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SUPERBOOTH interviewed

Recently Cornelius Wildner & Erka Shalari reached out to Berlin to interview Andreas Schneider and Andre Kaufmann as heads of Superbooth for “LES NOUVEAUX RICHES” – an art and culture magazine based over in Vienna. Talking about how it all came to live the interview rolls out the historic back ground of the event which is certainly more than just a fair for traders and draws a fine lined picture of the current situation.
Read it all here:
https://www.les-nouveaux-riches.com/love-a-fair-superbooth

sooperRADIO #2 going live 5pm this Thursday

The Superbooth team is back with a new episode of their sooperRADIO show, after an eight-week wait. It is and remains electronic, with talks about modular systhesizers, a technical look at reverb simulation and two very likable studio guests: JakoJako and Sam Barker, with their very own approaches to making music – which we of course want to listen to again.

Plus two news about the synthesizer fair, with Mareen and André in the studio. They’ll let you know about the latest developments in the planning of this years Superbooth show – September 15-18th.

Via this link you can find the first episode, in case you missed it, or want to listen again – sooperRADIO episode 1.

And here is the direct link to the radio show for Thursday – Radio Woltersdorf.

SUPERBOOTH pandemic fit (video)

Superbooth Berlin was one of the first teams that organized a virtual meeting on the web during the pandemic: The inventors of Berlin based „SUPERBOOTH“ synth show presented a „home edition“ in April 2020 already.

In this video Andre Kaufmann and Andreas Schneider (CEOs of Superbooth Berlin) sat down in SchneidersLaden to comment on their impressions of the latest and by far biggest virtual show – this years NAMM. Hear about their vision for a tradeshow in 2021 and their ideas for Superbooth that is supposed to happen in May.

While the original live stream didn’t get through to the NAMM website for some technical reasons, this is the spontaneous and improvised version of the planned event.

For NAMMs “Believe TV” Superbooth also made a nice video piece of about 30 minutes introducing a part of our community with three artists using modulars Sasha Ketterlin (FR), JakoJako (DE), Gammon (AT).

The full video called “Berlin, Vienna, Paris calling!” is still available on the NAMM site (registration needed) for a little while (before set public on media).

Apart from that our exhibiting friends, brands and partners offered more than ten more videos and movies around their products and visions, that you can find on the virtual stand, still public (for free) here.

Update: SUPERBOOTH20 had to be cancelled – New date: 6.-8. May 2021

Respecting the current situation this years SUPERBOOTH2020 is officially cancelled. The organizers were already able to talk to the venue and to find a new date: May 6th til 8th, 2021 in the wonderful FEZ Berlin again.

Superbooth Berlin expresses its thanks to the exhibiting partners and companies for their trust and for demonstrating solidarity, for offering their financial support now to let Superbooth “survive” this complicated situation. Andreas Schneider states: “Without this we could have run into real problems with this cancellation, thank you again. Also we would like to say thank you to all the Artists, active Partners, Suppliers and the whole staff team for their support already until now. We are very sorry, we had to go this way now. Asap we will get in touch with you to clear up the final settings and start planning 2021 soon.”

HerrSchneider is not resting, he is already planning some workshops online in the days where SUPERBOOTH20 could have happened once the situation will allow that, definitely without any audience.

And there are more news by HerrSchneider: “Starting now SchneidersLaden will be closed for visitors, cause who needs modulars? We will go ahead online, will help you on the phone and will deliver as long as stock lasts and as long as the Paketfritzen will ship it to you, who knows whats next?”

We are already looking forward to 2021 when we can all meet again at the worlds biggest synthesizer event – Superbooth Berlin.

This was the original SUPERBOOTH20 announcement:

SUPERBOOTH20 will show all the latest developments in the fields of electronic musical instruments, synthesizers, audio effects, drum computers, music software and all sorts of bizarre and innovative products from April 23-25. About two hundred exhibitors from all over the world will bring the latest developments for the production of electronic music to Berlin.

Most of the exhibitors of the last few years are also represented at the fair this year, the list ranges from Ableton to Zoom, from small to large and from analog to digital. Visitors can also look forward to seeing new faces. Among the newcomers are Noise Engineering and Supercritical Synthesizers from the modular synthesizer segment, Chase Bliss from the guitar effects segment and Bettermaker from the outboard segment and many more. For the exhibitor area additional space has been rented in the FEZ Berlin. A daily updated list of exhibitors can be found here. There are also new event areas in the outdoor area, especially for not-for-sale electronic musical instruments and installations – curated by Adam Chalk from the Galerie GH36 in Berlin Mitte.

Program

You can already get an impression of the final concert program by looking at the artists who have already been confirmed. Four large stages offer an exciting mixture of the whole range of electronic music until late in the evening. A special experience is provided by the seaside stage, which will be equipped with a 3D sound system from NewAudioTechnology this year. One of the best theremin players in the world – Carolina Eyck – will be demonstrating her skills on it.

  • The first day promises to be a great experience already – with an experimental set by Headless Horseman, followed by the concert of the British EBM band Nitzer Ebb on the seaside stage.  At the end of the day Techno veteran Surgeon will play in the big K1. Also already confirmed is a performance by Emika – she combines her skills as sound designer, classically trained composer and versatile singer and songwriter.
  • On Friday the seaside stage will be very lively with T.Raumschmiere & FuCKetYbUcKetY. Also on the seaside stage Cosmin TRG shows his skills. Besides further concerts of Nguyễn + Transitory and Kamikaze Space Programme Bernard Rasinger shows an extraordinary laser performance – controlled by his modular system.
  • On Saturday, MATTHS will play (slightly) quieter tunes on the seaside stage, before Lady Starlight performs uncompromising techno. Not to be missed is the A/V show of hackedepicciotto with Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) & Danielle de Picciotto and the concerts of Swarm Intelligence and Kitmun.

This is just a small selection of this year’s concerts at SUPERBOOTH20. On the official homepage new names and times are added constantly, you can find them here.

Education Program

The Education area offers a varied program that brings several school classes and other interested participants closer to the world of electronic sound production and composition. This area is supported by the Miller-Zillmer Foundation.

Gammons Modular Synthesizer Ensemble introduces students to the topic with a dozen smaller modular systems. Together they develop a composition that the school classes perform daily between 1:30 and 2:00 pm in the auditorium. In addition, Leaf Audio offer a workshop on soldering the Microphonic Soundbox. The team of Selbstgebaute Musik invites for a workshop with the Instrumentenautomatenorchester. And the organizers are also pleased to announce the cooperation with the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, who will offer the workshop Creative Sound Safari.

Boat shuttle

The boat shuttles take the passengers to the FEZ in the morning and back to Berlin Mitte in the evening after the event. But by leaving SUPERBOOTH20 the music doesn’t have to stop yet – for the return trips to Berlin Mitte there are concerts and DJ sets on some of the boat shuttles. In order to experience these exclusive events on the river Spree, it is recommended to book your ticket online in time.

The return trips end near the Jannowitzbrücke. From there it is only a few minutes’ walk to the nearby official SUPERBOOTH20 parties at OHM, Melancholie 2 or C-Base.


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

Pictures from last year’s event can be found here: SUPERBOOTH19

A large part of the video documentation of our concerts and events from previous years can be found here: Vimeo or Youtube.

Superbooth statement on Corona

Here is the official statement by Superbooth Berlin GmbH about the current situation regarding the Coronavirus:

Due to the current situation in the world regarding the Coronavirus, we were asked to state our point of view about this topic. With SUPERBOOTH20 starting in about 8 weeks from now, we prefer to rely on facts rather than speculations about the future.

Please check Robert Koch Institute in Berlin for further information (German/English):
https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV.html

Without any carelessness about health or risks, we basically are very careful with the daily news spreading and panic producing sensational reports.

We are observing the development, but can not say how the situation will change in the coming weeks. If we have the impression that we should act in any way, we will do so. By now we can only say, the situation in Berlin is safe and we do not want to be part of any speculations.

As long as there is no official ban by the authorities, we have decided to keep on working on the finalization of this year’s Superbooth.

Relax and make music! See you at SUPERBOOTH20!

This seems to be the way to go – why lapse into actionism now? The the situation will change during the coming weeks. Lets focus on a new and exciting edition of Superbooth Berlin! The program looks even more promising than in the years before! See yout FEZ Berlin from 23.-25. of April!

New visitor record at SUPERBOOTH19


From Thursday to Saturday more than 7500 visitors came to the FEZ Berlin to celebrate electronic musical instruments and pretty much everything you can do with them. With that, SUPERBOOTH19 increased the previous record of last year. Even though nobody counted the newly introduced products, this number seems to be a record as well.


Organizer Andreas Schneider is pleased about the successful event and “especially about the fact that so many long-time companions were there again – Daniel Miller, Mark Ernestus, Dieter Doepfer, Dave Smith, Richie Hawtin. Also Mark Reeder, Matt Johnson from The The, and Ian Tregoning were there.” Well over 100 concerts and performances during three days, countless demonstrations by about 250 exhibitors and numerous workshops created a unique atmosphere in the FEZ Berlin and its outdoor area.


The weather was less sunny than last year, but the outdoor and exhibition area were still heavily frequented by visitors. After the first concert on the seaside stage on Thursday, the heaviest downpour was already over and there was a lot of music and celebrating.
Not only at the event itself there was music, but also on some of the boat shuttles that commuted between Berlin Mitte and FEZ. And the passengers had put on their dancing shoes while traveling on the river Spree – especially during the sets by Dr. Motte and CYRK.


Jean-Michel Jarre said on his first visit to Superbooth Berlin that anyone who had anything to do with synthesizers should come to Superbooth. “It’s absolutely amazing. It’s not just another fair – it’s an experience, a human experience, a musical experience, it’s flabbergasting!”


There is not much more to add, except: The organizers and the team would like to thank all exhibitors, artists and guests who made SUPERBOOTH19 what it is. All those who want to follow Jean-Michel Jarre’s advice should already mark three days in April 2020 in the calendar, SUPERBOOTH20 will take place from 23-25 April 2020 again in the FEZ Berlin.


And those who missed the chance to buy a T-shirt at the fair can do so from next week at SchneidersLaden.

ATTENTION: your way to and through SUPERBOOTH19

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The boat shuttle will have different times and a lower capacity this year. Because the jetty that we have used in recent years has been sold, there has been planning uncertainty about the boat shuttle to the end. All alternative jetties were unsuitable for the large boats we have used in the last few years. This year we are using much smaller boats – so we have to organize the access to the boats somehow. That’s why “priority boarding” tickets will now regulate access. If you buy a ticket, you will surely get on the boat – people without a ticket can use the rest of the seats.

 

From Mitte to SUPERBOOTH19

Departures: 8:20 am, 11:20 am, 4:20 pm

Find the jetty at “Historischer Hafen“, next to the “Roßstraßenbrücke“ – just a few hundred meters from the jetty we used to use. The shuttles are free but the boats have a limited capacity of 50 persons so we recommend you to buy a ticket for 5 € in our ticket shop. Ticketholders have priority during the boarding.  

 

From SUPERBOOTH19 to Mitte

Departures: 7:20 pm, 9:50 pm and at 0:30 am (including Bier and Würstchen!)

You can find the jetty at Weiskopffstraße 16, 12459 Berlin ( for your way back to town). The shuttles are free but the boats have a limited capacity of 50 persons so we recommend you to buy a ticket for 5 € in our ticket shop for the 7:20 boat. Ticketholders have priority during the boarding.

The price for the DJ-boat for priority boarding at 9:50 pm is 10 €. Thursday with jesusonecstasy Friday with Dr. Motte – Saturday with Alex from WMD.

The price for the DJ-boat for priority boarding at 0:30 pm is 15 €. Thursday with D. MillerFriday with Mark ReederSaturday with t.b.c.

TICKETS will be available through the official online shop. Find them here

 

Find your way inside FEZ Berlin during SUPERBOOTH19

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This is how you find your way around the different floors of the FEZ – the floor names correspond to the stand numbers in the floor plan.

E = Entry Level
H = Half High
O = Oben (Top Floor)
W = West Wing

On The Entry Level “E” you can buy tickets, get your festival pass, get general information – and there is exhibition area. The Half High “H” area is mostly exhibition area. On the Top Floor “O” you find the Auditorium, Cinema, K1 and exhibition area. The west wing “W” is mostly exhibition area and is accessible via a small corridor next to the public swimming pool or through the outdoor area where you also find the catering area.


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HerrSchneider talking with Electronic Beats about SUPERBOOTH19

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HerrSchneider was invited to the Electronic Beats Live-Show on Facebook. Together with Zach and Michael he talked about the upcoming SUPERBOOTH19, what to expect from the event this year and how he came to bring it to life. You can find the recorded live-stream here. Enjoy!

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https://www.facebook.com/ElectronicBeats/videos/641272179632282/UzpfSTg2NTczMjk1MzU6Vks6NjQxMjcyMTc5NjMyMjgy/

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THURSDAY: Haken Audio & La Voix du Luthier – Onde // Workshop at SchneidersLaden

Learn about the history and development of one of the most expressive and versatile electronic music instruments around! The Haken Continuum Fingerboard has been around for several years and is still being developed further and further. The heart of this unique instrument is a digital EaganMatrix – based on the principles of the patch-matrix of synthesizers like Arp 2500 and EMS Synthi 100. And it gets its expressiveness from the incomparable surface that acts as the user interface and offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface! As well as presenting the Continuum there will be a very rare chance to hear the La Voix du Luthier Onde! With this exceptional approach to the construction of a speaker, the sound directly comes from the vibrations of the 2 soundboards. There is no traditional speaker cone inside, only acoustic exciters transmitting the vibration into the wood. It is the same principle as for a guitar: the strings themselves make very little sound, but they are transmitting their vibrations to the soundboard through the bridge, and what you hear is the sonic amplification via the soundboard. In case of the Onde the exciter is acting as the bridge and transmits the electric “vibrations” to the wood. The Onde gives you a very dispersive and immersive sound and the chance to experience electronic sound sources in a totally new way. This incredible sound can hardly be recorded – so make sure to come to the workshop to get an accurate impression of the Onde!

No registration needed, the event is free.

THURSDAY – March 14th – 7.30pm @SchneidersLaden
// right after our weekly Modular Beginner Workshop at 6pm

Check out the SUPERBOOTH18 video release to get a better idea of what to expect:

Get your discounted tickets for SUPERBOOTH19 now!

The pre-sale for SUPERBOOTH19 has started. Until the end of December you can get the Early Bird tickets for SUPERBOOTH19 at a special price. The international trade fair for electronic musical instruments expects 250 exhibitors from all over the world. The fact that the annual event is more than just an ordinary trade fair has been proven again and again. From 9-11 May there will be dozens of concerts, workshops and presentations every day in the FEZ Berlin.

Electronic music and Berlin – that fits. SUPERBOOTH19 once again puts electronic sound generation at the center of the world’s largest trade fair of its kind. The trade fair has thus become a real highlight, both in Berlin’s calendar of events and in international perception, which not only excites the exhibiting companies.

For many exhibitors and guests the way to SUPERBOOTH19 leads via the free boat shuttle from Berlin-Mitte. This makes the journey to the FEZ Berlin, which is located a little outside the city, a city tour on the water and very easy. Here is also the first opportunity to have a chat and make contacts.

Organizer Andreas Schneider is delighted about the great response from all sides and the many exhibitor enquiries for SUPERBOOTH19: “Of the exhibitors from this year, 80% have already confirmed their renewed participation. Therefore we are also looking for new exhibition space in the FEZ Berlin to confirm the still open inquiries of new exhibitors and to accommodate the expected 8000 guests”.

There is more news from the organizers: The media coverage at SUPERBOOTH19 is to be democratized. In order to allow the exhibitors an undisturbed set-up and to give the arriving media equal opportunities in their reporting, a general camera ban will apply on the set-up days of the fair. Thus small and large media should have the same chances to discover the news of the fair on the opening day during the trade visitor time. Andreas Schneider says that “small and large media should have the same chances to discover new things here, that’s why we have always had the trade visitor time”. This compensatory approach is also reflected in other aspects of the trade fair – e.g. in the selection and positioning of the exhibitors, through which large and small manufacturers are presented equally side by side.

The tickets can be found here: https://www.superbooth.com/en/tickets_en.html


Photo by Bendeg

Kreisferkeer Flaake – live @SUPERBOOTH18

Live electronic music by Kreisferkeer Flaake at SUPERBOOTH18 on May the 4th 2018 – improvised for this evening and for this place.

All Kreisferkeer Flaake performances are improvisations – That’s why the music is different each and every time, oscillating somewhere between Dancefloor, Ambient and Experimental. No tricks, no props, no safety net, instead music and sounds are created on the spot and just for the moment. What you hear is what you get: three humans with their electronic sound machines – and no computers.

Live electronic music by Kreisferkeer Flaake at SUPERBOOTH18 on May the 4th 2018 – improvised for this evening and for this place.

All Kreisferkeer Flaake performances are improvisations – That’s why the music is different each and every time, oscillating somewhere between Dancefloor, Ambient and Experimental. No tricks, no props, no safety net, instead music and sounds are created on the spot and just for the moment. What you hear is what you get: three humans with their electronic sound machines – and no computers.

‘Kreisferkeer Flaake’ began operations in 2006 in Hamburg with Thorsten Adam (adamcharon), Carsten Schulz (quadratschulz) and Jan-Hinnerk Helms (wolfgangschaltung) at the controls.

(quadratschulz) und Jan-Hinnerk Helms (wolfgangschaltung) at the controls.

 

 

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Max Loderbauer & Tobias Freund as NSI @SUPERBOOTH18

Max Loderbauer and Tobias Freund have been producing and playing under the name NSI for years. Finally on Superbooth18 they played this great set with not one of their countless modulars on stage, creating wonderful atmospheres for the seated audience. As all other concerts at SUPERBOOTH18 this performance has been documented. Watch the complete concert here:

 

Islaja on the sunny Seaside Stage @SUPERBOOTH18

Islajas hypnotic, beautiful music on the Seaside Stage during SUPERBOOTH18. Islaja is Merja Kokkonen: a composer, performer and recording artist based in Berlin, Germany. Since her debut in 2004, she has released several albums on Finland’s Fonal Recordsan and other labels. The most recent album Tarrantulla came out on Svart Records in December 2017.
She earned quick praise in the international music press for her unique vocal style and daring DIY approach to music composition – which you can hear on this video recording. In addition to her solo work, she also performs with Monika Werkstatt, an all-female collective of international artists founded by Gudrun Gut.

 

 

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d’Voxx – live concert @SUPERBROOTH18

d’Voxx is a live electronic music project using only modular instruments for live performances, they explore the post-digital landscape working within the constraints of an analogue domain. In May 2018 they played an atmospheric live show at SUPERBOOTH18. d’Voxx reject the notion of preservation for a more transitory paradigm. Seeking to explore the space between live performance and recorded artifact, and through their recordings they document the collaborative progress of the artist, and the new modular instrument.

No laptops, no MIDI and no samplers – just pure voltage control. d’Voxx performed in the legendary Funkhaus studios as part of the ColdWaves project at the Music Tech Fest Berlin and have performed at electronic music events throughout the UK since their founding in April 2016. In addition to the performance of live music sets, d’Voxx also offers seminars and workshops on modular synthesis and electronic music production.

The following video shows the concert that d’Voxx played in K1 Hall at SUPERBOOTH18:

 

Silent film score by Gebrüder Teichmann and Mathis Mayr – THE BLOOD OF A POET @SUPERBOOTH18

The brothers Andi and Hannes Teichmann – Live-Electronic and Processing (NOLAND) and Mathis Mayr – Cello (Ensemble Mosaik) played a live film scoring for the silent film “The blood of a dead poet” at SUPERBOOTH18 – of cause with synthesizers. The avant-garde film is a production from the year 1930 and was directed by Jean Cocteau.

Mathis Mayr, born 1972, has been a member of the Ensemble Mosaik since 2008. He studied cello with Uzi Wiesel in Sydney/Australia and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. Other areas of interest include experimental electronic music, historical performance practice and micro-tonal music. Andi and Hannes Teichmann as musicians, DJs, label makers and cultural activists have been an integral part of Berlin’s techno underground since the late 1990s. During this period, they have also experienced Berlin’s transition from a subcultural oasis to a global brand. But they have never been interested in the commercial aspect of club culture: The sons of a multi-instrumentalist influenced the DIY culture of the early scene with their constant search for diversity and the playful desire for improvisation and transformation. In addition to music, as project initiators and organizers with the Goethe Institute, they developed the much-noted Africa Europe projects Berlin – Nairobi BLNRB and the follow-up project TEN CITIES. Their label NOLAND, founded in 2015, bundles this path of the last 10 years from the underground to the interground.

Silent film score by Gebrüder Teichmann and Mathis Mayr – THE BLOOD OF A POET @SUPERBOOTH18 from HerrSchneider on Vimeo.


If you missed this performance at SUPERBOOTH18, you might be interested to see the upcoming concert in Berlin on 28th of June. The artists are looking forward to an extensive improvisation and interaction between acoustic and electronic sounds in the sound space of the Zwingli Church.
 
28.06.2018 // Kulturraum Zwingli Kirche e.V., am Rudolfplatz
Audiovisionen: Mathis Mayr + Gebrüder Teichmann Improvisationen – Cello, Oud + Live Elektronik
Einlass: 20 Uhr – Eintritt 6 / 8
More information can be found on facebook or on the homepage of the venue.
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Joke Lanz and Thomas Rehnert @SUPERBOOTH18

The duo combines acoustic drums, analog modular systems, video synthesizers and turntables in an improvisational live performance that includes noise, drone, hardcore and free jazz elements. Their music is characterized by the interweaving of electroacoustic and purely acoustic sounds, the direct interaction of the musicians and the often surprising results. The third protagonist is a self-controlled modular system that provides sound and visual impulses and contexts for the musicians. In particular, the turntablist Lanz’s playing is characterized by his virtuoso and nuacen-rich use of cuts, vinyl switches, scratches, volume and speed modulations. Rehnert’s drumming, on the other hand, combines gestural and textural playing with analog synthesized sound, which is created by a complex network of interconnected modules in which sound, video and control signals are transformed and influenced.

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Blotter Trax and Lillevan -> concert @SUPERBOOTH18

What a successful completion of the first SUPERBOOTH18 day!

One of the big highlights of this year’s event was the performance by Blotter Trax (Magda & T.B. Arthur) together with Lillevan who made the visuals for this show. As headliners of the first day of Superbooth this year the artists have successfully made everyone dance – after 12 hours of trade fair show!

The inspiring symbiosis of visuals, sound and especially the hypnotic use of vocal samples by these outstanding artists took the dancing guests to a different world and ultimately transformed the trade fair into a festival for electronic music.

 

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About the interaction between humans and machines – SOOPERtalk @SUPERBOOTH18

The first panel discussion this year reflected the interaction between humans and machines in the process of music-making. Mylar Melodies moderated the talk with very special guests – Lady Starlight, Katia Isakoff, Lady Blacktronika and Andrew Huang.

They gave us an insight into their personal experiences with various instruments and tools with which they play, produce or make music themselves.
The relationship that artists build up with their instruments can have a strong influence on creativity and the workflow. This discussion is also about which aspects of the instruments inspire, promote or perhaps even disturb the artists.

SchneidersLaden NEWS

In a couple of days Berlin might have more modular synthesizers in one place than probably any other city – because Superbooth will take place in Berlin. This year even bigger than before and again presented by SchneidersLaden. All our employees will be present at the fair to discover the latest developments in the field of electronic musical instruments.

 

Therefore the showroom has different opening hours on 3rd and 4th of May: 10 am – 1 pm. SchneidersLaden will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

More important news:

 

  • Free shipping from May

For orders from schneidersladen.com the shipping costs are omitted from May. This applies to all orders above 200 Euro* within Germany and from 500 Euro* within the EU, to Norway and Switzerland. Subsequent deliveries are generally free of charge.

* incl. VAT

  • New rooms at SchneidersLaden

With the installation of a second, large exhibition room, the showroom area has been significantly expanded. This means even more opportunities for guests of SchneidersLaden to try out the latest and most interesting equipment in the field of electronic sound generation. In Schneiders VideoTheke, another new room, workshops, concerts and presentations of manufacturers, artists and friends of SchneidersLaden will take place. These events will be announced here on stromkult.com.

  • The next dates

17.05. – Workshop with Animal Factory Amps

24.05. – Workshop with Mutable Instruments

  • Workshop Video

Recently Schneiders VideoTheke was officially opened with a workshop on the new Verbos Electronics Multi-Delay Processor. The video of this workshop can be found HERE.

  • SUPERBOOTH18 News on stromkult.com

During SUPERBOOTH18 our experts will be looking for the latest developments and the most interesting equipment and will report on them here on stromkult.com.

  • SchneidersLaden, SUPERBOOTH18 and IRRUPT

Supersounds – A library of sounds to get you in the right mood for SUPERBOOTH18, free to download from the IRRUPT homepage and playable at the Modular Carousel in the Playground at SUPERBOOTH18. You can find the sounds on the IRRUPT homepage.

 

SchneidersLaden presents: SUPERBOOTH18

03. – 05. May 2018

FEZ Berlin, Straße zum FEZ 2, 12459 Berlin

New SUPERBOOTH18 trailer!

HerrSchneider just uploaded the new trailer for the upcoming SUPERBOOTH18 next week at FEZ Berlin. Make sure to get your ticket now on superbooth.com!

 

SchneidersLaden presents: SUPERBOOTH18
May 03 – 05, 2018
FEZ Berlin, Straße zum FEZ 2, 12459 Berlin

Opening hours
10am – 1pm trade visitor opening times for professional visitors only (tickets can be ordered online, with proof of professional classification)
1pm – 7pm public opening hours for the trade fair
7pm – 11.30pm evening program
Day tickets allow access to the fair from 1pm to midnight. Discounted tickets are offered for the evening program on superbooth.com.
All tickets from the presale entitle you to use our shuttle boats free of charge as long as sufficient seats are available on board.

Boat shuttle – Jannowitzbrücke to SUPERBOOTH18
08.30am Exhibitors/ professional visitors
11.30am Regular guests
2.30pm Late risers
5.30pm Guests coming for the evening program

Boat shuttle – SUPERBOOTH18 to Jannowitzbrücke
8.30pm perfect to get to the after-show program in the C-Base on time
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Links
Program
Exhibitors
Tickets
Pre-sale tickets include the right to use the boat shuttle!

Radek Rudnicki’s presentation of AJH Synth modules @SUPERBOOTH17

AJH Synth are a UK based manufacturer of Eurorack modules, specialised in handmade vintage analogue designs. The MiniMod system is a range of analogue modules that very accurately recreate the early Moog Model D synthesiser in Eurorack modular format, with further modules now available to expand it into a fully featured modular synthesiser. And they even have some unique designs like the Sonic XV Filter, Ring SM ring modulator/sub bass/mixer and the Finaliser R-EQ. Here you can hear some experimental sounds from the classy AJH Synth eurorack module line. This is a short excerpt from Radek Rudnicki’s AJH Synth Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH17.

You can get an impression of this quality line of modules at AJH Synth’s Booth E150 during SUPERBOOTH18.

Jürgen Michaelis of Jomox @ Schneidersbüro

 

Juergen Michaelis – the head of JoMoX Berlin – giving insights of the history with HerrSchneider once entering the world of synths and drummachines roundabout 20 years ago to help Jürgen as a sales rep, after they met each other in a totally different world. Introducing the wonderful concert of Panic Girl and Jericho on Superbooth17 and showing the gig of Juergen himself with his AKASHA synth on Superbooth16.

And also – the live introduction of the ALPHA BASE by the inventor himself, is showing the fun he has with his own baby – it is passion. Jürgen Michaelis is building the famous Jomox drum machines for almost twenty years. The Alpha Base came out this year and it is the most advanced drum machine built by Jomox so far. The almighty kick drum is once again the backbone of this instrument and it is supplemented with the analog percussion voice you might know from the M.Brane machines Jomox is building. With the additional sample based instruments and a FM synthesizer bult into the Alpha Base, this is a pretty complete machine that will find lots of use in studios and on stages around the world.

 

Ondomo Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH17

This week we have the Gesprächskonzert by Ondomo for you, a very nice overview and performance. The Ondomo is a unique instrument originally invented in France in the late 1920s. It was known under the name ‘Ondes-Martenot’ and invented by Maurice Martenot. Ondomo is the reincarnation of this instrument.

It features a timbre section that is played by the left hand, as well as the volume. The right hand either plays the keyboard with its physical capability for performing vibrato, or by sliding a metal ring worn on your finger in front of the keyboard. The position of the ring determines the pitch. This method of playing makes it possible to create continuous, sweeping sounds reminiscent of the sound of a Theremin.

The limited run of 100 instruments which inventor Naoyuki Omo has committed to build has already been depleted. But there are plans to build another batch. For more information please visit their website or subscribe to the official Ondomo Newsletter.

Eventide @SUPERBOOTH17

Eventide presented a prototype of a eurorack delay at SUPERBOOTH17. Scince then it hasn’t been seen in the wild but we are looking forward to what promises to be superb eurorack effects modules. The Eventide Gesprächskonzert can be watched below. The video features some words about the C-Base in Berlin, the Karusell-Synthesizer by Schneidersbuero and SUPERBOOTH18. The introductory part gives you an insight of the C-Base, what has already been another a stage for artists like Robert Aiki Lowe and Dieter Doepfer this year, and will be again with SUPERBOOTH18 – as our official aftershow venue. The modular furniture (Karussel) seen here will be available in Munich now for the DigitalAnalog Festival, please search the web for further updates and come back next week.

 

KORG Performance @ SUPERBOOTH17

One of the uncounted real synth concerts and a really smart performance on SUPERBOOTH17 was the Gespraechskonzert  for Korg and Arp in the Cinema (open this link to find their complete 2016-performance, too).
Jörg Sunderkötter – Sound&Recording’s earlier chief editor, on keyboards – and his studio partner Joker Nies – an expert for circuit bending – had some problems to find on stage but then it became like this .. turn it on to listen yourselves, please.

The hondes Martenot ..

photo1-881b4324the french invention of the hondes martenot led into plenty of classical compositions for an early electronic musical instrument that is still 50 years later needed quite often nowadays for concerts. So owners of those few units that still work fine are often booked. For all others now there is hope from Japan, where Ondomo is producing a fine remake looking like something nearer to the original compared with the available french connection by Analogue Systems or Doepfers very affordable solution called R2M/A-189. Check this out on a date in their room Orbitall on the upcoming Superbooth soon.

Skinnerbox @ SUPERBOOTH ..

endorphines_shuttleSkinnerbox will play a so called Gesprächskonzert on SUPERBOOTH17-Saturday afternoon 5pm in the theatre hall for endorphin.es. Probably Skinnerbox will perform on one of their first complete shuttles, now – here you can find their last years details.

.. btw. 13 DIY-Workshops will be held during superbooth with limited places available (now online). Soldering icons and everything else will be there, you just need to book your place now and arrive in time, there is plenty of time left for the rest of the show if you will be in town for more than one day (!). Look here.

DIY workshops now online

bom_gpa-c6c6db14During SUPERBOOTH17 there will be up to six DoItYouselves-Workshops available every day for a limited number of participants – who would like to understand how to solder such little wonders yourself. You do not even need a ticket to enter the show but you have to book the kit including a place with a soldering icon and help for a certain day in advance, places are limited.  A list with all available options can be found here now.

NAMM 17 .. OVER ..

975_1325so .. lets make europe even greater then, ..
or what was it all about?

NAMM 2017 is over now, there is still plenty of news to be released here so stay tuned, please.

We all will hopefully meet again on the upcoming SUPERBOOTH17 in april at FEZ-Berlin to see how great the USA became in between. I wish us all the best not just for this but first of all lets try even harder to keep some peace in the world here and there.

Dave Smith keyboards for low buck!

Schneidersladen was able to get some Dave Smith Instruments units which the manufacturer displayed at Superbooth.

You have the possibility to purchase these almost as-new trade show demos for a very attractive price (at least 200€ less than street price but we can negotiate) directly in our showroom in Berlin only. Feel free to drop by our shop to get them while stock lasts.

Available are:

  • Sequential Prophet 6 keyboard
  • OB-6 keyboard
  • Pro-2 keyboard
  • Tempest drum machine

As this is an in-store only deal, there will be no mail-order, no shipment, only pick up on location. Again: only as long as stock lasts. Be quick!

Live – end of March ..

03112014784On SUPERBOOTH16 we now edited some first detailed informations about upcoming 54 concert presentations, roundabout 30 (real) concerts apart from 100 exhibitors presenting their latest stuff, 10 Workshops at least and six VIP Talks in the evenings with SchneidersFreunde:

Please find some first detail pages about Yapacc, Brothers Teichmann, Noroeste from France, Nnoiz Papp, Wolfgang Seidel, Frank Bretschneider and the well but unknown TB Arthur online now and please .. spread the news.

There is still so much more to come, please feed us with further informations, text updates and pictures, and .. better buy your tickets now.

Superbooth Tickets NOW!

anzeige-superbooth-c88b2b61The SUPERBOOTH comes closer, for three days – March 31th til April, 2nd – we will present  the exhibition for Electronics & Music at the Funkhaus, Nalepastrasse in Berlin.
Tickets are available now – bring your mothers, familymembers and all those you love for their relationship to electronic instruments & music – these are your days.

There will be Machines, Manufacturer, Music and Experimentation, Sound, Research and DIY, Synthesizers, Modular Systems, Discussions, Concerts, Daily workshops for starters and advanced users – and this all on a beautiful historical space.  .. so feel free to join us those days. Tickets here

Funkhaus Berlin

Nalepastraße 18-50, 12459 Berlin

Back home from Namm

NAMM_ALEX4_Teamall the people of Doepfer, Alex4, Endorphin, Frap Tools, Birdkids and (not on this picture:) Haken, MFB, Vermona, Tegeler Audio ManufakturSchneidersLaden and Superbooth are back to their homes now to go ahead working on your topics starting tomorrow.
They reported a lot from there and we all are looking forward seeing you again in not just two months on berlins first SUPERBOOTH.
Please dont miss to read the following NAMM news by Paul and Carlo mostly.

Namm 16 Impressions 2

Here some fotos taken from the neighbours’ booth around ours:

Moog’s Mother Island

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Roland & Malekko showing the 500 Series and Roland’s new Case / Desktop Synths & their  MIDI controller.

Roland_3rolandroland_2 roland_4

Korg’s new Polysynth & the Odyssey

korg_2Korg

and some good guys

mexpiano

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Its like this, NAMM u now:

Doepfer_Banner.. and also the black system of Mister Dieter Doepfer found its place on the stand #5014 with Doepfer and friends in between: Its the europeans next to WMD and friends, all the americans.. all together now. .. now .. is the time to think about the next step, friends and partners!
I am already busy with the superbooth, where we all will meet again .. after Namm, so .. be prepared and register now, if you like .. on Sunday its over! Yes, then its over! So if you cant find your companies name on this list now, you better ask your boss if he ever heard of the most crowded place in Hall 5.1 on Musikmesse over the last ten years? Yes, I think we were. And now? We dont go there anymore, but we welcome you to join us to have all the things of these days to do a bit more relaxed:
The trade show for electronic musical instruments and accessories is getting real: in Berlin. Next to the River Spree in the most beautiful House of Berlin, a lost formerly radio station with acoustically some of the best rooms all over europe, the Funkhaus.

so .. join SUPERBOOTH16 now.

Find us on NAMM..

Source_of_Eurorackunder this banner .. 🙂

On NAMM16 we show the Doepfer presentation and many other european brands making EUROrack modulars and other stuff.
Our stand # 5014 is also the meeting point for people of the SUPERBOOTH, Schneidersladen and the ALEX4 distribution company. Tegeler Audio Manufaktur is with us and (the american) Dr. Lippold Haken: he declared his german roots to be accepted as a foreigner with us. But as you probably know, the germans are quite friendly with foreigners so, visit us, youre welcome.

NAMM Booth 5014

sunny_californiaWe will be on NAMM16 again in sunny california to meet up with manufacturers, partners and friends now. For all questions and topics regarding the upcoming SUPERBOOTH Sebastian Baumann will be there, 
Jan Mueller
and Rene Margraff are with you for ALEX4 Distribution and finally..
Paul Schulz and Carlo Krug will represent good old SchneidersLaden from Berlin. Please feel free to find us on Booth # 5014  booked as SchneidersBuero (next to Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim) to say hello at least. Watch out for the big Doepfer Banner to find us easier and have a good time.

Happy 2016

Dear Partners, Clients and Friends,

I would like to wish you all a good start into the new year, health, lucky times, love and a bit more peace  for the world. I am looking forward to meet you all on our “SUPERBOOTH16” end of march, where we can hopefully form this a bit more into details. SchneidersLaden is presenting the show with adding discussions, some workshops and some wonderful artists, the program can be released end of this month probably.

On the upcoming NAMM there will be Jan Mueller and Rene Margraff from ALEX4 presenting Doepfer and more from europe – right next to Roger Linn and TomOberheim. If you want to talk about the SUPERBOOTH you can find  Sebastian Baumann around there, for SchneidersLaden my old friends Paul Schulz and Carlo Krug will come over, too.
So please have a good start, enjoy the long weekend and the calm before the storm (?). With warm regards from somehwere north of Berlin,

Andreas Schneider, Jan, 1st 2016

Amazona weiss Bescheid

Zum SUPERBOOTH gibt es jetzt einen kompetenten deutschen Bericht auf Amazona, zu dem “derJim” als alter Kenner der Materie “HerrSchneider” ordentlich ausgefragt hat und sich auch vor Ort nochmal alle Visionen hat erklären lassen. Zunächst nur in deutsch, aber vielleicht kann sich da mal jemand auch um ein spanisches Update kümmern? Danke Vielmals schon im Voraus.

2BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER

1439482871292570_Cbase_open_moonBerlin based C-Base.org is an association and “the motherhood of hackspaces“copied worldwide in between – as declared in this feature. With their twentiest birthday (20 years!) there is an interview with an early member called macro online now explaining the whole story (in german) with a lot of nice pictures from history and some nice rooms that you normally dont see. Read more about it here, if you like.

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The first product presentation I once made as SchneidersBuero about 15 years ago was introducing the SUNSYN by JoMoX and other products with a very early livestream and concerts by TokTok and others from that C-Base still in the Oranienburger Strasse, Berlin those days. Their faboulus GATE – see it on the pics – has also been decorating our very first Superbooth Frankfurt in 2002 (see pic2).

Eagan Matrix on Haken

continuumsideangThe Haken Continuum Fingerboard has a new firmware now as version 5.1. It includes the  programmable synthesizer in the Continuum Fingerboard, the EaganMatrix.
Edmund Eagan is a good friend of Dr. Lippold Haken and they both was our guests on the last Superbooth during Musikmesse 2011 introducing europe to the possibilities of the Haken continuum in general. Probably they was inspired by all those modular geeks running around there.  Have a look yourselves now, on their site you can find this PDF explaining more.

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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.

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