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Tiptop Audio

Tiptop Audio

After an absolutly dope little live set from Konstantin Gervis  who presents „mostly loud and tasty„ the tiptop audio modules – we got an introduction into Tiptops „new hot stuff“.

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First of all the new beige version of the Z Dsp –  24 Bit VC Digital Signal Processor. While the function and the panel layout stays the same – like in the former silver version, the audio hardware was improved a lot and the quality of the components got higher  –  the headroom increased  and can take way stronger signals without clipping to fast –while the analog feedback path is 10 db less and makes it easier to use it without beeing scared of destroying your sound, and older phasing problems belong to the past as well . The module is also much slimmer and lighter as well.

It comes with two cards now– Dragonfly version 2 and Halls of Valhalla – so you ve got a topnotch echo-delay from scratch – and more cards besides the existing one are planed as well  – of course the old ones are still useable in the new version .

The price should be 50€ less than the first version (around 450 €) and it will be out mid june.

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Another new beige family member will be the z4000 coming with a new panel and smoother news. It will be available in june at SchneiderLaden.

A new sample card for the ONE comes with samples from Datachi, a famous sound designer.

And also two prototypes can be seen: a steiner parker filter – called Forbidden Planet and a morphable VCA with direct output level – also very nice for distorting the sound on grungy level, but both are work in progress and will take a bit time to get in production.

Tiptop Audio and Konstantin Gervis @SUPERBOOTH17

Tiptop Audio product specialist and artist Konstantin Gervis played a Gesprächskonzert at SUPERBOOTH17. Konstantin is long time Tiptop Audio user and composed his live rig almost entirely with Tiptop Audio modules. The pretty complete product line with VCOs, envelopes, sequencers, effects, sample players and the mighty drum modules Tiptop offers a suitable range of modules for playing techno and most other styles of electronic music live.

In this video Konstantin explains his live rig, how it is composed, which modules he uses, explains the signal flow and why he made certain decisions about his (almost) all-Tiptop-System.

To find out more about the current line of Tiptop Audio modules come to SUPERBOOTH18 – you can find them here.

nice 4 making funkybase..

Schneidersladen BerlinKonstantin Gervis explains his personal pure tiptop audio eurorack system in this video as the optimum for making techno music live with this “core of music”. Also other manufacturers such as the scientific Doepfer and a Cwejman as the Ferrari in the eurorack are well known by Konstantin as an experienced user. He explains the CV-adsr and the ten track sequencer Z8000 and plays some music.

Super workshop

Schneidersladen BerlinThe workshop with Konstantin Gervis at CentralMusic in Berlin showed us the full range of possibilities with a pure tiptop audio modular system to make electric music on “just” one modular. Not everything was shown but all was filmed, the movie has to be cut to be released  and linked from here soon.

On Ibiza during the upcoming dancefair this week Thursday and Friday the workshop will be held again and in additiona a crew of schneidersladen will show even more things next door, so .. if you can afford, get a ticket and enjoy a few days on the island in the sun.

Tiptop Audio NEWS

Schneidersladen BerlinTiptop audio was introducing here in berlin now another two prototypes of interesting new modules to be released soon. The circadian rhythm (see upper pic) will be a very complex step sequencer with 8 by 8 plus 8 multi colored buttons and more that makes it very easy to use as Konstantin Gervis could show live in a workshop at Central Music around the corner now.

Schneidersladen BerlinThe second one was an even better looking module – the quantizer, that unfortunately could not have been explained too deep nor showed as good as the sequencer because the time became short. There was so many other hot stuff by tiptop audio to be explained and performed in the workshop, but we will check the remaining details very soon.

 

Tiptop at centralmusic

tiptipworkshop_berlinThursday – September 18th – we will have the workshop with Tiptop Audio at CentralMusic, Oranienstrasse, Berlin Kreuzberg next to the club SO36, to join you can either bring your headphone and listen to the story from outodoors (standing in front of the door smoking all the time) or you send an email here  to have it eye to eye indoors! Both will be fine, youre welcome anyway ! We will start something at 7 pm.

808 Maracas ..

MA808 SmallTiptop audio now released another percussion instrument for the eurorack format, the 808 style Maracas. It is not that complicated to built a workshop around this, but I guess it makes sense to see how much fun you can have making music with a few more of the tiptop audio eurorack modulars: On September 18th in the evening there will be a workshop in Berlin with Kostya Gervis and other friends. .. on 24th and 25th they will do the same on ibiza during the www.dancefair-ibiza.com !

Tiptop Audio Workshop Berlin

electronics-repairs2On September, 18th – still a while – there will be a workshop for runaways about the modular world of tiptop audio by Kostya Gervis held in berlin kreuzberg for tiptop audio. Expecting a lot of interested modular freaks we will make it an educational evening event starting at 7 pm already at Centralmusic on Oranienstrasse for up to 20 guests (Admission is free once you registered your participation here).  For Q & A with Kostya directly he will be in addtion available at Schneidersladen Friday afternoon Sept, 19th, where finally all complains can be cleared and products could be ordered.

Another workshop @ SL, now !

workshoppic1Especially for  new customers we will have a workshop again just on and about a eurorack starter system for lower 1500 EUROn July, 18th (2014)- next Friday – our product specialist Thomas K. will share his knowledge about such with you (once you confirmed your participation). The workshop is limited to seven people and will start once the showroom closed at 6pm. To make your first own patch and have a good time, please calculate with roundabout two to three hours time and send your confimation to tc@schneidersladen directly now.

NAMM RETURNS

tiptop_sequencermodulThis years Namm was really an outstanding familar feeling and one of the nicest meetings I ever had there – with most of the modular nerds from down to Hall E. I am  looking forward to return hopefully next year and will upload a few more videos now showing a bit of it. There are a few left to do and I hope you like em. The Tiptop audio guys was missing unfortunately at the Jaegerhaus, so heres a pic of them. See you again soon and warm regards from LAX.

Ohwiegajelisdasdenn?

Morgen in der Domstadt Köln: Hier die sehenswerte Videoeinführung für Rheinländer und andere Anrheiner wie rheinische Fro-Naturen wahrscheinlich geschnitten von Rainer? ..!

P1090298Even more fun on modulars you can have inside Music store cologne until October 24th now; next Thursday. Today we installed our Karussell with four mixed modular systems, a pure  Doepfer A-100 box and the Macbeth Micromac-D. Now you re invited to perform it all day long. If you have questions please talk with the staff, they are very nice and will try their best to help you. ..

Lon don gone !

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

Webshop 2.5 Suisse & VAT

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

! Schneidersladen 2.0 !

attentionWe have a new webshop, now.  All of our existing clients will get an email latest tomorrow (july, 2nd) with their new login and pass to be able to see existing orders, to add new ones or so.
Some things will not work fine directly, some things will be better, please let us know about this per mail to shop@schneidersladen.de . WE will go ahead working it out. Thank you and good night.

Expert Sleepers Workshop

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

Analogue Systems..

.. Analogue Systems by Bob Williams is a eurorack modular that has started as one of the first in this size with the idea of making it a high quality system in a smaller size. Nowadays other europeans such as Doepfer and in between also many young americans like tiptop audio, make noise etc. are well known and quite popular for the eurorack A-100 compatible system but still this mother of systems – the “RS integrator” – is made in Cornwall and still available worldwide in a very good quality.  In the upcoming november issue of the Sound on Sound a report about Bob Williams as “the most successful british synthesizer manufacturer of all time” will be released.

TIP and TOP!

975_1301(NAMM 2012 / 13: the last one) Gur Milstein alias TIPTOP AUDIO introduced his unbelievable idea to offer an 8 voice modular system completely interconnectable with existing monophone modules over in/outputs All polyphonic modular components will be interconnected with special S-Video-like cables – easy. He had quite attractive modules and always a good sounds on the booth, great.

His smart Buchla-like folding casing idea for the eurorack also became more attractive to me after he is now able to ship even shorter on time if things like this are nessessary. We will have a few in stock always but who knows, have a look for them.

Also very great was his clones of 808 drumsounds. After we already had the BD modules now he shipped the Snaredrum and the HH(?) both shown on the Namm with their very powerful sound – even better than the original as it seemed !  .. please read the manual or check them to understand it yourselves. Its fun, they are nicely made and well packed.. AND available from stock right now.

FULL STOCK!

A lot of brands fulfilled their promises and sent in new stuff before the end of the year. So now we are able to ship Ken Macbeths dual envelope and his new dual SV Filter (!), the Mute Synth, nearly all FLAME products, the new version of the plague bearer by Flight of Harmony,  all products by flower electronics, all new modules by intellijel designs, our dear OTO biscuit .. and for the very first time ALL eurorack modules by MOTM at the same time (!!), thank you, Paul.

Also completely in stock is the modular range of pittsburgh modular, two modules by STG (the so called suit and tie guy),  the new Polivoks VCO and the Piston Honda by TheHarvestman,  at least the yellow stackcables by tiptopaudio and their great new 808 bassdrum – everybody is really happy with it, thank you, Gur (!).

And even if they are not online, yet, we have stock of  BOTH Trogotronic modules (please ask for the second one), also the brilliant Micro Hadron Collider by WMD is in stock and finally that perfect DI box in your system called  TAI-4 by Vermona! .. so we are looking forward to another interesting modular new year and wish you a very good start for yours, too.

small bumbum!!

picture-30Probably the smallest 808 bassdrum in modular form will soon be released by Tiptop audio. We are looking forward to compare the sound with MFBs 522 that once could kick the competition as  a real Roland 808 and one of the rare Miami drummachines with its competent bassdrum sound. As soon as we got a first model from tiptop audio and could make a review we will let you know about it here.

CASE DIY and other stuff

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

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

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

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

Cheaper Power

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

As an analog freak, I believe like Bob moog, there is a connection with the brains, and HF spikes have a negative impact on our bodies. The increasing wireless RF pollution is impacting our mental health, but there is so much money and lobbying involved (like oil industries) this is ‘not taken seriously’.

Also another manufacturer had to report about strange problems with high frequencies in the audio results while trying to use cheaper power supply solutions without real transformators.  So we go ahead offering the quite german transformator solutions and still we offer the more practicable solutions with switched power supply solutions such as the tiptop audio boards.

Tiptop power

Tiptop audio designed their own power supply board with no heating transformator inside the case anymore. Their  Zeus 1200mA powered busboard is coming with included analogue systems switches and is now available from stock for around 150 EUR all included.  Together with additional passive bus boards it can power up big systems also – please see the manual here. In the exclusive Gorillabox casings they are mounted up regular already.

NAMM news

On the Namm 2011 in Anaheim our dear american colluege analogue haven will present the dark time sequencer by doepfer and probably some more news from the uncounted american modular inventors, too. Our dear colluege Big City Music will also be there presenting the brilliant 4ms products, Karl Ekdahl Moisturizers, probably News and more by WMD and others.  We will stay tuned for other exhibitors and keep you informed about all the relevant things over here asap.

Tiptopaudio Z8000

The 4×4 matrix stepsequencer Z8000 by tiptopaudidsc_0043o is generating up to ten lines of CVs at the same time out of 16 rotary controls only.  In such a compact size it will be the bringer at all. We await the first shipment for beginning Feb already but the waiting list is growing, yet.

Z8000!

z80001For real analog nerds their latest idea and hopefully the very next release from tiptopaudio will be the Z8000, a 4×4 matrix sequencer/programmer. We just had a look to the preview. Great.

And as we just could read elsewhere, also the Z-DSP  module could become reality soon. Its a programmable eurorackmodule to be connected with your computer, that was a bit too much of flexibility for me so far, but who knows, we stay in touch.

The Z5000 ..

.. delay module by tiptopaudio will be coming in soon in an updated version. It offers new brilliant delay options, pitch shifter and more in the same design, the price will increase a bit we set it to 185 EUR incl VAT right now. Reservations welcome.

NEW FILTER MODULES

The Z2040 by tiptopaudio is the latest entry out of four different filters from small american manufacturers. After the Bubblesound SEM20 there has been the two first releases for the system called Borgfilter and Boogiefilter by Malekkoheavyindustries. After the first review on Navs modular Lab the Z2040 will be still tuned a bit that finally it could make the race. Please feel free to compare them yourself and visit us or just buy them all 🙂 !

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