On December 6, 2018 SchneidersLaden reserved the whole Thursday evening for a very special guest – Dieter Doepfer. And it was absolutely worth it! Dieter took care of the guests, talked about his machines and even baked modular cookies. There was also a unique modular beginners workshop from him, a presentation of his latest products (Disco!) and an exquisite live performance from Dieter himself!
While we can’t meet in person these days, here is the video to remember this wonderful evening:
The TFoM2020 takes place this year on November 14th as an online event, streaming from the TFoM YouTube channel. It will include exclusive interviews with Richard Devine and Anthony Baldino for example and Dieter Doepfer will show some of his latest modules with a video message from his workbench! Also there is a rare interview announced with Émilie Gillet from Mutable Instruments.
Lots of things to look forward to! Watch the live-stream on YouTube or directly here:
Ever wondered how your modules taste? Whether a VCO feeds longer than a filter, for example? This big, important question might be answered on December 6th! Dieter Doepfer is coming to SchneidersLaden to bake some cookies with you! For the last workshop night of this year we prepared this very special evening for you – join us and not only get a free cookie, but also learn more about recent developments by Doepfer.
As a special treat Dieter Doepfer will be doing the Modular Beginner Workshop! Your chance to be guided into Eurorackland by the person that started this format for modular synthesizers. And because Dieter Doepfer is a great guy, you will get a cookie (or two) – fresh out of the oven – that were baked at SchneidersLaden!
The regular events on Thursday evening at SchneidersLaden have developed into a permanent institution among interested sound researchers. Not only Berliners like to come frequently, SchneidersLaden welcomes guests from all over the world to every event. With a varied programme and exciting guests, you can experience over and over again how direct the contact to manufacturers and artists is during the events and how much you can learn from them. Be it a Surgeon who talks about his experiences (and with his immense experience) about his entry into eurorack-land and about how he does what and what works at live performances – or Wowa Cwejman giving insights into the development of his sublime modules and who is open for suggestions for improvements coming from the audience during the talk (who would have thought it possible that there was anything to improve in the first place).
But other events were also very well received – there was the Theremin Workshop by Carolina Eyck, one of the most renowned players worldwide – who finally showed a way to master the theremin. Or the audiovisual laser-performance of Bernhard Rasinger, who impressively demonstrated that a laser can trigger a very special fascination, with its direct and immediate intensity. To name just a few of the workshops at SchneidersLaden.
In November SchneidersLaden will continue with the last Workshopseries for this year – and we will start with a real highlight! A few days after her live performance at Berghain, Lady Starlight will open the next workshop series at SchneidersLaden. As a long-time friend and customer, Lady Starlight was already invited by SchneidersLaden to play at Berlin Atonal, at the Modular Schaltzentrale, this year. Together with Mark Verbos she presented 3 hours of uncompromising and improvised modular techno. So expect some raw, straightforward music made with machines on November 8th – starting at 7:30pm (as always) right after the regular Beginner Workshop.
The following Thursday (November 15th) it will be a bit more technical again. Tom Körting shows what can be done with the modules from Vermona. As a developer and manufacturer of synthesizers and effects units Vermona has shown for years already that they can offer uncompromisingly high quality, innovative concepts in their developments again and again. The new fourMative Contour, an ultra-flexible envelope modulation generator, has just come out. But also classics like the fourMulator still manage to tickle creative impulses. Tobi Neumenann also reported on this at his workshop in SchneidersLaden.
On November 22nd, Sacha Ketterlin from the Higher Resonance label will show what it can be like to massage your brain with a modular synthesizer consisting mainly of Macbeth Series X modules (see picture) – an atmospheric and intense ambient performance is to be expected. The following weeks event (November 29th) is dedicated to Endorphin.es – the company, not that stuff in your brain that makes you happy but the modules between your fingers that make you happy. The manufacturer of eurorack modules (with perhaps the most unusual panel designs) presents a live performance by Nicolas Bougaïeff with devices from Endorphin.es. After the performance Nicolas will be there to answer your questions. And to finish this extraordinary year of modular madness we welcome the person who started it all – Dieter Doepfer will be our guest on Saint Nicholas Day – December 6th!
So mark your calendars for the events you think are the most interesting – or just come by every Thursday have a beer with us and learn something about our most favorite machine – the synthesizer.
And if you are only about to start your modular journey or just want to know what the hell I am talking about -> join our Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshops! -> Every Thursday 6pm at SchneidersLaden!
.. and also the black system of Mister Dieter Doepfer found its place on the stand #5014 with Doepfer and friends in between: Its the europeans next to WMD and friends, all the americans.. all together now. .. now .. is the time to think about the next step, friends and partners!
I am already busy with the superbooth, where we all will meet again .. after Namm, so .. be prepared and register now, if you like .. on Sunday its over! Yes, then its over! So if you cant find your companies name on this list now, you better ask your boss if he ever heard of the most crowded place in Hall 5.1 on Musikmesse over the last ten years? Yes, I think we were. And now? We dont go there anymore, but we welcome you to join us to have all the things of these days to do a bit more relaxed:
The trade show for electronic musical instruments and accessories is getting real: in Berlin. Next to the River Spree in the most beautiful House of Berlin, a lost formerly radio station with acoustically some of the best rooms all over europe, the Funkhaus.
the very next modular workshop for newbees, starters and/or interested users had to be switched to next week Friday, December, 5th, now.
We are sorry for this last minute change, those who already confirmed will be contacted, if you are interested to participate, please send a mail to Thomas K now.
Dieter Doepfer already introduced some of his new modules at Hieber Lindberg in Munich last weekend, for the workshop next Friday we will also show some of his prototypes such as the new quadrature VCO and others.
In Munichs Gasteig this week the festivaldigitalanalog will happen again. SchneidersBuero will participate withthe Karussell as already seen in London or Vienna once. Together with Dieter Doepfer on his modular system and Andreas Merz performing Sounds and Visuals the foyer will be performed by you and others at any time probably .. this Friday and Saturday, the entrance is free.
Dieter Doepfer in person has been on Musikmesseintroducing their followup model of the Dark Energy called Dark Energy II now ! Its Filter will be a state variable one with a shape-switch then, the price will remain the same, first shipments are expected for summer.
Franz was helping to explain the monstermonstercase (see pic) to the audience in Frankfurt. Because it is a bit more complicated to understand the uncounted possibilities of such a system, this one will stay in Frankfurt now on display at S-MUSIC, a well known biggest musical instrument store around… b.t.w. there is also one of the rare studio electronics code polysynths on demo and available from stock.
As an analog freak, I believe like Bob moog, there is a connection with the brains, and HF spikes have a negative impact on our bodies. The increasing wireless RF pollution is impacting our mental health, but there is so much money and lobbying involved (like oil industries) this is ‘not taken seriously’.
Also another manufacturer had to report about strange problems with high frequencies in the audio results while trying to use cheaper power supply solutions without real transformators. So we go ahead offering the quite german transformator solutions and still we offer the more practicable solutions with switched power supply solutions such as the tiptop audio boards.
.. this Thursday is now fully booked. If you send a mail to participate, you will get a confirmation today. And if you did not book it already, you can still send a mail for the waiting list that will be cleared on Wednesday then .. or so (?!). It will be funny.
I just updated all Dates and infos i have about the forthcoming workshops in Schneidersladen for now. Please feel free to have a look and give us your confirmations as soon as possible if you are keen seeing people like Dieter Doepfer cooking something special shortly before the Musikmesse (?!) where we dont go !
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