Join us: Kids climate strike – shop temporarily closed


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

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

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

See you soon

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

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

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

Bis gleich.

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Shakmat Moduar – Performance & Workshop at SchneidersLaden

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

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

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

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

How to find SchneidersLaden:

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

FLAME Workshop & Performance //Thursday 7:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

How to find SchneidersLaden:

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


Next Workshop Series at SchneidersLaden

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THURSDAYS // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden

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

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

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

Upcoming workshops:

15. August – Snazzy FX

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

22. August – ALM Busy Circuits

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

29. August – SchneidersLaden Spezial

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

05. September – Flame

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

12. September – Shakmat Modular

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

19. September – Verbos Electronics

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

26. September – Starting with Buchla

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

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

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SchneidersLaden Spezial – live music // Thursday 7PM


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

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

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

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

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

How to find SchneidersLaden:

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

ALM Busy Circuits – Workshop //August 22nd

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

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

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

AND:

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

How to find SchneidersLaden:

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

Special Modular Beginner Workshop with Gammon // August 22nd

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

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

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

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

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


THURSDAY: Snazzy FX & Modular Beginner Workshop

15. August // 7:30pm – Snazzy FX

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

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

How to find SchneidersLaden:

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


Video: Looking at Raster.Labor – with Frank Bretschneider

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

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

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

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



SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

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

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

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

How to find us:

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to find us:

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

THURSDAY: JOMOX Workshop with Jürgen Michaelis – at SchneidersLaden

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

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

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

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


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

Resonator Neuronium, T-Resonator, Alpha Base

Jürgen Michaelis


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

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

How to find us:

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


SAM BARKER live at SchneidersLaden

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

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

Here is the Plate Reverb in action:

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

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

No registration needed, the event is free.

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

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

Two workshops! Modular Beginner // Eowave with Marc Sirguy!


Workshop #1

We’re holding another workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden – starts at 6pm.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time and also meet like-minded people! 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.

Workshop #2

At 7:30pm we’ll have the second workshop of the night! We are happy to welcome one of the most important personalities of the french modular synthesizer scene – Marc Sirguy! He is representing Eowave, the famous Modular Square shop in Paris and more – we are very curious what he brings with him!

See you soon! Every Thursday at 6pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7pm

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)

Modular Workshop and Performance with INSTANT // Thursday 28th – 7.30pm

Thursdays at SchneidersLaden are workshop-and-live-music-days: We hope to see you again this week, for another workshop and performance night at SchneidersLaden! This time we are happy to have INSTANT as our guests!

The duo from Berlin Kreuzberg pulls off a unique and live electronic performance far beyond of just playing pre-produced tracks. Their interaction combines abstract electrical and extravagant-harmonic sounds with repetitive rhythms and driving basses. The audience experiences the creative process and is mesmerized by the extraordinary analog sound.

Hear some modular live music and learn how to play live on stage from artists who know!

No registration needed, the event is free.

THURSDAY – February 28 – 7.30pm @SchneidersLaden
// right after our weekly Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm

Check out the latest SUPERBOOTH18 video release to see INSTANT at work! At that time they where still known under the name #INSTANTBONER


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

Workshop and Performance: Blush Response // February 21st // 7:30pm

For the second workshop in our first workshop series in 2019 we invited an artist who is known for his uncompromising, hard sound. Blush Response is Joey Blush, Berlin Based Cuban-American artist and sound designer, who’s music is characterized by a modular synth heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths to create a sound that blurs the lines between Industrial, EBM and Techno. Yummie.

Blush cut his teeth doing programming work for artists such as Fear Factory, Rhys Fulber, Cristian Castro, and as a touring member of Joey Jordison (Slipknot)’s alternative rock project Scar the Martyr. Check out his music here:

In this workshop we’ll not only hear some sounds from his machines – Blush Response will also tell us about his approach to a live-set with modulars and his work in general.

We hope to see you at the workshop – come and learn from someone who knows his craft!
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SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

Workshop: Looking at Raster.Labor with Frank Bretschneider

Raster.Labor is an installation project by Raster.Media. Premiered at the CTM Festival a couple of weeks ago we took the chance to bring this great project to SchneidersLaden and explore the ideas behind it with one of the creators – Frank Bretschneider. During the planning stages of the installations Frank discussed some different approaches for the central machine of all five installations with us. The beating heart on all five tables was a modular synthesizer, providing control voltages for other modules and other things producing sound and forming the individual parts of each installation.

Raster.Labor explores “artistic processes, and how they diverge and develop from the same starting point or set of conditions. Five tables with minimal Eurorack setups and a handful of studio monitors form the basis of the piece. The analogue hardware generates and manipulates control voltages, forming a framework in which the artists can complete, connect, and interact with the modules. As the setup does not contain any sound producing components, participating artists will select sound sources themselves, which could range from minuscule to gargantuan sonic objects. They may choose to mechanically generate sound, or to integrate microphones and amplify sound. 

Generative composition, whether through regulating sonic events or strategic compositional decisions, has been a key part of electronic music’s history. Labor references both academic and DIY histories of analogue synthesis, exploring open and dynamic fields of hardware experimentation. The intention of the setup is to enable interested audience members to directly observe cause and effect, so digital software will be avoided.

Raster.Labor with Frank Bretschneider, Byetone + Mieko Suzuki, Grischa Lichtenberger, Robert Lippok, Dasha Rush was on display at nGbK, Oranienstr. 25, 10999 berlin from jan 25 until feb 03. 2019.

 

Join us on Thursday 14. February for this special lecture and workshop with Frank Bretschneider – start at 7:30 pm!

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SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

Announcement of new workshop series at SchneidersLaden!

At SchneidersLaden we don’t only sell synthesizers – we advise and support you to find the instrument you really want – we share our knowledge with you, we learn from you and we organize events: Workshops, Performances and Concerts! Every Thursday you can join a free Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. Often we’ll have this workshop followed by another workshop for which we invite manufacturers or artists to share their vision with us or to play a concert or performance.

Some examples of these events can be seen in our new trailer – others can be found here in full length.

And our latest three additions to our Workshop-video-collection can be found here!

Upcoming workshops

But the important news of today is the announcement of our new workshop series starting February 14th! CTM Festival just closed its doors for this years edition, but we thought we take one of our personal highlights and bring it to the SchneidersLaden showroom! Together with Frank Bretschneider we will have a close look at how an installation project like Raster.Labor comes to life. Until mid-April there will be more workshops every Thursday – starting at 7:30pm – right after the weekly Modular Beginner Workshop.

Workshops at SchneidersLaden // Thursdays // 7:30pm:

14. Feb – Frank Bretschneider / Raster.Labor – Workshop & Installation

21. Feb – Blush Response – Performance & Workshop

28. Feb – Instant – Performance & Workshop

07. Mar – Marc Sirguy / Eowave – Workshop & Talk

14. Mar – Haken Audio – Performance & Workshop

21. Mar – Sam Barker / Leisure System – Performance & Workshop

28. Mar – Jomox – Workshop, Performance & Talk

04 Apr – Instruo – Workshop & Performance

11. Apr – E-RM – Workshop

Workshop and Performance: Blush Response // February 21st // 7:30pm

For the second workshop in our first workshop series in 2019 we invited an artist who is known for his uncompromising, hard sound. Blush Response is Joey Blush, Berlin Based Cuban-American artist and sound designer, who’s music is characterized by a modular synth heavy approach to sound design, combining rough, glitch-heavy beats with thick, distorted synths to create a sound that blurs the lines between Industrial, EBM and Techno. Yummie.

Blush cut his teeth doing programming work for artists such as Fear Factory, Rhys Fulber, Cristian Castro, and as a touring member of Joey Jordison (Slipknot)’s alternative rock project Scar the Martyr. Check out his music here:

 

In this workshop we’ll not only hear some sounds from his machines, Blush Response will also tell us about his live set and work in general.

We hope to see you at the workshop – come and learn from someone who knows his craft.

Workshop and Performance: Blush Response

// February 21st

// 7:30pm

// Participation is free

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SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

Modular Synthesizer Ensemble workshop with Gammon at Ernst Krenek Forum

In January 2019 the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble will again be a guest at the Ernst Krenek Forum. Due to the great demand last year, there will be 5 workshops this time.
3 of them with school classes from Krems, 2 workshops will be offered for registration.

The Modular Synthesizer makes analog synthesis tangible and easy to understand. It opens up a wide range of sound possibilities and an intuitive and creative approach to electronic music.
The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble consists of a fixed set of twelve Modular Synthesizers. Led by Gammon, a musician and music mediator who has been working with synthesizers since the 1990s, the one-day workshop gives participants a deep insight into the work with modular synthesizers: they experiment, improvise and develop sounds, noises and sequences for their own compositions.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 9th! more info here.

Here is an example of one of the Modular  Synthesizer Ensemble workshops at SUPERBOOTH18:

 

Thank you for a great year 2018!

The SchneidersLaden team wishes all our friends, customers and partners a great start into the new year!

We are looking forward to meeting all of you again in 2019 –  at SchneidersLaden or SUPERBOOOTH19 in May! The year 2018 has been incredible innovative – there are more and more manufacturers of great electronic musical instruments, new designs and creative possibilities. We are looking back on lots of great workshops, presentations and concerts at SchneidersLaden and of cause SUPERBOOTH19! And in celebration of all events in 2018 we are releasing the video of SchneidersLaden at Modular Schaltzentrale, Berlin Atonal today. The special stage that SchneiderLaden organized this year again – we invited lots of friends to perform together with our employees. Watch the video!

We are looking forward to meeting all of you again in 2019 –  at SchneidersLaden or SUPERBOOOTH19 in May! So: Don’t forget to get your SUPERBOOTH19 Early-Bird Tickets – still some hours left to save some money before the deal ends! Same goes for the SchneidersLaden Christmas Deals – hurry up!

Take care, be nice and don’t buy crap! Thank you for your ongoing support!

All the best,

Your team from SchneidersLaden.

MODULAR BEGINNER WORKSHOP // Thursday 6pm

Hello modular newbies!

We’re holding another workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged SchneidersLaden.

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

Feel free to come by even if you do not want to participate in the workshop, as the showroom will be open longer on Thursdays and you can get drinks at the bar. Not only when starting out with modular synthesizers this is a nice occasion to get some advice by us or other experienced guests, or share your knowledge with us! Try out some patches and have a drink or two.

See you soon! Every Thursday at 6pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7pm.

>>> DECEMBER 20th – 6pm <<<

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>>     Please write Jessica for confirmation: Participation is free-of-charge as always!

jk@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)

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.

MaxPowerPHOTO_SACHA_KETTERLIN_System_s

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

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.