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Need more BANG in your music? -> Livestock Electronics workshop – 7pm / June 14th! +Beginner Workshop

On Thursday 14th of June at 6pm we will start an evening full of new experiences and opportunities to learn new things!

  1. We start at 6pm with an introduction to modular synthesis that is suitable for beginners and for all those who are curious about sound synthesis. Everyone is welcome to join us, no previous knowledge required!
  2. At 7pm we are having a closer look at the company that brought the BANG module to eurorack – Livestock Electronics. Not only the BANG module brings something new to the table, the other creations by this Dutch eurorack manufacturer are also very innovative! To learn more about this creative company and their philosophy and motivation come to SchneidersLaden and join the workshop. We will see these complex and hands-on concepts in live use and you are very welcome to ask all the questions you might have about Livestock Electronics and their modules.
Participation is free-of-charge as always!
Looking forward to seeing you there!!! The SchneidersLaden showroom team

Event Details

@our NEW event room: Schneiders VideoTheke -> 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)

What about… CV processing?

Using and working with control voltage (CV) in your modular synthesizer is essential, but often people tend to focus more on audio signals and audio effects. However there is a lot that can be done with CV signals to widen the potential of your modular synthesizer. Here, we are talking about some utility modules for processing CV signals. Some are offering more basic functions, but with a nice twist, like the Livestock Electronics Felix and Doepfer Precision Adder. Others are feature packed CV-super-tools or bring new ways of mangling CV in eurorack to the table.

Doepfer A-185-2 Precision Adder / Bus Access

Having more than one voice playing in your system you might want to transpose them together, or you want to combine two or more sequences. This is where the Doepfer A-185-2 Precision Adder comes in handy. with its four in- and outputs it can be used as a tool to tie your different sequencers together or work as a simple octave switch for your oscillators. A simple but effective module with a wide range of functionality, especially when handling pitch CV.

Livestock Electronics – Felix

Felix can be used as buffered multiple and/or signal distributor. At the price of other simple buffered multiples it covers way more ground than these. Each output features an attenuator / attenuverter, emitting signals in the range of either 0 V to +5 V or -5 V to +5 V. The level of signals can be adjusted via potentiometers. As long as you don’t plug-in a cable at the left input, the outputs generate voltages in the range of 0 V to +5 V (attenuator mode) respectively -5 V to +5 V (attenuverter mode).

Rabid Elephant – Knobs

The Knobs by Rabid Elephant is one of those CV-super-tools. It is built with only the best parts available and rock solid, but what makes it really special is its playability.  This ultra-precise dual CV processor (with attenuversion, offset and slew) and voltage controllable crossfader is a perfect tool for playing control voltages like a DJ – a thing you might have never thought of yourself. It is a quality module, it is lots of fun to play with and opens new perspectives. The crossfader is a nice addition to a CV processor that can change to way you look at things. A “boring” CV can become an exciting thing to play with.

4ms Shifting Inverting Signal Mingler (SISM)

The SISM is one of three modules with that “4-channel-layout” by 4ms. In fact it features a header for connecting a Quad Clock Divider, Quad Pingable LFO or the VCA Matrix by 4ms. But what does it do in the first place? The SISM is a CV processor with four channels of attenuation, attenuverting and offsetting incoming CV. For this purpose it is equipped with four in- and outputs. Additionally there are outputs for the mix of all positive or all negative voltages, a mix of channels where no cable is inserted into the output socket and a mix that represents the direct sum of all four channels. So you get three additional CV sources that are related to your inputs – very useful.

Doepfer A-152 Voltage addressed S&H / Switch

The A-152 is a bi-directional switch with either eight inputs and one output or vice versa. This way you can send up to eight different signals from different sources to one destination or one signal to up to eight destinations, eihter by switching via gate, one stage after the other, or address the different stages via CV. While doing this the A-152 derives additional information from what you are processing, e.g. it gives out a gate at the stage that is active at the moment and it holds the last value a stage had as long as it was active. See?  –  This module lets you work very creatively with your CV’s and it even derives additional Gates and voltage sources from what you are feeding the module.


All in all there a way more modules and options out there to process CV in eurorack. This is just a brief overview of some of the creative concepts module designers have come up with in the last years.

This is by no means a complete overview of the available modules or a full review of the modules discussed. The what about… texts are here to give you new ideas and maybe another perspective on things. All these modules offer more features than we have talked about in this post. For further information please click the provided links or – even better – visit the shop and ask the SchneidersLaden experts in the showroom.


about NEW products… Livestock Electronics, XOR Electronics, Noise Engineering

We have some new modules in our assortment that we want to introduce to you: Modules by Livestock Electronics, XOR Electronics and a very special module by Noise Engineering.

Livestock Electronics has three new modules to offer. A wavetable oscillator, a mixer and signal distributor. We will now take a closer look at what makes these modules special and sets them apart from others.

Bang: What sets Bang apart from other digital VCO’s is its capability to produce sound that is based on wavetables drawn by the user. Users can load self-made waveforms into the module via a microSD card slot. For generating waves, Livestock Electronics developed a Windows and a OSX application. Bang comes equipped with tuning and wave shaping options as well as a FM input plus bipolar attenuator.

Felix: Felix is a buffered signal distributor and/or multiple, which can be used in 1:6 or 2:3 configurations. It is either a flexible multiple and/or emitting CV signals in the range of either 0V to +5V or -5V to +5V.

MIR: MIR is a mixer, but at the same time a lot more than that. It can also be used as an inverter, VCA and distortion. It comes equipped with four channels, each featuring two signal inputs, a summing stage plus a VCA with switchable characteristics. With high signal levels you can achieve some serious distortion.

XOR Electronics has got a new sequencer to offer – the NerdSeq. It follows a concept that has already been used in very early digital music sequencer software. This software ran on hardware like the Fairlight CMI, Amiga and C64, newer adaptions would be the Renoise or Jeskola Buzz. Now XOR has adapted the Tracker concept for eurorack, with 8 tracks, a nice display and all necessary buttons to navigate through the software. And the best thing – with the expander it is not only possible to add MIDI in- and outputs to the NerdSeq, but also to connect a Sega Gamepad!

Noise Engineering brings the Loquelic Iteritas to a different evolutionary level: Loquelic Iteritas Percido. This new module is a futuristic synthesizer voice for creating massive, mechanically sounding basses, special effects and ultra-modern drums. Basically it is a digital oscillator, a flexible shapeable AD envelope with trigger and loop modes, which can influence pitch and any number of synthesis parameters simultaneously. The LIP is one of these sound generators that can be used by only using a trigger, but it benefits from its modulation inputs and can sound like a whole futuristic orchestra when patched right.



Beginner’s workshop w/ Livestockelectronics

livestock This month’s Beginners Workshop is a special edition! Besides introducing you to the basics of patching a modular synth we are also joined by the lovely people of LIVESTOCKELECTRONICS, a new manufacturer from the Netherlands we are sure you will hear from in the future.
They will bring a bunch of their new modules – among these a superinteresting sequencer called shepard,  a performance router / mixer called maze and some ultra-useful utilities.

Although we are all nerds here we won’t get too technical.  Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some anecdotes about the history of (modular) synths plus some insights into the module manufacturing business!

Workshop starts 6pm | In our showroom at Kotti above Kaiser’s supermarket (ring at: schneidersladen) | The workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please register under tc@schneidersladen.de (Thomas)

Looking Forward To See You!


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