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Cwejman Workshop @SchneidersLaden – The video!

At the beginning of July SchneidersLaden had the opportunity to welcome Wowa Cwejman again. The occasion was the release of his four new modules. Wowa Cwejman was so kind to give us an overview of these modules in the large showroom of SchneidersLaden. We wrote down some of the updated aspects of the modules here, but make sure to check out the full video below for all new features and sound examples.

  • AP-1 Mk2 got some major revision, there is a compression ratio knob now, the mic input is a state-of-the-art circuit with with phantom-power. There is a new gate-output and a side-chain option with added filtering.
  • The VC-SC brings a studio-grade compressor (no, this is not a marketing phrase…) with all controls you could wish for. It has voltage-controlled side-chain options, again with low-pass and high-pas filtering. It has input-metering and stereo output-metering added and is yet smaller than the previous version.
  • The BLD Mk2 got an update on the filter for example. It now has a 36dB/Oct filter with added band-pass mode, some improvement on the white-noise, additional waveforms for the VCO and more.
  • The VM-1S got an updated VCO with more waveforms, external audio-input with the option to mix with the internal VCO and to ring-modulate these two signals.

All in all a lot of new possibilities to explore!


Workshop with Wowa Cwejman about his 4 new modules! July-5th @SchneidersLaden

We are very pleased to be able to announce another workshop with Wowa Cwejman. The release of four new Cwejman modules is coming closer and Wowa Cwejman is coming to SchneidersLaden to present his latest creations and to answer your questions. This workshop is about the updated BLD, AP-1 and VM-1 modules which will be available as MK2 versions and about the totally new VC-SC Stereo Compressor. Please send an e-Mail to Timm to save your space in this workshop – we have to limit this event to 30 people.

You missed our last workshop with Wowa Cwejman? No worries – you can watch a video of it here.


Participation is free-of-charge as always! Looking forward to seeing you at SchneidersLaden on July 5th, 7pm!

The SchneidersLaden showroom team

@SchneidersLaden 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)


News: Cwejman MBC-3 available tomorrow and MacBeth Elements EL2 exclusively at SchneidersLaden!

There are not many days on that you can write about news that include the names Cwejman and Macbeth – Today is one of these days! Let’s begin with the more urgent news:

  1. Tomorrow there will be 20(!) Cwejman MBC-3 modules available at SchneidersLaden. What sounds much isn’t really, you better be fast! Even more if you prefer the green version of Cwejman modules, only three MBC-3 of this color are available. The other seventeen ones are eggshell. Not convinced you need hat compressor in your life? Check out this workshop with Wowa Cwejman himself to get your head straight – LINK.
  2. The MacBeth Elements EL2 is exclusively available at SchneidersLaden! -> write an e-Mail

Many of you will already know and might have dreamed about this at night. There is a new version of the Element by the Scottish synth wizard Ken MacBeth – the Elements EL2, one of the most expressive analog synthesizers of recent years, with some new features and improvements and no MIDI – when compared to the first version. Due to the fact that most users of the first Elements were only using CV and Gate to connect their Elements to the outer world this is no real loss – and it made some additional circuits possible. That is why we now find more Sync options, single outputs for each VCO, some handpicked vintage components and a new spring reverb! Which version is better you ask? Well – Ken answers this with a simple: They are different and equally good. Only 30 Elements EL2 will be made! So hurry up, you will probably only get this one chance to get one!

Find some more words about this unique instrument here. Or get your fingers on the EL2 at SchneidersLaden showroom!



In a long hot corridor on the second floor between speaker brands, magazines and music schools, the Cwejman booth was to be found. 6 rows of 84TE analogue gorgeousness causing salivary flow to the so called „Cwejman Junkies“. Resignated, heartbroken looks where exchanged among many well dressed visitors, presumably due to the rarity of all Cwejman items. Especially the Cwejman MBC-3, Wowa´s newest creation, a CV controlable mono multiband compressor gives reason to feel pain if one is not able to achieve ownership in time. Not even a well filled bank account can help easing the heartship on this one……a rare situation in our capitalistic world.



Wowa excused himself but entrusted Franz and Phil to represent the brand. They patched gloriously and tried to help with updates regarding delivery dates. The updates so far: Modules are available again with grey front panels. The S1 mk3 will most likely arrive some day but needs an official announcement.


The MBC-3 is a super amazing 3 band compressor with insane patching potential. To learn more about it, please take a look at Wowa´s presentation one month ago at Schneidersladen. Wowa is in great shape, very motivated to develop new great modules and is very relaxed.




Video: Wowa Cwejman @Schneidersladen with his new Cwejman MBC-3 Multiband-Compressor

As promised, here is the video of the Cwejman Event at Schneidersladen. Wowa Cwejman brought his new Multi-Band-Compressor module with him – the MBC-3. This rare opportunity to meet one of euroracks masterminds has brought some light to the development and design process of the outstanding Cwejman modules. Wowa Cwejman is a self-taught engineer of perhaps the most sought-after modules in eurorack. He always wanted to build pro-audio equipment and  we are lucky that he has chosen the eurorack track for building his unique instruments. This way it is possible to not only have outstanding signal generators but also unique pro-audio-grade signal processors in eurorack – like the MBC-3. It is way more than your usual compressor: it is a sound-design and remix tool that seeks its equal.

To get an idea of the new Cwejman module and a special insight into the work of this important manufacturer watch the video below:


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

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^^

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


Morgen in der Domstadt Köln: Hier die sehenswerte Videoeinführung für Rheinländer und andere Anrheiner wie rheinische Fro-Naturen wahrscheinlich geschnitten von Rainer? ..!

P1090298Even more fun on modulars you can have inside Music store cologne until October 24th now; next Thursday. Today we installed our Karussell with four mixed modular systems, a pure  Doepfer A-100 box and the Macbeth Micromac-D. Now you re invited to perform it all day long. If you have questions please talk with the staff, they are very nice and will try their best to help you. ..

Lon don gone !

Towards new adventures we finally gave up the London showroom that we called the “testsalon” inside Rough Trade East.
London_2012After our friend Martin made it for awhile and finally Simon Lynch held a few brilliant workshops for newbees and runaways there – we thought its enough for now and time for a change again.
So please dont be sad once you dont see the nicely enlightened cabin there anymore, other new places will pop up soon. Heres some London videos on what we did there once and heres the video on what we will do with all the modules right now..
(further news to follow up soon).

Webshop 2.5 Suisse & VAT

In our webshop we could correct the mistake having 19% VAT on orders from Suisse. in General please dont hesitate ordering even with such mistakes, we still double check every incoming order manually and personally to prevent mistakes, so dont worry about such. Still in progress is the change to be https for your safety, we work on it.  Thank you for your tips and patience, if you have more, please write to SHOP@schneidersladen, thank you.

! Schneidersladen 2.0 !

attentionWe have a new webshop, now.  All of our existing clients will get an email latest tomorrow (july, 2nd) with their new login and pass to be able to see existing orders, to add new ones or so.
Some things will not work fine directly, some things will be better, please let us know about this per mail to shop@schneidersladen.de . WE will go ahead working it out. Thank you and good night.

Musikmesse videos ..

IMG_2878Looking back to last weeks exhibition of ALEX4 on the musikmesse we collected some links here to give you an impression on what has happened there:
A nice overview of the athmosphere with no comments on this years ALEX4 stand in Frankfurt has been given with this video, that I found on vimeo, thank you.
If you want competent informations about mellotrons or memotrons you should have been talking to klaus (german), who collected all the sounds for manikin electronic, their latest release is “harrys collection” now.
Dieter Doepfer is introducing his news on modular basics and the black MAQ-sequencer starting with his Midi/USB to clock converter modul (AHH!) here in english.
MFB has been presented by Uwe-George Giegler in english on sonicstate, Sebastian Preller gave a short overview of the specials on the Tanzbär and Mister Fricke confirmed the soon delivery in german here.
Edmund Eagan plays on the Haken continuum with sounds designed on the new Eagan Matrix, Dr. Lippold Haken gives a german comment on his production place   .. and finally ..
IMG_2883Max and Max informing you about a new MIDIclock by Erfindungsbuero Rest und Meier here .. and .. then there was a little overview with sonic state and HerrSchneider .. (.. and: sorry no, I did not mean that buchla is hard to service – not at all!).
Unfortunately they all missed to show the Cacophonator noir by Subtle Noise Maker from Vienna.

Hangfoglalas show!

In Hungary this weekend our partner analoguezone is introducing their range of products on a show for musical instruments called hangfoglalas! If you are around, please give it a chance and have a look, the stand is probably filled with stuff now.

More Cwejman ?

The number of modules that we are waiting for from grandmaster wowa cwejman had to be increased  to more cw_s1_sthan 200 again these days. After finishing up another batch of the Cwejman S1 halfmodular Synthesizers this is still a lot of work for the one man company and will probably not be done completely before new years eve.  We hope for your patience and kindly ask you to get back to us for alternatives in time if nessessary. Thank you.

Cwejman modules ..

dsc_0118Wowa Cjwejman is busy making even more of his prominent modular components: After they have only been available on preorder for a long time now very soon we will have some stock again that is not promised already: Please check your need for the white MMF-6 and BLD units, his most brilliant RES-4, The FSH-1 and please check the web for incoming new CRV-24. For everything else please ask or give us your preorder, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Cwejman cancelled:

The workshop with Wowa Cwejman – planned for May, 13th – has unfortunately been cancelled by the inventor himself right now. We are very sorry for this to those who already confirmed their participation and look forward to a new date in autumn this year hopefully.

New Cwejman modules

cwejman1There are three brand new Cwejman modules now available ex Berlin in a limited number. The color has changed into a pearl white that made some very first clients reallly happy. The color does perfectly fit to the new SEM module by tomoberheim and we are quite sure they have not been talking about this issue with each other…

Raketen im Anflug

The combination of a Cwejman VM-1, the Midi-CV-interface -a190-2 combined in a Doepfer beauty case is a brillint little compact synth that we call RAKETE now. There will be some available in about a month but unfortunately we will not be able to sell them for the price that has been published in the german magazine de-bug. In the end it will be sold in an extra thin black beauty cases cause its just the best solution and will cost you 759 EUR incl VAT then. Reservations can be set now on schneidersladen.

About forums ..

NO, Wowa Cwejman is not going out of business and .. NO the JoMoX 888 is not so buggy, that you can not use it on stage and .. NO .. please do not believe everything that has been written to the internet.
Stromkult is a blog with that what we know about those units that we buy from some small manufacturers we like. If WE tell something about them this is mostly what they told us earlier and it could be true. And YES .. Mr. Wowa Cwejman Is working on new modules and he will release them, but not one day before they will be ready. We are looking forward to this and  all the other interesting releases in our little market, and – YES, it could take a little longer sometimes!


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