Seven more workshops at SchneidersLaden in 2019!

SchneidersLaden only took a short break from their Workshops (besides the weekly Modular Beginner Workshop) and is back on track from next week on – with a great mixture of modular and non-modular companies that will present their work. You will be able to learn and get inspired by VPME, MFB, Supercritical Synthesizers, Bitwig, Dadamachines and Ableton!*

*now UDO Audio confirmed that they will be coming to SchneidersLaden on December 5th for a workshop to present their Super 6 synthesizer!

Schedule: October – December

VPME: The first workshop on October 24th is hosted by VPME – Vladimir Pantelic is coming to Berlin together with Matze from #Instant for a workshop and performance. Learn more about their latest module the Quad Drum Voice alongside the well established Euclidean Circles and some other very handy utilities.

MFB: One week later – October 31st – SchneidersLaden welcomes MFB. The Berlin based manufacturer of drum machines, synthesizers and modules will introduce you to their powerful machines and surely will make you dance!

Supercritical: On November 7th Supercritical Synthesizers present the Demon Core oscillator. With its 16-voice polyphony and 16 analog saw and pulse waves with PWM it is possible to create those super powerful lead and bass sound from the 90s. Timo and Heikki will show how to get there.

Bitwig: On November 14th SchneidersLaden is crossing borders with the first workshop to about integrating your modular with software. Bitwig will be there to show you the powerful combination of their highly innovative software with hardware modular synthesizers.

Dadamachines: The next workshop – on November 21st – is all about physical movement. Dadamachines provides you with the ability to play physical objects with your favorite sequencer via MIDI! Learn about the possibilities you have with these electro-acoustical instruments!

Ableton: Ableton will be at SchneidersLaden on November 28th – their powerful CV Tools lets you integrate your analog and modular gear easily with one of the most popular DAWs for electronic music. Matt Jackson and Iftah from Skinnerbox will be there to teach you how CV Tools works and how it can expand the possibilities of your studio.

UDO Audio: Now its save to say UDO Audio will be in Berlin to celebrate the shipping of their first Super 6 synthesizers with a workshop at SchneidersLaden. The workshop will happen on December 5th – that’s only the second chance to get your hands on one of these machines, the first was SUPERBOOTH19.

All workshops start at 7:30pm and participation is free of charge!

All this is new to you? Why not join a Modular Beginner Workshop at SchneidersLaden, it is free of charge and you learn about the basics of synthesis and all you need to know about modulars. Find out more here.

THIS THURSDAY – Workshop and Performance with VPME!

This week SchneidersLaden starts the new Workshop Series! The first guest will be Vladimir Pantelic aka VPME – creator of the Euclidean Circles and the new Quad Drum Voice. He will be joined by Matze from Instant. We’ll learn more about Vladimirs modules and the ideas behind them.

The Euclidean Circles has found many many fans for being so simple and complex at the same time – six sequences arranged in three LED circles that give you excellent visual reference of what is happening. And the signature element of the Euclidean Circles also made it to the latest VPME module – the Quad Drum Voice. This complex digital module has so much more to offer than it first seems. Each voice can either be a drum synth, wavetable oscillator or sample player and there is a mixer, EQ and compressor built in!

Vladimir will show you what his modules are all about and Matze how they can be used to play them live. Should be fun!

See you at this special workshop – Thursday 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden!

You’re new to modular? Why not join the SchneidersLaden Modular Beginner Workshop? Every Thursday – 6pm – at SchneidersLaden!

Do you really know what you are doing? Oscilloscope comparison!

Using an oscilloscope is an excellent way to understand what happens to the signals in your modular system. The paths of the electrical current are as different as the modules used to process it. In complex patches, it can be confusing how and where your audio and control voltages take this special turnaround, or what happens to your sine wave in the wavefolder or waveshaper.
An oscilloscope can answer all these questions and will improve the understanding of your system and increase your familiarity with it.

There are of course the great big vintage oscilloscopes you might know from physics lessons. sometimes you find them cheap in second-hand shops and they look good. But they are much bigger and heavier than one might think. In general, they can often do much more than necessary to map the electrical signals in your system. You also want to measure these signals where they originate – in your case. There is now a nice range of options available for your Eurorack system to suit every task and budget.

The VPME ZeroScope is a low-cost variant on the market that can already master all basic tasks with ease. The ZeroScope is a compact oscilloscope with two channels. The module features single, dual and X/Y modes. Additionally, it can be used as a frequency meter and tuner. Even though the built-in OLED display is rather small, it is easy to read. Thanks to direct outputs, the ZeroScope can be incorporated into patches very comfortably.

Dave Jones Design’s O’ Tool is a modern classic among the Eurorack oscilloscopes. It is a two-channel oscilloscope module with an LCD screen that also offers a variety of other applications. For example, it offers a wide range of signal level measurement, spectrum analysis, tuning, BPM counters and much more.

The Mercedes among the eurorack oscilloscope is the Mordax Data, it offers the largest display and four channels. The Data module is not only a good looking oscilloscope with four channels, integrated tuner and spectral options, but a generator for audio material, control voltages and even clock signals as well. Seven modes of operation are included. More will follow.

More information, pricing and availability here.


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