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workshop for modular beginners June 9th

SchneidersLaden BerlinSOON. Thursday, June 9th, 6pm, we’re holding a workshop for modular beginners in our beloved and once again rearranged showroom.

Our goal is that you can confidently make your own first patch after that …and have a good time.

Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some anecdotes about the history of (modular) synths and gossip about the Eurocrack scene.

Starts at 6pm / At our showroom / Kotti above Kaisers (ring bell: schneidersladen) / The workshop is limited to 12 participants:

>>> Please register: tc@schneidersladen directly now !!! <<<

– See you there!!!

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SUPERBOOTH 2017 will happen..

superbooth16-sooper-team..April 2017 in Berlin again. Further info next month on SUPERBOOTH. Looking forward to this, registration starts soon.

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Regular workshops

Once for starters and once for runaways we will have monthly workshops about eurorack and synthesizer topics inside SchneidersLaden from now on. They will always start at 6pm and your admission per mail is more than welcome.

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Workshop / Performance with Richard Scott Thursday 26th


Up next at Schneidersladen: this month, on Thursday the 26th at 6 pm  we have invited Richard Scott to talk about his improvisation technique on the Eurorack Modular Synth. Please save the date for a bunch of fun and some insight on patching and live performance.


Richard Scott is a free improvising musician and electroacoustic composer working with electronics including modular synthesizers and controllers such as the Buchla Thunder and Lightning and his own self-designed WiGi infrared controller. He has been composing and performing for over 25 years, recently working with Evan Parker, Jon Rose, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Shelley Hirsch, Ute Wasserman, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowski and his own Lightning Ensemble. He studied free improvisation with John Stevens, saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. He has released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSI records, The Magnificence of Stereo (sruti BOX) and has a solo double modular synthesizer LP, Several Circles, and an album with Sidsel Endreson, Debris in Lower Earth Orbit, both released by CUSP Editions in 2016. He is involved with several concert series in Berlin: Basic Electricity, AUXXX, Klangkeller and Sound Anatomy


Richard will perform two pieces on his suitcase modular and discuss the nature of improvisation and performance with a modular synthesizer. He will talk about his own history using analogue and digital tools in performance. Issues such as control, randomness and interface and the problems of deigning a small portable but extremely flexible modular, developing an individual aesthetic and the nature of musical time, the cosmos and the meaning of life may well be discussed!

Entry will cost 6-12 Euros

starts around 6 pm

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Monday closed – Whitsun

Pfingsten is a Bank Holiday in Germany. So all us stayed home today and I hope your inquiries can wait for tomorrow? Enjoy the rest of the day. (May, 16th 2016)

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Don’t panic! Beginners workshop. May 12th / 6pm.

SchneidersLaden BerlinMay 12th at 6pm sharp the next monthly beginners workshop at SchneidersLaden takes place.
Although we are nerds we won’t get too technical. Along the way we will show you basic patch techniques as well as tell you some anecdotes about the history of (modular) synths and gossip about the Eurocrack scene.

The workshop is free and limited to 12 people. Will take about 1.5 – 2 hours.
To participate, please register by sending your confimation to Camilo: co@schneidersladen.

See you!

Thursday, May 12th – 6PM
Showroom (kotti above kaisers)

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firmware upgrades – Octocontroller & Tempi

Even good digital modules do need firmware upgrades from time to time, either for bugfixing or for implementing new functions. Here’s two recent updates:

  • Abstract Data’s ADE-32 Octocontroller will receive an update soon, CLICK HERE to see the newest manual showing the firmware update procedure.
    Justim from AD says: “The upgrade is free and optional – the only 2x bug fixes are both pretty obscure but I am hoping it’ll be popular (and worth the time/cost of development!). To upgrade – customers will need to purchase a standard 5V USB to FTDI cable. This is the same cable that is now used by some of the Arduino boards, Raspbery Pi, Beagle etc. It’ll be used for all future Abstract Data digital modules and it’s also the system being used by Soulsby Synths. They are available through places like Mouser, Digikey, Sparkfun, etc.”
  • Make Noise’s Tempi’s new firmware “tempi11″ makes External SYNC and RUN/ STOP behaviors even better.
    Download the zip file HERE. Everything you need to do the update is included in this download. File, instructions, descriptions, contact info in case you have troubles.

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Thursday 5th may closed

christiOn Thursday 5th of May our shop will be closed cause of Ascension of Christ Christi Himmelfahrt or known as Vatertag / fathersday as well – we wish you all a nice day with your pops or sons or anyone you like and see you  friday again -

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© 2016 navsmodularlab.blogspot.comRichard Scott hosts the third of his Sound Anatomy nights at Spektrum in Neukölln this Saturday, May 7. He’s joined by Axel Dörner as well as Wolfgang Seidel + Navs, who repeat their Superbooth partnership. Doors open at 19:00 and the music starts at 20:00, so don’t be late for this electro-acoustic extravaganza!

Spektrum, Bürknerstr. 12, 12047, U8 Schönleinstr.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/224155744622569/

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April, 28th – on Thursday Special Workshop:

WorkshopDear modularists,

for this month’s special workshop we do have a very very special guest: Acclaimed artist (and also regular customer) Joey Blush aka Blush Response will tell us how he got into modular. As everybody develops over time his own approach with modular synths we think it is most interesting to hear from a real expert how he programs patches, integrates external gear, prepares for a live set.

To tune in already here’s a links to his work: https://soundcloud.com/blush-response  – and to an interview: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2016/04/here-are-3-epic-performances-on-modular-that-arent-noodling/  – Over the last years Joey collected an immense experience which he will share with us.

This Thursday April 28th at 6pm in our showroom (at Kotti above Kaisers) – Number of participants is limited to 15 guests. For your registration please confirm to Thomas via tc@schneidersladen.de.

See you!  .. the schneidersladen showroom team.