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Waldorf synthesizers now available at SchneidersLaden

We are adding the German synthesizer brand Waldorf to our catalog. The Quantum, Iridium and Waldorf M have been great innovations in the history of Waldorf synthesizers and we are pleased to being able to offer them to you. You can now preorder them on our website.

The three hardware synths by Waldorf are state of the art instruments. They are versatile, high-quality and very expressive. The Iridium might be precisely the synthesizer you’d want to have in your luggage on a deserted island. The M essentially gets everything right (not only as the successor to the Microwaves), and the Quantum is, of course, in a league of its own. We look forward to all three!

….but we like it! -Workshop Thursday 1st of February

….but we like it!

Next Workshop at SchneidersLaden: Thursday 1st of February, at 6pm!

A workshop and get-together for everyone at SchneidersLaden! Thomas is going to hold this workshop – providing some personal insights (and sounds) from 20+ years in modular synthesis: The first contact, the ups and downs, favorite module(s)….

Intended as a kick-off event for an irregular series dealing with the details of patching, closer looks at modules and general Euro-logy, this event will pose the very very existential question: Why do I/you/we do modular? (Also: where did my money go?)

After the Workshop you can get some drinks at the bar and play on our Modular Synthesizer Carousell to test out your new knowledge.

The workshop is free of charge, and there is no registration required! Just come by and enjoy your time with interesting workshops and great people!


One-year anniversary: From Kotti to Neukölln

One year in Neukölln – and it still feels right. A year ago, the SchneidersLaden warehouse, offices and parts of the showroom moved from Kreuzberg to Neukölln. In autumn, the rest of the showroom followed and spread out to Musik Bading and the Apotheke.

What came as a surprise to many has worked very well for us and our loyal SchneidersLaden customers. With the move, opening hours have also changed. Instead of 2-6pm, you now have time from 10am-6pm to find your favourite synthesizer, pick up cables or simply try out a few instruments.

You are welcome to visit us, have a coffee with us or take part in one of our workshops – next week there will be our Modular Beginner Workshop again, but then in Kreuzberg, in the good old showroom at Kotti.

SchneidersLaden open again after inventory

UPDATE: The SchneidersLaden showrooms in Berlin Neuköln are open again!

Please note: From January the 2nd to January 4th, the store will stay closed for the necessary inventory.

AND: Frohes Neues / Happy new year and the best wishes for 2024!

See you soon!

SchneidersLaden Modular Workshops in October

This week we are on the road for two special workshops in Innsbruck and Leipzig. For this reason and because we just moved with the showroom to Berlin Neukölln, we take a little break with our Berlin workshops until November. We will keep you posted about the new dates.

But if you are around, why not visit one of our workshops in Innsbruck or Leipzig?

Mikro:kosmos // Innsbruck – Fr. 27.10.2023

On Friday you can join our product expert and modular artist Jessica Kert in Insbruck for a special workshop on modular synthesizers during the Mikro:kosmos event.

Mikro:kosmos is a workshop day for sound production for FLINTA* people. Workshop tutor Jessy (Schneidersladen Berlin) will give insight into how to play with modular synthesizers. In this workshop (4-8pm) up to 20 participants are allowed to work with modular synthesizers and get to know their special features.

The Modular Synthesizer Workshop teaches you the basic principles for understanding electronic sound generation. In the first part of the event Jessica presents her personal approach to working with this versatile electronic musical instrument. She explains how to create a sound with the device, how to transform it and how to place it in a musical context. In the second part of the event, after a short break, the participants will be able to try out for themselves what sounds they can create with several modular synthesizers that will be provided.


DIY & Synth Meetup // Leipzig – Saturday 28.10.2023

(only a few tickets left!)

DIY & Synth Meetup is a community event for interested people in and beyond Leipzig. Highly interesting workshops all about synthesizers, synth DIY and 3D audio. For our first issue of the event series we were able to win very interesting cooperation partners.

The workshops start at 10:30am and require a pre-sale ticket. Join the Open Soundlab and ZiMMT’s 3D audio system for a workshop and jam session without a ticket and free of charge from 5pm, or just have drinks at the bar, meet and share ideas.

Our SchneidersLaden modular expert Timm Stobbe will pack a nice modular synth to bring with him. Join the event for a classic Modular Beginner Workshop by SchneidersLaden and many other interesting offerings at the DIY & Synth Meetup!



SchneidersLaden: Goodbye Kotti & Hello Neukölln!

And then it went quite quickly. We pack our (most of our) things at Kotti. The preparations to open the new showrooms in Neukölln this week are in full swing. New rooms in Karl-Marx Straße 186 (our store, warehouse and former Musik Bading) and Ganghofer Straße 1 (former Storch Apotheke) are waiting for our valued customers.

In our store at Karl-Marx Straße you will mainly find our excellent selection of modular synthesizers, Eurorack, Buchla, Serge, semi-modulars, desktop devices and all kinds of related stuff. In the former Storch Apotheke in Ganghofer Straße 1 you can test our keyboard and poly synthesizer selection in a very special ambience. We are looking forward to welcoming you there soon. We will inform you about the exact opening date. But it will go fast now! That is for sure.

The premises at Kotti will now primarily house our expanded repair department.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are working hard to make all instruments available for testing again as soon as possible and look forward to your visit!

Your SchneidersLaden Team.

Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden 12. October!

Join us for the next SchneidersLaden Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday – October 12. at 6pm in our SchneidersLaden Showroom, Kottbusser Tor.

This workshop is for anyone thinking about getting their first modular synthesizer. We will cover all topics necessary to understand the principles of synthesis and patching. We’ll cover the basic vocabulary needed to navigate the world of modular synthesis, and of course you’ll be able to ask the questions that your own research didn’t provide the answer to.

So – as we always tend to say – Don’t Panic! Join our Modular Beginner Workshop and let us help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis.

No registration required, just show up. If it gets too crowded, we’ll have to go on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start – 6pm – in our Showroom at Kottbusser Tor, above REWE (our door bell can be found in the entrance area of REWE).

Next workshops at SchneidersLaden:

We are offering two workshops in the coming two weeks. First, we will have a regular Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday (31. August). In the following week, we will offer a Modular Beginner Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (7. September). Both workshops are free of charge and will take place in our showroom at Kottbusser Tor, starting at 6pm.

Our beginner workshops aim to help you take your first steps into the world of modular synthesis. We will guide you through the basic principles of electronic sound generation.

You are welcome to join us and learn the basic vocabulary of modular synthesis and patching! The workshops are FREE and you can just drop in – no registration is required.


  • Modular Beginner Workshop on Thursday (31. August)
  • Modular Beginner Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (7. September)

Start – 6pm – in our Showroom at Kottbusser Tor, above REWE (our door bell can be found in the entrance area of REWE).

Steckblatt 23.1 – the SchneidersLaden Magazine

The new Steckblatt is here! Now free with every order at SchneidersLaden or free to pick up at the showroom at Kotti and Musik Bading in Neukölln. Get your copy while supplies last!

This Steckblatt features stories about the new Buchla LEM 218, SSF Steady State Gate, AnalogFX SER-2020, some insights into the work of legendary synthesizer designer Ken Macbeth and much more. Of course there is also the Basic Patching section and the Setup of the Month.

Cover Artwork by Elke Steiner.

Video: Workshop with Bernhard Rasinger @SchneidersLaden

Take a dive into the wonderful world of Bernhard Rasingers approach to vector synthesis and its possibilities to create fascinating structures on oscilloscopes. In this workshop Bernhard presents techniques to generate specific geometric shapes with the signals generated by his modular synthesizer.

It is mesmerizing to see these shapes appearing on the oscilloscope, bending and re-shaping them by simply adjusting a parameter on the modular synth. For all this you don’t need any fancy expensive modules, you can get a long way with standard modules you might already have. Just add any oscilloscope and start creating. Thank you Berhard for introducing us to this awesome topic!



SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23:

New (old) neon sign at SchneidersLaden Neukölln

We worked a little longer on Friday night and now have a new (old) neon sign! The recycled lettering SABA shines again – newly arranged and elaborately repaired. We have made it our goal to gradually restore the old neon signs, which have illuminated Karl-Marx Straße 186 for many decades, and put them back in their original place.

We are rearranging the old brand names of companies, some of which no longer exist, and giving them a new life. Of course, we use the old technology, which, as long as the glass tubes remain intact, can function for many decades without failures. We had to replace some of the tubes, but the result was worth it!


SchneidersLaden dedicated one of their windows in Neukölln to the greatest synthesizer show on this planet – SUPERBOOTH23 will open its doors on May 11th for three special days of exhibition, talks, concerts, workshops and more – with about 200 exciting exhibitors from around the globe! Make sure to be there! Get your ticket on Superbooth.com.

Vector Synthesis Workshop with Bernhard Rasinger

We are very happy to announce a special workshop about Vector Synthesis with Bernhard Rasinger on the 23rd of February!

Vector Synthesis is a type of sound generation that was for a long time quite underrepresented in modular synthesis. While it was introduced in 1986 by Sequential Circuits with the Prophet VS and expanded by the Yamaha SY and TG line of synths, it is only in the last two or three years that there has been modernized serious approaches to this special form of synthesis. Now you find it in new synths by Korg and others – but also in Eurorack format, where you could get a modue that is especially designed to do Vector Synthesis, or just build something from basic modules. And this is what our dear friend Bernhard Rasinger will be talking about – Vector Synthesis in Eurorack format. Bernhard has been our guest before when he presented his stunning modular controlled laser – check out the video from SUPERBOOTH18!

The workshop is designed to bring an alternative perspective to sound making to the instrument. The topics for the workshop are:

  • 90 degree Phase Difference
  • Size matters with Amplitude Modulation
  • The secret life of Resonant Multimode Filters
  • Quadratur Oscillators are cool

Write an email to info@schneidersladen.de to secure your space for the workshop!

Date: 23rd of February // 7:30pm // SchneidersLaden, Skalitzer Straße 135a, Berlin

See you there!

Modular Workshop exclusively for FLINTA* at SchneidersLaden

As an addition to our regular Modular Beginner Workshops we are offering a workshop exclusively for FLINTA* (in a previous version of this text we used the term ‘women and non binary’ – FLINTA* is the more accurate term) on February 16th at 6pm. Our dear colleague Jessica Kert will welcome you and tell you about her approach to modular synthesis.  

We know the synthesizer and (music scene in general) is a male dominated community – we see that every day. Therefor we will try to have these workshops more often in the future.

Please feel welcome to join us and learn the basic vocabulary of modular synthesis and how to patch! To secure your space in the workshop please write an email to JK@schneidersladen.de

Date: 16th of February – 6pm – at SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor

SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH23

SchneidersLaden – NOW in Kreuzberg AND Neukölln

SchneidersLaden now has two locations! On Friday, January 6, there was a opening event for invited guests in the new location on Karl-Marx Straße 186 in Berlin Neukölln. Here, from now on, the products ordered online will be shipped, handed out for pickup, or sold directly. In addition, the store at Kottbusser Tor will continue to serve as a showroom where customers can try out, test and experience the products.

The way to set up the new store at the historic location of the former Musik Bading was a hard piece of work, but from the first reactions of the guests at the opening ceremony, it has been worth it.

Thank you to all the guests who celebrated the opening with us and to everyone who made this next step possible! And we apologize to those who were not there. We had little time to create a proper guest list in advance, and most of the guests were invited when we happened to meet them in the last weeks.

What is where? – Now the stores in Neukölln and Kreuzberg are open and we are looking forward to welcoming you! If you just want to buy something or pick up your online order, please come to SchneidersLaden at Karl-Marx Starße 186, Neukölln. If you want to try out a module or synthesizer or get advice from the SchneidersLaden product experts, please visit the showroom at Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg.

Here are some impressions from the opening event:

SchneidersLaden – Le numéro français

About a year ago, we had the opportunity to create a direct customer support for the French-speaking part of Europe. SchneidersLaden has had established ties of friendship and business with our south-western neighbors for a long time. Early on, Marc Sirguy (Eowave/Modularsquare) and Andreas Schneider worked together and Andreas still carries Eowave products in his Alex4 distribution.

However, all this is only mentioned as a side note. The real reason for this text is our French phone number and the person behind it: Maxime.

Maxime was working in support and sales here in Berlin and everything was fine until the world changed permanently. With the restrictions that came during the pandemic affecting us all, so as for very heartening personal reasons, he wanted to move his center of life back to his home country. Because the opportunity arose to live there closer to his family in the countryside, the idea came up – Maxime now provides telephone and email support in French as well and also processes the orders with his colleagues in sales. He is in constant contact with the logistics and the showroom and in particular with Miquel, his contact person for all important developments here on site in Berlin and who in turn is the first contact person himself for our Spanish-speaking customers.

So far, the concept has proven to work really well, Maxime reports good conversations and new regular customers. After a short visit in Berlin he is now back to work in France. Merci Maxime, à bientôt – remember we have your number: +33756276637


Skalitzer Str. 135a
10999 Berlin
at Kotti above REWE
U1, U8 – Kottbusser Tor

Tel: +49-30-6958087-70
Tel France: +33756276637
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Video: Joranalogue Workshop @SchneidersLaden

A few weeks ago SchneidersLaden welcomed Frits Jacobs from Joranalogue. Frits gave a workshop on the complete product line of Joranalogue, looking a bit into the future and talking about modules that are not yet available for purchase. Frits not only teaches what you can also find in the product description for the modules online, but also brings many great examples of patch ideas and applications. There is a lot to learn here!

The video of the workshop documents the visit at SchneidersLaden and hopefully gives a good insight into the design philosophy of Joranalogue. We would like to thank Joranalogue for visiting us in Berlin, Frits Jacobs for the great presentation, Estefania Huygen for recording the video and the initial editing and last but not least all our wonderful guests.


For the last time in 2022: Don’t Panic! – Workshop

For the last time in 2022 we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved SchneidersLaden showroom. Join us on Thursday, December 8.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time. Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / Kotti above REWE (ring bell: schneidersladen)

Workshop is limited to 12 participants, so…
>>> Please write for confirmation: info@schneidersladen.de directly now !!! <<<

SchneidersLaden @ DigitalAnalog2022

Last weekend we participated DigitalAnalog’s next chapter after the event had to leave the iconic Gasteig which has been emptied entirely for a planned face lift. All this maybe only because some folks in Munich feel the need for it after Hamburg has brought up its Elbphilharmonie which now hurts their ego? However, things could be worse since the new location is really nothing bad either. Muffathalle is an old power plant providing plenty of charme. It is no doubt one of Munich’s best places for live music. The team at Muffathalle was very warm and helpful providing a perfect stay for us.
So we were able to create a cozy little electric play ground in one of the dance studios where we set up our famous modular Karussell and some tables equipped with various configurations of modular synths inviting people to play and have fun. We also brought Mr. Karl Russell and his super cool Dröner with us. Next year we will also provide day time work shops again and announce these through Stromkult upfront.
Thanks to everyone at DigitalAnalog and Muffathalle!

Joranalogue Workshop at SchneidersLaden – Thursday 6:30pm

On Thursday we welcome Frits from Joranalogue at SchneidersLaden. Frits will give a special workshop on Joranalogue’s wide product range, presenting some interesting patch ideas and going into detail about which modules do which tasks and why. There is certainly a lot to learn here!

Come by for a little Joranalogue masterclass, nice people, good conversations and a cool drink.

  • Jorananlogue Workshop
  • Thursday, 20th of October
  • Start 6:30pm

Tape Loop Workshop by HAND – at SchneidersLaden

For the next workshop we have invited a special guest. Some of you may already know Sascha from the Tape Loop workshops at Superbooth. Because the workshops were so well received there, we thought we should bring Sascha to Kotti. We are looking forward to an exciting workshop and invite you to join us. The available places are limited, so register quickly: Send an email to ts@schneidersladen.de


13. October from 7:30 pm at SchneidersLaden

What to expect:

This basic workshop deals with tape loop variations, different recording and cutting/gluing techniques. The goal is to create your own tape loop. There is no previous experience is required.

All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring the following: 
  • Cassettes (only the screwable ones please)
  • Walkmans/4 track recorders/tape players
Duration 90min // Cost 40euro
  • via Paypal to Sascha
  • in cash at the workshop

(incl Goodie Bag – Tapeloop Vinyl/ Sample Pack/ Cassette Loop)

Your host:

Sascha Bachmann is a musician from Berlin. Under the pseudonym HAND, the trained drummer creates experimental music, made for dancefloor and art spaces.

At some point in the 80s he dug out his father’s old Tesla tape recorder. By listening to music with his homies his first interest awakens. A cornerstone is laid. He dedicates himself to soundscapes that are brought to life with its sampled heartbeat.




The Modular Beginner Workshops

Since a few weeks SchneidersLaden offers new Modular Beginner Workshops every two weeks, with changing hostst and time to try things out. During the workshops a member of the store staff introduces a special modular system – mostly the so-called workshop system, which offers the possibility to perform whole tracks in a small space – a kind of groovebox of modules. The participants will learn what is already possible in a small space, so that the large modular systems in the showroom can be reasonably put into relation.

After the workshop, in which it is explained what all these cables are supposed to do, what runs through them and why all this is fun, although it may not look like it at first, the participants still have the opportunity to patch the devices in the showroom. Here, store employees are usually still there to help with the first patches.

The concept of the Beginner Workshops seems to be successful and the workshops are usually already booked up one or two weeks before the date. This free opportunity to get a taste of modular systems is very well received.

If you are interested in participating yourself, you should register in time at info@schneidersladen.de!

SchneidersLaden is continuing to teach Modular Synthesis to Beginners

As you may have noticed, SchneidersLaden has reintroduced the Modular Beginner Workshops. After occasional workshops in the past weeks, SchneidersLaden has decided to offer these workshops again on a regular basis, always on Thursdays, every two weeks. After the last workshop took place on June 9, the next one will be held on June 23 – starting at 6 pm.

The workshop series is aimed at beginners who want to find out if modular synthesizers should be part of their future creative explorations. During the event, participants will learn about a modular system that is capable of playing multiple voices and drum sounds simultaneously. The system also includes effects modules and sequencers, making it suitable as a live performance instrument. The workshop hosts will talk about important aspects of modular synthesis, the various building blocks and principles such as Control Voltage and more. Several SchneidersLaden staff members will moderate these events, so you can experience a different approach to this exciting topic at each workshop.

To secure your space for the workshop on June 23, please write an email to info@schneidersladen.de

Goodbye and Hello – with SchneidersLaden & Superbooth

A new level of Corona is approaching, the SchneidersLaden showroom is temporarily closed, but life goes on. Being busy behind closed doors describes the year 2021 pretty accurate for the SchneidersLaden team and it will be the same during the beginning of 2022. The team works hard processing orders, talking to customers on the phone or by email, and keeping up with all the new interesting developments in the field of electronic musical instruments.

A story of open doors was SUPERBOOTH21 – the new concept was a huge success and a wonderful time for everyone that was there. HerrSchneider talked about the return of Superbooth to FEZ-Berlin in the recent Steckblatt edition. Here is what he said:

So, Spring 22 should be great – again! SuperBooth21 is just two months over and it was wonderful: we‘ve learned a lot about how to run physical events in today‘s world with all safety aspects in mind, we‘ve paid all the bills and we‘re planning our next event even better now: it should be in May again, or later, … who knows. But it will remain the most important event for you and for us to drive our passion. We had fulfilled all safety regulations and now look back on all the outstanding concerts, lectures and presentations, as well as a number of products that were introduced during the „best SuperBooth ever“.

To give you a deeper impression, please read some comments and deeper insights in this issue #4 of our fanzine. Let‘s look back and focus: Let‘s work to be prepared, let‘s keep making music, what else? Looking back at the meetings we had, our Corona-safe virtual presentations, rainy gigs and wonderful parties at night in the Bungalowdorf – we will never forget this time and we look forward to repeating it all. Enjoy the sweet quiet of the cold winter season, isolate yourself as good as you can and please stay healthy … to hopefully see you again soon!

With warm regards, Andreas Schneider

From the Steckblatt Edition 21.4

And please remember SchneidersLaden being closed from 3rd to 5th of January 2022 for taking inventory.

SchneidersLaden now ships the new Steckblatt 21.4

You probably already have previous editions of Steckblatt – now you can expand your collection of the SchneidersLaden Fanzine.

Steckblatt comes free with every order at SchneidersLaden. The Steckblatt series is made by HerrSchneider and his employees – covering topics like polyphony in Eurorack or texts about dedicated modules like the Frequency Central Monograf, the new Doepfer Frequency Shifter, the upcoming Miso Modular Cornflakes granular sampler and more – and there is some new Patch Theory included.

But it is not all about gear. You’ll also find a story about the early years of SchneidersLaden, when it was still named Schneiders Buero and located at Haus des Reisens, Alexanderplatz.

And of course some words about Superbooth!

Lots to learn and some nice pictures – get your Steckblatt #4 now with every order at SchneidersLaden – as long as stocks last.

From the archive: DIETER DOEPFER cookie lessons – at SchneidersLaden

On December 6, 2018 SchneidersLaden reserved the whole Thursday evening for a very special guest – Dieter Doepfer. And it was absolutely worth it! Dieter took care of the guests, talked about his machines and even baked modular cookies. There was also a unique modular beginners workshop from him, a presentation of his latest products (Disco!) and an exquisite live performance from Dieter himself!

While we can’t meet in person these days, here is the video to remember this wonderful evening:




“SchneidersLaden shuts its doors…”

…Temporarily! Due to the recent rise in Covid infection numbers HerrSchneider decided to do his best to limit contacts between employees and between customers. Please read below (for the german version of this statement, please visit SchneidersBuero):

Dear customers and friends,
SchneidersLaden is closing!

Due to the increased risk of infection, we will close the counter in our Ritterstraße warehouse as of 29.11.2021 and will then no longer accept pick-ups.
Remaining shipments for pickup will be available at Kottbusser Tor for a limited time and then shipped or cancelled and credited.
Existing appointments to visit the showroom will be implemented in compliance with all security precautions; new appointments will no longer be made.
Sales will again take place exclusively through shipping or delivery services, we also urge you to use them for returns and repair services.

Some of our employees are particularly at risk due to health problems or are not vaccinated, which is why a relevant part of us will now go back to working from home. Others work in a shift system or separated in individual rooms, in order to continue to be there safely and reliably, we kindly ask for respect and understanding for this. Furthermore we are regularly reachable on weekdays by phone and directly from 12 to 18 o’clock in Berlin, in France we are also reachable locally from now on (see below), in all other cases we ask for the use of our online service and for messages or inquiries by email. In any case we are happy about every request and will try to support you competently.

Oh yes, …
SchneidersLaden will be closed on all weekends and holidays as well as on December 24 and from December 31 to January 5, 2022 for the annual inventory.
Currently we are working on an improved chat and communication system, we will extend the limited (phone) dial-in hours if necessary, workshops as interactive videos or live from our showroom are in the works, but still need planning time and practice. The leaflet 21.4 is in preparation and will probably be included in every delivery of goods from mid-December.

… and in May it’s SuperBooth and SooperGrail and spring again. We are looking forward to it. ..right after Christmas, New Year’s Eve and a rest of winter.

Please keep everyone negative and stay positive.
Thank you and best regards,

Andreas Schneider

For support in French, please call Maxime, Mon – Fri from 10am – 3pm:

+33 7 56 27 66 37

This is the Schneidersladen Backstage Tour

For the early birds amongst you, SchneidersBüro‘s first employee Penko will give two more Schneidersladen Backstage Tours on Thursday and Friday morning starting at 10:30 am at the Schneidersladen Showroom.

Penko will guide you through the history and self-perception of the Laden and Andreas Schneider as well as through the recent facilities reaching from the personal Synthmuseum of Andreas Schneider, the Altherrensalon with DADA Machines, the repair, logistics, and offices and will finally speak about the plans and perspectives of Schneiderladen.

On the way there, you will meet all the lovely people answering your questions, repairing your synths, and shipping everything to your home.

You will also have a peak in the windows of our friends and neighbors Verbos Electronics and E-RM and learn more about the synergetic energies that keep Schneidersladen, Alex4, and the Superbooth an active and central hub for everyone with an affinity for Synthesizers. And who knows what these insights will inspire you to do. Book your tour and find out.

SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour – SUPERBOOTH21

SUPERBOOTH21 starts next week! As every year, there are the many exhibitors, concerts and workshops to experience during the event, but this time also a special event in Berlin Kreuzberg: The SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour!

For the exclusive SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour HerrSchneider asked one of his first employees to lead you through the showrooms, workshop, warehouse and two neighboring production facilities of eurorack and other music hardware. So, here in the middle of Berlin Kreuzberg, not only synthesizers are sold to all over the world, but also produced and repaired. If you’re interested in how this came about and how it’s done nowadays, book a SchneidersLaden tour as part of your SUPERBOOTH21 experience.

The SchneidersLaden team will also be on site in person at SUPERBOOTH21, so the opening hours of SchneidersLaden are limited to 10 am – 1 pm. Pick-ups at Ritterstraße are possible until 4pm.

Get your ticket for the SchneidersLaden Backstage Tour and for SUPERBOOTH21 here.

SchneidersLaden Showroom opening again!

SchneidersLaden opens the showroom again. By booking an appointment you can finally visit SchneidersLaden at Kotti again. Booking an appointment not only ensures that only a few people are in the store at the same time, but also that the staff has time for your questions.  That’s the short version, for more passionate words, here is what HerrSchneider has announced:

My beloved specialty store will now reopen again for our beloved customers after this long abstinence, of course, but we still have some work to do: The habit of being “among ourselves” for more than a year has turned the showroom into a popular playroom for staff and family, where we would now like to welcome you back. At the moment we are still busy to reconnect all cables and power supplies, to combine the modules lying around into meaningful systems, to clean the counter again and to refill the coffee. At the latest from next Monday, June 21st – beginning of summer – we will be back for you:

In the showroom at the Kotti above the REWE we ask from now on for appointments, so that we have time for your questions, there we advise gladly, test, show and help with all questions about the products, here is also our workshop for returns or repairs, but we explicitly ask for prior appointment requests.

Our warehouse is located at Ritterstraße 3, where we are happy to receive reserved pick-ups every day from 2 p.m., this option is then also activated in the online store. If it should be something small spontaneously, we will also make this possible, but we can only accept payment by card there. We would like to avoid technical discussions here and unfortunately have to prevent this for the benefit of other waiting customers, we hope for your understanding. Unfortunately, we do not sell cash here either, our cash desk will remain at Kottbusser Tor until further notice. For the year 2022 we plan to merge the two locations, then everything will certainly be much easier and much more convenient, we are looking forward to it.

So, this is your way to SchneidersLaden Showroom and your pre-orders:

  • Showroom visits only by appointment via e-mail / phone
  • Pickup of pre-ordered goods on weekdays 2 to 6 pm at Ritterstr. 3, 10969 Berlin (card payment only)

Safety first at SchneidersLaden

On SchneidersBuero HerrSchneider posted a statement about the measures SchneidersLaden is about to take to navigate the shops employees and customers safely through the winter. Some of the measures are known from the first wave of Covid-19 in Germany in spring – the pick-up counter in the stockroom at Ritterstraße will be closed within this week. Customers are asked to order online or over the phone again.

For more complex support inquiries personal visits and auditions in the showroom at the Kottbusser Tor will stay possible (for now), but on appointment only with one of the dear team members. Customers are asked to follow some hygiene rules before playing around on all knobs and buttons in the showroom.

Buying things or pickups will not be possible at Kotti, only repairs and returns can be handled here. The phone support times will be expanded once the measures mentioned above are realized. Additionally the SchneidersLaden team is working on a digital support channel “to share and let you see, what we are showing you inside our beloved showroom.. soon.”

HerrSchneider: “Stay healthy and safe, please, don’t be frustrated and have a good time wherever you are.”

SchneidersLaden: Pick-up of your order or purchases with card payment now possible

Pick ups and purchases by card payment (without product advice) are now possible from 10 am to 6 pm at Ritterstr. 3, 10969 Berlin. (Very close to Kottbusser Tor.) Unfortunately, we cannot offer you any customer advice here.

We have rearranged our rooms in order to being able to guarantee a safe visit here. We look forward to seeing you again, but we are still working on a solution for personal consultations in our showroom at Kotti, please be patient.

We will reopen the showroom on June 2nd. – In order to protect the health of our customers and employees, access is only granted after prior arrangement by telephone or e-mail. This way we make sure that not too many people are in the shop at the same time and you get the advice you need.

Thank you and see you soon!

Schneidersladen Sample Pack for Superbooth20 Home Edition

SchneidersLaden created a sample pack for the Superbooth20 Home Edition – with all those noises and sounds that we all know from our visits to the showroom. Here is the video we made about it:

SchneidersLaden and especially the Showroom in Berlin Kreuzberg have a special atmosphere – as we can‘t experience this during these times we decided to bring some of the atmosphere to your home for the Superbooth20 Home Edition.

Download the sample pack at HERE and create something with it. Give your tracks some of that SchneidersLaden flavor with these raw sounds from the showroom.

IO Instruments @SchneidersLaden – workshop video

Despite IO Instruments being quite new to the scene, the whole team has lots of experience in the business, some members have been working for companies like MFB and ACL for example.

IO presented their products at Superbooth 2019 and aim to bring the audio quality of the 500 series modules into eurorack.

This workshop is an introduction to the brand and their first line of modules – lots of excellent sounds in there and some inspiring design choices.

SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH21

New webshop for SchneidersLaden!

It has been a while since there was a significant update to the SchneidersLaden webshop. While some people loved the simplicity, there were a few flaws about it that could be described as annoying – or charismatic, if you want to use a nicer word. Here are some official words:

Yes, it’s true! Our vintage online shop is entering a well-deserved retirement. We have used the last days (months) to build a completely new shop. Have fun with it! -> SchneidersLaden.de

In order to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, our showroom will stay closed until further notice. You can reach us via phone or email as usual. Our logistics team is in good health as well and works diligently on your orders.


From the SchneidersLaden Newsletter

Livewire AFG’s and Frequensteiner are back

It’s been a while since you could buy a new Audio Frequency Generator by Livewire from a shop – two or three years ago there were a few on the market – since then (and long time before that) you had to be (very) lucky to find one on the used market. Now it is back! Preorder yours here.

The Audio Frequency Generator (AFG) is one of the most comprehensive VCOs in Eurorack format. It is a massive VCO with interesting features like the complex “harmonic animation” section. It provides an enormous variety of waveforms and timbres and allows extensive modulations. And it is designed with expandability in mind – there will be modules which are intended to further expand upon the AFGs sound shaping capabilities!

And more good news: Also the Livewire Frequensteiner will be re-stocked. HerrSchneiders favorite filter is still one of the best filters for that classic acid sounds and it offers one of the nicest band-pass modes on the market. Get yours here!

Workshops: Video Synthesis with VanTa // Modular Beginner Workshop next Thursday

The next workshops at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – March 12th:

  • Modular Beginner Workshop / 6pm -> more info here
  • VanTa – workshop on Video Synthesis / 7:30pm

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.

In this workshop, we will learn the basics of modular video.
Starting with the characteristics of the composite video signal.
A compendium of available system will follow.
Later we will explore different techniques to create audio reactive visuals with eurorack modules.

Here is a little example of VanTas’ work:


See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // March 12th // 7:30pm // @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know to start with modulars. Find out more here.

MODULAR BEGINNER WORKSHOP – every Thursday at 6pm

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Hello modular newbies! SchneidersLaden is holding a Modular Beginner Workshop every Thursday at 6pm – participation is free! Here is what you can expect:
“Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch afterwards and have a good time and also meet like-minded people! Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques, the workings of our showroom, as well as tell you some stories about the history of (modular) synths and the ever evolving Eurocrack scene.
Feel free to come by even if you do not want to participate in the workshop, as the showroom will be open longer on Thursdays and you can get drinks at the bar. Not only when starting out with modular synthesizers this is a nice occasion to get some advice by us or other experienced guests, or share your knowledge with us! Try out some patches and have a drink or two. See you soon! Every Thursday at 6pm at the SchneidersLaden Showroom for a workshop – or every weekday between noon – 7pm.”

The weekly workshops at SchneidersLaden are suitable for musicians, artists and everyone interested in the generation of electronic sounds.

No knowledge required – the workshops are free of charge and open to everyone interested. The idea behind these workshops is to cover basic technical concepts – needed to understand the workings of modular synthesizers and synthesis in general and to enable the participants to make their first own patch and start creating electronic music. The modular synthesizer scene is a vibrant, supportive and creative space where new forms of art are experienced and boundaries of electronic music have been pushed. This new (old) way of creating electronic sounds had to be learned and artists around the globe have shown that it is possible to create a global community that shares ideas, skills and knowledge without focusing on profit. Small centers of encounter and exchange, such as SchneidersLaden in Berlin, played a significant role in this development. Every week Modular Beginner Workshops are held here. The workshops offer the opportunity to overcome the first obstacles on the way to understanding this extraordinary instrument. At the same time, the place offers the possibility of exchange, getting to know each other and making music together.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

Genki Instruments Workshop Thursday at SchneidersLaden

The next workshop at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – March 5th / 7:30pm – SchneidersLaden is happy to welcome Genki Instruments for this event.

The Wave can be used as a gestural controller ring that allows you to easily control sound, shape effects and send commands with the motion of your hands. It offers six functions that can be used individually or combined in any way you like: Tilt, Pan, Roll, Vibrato, Tap, Click.

You can use Wave with Softwave, a software layer that allows users to intuitively map movements to MIDI messages or host AU/VST3 plugins. Wave also works as a stand alone MIDI controller that connects to your DAW. Each function can be mapped to control different parameters directly.

The Wavefront module is a Eurorack receiver module for Wave that allows the ring to connect to modular synthesizers. With Wavefront you can completely bypass the computer and bring unprecedented sound control, effect shaping and manipulation to modular setups.

In this workshop the makers of Wave and Wavefront will present what is possible with this unique interface for gestural control.

Here is a little example of the Genki Wave & Wavefront in action:


See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // March 5th // 7:30pm // @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

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!

Please note: Frap Tools USTA Workshop has been cancelled

The Frap Tools USTA Workshop that has been scheduled for tonight sadly has been cancelled for health problems. The decision was not taken lightly. We wish Sacha a good recovery and will try to find a replacement date for the event.

The next workshop at SchneidersLaden will take place next Thursday – SchneidersLaden is happy to welcome Genki Instruments for this event.

Here is the original announcement:

The last workshop date in February 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. Sacha Ketterlin will play a short concert centered around the mighty new sequencer by Frap Tools and will talk you through their latest module.

Here is a little example of the USTA sequencing by Sacha Kettelin:

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Thursday // 27th of February // Start: 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

Radikal Technologies Workshop at SchneidersLaden

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. In the past years he mainly developed eurorack modules like the RT-311 Swarm Oscillator, RT-451 Dual Filter, RT-1701 Effexx or the semi-modular synthesizer Delta Cep A. His complex designs always bring a lot of functionality to the table and they can sound amazing.

See and hear for yourself during the workshop at SchneidersLaden.

Start: 7:30pm @SchneidersLaden

Participation is free / No registration required

Ableton CV Tools workshop video now online!

On November 28th 2019 Ableton and SchneidersLaden presented a workshop about integrating modular synthesizers with Ableton CV Tools. Abletons Matt Jackson and Skinnerbox came explain how CV Tools works and how it can expand the possibilities of your studio. Enjoy the recording of this workshop!

Find the next workshop dates here!

Moog Modular 5U Workshop Thursday 6pm @SchneidersLaden

On February 6th a very special introductory workshop about modular synthesizers will take place in SchneidersLaden. Moog has been exhibiting their original 5U module at SchneidersLaden for a few weeks now – time to take a closer look at this special instrument – together with the experts from Moog. During the workshop you’ll learn about patching one of the great-grandfathers of what we all use and call synthesizers today.

Participation is free, just come by and join the workshop. Start: 6pm at SchneidersLaden, Kottbusser Tor, Berlin.

  • This workshop is replacing our weekly Modular Synthesizer Beginner Workshop on the 6th of February. If you are intersted in an introduction to modular synthesis, this workshop can also be interesting to you, but the regular Modular Beginner Workshop will be back on February 12th at 6pm.

Update: NAMM 2020 News! Brenso, A-174-4, Dynamics 2806 and more

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The new year is just about two weeks old and we can already be sure to see some exciting new electronic instruments soon – actually we already saw some amazing new tools that leaked already. For the NAMM Show in Anheim, California we have heard about news from Frap Tools, Doepfer, Frap Audio, Kenton, Verbos Electronics and Vermona. They all will show products not yet mentioned, but there will also be already announced new products from Haken Audio, Analogue Systems, Buchla, Cwejman, Endorphin.es, E-RM, Flame and UDO Audio – all available for you to try out in Anaheim, CA..

Find some familiar faces by SchneidersLaden and Alex4, who brought well mixed and seasoned systems filled with modules by the brands they represent. You will find them at their excellent booth 10302 (Hall A).

The following brands will be there in person: Buchla, Doepfer, Endorphin.es, Haken Audio, Kenton, Frap Tools, Frap Audio, UDO Audio, Verbos Electronics, Vermona, but there will also be thematic stations with new modules on polyphony (Humble Audio, E-RM, Supercritical Synthesizers) and distortion (Animal Factory and TouellSkouarn) and generally again a (mainly) modular playground for the visitors of the NAMM Show.



 Doepfer introduced four new modules: the A-174-4, a new joystick module with innovative functions, the A-183-4, a quad level converter, the A-130-8, an eightfold linear VCA / VC mixer, and the A-133-2, the slim version of the A-133 Dual VC Polarizer with some improvements and additions. 


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Also already announced is the new complex oscillator by Frap Tools – Brenso. It is what you would expect …and much more. Two thru-zero oscillators, a waveshaper, two wavefoldes a PWM circuit. It offers linear and exponential FM, complex modulation busses and an analog circuit that, when excited by an external trig it opens the wavefolder above its maximum level and then closes it down with a non-linear slope, whose length can be manually regulated. This solution can generate percussive tones with a very organic decay.


And there is not only Frap Tools anymore – but also its twin, Frap Audio. Frap Audio is developing high quality audio products not for eurorack but for the 500 series format! Their first product is the exceptional DYNAMICS 2806 that you can see in the picture above.

The details of the new Verbos Electronics products will be gladly repeated for you: besides a compact 42HP case for the Mini Horse module, there will be a set of dummy plates (consisting of 1HP, 2HP, 2HP with logo and a 4HP dummy plate), the Foundation Oscillator (12HP), a Noise & Filter module in 4HP and a revised version of the Amp & Tone (10HP, the filter is now transistor based).


NAMM brought us one great new announcement from Animal Factory Amplification – Orobas, a dual vacuum tube VCA/saturator! This will be released as a limited edition – better be fast! 

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Modal surprised with two new models of the still very new Modal Argon8. Now there are a desktop/rack module, a 61 Keys version and the original version with 37 keys, velocity and aftertouch.



All Argon8‘s are polyphonic wavetable synthesizer. The instrument’s eight voices each offer four oscillators with a rich wavetable repertoire and a morphing filter. There are three effect blocks for sound refinement. A total of eleven modulation sources, including two LFOs, three envelopes and a joystick that can be assigned to different destinations using a mod matrix. All in all a very complete concept with great looks and feels.


SchneidersLaden opens on December 23, 27 and 30!

SchneidersLaden will be open on December 23./27./30. – and will be back on January 6th, due to the necessary inventory.

Here are some more updates about Berlins biggest synthesizer Fachgeschäft:

The newly arranged showroom not only will have a permanent installation by Dadmachines, but also feature an original Moog Modular! In times of clone wars there has to be one small village (of indomitable Gauls) that still holds out against… forgot what I wanted to say…

…anyway: In case you didn’t notice, there are a lot of very nice sale items up on the SchneidersLaden website – find them here.

Back to the showroom: There is a new installation by Dadamachines in one of the showrooms. Play the musical ceiling!


And more great news? Yes:

Superbooth Berlin announces the first artists for SUPERBOOTH20 shortly before the end of the year. In addition, details of the further supporting and educational program, the boat shuttles and the official Aftershow events have been determined. And: There will still be a limited number of Early-Bird tickets until the end of the year!

  • The musical program of SUPERBOOTH20 is inspired by the music Berlin is famous for all over the world: Surgeon, Lady Starlight, Cosmin TRG, Pablo Mateo and Zavoloka perform live techno and electronic music at its best. Further top-class artists will be announced in spring 2020.
  • In the Bermuda Triangle between OHM, Discothek Melancholie 2 and C-Base, near the historic harbor, the official SUPERBOOTH20 Aftershow Events will take place – which can be reached perfectly during the event days with the soon bookable boat shuttles.
  • In the coming year, too, educating the next generation will be right at the top of SUPERBOOTH20’s list of priorities. More workshops will be offered for Berlin school classes. Besides Gammon and his Modular Synthesizer Ensemble, there will be DIY workshops for children and teenagers with Olivier von Leaf Audio in the morning.
  • Two little hints:
    • Until the end of the year the current Early-Bird discount level applies to all tickets for SUPERBOOTH20.
    • SUPERBOOTH20 now has its own online shop: In addition to the intended significant simplification in purchasing additional trade fair services, there are already some of the popular T-shirts and other merchandise available: shop.superbooth.com

Video: Schneidersladen Spezial – concerts by SchneidersLaden in SchneidersLaden

This was a very special event at SchneidersLaden – the SchneidersLaden Spezial concert! Our employees prepared some concerts, live improvisations and performances to show what they are doing besides selling synthesizers.

First of all Jessica and Carlo played a superb set together – with Jessica on the modular and Carlo on MPC, Drumatix, looper and effects.

Second was Phil who showed what he can do with a turntable, a delay and some looping – he’s a magician.

Miquel then presented one of his adventurous modular techno sets – with almost only Verbos modules and an Elektron Rytm.

2244 invited COP to join him on stage for one of their massive and haunting live sets.

It was great fun and there will be a second edition at some point. Hope to see you there! Enjoy the video:

UDO Audio – Super 6 workshop on Dec 5th

UDO Audio will be in Berlin to celebrate the near release of their first synthesizer the Super 6 – to do so they will come to SchneidersLaden for a workshop. This will happen on December 5th – that’s only the second chance to get your hands on one of these machines, the first was SUPERBOOTH19!

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic, binaural hybrid synthesizer. It is flexible, powerful and refined with a gorgeous analog sound character. Rich and evolving texturescan be easily created via the Super-Wavetable core. Results are shapeable using the binaural analog signal path and the flexible modulation system.

Workshop starts at 7:30pm – participation is free!

A little earlier (at 6pm) SchneidersLaden offers another workshop on Thursday: The Modular Beginner Workshop, it is also free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.


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