Tag: SUPERBOOTH19

News about the UDO Super 6

The developers published some new pictures and detailed technical information about the upcoming first synthesizer by the British manufacturer UDO Audio.

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic, Binaural Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer. A harmonious marriage of state of the art FPGA digital hardware oscillators and Voltage Controlled Analog technology.

It is flexible, immediate, powerful and has made a lot of listeners curious at SUPERBOOTH19. It presented itself with rich and evolving textures from the unique Super-Wavetable core and can be shaped and manipulated with the binaural analog signal path and flexible modulation. Robust, compact and inviting to pick up and play with smooth, solid and responsive controls throughout. The Super 6 seems to a synth that is inviting to play and to interact with.

First introduced at SUPERBOOTH19 the video of the product presentation (Gesprächskonzert) during the event is one of the most watched on the official Superbooth YouTube channel. Have a look:

https://youtu.be/gX_j76J3r6k

Short Form Specification

  • 12-Voice Polyphonic Analog-Hybrid Synthesizer
  • 4 Octave Fatar Keyboard with Velocity and Aftertouch, Expression and Sustain
  • Binaural Analog Signal Path for Stereo Movement and Spatial Effects
  • 7-core Super-Wavetable Main Oscillator with Waveform Download
  • DDS Oscillator 2 with FM, Sync, Sub Oscillator and X-Fade Modes
  • Flexible Hybrid FPGA & Analog Voice Architecture
  • Robustly Built with Solid, Playable Controls
  • Multi-purpose Flexible LFOs, Envelopes & Modulation Matrix
  • Arpeggiator & Step Sequencer
  • External Audio Input with Audio Trigger
  • Dual Stereo 24-bit Digital Effects

It is expected to see the Super 6 in the wild by the end of the year! Here are some more impressions of what to expect:

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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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Video: E-RM presenting polygogo at SchneidersLaden

A few weeks ago Max from E-RM presented the prototype of their first module for eurorack – the polygogo. He explains how finding a GIF online was the initial spark to explore the unusual synthesis method the polygogo is based on. The polygonal synthesis is a kind of graphical complex amplitude shaping method. With the help of the built-in modulation options, polygonal synthesis in polygogo opens up a wide range of sonic possibilities from clicky pinged sequences to unique dark thunderstorms, bass lines, leads and colored noise.

During the workshop this mighty stereo oscillator proved to have a very wide range of possible timbres. The idea of sculpting a contour on the screen of the module, which is then transformed into sound, works really well and invites the user to interact with the module.

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Your next chance to check out the polygogo is during SUPERBOOTH19 where E-RM will have a booth (W320). Additionally the module will be shown during a lecture concert on Thursday. And we have to wait for the official start of SUPERBOOTH19 for the final colour selection, price and availability.

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Video: Looking at Raster.Labor – with Frank Bretschneider

Raster.Labor is an installation project by Raster.Media with contributions by Byetone + Mieko Suzuki, Dasha Rush, Frank Bretschneider, Grischa Lichtenberger, and Robert Lippok.

Premiered at the CTM Festival 2019, we took the chance to bring this great project to SchneidersLaden and explore the ideas behind it with one of the creators – Frank Bretschneider. During the planning stage of the installations Frank discussed some different approaches for the central machine of all five installations with us. The beating heart on all five tables was a modular synthesizer, providing control voltages for modules and other sound generating devices that are forming the individual parts of each installation.

In this video Frank Bretschneider goes into detail on how the project evolved from the idea to the technical realization.

The next chance to see the installation is at SUPERBOOTH19, from 9th to 11th of May 219 at FEZ Berlin.



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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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Education at SUPERBOOTH19: Synth Workshops and DIY

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During SUPERBOOTH19 there will again be dozens of different workshops in the areas of synthesizers, modular, DIY and more. Besides Gammon’s Modular Synthesizer Ensemble, about which you can learn more here, there are various ways to learn in a wide range of topics – from the basics of technical construction of electronic instruments and DIY to learning modular synthesis.

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Learning Synthesis

One example are the workshops of experienced synthesizer expert Alissa DeRubeis, who is working for 4ms and the Synth Library. During SUPERBOOTH18 she gave workshops for female and non-binary guests to enable this group of participants to have their own beginner experiences. At least during the educational Saturday we will be able to offer this again, please note the program for the slots on the other days and all other workshops.

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DIY area

The DIY area is an important part of every Superbooth. Each day of SUPERBOOTH19 several workshops of different manufacturers are planned. In this video Manu von Befaco talks about his experiences with DIY workshops at SUPERBOOTH18. He gives a good overview of the range of workshops – they are suitable for absolute beginners and advanced users. The DIY area will again bring electronics closer to the audience and show how they are assembled to form an instrument.

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More to learn

In addition to the many workshops in which you can participate, there are also presentations and lectures in which there is nothing less to learn. Alec Empire and Nex show Unplug and disconnect: The musical story of the many victims of modern surveillance – how surveillance technology is used to harm and silence journalists, activists and dissidents. Alec and Nex will present audio and visual representations of the spyware used by governments. To find out more follow the link. Or explore the many DIY workshops that are offered by different manufacturers like Befaco, LeafAudio, Random*Source, Birdkids and more. Some exhibitors are also planning workshops and presentations with their latest products. Keep an eye on the program and announcements during the event.

SUPERBOOTH19 will take place from 9 to 11 May in the FEZ Berlin.

 


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Education at SUPERBOOTH19: Modular Synthesizer Ensemble

The Modular Synthesizer Ensemble has become an integral part of Superbooth Berlin. After the successful cooperation of the previous years. Gammon with his ensemble of 12 individual modular synthesizers is again part of the program. Organizer Andreas Schneider is looking forward to Gammon’s renewed participation at SUPERBOOTH19: “Gammon’s Modular Synthesizer Ensemble has always been a great fit for us. This year in particular we have a lot to gain from his participation, because our focus this year, and especially on Saturday, is on education. That is also the reason why Gammon is even more frequently represented in the program.”

On Educational Saturday he looks after several groups of pupils and students in shorter workshops with the synthesizers. On Thursday and Friday Gammon and the participating students will meet at 9 am in the foyer of the FEZ to get to know each other and the instruments. For about four hours they work together on a performance with the 12 modular synthesizers of the ensemble. The finale is the live performance at 1:30 p.m. at which the previously worked out and rehearsed performance is presented live. Here is an example of the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble at Ernst Krenek Forum.


The instruments

The synthesizers that Gammon brings with him demonstrate the versatility of modular synthesis. All twelve instruments have a different emphasis on tonal, interactive and rhythmic possibilities. A nice example of this can be seen in the following video. It shows how one of the systems used in the project can deliver complex rhythmic and tonal results with simple means.


Modular Synthesizer Ensemble at SUPERBOOTH18

Last years performance by the Modular Synthesizer Ensemble has been recorded. Enjoy the video to the composition that the children and Gammon put together in a few hours of rehearsal.


SUPERBOOTH19 will take place from 9-11 May at FEZ Berlin. The fair for electronic musical instruments shows products of more than 250 international exhibitors. In addition, the programme of the event offers more than 30 concerts and performances per day, as well as the possibility to attend one or more of the many workshops.

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März Marathon – Video Releases from SUPERBOOTH18

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In celebration of SUPERBOOTH19 there will be a video-release-marathon during March! Dozens previously unreleased concerts and performances will go online during this month – including Boys Noize & 2244, T.Raumschmiere & FucKETy BuCkEty, Tobi Neumann & Fadi, Gino Robair and more.

So put on your sweatpants and enjoy the first release – Ateq with an excellent ambient live-set:


Find all SUPERBOOTH18 Videos on Vimeo and here!!

More than 50 videos are already online!

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SUPERBOOTH19 – First announcements for the show program

Besides the 250 exhibitors from all over the world, SUPERBOOTH19 offers more than 30 concerts and workshops every day. International artists from all genres of electronic music will be present in the three-day program accompanying the trade fair.

Daniel Miller (Mute Records) will play the full version of his modular live set, Robert Lippok (Raster-Media) will be there, as will Scottish musician and instrument maker Ken Macbeth together with T.Raumschmiere (Shitkatapult). Caterina Barbieri plays a Gesprächskonzert for Frap Tools. Christian Vogel, Barbara Morgenstern, Lucid Grain, CYRK, Kebu, Kypski, Tilted Circle, POND – the keyboard electronics classic of the GDR – and more will be playing on the many stages at SUPERBOOTH19. The winners of Ick mach Welle, a music project that enables people with disabilities to play electronic music, are also represented in the program of SUPERBOOTH19.

Educational Saturday

Saturday at SUPERBOOTH19 will be dedicated to education and thus reflects the tradition of the event space FEZ Berlin. The workshops on Modular Synthesizers and DIY offered especially for pupils and students make Saturday particularly attractive for young people. That applies in particular, because of the special pricing for educational institutions, which can apply for strongly discounted ticket contingents. But also for all other guests there are different educational opportunities in the program on all days of the event.

Although the event offers a daily program until 11 pm, there are still several official aftershow-events to celebrate the rest of the night. The C-Base as a publicly accessible and official venue is complemented by three company events in the OHM-Club – for both locations there is currently a program with a lot of live music in the making. C-Base and OHM can be reached very comfortably with the regular boat shuttle.

Boat-trip to SUPERBOOTH19

The free shuttle service runs several times a day between FEZ and Mitte and ensures a relaxed journey to SUPERBOOTH19 and also back to Mitte. This is a great opportunity to make new contacts, talk shop or enjoy the unusual perspective of Berlin.

Visitors with a trade visitor ticket can enter the fair at 10 am. All other guests can buy full-day tickets, which are valid from 1 pm to midnight and will give you access to the C-Base for the after-show events. If you only want to see the evening program, you can buy tickets from March onwards which allow admission from 6 pm. Children and young people up to the age of 16 can attend the event free of charge.

Tickets for SUPERBOOTH19 are for sale until 08 May

www.superbooth.com

SchneidersLaden presents SUPERBOOTH19

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

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STROMKULT is our platform for updates and news on SCHNEIDERSLADEN and SUPERBOOTH, selected electronic musical instruments and events related to modular synthesizers, sequencers, competent drum machines, analog modular systems, midi tools, controllers, converters and related products of all kinds. You can find all kinds of events related to these topic in our EVENT CALENDAR. Also on this site you will find lots of videos from SUPERBOOTH – the world’s largest trade fair for electronic musical instruments, news about events and workshops at SCHNEIDERSLADEN.

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