Richard Devine & Surachai: Workshop@SchneidersLaden, Part 1

As two very special Guests, Richard Devine and Surachai made a workshop inside Schneidersladen together discussing some insights and explanations on their musical way to generate sounds and more .. Starting with the american view on things like the early eurorack its ending up in making some sounds in a little live set and discussing questions .. this will happen in part 2, to be released very soon on this channel.

Eventide at Superbooth17

Eventide-GesprächskonzertOne of the three big global players for reverberations, the company Eventide introduced a eurorack modular solution for reverberation and good delay effects on SUPERBOOTH17 with a so called Gesprächskonzert. The introducing moderation gives you an insight of the C-Base, what was already this year another stage for artists like Robert Lowe and Dieter Doepfer, again with SUPERBOOTH18 it will be our official aftershow venue. The modular furniture seen here will be available in Munich now for the DigitalAnalog, please search the web for further updates and come back next week.

Go to www.vimeo.com/channels/superbooth to see ..

Japanese patriotism?

Two years ago some friends from company Roland showed up introducing the REON Driftbox to us, we liked it a lot but Roland held the european distribution as it seemed and wanted us to make some promotion on it. We made this video for fun, sold a few units thru SchneidersLaden and then gave up again. Now another company from Japan called Korg popped up on the synthfest in England showing the REON products in a video this style on sonic state, what could be not the right way for them again?
Dear Mister Reon, perhaps you start talking with Europeans about your sales in Europe at least?

Stromkult Blog going further..

MikrotonalitätMusicians tend to not always comply with the norm and that’s a good thing, where else should innovation come from? Who else but the artists in our society should move borders? Nevertheless,.. finally Timm Stobbe entered the team of SchneidersLaden with Superbooth and SchneidersBuero around as the press and media contact person, what he already was for SUPERBOOTH17.  Timm is already reporting about modulars, events and people into the public via Stromkult and our Twitter accounts to let you know about upcoming things. He is free to publish our opinions on things not just on technical issues, read further about it on Stromkult and let us know your complains and good ideas soon.

Lost on Earth: Gebrüder Teichmann

The Teichmann brothers made a product presentation on Superbooth16 for a real ousider product called midilooper getting it on the radar for distributors and midi-users this way. They offered two children workshops for live electronics on Superbooth17, they have been part of a panel talking not just about the gender situation in the synthmakers scene with Alec Empire, Holly Herndon and Alissa deRubeis and finally they played a concert on the Seaside stage, the only one that was recorded in 2017, see this at the end of this video after let us talk a bit about all this inside SchneidersBuero.

Steve H on Music Easel by Buchla btw

On Superbooth17 there was three concerts with Buchla Synthesizers and here we will show you the one by Steve H from Los Angeles who is an experienced musician and trainer for software (!) musical instruments btw. Introducing this Patrick Detampel is giving us a short insight to the prototypes of a System 100 clone series to be coming in very shortly by Catalyst Audio.
Don Buchla was „the other“ old boy of Synthesizers creating „systems in progress“ that was not made to be used with keyboards or to play melodies on. Don Buchla created a lot of innovative things in the seventies that quite often got lost in between. He passed away just a few years ago. Steve H is doing it very good, a wonderful concert to let the sound flow thru your head and the living room laying in the sun or whereever.

Modern Talking?

Ken Macbeth was visiting us to review the very first gig with his outstanding band FucketYbUcKetY on SUPERBOOTH17. In the audience there was also Marco Haas alias shitkatapult alias T.Raumschmiere who stated out sponaneously that he will only play again on Superbooth if-then together with this guy. So I asked them both to visit me in my office to talk and we (..they) did. We had a good laugh and compared a lot of thoughts, looking forward to SUPERBOOTH18 already.

Definitely the keyboardsynths #1

Tom Oberheims Two Voice Pro is definitely the Keyboardsynth number one that I would be willing to sell my (comparible) boring Minimoog for, when I would find the time for such. I was just upset finding this rather negative review on it online, but after reading it, I have to state out that just the sequencer is not making the editor happy, but that what is less intuitive for him is the more intuitive for me I guess. I love it as Tom Oberheim himself does! And with sequencers the everybodys darling does not exist!

The second choice – and for price reasons even better – and as a potential „master(-synth)-keyboard“ in a setup with Midi AND plenty of Modulars – Hmm: thats me! – the Vermona ’14 is it. I was surprised about all the tricks and little features that I was not aware of and remembered with each of them a situation (once I was a keyboarder in bands myself nearly 30 years ago) missing exactly this. And I was surprised seeing that a few of these units are still available for sale now, two years later. The unit is described in another very good review of the same author, as always he could find something minor or wrong to have a bad point too, but with this one it seems at it was quite hard for him. All reviews here are very well written at least in german and a very good report at least for real keyboarders (The so called Tastenfickers, btw. read this book, please.).

And then there is another review of the Dark Energy 1 and 2 on their site, telling you pros and cons over pages and pages to then state out that you should just let your ears find out what fits to you. Correct.
To be honest, I personally just read the last few sentences here, but if I would have to make one of the mentioned above synths my main worktool for instance to take it to a session with old friends, these pages of informations are much easier to read than the often quite boring manuals. So lets keep all the magazines and websites alive and give them a bit more respect here and there, thank you.

kick me on a walnut cabinet

Dan Snazzelle was on tour throghout europe introducing five new modules in Barcelona, Berlin, Netherlands and Czech Republic stopping over at SchneidersBuero to talk about the presentations on Superbooth. Before seeing his wonderful and charismatic Gesprächskonzert from 2016 at the end of this video, we interrupted our conversation with a little teaser for the one by Clifton Cameron in 2017 introducing the Analogue Systems Cabinet currently laying on the desk we are standing at. Unfortunately this one has not been filmed from the beginning, so the concert part is missing but we will make it a theme in one of our next videos anyway.