Learn about the history and development of one of the most expressive and versatile electronic music instruments around! The Haken Continuum Fingerboard has been around for several years and is still being developed further and further. The heart of this unique instrument is a digital EaganMatrix – based on the principles of the patch-matrix of synthesizers like Arp 2500 and EMS Synthi 100. And it gets its expressiveness from the incomparable surface that acts as the user interface and offers realtime continuous control in three dimensions for every finger that is placed on the playing surface! As well as presenting the Continuum there will be a very rare chance to hear the La Voix du Luthier Onde! With this exceptional approach to the construction of a speaker, the sound directly comes from the vibrations of the 2 soundboards. There is no traditional speaker cone inside, only acoustic exciters transmitting the vibration into the wood. It is the same principle as for a guitar: the strings themselves make very little sound, but they are transmitting their vibrations to the soundboard through the bridge, and what you hear is the sonic amplification via the soundboard. In case of the Onde the exciter is acting as the bridge and transmits the electric “vibrations” to the wood. The Onde gives you a very dispersive and immersive sound and the chance to experience electronic sound sources in a totally new way. This incredible sound can hardly be recorded – so make sure to come to the workshop to get an accurate impression of the Onde!
No registration needed, the event is free.
THURSDAY – March 14th – 7.30pm @SchneidersLaden
Check out the SUPERBOOTH18 video release to get a better idea of what to expect:
SchneidersLaden will invite one of the most important personalities of the french modular synthesizer scene – Marc Sirguy! He is representing Eowave, the famous Modular Square shop in Paris and more – we are very curious what he brings with him!
Thursday: 7th of February -> Start: 7:30pm at SchneidersLaden
We just returned from the NAMM Show 2019 in Anaheim where we presented our product range with a strong focus on the fun of modular synthesizers. We brought eight different stations equipped with a mix of various brands with us, visitors were able to sit down and listen on headphones. Our goal was to engage the audience rather than being a marketing machine for news since most brands told us: we will show our new stuff at Superbooth.
Nearly all of our brands were represented in the systems which we had arranged according to our personal taste. This way individual and different ways of making music could be represented. It was also quite interesting to let the visitors do their thing and watch them enjoy patching. Klangforschung for sure.
Some visitors stayed at our booth for hours and wanted to try out all the stations, some kept returning on several days. The joy of experimenting was great and you could see that on their faces. Here are a few pictures taken by Tom Koerting, our product expert, who perfectly captured the magic of this experience.
Raster.Labor is an installation project for generative compositions centered around a modular synthesizer. The modular system is the basic control unit of the generative installations and is to be complemented with additional machines and objects. This is where the artists where free to express their visions. Byetone + Mieko Suzuki, Dasha Rush, Frank Bretschneider, Grischa Lichtenberger, and Robert Lippok where asked to select sound sources themselves, which could range from minuscule to gargantuan sonic objects. They may choose to mechanically generate sound, or to integrate microphones and amplify sound – as the setup does not contain any sound producing components. Five tables with minimal Eurorack setups and a handful of studio monitors form the basis of the piece. The analogue hardware generates and manipulates control voltages, forming a framework in which the artists can complete, connect, and interact with the modules. For the selection of the modules Raster was supported by SchneidersLaden.
On Friday 25th of January the installations will premiere at the CTM Festival.
nGbK, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin Tickets: Free entrance