New 100 series available and Steve H with his Buchla at SUPERBOOTH17

catalyst_audio_-_model_158There are some synthesizers in the history of electronic music that are surrounded by a special mystic aura. One of them is the 100 series – The original San Francisco Tape Music Centers modular synthesizer, originally commissioned by Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender.

Many artists within the modular community have always been fascinated by the 100 series modules. The hidden secret of the west coast, but no less revolutionary than their east coast contemporaries, the 100 series modules have always been appealing due to their pedigree, scarcity, aesthetic, and avant-garde beginnings. Now they have been recreated from the ground up – by Catalyst Audio. They worked on the circuits for nearly a year and built countless prototypes and revisions to create eurorack versions of modules that promising to be true members of the 100 series. All circuits are (from a technical perspective) identical to the original modules an they have been directly A/B tested/compared, both electronically and by ear, with the original San Francisco Tape Music Center system (currently located at Mills college, Oakland CA).

These recreation of one of the most iconic modular synthesizers make it possible to experience patching and working with what are some of the rarest and previously unobtainable synthesizers. While no recreation, no matter how accurate, will ever capture all the mystique of the originals it honors and celebrates the memory of their creator.

Soon there will be six modules available:

Model 158 Dual Sine-Sawtooth Generator

Model 180 Dual Attack Generator

Model 106 6-Channel Mixer

Model 110 Quad Gate

Model 156V CV Processor

Model 156M CV Processor

After the 100 series there have been a lot more advanced and function wise more dense developments by Don Buchla. One of these is a legendary synthesizer with a touch plate interface – the Music Easel. First released in 1973 the Music Easel followed a concept that is more and more seen today again – it focused on portability and was therefore built into a suitcase. Steve H performed on a Music Easel at SUPERBOOTH17. He is a experimental musician, composer and musical adventurer and known for his soundtracks, songs and scores for TV, film and games. Watch his quadrophonic performance here:

 

 

SNAZZY FX at SCHNEIDERSBUERO and SUPERBOOTH

Here and now, as promised the video with Dan “Danny” Snazelle aka SNAZZY FX. Dan Snazzelle was on tour throughout Europe introducing five new modules in Barcelona, Berlin, Netherlands and Czech Republic stopping over at SchneidersBuero to talk about the presentations on Superbooth. In this talk the themes are: the new modules, Dan’s possible move (You are very welcome to move to Berlin Dan!) and the beauty of classic synthesizer schematics.

Also included is the beautiful looking and sounding – and often overlooked Analogue Systems modular system. There is a little teaser featured in this video by Clifton Cameron at SUPERBOOTH17 introducing the Analogue Systems Cabinet.

Mark Verbos and Matt Didemus live at SUPERBOOTH17

Here is what Herr Schneider has to say:

“Mark Verbos and Matt Didemus played a performance on SUPERBOOTH17 that is published today. Both living in Berlin now could visit me in my office for a chat yesterday where we recorded this interview. At the end of it you will see the performance Mark and Matt played live, before this we show you the brilliant Gesprächskonzert by Mark Verbos introducing his modular products to our great audience on Superbooth. Please forgive us some cuts that we had to make towards dropouts and technical issues while recording, I think were getting better week by week.

Verbos-WEBPlease be aware of Mark playing live this weekend in Barcelona on the Modular Day BCN. Also for September, 9th and 10th american friends of synths could visit the Knobcon #6 happening in Chicago with Tom Oberheim stepping in. October 14th/15th, we will meet up in New York for the Machines in Music again.”

 

 

Watch the video:

Additional space for SUPERBOOTH18 – 03 – 05. May 2018 at FEZ Berlin

SUPERBOOTH has developed into one of the most interesting musical instrument trade fairs in Europe in a very short period of time, with more than 5000 visitors and 170 exhibitors, SUPERBOOTH17 has been a great success and was very well received by the media. However, these figures are expected to be significantly exceeded in 2018. The demand for exhibition space has always outstripped supply, so that SUPERBOOTH has been able to expand steadily and will again offer more exhibition space in 2018. The additional space is already occupied in large parts with those applications that could not be considered this year. Manufacturers who want to be part of SUPERBOOTH18 should therefore apply for exhibition space as soon as possible.

Foto ∏ Angela Krîll_4219953With this extra room it is possible to expand the range of product categories shown at SUPERBOOTH18 for an even more complete experience. Because of the great success in 2017 the organizers have decided to return to FEZ Berlin in 2018 and develop the event in the same venue. The unique design of the FEZ building, the outside-area, the exhibitor areas, studios, workshop rooms and food court provide an excellent basis for SUPERBOOTH18 and they are spread barrier-free over three floors. The visitors get the chance to meet a large number of exhibitors from all over the world right here in Berlin. In addition to the exhibition stands, there will be around 30 daily concerts and live performances, workshops and talks taking place again.

The very well received show program of this years SUPERBOOTH17 has been recorded and edited in the past weeks. Selected concerts and performances will be released online within the next months. This is a nice opportunity for everyone who hasn’t been able to see the show program of SUPERBOOTH17.

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The fair is characterised by its incomparable atmosphere, an energetic mixture of fair and cultural event, which inspires both visitors and exhibitors alike. Even during the special opening hours for trade visitors, this atmosphere has a positive impact and sets SUPERBOOTH apart from other trade fairs. Tickets and hotel recommendations are on sale in advance in November, which means SUPERBOOTH18 is approaching and planning is already in full swing.

 

 

 

SUPERBOOTH has been a quite big event in 2017 and it will be expanding in 2018, so we are working on a better posting system to avoid:

…sorry again Nick!

Ken Macbeth and FuckeTybUcKetY live at SUPERBOOTH17

FuckeTybUcKetY MKIIII was giving a remarkable performance in the concerthall on this years Superbooth. The Band around Ken Macbeth playing two of his outstanding Elements Synthesizers was known as a rumour from the internet so far, having released some very few noisy recordings.

 

Make sure to watch the whole thing!

 

Ströme live at SUPERBOOTH17 for Doepfer Klangforschung

STRÖME playing live on two Doepfer A-100 systems recorded on Superbooth 2017. This is a live concert to show the sonic possibilities of Doepfer based modular systems. The well received concert was one of many highlights from this years SUPERBOOTH.

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This is the first release of a full concert from the Berlin based trade show for electronic music and instruments called SUPERBOOTH. More than 50 performances and product presentations will be introduced and explained on this channel introducing the 2018 show with a release once a week from now on.

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 ..

KORG Performance @ SUPERBOOTH17

One of the uncounted real synth concerts and a really smart performance on SUPERBOOTH17 was the Gespraechskonzert  for Korg and Arp in the Cinema (open this link to find their complete 2016-performance, too).
Jörg Sunderkötter – Sound&Recording’s earlier chief editor, on keyboards – and his studio partner Joker Nies – an expert for circuit bending – had some problems to find on stage but then it became like this .. turn it on to listen yourselves, please.

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