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New workshop series at SchneidersLaden in February and March!

On February 13th SchneidersLaden begins a new workshop series that will run until the end of March. Exciting guests are announced, such as IO Instruments from Berlin, who will open the event series. IO Instruments are a new modular maker with a couple of interesting and affordable new designs, some of them already available.

A week later – February 20th – Jörg Schaaf aka Radikal Technologies will be in Berlin to talk about (and show) his latest synthesizer designs like the Delta Cep A. He is responsible for some modern classic synth designs from Germany – like the Spectralis and Accelerator.

The last workshop in February – on the 27th – is reserved for Frap Tools, who presented their Fumana Filterbank at SchneidersLaden in March 2018. Now, about two years later, they are back with the USTA Sequencer and might also present the resent prototype of Brenso – fingers crossed.

The first workshop in March will be held by Genki Instruments from Iceland – on March 5th! This innovative manufacturer has brought us the Wave and a dedicated eurorack module Wavefront. The combination is an easy and reliable gestural contoller for everyone who is interested in wireless control of his or her synthesizers! This should be an interesting evening!

The 12th of March is reserved for visual artist VanTa. He will show you what he uses to generate graphical extravaganza with modular synthesizers. The focus will be on video synthesizers including modules by LZX Industries that allow your modular synthesizer to generate and process video signals.

March 19th: Michael Menze and 1010 Music will be presenting their eco-system of modules for sound generation, sequencing, effects and sampling.

March 26th: The last event of this workshop series will be by ACL from Berlin. Their Sinfonion module gained a lot of attention and might be the perfect tool to keep larger modular systems in tune. Learn more about this and other amazing modules by ACL in this workshop.


All workshops start at 7:30pm – right after the Modular Beginner Workshop that is on schedule every Thursday at 6pm. Learn more about the modular Beginner Workshop here.

To celebrate the announcement of the next workshop series, SchneidersLaden is releasing the Ableton CV Tools workshop video today. Enjoy!

Whats new?

The products of three new manufacturers arrived at SchneidersLaden! All three produce eurorack modules but only two are making modules for audio. That said, LZX Industries video modules are now available! These fine modules are made for video synthesis – but the nice thing is, you can combine them with eurorack modules from Doepfer or other manufacturers. In one of our last workshops at SchneidersLaden, Stephane Lefrancois explained how he adds a simple Doepfer Matrix Mixer to his video rack. And this is also possible the other way round – you could use an LZX Sensory Translator as a five-band fixed filter bank with five dedicated envelop followers!

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All in all, it is possible to build “mixed-systems” that do audio and video at the same time and can interact!

GRP Synthesizers

For some days now there is a full voice of GRP Synthesizer modules ready for testing in the showroom at SchneidersLaden. And these beautiful modules did match the high expectations! Big sound, great built quality and handy design choices make these an absolute recommendable line of modules for analog synthesis! …and you can never have too many VU meters, right? Check out the Stereo Out Module then, that also features a great 4-channel stereo mixer and dual headphone output!

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Strange Science Industries

LZX and GRP were two safe bets when you compare your expectations with what you have in your hands when you get their products. With a totally new manufacturer this is somehow different. Strange Science Instruments definitely exceeded all the expectations we had when we read about their products. The first two modules by them are a dual, or stereo filter and a 4-channel mixer. Both made with only the best components and excellent circuitry. If you take a look at the manual for either of the modules you will find patch examples that recommend using the filter as something like a final stage after the stereo summing in he mixer. What seems odd at first sight – to use a filter on the output of a mixer – makes totally sense when you hear it. First of all: The mixer does not sound neutral at all, it gives each sound you put in a little bit of shimmer and transparency that you would expect from a really expensive studio desk. And the stereo-filter behaves like a gold-plating workhorse, it can give your sub-group, or master-out a lot more weight with the adjustable saturation stage and the filter itself is just one big sweet-spot (teach me a better word for this please!). What that means: You can expect a very fast workflow and the bit of extra polish on your sound, no matter where in the signal path you use the modules.

Here is a totally different example of what was described above:

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Video: Workshop on video synthesis – Stephane Lefrancois and the LZX Industries Visual Cortex

Stephane Lefrancois – from Lacroix Studios and one half of Kitmun – gives us an overview about his usage of LZX Industries video synthesis modules during this workshop at SchneidersLaden, that has been recorded in April. His relaxed and nondogmatic approach on this topic shows that there is a lot to explore and that it is possible to get great results even if you’re more familiar with modular synthesizers for audio. One great thing about this kind of synthesis is: it is partly usable with eurorack modules for audio – which makes this a possible new playground for everyone with a eurorack synthesizer. The offerings by LZX give you the possibilities to generate video signals from scratch, or process video signals, or control professional laser projectors!

A huge range of LZX products is now available at SchneidersLaden!

 

LZX Industries

p1060569(NAMM 2012/7) Lars and Ed alias LZX industries introduced us to a huge rack halfway filled with just modular components for video creativity. the possibilities of a complex system of modular video tools to generate quite nice things for video outputs are quite impressive. So far just a few more experienced musicians e.g. plasticman or senior coconut are interested in such so we did not yet work out to get it in to berlin for our demo, but „circumstances could change“ as Don Buchla said earlier today.

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