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.

 

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

Hello modular newbies!

October 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.

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

Modular workshop and performace by zv_k @ No Bounds festival /Sheffield

The No Bounds Festival takes place in Sheffield from Friday to Sunday. The festival does not spare on artistic diversity and locations. It takes place all across the city and gives a stage to artists from all over the world, covering music several musical genres ranging from dark techno and electro to cutting-edge experimental music.

From our point of view, Saturday is particularly interesting. At 4pm Jessica Kert from SchneidersLaden and Konstantin Gervis from TipTop Audio will give a workshop on modular synthesizers. The workshop will focus on performing live with modular synthesizers. The two have a lot of experience in playing live music as they are performing together since two years as zv_k, playing exclusively improvised techno live sets with the modular. The topics of the workshop will cover grounds such as – which sound sources to use and how to work with them, sequencing, mixing, real time arrangements and effects. And Jessica and Konstantin will tell you about who they are and why the modular synthesizer is such a great instrument.

After the workshop you can hear them live on stage from 8pm to 10pm at 99 Mary Street. Do not miss this!

Here is a link to the full lineup.

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD DEVINE (update: & SURACHAI) @ SchneidersLaden showroom > this! FRIDAY Oct. 6th/6pm

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

We are very! honored to welcome Richard Devine >>>& SURACHAI<<< as our guestS on October 6th/6pm. Please join us that day in our beloved and newly arranged showroom!

Richard is one of THE modular experts and a key figure to our eurorack-scene. Within our scene we all have different approaches to patching and our own uniquely assembled systems…together with Richard we will discuss his own approach, have an impression of his current live rig, share patch-ideas and argue about favorite modules!

UPDATE: He will be joined by fellow expert and good friend SURACHAI!

Beer, Pretzels and Gummy Bears provided! Entry is free but limited to 25 Participants.

UPDATE:

(We have almost 100 requests. We updated to 35 places. That is absolutely max. capacity. Sorry!!! Registration is closed now)

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

Looking forward to see you!!!

the schneidersladen showroom team

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

Hello modular newbies!

September 14th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved showroom.Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. 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 upstairs knock louder )

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so..
>>>     Please write Thomas for confirmation:     tc@schneidersladen.de

See you there!!!

Modular Day BCL #4 at Hangar Barcelona

Mod_day_4-LOGO_headerOn September 9th and 10th Modular Day BCN #4 will take place in beautiful Barcelona. Two days full of synths, concerts, paella and workshops at Hangar.

We highly recommend not to miss this well established event and its sooper relaxed atmosphere.

 

 

There will be a HUGE! DIY area for all friends of solder and burn blisters with workshops by Snazzy FX, TouellSkouarn, Erica Synths, Soulsby, Ginko, Transient Modules, Error Instruments, Rebel Technologies and Music Thing Modular.

As every year there is a good number of exhibitors presenting their latest products. Have a chat and a good time checking out modules and other products by:

ACL

Doepfer

E-RM

Vermona

Endorphin.es

Verbos Electronics

TouellSkouarn

Frap Tools

and many more!

And don’t forget to check out the concert program! There will be performances by Cristian Vogel, Marc Verbos, Moira, Diego de León and and and

Here are some impression from last year:

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Paella

 

P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G! a workshop with benjamin /August 24th / 6pm

sugar2Dear modular synthesizer enthusiasts!

In this workshop we will explore some basic patching of cv and audio feedback loops -> no master clock!

 

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

Workshop is limited to 15 participants, so..

>>> Please write for confirmation Benjamin :  bf@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

See you there!!!  the schneidersladen showroom team

Mario Hammer @SUPERBOOTH17

During SUPERBOOTH17 we recorded a lot of great concerts and Performances. From now on once a week we release one of them on the web shown here and on SchneidersBuero at least.

Mario Hammer, who made the very first so called Gesprächskonzert for AKAI, that was the official release of AKAIs new sampler and same time the release of his new record „Je l’ai caliseé la“ as „Mario Hammer and the lonely robot„. .. is online now. More to follow asap ..

DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. August 10th / 6PM

WP_20170721_11_02_05_ProHello modular newbies!    August 10th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. 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 as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.

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

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

tc@schneidersladen.de

directly now !!! << See you there!!!   the schneidersladen showroom team

Freqs of Nature 2017 review – a modular playground

Full (modular) House at Freqs of Nature!

 

The Freqs of Nature Festival has been around for quite some time now but only recently expanded the musical spectrum. The festival concentrated on mostly Psy Trance music until last year. Now there is almost any genre of electronic music present leaving you spoilt for choice, wich is a very good thing. As a guest of Freqs of Nature you will always be able to find the perfect musical match for your current mood. From smooth and relaxed Ambient or Dub music to tripping and driving DnB, Breakcore, Techno and – of cause – Psy Trance. You are even able to find all kinds of experimental electronic music, numerous workshops and multiple art galleries with a huge variety of art through out the festival. From a gallery featuring mind-tickling artworks of artists from all around the globe, to street-art and live painting performances there is a lot to discover at Freqs of Nature. The audience is openminded and interested in discovering new way of expression and sounds and is willing to walk the adventurous routes.

This is the point where it gets interesting – last year there was already some modular action visible at the festival. This year this part of the festival was generously expanded by the organizers, by dedicating a special area to modular synths.

Freqs_festival_impressions_patrick_2The Modular House was a … well a house, dedicated to the experimental playground – the modular synthesizer. We were very excited when we discovered this. We (=Patrick Detampel) set up different modular systems and held workshop after workshop. The flow of interested people never really stoped, there were always people around, playing an instrument they might not know existed before entering the Modular House. The interest was so big that Patrick Detampel, our product specialist and well known modular expert, decided to set up 1-hour beginner workshops, Q&A times and open jam sessions. Additionally the Bastl Instruments Crew offered a beginners soldering workshop with their DIY kits.

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The synths!

We brought a lot of gear, some of it can be found in the pictures, but here is a more detailed list:

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The sound was good!

Surprisingly there was a little Function One sound system setup in the modular house so you really were able to hear what the machines are capable of. But the sound of modular synthesizers was not only present in the modular house. More and more live acts play their shows with modulars and the artists at Freqs of Nature where no exception. The organizers took good care of the sound quality and a constant flow of music – with shows 24 hours a day the party never stopped … until Tuesday morning!

 

The trip to Freqs of Nature was great and we want to thank the organizers for their support of modular music and making our stay as comfortable as possible … In the end it is a music festival, it is loud, dirty and the best thing you can do in German summer!

We will be back! Make sure you will be there too. Next years edition will happen from 04-09 July 2018.

To get some more visual impressions of the festival make sure to check out the impressive picture gallery HERE.

Gammons modular workshop for children at SUPERBOOTH17

More of our regularly unregular video releases of Workshops and Performances from SUPERBOOTH, SchneidersLaden and SchneidersBuero. HerrSchneider invited Gammon to his new video studio in Berlin Kreuzberg, where the two talked about the ideas behind the Workshops Gammon held during SUPERBOOTH17.

These workshops were specifically designed for children. The participants were students from schools in Berlin Mitte and Neukölln. With 10 individually configured modular synthesizers the group was able to create different musical voices to interact and complement each other in a unique composition that can be heard in one of the following videos. Besides some technical aspects of the machines the children were working with, there was a strong focus on the parallels to natural sounding objects. These are a part of the wide range of sonic opportunities that can be found on modular synthesizers.

Gammon is planing to do a similar workshop in November, this time a 3-day workshop at DEFINE Festival in Sønderborg, Denmark. The concept for this workshop is to develop a Modular Synthesizer Ensemble with the participants and to be able to play a concert on the last day of the festival.

 

P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G! a workshop with jessica / July 27th/6pm

jessy 2Dear modular synthesizer enthusiasts!  July 27th, 6pm, our Jessica is inviting everybody for a patch session in our beloved and once again rearranged showroom!

Some prerequisite knowledge about modular synths surely will help. But even more this event is not about nerdy tech talk – it will be a patch session together with and for you. About he immediate fun and magic of these sometimes mysterious blinking and always sound spitting machines.

Jessica will show you various types of synthesis, like subtractive, granular and frequency modulation, several ways of programming rhythms with sequencers and clock dividers, playing sequencers and various ways of composing music on a Modular Synthesizer and more!

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

Workshop is limited to 15 participants, so..
>>> Please write for confirmation Jessi :  jk@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

See you there!!!   the schneidersladen showroom team

Video of Surgeon Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Herr Schneider is back with something new. During the next weeks there will be different releases of videos about workshops and performances from SUPERBOOTH17 and SchneidersLaden. Especially the workshop videos represent recent developments in the culture of Berlin’s electronic music scene.

 

This scene and especially the eurorack community have proved to have a very supportive and vital culture. This can be seen in the success of events like SUPERBOOTH Berlin, Maker Fair Berlin or Krake Festival. People tend to share ideas, discoveries and knowledge with each other to push the boundaries of what is possible. As a big part of this culture, workshops are the perfect opportunity for meeting each other and learning from each other. SchneidersLaden offers these Workshops for some time now and was able to present some big names as hosts. One of the recent Special Workshops was hosted by techno artist Surgeon and the video will be online tonight at 9 pm CET, it will be followed by the first video from SUPERBOOTH17 next week! Keep your eyes on Stromkult.com or follow the link at the bottom of this page.

 

Surgeon will be talking about his work with the Eurorack Modular System, with which he has been known to perform in clubs around the world. Respected as one of the most exciting live acts around, Surgeon is sure to have a wealth of knowledge about using the modular. He explains how his personal modular synthesizer story began in SchneidersLaden and how it developed since then.

 

 

Additional to the Special Workshops at SchneidersLaden, there are Beginner and Advanced Workshops, both are held on a regular basis. Please go to the Event Calender for the latest dates.

DON´T PANIC! Beginners Workshop. July 13th / 6PM

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

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

See you there!!!   The schneidersladen showroom team

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

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Hello!

June 8th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved showroom. Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.
Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (ring bell: schneidersladen)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so..
>>> Please write for confirmation: tc@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<
– See you there!!!The schneidersladen showroom team

SPECIAL EVENT on APRIL 25th / 6pm : ROBERT AIKI AUBREY LOWE @ SchneidersLaden

SPECIAL EVENT on APRIL 25th / 6pm : 618-robertlowe @ SchneidersLaden showroom

Talk / Concert / Workshop with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe:

IN DIALOGUE WITH MODULAR –(SOLO)  IMPROVISATIONAL STRATEGIES with Eurorack

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is a master when it comes to exploring the possibilities that lie within modular synths-

As a solo artist or in countless collaborations. Most often he engages in hypnotic drone like textures, also integrating his voice.

As a regular guest to our showroom whenever he is in Berlin, he is also of invaluable help when it comes to novel patching techniques and hidden aspects of modules.

For this event we present you with the opportunity to experience Rob Lowe diving into the depths of a patch and also having the possibility to engage in a fruitful discussion – (meanwhile/and/or afterwards.)

As you know every eurorack system is unique and everybody will develop a unique approach to patching. This event is about sharing our ideas, impressions, thoughts on modular music and opinions on favorite modules.

>>>April 25th / 6pm / schneidersladen showroom / 7 EUR admission!<<<

>>>drop us a mail under: tc@schneidersladen.de if you intend to come<<<

We are looking forward to see you The SchneidersLaden showroom team

 

Not just XAOC..

XAOC comes Berlin.. will be coming to Berlin for the upcoming SUPERBOOTH17, but they have definitely the coolest ad that I have seen on the web so far.

Who is next? See you soon.

Skinnerbox @ SUPERBOOTH ..

endorphines_shuttleSkinnerbox will play a so called Gesprächskonzert on SUPERBOOTH17-Saturday afternoon 5pm in the theatre hall for endorphin.es. Probably Skinnerbox will perform on one of their first complete shuttles, now – here you can find their last years details.

.. btw. 13 DIY-Workshops will be held during superbooth with limited places available (now online). Soldering icons and everything else will be there, you just need to book your place now and arrive in time, there is plenty of time left for the rest of the show if you will be in town for more than one day (!). Look here.

SALE – RIGHT HERE / RIGHT NOW!

20170303_160127Please click on the pic to see more details. First come – first serve. Just available in the store: demo units and returns from 10% to 50% discounted:

DESKTOP: ERM multiclock (no usb) ,Innerclock Systems Sync Split , MFB Microzwerg – the last one
EURORACK: Endorphin.es Terminal ,Sputnik Dual Oscillator ,Koma SVF1 Filter ,Harvestman Polivoks OSc …and MANY others
CASES: Frap Tools Zebra uno 84 synthrotek powered, Doepfer G6, LC6, LC3

(This all could have been sold in between, check these non binding offers out when you are in the store yourselves, please .. thank you)

Workshop with special guest Touellskouarn Nov, 10th

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Come over on Thursday, November 10th for a special  introduction to modular workshop  with our friends Touellskouarn!  Our goal is to help you get familiarized with the modular so that you can confidently make your first patch! This time around you will also have the opportunity to learn directly from Gaël of Touellskouarn how to add life and color to this first patch using feedback and fuzz with the likes of the Strakal Brulu and Sonveskan modules.

Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as talking about how one can start applying them to make music. Starts at 6pm / At our showroom / Kotti above Kaisers (ring bell: schneidersladen) / The workshop is limited to 12 participants:

>>> Please register with Camilo: co@schneidersladen directly now !!! <<<           – See you there!!! The schneidersladen showroom team

 

Friday afternoon..

After his gig in Berlin Jean-Michel Jarre visited our showoroom in SchneidersLaden and met Boris Blank from the Band Yello here. Boris was looking for some modulars picking up a black Doepfer System and the TomOberheim Twovoice Synth for his shows in Berlins Kraftwerk.

Workshop /Oct 27th. 6pm: Eurorack – what’s coming!?!

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Dear Modularists,

wow – 2016 is almost over and many(many!) new manufacturers appeared on the scene; a vivid live scene gets us excited, a larger market is developing… an excellent time to talk about the present and the future of eurorack .. about you and us?
.. as an open discussion on ongoing and coming developments, good and bad ones, the ones we wish for and those we already wish they never happened?

Just drop us a line per mail so we know how many of you are coming.  Write to Thomas : tc@schneidersladen.de and join: Thursday Oct 27th / 6pm in Schneidersladen showroom. really looking forward seeing you!

the schneidersladen showroom team

SUPERBOOTH17 NEWS

_mg_1759-copy SUPERBOOTH17 will happen in April directly after Easter again. This time we will celebrate the FEZ Berlin, a building made for kids and the youth with many wonderful functional rooms, located in a great family park not far from last year’s venue. It was built in 1979 by the GDR and is in perfect condition. Again you can start the trip with a boat shuttle from “Jannowitzbrücke” in the morning or (new!) you get there with S-Bahn (suburban train) all day long.

Potential exhibitors will have an invitation this weekend, ticket sales will start in November. A new website has been released now.

Beginner’s workshop w/ Livestockelectronics

livestock This month’s Beginners Workshop is a special edition! Besides introducing you to the basics of patching a modular synth we are also joined by the lovely people of LIVESTOCKELECTRONICS, a new manufacturer from the Netherlands we are sure you will hear from in the future.
They will bring a bunch of their new modules – among these a superinteresting sequencer called shepard,  a performance router / mixer called maze and some ultra-useful utilities.

Although we are all nerds here we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some anecdotes about the history of (modular) synths plus some insights into the module manufacturing business!

Workshop starts 6pm | In our showroom at Kotti above Kaiser’s supermarket (ring at: schneidersladen) | The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please register under tc@schneidersladen.de (Thomas)

Looking Forward To See You!

Monday: Bastl DIY workshop with Berlin Modular

Berlin Modular, the new modular synth community from our fine town, present their first gathering: a DIY session with Bastl Instruments on Monday 26th at SPEKTRUM.
Participation in the workshop is free, the Bastl DIY kits can be purchased for a reduced price on location – Please send an email to berlinmodular@gmail.com ASAP to let them know which kit you would like to reserve..
Four spots only are left so better hurry up.

More infos on Spektrum’s website and in the FB event.

Monday, September 26th at 19:30h

Spektrum Berlin
Bürknerstr. 12
12047 Berlin Kreuzkölln

We are safe!

SchneidersLaden.de is SSL certificated again and safe for your purchase per credit card if you like. Still you are even more welcome to come in person and see the showroom with all the modulars in, but … enjoy the wonderful weather first.

HAETTE, HEATTE, FAHRRADKETTE

If you dont own a modular so far and IF you would like to know about it and IF you understand the german language, here is the latest issue of an intensive introduction on how do I get this started.. with Patrick Detampel as a guest of Non-Eric alias Muso-Talk ..

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.