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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:

Announcement of new workshop series at SchneidersLaden!

At SchneidersLaden we don’t only sell synthesizers – we advise and support you to find the instrument you really want – we share our knowledge with you, we learn from you and we organize events: Workshops, Performances and Concerts! Every Thursday you can join a free Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm. Often we’ll have this workshop followed by another workshop for which we invite manufacturers or artists to share their vision with us or to play a concert or performance.

Some examples of these events can be seen in our new trailer – others can be found here in full length.

And our latest three additions to our Workshop-video-collection can be found here!

Upcoming workshops

But the important news of today is the announcement of our new workshop series starting February 14th! CTM Festival just closed its doors for this years edition, but we thought we take one of our personal highlights and bring it to the SchneidersLaden showroom! Together with Frank Bretschneider we will have a close look at how an installation project like Raster.Labor comes to life. Until mid-April there will be more workshops every Thursday – starting at 7:30pm – right after the weekly Modular Beginner Workshop.

Workshops at SchneidersLaden // Thursdays // 7:30pm:

14. Feb – Frank Bretschneider / Raster.Labor – Workshop & Installation

21. Feb – Blush Response – Performance & Workshop

28. Feb – Instant – Performance & Workshop

07. Mar – Marc Sirguy / Eowave – Workshop & Talk

14. Mar – Haken Audio – Performance & Workshop

21. Mar – Sam Barker / Leisure System – Performance & Workshop

28. Mar – Jomox – Workshop, Performance & Talk

04 Apr – Instruo – Workshop & Performance

11. Apr – E-RM – Workshop

ALEX4 has Moved

ALEX4You mostly dont have to take care about this, but the doepfer and others-general distributor ALEX4 moved to a new adress in the north of berlin where they have a bigger stock room and a nicer office to let our musical instrument shops over europe get the stuff they need from. But even there .. you can not find them next week because they will all be on NAMM showing the modular world to those freaks in the Los Angeles area who are not moving to washington to celebrate their new president at the same time. So if you are one of those living in the US and meet us in Anaheim near Disneyland to check for the latest news of AJH Synth, Audio Damage, Birdkids, Doepfer, E-RM, Endorphines, Frap Tools, Haken, Kenton, Sherman, Verbos, Vermona and others .. see you.

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.