The second workshop at the Spiegelsalon happened today introducing the new modular series by Bastl Instruments from Czech Republic. Waclav and friends came all the way down to berlin to play a gig on Friday somewhere in Berlin now introducing the hardware they use in SchneidersBuero. We had a very good time, better pictures and a video will follow soon.
the Analogue Systems eurorack modular has been a bit forgotten in between all the modern american weird modulars showing up nowadays. ALEX4 now offers this most classical system again on a proper distribution base thru competent retailers in europe. On the Musikmesse they will release the possibility to order complete systems with full warranty and ready to go only.
The next workshop at the Spiegelsalon introducing the new modulars by Bastl Instruments will happen this Thursday, March, 26th around 8pm. If you would like to participate, please make sure you arrive in time, it will be recorded and once it started, doors are closed. We will have a beer or something else for you and it will not last too long.
.. and Laurel Halo, alle LIVE tonight at Berghain Berlin .. wa a nice morning, thank you.
BR-Laser had the (brilliant) idea to have the bpm on the stand (musikmesse) related to the daytime: we start with relaxed 100 at ten o clock, around noon we will switch to 120 and every full hour we increase it by ten to reach the end of the show at a good gabba speed on 170 BPM. At least a good plan for the first day! any comments?
The very first workshop video from our new Spiegelsalon in Berlin has been made with Ken Macbeth introducing the final version of his already famous desktop synthesizer ELEMENTS on March, 11th, 15.
As a big surprise in time just before the upcoming Musikmesse Mr. Ken Macbeth was visiting Berlin last week. He presented the current development stage of his Elements synth as introduced one year ago. The Desktop Synthesizer comes in an smart case with EMS style Vernier pots and a nice touch keyboard, all very well done so that ALEX4 immediately had to increase their existing order. Unfortunately the unit he brought is one out of a very few first (successful) test models, he is still working on things like the cartons and some technical details. “It could take another three months (up to half a year) until the first units will be shipped”, but we all agreed to let him do it right and take his time for the .. masterpiece? Preorders are welcome at competent retail stores now.
Sadly Mr. Bernd Haller – the inventor of the Vermona Synthesizers and founder of HDB audio – passed away after a short period of cancer in the age of just 63. He was an always constructive friendly and very experienced partner, his son Thomas Haller together with his Partners Thomas Buchheim and Lothar Dietrich will go ahead keeping Vermona and Bernd Hallers Ideas alive.
NAMM 2015 was great: everybody makes modulars and synthesizers now, even outsiders like Waldorf, Radical technologies, Roland or Studio Electronics entered the world of eurorack, so now .. just Moog and Buchla are a bit behind (!).
In Frankfurt (once Musikmesse has started in April 2015) we will know the real truth and see, if the indipendent small companies will survive the attack from outer space. For now, we definitely made the race!
To promote the collective booth on NAMM and the products from both sides of the ocean we placed an ad called “deutsch amerikanische Vreundschaft” in european magazines promoting a Vermona and a Verbos module together as a picture for Vreundschaft – originally written with an F – Hahr-Hahr-Hahr .. See some more of our boring ads here.
This Video with Thomas K called 20 cable patch is introducing a little modular system to get started with small budgets. in the LC3 he is showing a mixed modular system with different components as he could recommend them .. Thomas K is the most experienced modular guy in Schneidersladen at the time, four times a week busy with just the latest releases in the market of eurorack ..