Analog synth addict? Then there’s a chance you are familiar with SchneidersLaden, a leader in the distribution and marketing of innovative musical and sound instruments in Berlin and throughout Europe (not surprisingly, back in 2009 their store, SchneidersBuero, was also the subject of a cool documentary, Totally Wired!).
The SchneidersLaden’s stand has been in the past 15 years one of the main attractions of the Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The stand magnetized the visitors to see directly what one can do with these instruments. Many of which are hand made and only available in limited runs.
Now Andreas Schneider and his team have launched SUPERBOOTH16. The event is not only a large version of that stand but an actual music and culture fair. The event will be taking place from March 31st – April 2nd in Berlin and will take place at the historic Funkhaus, which is a former German radio station that will provide an uncompromised acoustic and architectural setting (the place is worth the ticket alone!).
Over 100 exhibitors are registered for SUPERBOOTH16 with the larger synthesizer names like Yamaha and Roland, classic specialists like Dieter Doepfer through many self-made and smaller exhibitors like Make Noise and others. Also, classic manufacturers of keyboard instruments like Dave Smith and leading software companies like Ableton or Native Instruments will also be present to show and demonstrate their latest developments.
Over the course of three days, there will be also daily presentations, demonstrations, discussions and DIY workshops. Each evening there will be a night program with well-known artists. Wondering what these presentations are? Well, according to the press release, various artists, musicians and developers will present short concert/presentations up to 20 minutes long. During the presentations, they will explain the technology or instruments used and answer questions. Some cool stuff in there, don’t miss out! The program is now online, and full of interesting events. You can check it out here.
Definitely recommended if you’re in Berlin in those days (or if you’re planning a short holiday!). Further information can be found at www.superbooth.com.
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Founder & main editor here at ANR, 'non-musician' and music-tinkerer. His first keyboard was a cheesy Yamaha PSS-270. He still loves it.
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