UK Synthnerd Meeting tomorrow!

MACHINA BRISTONICA 2023 is the british get together for synth lovers, modular users and DIY freaks happening September, 30st in Bristol, UK. Plenty of attractive brands, artists, promoters and workshops are confirmed to be there, a party will take over the days program with live sets until sundays early morning, sounds like good fun:

Musik-Service final SALE

Another shop for musical instruments in Berlin is giving up: Our dear neighbor Musik-Service at Sonnenallee 84 in Berlin-Neukölln has to close down shortly. The owner Michael Helm has started his SALE now, please see a few pics over here and feel recommended to go for some good deals now:

Musik-Service was an important retailer for all the quick things, musician needs for their gigs in this cultural quite busy area of  Berlin: Tools for drummers, guitar strings, percussion instruments still can be found as well as real guitars of any kind, a few complete drum sets, bass guitars, amps and more.

During the last few years more and more used tools, accessories, desks and even a hammond organ ended up here having been returned by someone, searching new owners very quickly now!

As there is not many shops like this left now (..and even the owner of Just Music does not believe in a future for local musical instrument shops anymore) please be reminded that your local  stores for hobbies and professions are an important key to keep it all alive!


Associate Director Elena de Lange and her new CEO John Mlynczak of  NAMM USA (National Association of Music Merchants) visited  Tom Koerting and me (HerrSchneider)member and initiator /organizer of exhibitions on NAMM shows since 2001 – to chat about visions for a future of our activities. Since covid the NAMM was watching and visiting the SUPERBOOTH Berlin several times to collect impressions and inspiration.

We met inside SchneidersLadens showroom to also introduce John and Elena to our weird and still quite popular world of modular musical instruments with  the freedom to create music even with no knowledge on harmonies or rules or scales. Afterwards we made a little walk thru our most dangerous areas around Kottbusser Tor heading over to Just Music, where they met managers of german SOMM (Society Of Music Merchants, see pic) to finally grab a good bite (?).

Some presidents working on a golden future for music merchants in Europe and the USA (picture by, thank you!) Elena missing here unfortunately

I shared the idea to get the annual meeting of music merchants (SOMM dealer days) and our annual meeting of real makers and performers (Superbooth) synced into one really good convention somehow (?) Otherwise NAMM should make this happen. No comments so far.

Radio Industry hat begonnen

Das Großprojekt von RAdio Woltersdorf und weiteren, Radio Industry hat begonnen, jetzt ON AIR im Livestream vom 28. August bis zum 10. September direkt aus Woltersdorf zum Thema Baukultur Leben. Auch unser alter Freund Gammon wird mit dem Modular Synthesizer Ensemble drei Tage zugegen sein, diverse Konzerte und Gespräche sind geplant, hören geht immer, verpassen wär schlimmer!
IN Zeiten ausschweifender Gentrifizierung geht es Radio Wolterdorf, Pi Radio und den weiteren umtriebigen Aktivistinnen auch unseres Messeradios SuperRadio geht es auch um die kulturelle Eroberung der Stadt von ihren Rändern her. Die (auch) terrestrische Ausstrahlung des Programmes von einem alten Grenzturm bis hinein in die lokale Industrie wie das dort neu entstandene Werk für elektrisch betriebene Luxus-Autos war sicher auch eine Inspiration für den NAmen des Festivals, Radio Industry.

Als SuperBooth, Alex4 und SchneidersLaden planen wir einen kurzen Besuch im Rahmen unseres Sommerfestes für Mitarbeitende am 9. September, ich freue mich darauf und höre das Programm so oft es geht bei der Arbeit.

French Stepper Acid

To understand how to have a 303clone inside your eurorack system, here is an example: with an easy workflow, great sound and live performance capabilities. The two modules, a case and three cables is all you need to get started. to get startet:

Get the details: Eowave Domino and the Stepper Acid from SchneidersLaden :-).