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Make Noise QPAS – NAMM 2019 News

QPAS stands for Quad Peak Animated System. That IS a very accurate description of the new Makenoise module. In terms we all are a bit more used to: It is a quad (!) stereo (!!) multimode (HP/BP/LP…SP?) filter. In just 18 HP! Since the four filters are being run parallel it is very easy to obtain vocal-like sounds. The closest things in our store would hence also be, what we sometimes call “Formant” filters. Like (of course) the Grendel Formant Filter, the Mannequins Three Sisters, the Cwejman RES-4 /QMMF-4 and to some extent the Rossum Morpheus.

But this being a Make Noise module, you can expect an unconventional, yet very clever and playful approach. Some of you might prefer the precise editing of single filters or wish for quickly dialing in accurate formants (aka A-E-I-O-U sounds) . In that case one of the modules mentioned above might be the right one for you.

The QPAS however wants you to move away from all these abstract concepts of/and control and trust your ears and experiment. It has a simplified, but effective interface. You can control the master cutoff of all filters. Resonance creates peaks, but never reaches to selfoscillation. However you can ping it very well. To facilitate this there is a (stereo) VCA before the filters. Not after the filters like in a “normal” voice. That way the VCA doesn’t interrupt the ringing of the filters! Radiate L & R lets the peaks of the single filters move away from each other. For animating Left and Right channel independently. With the associated pot being turned clockwise the filters move from unison to further and further apart. The two inputs labelled “!!¡¡” are left intentionally vague. What is said is that they are both different, both associated with several parameters and that you can connect ANY signal to them: LFOs, audio(rate)-signals, gates…Since QPAS is not a vactrol design and the filter response is exponential, it will never be sluggish and responds exceptionally well and deep to audio rate modulations.  Something you really should try when the Quad Peak Animated System arrives at our showroom (and store)!

(VERY SOON!)

Make Noise – Morphagene

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Morphagene Firmware Update

Make Noise is the modular synthesizer company by Tony Rolando. On one hand Make Noise is very succesfull in creating analog devices that are often inspired by classic westcoast modular synthesizer circuits by Buchla and Serge. On the other hand they develop cutting edge digital oscillators and sound sound processing devices. Their most recent module took a long time to develop and is more than just being the successor of their musique concrete inspired sampling device Phonogene. The Morphagene is rather a complete make over of the phonogene and expands the functionality by stereo ins and outs, higher sampling rate and longer recordings are possible to begin with. Moreover the Morphagene allows you to dive in to the world of Microsound i.e. granular synthesis. The device is available since last year and has experienced a lot of attention in the modular world. On this years Sooper Booth Walker Farrell gave an very inspiring insight in the feature set of the just announced firmware update. This not only good news for those who have the Morphagene already but it is also a good point to look into for those who are interested (without being to overwhelming in a technical sense). Let‘s jump right in and see what‘s new.

We are talking about a total of nine new features in the new firmware. I will conclude the features briefly and highly recommend to read the updated Morphagene manual to get more familiar with the features in detail. Note that all original behaviors are still accessible. The update gives you more options instead of overwriting thr original behavior.

Vari-Speed option

You can now have three different options how the varispeed operates.

– The original behavior (bidirectional with smooth motion)

– New bidirectional v/oct behavior. This makes it possible to the Vari-Speed to track 1 volt per octave

– Single direction option offers significantly more precision on the control

Input option

– You can now make the Morphagene record only what is at the input and ignore the output regardless of the SOS settings

– Output Buffer replacement makes a siginificant change to the Time Lag Accumulation. Instead of accumulating it is now possible to use the Morphagene as a single-repeat microsound delay.

Phase/Position Modulation option

– The right input can be used to phase modulatethe sound coming out of the Morphagene

Organize option

– Organize and Shift can be used immediately regardless of the position of the playback head

Gene Smooth option

– A second option to the original allows a more pronounced windowing of Genes. In effect this results in slight fading in/out between Genes at low Gene Size settings. With smaller Genes it results in a more liquid microsound texture.

Record option

– With this option you can record into a new Splice with every press/release of the RECORD button

Play option

– One of the new options is a Momentary Play input. This will cause the Morphagene to start playing immediately upon gate high, and stop immediately on gate low.

– The other new option is a Trigger Loop Mode in which the Morphagene will continue playing at all times.

Clock Control option

– Option one is to make Clock input Shift Genes regardless of Morph setting.

– Option two makes Clock input dive Time Stretch regardless of Morph setting.

CV Output option

– Instead of outputting the the followed envelope it is possible to make the CV Out to output a Ramp wave that is timed to the current Gene Size.

What about … Dual Function Generators

Today we have a look at three modules that can be described as Dual Function Generators – the Make Noise Maths, Befaco Rampage  and the Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator (DUSG) by Random Source. Dual Function Generators follow the same core principal – they can do whatever you want them to do. What seems a bit of a stretch is of cause one, but it is closer to being true than you might expect. Because these circuits usually don’t just do one thing, but can be anything from a VCO, Slew Limiter, Envelope, Trigger Delay, Filter and so on. These multi-functional tools are very popular in modular synthesizers since the early days. There was the Envelope Shaper from the EMS System and the Dual Universal Slope Generator from the early Serge System for example – and the Serge module is now available for eurorack.

And why it is a great idea to put two function generators into one module is shown by Make Noise Maths and Befaco Rampage. Both take the signals from their two sides and process them independent from your regular output. Maths for example gives you a mixing stage with additional inputs, attenuverters and four outputs. Rampage takes the generated signals from both sides and compares them in an analog logic section. Both modules try to create as much useful information from its generators as possible. They do point in different directions, but are both useful additions for almost any system. Another nice aspect with having two function generators in one module is being able to modulate one side with the other. With voltage control of several parameters, mixing stages, trigger outputs and more, these modules are not just real all-rounders but also boosters for creativity.DFG_quer_groß

But first let’s have a look at the basic structure of these modules and one of the common use-cases: A dual function generator usually consist of two more or less identical sides (left/right) that can be used independently. A typical use for them is to work as envelopes or LFOs. Therefor the modules provide inputs that expect triggers or gates to start generating the rising and a falling CV of an envelope, both can be modulated with CV so that they can have variable lengths. Maths, Rampage and DUSG all provide a cycle switch that restarts the generated envelope as soon as the Rise and Fall stage are completed – now the module functions as a LFO. All three modules have Trigger/Gate inputs to start the Rise/Fall CV, voltage control of both of these parameters at the same time and individual voltage control of both parameters, variable envelope characteristics and END-OF-Something outputs. All three modules have an input jack and a dedicated Trigger input. While using the Trigger input the resulting envelope will always consist of only two stages – Rise and Fall. While using the other input to start the envelope it is possible to implement a Sustain stage to the envelope. The duration of the Sustain stage is just as long as the gate is high minus the time of the Rise section. With all these features it is possible to very precisely shape envelopes – way more complex and versatile than many other envelope generators. While losing the Decay stage of an ADSR, you get voltage control of the remaining stages and the possibility to precisely work on the shape of the envelope. the normal input jack is also the way to go f you would like to use the modules as slew limiters for example. But as we can not discuss all the possible functions here, let’s focus of what sets the modules apart from each other – for example their size: DUSG (26hp) > Maths (20hp) > Rampage (18hp). And there are more differences:

Befaco – Rampage

The unique part of the Rampage module is the central logic and comparator section that creates signals from the differences between both sides of the module. Using the Balance control you can determine the weight between the left and right function generator. MIN is an analog AND gate, which outputs only the minimum voltage. On the other side the MAX output only emits the currently highest voltage. B>A is a circuit comparing the amplitudes of both curves and generating a pulse when B higher is than A. Additionally there is a slope detector on both sides of the Rampage. This means the module outputs gates while the current slope is rising or falling. Depending which slope is given, either the rising out or the falling out emits a gate signal until the slope changes again. AND: The Rampage has a dedicated trigger button for both sides, so you can manually trigger the envelopes – very handy!

Random Source – Serge Dual Universal Slope Generator Mk2 (DSG)

The Serge DUSG is a direct successor of the original design in 4U format. The eurorack version has been slightly revised and optimised, for example the tracking when used as audio oscillator. Therefor both sides feature dedicated 1V/Oct input jacks. This is something that separates the DUSG from Maths and Rampage – these two do also work as audio oscillators but are not able to track the 1V/Oct standard reliably. In general the DUSG is pretty straight forward when it comes to usability and the user interface – if a clear layout and comfortable spacing is one of your main concerns when deciding on a module, this is the Dual Function Generator to go for. …and it sounds great as an audio oscillator!

Make Noise – Maths 2

The Make Noise Maths might be one of the most important eurorack modules of all time. It has been around for a long time and still is one of the most recommended modules when it comes to planning a new system. The envelopes that can be created with Maths are considered to be especially snappy and musical. What Maths brings to the table besides two envelopes/oscillators is a four channel mixer with individual and mixed outs, end of rise, end of cycle and logic outputs. This attenuverting mixer section doesn’t seem to be very exciting at first, but it is one of the most useful additions in “Dual-Function-Generator-Land” – with its ability to not only mix but also offset, attenuate and invert signals!

All in all these are three great modules that will all add something special to your system. You really cant go wrong with any of these modules and therefor it is a thing of personal taste, the little aspects described above that differ, or maybe size that can give the decisive momentum.

 

And as always:

This is by no means a complete overview of available modules nor a full review of the discussed modules. The what about… text 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 SchneidersLaden and ask our experts in the showroom.

Video: Walker Farrell of Make Noise – Workshop at Schneidersladen

Make Noise workshop in full feature-length! Grab some sweets or a beer and make yourself comfortable to watch the next workshop video from Schneidersladen.

Walker Farrell of Make Noise held a workshop on the Shared System, new products and the company in general. This workshop at Schneidersladen showroom gained a lot of interest as Make Noise is one of the earlier and most widespread eurorack manufactures. Inspired mostly by what is called the westcoast philosophy of synthesis Make Noise developed the iconic Maths module that can be considered as one of the most important modules of the recent years. And they never disappoint when releasing something new, one of the latest developments – the O-Coast is a great success and motivated Make Noise to release some of the functions of the O-Coast as single modules – the Contour and Dynamix that can also be heard and seen in this video too. Walker is a long term employee at Make Noise and really knows what he is talking about. He gave a detailed rundown on the long awaited new Morphagene and its sonic capabilities, answered upcoming questions and explained everything he was talking about by patching examples live. We would like to thank Walker and Make Noise for this very detailed and competent workshop, sharing interesting stories about the company and their modules and answering all the questions that came up. And we are happy to welcome Make Noise on board for SUPERBOOTH18 in May.

 

What about… low-pass gates?

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The low-pass-gate is a traditional Buchla design that has some mysterious qualities to it. For decades it has mostly been seen in Buchla synthesizers and luckily is now available in various forms, formats and styles. But what is a low-pass-gate? It is an electrical circuit that combines elements of amplifiers and low-pass filters. Therefor it will be used to determine the amplitude of a sound and its sonic complexity.

Due to its technical structure it is possible to just send trigger to the CV inputs of low-pass gates and still get envelope-shaped results. This is because low-pass gates usually use vactrols –  photoresistive opto-isolators, or or opto-couplers. What is that? Basically vactrols are light-emitting diodes (LED) or another light-emitting component and a semiconductor-based photoresistor. With these two components you have a source of light and a detector of light, both sitting in a closed housing, electrically isolated from each other. When you send a voltage into a vactrol – the light-emitting part – will emit light and the detector will receive this light = this opens the gate. And because this special construction is some kind of slow, it has a special natural sound to it. And as the light received by the detector is opening the VCA and controlling the filter cutoff at the same time sounds   at low amplitude will sound duller. And this is where the magic happens, this behavior in combination with the “natural” respond of vactrols make low-pass gates sound so nice.

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Make Noise – Optomix (Rev.2)

All time classic: The Optomix is might be THE module people think of first when talking about low-pass gates in eurorack. It has been around for years and has built a large fan base. The Optomix by Make Noise actually features two low-pass-gates utilizing 4 vactrols to provide simultaneous voltage control over amplitude and frequency content of a signal. In Rev. 2 the damp circuit was updated to accept audio as well as CV for patching side-chain compression. Additionally Optomix offers a summing stage complete with an AUXiliary IN allowing for the chaining of multiple units to create larger mixes.

Rabid Elephant – Natural Gate

The Natural Gate might be the most advanced low-pass gate when it comes to engineering complexity. Due to this it has some unique features exceptional sound design capabilities. For example, it is possible to choose between three “material characteristics”, each of them responding differently to excitation signals. As the trigger frequency increases, the low-pass gates open up more and more. Additionally the decay varies depending on the pitch of incoming audio material. Thanks to this behavior Natural Gate has a very pleasant sound and a very natural sound. Its two channels also featuring ducking compressor, wave shaper or envelope functionality.

Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol Lowpass Gate

The Doepfer A-101-2 Vactrol Lowpass Gate is a single low-pass gate with the ability to also be used as VCA or low-pass filter – and it features resonance control that not many low-pass gates provide. It has a rather aggressive sound, especially with lots of resonance. What also sets the Doepfer apart from others is that you can set the mode of operation not only manually but also via gates, which is the reason for two gate inputs; this is very interesting in combination with clock dividers or trigger sequencers.

  • Gate 1 high & gate 2 low = low pass mode
  • Gate 1 low & gate 2 high = VCA mode
  • both Gate 1 & 2 high = combo mode

Metasonix RK5 Dual Low Pass Gate

The Metasonix RK5 Dual Low Pass Gate is a very special module. It takes the concept of a low-pass gate, invented in the 1970s and uses technical solutions from the 1950s – vacuum tube audio circuits. The module offers a very special warm and gently distorted sound with a rather long decay. It is the perfect module for those who want to explore “new” low-pass gate timbres and want to create unique, somewhat dirty Buchla Bongos and other percussive sounds.

Verbos Electronics – Amplitude & Tone Controller

The Verbos Amplitude & Tone Conroller consist of a entirely discrete VCA combined with a vactrol controlled low-pass filter. The input stage lets you dial in a very pleasant distortion if you want it to. The sound is gorgeous somewhere between wood and acid. As all Verbos modules this is a very high quality module with a classy vintage sound. And you don’t only get the sound but also the look – how beautiful it is!

Make Noise – DynaMix

The DynaMix is the second Make Noise module in this overview, as Make Noise is constantly developing new modules featuring vactrols and keep exploring what low-pass gates can be. It is also as a two-channel low-pass gate with integrated mixer. Instead of vactrols, transistor circuits are used to control the integrated filters and VCAs. This results in a harsher and faster responds than with an integrated vactrol. Its sound is comparatively hard, but nonetheless very musical and the circuit is capable to gently distort the sound when you want it.

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.

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Workshop 6PM -> P-A-T-C-H-I-N-G:. with Walker Farrell // Make Noise

Hello Patch-People, Synthesizer-Enthusiasts, Newbies and Hardcore Modular-Addicts!

Next week there will be another of our very special workshops. We are very honored to welcome Walker Farrell as our guest on November 9th/6pm. Please join us that day in our beloved and newly arranged showroom!

Walker Farrell from Make Noise is coming to talk to us about the history and future of Make Noise and his own thoughts about modular synths and his music. We will also discuss the philosophy that guides Make Noise when planning instruments and iconic modules like Maths, Erbe-Verb or Morphagene.

Make Noise is one of the key companies of the recent modular renaissance and they keep on developing new and visionary ideas and pushing boundaries.

Join us on this very special evening!

 

>>> please write Thomas for registration: tc@schneidersladen.de <<<

 

Beer, Pretzels and Gummy Bears provided! Entry is free but limited to 30 Participants.

We start around 6pm in our showroom (Kotti above REWE)

Looking forward to see you!!!

the schneidersladen showroom team

Namm 17 – Make Noise

mn3mn2mn5While Sebastian Baumann saying hello to Tony Rolando from  Make Noise, Walker introduced their new module – the  Morphagene.

mn4The Morphagene is a Stereo Sampler  to process in & outside your modular but also manipultes and mangles the sounds like a freaky Tapemachine – its made again by the well known Tom Erbe from Soundhack.

It features a SD card slot and Stereo I/O and operates with Reels /Splices & Genes – while a Reel can have 87 seconds of sound it can store up to 99 Splices which can be  87 seconds long too. Genes uses microseconds to do a granular processing – a real powerhorse. Estimated delivery will be in March and the price should be 529$ !

Nightlife at NAMM?

LA_modularmekka_2017With the upcoming NAMM show this week theres not just makers and inventors of modulars and other synthesis products meeting each other in the LA area, plenty of mostly american artists and musicians will be around. Some of the most experimental users of modern modulars – Alessandro Cortini, Richard Devine and Surachai – are doing an evening on Sunday together with seemingly well choosen visual artists to make this trade show probably an outstanding get together of the scenery.

.. if I understood everything right,  it will be a commercial event on sunday night in Lot 613, LA downtown. Please find further informations here.

 

NAMM 16 – Make Noise

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Make Noise leavin’ the past and are ready for the future .

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Rob demonstrates for us the new Make Noise desktop synth O-COAST

A little well designed analog stand alone semi-modular unit, merging west- and east-coast philosophies into a powerful synth with unusual sounds and routing possibilities and an incredible warm low Bass. No filter needed – a harmonic generator and a wave multiplier are used to shape the sound. It should be ready in ~3 months for less than $500.

tempi

On the eurorack side they anounced their allready orderable modul TEMPI – a 6-channel, polyphonic time-shifting clock module. It provides an intuitive method for creation and recall of complex clocking arrangements within a modular synthesizer system. Using HUMAN and/ or MACHINE programming you could re-create most classic Clock Divider and Multiplier arrangements and then continue on to create new ones. Store up to 64 for later recall and Select them using control signals from within your system or the Select Bus.The price will be 269 $.

And we are glad to see them at Superbooth in berlin end of March.

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.

Analogue Systems?

Bob-WilliamsAccording to Mr. Bob Williams originally idea, his brand and product line – the integrator modular system a.k.a. analogue systems – will be sold in ready to go casings and wooden cabints again. They will come – just completely mounted up the way you want them – with a full five years warranty from now on.

After having had too much trouble from circuitries damaged with wrong or misused connector cabels, with (others) power supplies that did not serve enough ampere for some of the high class functionalities, or selfmade casings, where the modules has been returned once they did not fit, taking this excellent products out of the mixed systems is indeed a bad decision for the idea of the common eurorack, but a good one for the position of analogue systems.

aorsThe integrator system can be configurated on a comfortable modular planner and should be coming from the production to your retail store within a month now. For any kind of questions please get back to your modular stores over europe.

Special edition Shared System

The shared system shared_horizontalby Make Noise has been seen in our showroom for a few days, now .. but – we are very sorry – one of the clients forced us to sell it. So now, waiting list, .. tbc.. but ..

The real one .. the shared system gold .. a special edition with an extra erbe verb with all front plates in gold on black only is available from stock as long as stock lasts .. now.
To check this, please ask at the front desk, once you are in the Laden or make an appointment.

 

EINN HAMMER HAMWA.

New_Make_Noise_System_s.. Its just one, we are sorry, but at least ..  we received a shared system (black with CV bus) by Make Noise at Schneidersladen, probably make noise themselves will present it on their stand at  Musikmesse next week.

If you can make it to visit Frankfurt in Western Germany at least for a day next week we would strongly recommend indeed doing this. There will be more than fourty brands and makers in person introducing their eurorack modular solutions and more on the stand of SchneidersBuero only. See you? See you.

Mysterious Movie?

Makenoise_mysterinAs a first movie from the knobcom in Chicago, we could now upload a short portrait of the latest release of make noise: the mysterion. Tony Rolando as the inventor tries hard to introduce the module with no audio connection to philipp – making this interview for Schneidersladen.

The second half is more about a new quad multiple with integrated audio preamp and a stereo output right hand, that he designed as a 1HP vertical stripe in the system here.

Knobcon in Chicago..

carlo and tony rolandoThe knobcon #3 in Chicago became a major event for the world of modular nerds and makers in the US at least. To support this initiative of our friend Suit and Tie Guy and others three members of SchneidersLaden travelled to the states over the weekend now to say hello and have a good time there. If you are around say hello to Carlo, Philip and Sebastian Baumann.

 

Thomas K Workshop

workshoppic1Tomorrow – Friday 13th (!) – we will celebrate a first workshop about modulars held by our new product specialist Thomas K expecially for starters on the eurorack system. At 6pm we will start in our showroom at the Kottbusser Tor, berlin for just 10 people that has to please confirm the participation via email asap (click here). There are still three places left or so .. and its free for friendy guys and girls. So if you ever wanted to know what we are talking about and you dont understand nothing, yet – this is your chance to go.

hardware updates..

make_noise_phonogeneYour Make Noise Phonogene can be updated to V.372 at SchneidersLaden again now: Finally today we received the update for the update machine that once worked very well and Franz is your best friend, if you have a unit earlier than this version. The Update (item # MNPHup) is not online as an article in our webshop because we need your phonogene module be sent in to make it.
You will be asked for 25Eur just for the update plus shipment costs back to whereever you are. Please do not forget to ad your name and adress to whatever you send including you wish for this piece of software!! The whole procedure usually takes two weeks.

Pittsburger Togo!

P1080497The compact Pittsburg System 1 has been a good idea for starters by that symphatic young manufacturer Richard Nicol from Pittsburg. Finally now – about a half a year later – they came in and invite you to add another small halfmodular synth (the synthblock) with midi and out and more in a modular case to your  synth park for camparable low money now. You can also add further modules of nearly any kind in such a compact case if you are ready to find your own wooden side panels or other solutions (as seen in the pic).

Lon don gone !

Towards new adventures we finally gave up the London showroom that we called the “testsalon” inside Rough Trade East.
London_2012After our friend Martin made it for awhile and finally Simon Lynch held a few brilliant workshops for newbees and runaways there – we thought its enough for now and time for a change again.
So please dont be sad once you dont see the nicely enlightened cabin there anymore, other new places will pop up soon. Heres some London videos on what we did there once and heres the video on what we will do with all the modules right now..
(further news to follow up soon).

Webshop 2.5 Suisse & VAT

In our webshop we could correct the mistake having 19% VAT on orders from Suisse. in General please dont hesitate ordering even with such mistakes, we still double check every incoming order manually and personally to prevent mistakes, so dont worry about such. Still in progress is the change to be https for your safety, we work on it.  Thank you for your tips and patience, if you have more, please write to SHOP@schneidersladen, thank you.

! 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.

TOMORROW DORTMUND !

On a DJ&Producer meeting in Dortmund (west germany) HerrSchneider and Patrick Detampel will present a bunch of modular systems, Synthesizers and other hardware devices to make electronic sounds and music on.
Starter Systems, Doepfer A-100, MFB-News as well as a buchla Skylab will be shown and can be played by visitors with our help. Its just for one day, so .. lets make some noise and dont miss this, NRW!

Expert Sleepers Workshop

cbbb550bdd5535a43867f4a84c91a8b3In our Testsalon at Rough Trade East in London Andrew Ostler alias Expert Sleepers will present his range of Eurorack modules and associated software this Saturday June 1st. Os will let you control software with modular hardware and the other way round starting with simply replacing the traditional Midi/CV converter with a direct interface for deeper and more flexible control.  If you can be around, register your participation now on the RTE site to have a place, participation is limited to ten people or so.

Girls&Ponys vs nerds&MATHS

Good morning – we are all excited like little girls on ponys when we heard that the maths (original version) will come very soon …. and yes – we have tons of pre reservations which we would like to fullfil asap – but we don’t know if enough units for all backorders will come at the same time – which means that it is maybe not possible to make all of you happy at once … please  ‘ ve a bit patience – we let you know when they arrive and if we can make your dreams come true.

 

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.

CASE DIY and other stuff

Since more and more modulicians seem to head for personal casing solutions on base of wether Doepfer’s or TipTop’s and Make Noise’s parts availible to achieve power distribution we decided to set up a new category on the web shop covering aluminium parts same as screws and psu’s.

We are also working to deliver hi-res photographs to show items in detail.

Please note, Z-Rails and the Rails we sell are just the same. For the dramatic weight these parts come up with, we decided not to import Z-Rail by airmail after discussing this with TipTop’s Gur Milstein. You know we have to protect the environment…still…

But for the fans of TipTop we had him send the Z-Ears still. These will also appear in the new category which will be switched on the next 2 – 3 days.

Cheaper Power

tiptop_busDuring an internal discussion about current changes in european regulations for the unliked wallwarts and after now several american manufacturers are offering their own power supply solutions for modular systems – e.g. Gorillabox, Tiptop audio, Make noise, MonorocketHerman Sherman sent a nice comment saying:

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.

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ABOUT STROMKULT


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.