a showroom where customers can try out, test and experience the products.

The way to set up the new store at the historic location of the former Musik Bading was a hard piece of work, but from the first reactions of the guests at the opening ceremony, it has been worth it.

Thank you to all the guests who celebrated the opening with us and to everyone who made this next step possible! And we apologize to those who were not there. We had little time to create a proper guest list in advance, and most of the guests were invited when we happened to meet them in the last weeks.

What is where? – Now the stores in Neukölln and Kreuzberg are open and we are looking forward to welcoming you! If you just want to buy something or pick up your online order, please come to SchneidersLaden at Karl-Marx Starße 186, Neukölln. If you want to try out a module or synthesizer or get advice from the SchneidersLaden product experts, please visit the showroom at Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg.

Here are some impressions from the opening event:

SchneidersLaden – Soon in Kreuzberg AND Neukölln

Once in short: “Due to the relocation of our warehouse and pickup station, no shipping can take place between 23.12.2022 and 09.01.2023. We appreciate your understanding.” This is what is stated on our website.

Here is the slightly longer form: We are leaving Ritterstraße, with our offices and a whole lot of storage space, partly because the rent there has become unspeakably high. This is a development that affects every inch of ground in Kreuzberg, as we all know. But that is only one part of the story. The other, more important and more beautiful reason for moving out of Kreuzberg is that we had the opportunity to get an old historic music store in Neukölln. A property with a lot of history and relation to music, which unfortunately fell victim to a fire a few years ago.

For the time being, we are only moving the warehouse and the pick-up station to Neukölln, before – if everything goes according to plan – the store will also move to the old Musikhaus Bading, but we are not there yet. First of all, the warehouse and some office space will move to Neukölln in the next few days, which is why we can’t offer shipping during the above mentioned period. We are looking forward to offer you a pickup station in Neukölln already in January.

Just to point it out clearly: The showroom will remain at Kotti until further notice!

We’ll keep you informed of further developments.

Have nice holidays and take care of each other! See you – then in Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

SchneidersLaden – Le numéro français

About a year ago, we had the opportunity to create a direct customer support for the French-speaking part of Europe. SchneidersLaden has had established ties of friendship and business with our south-western neighbors for a long time. Early on, Marc Sirguy (Eowave/Modularsquare) and Andreas Schneider worked together and Andreas still carries Eowave products in his Alex4 distribution.

However, all this is only mentioned as a side note. The real reason for this text is our French phone number and the person behind it: Maxime.

Maxime was working in support and sales here in Berlin and everything was fine until the world changed permanently. With the restrictions that came during the pandemic affecting us all, so as for very heartening personal reasons, he wanted to move his center of life back to his home country. Because the opportunity arose to live there closer to his family in the countryside, the idea came up – Maxime now provides telephone and email support in French as well and also processes the orders with his colleagues in sales. He is in constant contact with the logistics and the showroom and in particular with Miquel, his contact person for all important developments here on site in Berlin and who in turn is the first contact person himself for our Spanish-speaking customers.

So far, the concept has proven to work really well, Maxime reports good conversations and new regular customers. After a short visit in Berlin he is now back to work in France. Merci Maxime, à bientôt – remember we have your number: +33756276637

SchneidersLaden:

Skalitzer Str. 135a
10999 Berlin
at Kotti above REWE
U1, U8 – Kottbusser Tor

Tel: +49-30-6958087-70
Tel France: +33756276637
Support and sales:
info@schneidersladen.de

Video: Joranalogue Workshop @SchneidersLaden

A few weeks ago SchneidersLaden welcomed Frits Jacobs from Joranalogue. Frits gave a workshop on the complete product line of Joranalogue, looking a bit into the future and talking about modules that are not yet available for purchase. Frits not only teaches what you can also find in the product description for the modules online, but also brings many great examples of patch ideas and applications. There is a lot to learn here!

The video of the workshop documents the visit at SchneidersLaden and hopefully gives a good insight into the design philosophy of Joranalogue. We would like to thank Joranalogue for visiting us in Berlin, Frits Jacobs for the great presentation, Estefania Huygen for recording the video and the initial editing and last but not least all our wonderful guests.

Links:
https://schneidersladen.de/en
https://joranalogue.com/

For the last time in 2022: Don’t Panic! – Workshop

For the last time in 2022 we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved SchneidersLaden showroom. Join us on Thursday, December 8.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (ring bell: schneidersladen)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>> Please write for confirmation: info@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

Review: The MODOR DR-2 + now at SchneidersLaden

The MODOR DR-2 is one of the more unique drum machines of recent years. The fully digital sound generation, the sound shaping and the refusal to imitate classic drum machines make it stand out. A DR-2 was added to the SchneidersLaden showroom a few weeks ago and has been very well received. Now Monsieur Piper aka Youtuber Wine&Synths has taken a closer look at the machine and the latest firmware of the underrated Modor DR-2 and raises the question if the MODOR could be the best drum machine of 2022.

Don’t Panic! – Workshop for modular beginners – Nov 24th

In reminiscence of the excellent workshops of Thomas K., who is currently engaged in other responsibilities, here is the announcement of the next Modular Beginner workshop on November 24 in the words of Thomas:

We’re holding another workshop for modular beginners in our beloved showroom. Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (ring bell: schneidersladen)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>> Please write for confirmation: info@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

sooperRadio with Aditya Nandwana/Animal Factory Amplification

Today it’s that time again, SooperRadio is going on the air! From 5-7 pm it’s all about electronic music and musical instruments with a Superbooth perspective.


During the eleventh broadcast in late October you will get recent impressions and news from India. Aditya Nandwana from Animal Factory Amplification gives us a detailed presentation of some of his modules. The Indian manufacturer of guitar effects and Eurorack modules has also visited and exhibited at Superbooth a few times. In 2018, he was able to win Alexander Hacke for a lecture-concert to introduce the Godeater effect device. Here is the video about it:


A few weeks ago Aditya also visited SchneidersLaden, where he presented his newest (and the older) modules in a workshop. The video is still in the works. But here you can find a video of an earlier workshop of Animal Factory Amplification at SchneidersLaden:


Enjoy the show! You can listen to it here:
In Berlin on 88,4 MHz or in Potsdam on 90,7 MHz or via stream on piradio.de

SchneidersLaden @ DigitalAnalog2022

Last weekend we participated DigitalAnalog’s next chapter after the event had to leave the iconic Gasteig which has been emptied entirely for a planned face lift. All this maybe only because some folks in Munich feel the need for it after Hamburg has brought up its Elbphilharmonie which now hurts their ego? However, things could be worse since the new location is really nothing bad either. Muffathalle is an old power plant providing plenty of charme. It is no doubt one of Munich’s best places for live music. The team at Muffathalle was very warm and helpful providing a perfect stay for us.
So we were able to create a cozy little electric play ground in one of the dance studios where we set up our famous modular Karussell and some tables equipped with various configurations of modular synths inviting people to play and have fun. We also brought Mr. Karl Russell and his super cool Dröner with us. Next year we will also provide day time work shops again and announce these through Stromkult upfront.
Thanks to everyone at DigitalAnalog and Muffathalle!

Joranalogue Workshop at SchneidersLaden – Thursday 6:30pm

On Thursday we welcome Frits from Joranalogue at SchneidersLaden. Frits will give a special workshop on Joranalogue’s wide product range, presenting some interesting patch ideas and going into detail about which modules do which tasks and why. There is certainly a lot to learn here!

Come by for a little Joranalogue masterclass, nice people, good conversations and a cool drink.

  • Jorananlogue Workshop
  • Thursday, 20th of October
  • Start 6:30pm

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.