Superbooth comes closer – from 31th march to 2nd april we will present Superbooth – Exhibition for Electronics & Music at Funkhaus in Berlin
Tickets are now available – 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. More concrete Infos about Concerts / Workshops etc coming soon
so feel free to join us those days.
Rebel Technolocy will do a workshop February 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday) at C-BASE RAUMSTATION in Berlin. The hours are Saturday 2pm until 8pm and Sunday 12 noon until 8pm.
The workshops are free of charge, you only pay for what you build and take home with you. The assembly is relatively easy, no previous soldering experience is required. We will be on hand to help throughout, should you have any problems. MOre Infos about what to build & prices for the Modulkits are here.
This thursday, February 11th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners at our Showroom in Schneidersladen. Our product expert Camilo will share his knowledge with you and you can make your own first patch and have a good time.
The workshop is limited to 12 people and will take two to three hours. To participate, please send your confimation to CO@schneidersladen.de directly now. – See you there!
Dave Rossum fhe former EMU founder and since more then 40 years synth developer
comes back with four new & very advanced Eurorack Modules :
First comes the Evolution a Variable Character Ladder Filter. Based on the core technology of the original E-mu 2100 filter module – ossum added more capabilities that give you everything from the platonic ideal of the classic ladder filter to a vast selection of alternative filter characteristics. It should come out in february 2016.
Another new Module is called Morpheus
A Stereo Morphing Z-Plane Filter module, with the full power of the legendary 14-pole Z-Plane Filters that was invented for the original E-mu Morpheus synthesizer . Morpheus should come around april / may 2016
And the complex Control Forge is a Programmable Universal CV Generator is a supremely flexible modulation source encompassing elaborate one-shot contours, evolving cyclical patterns and sequences of arbitrary length and complexity. And with the compact 12 Hp Satellite module that can be loaded with all of the presets and preset sequences from a Control Forge and then function as a completely stand-alone CV generator,you can have all the power of your Control Forge presets and sequences in any system, anywhere.
All Modules can be seen in Action at superbooth in berlin from 31th March 2016
Great to see Mark & Sonya from Verbos Electronics again .They have been in the same spot with 4ms & koma – dreamteamer.
Mark demonstrated his 2 new Modules.
1. Sequence Selector:
A flexible, 5 stage analog sequencer that can jump to any stage via a pulse inputs, advance input or analog address. The CV slider row also has a transpose input allowing an external sequence to be offset, acting like an arpeggiator. There are also 2 5 way selectors allowing up to 5 external sequences to be switched between or chained together in longer arrangements.
The Sequence Selector is estimated in around a month.
A selection of random voltage sources. 2 fluctuating randoms capable of slowly, varying voltage or sweepable audio noise, each with an uncorrelated random gate output. A two output, up to 6 bit digital stored random voltage source. White, pink and metallic (TR-808 cymbal type) audio noise. A 4 stage analog shift register where each sample and hold can be broken out of the chain to be used separately. Availabilty isn’t clear yet.
Verbos will show up at Superbooth march 2016 in Berlin
Dan from 4ms showed their finalized topsounding 2 channel and up to 88 second 48 Khz high audio quality looping delay.
The Dual Looping Delay (DLD) is an advanced audio processor for creative synthesis. Not a tape or analog emulation but a modern crystal-clear digital delay, the DLD combines features of delay, looping, and sample-tight synchronization for powerful and dynamic sound capture and modification. The DLD is designed to integrate seamlessly with modular timebase and sequencing devices such as the 4ms Quad Clock Distributor (QCD),
The DLD should be available this spring and the estimated price should be $399
sample video link
We welcome those Pretty People from 4ms at Superbooth end of March in Berlin
btw their Spectral Multiband Resonator won a price as Module of the Year
Jörg Schaaf from Radikal Technologies has shown up with his second Eurorack Module
beside his amazing stereo filter RT-451 , there will be a new
Phase Shifter RT-602
A dual Phasing Module with Lfo & and lots of Routing possibilities
and what we’ve heard at his booth was an extremly wide open strong sounding
stereophaser – makes phasing a kind of a 3D experience
– and ranges from normal stereo into complex – crossphasing.-well done mr. Schaaf.
The module should come early summer 2016.
all the people of Doepfer, Alex4, Endorphin, Frap Tools, Birdkids and (not on this picture:) Haken, MFB, Vermona, Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, SchneidersLaden 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.
Unstoppable, lilac-colored Roman Filipov aka Sputnik Modular has a number of new stuff – he hasn’t yet decided which will go into production first.
The 16-step voltage source is like the small 5-step but way bigger.
Dual Multisegment Function Generator and Multistage Voltage Source are both really complex digital sequencer modules, especially the first one is pretty incredible.
Roman licensed late Jürgen Haible’s all-analog Frequency Shifter circuit! The booth was noisy so we couldn’t really tell how good it sounds but it’s really promising.
The Sequential Filter design resembles an existing 200e Buchla module. It comprises of three identical filters which feature frequency, resonance and level control. The eight-step sequencer saves all three parameters into one sequence and eight sequences can be stored. Proceed from step to step and from sequence to sequence with clocks. Look at one self-oscillating filter as a sine oscillator with VCA – the module can be used as a triple synth voice with sequencer as well!
The Dual Envelope & Gate combines the envelope and lopass gate functions of other Sputnik modules to one compact module.
In WMD’s big collective booth a lot of manufacturers were displaying a massive amount of gear so you had to look closely to get all news. Here is a mixed overwiev of things we discovered.
Soulsby Synths presented the Oscitron, a voltage controllable Eurorack version of their 8-Bit synthesizer Atmegatron. It features more wavetables, allows for recording your own wavetables and it has 128 samples resolution instead of 32. Price will be 299€ and release is in April ’16.
Synthrotek’s new MIDI/CV interface offers something unique: it can be used in opposite direction, too so you can use it as a Clock-to-MIDI/USB interface. Imagine synchronizing your DAW to your modular’s clock – exactly this is possible! Cost is $199 and it seems to be available now
An expander will add arpeggiator functionality to the MIDI/CV interface for $150.
The Expressor module is a dual foot controller with a twist: each of the two channels having a pedal-controlled VCA allows for direct volume control by foot. Adjustments to the CV characteristic can be made as well.
Pittsburgh Modular have a new line of rather heavy yet really beautiful wooden flightcase enclosures and two modules from the new Lifeforms line:
The sv-1 is a new synth voice, bigger and more flexible than the Synthblock modules from the past. $699.
The kb-1 will be really interesting for users who like to have a touch plate keyboard but dislike the size and/or price of the existing ones. This one will cost $499, it is pressure sensitive, has an arpeggiator, one octave, four adjustable preset plates and two manual trigger generator plates.
No picture of Harvestman here but we were told his killer über-sequencer Stilton Hammer II will be available late February.