Another workshop @ SL, now !

workshoppic1Especially for  new customers we will have a workshop again just on and about a eurorack starter system for lower 1500 EUROn July, 18th (2014)- next Friday – our product specialist Thomas K. will share his knowledge about such with you (once you confirmed your participation). The workshop is limited to seven people and will start once the showroom closed at 6pm. To make your first own patch and have a good time, please calculate with roundabout two to three hours time and send your confimation to tc@schneidersladen directly now.

Snazzy my dear ..

Dear Mister Snazzy,

w_dan_snazzythank you again for the wonderful session we had on this years NAMM (already), that I filmed. I am so sorry that I lost this file somewhere between my camera and my computer that I could not release it to let our friends and clients participate in the knowledge about your modules. I was so sorry, that it took even longer for me to clear everything up with our order, but – finally – now we have them all here, in our showroom at the kottbusser Tor, berlin just mounting them up to a system. So – you will definitely get some feedback from the europeans next week. .. and I am looking forward to a workshop with you over here, working on it.

Yours with warm regards, HerrSchneider

Music Easel waitings..

975_1320.. unfortunately there are still nearly 50 of our clients waiting to get their hands on one of the Bemi* Music Easel .. We never thought that it could take so long to get them in and we are very sorry about this. Still we dont know if there will be more than the first seven “serial units” that we had coming in so far.

In addition to this we are even more sorry, that we mixed up the order date with the update of our factura system what lead us to serve very few clients in the wrong order. As soon as we have more units coming in, we will first of all serve these clients we have overlooked.

* = BEMI is the company that took over the business from Don Buchla
(the guy you see on pic) alias Buchla and Associates  a while ago.

Friday 13th: for starters

Thomas K. – product specialist for modulars at SchneidersLaden – will start with the first issue of a series for (absolute) modular beginners workshops this Friday, the 13th of june.
In order to prevent the usual yet confusing patch noodling orgies we put a small yet flexible system in the center. With that as a basis we will approach the very basics of patching techniques, integration with external devices and (later on) unconventional ways of getting a sound out of this box.
Workshop is limited to 10 participants and will start at 6pm (until 8pm).
First come, first serve – please make your reservation directly to tc@schneidersladen.de now.

Closed today !

geschlossenIn Germany at least there is a bank holiday for religious reasons this monday – so please do not be set up if we do not pick up the phone nore answering your emails. There is best weather over germany, the sun is shining so we are sitting in the green taking another bath mostly getting back to you on Tuesday with whatever you want. All the best to our synthie friends worldwide from sunny berlin ..

Tom Oberheim busy..

2vc-01b1After not having heard a lot, Tom Oberheim now came back to us with a bunch of soon to ship SEM units that has been ordered for a while already. By accident some of us misunderstood it as shipped already and perhaps informed you a bit too early – if you are on the waiting list, the units will ship around the end of this month – meaning next two weeks!

Apart from that, this is a good sign for those who still wait in patience for the twovoice he is working on. It could be coming, but .. please dont ask again, we will let you know about it asap – here – thanks.

Americans Distribution..

Boomstar_ausschnittAs a few other americans also, studio electronics aka makers of big and good analogue synths could not trust the germans as their general european distribution so they now signed a new partner called msl pro from the uk for such. Cause the prices of their products will probably increase a bit, I thought to let you know that we still have boomstars in most versions at Schneidersladen.  Good synths!

hardware updates..

make_noise_phonogeneYour Make Noise Phonogene can be updated to V.372 at SchneidersLaden again now: Finally today we received the update for the update machine that once worked very well and Franz is your best friend, if you have a unit earlier than this version. The Update (item # MNPHup) is not online as an article in our webshop because we need your phonogene module be sent in to make it.
You will be asked for 25Eur just for the update plus shipment costs back to whereever you are. Please do not forget to ad your name and adress to whatever you send including you wish for this piece of software!! The whole procedure usually takes two weeks.

Cwejman stock now ..

haseWe have a minimal amount of cwejman modules in stock and available from the latest shipping that came in this week. After a few of the early clients had to jump off ..

The AP-1  Processor, the  SPH2 phaser and the brand new QMMF-4 – the bigger brother of the outstanding Quad Resonator RES-4 – are ready for you as a eastern surprise in limited numbers… now.

Have a nice easter holiday

Tom Oberheim Production

Tom Oberheim GarageI just had a chat with Tom Oberheim who confirmed that the TwoVoice is in production now: First Units will be shipped in May if everything goes well. The remaining SEM units some of you are waiting for will also be coming in first half of May, so please keep being patient we will get back to you as soon as we have the confirmation they are shipped .. as always there is hope.

This picture has NOT been made by Jörg Stachoviak in Toms Garage in march 2014 as we had to find 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!

Tom told us, he was working on the units in the garden that time, congratulation!

Available now ex SchneidersLaden:

the Macbeth Elements is now online on SchneidersLaden and can be preordered here. We still dont know when exactly the first units will be coming in but as you know we always deal fair with such and hold all promises on european warranty issues and keep you informed over here. The price had to be lifted up to 5590 EUR now, if possible we can still sell it for cheaper once we have them.

Musikmesse Aftershow 2/2

Centralmusic_KarrussellTonite in Kreuzbergs Oranienstrasse (#188!) we will have a workshop with Mark Verbos from New York introducing his eurorack products at around 8pm, this will be held in english. Then there will be a session with either Peter Kirn presenting his Meeblip synth and/or the Koma boys performing their pedals and Kommanders. Still before 10pm we will have a second rare introduction where Christian Halten will introduce his W-Lan interface for the Buchla Music Easel together with the chief technician from Buchla responsible for their production site. As on Musikmesse Mister MFB junior (the Tanzbär !) will take care for some drinks and good fun as we will do ourselves.

Musikmesse Aftershow..

08_sb092On Thursday, 20st we will celebrate our visitors from the US that gladly joined an extra visit to Berlin after Musikmesse now. Also towards the re-opening of Kreuzbergs “Centralmusic” we will start two or three extra rare manufacturers workshops there around 8pm to show some of the news from the tradeshow. With this we will have some drinks and make some music. Looking forward seeing you there.

Doors 7pm, no admission, Centralmusic, Oranienstrasse 188, Xberg

Easelistening ..

IMG_2897Time has come and finally: the first very few of the music easels did arrive Berlin this week. There are still a lot of clients waiting but at least these few has been informed that they are welcome to pick their units up in Berlin or to get it however. Production will go on and we will also be served with 200e modules faster and better from now on, as our partners alias Bemi confirmed on musikmesse.

Music Easle workshop

as_n_charlescohenThe Workshop with Charles Cohen as a CTM Event last week has been a very nice time, thank you for coming. Some of you could listen to the audio what could have been a bit confusing at least while the jam session with visitors was running. We made a little movie that will be released on Vimeo soon, we work on it and thank you for your patience.

..on air in your Radio now..

For those who did NOT get a ticked we run the radio frequency 95,2 Mhz at Kottbusser Tor now, so cruise your car around the cycle, dont count the rounds and listen to Charles Cohen and Wolfgang Seidel playing LIVE in Schneidersladen. Non freezing pedestriants could do the same with a radio in front our backdoor entry watching the event thru the glass from outdoors.

The little buchla boat

Buchla_boat_Namm_2014On this video Jeff is introducing us to the little threeboat by buchla that should be released “mid this year/soon”. It contains a Midi/usb to CV interface that also converts from minijack to banana in a new halfsize format that just exists in these little boats so far. Two more (classical) 200e modules can be added and used as a stand alone starter system then.

RARE EASLE WORKSHOP:

Charles Cohen is a master synthesizer improviser who has been a central figure in Philadelphia/East Coast experimental, avant-garde, and Charles_Cohen_540x300improvisational scene for the past 40 years. He is one of the few living artists to own and have mastered Don Buchla’s 1973 Music Easel, a rare, performance-oriented portable synth made from two modules of the Buchla 200 series.
His workshop for just 12 people in SchneidersLADEN at Kottbusser Tor will be held on January 30st on a first come first serve basis to those who send an email to workshops@ctm-festival.de NOW.

Cwejman Mic Preamps ..

Cwejman_AP-1_SLWe finally got some of the very rare mic preamps AP-1 with integrated compressor and envelope follower by Wowa Cwejman coming in now. There are still a few available at the time. We also get some filters, the MMF-1 in, but they are all ordered already, as far as I know. Wowa Cwejman told nothing about a concrete delivery date for S1 units, at the time he is working on something new taking the artist apart from the daily work (!), we are sorry.

Theres news ..

ek-lounge-1There are plenty of new modules available for the Eurorack modular. Some of them are not really nessessary, others offer new possibilities and a lot more will be shown on Namm very soon. We will collect the news from there to let you know about it here and in our showroom. Usually such new stuff is not available in Europe before April once they all calm down a bit after the shows they had to do. Everything that should be relevant for you will probably be seen in Frankfurt then, so .. calm down and or ask, we try our best to help you  (…here and now).

Were closed now – til 2.01.2014

geschlossenSorry – Schneidersladen is closed over christmas for a longer period of time: December, 20th was the very last day in 2013 where we are able to sell you our very last few modules that we still send out on December 23rd before the end of the year will happen to all of us. We have the strong hope to re-open the existing showroom in 2014 on January, 2nd again and we hope that you wont miss us too much in between to see you again next year. so .. enjoy your life and  have a good time!

Overloaded .. ?

overlaodDear friends and clients,

Its shortly before christmas, our very last week of this year – and everyone wants to have  little presents or infos about them. Our mailbox is completly overloaded and we try our best to go thru all these mails and answer them, but .. please be patient if you don’t hear directly from us …. we work on it.

Relax and HAVE A GOOD END of the year 2013 –
yours, all the schneiders in the laden

Audi Abused?

Synthpiano_by_Juliane_Spaete_4AudiAudi City Berlin is promoting the Berlin Keyboard Connection now where Schneidersladen was one of the places to be recommended as a hot spot not just for audi drivers. Apart from the fact that cars at a place like this do not really make sense –  the impression they released is really great-  showing the current stadium of our showroom at the end of 2013 not just to our  existing clients and friends  – so .. thank you for the pictures, Juliane.

Schneidersladen closing!

Schneidersladen will be closed over christmas for a longer period of time: December, 20th will be the very last day in 2013 where we are able to sell you our very last few modules before the end of the year will happen to all of us. We have the strong hope to re-open the existing showroom in 2014 on January, 2nd again and we hope that you wont miss us too much in between to see you again next year. so .. enjoy your life and  have a good time!

A dream of a keyboard..

For all people playing on keyboard or Violins of any size and sound the biggest invention of nowadays should have been the unbelievable Haken Continuum Fingerboard. In between the american three dimensional controller by Dr. Lippold Haken  has been copied in others variations but still nothing else is like this, no other midi controller can be so flexible and professional for sensible performances as you can see in this video. To edit the “3-dimensional”sounds easier, the Eagan Matrix has been expanded into Firmware Version 6 and an additional piece of hardware: the Continuum Eagan Matrix Expander – released right now. Were looking forward gettting a first one in for January latest.

I dream of wires ..

As a DVD or BlueRay we have the nerdish documentation I dream of wires about all the modular geeks in the so called hardcore edition available from stock now: It is not just for synth fetish boys, there are brilliant introductions to our themes attractive and easy to understand for newbees of any kind and nice pictures of what could happen with peole that once “joined the club”.
If you want to do so, please feel free to just order this 4 hours movie or go even deeper with some literature about modular that we have available from ths shop in berlin, the english stuff is not online btw. .. have a good weekend and enjoy your time.

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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.

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