Tag: eurorack modular

Namm 17 – WMD

wmd standwmda1wmd4WMD shows five new modules and a geiger counter pro pedal at NAMM 2017:

Arpitecht is a well equipped quantizer and arpeggiator, which allows the user to quickly select and edit scales, add slides, configure rhythms and a good deal more. Up to seven octaves (-1 to +5) can be employed to create intoxicating melodies. Thanks to a multitude of CV inputs it is possible to create continuously varying results in no time. For playing chords, WMD invented the Triad. This module generates three note values out of one incoming pitch signal. Users can not only choose the triad used, but also the inversion. Modulations of both parameters are possible as well.

The Overseer is a stereo VCF based on the designs of DJ filters. Compared to the circuits of well-known mixer manufacturers, WMD’s module sounds a lot more beefy while retaining the basic character. On top of that, the functional range was broadened to make the Overseer a flexible tool for sound design. Another stereo tool from WMD is the MSCL, a punchy compressor / limiter with editable ratio, threshold, attack, release and gain parameters as well as a side chain input.

Last but not least, WMD built a dual LFO module called Modbox with phase and skew options plus noise as well as sample & hold outputs.

wmd pedalThe new Geiger Counter Pro Pedal has now over 700 wavetables to bitcrush you into the elysium – this time with 12 instead of 8 bit -now you can morph now between the wavetables  and it comes with wet / dry poti / Midi  / 2x expression pedial inputs /Noise Gate / Lowpassfilter & 16 User presets.

It should be available around  april and cost ca 449$.

Workshop with special guest Touellskouarn Nov, 10th

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Come over on Thursday, November 10th for a special  introduction to modular workshop  with our friends Touellskouarn!  Our goal is to help you get familiarized with the modular so that you can confidently make your first patch! This time around you will also have the opportunity to learn directly from Gaël of Touellskouarn how to add life and color to this first patch using feedback and fuzz with the likes of the Strakal Brulu and Sonveskan modules.

Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as talking about how one can start applying them to make music. Starts at 6pm / At our showroom / Kotti above Kaisers (ring bell: schneidersladen) / The workshop is limited to 12 participants:

>>> Please register with Camilo: co@schneidersladen directly now !!! <<<           – See you there!!! The schneidersladen showroom team

 

NAMM 16 – Horsecock

Master of offence himself, Eric Barbour does it again! Disguised behind the neutral name RK-2 XS-VCA is the Horsecock, a new unorthodox VCA based on a looooooooong TV tube, never before used for audio, poking out of the faceplate like a male organ thru a glory hole.

Like Ali G once said “Love – the most beautiful ting between a man, a woman and a ‘orse.”

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NAMM 16: AQA modules

Jan from Berlin based company AQA shows up with 3 new modules –

A new Dual State Variable Filter with paralel & serial filter routings should come end of march.

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The QLFO  is a small LFO unit with quadrature sine outputs. The M/S Matrix the first module we know which can be used for Mid/Side stereophony coding and decoding. Both of them should be available end of February and will be in our shop very soon.

Restocked or new..

BACK IN STOCK at Ye Olde Synthesizer Shoppe alias SchneidersLaden this week are: The Acidlab Miami and the nice 12Bit delay OTO Bim from France.

For you modular freaks we have:

FRESH AND NEW in our shelves is the small, yet handy Make Noise LxD filter. Owners of the fancy Birdkids Bateleur VCO can enhance their baby with an expander.

Scan & Pan by Verbos

Scan & PanVerbos is now shipping their Scan& Pan module with tricky possibilities for your output VCA works in combination with tricky panorama possibilities. If there is nothing online about it yet, please find a preview movie from Musikmesse over here and still feel free to order from Berlin, we will have them these days and they are about to go online asap.

Doepfer in Hungary

LaserOur friend Bernhard Rasinger – alias BR-Laser – made it to the Budapest Music Expo last weekend to help promoting the idea of modular synthesis to the public in Hungary. He performed the big Doepfer modular synth case for visuals and sound at the same time and formed new dimensions with the possible heart of the A-124 Wasp-Filter, see yourselves over here in a little movie.

Morton Subotnick Live and Preview: I Dream Of Wires

wiresI Dream Of Wires – SCREENING
+ Morton Subotnick – LIVE A/V
+ Modular workshop / Verbos +X

28.07.2015 | 8PM, Berlin, Babylon Mitte
purchasing tickets in advance is recommended @..
Yapsody: https://wires.yapsody.com
 .. presale/20€ @ the Door/ 25€  w/DVD +10€

To celebrate the August VOD/DVD release of I DREAM OF WIRES, the definitive and acclaimed electronic music documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the modular synthesizer, MONODUO FILMS and MOBILE KINO presents a very special screening and electronic music event in Berlin.
On Tuesday July, 28th, following last year’s festival premiere, I DREAM OF WIRES will receive it’s first public screening in Berlin, followed by a live performance by the legendary Morton Subotnick. Taking place at Babylon Kino Berlin, Morton Subotnick, accompanied by his frequent collaborator, video artist Lillevan, presents FROM SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON TO A SKY OF CLOUDLESS SULFUR REVISITED: VI, marking Subotnick’s first live appearance in Germany since 2011.
The film will be introduced by I DREAM OF WIRES’ director Robert Fantinatto, who will also join Morton Subotnick for a post-screening Q&A. This event is more than just a celebration of the modular synthesizers; it’s an opportunity to learn and experience historical roots of electronic music.

new Verbos modulars ..

MULTI-ENVELOPE CLOSE UPTowards Musikmesse Verbos is shipping .. finally more Harmonic Oscillators together with their latest release – the Multi Envelope. It could happen that the shipment is forwarded to end customers not before April 19th because of Messe Actitivities.

B.t.w. Marc Verbos will be in Berlin afterwards to introduce his proudcts at the Spiegelsalon together with Dan Greene alias 4MS and Tony Rolando alias Make Noise at least (on 23rd).

CLOUDS, ELEMENTS, SHELVES, AND STREAMS FROM FRANCE

cloudsMutable Instruments added a few visions to
their existing catalogue of eurorack modules yesterday. All of them will be available ex Schneidersladen soon, all of them can be ordered formless per mail now or from our onlineshop probably mid next week. There will be Clouds, a granular audio processor, Elements, a synth voice, Shelves, a parametric EQ and a two channel dynamic processor called Streams.

.. GETTING STARTED ..

MKIV_2013_Schneider_4Starting your own modular system with little money, not buying too much, not missing the chance to have good fun and – most important thing – not buying stuff that becomes boring after a while (!) ..
is not that easy
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To give you some more ideas and help on this, Thomas K., our current mastermind for modular questions and answers invites you for another workshop next Friday, December, 5th in the evening. If you would like to participate, please give us an email now. Workshop starts around six pm in the showroom Schneidersladen and will last usually for two hours plus chat ..

nice 4 making funkybase..

Schneidersladen BerlinKonstantin Gervis explains his personal pure tiptop audio eurorack system in this video as the optimum for making techno music live with this “core of music”. Also other manufacturers such as the scientific Doepfer and a Cwejman as the Ferrari in the eurorack are well known by Konstantin as an experienced user. He explains the CV-adsr and the ten track sequencer Z8000 and plays some music.

Basic Electricity#13 this Friday the 12th

be13-camAnother Basic Electricity (number 13 meanwhile –
if that is not a good sign) comin’ up this friday, 12th.

Friday, September, 12th: Cam Deas & Setherian will play Eurorack, Serge and Ciat-Lonbarde instruments and Richard has ordered Belgian IPA.

See you there!

BE#13, Friday, 12.09.14 * Doors: 21:00, Music 22:00 *
Kastanienallee 77 (Kino) * 10435 Berlin Prenzlauer-Berg

808 Maracas ..

MA808 SmallTiptop audio now released another percussion instrument for the eurorack format, the 808 style Maracas. It is not that complicated to built a workshop around this, but I guess it makes sense to see how much fun you can have making music with a few more of the tiptop audio eurorack modulars: On September 18th in the evening there will be a workshop in Berlin with Kostya Gervis and other friends. .. on 24th and 25th they will do the same on ibiza during the www.dancefair-ibiza.com !

Disting Video Competition

Competition: Win more distings!

Expert Sleepers  want to see the best video of a disting being used in a modular setup.Large or small, east coast or west, just doing something cool. Bonus points for showing off the illuminated jack sockets!  Entries should be posted to YouTube and/or Vimeo, and then let  Expert Sleepers  know about them.

1st prize – two more distings!
runner up prize – one more disting!

Closing date: August 1st 2014

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

Mark Verbos at DBS Musicschool in Berlin!

Musikmesse-2014-Verbos-Electronics-Synthesizer-Module_content_box_bigAfter having been in Europe already to Musikmesse Frankfurt introducing his new series of modular eurorack components last week,
Mark Verbos alias Verbos Electronics is NOW presenting his products in Berlin for a day.
At the DBS-Music School he is doing a workshop on Tuesday morning (march, 18th) where a few public places are left to fill. So if you can make it to come around, youre welcome in the Gubener Str. 47, Aufgang B, third floor in the IDEAS lab, at 10 AM.

Musikmesse Frankfurt

NAMM_Buchla_Easle-editorThis week the Musikmesse in Frankfurt will open the doors again. After it is mainly a business event where retailers meet their distributors for violins and humba bumba taeteraeae .. a SUPERBOOTH as known from SchneidersBuero years ago will not happen again in 2014. Instead of this there will be a presentation of the ALEX4 distribution that is realizing sales with interested and hopefully competent retail businesses all over europe.
ALEX4 is working for Doepfer, Buchla, MFB, and others mostly based in europe themselves .. theres a few interesting new entries such as KOMA elektronik and Verbos electronics. Buchla promised to show their W-Lan connection for the Music Easel (see pic) on Thursday and Friday at least, Marc Verbos will introduce his completely new modular series all days, Ken Macbeth will show up with some prototypes on Friday and Koma will show you how to party with smart pedals all days, too. Following good traditions there will be good drinks for good buyers.

not Just an EASEL in 5.1, C54!

An EASEL is an EASEL (not an easle) and it seems like some few of them could be shipping to europe soon. Also Buchla will be exhibiting on Musikmesse in Frankfurt again together with Doepfer, MFB, Haken, Manikin, Kenton, Vermona, Intellijel, Studio Electronics, KOMA, Rebel Tech, Macbeth studiosystems and finally Verbos electronics (tbc) with ALEX4 in Hall 5.1 booth C54.  Follow the links or join the show to learn more about their news and classics; youre very welcome.

Ohwiegajelisdasdenn?

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. ..

Fonitronik on Navs..

fonitronik_mh21Navs modular Lab posted a preview about fonitroniks upcoming FH21. Their existing modules as the attenuverting mixer, the ADC Sequencer and their vc modulator are right now indeed all available from stock at least in SchneidersLaden Berlin.

Fonitronik alias Matthias Hermann is a one man show brand from wiesbaden inventing modular tools available from all retail stores over europe by the way.

! 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.

Time to learn..

MKIV_2013_Schneider_4Grey sky is a good motivation to start a new indoor theme: If you want to learn more about modular stuff or electronic music participate in workshops: Apart from our constantly ongoing workshop every afternoon in kreuzberg there are some in London, next one on 29th this month.
Also on June, 29th there will be one in Berlin with Tom Körting who will teach you making weird sounds on our bigger system on an event in ..Friedrichshain (?). Another bigger system will be show on that DJ-meeting in Dortmund, Westfalenhalle (?), so there are possibilities enough these days.
we will keep you informed with details here about a week before the dates (!).

.. btw .. if you really want to go deeper with soldering things yourselves, Befaco is offering meetings for such in Berlin sometimes, please check their site.

 

Analogue Systems..

.. Analogue Systems by Bob Williams is a eurorack modular that has started as one of the first in this size with the idea of making it a high quality system in a smaller size. Nowadays other europeans such as Doepfer and in between also many young americans like tiptop audio, make noise etc. are well known and quite popular for the eurorack A-100 compatible system but still this mother of systems – the “RS integrator” – is made in Cornwall and still available worldwide in a very good quality.  In the upcoming november issue of the Sound on Sound a report about Bob Williams as “the most successful british synthesizer manufacturer of all time” will be released.

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