April, 28th – on Thursday Special Workshop:

WorkshopDear modularists,

for this month’s special workshop we do have a very very special guest: Acclaimed artist (and also regular customer) Joey Blush aka Blush Response will tell us how he got into modular. As everybody develops over time his own approach with modular synths we think it is most interesting to hear from a real expert how he programs patches, integrates external gear, prepares for a live set.

To tune in already here’s a links to his work: https://soundcloud.com/blush-response  – and to an interview: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2016/04/here-are-3-epic-performances-on-modular-that-arent-noodling/  – Over the last years Joey collected an immense experience which he will share with us.

This Thursday April 28th at 6pm in our showroom (at Kotti above Kaisers) – Number of participants is limited to 15 guests. For your registration please confirm to Thomas via tc@schneidersladen.de.

See you!  .. the schneidersladen showroom team.

Doepfer A-100 goes Vintage

The most popular Doepfer A-100 modules are being released in a Vintage Edition, having a black anodized faceplate with black legending and old-school knobs that have been custom-made for Doepfer.

Constantly new ones are added to the line but so far following modules are in stock at Schneiders Laden:

EDIT: new ones came in on April 19th:

SchneidersLaden: special office hours during Superbooth16

SchneidersLaden Berlin

Schneidersladen office hours during SUPERBOOTH:

Thursday, March 31st  &  Friday, April 1st the SchneidersLaden store will be only open from 10am – 1pm  (10-13 Uhr) after that we’ll move to the Funkhaus for supporting the  SUPERBOOTH

THE SHOWROOM WILL BE CLOSED  and there will be no phone- or mail-support after 1 o’clock

We hope for your understanding.

Synthesis Technology on the way

Good news from Synthesis Technology: Not less than 30kg of modules are en route to SchneidersLaden since yesterday:

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Finally we will receive the first shipment of the E950 Circuit Bent VCO, few modules are still available so hurry up if you want one.

What else:

Workshop: Ipad and your modular feb 25th feat.MODSTEP & ZMORS

03112014784Workshop: Ipad and your modular (feat. The nice people of MODSTEP and ZMORS) / feb25th.6pm.

Dear modularists,

After our workshop last month where we dealt with cleverly integrating a modular synth in a DAW environment, this month we ll have a look at what the world of Apps is offering and how we can use these with a modular synth, where you ll also have a chance to talk to developers.

Touch devices were rather science fiction like 10 years ago and are now ubiquituous. Out of the zillion apps avaibale we chose two of which we think that they represent the most interesting when it comes to our concerns.

ZMORS is a modular synth in the vein of the legendary nord modular and offers plenty of connectivity to the outside world. Via expert sleepers ES-3 you can have a whole suite of modulators, oscs, lfos avaible to interact with your system.

While MODSTEP is the hardwaresequencer we always dreamed of. Be it through expert sleepers or a MIDI to CV module. We will have a look on how the functionality of MODSTEP can have an impact on your system.

Both the developers Benjamin Weiss(MODSTEP) and Sven Braun (ZMORS) will be present and will happily answer all your questions!

Workshop is feb 25th at 6pm in our showroom (kotti above Kaisers)

Limited to 17 (J) participants. Please register : tc@schneidersladen.de

SEE YOU

 

Schneidersladen presents

SUPERBOOTH16 in Berlin

March 31 – April 2, 2016

www.superbooth.com

Finally back in stock at Schneiders

Yo, time for an update regarding products which have been out of stock for a while or are so popular that they sold out quickly. Most products have been completely reserved for a longer time but just to let you know^^

Cwejman:
Good news: The MX-4S, BLD, FSH-1 and DMF-2 just were delivered today.
Bad News: Unfortunately Cwejman had to rise prices due to the higher US-Dollar exchange rate making electronic components pricey.

The Harvestman sent a couple of modules as well, some Polivoks stuff as well as the Double Andore Mk2.  Too bad the Stillson Hammer Mk2 was not included – be patient, please.

Then we also received goods from Mannequins and Grendel‘s Drone Commander 2 Eurorack module plus a few expanders – all of these are available from stock

New manufacturers at SchneidersLaden

NAMM showed that there are still manufacturers worth having in our product range.

Rossum Electro-Music was on the bucket list instantly and the Evolution filter can already be ordered from us, the other modules will follow in spring.

We have been asked often if we will offer products from Bastl Instruments at SchneidersLaden – now we are happy to say YES. We are busy adding their gear to our webshop – if you need something different we haven’t in the shop yet just let us know.

 

NAMM 16 – mixed news

In WMD’s big collective booth a lot of manufacturers were displaying a massive amount of gear so you had to look closely to get all news. Here is a mixed overwiev of things we discovered.

soulsby Soulsby Synths presented the Oscitron, a voltage controllable Eurorack version of their 8-Bit synthesizer Atmegatron. It features more wavetables, allows for recording your own wavetables and it has 128 samples resolution instead of 32. Price will be 299€ and release is in April ’16.

 

synthrotek-midicv-expressor Synthrotek’s new MIDI/CV interface offers something unique: it can be used in opposite direction, too so you can use it as a Clock-to-MIDI/USB interface. Imagine synchronizing your DAW to your modular’s clock – exactly this is possible! Cost is $199 and it seems to be available now

An expander will add arpeggiator functionality to the MIDI/CV interface for $150.

The Expressor module is a dual foot controller with a twist: each of the two channels having a pedal-controlled VCA allows for direct volume control by foot. Adjustments to the CV characteristic can be made as well.

 

pittsburgh-lifefoms   WP_20160124_19_53_59_Raw  Pittsburgh Modular have a new line of rather heavy yet really beautiful wooden flightcase enclosures and two modules from the new Lifeforms line:

The sv-1 is a new synth voice, bigger and more flexible than the Synthblock modules from the past. $699.

The kb-1 will be really interesting for users who like to have a touch plate keyboard but dislike the size and/or price of the existing ones. This one will cost $499, it is pressure sensitive, has an arpeggiator, one octave, four adjustable preset plates and two manual trigger generator plates.

 

No picture of Harvestman here but we were told his killer über-sequencer Stilton Hammer II will be available late February.

NAMM 16 – Make Noise

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Make Noise leavin’ the past and are ready for the future .

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Rob demonstrates for us the new Make Noise desktop synth O-COAST

A little well designed analog stand alone semi-modular unit, merging west- and east-coast philosophies into a powerful synth with unusual sounds and routing possibilities and an incredible warm low Bass. No filter needed – a harmonic generator and a wave multiplier are used to shape the sound. It should be ready in ~3 months for less than $500.

tempi

On the eurorack side they anounced their allready orderable modul TEMPI – a 6-channel, polyphonic time-shifting clock module. It provides an intuitive method for creation and recall of complex clocking arrangements within a modular synthesizer system. Using HUMAN and/ or MACHINE programming you could re-create most classic Clock Divider and Multiplier arrangements and then continue on to create new ones. Store up to 64 for later recall and Select them using control signals from within your system or the Select Bus.The price will be 269 $.

And we are glad to see them at Superbooth in berlin end of March.

NAMM 2016 – Audio Damage

The funny buddies from Audio Damage had a very nice illuminated rack full of their modules. Two new ones draw our attention, both drum voices yet entirely different:

  • Boomtschak, a super flexible analog drum voice with excellent layout, an oscillator, envelopes and a filtered noise. From bass drums, toms, percussions and snares pretty every analog drum sound is possible except cymbals. BLD module, watch out!
  • Neuron, a crispy and aggressive, digital FX drum voice.

Boomtschak needs several weeks and will cost around 450, but the Neuron is available and goes for $325.

Audio Damage Boomtschak and Neuron
Audio Damage Boomtschak and Neuron

NAMM16: Eurorack mix

 A lot of new things to see at NAMM in Anaheim this year.

qubit sequenzerQuBit Electronics show the already released OCTANE, a CV and gate sequencer module with integrated clock generator, quantizer and memory banks. Two modules can be cascaded to achieve longer sequences and to get more memory! Available again in few weeks for ~330USD

CHORD, a four voice polyphonic DCO i.e. an analog VCO with digital control. The oscillators’ frequencies can be synched, easily tuned to chords with inversions of course. It has mute and voltage controllable waveshape per VCO. Price will be between 500-600 USD and it will be available Qbit_ChordMixologyin April.

ANA (not pictured) is one VCO from the Chord, only 2HP wide but still a full VCO for only 150USD.

MIXOLOGY prototype is a voltage mixer module with 4 mono and two stereo channels. It features voltage control over level and panorama as well as mute and solo that can be activated with gates. Will be released mid-summer.

Speaking of powerful mixers, WMD has a prototype of the PERFORMANCE MIXER on display. Eight channels, voltage control of a number of parameters, a headphone out as well as a cue function, wither to pre-listen to a channel or to create a sub-mix. 650USD, available in summer.

WMD-performancemixer2   WMD_gws2-aperture

Other gear by WMD are an early prototype of the Gamma Wave Source 2 wavetable oscillator – harsh and gritty as ever but more flexible and easier to use. The APERTURE is a variable width bandpass filter with individual LP and HP resonance settings. A number of additional feedback options can make it sound nasty. Will be released in one to two months for ~350USD.

4ms-sampler 4ms are there as well and present a prototype of the DUAL TRIGGERED SAMPLER, a monster of an clockable audio sampling module with lots of memory banks, voltage control of important parameters. A SD card slot allows for really long sampling time. Use one channel to playback, the other to re-record the processed sample material. Infinite possibilities.

 

Schneiders Laden updates

Wondering what’s new at Schneiders? Well, you got the questions, we got the answers:

TipTop announced and already delivered their brand new fantastic effect cards for the Z-DSP: Time Fabric, a bunch of pitch shifting algorithms and Grain de Folie, a collection of granular processing.
Too bad they are already sold out but we re-ordered a lot to fulfill the demand. Christmas is coming and what’s better for the holiday season than effects?

Finally we got a bunch of ALM Busy Circuits’ four-operator FM module Akemie’s Castle.

Also, regarding future products: We’re super happy to announce that we’ll have the fantastic, beautiful, syncable digital delay module Chronoblob from the new manufacturer Alright Devices soon. And Sputnik’s Multi-Touch Keyboard Controller looks very promising as well. We’re looking forward to get them in soon!

Tom Oberheim Picture

Tom Oberheim GarageThis picture has NOT been made by Jörg Stachoviak in Toms Garage in march 2014 as we found out now (11/2015): Sorry, it was shot by Tony Karavidas – a member of the Team around Dave Smith btw – who gave us the friendly permission to let it online, here – thank you!

It is Tom Oberheim working on his famous TWOVOICE keyboard synth – as it seems he is still busy with that. We are waiting for many more units to come in patience!

Workshop Thursday Nov 26th – percussion sounds Modular

workshThursday the 26 th of November we do an ADVANCED WORKSHOP how to do percussive sounds with Modular in our new temporary Showroom at Ritterstrasse 3.(here the link how to get there )

Bassdrum, snare, hihat, tom…you can use dedicated drum modules for these sounds OR you do it MODULAR using oscillators, filters, envelopes. in this workshop we will work TOGETHER on basic percussion patches going through the different techniques to obtain massive sounds never heard. everybody is invited to contribute his ideas!
The workshop is limited to 15 people and will take two to three hours starting at 7 pm .

To participate, please send your confimation to tc@schneidersladen directly now. – See you there!

SchneidersLaden updates

Well hello there, children!

SchneidersLaden has some products on sale this week, maybe they can help to improve your mood while it’s grey outside^^? May we present Toppobrillo’s fancy and complex Sport Modulator, Mutable Instruments’ chiptune module Edges, catalanian Befaco’s instrument interface I², Doepfer’s A-167 comparator module and finally the Expers Sleepers expander module ESX-8MD.

If you were waiting for some other Mutable Instruments modules: the Elements and is back in stock and we got the first Warps delivery today. And also our Polish friends from XAOC Devices delivered a lot of gear today.

New aboard: We’re proud to announce that, having their collaboration with WMD since a few months, we eventually started with Steady State Fate‘s fancy Eurorack modules 🙂 [We only wish the Mixmode and the Quantum Rainbow were available again soon.]

 

SchneidersLaden Showroom moved!

Hi Fritter3typofotostromkultolks,

the SchneidersLaden – Showroom from Kottbusser Tor now has been temporarily moved to ..

– RITTERSTRASSE 3  (SchneidersBuero)

It is maximum 5 minutes walk from Kottbusser Tor (please click on  the map!), our opening hours are as always: MOn-, TUes-, THurs- & FRiday: 2 til 6 pm!

!!! To just pickup stuff or to buy some cables without support you are still welcome over here as always  !!! @Schneidersladen /  Kottbusser Tor.

 

Restocked or new..

BACK IN STOCK at Ye Olde Synthesizer Shoppe alias SchneidersLaden this week are: The Acidlab Miami and the nice 12Bit delay OTO Bim from France.

For you modular freaks we have:

FRESH AND NEW in our shelves is the small, yet handy Make Noise LxD filter. Owners of the fancy Birdkids Bateleur VCO can enhance their baby with an expander.

SPECIAL WORKSHOP Oct 22nd: HOW DO YOU…? with DeWalta

DeWaltaEvery 2nd Thursday of the month our regular beginners workshop will still be held, while NOW on every 4th thursday of the month we will either discuss advanced patch strategies or meet manufactures giving insights or artists telling us how hardware tools influenced their way of making music.

To start this month we invite for a WORKSHOP with David Koch aka DeWalta on Oct 22nd. 7pm. in SchneidersLaden Showroom to ask ..
HOW DO YOU…prepare for a live set, ..integrate external gear, ..programm your percussion, ..?

Over the last years DeWalta collected an immense experience in playing live with his modular synthesizer which he will share with us that evening. Here is an impression of a live set by him teaming up with shannon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9aRqwdxrMc)

Number of participants is limited to 15 guests. For your registration
please confirm to Thomas via tc@schneidersladen.de.

Have you seen this?

Mark_Verbos_Tresor_BerlinIf you have seen this guy down in the Tresor last saturday in the morning at 5am playing live music on his modular (and some other tools), you are probably the ones asking yourselves:
Where can I buy such to make all my friends dance around on such weird noise and great music, too?

NOW you can get the case here and fill it up with whatever you like from Verbos electronics and others. Also some of the 1U modules by Vermona are available from stock now, so .. there is no excuse to start.

Getting started now!

NVpw5fZ6PvMa0kI6LJaV5jKfL6xeY_hjR8i702b942MOn Friday this week (June, 19th) we will have
a workshop
for people interested in modular
synthesis – and especially beginners that are
on the verge of taking the plunge into
the “modular world”.

With the aid of the Doepfer eurorack starter system our product specialist Thomas K. will demonstrate basic patching ideas and going from there we will try to patch up the whole showroom into one jam session snazzystand.
The goal is not to present music theory but for you to experience the fun of successfully programming a modular synthesizer and to connect to other people.  The workshop will start at 6pm. Please send an email to tc@schneidersladen.de as the workshop is limited to 10 people, thank you.

19. June 2015, 6pm @ SchneidersLaden,
Am Kotti überm Kaisers, Berlin.

Analogue Systems?

Bob-WilliamsAccording to Mr. Bob Williams originally idea, his brand and product line – the integrator modular system a.k.a. analogue systems – will be sold in ready to go casings and wooden cabints again. They will come – just completely mounted up the way you want them – with a full five years warranty from now on.

After having had too much trouble from circuitries damaged with wrong or misused connector cabels, with (others) power supplies that did not serve enough ampere for some of the high class functionalities, or selfmade casings, where the modules has been returned once they did not fit, taking this excellent products out of the mixed systems is indeed a bad decision for the idea of the common eurorack, but a good one for the position of analogue systems.

aorsThe integrator system can be configurated on a comfortable modular planner and should be coming from the production to your retail store within a month now. For any kind of questions please get back to your modular stores over europe.

Picking Pot at Kottbusser tor

Probably being too nervous (?) already looking forward to the first crop for a while (?) finally the Berlin Police decided to collect the little hanf plants from the middle of the kottbusser Tor today. Even after the plants was still very small they probably could have had a nice evening with officially roundabout 700 of them. Read their own press release on this here:

20150511_112708_polizeiarbeitPolizeibeamte in Kreuberg betätigten sich heute zwischenzeitlich als Gärtner. Ein Mitarbeiter der BSR hatte gegen 10.15 Uhr die Polizei zum U-Bahnhof Kottbusser Tor gerufen, nachdem er bei Reinigungsarbeiten zahlreiche kleine Pflänzchen entdeckt hatte, die ihm verdächtig vorkamen. Die alarmierten Ermittler bestätigten seinen Verdacht – es handelte sich um rund 700 kleine Cannabis Pflänzchen, die auf den Grünflächen am Kottbusser Tor wuchsen. Die Beamten entfernten die Pflanzen und stellten sie sicher. Die Kriminalpolizei ermittelt nun wegen des unerlaubten Anbaus von Betäubungsmitteln.

Special edition Shared System

The shared system shared_horizontalby Make Noise has been seen in our showroom for a few days, now .. but – we are very sorry – one of the clients forced us to sell it. So now, waiting list, .. tbc.. but ..

The real one .. the shared system gold .. a special edition with an extra erbe verb with all front plates in gold on black only is available from stock as long as stock lasts .. now.
To check this, please ask at the front desk, once you are in the Laden or make an appointment.

 

Richard Devine ..

.. was visiting SchneidersLaden once he was doing a liveset at Berghain a few weeks ago (was great, thank you) and he made a picture of our entrance with this little detail that I never noticed – so far, thank you for showing me, richard.  Apart from that, we had a short chat about Christian Günthers Delay and the new REON Drift box that he took home in the end.

Osaka and Berlin News ..

driftbox_6In time for the upcoming Musikmesse uncounted manufacturers are now releaseing their new products and innovations. Starting with the limited series of the REON driftbox from Osaka -here and there misunderstood as a simple dronebox – .. especially in the eurorack range there will be plenty of news very soon. The so far hottest thing from my point of view is the 4VOX by Flame from Berlin being presented mid April together with nearly 40 other brands and manufacturers on the booth of SchneidersBuero in Frankfurt, Germany.

END OF WAITING 2 !

kenele_siteYesterday I had a call from our scottish friend Ken Macbeth to let me know, that this year all has been starting pretty good .. and .. that the first few finished ELEMENTS will be coming in right before the NAMM, now. So keep calm with spending money for other stuff, this synth could become the golden solution finally .. a better easel for your sounds?

Probably it will still need another two months until the most of your oders could have been fulfilled, but there is a good reason for hope to get it.

end of Waiting!

DDR-Fotoausstellung so war´s...The end of Trust has been reached NOW: After two years of up and down, promises, payments forwards and backwards, units that has been returned for different reasons, many energy and money to learn complex possibilities to support, to fix and repair, ALEX4 now quit from europe exclusive distribution for Buchla alias Bemi.
Once you have a problem with a unit that was bought from the US, please return it to the US as usual, once you have a problem with a unit that you bought from us, we will go ahead and do our best to help you. And once you are still waiting for a Music Easel from Schneidersladen, you will be contacted and informed about the status shortly.

Merry Christmas ..

Wishing you all a merry christmas and a good time we left SchneidersLaden behind us for a few days. On Monday we will stay closed for inventory and just on Tuesday December 30st, you will have the very last chance to get this and that from us in the old year. Worst case we wish you a good start into 2015 already now and see you again January 5th the earliest once we will be open to public again. With warm regards from rainy Berlin,
HerrSchneider and Friends

CLOUDS, ELEMENTS, SHELVES, AND STREAMS FROM FRANCE

cloudsMutable Instruments added a few visions to
their existing catalogue of eurorack modules yesterday. All of them will be available ex Schneidersladen soon, all of them can be ordered formless per mail now or from our onlineshop probably mid next week. There will be Clouds, a granular audio processor, Elements, a synth voice, Shelves, a parametric EQ and a two channel dynamic processor called Streams.

Aphex Twin hats auch ..

aphex-modular-trax.. wir wollen es gerne verkaufen:
Das funktionierende Buchla 200e System aus der Demo in Schneidersladen steht zur Disposition, Module kommen eh nicht nach und der Easel stockt auch. Also: Ran an die Buletten, ausprobieren kostet noch nichts, danach wirds teuer,  Zum Preis erwarten wir akzeptable Vorschläge, Umsonst wirds leider nix!
Umsonst gabs offensichtlich mal die Tracks von Aphex Twin, die er wohl auch auf diesem Modulsystem gemacht hat, das war natürlich nicht umsonst! Aber wer weiss.
Fast umsonst gibts grad das ein oder andere Schnäppchen auf dieser Liste in Schneidersladen, weil wir zum Jahresende das sonst alles zählen müssen,  .. Zahlen statt Zählen? .. Danke für die Entlastung und Euch allen ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest.

NEW Modules by Doepfer ..

Tomorrow Friday, 5th after 6pm Thomas K. will make another modular workshop at SchneidersLaden showing and introducing several smaller systems including the most prototypes of the brandnew Doepfer  A-100 modules to be released on the upcoming NAMM show in January. If you want to be informed about these updates, if you think about starting another small project with a modular system, register for a place in tomorrows workshop with a simple email to Thomas K., its free and we will have a beer, coffee or a water included.

The workshop will probably be done in time to still be able to see the gig as follows..

.. GETTING STARTED ..

MKIV_2013_Schneider_4Starting your own modular system with little money, not buying too much, not missing the chance to have good fun and – most important thing – not buying stuff that becomes boring after a while (!) ..
is not that easy
.

To give you some more ideas and help on this, Thomas K., our current mastermind for modular questions and answers invites you for another workshop next Friday, December, 5th in the evening. If you would like to participate, please give us an email now. Workshop starts around six pm in the showroom Schneidersladen and will last usually for two hours plus chat ..

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