Modular Market - Come Out and Play!
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12:00 - 19:00
Compagnietheater (C5 Gear Hangout) | Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
Come out and play around with tons of exciting machines and instruments. The Modular Market at ADE Sound Lab features the following companies:
Bastl Instruments is dynamic and community driven company focused on producing hand-made electronic musical instruments. The products mainly spring from the needs they have as musicians and range from tabletop instruments and utilities to modules for eurorack modular systems. Bastl is based in Brno, Czech Republic where they also run a small shop called noise.kitchen. It all started in 2011 as Standuino and transformed into Bastl in 2013.
Birdkids is an Austrian company and record label based in Vienna which designs and manufactures electronic musical instruments. The company’s main product line TheBateleur is a Modular Synthesizer System in the Eurorack format. Birdkids will be displaying the upcoming 42HP TheBateleur System, the world’s first entirely USB-Micro-B powered, mobile, modular system built around the 100% analogue, discrete VCO with a multimode Envelope, 16bit Midi-CV converter and Mixer/Noise. Birdkids will also be premiering the new birdsnest line, a studio-grade modular mixer/utility line for modular systems/performers/djs, at ADE.
Erica Synths is a team of creative visionaries, musicians and genius engineers who develop unique and innovative musical instruments that stand out in terms of build quality, design, usage, and that solve problems that are not addressed elsewhere - saving modular patches with Matrix Mixer and Graphic series modules, intuitive interfaces with the Black series and distinctive ways of sound design using vacuum tubes in Fusion series modules.
Liine, founded in 2010 with partners including Richie Hawtin and John Acquaviva, makes music apps for professional musicians and hobbyists. Used in shows by professionals like Björk, Daft Punk and Deadmau5 for more than a decade, Lemur famously appeared in Daft Punk’s pyramid at their surprise cameo during Kanye West’s performance at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Lemur started life as a multi-touch control surface, predating the iPhone, and was reincarnated as an iOS app in 2011. Liine also make Skram, an iPad live jamming music sketchpad featured by Apple earlier in 2016.
Livestock Electronics is a modular synth company from the Netherlands.
Jean Marcel Fricke. Born in Colombia, raised in Berlin. Bringing Berlin-Techno, by using Hardware produced in a family-owned Synth factory. Also known as MFB.
Verbos Electronics manufactures a line of Eurorack format synthesizer modules designed by Mark Verbos. Mark Verbos is a music producer/engineer and music equipment technician with 20 years of experience. He is known to the synth community for his work with vintage Buchla systems as well as custom modules that work with them. His designs are focused on discrete transistor circuits, hardware CMOS logic and various vintage electronics design techniques, however they are presented with an understanding of how modular gear is used by this generation. Verbos Electronics modules are made from the highest quality materials and are designed from the outside in. The panel design is clean, the knobs beautiful, the feel solid, and they are all thin enough fit in a "skiff". All modules are proudly designed and assembled in New York.