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 :-).

Looking back 2 SuperBooth (4/x)

See George Hearn alias U.D.O. here (read details from his shirt, please), playing another wonderful performance on his new synth, the „SUPER GEMINI“ that reminds me to my old beloved Yamaha YC-30 Organ with that ribbon controller – GREAT ! At the very end he plays an arpeggio that reminds me to the possibilities I have on the Jupiter-4 by Roland, so I guess there is a lot for me included?
George Hearn is one of the few engineers who understood that we are not just meeting up to sell products but that we indeed „ playing these things“ !! Probably this is the reason why already his first product was a real „burner“ directly, he is an artist himself, so listen, please, and check out his products, if you can:

Looking back 2 SuperBooth (3/x)

Erica Synths was introducing a new idea for an electronic musical instrument live with a prototype of their SteamPipe and his daughter on her wind instrument, great !! Unfortunately on the presentation there was a weird noise, finally it could be clearly located in the prototype, but still .. it was a good presentation, also showing our way and passion for just making music, thank you, Girts!