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Bonsai Haken now available!

Some big news are tiny – The Haken Audio ContinuuMini is now available! Just as powerful as its bigger brothers, the new Bonsai Haken gives you the full synthesis power of the EaganMatrix.

Last year SchneidersLaden had a workshop with a prototype of the Haken Audio ContinuuMini – have a look:

Get yours HERE!

Video: Haken Audio & La Voix du Luthier – Onde

Learn about the history and development of one of the most expressive and versatile electronic music instruments around! The Haken Continuum Fingerboard has been around for several years and is still being developed further and further. It gets its expressiveness from the incomparable surface that acts as the user interface and offers real-time continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface!

As well as presenting the Continuum Christophe brought a special speaker with him, to give us the very rare chance to hear the La Voix du Luthier Onde – this exceptional approach to the construction of a speaker. There is no traditional speaker cone inside, only acoustic exciters transmitting the vibration into the wood. It is the same principle as for a guitar: the strings themselves make very little sound, but they are transmitting their vibrations to the soundboard through the bridge, and what you hear is the sonic amplification via the soundboard. In case of the Onde the exciter is acting as the bridge and transmits the electric “vibrations” to the wood. The Onde gives you a very immersive sound and the chance to experience electronic sound sources in a totally new way.

This incredible sound can hardly be recorded – so make sure to come to SUPERBOOTH19 to get another chance!


SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

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

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

No registration needed, the event is free.

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

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

Back home from Namm

NAMM_ALEX4_Teamall the people of Doepfer, Alex4, Endorphin, Frap Tools, Birdkids and (not on this picture:) Haken, MFB, Vermona, Tegeler Audio ManufakturSchneidersLaden and Superbooth are back to their homes now to go ahead working on your topics starting tomorrow.
They reported a lot from there and we all are looking forward seeing you again in not just two months on berlins first SUPERBOOTH.
Please dont miss to read the following NAMM news by Paul and Carlo mostly.

New Sounds inside HAKEN!

The amazing Haken continuum controller now has additional sounds delivered with its latest O.S. called continuum_blog4.07.  Slide Wind, Metal Bar, Pluck Tine, and a Feedback String sounds like reasons to buy such an instrument as long as you can afford it and if you do not already own one! The new firmware, a new Editor, and a the User Guide are available from the manufacturers Download page here.

And finally the beautyful stand for the continuum is now available for fullsize and halfsize units. We have to wait for the first shipment another month, but if you see these pics.. one month for such is not a lot!

10.12.: Continuum Control !

Jan Hinnerk Helms has been travelling the world to find interesting musical instruments for nearly 25 years now. As a happy owner of one of the amazing fullsize continuums now he will be giving an introduction to possibilities, sound and technic of this handmade threedimensional midicontroller in one of our workshops.

continuum_blogThe Haken continuum controller is one ofthe most outstanding midicontrollers of our times, that is also able to control analogue systems over the optional continuum voltage converter (CVC). With integrated DSP-sounds now the continuum became an enormously expressive musical instrument itself on top.

The workshop is limited to 20 people so please confirm your participation asap. If you want to join, please give us a mail to andreas@schneidersbuero.de and be there at 6 pm that day!

Schneidersladen, Am Kottbusser Tor Berlin, 10.12. 18h – 20h +X, 10 EUR p.P.

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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.

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.