Nicolas Bougaïeff – live performance for Endorphin.es

This evening is dedicated to Endorphin.es – not that stuff in your brain that makes you happy, but the modules between your fingers that make you happy. The manufacturer of eurorack modules (with perhaps the most unusual panel designs) presents a live performance by Nicolas Bougaïeff with devices from Endorphin.es. After the performance Nicolas will be there to answer your questions.

November 29th – starting at 7:30pm

And if you are just starting your modular journey or simply want to know what the hell I’m talking about -> join our Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshops! -> Every Thursday 6pm at SchneidersLaden!

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

Kekse backen with Dieter Doepfer at SchneidersLaden

Ever wondered how your modules taste? Whether a VCO feeds longer than a filter, for example? This big, important question might be answered on December 6th! Dieter Doepfer is coming to SchneidersLaden to bake some cookies with you! For the last workshop night of this year we prepared this very special evening for you – join us and not only get a free cookie, but also learn more about recent developments by Doepfer.

As a special treat Dieter Doepfer will be doing the Modular Beginner Workshop! Your chance to be guided into Eurorackland by the person that started this format for modular synthesizers. And because Dieter Doepfer is a great guy, you will get a cookie (or two) – fresh out of the oven – that were baked at SchneidersLaden!

December 6th – starting at 6pm -> join our Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshops!

Cookies and talk at about 7:30pm!

 

The workshop is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

Upcoming events at SchneidersLaden – with Lady Starlight, Dieter Doepfer, Vermona, Endorphin.es and Sacha Ketterlin

The regular events on Thursday evening at SchneidersLaden have developed into a permanent institution among interested sound researchers. Not only Berliners like to come frequently, SchneidersLaden welcomes guests from all over the world to every event. With a varied programme and exciting guests, you can experience over and over again how direct the contact to manufacturers and artists is during the events and how much you can learn from them. Be it a Surgeon who talks about his experiences (and with his immense experience) about his entry into eurorack-land and about how he does what and what works at live performances – or Wowa Cwejman giving insights into the development of his sublime modules and who is open for suggestions for improvements coming from the audience during the talk (who would have thought it possible that there was anything to improve in the first place).
But other events were also very well received – there was the Theremin Workshop by Carolina Eyck, one of the most renowned players worldwide – who finally showed a way to master the theremin. Or the audiovisual laser-performance of Bernhard Rasinger, who impressively demonstrated that a laser can trigger a very special fascination, with its direct and immediate intensity. To name just a few of the workshops at SchneidersLaden.

What’s next?

In November SchneidersLaden will continue with the last Workshopseries for this year – and we will start with a real highlight! A few days after her live performance at Berghain, Lady Starlight will open the next workshop series at SchneidersLaden. As a long-time friend and customer, Lady Starlight was already invited by SchneidersLaden to play at Berlin Atonal, at the Modular Schaltzentrale, this year. Together with Mark Verbos she presented 3 hours of uncompromising and improvised modular techno. So expect some raw, straightforward music made with machines on November 8th – starting at 7:30pm (as always) right after the regular Beginner Workshop.

The following Thursday (November 15th) it will be a bit more technical again. Tom Körting shows what can be done with the modules from Vermona. As a developer and manufacturer of synthesizers and effects units Vermona has shown for years already that they can offer uncompromisingly high quality, innovative concepts in their developments again and again. The new fourMative Contour, an ultra-flexible envelope modulation generator, has just come out. But also classics like the fourMulator still manage to tickle creative impulses. Tobi Neumenann also reported on this at his workshop in SchneidersLaden.

On November 22nd, Sacha Ketterlin from the Higher Resonance label will show what it can be like to massage your brain with a modular synthesizer consisting mainly of Macbeth Series X modules (see picture) – an atmospheric and intense ambient performance is to be expected. The following weeks event (November 29th) is dedicated to Endorphin.es – the company, not that stuff in your brain that makes you happy but the modules between your fingers that make you happy. The manufacturer of eurorack modules (with perhaps the most unusual panel designs) presents a live performance by Nicolas Bougaïeff with devices from Endorphin.es. After the performance Nicolas will be there to answer your questions. And to finish this extraordinary year of modular madness we welcome the person who started it all – Dieter Doepfer will be our guest on Saint Nicholas Day – December 6th!

So mark your calendars for the events you think are the most interesting – or just come by every Thursday have a beer with us and learn something about our most favorite machine – the synthesizer.

And if you are only about to start your modular journey or just want to know what the hell I am talking about -> join our Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshops! -> Every Thursday 6pm at SchneidersLaden!

 

November – December:

  • 08.11 – Lady Starlight
  • 15.11 – Vermona
  • 22.11 – Sacha Ketterlin
  • 29.11 – Endorphin.es
  • 06.12 – Dieter Doepfer

 

Sacha Ketterlin performing live at SchneidersLaden

On November 22nd, Sacha Ketterlin from the Higher Resonance label will show what it can be like to massage your brain with a modular synthesizer consisting mainly of Macbeth Series X modules (see picture below) – an atmospheric and intense ambient performance is to be expected.

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Sacha Ketterlin has been building his instrument for many years. His focus is on the careful compilation of modules for the perfect analog sound and to make as few trade-offs as possible in order to bring it to the stage. Especially during his ambient performances you can really feel the quality of the sounds, here no sacrifices are made. Chords don’t come from samplers or digital modules, but from precisely tuned Macbeth oscillators – you can hear the difference.

November 22nd – starting at 7:30pm (as always) right after the regular Beginner Workshop.

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

 

Vermona Workshop with Tom Körting at SchneidersLaden // Nov 15th

On November 15th Tom Körting shows what can be done with the fine modules made by Vermona. After having some more performance oriented Thursday during the last weeks, this workshop will be a bit more technical an in-depth. As a developer and manufacturer of synthesizers and effects units Vermona has shown for years already that they can offer uncompromisingly high quality, innovative concepts in their developments again and again. As a proof – have a look at the new fourMative Contour, an ultra-flexible envelope modulation generator that has just been released. But also classics like the fourMulator still manage to tickle creative impulses. Tobi Neumenann also reported on this at his workshop in SchneidersLaden. For this workshop expect some in-depth look at the Vermona modules and musical examples of what can be done with them.

NOVEMBER 15th // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden

And if you are only about to start your modular journey or just want to know what the hell I am talking about -> join our Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshops! -> Every Thursday 6pm at SchneidersLaden!

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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 Lady Starlight at SchneidersLaden

In November SchneidersLaden will continue with the last Workshopseries for this year – and we will start with a real highlight! A few days after her live performance at Berghain, Lady Starlight will open the next workshop series at SchneidersLaden. As a long-time friend and customer, Lady Starlight was already invited by SchneidersLaden to play at Berlin Atonal, at the Modular Schaltzentrale, this year. Together with Mark Verbos she presented 3 hours of uncompromising and improvised modular techno. So expect some excellent, raw, straightforward music made with modular machines and get some insights into Lady Starlights career and work on November 8th – starting at 7:30pm (as always) right after the regular Beginner Workshop.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm61CviH-Mk/?taken-by=schneidersladen

 

Thursday – 8th of November – @SchneidersLaden – start: 7:30pm!

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

XAOC Devices Workshop //October 18th @SchneidersLaden

On October 18th Schneidersladen welcomes XAOC Devices from Poland as our guests. They will be showing some of their latest developments and explain the highly complex and powerful Zadar – an ultra flexible envelope generator and so much more. It is equipped with an OLED screen and almost endless options to create up to four extremely precise and complex envelopes. Or take a look at the “Binary Conversion Komputor” called Drezno. This unique module consists of AD/DA converters that let you extract gates from audio signals and audio signals from gates – which is only a very condensed description of what this module is capable of. XAOC Devices often brings something new to the table and the Drezno is no exception, it even features an expander called Lipsk. The expander lets you invert single bits in the stream of data produced by Drezno.

Also: Odessa! The new additive oscillator is not even available yet – in this workshop you’ll get the chance to learn more about it! Odessa brings a lot of tonal variety to the table, it might be the most elaborate implementation of additive synthesis in eurorack right now.

As you can see XAOC Devices really goes one step further with their modules and you get the chance to talk to the makers themselves and to see the modules in action in a small performance part of the workshop. Don’t miss the chance to take part in the upcoming workshop with one of the most innovative eurorack manufacturers these days.
Thursday – 18th of October – @SchneidersLaden – start: 7:30pm!

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

 

TouellSkouarn concert and workshop // October 4th @SchneidersLaden

On the 4th of October (7:30pm) we have TouellSkouarn as our guest. The company that develops and manufactures eurorack modules was founded in 2010 by Gaël Loison, musician (Dale Cooper Quartet, Noroeste, Maman Küsters…) and graphic designer (Ultra Rapide Canari). He dedicated his brand to the design, manufacturing and sale of analog electronic musical instruments. The brand has distinguished itself internationally by its special design, its sound, the use of Breton language and creamy distortions. The very good reputation of TouellSkouarn was enhanced by the use of TouellSkouarn products by great musicians (Depeche Mode, Yann Tiersen, Gareth Jones, Blawan, Celldweller…). For the event at SchneidersLaden Gaël will play a concert with his modular synthesizer and an Octatrack, before giving us an insight into his company and the ideas behind his modules.

Have a beer with us afterwards or visit the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm and join both events on Thursday! See you at SchneidersLaden!

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

(UPDATE) DeWalta & Shannon – live and workshop //October 11th

We are so very happy and excited to be able to announce on short notice: DeWalta&Shannon return to SchneidersLaden for a live performance and workshop on how to integrate external instruments into your eurorack live performance, how to improvise and communicate on stage. Almost exactly three years after their first workshop at SchneidersLaden we will be looking into their current way of preparing a live set with stomp boxes and physical instruments in combination with a modular synthesizer and we’ll listen to some live music!

Have a beer with us after the event or visit the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm and join both events on Thursday! See you at SchneidersLaden!

 

Thursday – 11th of October – @SchneidersLaden – start: 7:30pm!

 

Here is an older video where you can witness DeWalta&Shannons exceptional skills:

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

Bernhard Rasinger – Audiovisual Laser Performance // September 27th @SchneidersLaden

Bernhard Rasinger aka BR-Laser is famous for is incredible live laser-shows. He presented his work all around the globe and pays Berlin a visit on September 27th to play a show at SchneidersLaden. He uses a special system that combines a modular synthesizer and state-of-the-art laser technology to create a luminously hypnotic audiovisual experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this live-performance! If the weather allows it, we do this event on our terrace – “open-air”!

To get an impression of Berhard Rasingers work please watch the video of his performance at SUPERBOOTH18:

 

 

Have a beer with us afterwards or visit the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm and join both events on Thursday! See you at SchneidersLaden!

 

>>> September 27th // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

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)

Live Performance and Workshop with Kitmun // September 20th @Schneidersladen

Kitmun is a Berlin based duo exploring modular soundscapes, from ambient to techno and anything in between. They both play a eurorack modular synthesizer on stage and combine their live music with live visuals coming from a special video synthesizer in eurorack format.

After the performance Kitmun will be talking about their set-up and you are welcome to ask questions about the ideas behind the music and the technical realization. Learn more about playing live electronic music with modular synthesizers and how to combine them with visuals!

>>> September 20th // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjiHkTwAYZe/?taken-by=kitmunkitmun

Have a beer with us afterwards or visit the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm and join both events on Thursday! See you at SchneidersLaden!

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

 

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)

Phonoschrank live performance and workshop @SchneidersLaden

On Thursday 13th of September we will continue our event series with a special performance by Phonoschrank. Everyone who wants to experience the potential of Drone Synths and Soundscapes is very welcome. Phonoschrank puts two SOMA Lyra-8 at the center of his live performance set-up and combines them with an additional modular synthesizer to create infinite soundscapes.

After the performance Phonoschrank will be talking about his set-up and you are welcome to ask questions about the ideas behind his music and the technical realization.

 

Thursday: 13th of September -> Start: 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

 

Have a beer with us afterwards or visit the Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm and join both events on Thursday! See you at SchneidersLaden!

 

The performance is limited to 20 persons, so…
>>>     Please write Timm for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

ts@schneidersladen.de

 

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)

Theremin Workshop with Carolina Eyck @SchneidersLaden

Theremin Workshop at SchneidersLaden with Carolina Eyck – one of the most prominent theremin players worldwide! She developed a special playing technique that leads to extraordinary results. In 2006, Carolina published the first extensive theremin method book entitled “The Art of Playing the Theremin”, available in german and english. The 8-finger-technique described in this book can be learned or witnessed in lectures, workshops, concerts and performances by Carolina Eyck all over Europe. In September you have the chance to be part of a special Theremin Workshop at SchneidersLaden by Carolina Eyck: September 6th at 7:30pm.

Carolina will bring her very rare Pro version of the Moog Etherwave Theremin. This model has been discontinued several years ago. It is considered to be the most professional and serious Theremin model Moog ever made. Due to the better scaling of the pitch field it is more suitable for professional Theremin playing. The standard Moog Etherwave Theremins do not feature this better scaled pitch field. But there is a way to improve the playability of the standard Moog Theremin (Plus) by adding a modification that has been developed by Thierry Frenkel. This modification is available from a shop in The Hague. There will be a Moog Etherwave Plus with this modification to try out at the workshop!

If you have been to SUPERBOOTH18 you might have seen Carolina playing a concert on the Seaside-Stage! The video of this concert can soon be found on HerrSchneiders Vimeo channel. In the meantime there is this short conversation between HerrSchneider and Carolina Eyck before SUPERBOOTH18.

 

Summary: Theremin Workshop with Carolina Eyck – September 6th, 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

// REGISTERED CUSTOMERS OF SCHNEIDERSLADEN CAN JOIN THE WORKSHOP FOR FREE! -> Please write an e-Mail to Timm to reserve your space.

-> tickets at the box office are 18€

 

No experience required!


*picture by Ananda Costa*

Workshop with Wowa Cwejman about his 4 new modules! July-5th @SchneidersLaden

We are very pleased to be able to announce another workshop with Wowa Cwejman. The release of four new Cwejman modules is coming closer and Wowa Cwejman is coming to SchneidersLaden to present his latest creations and to answer your questions. This workshop is about the updated BLD, AP-1 and VM-1 modules which will be available as MK2 versions and about the totally new VC-SC Stereo Compressor. Please send an e-Mail to Timm to save your space in this workshop – we have to limit this event to 30 people.

You missed our last workshop with Wowa Cwejman? No worries – you can watch a video of it here.

 

Participation is free-of-charge as always! Looking forward to seeing you at SchneidersLaden on July 5th, 7pm!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

@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)

 

Electronic Beats met our neighbors & Synth Anatomy visited SchneidersLaden

Electronic Beats came to visit our neighbors Verbos Electronics the other day and Synth Anatomy took the chance and interviewed Sir Carlo (see picture) at SchneidersLaden after SUPERBOOTH18. The result of these visits are two videos with lots of insights into the work and philosophy of these two important names in eurorack-land. To get an idea about the history of Mark Verbos’ company Verbos Electronics check out the video by Electronic Beats. To learn more about SchneidersLaden check out the video form Synth Anatomy below.

 

Workshop with Erica Synths // Thursday 28th June, 7pm @Schneidersladen

On Thursday 28th of June at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we are presenting an intense evening with a techno machine at the center of attention. Erica Synths will be showing what can be done with a modular synthesizer especially designed and engineered to be a performance oriented techno machine. Lots of artists perform with not much more than a modular synthesizer these days and it has proven to be an effective way of bringing live music to clubs and festivals. We will also talk about the philosophy of Erica Synths and where their motivation to make musical instruments comes from.

As we have limited capacity for this workshop please send an e-Mail to Timm to save your space for one or both workshops – we have to limit this event to 30 people.

Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to seeing you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

ERICA SYNTHS with their creative product presentation @SUPERBOOTH18 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.


Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

SchneidersLaden and Gammon @Elektronauten Festival Hamburg

For three days, the Elektronauten Festival in the Elbphilharmonie is all about electronically produced music – synthesizers, vocoders, loop music, oscillators and much more.There are concerts, talks and lots of workshops to participate. SchneidersLaden will be there too!

The hands-on lecture by Berlin sound artist Thomas Kircher is just the right thing for those who are still unfamiliar with these terms. Thomas Kircher is a student of “Sound Studies and Sonic Arts” and works in the legendary Berlin synthesizer shop SchneidersLaden. In five 90-minute lectures he explains the basics of synthesizer music, uncomplicated and without becoming too technical. In his lecture he illustrates how to program, control, modulate, route and mix voltages with patch cables – in short, how a sound is created on a synthesizer. He also takes a look at the history of electronic music, the philosophy of the developers of then and now and reports first-hand on the dynamics and development of the scene in recent years.

The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble by Gammon will also be present at Elektronauten Festival. The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble provides 12 synthesizers to create sounds, melodies and noises and write whole compositions. Guided by Gammon, a musician and music mediator who has been working with synthesizers since the 1990s, the participants in this one-day workshop gain a deep insight into working with modular synthesizers – experimenting, improvising and developing their own composition.

Here is a video of Gammons project at SUPERBOOTH18 where the participants were school children.

 

You will also be able to find the Modular Carousel there and learn how to patch a modular synthesizer – the avant-garde instrument in electronic music production.


Find out more on the official Elektronauten Festival Homepage.

Need more BANG in your music? -> Livestock Electronics workshop – 7pm / June 14th! +Beginner Workshop

On Thursday 14th of June at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we are having a closer look at the company that brought the BANG module to eurorack – Livestock Electronics. Not only the BANG module brings something new to the table, the other creations by this Dutch eurorack manufacturer are also very innovative! To learn more about this creative company and their philosophy and motivation come to SchneidersLaden and join the workshop. We will see these complex and hands-on concepts in live use and you are very welcome to ask all the questions you might have about Livestock Electronics and their modules.
Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to seeing you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

Workshops! 7th of June -> 6PM – Beginner // 7PM – CG Products – eurorack modules and more from Berlin

On Thursday 7th of June at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we are having a closer look at the handmade-in-Berlin eurorack modules and other fine instruments from artist and instrument designer Christian Günther. His very special analog designs have found many fans among electronic music producers but still are something of an insider’s tip. To learn more about his designs and the latest release – the Noise VCA – come to our workshop and get some insights into the development of the instruments and the general motivation behind CG Products.

To get in the mood watch this video from SUPERBOOTH18!

Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to see you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

Distortion with Animal Factory Amplification – Workshop Video @SchneidersLaden

Animal Factory Amplification is an innovative Indian guitar pedal manufacturer that is even adapting its circuits for eurorack modular! Not many manufacturers in the music tech industry come from India and if you listen to the fascinating story of AFA (Animal Factory Amplification) you get an idea why. Aditya – founder, developer and engineer of AFA gave an insight into his story, from being a teenager in India building distortion pedals from the rare electronic parts he could get his hands on – to these present days where he shares a stage at SUPERBOOTH18 together with Alexander Hacke from Einstürzende Neubauten to present his products -watch the video from Superbooth here!

This workshop at SchneidersLaden gives a very detailed overview about different distortion techniques and the differences these make sound-wise. Learn not only about the impressive circuits Aditya developed, but also about the ideas and history behind these and get some tips and tricks for the use of these machines and how to get the best results.

The best of the whole story is that Aditya bringing his circuits to the eurorack format. The Baron Samedi and Pit Viper are already available! With CV control these modules bring another creative dimension to the table.

May 31st // Workshop Night @Schneidersladen // It’s all about timing: Clock Management! // +Beginner Workshop

On Thursday 31st of May at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we are having a closer look at timing. We have invited Tom Körting to show us one of the tightest and most advanced clocks for music making. The ACME-4 by SND has been on the market for quit some time now and it is still one of the most reliable machines to manage your timing in the the studio or on stage. Tight and reliable timing can make a difference and support your musical ideas. Although we are nerds, things won’t get too technical – the workshop will give you real live examples

To get an idea of what to expect, have a look at the videos from previous workshops!

Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to see you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

24th of May // Moving forward to new territories – Workshopnight with Mutable Instruments // +Beginner Workshop

On Thursday 24th of May at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we have the special honor to welcome the mastermind behind Mutable Instruments – learn about the history, philosophy and the products. You will have the chance to get some insights into the process of product development and the ideas behind some of the most successful modules of the recent years. This workshop is also absolutely suitable for beginners too, so feel free to join both workshops!

To get an idea of what to expect, have a look at the videos from previous workshops!

The workshops are limited to 20 people – so make sure to save your space! Please write an e-Mail to Timm to register for the event.
Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to see you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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 Night at SchneidersLaden // Beginner & Distortion -> Thursday, May 17th – 6pm!!!

On Thursday 17th of May at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm Aditya from Animal Factory Amplification will talk about one hot topic: Distortion!!! He will introduce us to his idea for making sounds rougher and more present – to say the least. His approach is very much influenced by his early steps into making music and not feeling satisfied with the sound he could get out of an accustic guitar. Aditya will give us some insights into his career as a pedal and synth designer. The focus will of course be on distortion in pedal and eurorack format, and about his special approach to circuits, sounds and how his stuff sounds with drum machines and other synths. This workshop is also absolutely suitable for beginners too, so feel free to join both workshops!

 


Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

Looking forward to see you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

SchneidersLaden NEWS

In a couple of days Berlin might have more modular synthesizers in one place than probably any other city – because Superbooth will take place in Berlin. This year even bigger than before and again presented by SchneidersLaden. All our employees will be present at the fair to discover the latest developments in the field of electronic musical instruments.

 

Therefore the showroom has different opening hours on 3rd and 4th of May: 10 am – 1 pm. SchneidersLaden will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

More important news:

 

  • Free shipping from May

For orders from schneidersladen.com the shipping costs are omitted from May. This applies to all orders above 200 Euro* within Germany and from 500 Euro* within the EU, to Norway and Switzerland. Subsequent deliveries are generally free of charge.

* incl. VAT

  • New rooms at SchneidersLaden

With the installation of a second, large exhibition room, the showroom area has been significantly expanded. This means even more opportunities for guests of SchneidersLaden to try out the latest and most interesting equipment in the field of electronic sound generation. In Schneiders VideoTheke, another new room, workshops, concerts and presentations of manufacturers, artists and friends of SchneidersLaden will take place. These events will be announced here on stromkult.com.

  • The next dates

17.05. – Workshop with Animal Factory Amps

24.05. – Workshop with Mutable Instruments

  • Workshop Video

Recently Schneiders VideoTheke was officially opened with a workshop on the new Verbos Electronics Multi-Delay Processor. The video of this workshop can be found HERE.

  • SUPERBOOTH18 News on stromkult.com

During SUPERBOOTH18 our experts will be looking for the latest developments and the most interesting equipment and will report on them here on stromkult.com.

  • SchneidersLaden, SUPERBOOTH18 and IRRUPT

Supersounds – A library of sounds to get you in the right mood for SUPERBOOTH18, free to download from the IRRUPT homepage and playable at the Modular Carousel in the Playground at SUPERBOOTH18. You can find the sounds on the IRRUPT homepage.

 

SchneidersLaden presents: SUPERBOOTH18

03. – 05. May 2018

FEZ Berlin, Straße zum FEZ 2, 12459 Berlin

Verbos Electronics – Multi-Delay Processor -> Workshop Video!

Here is the first workshop video from our new room at SchneidersLaden – Schneiders VideoTheke. Please enjoy the video of Mark Verbos presenting his latest development and watch out for more events in this new room. We will announce these here on stromkult.com!

This workshop is about the very first product by Verbos Electronics designed and manufactured in Berlin. All previous modules focused on old circuits and all analog designs – so this is also the first Verbos module that includes digital technology at its heart. There are eight digital delays clocked by an analog VCO with voltage control. But instead of reading my bad explanation of what this module is capable of and how it works, please watch the video and Marks excellent presentation of his latest module.

THIS THURSDAY! Video Synthesis Workshop and Modular Beginner Workshop @Schneidersladen:

On Thursday 26th of April at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about synthesis.

At 7pm Stephane Lefrancois will be presenting the LZX Industries Visual Cortex in a special workshop about analog video synthesis, and how he integrates it with audio modules. This is a workshop designed to introduce modular enthusiasts to the magical world of analog video. The basic concepts will be covered, as well as exploring audio modules that “work” well with video, and how Stephane applies this exciting knowledge into his live performances with Kitmun.

This workshop is absolutely suitable for beginners, as we are all just starting to explore this special field of modular synthesis. Join us on this special journey!

 

We have limited capacity, so please register for this workshop: Write an e-Mail to Timm to reserve your space for this special workshop.

 


Event Details

@ our showroom -> 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)

Looking forward to see you there!!!The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Verbos Electronics – Multi-Delay Processor // Special Workshop // April 19th @SchneidersLaden

On Thursday 19th of April at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences!

We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about synthesis.

At 7pm Mark Verbos will introduce you to his latest module – the Multi-Delay Processor. The Multi-Delay Processor is a bank of 8 digital delays chained in series, and voltage controllable. There are 3 signal inputs. When using only the first, reverberated and octave up pitch shifted feedback are normalled into the others. This allows reverb effects, shimmer, rising echos and fantasy ambiences. This and all the other capabilities of this complex module will be explained by the creator himself.

This workshop will be the first to happen in our new event room! And to make this an even more perfect evening, Mark Verbos will play an ambient performance at the end of the workshop!

Do not miss this special evening at Schneidersladen!

To get the chance to hear the (by now) unreleased Multi-Delay Processor in person and enjoy this special workshop with us, please send an e-Mail to Timm to register for this workshop. Since we have limited space, we have to limit this event to 25 people.

 

Event Details

Date: 19. April 2018
Time: Starters Workshop 6pm // Verbos electronics Workshop 7pm
Venue: SchneidersLaden
free of charge – as always!

@ our showroom -> 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)

Looking forward to see you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. April 12th/ 6PM

Hello modular newbies!

April 12th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. And also meet likeminded 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.

The workshop will be held by our workshop-dream-team Thomas and Miquel.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (use the door at REWE and knock LOUD at or metal door)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>>     Please write Miquel for confirmation:    

md@schneidersladen.de

See you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Special Workshop – MARCH 22nd, 6PM @SchneidersLaden -> lets talk about SEQUENCERS!

Hello modular newbies! March 22/6PM, we will give a Special Workshop in our once again expanded SchneidersLaden showroom.

We are doing another workshop! Mark the date on your calendar and come by, learn something about the fascinating world of sequencing in eurorack. Three members of our Schneidersladen team present to you noteworthy or interesting sequencers for eurorack modular synthesizers. Our goal is to give you some new perspectives and ideas on sequencers and to discuss pros and cons of different concepts to find out what it is you are searching for in a sequencer for your rack. The sequencers we are covering will mainly be melodic sequencers with trigger/gate and CV tracks.

Workshop starts 6pm! and it is free of charge – as always!

 

@ our showroom -> 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 is limited to 12 participants, so…

>>>  Please write Miquel for confirmation:  md@schneidersladen.de

Looking forward to see you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

If you can’t wait for the workshop to start please feel free to read these two posts about the same topic:

 

Classic sequencing – CV, trigger and gates //part 1

Sequencing in eurorack – CV, trigger and gates //part 2

Frap Tools // Special Workshop // March 15th, 6PM @SchneidersLaden

On Thursday 15th of March Simone from Frap Tools will be at Schneidersladen to talk about his current line of modules. He will be presenting his beautiful modules and talk about the ideas behind his most recent development – the Fumana.

Frap Tools already created great eurorack cases, a line of expandable mixer modules, handy utility modules and a fascinating random module – the Sapel. Now they released their first sound manipulating module – and what a beast: The Fumana is one of the few filterbanks or vocoders available for eurorack and it might be the most advanced one.


Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: SchneidersLaden
  • free of charge – as always!

@ our showroom -> 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)

Looking forward to see you there!!!The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Beginners Workshop. March 13th/6PM @ showroom

The Beginners Workshop for March 8th had to be rescheduled to 13th of March.

 

Hello modular newbies!

March 13th/6PM, we will give a workshop for modular beginners in our once again expanded SchneidersLaden showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. And also meet likeminded people! Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way Thomas & Miquel will show you basic patch techniques in modular synthesis, the workings of our showroom, as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the ever evolving Eurocrack scene.

Workshop starts 6pm! and it is free of charge – as always!

 

@ our showroom -> 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 is limited to 12 participants, so…

 

>>>  Please write Thomas for confirmation:  tc@schneidersladen.de

 

Looking forward to see you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Wowa Cwejman @Schneidersladen!! feat. the new Cwejman MBC-3 Multiband-Compressor

Tomorrow!! we are very happy to be able to announce an exceptional workshop at Schneiderladen

-> THURSDAY March 8th // 6PM @showroom
Wowa Cwejman visited us today and brought his new Multi-Band-Compressor module with him – the MBC-3. Therefore we will have a special workshop tomorrow centered around this outstanding module. It is way more than your usual compressor: it is a sound-design and remix tool that seeks its equal. Thomas will show you what the MBC-3 is capable of.

AND: Mister Cwejman will be present and you will have the rare opportunity to ask him the questions you always wanted him to ask.

This is definetely on short notice, but be sure to come by for this rare opportunity. spread the breaking news.

tomorrow! – no registration / no entrance fee

Thursday March 8th // 6pm //@ our showroom -> 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)

 

Looking forward to see you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

 

 

Looking forward to see you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. February 8th/ 6PM

Hello modular newbies!

February 8th/ 6PM, we will give a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. And also meet likeminded people! Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way Miquel will show you basic patch techniques in subtractive synthesis, the workings of our showroom, as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the ever evolving Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (use the door at REWE – ring the bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>>     Please write Miquel for confirmation:    

md@schneidersladen.de

See you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Portrait of SchneidersLaden by culturetrip.com

Last year culturetrip came to SchneidersLaden to do a portrait of our work and the idea behind the showroom – the integrative place for creative minds of all kinds. A place to meet, learn and enjoy. You can watch the video below or read the complete article on culturetrip.com

 

“The staff at SchneidersLaden are bringing musicians and music lovers together to help them discover how to use this hardware to create and experiment with music.”

 

 

 

Workshop // P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G! a modular synth workshop with Jessica

Hello modular fans and users!

January 25th/ 6PM, we’re holding the first P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G! workshop of 2018 – a workshop about the early modular systems in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden showroom.

Jessica will show you some of the early west-coast synthesizer designs that are coming back to the market right now. Catalyst Audio cloned the early Buchla 100 Series modules and Serge worked together with Random*Source to bring classic Serge designs to eurorack. These and other modules that are based on these early designs will be covered in this workshop.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn something about the earliest days of modular synthesis!

 

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (use the door at REWE – ring the bell – and knock LOUD on our metal door on the first floor)

 

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…


>>> Please write Jessi for confirmation :  jk@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

 

See you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Video: WhoMadeWho interview with DIFFUS Magazin at Schneidersladen

In December we had very special guests at Schneidersladen, WhoMadeWho and DIFFUS Magazin. They recorded an interview about their new album that will be released on 19th of January. Jeppe, Tomas and Tomas took the chance and turned the showroom into a stage and the interview turned into an improvised jam session for some time. It was a very welcome visit and we want to thank everyone involved.

 

 

 

DIFFUS Magazin: https://diffusmag.de/

WhoMadeWho: http://www.whomadewhoband.com/

Workshops @Schneidersladen 2018!

Every second and fourth Thursday there is a workshop at Schneidersladen. Hundreds of modular beginners and experts take part in the DON’T PANIC (beginner) and P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G (advanced) workshops each year. This year some of the P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G workshops were hosted by special guests like Richard Devine and Surachai, Walker Farrell and Tobi Neumann. These spechial workshops were recorded and edited and can be found here.

In 2018 Schniedersladen wll continue to help newbies to get into eurorack and experts to improve their knowledge. On December 14th 2017, the last workshop of this year, was hosted by Schneidersladen employee Miquel (find some picures below the video). In January we will start again with new workshops of all kinds and throughout the year more workshops with special guests will be recorded.

If you havn’t already, take a look at the previous recordings, a perfect thing for those cosy holidays!

 

Here is th latest of our special workshops. Follow the LINK for the others and keep aneye on the Event Calendar for workshop announcements and other synthesizer related events.

 

 

The most recent beginners workshop with Miquel:

Workshop_Miquel_2 Workshop_Miquel_1

Video: Modular synth workshop with Tobi Neumann and Fadi

In November Tobi Neumann and Fadi turned Schneidersladen showroom into a (private) lesson on how to use a modular synthesizer not only as inspirational or improvisational tool but as an instrument that seamlessly integrates within a professional studio environment and workflow. Tobi Neumann’s career spans 2 decades as DJ and producer for labels like Cocoon, Playhouse and artists like Miss Kittin, Chicks on Speed and 2Raumwohnung. He is also what one could call an early adaptor of Eurorack and a longtime and cherished customer of our little store. Together with Fadi he forms a highly productive team. Their homebase is Apollo Studio Berlin which is centered around a modular system. With years of experience the two will provide insights into working with ModularSynths.

Enjoy this video of a special workshop at Schneidersladen showroom.

DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. December 14th/ 6PM

Hello modular newbies!

December 14th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. And also meet likeminded 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.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (use the door at REWE and knock LOUD at or metal door)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>>     Please write Thomas for confirmation:    

tc@schneidersladen.de

See you there!!!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Gammon and the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble at Bludenz

(All pictures by BARBARA WINKLER)


 

Our dear friend Gammon has had a very busy November. In the coming weeks we will be covering his different projects with the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble at Define festival (Denmark), concert at Grätzel Galerie (Vienna) and many more. Starting with the „Tage zeitgemäßer Musik” (days of contemporary music) at Bludenz. This festival has been founded 29 years ago. Gammon started his Modular Synthesizer Ensemble seminars at SUPERBOOTH17 and you can have a short insight into this here.

To Bludenz Gammon brought a dozen modular synthesizers for the festival of contempory music. Five pupils from Bludenz took part in a three day seminar exploring different modular synthesizers and composing and rehearsing for a concert. They all attend the music section of the high school in Bludenz and learn one instrument each, but have never been using a synthesizer. For them it was the first contact with this electronic musical instrument. Contemporay music is often not recognised by young people. They tend not to realize how wide the field of music can be and that it does not always need rythms and melodies. Therefor the Tage zeitgemäßer Musik at Bludenz are an important and very welcome institution for cultural education. The festival set a focus on cultural education of young people with the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble by Gammon.

Because this project is about cultural and not technical education the creative and musical work started right after a brief introduction into the basic functional principles of modular synthesizers. Very quickly the group was able to develop and create different musical voices to interact and complement each other in a unique composition. All participants had different modular systems with different sonic qualities and potentials. These different “voices” were the technical basis for the ensemble. With a very basic introduction to the wide field of modular synthesis the participants were able to work out specific sounds and express themselfs. One piece at a time was worked out. Starting with individual sounds that were then arranged in structures to form a performance or concert in the end. These young people managed to get a good sens for each other and the music and formed a convincing group of musicians – an ensemble.

Gammon, who had already offered this method in Berlin and Denmark, was very pleased with the athmosphere and outcome of this seminar:”The youngsters got involved and played very well. My main goal is making music together. The project gave us all a lot of pleasure, and the audience was impressed by what can be achieved in three days.” And the visebilety in the community was a central issue. Therefor the venue was chosen to be in the middle of the city, in a former shoe store.

 

16_modularsynthesizerensemble_btzm_Barbara_Winkler

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(All pictures by BARBARA WINKLER)

>>> 3 days of modular events in Berlin >>> Workshop/Concert/Party

The next three days will be exciting for those who like to witness modular synthesizers being used in front of an audience. The modular journey starts tomorrow 6pm at Schneidersladen where Tobi Neumann and Fadi from Apollo Studio Berlin will give some insights into their work as professional producers. They will talk about their use of the modular in a studio environment and reveal some of their special tricks to the audience. If you want to participate you can find more info on how to register to this free workshop here. Don’t miss this special evening.

On Friday the #24th edition of Basic Electricity will take place in Berlin. This time the impressive König Otto in Neukölln will be the location for the longest running modular event of the German capital. The evening is titled “The Sense of Sound” where Thomas Ankersmit and others will be pushing the limits of sound! The doors open at 8pm and music starts at 9pm – tickets 10€. More info here.

On Saturday one is really spoilt for choice … There is the fantastic Colin Benders playing live at Ben Klocks Photon party at Berghain and there is the seven (!) hour modular liveset of Berlins Modular Gang at Oscillate at //about blank. Good news is: if you can’t make it to //about blank, or not for all seven hours – Cashmere radio will be broadcasting live, all night long! But don’t get this wrong – go there in person. The Oscillate partys are really good. In case you prefer going to Berghain, be prepared for a Colin Benders modular live performance that is more techno than what you might have heard from him in the past. This is going to be the first Photon party at Berghain and should be a great night! Wherever you decide to go – have fun and relax – the next modular synthesizer is not far away!

Modular Synthesizer Workshop at We Make Waves

The modular synthesizer workshop at We Make Waves, Berlin-based festival and conference made for women, trans and non-binary people was very well attended and all participants were incredibly eager to learn. Many of them were long-time musicians – from singers to techno producers. They were very interested and took an active part in the workshop, so many questions were asked and answered. In the beginning Jessica and Jackie from SchneidersLaden introduced themselves and talked a bit about their passion for modular and their general background. Afterwards all participants were asked to come close to the modular to learn something about some of the core modules of the modular synthesizer. Afterwards there was an overview about the integration and connection of the synthesizer with an Acidlab Miami drum machine and a mixing desk. From there on it was all about patching. Everyone was invited to contribute to the patch and therefor was a part of the music that was created.

The workshop lasted for 2 hours – the last 30 minutes were used to hand over the modular systems and the Acidlab Miami to the participants. They were able to put down a pretty decent and surprisingly interesting acid techno jam.

The workshop was a good opportunity to bring people into contact with modular synthesizers, that otherwise maybe wouldn’t have taken the step. Therefor there will be more of these workshops, for example at SchneidersLaden showroom and SUPERBOOTH18 in the future.

Watch the Event Calendar for more modular synthesizer related events.

Video: Richard Devine and Surachai – Workshop pt. 2

Richard Devine and Surachai visited the showroom at SchneidersLaden the day after their concert at Berghain. The best thing about it is that they have made a whole workshop out of it. Richard Devine showed his live rig and explained his unmistakable approach of playing a eurorack system. He is one of the most important modular experts and a key figure to the eurorack scene. Within our scene we all have different approaches to patching and our own uniquely assembled systems. During this workshop we shared patch-ideas and argued about favourite modules. Richard talked about his beginnings with creating music and using synthesizers and how he puts his musical ideas into practice today.

If you have missed part one of this workshop watch it here.

The second part begins with a performance similar to the performance at Berghain the night before. Then Richard is answering questions by the audience. Themes like special firmwares and patch methods come up that make his modular Synthesizer this special alien insectoid machine.

 

Workshop 6PM -> P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G:. with Walker Farrell // Make Noise

Hello Patch-People, Synthesizer-Enthusiasts, Newbies and Hardcore Modular-Addicts!

Next week there will be another of our very special workshops. We are very honored to welcome Walker Farrell as our guest on November 9th/6pm. Please join us that day in our beloved and newly arranged showroom!

Walker Farrell from Make Noise is coming to talk to us about the history and future of Make Noise and his own thoughts about modular synths and his music. We will also discuss the philosophy that guides Make Noise when planning instruments and iconic modules like Maths, Erbe-Verb or Morphagene.

Make Noise is one of the key companies of the recent modular renaissance and they keep on developing new and visionary ideas and pushing boundaries.

Join us on this very special evening!

 

>>> please write Thomas for registration: tc@schneidersladen.de <<<

 

Beer, Pretzels and Gummy Bears provided! Entry is free but limited to 30 Participants.

We start around 6pm in our showroom (Kotti above REWE)

Looking forward to see you!!!

the schneidersladen showroom team

Theremin Workshop by Dorit Chrysler at We Make Waves Festival

Dorit Chrysler will give a 1 hour theremin workshop using 10 Moog thereminis at We Make Waves Festival. We Make Waves is a new festival and conference for women, trans and non-binary individuals in the music industry, with its first edition taking place in Berlin from 9-11 November 2017. The aim is to connect existing networks and communities in Berlin and beyond — our doors are open to people of all race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, income, educational background or physical ability. Dorit Chrysler has been dubbed a superior wizard of the theremin. An Austrian-born, New York based composer, producer and singer, Chrysler is the co-founder of the NY Theremin Society and founder of the first school for theremin, Kid Cool Theremin School. As much as the theremin is a tool in Chrysler’s electronic instrument arsenal, she’s also one of the most visible thereminists spreading the gospel of the mysterious sounding instrument which is basically played by massaging air.

 

12 pm-1 pm // 11.11.2017 // Elisabeth Studios – We Make Waves Festival

Gammon – MODULAR SYNTHESIZER ENSEMBLE November 2017

Gammons MODULAR SYNTHESIZER ENSEMBLE is on tour during November 2017. The concept for these workshops is to create a Modular Synthesizer Ensemble with the participants and to be able to play an improvised concert in the end. The Modular Synthesizer Ensemple is supported by SchneidersLaden and very pleased to see Gammon spreading knowledge about modular synthesizers and encouraging people to play with instruments they may not have even heard of before.

The workshops start with the very basic terms and guides the participants all the way to be able to play freely and improvised on modular synthesizers. The participants work independently, max. in groups of 2, on the Modular Synthesizer. They are thus directly involved in the process of creating the sounds and are responsible for their individual sound design.
Fundamental knowledge about electronic sound generation is imparted in the “hands-on” process. Ten modular synthesizer systems are designed in such a way that the different configurations create an ensemble with different musical voices. The resulting sounds are the basis for a joint composition, which is recorded with a graphic notation and then played live.
Working with an analog modular synthesizer not only conveys the emergence of electronic music, but is also an important basis for digital electronic music on the computer.

The musician and sound artist Gammon has been active for many years in the field of music and art mediation with various workshop formats. In 2013 he was awarded the international music mediation prize “Junge Ohren” and won the German competition “Kinder zum Olymp”. For more than a decade, he worked successfully with the Thilges3 collective on an international level. The trio used almost exclusively Doepfer‘s Modular Synthesizer for their installative performance formats.

 

These are the dates for the workshops:

Define Festival / Sønderborg DK

9. Nov. – 11. Nov 2017 /

Concert: 11. Nov 2017 – 18:30h – Sønderborghus

http://definefestival.com

 

btzm / Bludenzer Tage zeitgenössischer Musik / Bludenz

16. Nov. – 19. Nov 2017 /

Concert: 19. Nov 2017 – 16:00h – tba

http://allerart-bludenz.at/btzm/

 

Roter Ballon / Grätzel Galerie / Vienna

24. + 25. Nov. 2017 /

Concert: 25. Nov 2017 – 19:00h

http://www.graetzlgalerie.at

 

All around Audio / Symposium / FH St. Pölten

29. Nov. 2017 /

INSTALLATION: 9:00h – 18:00h – Campus AULA

https://fmt.fhstp.ac.at/all-around-audio-symposium-2/
Preview for 2018

Cooperation Ernst Krenek Forum (Jan/Feb 18)

 

At SUPERBOOTH17 Gammon did these kind of workshop with a group of schoolchildren from Berlin, here is a short video about this workshop:

A successful start – No Bounds festival Sheffield //with modular synth workshop

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Two weeks ago No Bounds Festival took place in Sheffield and offered a three-day programme of art, music, discussion and workshops united by an experimental nature. The festival did not spare on artistic diversity and locations and was well received by the audience. It involved the Hope Works club, that can be considered as one of the best clubs in the country. No Bounds took place all across the city and gave a stage to artists from all over the world, covering several musical genres ranging from dark techno and electro to cutting-edge experimental music.

From our point of view, Saturday was particularly interesting. At 4pm Jessica Kert from SchneidersLaden and Konstantin Gervis (TipTop Audio) gave a workshop on modular synthesizers.

The workshop was very well attended – most of the participants stayed for 2.30 hrs and listened attentively to Jessicas and Konstantins presentation. The audience was very mixed and excitingly included musicians who had played at the festival and even long time customers of SchneiderLaden. Everyone was extremely hungry for knowledge, incredibly interested and extremely gracious. This also applies to the organizers, who presented themselves very professionally. Thanks you for organizing No Bounds and including the modular synth workshop!

Here are some visual impressions. Thank you to No Bounds festival for the pictures!

 

 

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Video: Richard Devine and Surachai – Workshop at Schneidersladen

Richard Devine and Surachai visited the showroom in SchneidersLaden the day after their concert at Berghain. The best thing about it is that they have made a whole workshop out of it. Richard Devine showed his live rig and explained his unmistakable approach to playing a eurorack system. He is one of the most important modular experts and a key figure to the eurorack scene. Within our scene we all have different approaches to patching and our own uniquely assembled systems. During this workshop we shared patch-ideas and argued about favorite modules! Richard talked about his beginnings with creating music and using synthesizers and how he puts his musical ideas into practice today.

 

Watch Part 1 of this workshop:

 

Two more reasons to visit Amsterdam

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From 18 – 22 of October Amsterdam will be the capitol for electronic music. Exhibitions, concerts, talks and workshops will be happening all across the city. The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world’s largest club-based festival and conference for electronic music. The event continues to grow and develop each year, with last year’s edition featuring over 2,200 artists and 550 speakers in an unbelievable record-breaking 140 venues.

At the Conference ADE Sound Lab there will be Alex4 providing some modular synths by ACL, E-RM, Doepfer, Vermona and Verbos Electronics. Feel free to check out their systems and get ready to become addicted to modular synthesizers. Meet the product experts from Alex4 on Thursday to Saturday between 12 am and 7pm, let them show you a new world of sonic possibilities. ALEX4 Distribution GmbH is supplying synthesizers, modular systems, step sequencers and other innovative electronic musical instruments by numerus brands to competent retailers over Europe.

Find out more here.

19-21/10 12:00 – 19:00

De Brakke Grond – Hallway


And on Friday there will also be a workshop on modular synthesizers by Patrick Detampel. He will be talking about the basics of sound design, sequencing, syncing DAWs and other hardware to modular systems and show some creative ways of patching. Patrick really is a modular expert, so feel free to ask him anything you want to know about this topic.

20/10 17:00 – 17:45
De Brakke Grond (G4 Workshop Room)

ADE Festival Hangout is accessible only with the ADE Card (€10,-). Limited capacity, make sure to come early.

Find out more here.

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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.