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What's the Patch IV
Mar
30
4:00 PM16:00

What's the Patch IV

Dear Modulist!

Finaly our first event in the new location!

The Berlin Modular Crew is inviting you to another edition of the “whats the patch” workshops this time in the awesome c-base Spacestation!

The concept: People bring their modular system demonstrates and explaines how the patch works and the concepts being it. The remaining tine is then used to answer questions from the audience.

Please contact berlinmodular@gmail.com if you want to present a patch!

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Berlin Modular: Performances
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular: Performances

Dear Modulists!

Performance time again! This time at the beautifull Patch Point!

Let's get together once more and go on a little trip around a few musical universes by having the community members performing for us... improvising together and performing solo!

In this edition we present to you these great Modulists:
Federico Falke
Stefan Junge
Radpix EMusic
Saumeth

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 Berlin Modular: What's the Patch Vol III
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Berlin Modular: What's the Patch Vol III

Dear Modulist!

The Berlin Modular Crew is more than excited to host the third edition of the “what´s the patch” workshops.

This time, something a bit special, let's focus on percussion patches

Come an show us what crazy drum patches you've got going on!

Whether is it distorted kicks, hi hat, bongo or crazy DnB generative drum sequencing... come and tell us about it!

If you would like to present, please contact

Presenters :
Lucas Sesboüé - "Analog Kick Drum 101"
Michael Schmidt - "Gabrielian Snare Revisited"
Andreas Krach - "Ribbon Drums"

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Berlin Modular: Performances
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Berlin Modular: Performances

Dear Modulists,

Performance time!

Let's get together once more and go on a little trip around a few musical universes by having the community members performing for us.

If you have a modular come up on stage, take control of the ship and lead us on a tour in your sonic world!

Line up:

Radpix - modukularscapes
From the 1980s to th 2010s lots of experimenting with a computer via Logic, Ableton Live and Tools from Native Instruments, not then gone into production or Performances.
Since 2015/16 start with modular devices, playing, learning and collecting.
Playing and practicing in several modular Jams in Berlin (Maze LSB Sessions, Common Ground, Spektrum, Ohm)

Matthieu Ranc
"I like to see what I am playing as being slow, attached to little details. My music is inspired by calm and self-awareness. Always improvised, it is for me an on-going process, a never-ending loop: the resulting music influencing the rest of what is to come. It is a journey whose end I can not predict, a moment in the day where everything stops. It is a call to dive deep into our minds, and think on how we ended up here, at this precise point in time."
https://3daysaweek.bandcamp.com

Monotrail
Monotrail is the latest musical project of Berlin-based Dutch artist and musician Rijnder Kamerbeek. Improvising on a compact modular synthesizer Monotrail sculpts his sounds with analog noise, distorted synths, smooth filtered sequences and experimental percussion. The result is a sonic journey which takes you along melodic ambient and drone sessions, distant field recordings, and occasional pulsating rhythms.
www.youtube.com/c/monotrailmusic
www.soundcloud.com/monotrailmusic
www.facebook.com/monotrailmusic

Mo Van
Movan is an artist from Peru. He studied communication science and art with a focus on audiovisual. As an experimental video artist, he creates installations and audiovisual events. His poetic experiments create textures and narrative atmospheres in compiled clips, which he combines with live sounds.
https://vimeo.com/284193162
https://soundcloud.com/lahiguera

Georg von Goerki
Georg has played Drums in different bands as a teenager. When he started studying computer science, he began to be interested in synthesizers. After, finishing his studies he bought his first hardware Synth. He currently plays drums in two bands and go to jams with his modular synth
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_kD8MdcON2qOpDDTw2AZZA

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What´s The Patch Vol. ll
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

What´s The Patch Vol. ll

Dear Modulist!

The Berlin Modular Crew is more than excited to host the second edition of the “what´s the patch” workshops.
The concept: People bring their modular system and spend around 20 minutes demonstrating and explaining how the patch works. The remaining 10 minutes are used to answer questions from the audience.

Presenters:

tba
If you would like to present, please contact us!

We will try to record video and audio of the whole event and put it online for generations to come!

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Bring Your own Kit - Summer Edition
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Bring Your own Kit - Summer Edition

Hey!

For this extreme summer we take the occasion to make it even worst by turning on the soldering irons for one of our Bring your Own Kit sessions!

Hey!

For this extreme summer we take the occasion to make it even worst by turning on the soldering irons for one of our Bring your Own Kit sessions!

A broken module? Grab it, bring it over and fix it with us. We will provide tools, expertise and give basic tips on troubleshooting.

Nothing to build? Come over and enjoy a cold one with us and help us helping others.

You don't have any modules at all? Come over and enjoy a cold one with us. Maybe you will soon have your first one.

 

Cheers

 

The Berlin Modular Crew

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Berlin Modular: What's the Patch
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular: What's the Patch

Dear Modulist!

The Berlin Modular Crew is more than excited to host the first edition of the “whats the patch” workshops.
The concept: People bring their modular system and spend 20 minutes demonstrating and explaining how the patch works. The remaining 10 minutes are used to answer questions from the audience.

Presenters:

Radpix EMusic - "Drums and patterns in variation"
Alexander Köpke aka.Ohm-In - "Traumzeit"
Anna-Maria Van Reusel & Andreas Krach - "Freejazz from Hell"
Georg von Goerki - "VCgoerki"
Deerrainn Wienerz - "Serge DSG as everything or something"

We will try to record video and audio of the whole event and put it online for generations to come!

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Berlin Modular Stammtisch
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Berlin Modular Stammtisch

Plans change but some backup plans are a guarenteed fail-safe so we're hosting the informal Stammtisch as an official Berlin Modular event this time around :-) We'll meet in the front room of the Spektrum where there'll be plenty of room to make a giant chat circle or we can split up into smaller groups as the evening progresses to focus on a DIY prototype or discuss the merits of Banana jacks and cables or the pros and cons of SMT/SMD ;-) 

This event is open to absolutely everyone: newbies, the curious about Modular, the veterans and the regulars. Come along and hopefully be surprised to find a collaborator or someone who shares your passion for the BeFaCo Rampage but surprises you because they also have and use the Maths ;-)

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike.

We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, have jam sessions, showcases, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

We will be providing lead free solder, soldering irons, and misc. DIY tools. We can help you in German, English or Gibberish. Spektrum will provide the wonderful environment, sound system and refreshments for purchase!

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Performances: AA..LL // Lindred // aporia::atopia #435
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Performances: AA..LL // Lindred // aporia::atopia #435

Doors: 19:30

  • Start time: 20:00 (sharp!)

  • Entrance: 5-10 € (up to your offer)

Berlin Modular presents an evening of live performances and a -get together and connect- for future collaborations and projects with the focus on creating a more gender-equal scene. Everyone is welcome!

Artists performing:

AA..LL (DE) - combines minimal oscillations of self built electronics, modular synth and field recordings that she collected all over the world. She invites to actively listen, to discover and to connect with the permanent changing surrounding – a journey lead by ambient sounds and arising rhythms. https://soundcloud.com/aa-ll

aporia::atopia - free improvisation on modular synth performed by Anna-Maria Van Reusel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9oL1Vijr8vg3hYvonINMg 
https://soundcloud.com/aporia_atopia

Lindred - https://soundcloud.com/lindred

 

Berlin Modular is a community that aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike.

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Berlin Modular Local Designers Workshop!
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular Local Designers Workshop!

If you are a local modular designer and would like to present your design and talk about your work, please come forward and sign up for a slot. we will have 3-5 slots for presentation depending on how many people sign up - please send a proposal to berlinmodular@gmail.com
(Update: The Lineup is full but please contact us as we would like do this again as we had to turn away at least 1 last minute enquiry.)

1. Wouter from KOMA Elektronik will talk about the full development process of the Field Kit from first idea to the moment they ship the units to the first customers. With prototypes, notes and additional information to give you an insight on how KOMA makes a music machine!

2. Erik Dower from Metabolic Devices will be showing 2 forthcoming Eurorack modules. 2win is a dual window comparator, and Coherence is an organic event extractor.

3. Christian Günther from CG Products will present percussion controlled modular sounds -
eurorack modules with minijack or banana sockets
www.mandalamat.de
www.cg-products.de

4. Mark from Verbos Electronics will talk about how they do it all in Berlin. Source as much as we can locally, metalwork boxes etc and design and manufacture in house.

5. Philip Goulding from God's Box will demo some his forthcoming selection of modules including a more harmonically pleasing Waveshaper, a compressor from a slightly different design start point and his first module, the Humpback filter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUfRAwQJN7Y


18-19 meet and greet
19-22 presentations from local designers
22-23 meet and skidaddle

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Cables of Love
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Cables of Love

Cables of Love
A live modular party.


Performances by:

Aporia::Atopia
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o
Oliver Torr
Hainbach (0pal Tapes)
Terekke (L.I.E.S.)
_Coast^
KODEK
AA..LL
HRTL
AtoV

Live Visuals by:
Luma //Chroma
Fresca
Orca

From subtle minimal and classic Techno, House & Acid, roaring noise and gently massaging subs to laser light shows & live visual projections of sound, Cables Of Love with the Humboldthain bring together a diverse range of local, pan-European and international talent for an extravaganza of ear-pleasing and booty shaking pleasure.

Modular music for your body and soul.

2 Stages: Party downstairs/Experimental Upstairs

Terekke:

https://www.residentadvisor.net/reviews/21769
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1Qmi34ouCQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXSIUgTEpo

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

____will DJ in exchange 4 bed & surfboard
lover of all things disco 2 dub

HRTL (CZ) (Bükko Tapes/Noise Kitchen):
Leoš Hort alias HRTL is a top performer on modular synthesizers, a founder of Brno-based cassette record label Bükko Tapes and an active member of famous Bastl Instruments collective, which creates hand-made open-source music hardware.
https://soundcloud.com/hrtl

KODEK (LV):
Here to represent Latvia. The official Erica Synth Team Rider is able to rock your world with nothing but a couple of game boy and will come this time with some modular techno weapon of mass destruction.
http://kodek.eu/
https://soundcloud.com/kodek

Hainbach (DE)
Based out of Berlin, Germany, electronic music composer and perfomer Hainbach creates shifting audio landscapes THE WIRE called "One hell of a trip". His music has been released on Opal Tapes, Gohan Tapes, Spring Break Tapes, Limited Interest and Little Mary.
https://www.hainbachmusik.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/Hainbach101/

AA..LL (DE)
combines minimal oscillations of self built electronics, modular synth and field recordings that she collected all over the world. She invites to actively listen, to discover and to connect with the permanent changing surrounding – a journey lead by ambient sounds and arising rhythms.
https://soundcloud.com/aa-ll

Aporia::Atopia
free improvisation on modular synth, vocals, drummachine and electric guitar
performed by anna-maria van reusel and denis slypen
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh9oL1Vijr8vg3hYvonINMg
https://soundcloud.com/aporia_atopia

AtoV (FR) (Dachbarn, Berlin Modular)
AtoV is performing using mainly self-built instruments. A modular junkie himself, his music is characterized by groovy tunes and acid techno vibes, where improvisation is the only rule.
https://soundcloud.com/atovmusic

hiT͟Hərˈto͞o (female:pressure, Establishment)
is an experimental techno project of Lena Kocisova (Akkamiau), an active member of female:pressure network and a co-founder of multimedia collective StratoFyzika.
hiT͟Hərˈto͞o is a deep tissue techno massage, whipping synapses with psychoacoustics.
https://soundcloud.com/hithertoo

Oliver Torr (CZ, XYZ Project)
One of the founders of audiovisual collective and label XYZ project, one half of acid astronauts Windowlickerz

_COAST^ (FR): is an improvised exploration of electronic waves with no precise destination.

Sound generation and visual production are built on deeply interconnected layers resulting in an unique and mesmerizing experience. The relationship between the audio and the video - while being perceivable - is not immediately obvious, creating tension throughout the performance.

Immerse youself, as you would gazing at the waves crashing down on the sand trying to understand how each of them shape the coast line.

http://coast.directory/

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DIY workshop and jam Bring Your Own Kit
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

DIY workshop and jam Bring Your Own Kit

Bring any kit you want to build - we provide the tools and some hints.

Modular / Analog Jam Session happening from 19-22 :)

Jam Organized by Anna-Maria Van Reusel of Analog Jam

Thank You!

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike.

We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, have jam sessions, showcases, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

We will be providing lead free solder, soldering irons, and misc. DIY tools. We can help you in German, English or Gibberish. Spektrum will provide the wonderful environment, sound system and refreshments for purchase!

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Shakmat Modular Workshop - Berlin Modular
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Shakmat Modular Workshop - Berlin Modular

Worskhop time!

To celebrate the beginning of the year 2018, we are very pleased to have straight from Belgium Shakmat Modular! He will be bringing some of his awesome sequencing and clocking modules. 

Whether you want to build a module or just hang out and chat about synths you’ll be more than welcome!
We will provide all the necessary tools but please bring your own if you have some.

Modules TBA 

For more info please check out:

http://www.shakmatmodular.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUd2J4-SuZctAUHvOQ31O7w

https://www.facebook.com/shakmatmodular/

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 Berlin Modular: AllFlesh Workshop / Jam Session / Peter Blasser Concert & Lecture
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular: AllFlesh Workshop / Jam Session / Peter Blasser Concert & Lecture

Start time: 18:00

AllFlesh workshop and modular jam session followed by a concert and lecture from Peter Blasser 

Workshop
AllFlesh DIY Kit = 30 Euro
No Reservation Required. (Build time is 20 min - 1 hour)
Info: www.landscape.fm/allflesh/

Concert and lecture from Peter Blasser
Provisional times are 9:30pm for his performance to begin and end at 10pm with his lecture beginning at 10:10pm and will be left open ended.

Jam session from 7pm to 9:15pm
Interested in Jamming? ---> Please write a post on this Facebook event to let us know. We may have to cap the numbers at some point. There's 8 already confirmed but let''s see. We'll try to involve as many jammers as possiblle and perhaps more importantly, make sure everyone is heard.

One possible setup for the evening is this: If there's 9 jammers (we're at 11 actually), then we'll make 3 groups of 3 and each group gets 30mins playing time with a 10min change over for the next group to move gear or transfer/rearrange tables. We'll attempt to make a group message between the jammers and if this doesn't work, then a post with comments in the event page. More info below regarding cables, headphones, etiquette, etc.

Here are the confirmed jammers (alphabetical order) so far: 

Aleksei Bronnikov
Andreas Krach
 Anna-Maria Van Reusel
 Deividas Tolvaisa
George Wilson
Lucas Sesboüé
 Marius Krämer
Panama Pete
Seht Zhan
Stefan Junge
 Thomas Bäz

An exact timetable will be announced in due course. More info for the workshop regarding tools and such (everything should be there but please ask us anything in advance) as well as additions to the lineup TBA.

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Cables of Love
Apr
23
to Apr 24

Cables of Love

Line-up /

Hrtl (CZ)
Colin Benders (NL)
KODEK (LV)
Kadaver (CZ)
Perpetual Ash (US)
Quite Eyes of Air (US)
Thunderdrone (ES)
zvukoprocessor (DE)
Baseck (US)
OGJ (CZ)
Sune A/V (DE)
Paseka (CZ)
Dick DeLorean (AT)
Lavender (US)
Plast (CZ)
Robbertunist (DE)
Goldwiener A/V (DE)

Night Party- Modular music for your body and soul.
Day- Workshops for your mind and your heart.

2 stages:

Downstairs. - Dancing, Moving
Upstairs. - Chilling, Droning, Spacing

Live Modular Visuals by Optic Veil (DE)
Optic Veil uses analog and digital video hardware to create dreamy-like patterns and shapes that morph as they follow the sound.

Daytime DIY Workshops:

SNAZZY FX (US)

The acclaimed master of chaos™ with a selection of his crazy eurorack creations, old and new (some available for the first time here!)

Erica Synths (LV)

Latvia's #1 lovers and masterful re-creators of the legendary polyvoks synthesizer in modular euro-rack DIY format among legions of awesome other instruments. They will bring the new Erica Polyvoks DIY line for us to build.

Bastl Instruments (CZ)

The Czech brand with strong DIY aesthetics will offer their micromodular Kastle synth as well as a selection of eurorack modules. Get ready to have fun 3000 and touch wood.

TouellSkouarn (FR)

The brand with the strange Breton names for their modules with which you can obtain absolutely creamy to screamy sounds. DIY goodness galore.

Time-Table:
Community & DIY Workshops from Afternoon to Twilight.
Party from Dusk to Dawn.

Welcome to cables of Love.

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Berlin Modular Session #8 Mutable March
Mar
13
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular Session #8 Mutable March

Mutable Clone DIY Session! We have been organizing this session in our group. If you have not signed up, we have 3 kits available.

More Details soon through https://www.facebook.com/events/258972874542196/

Berlin Modular is a community that aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. They meet up with other enthusiasts to build modular synthesizers, have jam sessions, showcases, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with. 

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SCS / LC Lab / Berlin Modular showcase night
Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

SCS / LC Lab / Berlin Modular showcase night

Doors: 19:30 / Start time: 20:00
Entrance: 6-10 euro (up to your offer)

Three Spektrum communities - Berlin Modular, LC Lab and Sonic Code Sessions - will be performing together to present you a lush programme.

The artists of the individual groups will interact with each other to create improvised audiovisual performances.

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesiser, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. 

The Live Cinema Lab is an improvisation group consisting of sound and visual artists. During their sessions members create compositions and performances in real time by exploring audio-visual interactions and aesthetics. 

Sonic Code Sessions provide a time and place for self directed and collaborative learning + experimentation with generative music and the use of computing skills for sonic expression. 

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Berlin Modular #5: The Jam
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular #5: The Jam

Berlin Modular Performance / Jam Session
Start time: 18:00 / free entrance

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

If you have some live modular sounds you would like to try out on a nice system here is your chance. We have 2 slots for female performers and 2 slots for male performers. You can perform solo or in a group. 1st come first serve.

Before and after the focused performances there will be a modular jam session - all are welcome - no rules....

We look forward to seeing you and enjoying each others sounds! If there is demand we can set up a small laid back soldering area, but since we will do berlin modular once a month, it would be nice to focus on some music this time! See you soon

PS: To reserve a spot, please email berlinmodular@gmail.com or write a short notice to Michael Schmidt through Facebook.

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Berlin Modular Session #4 The Random*Source Warmup
Dec
19
5:00 PM17:00

Berlin Modular Session #4 The Random*Source Warmup

We will build Serge Modular for Eurorack from Random*Source. As usual we will provide the tools

and the guidance. If you are a beginner, you will only want to build a DSG, or an SSG. If you have some experience you can build the other ones, but you will want to get there right at 5pm so we can finish up. If are confident in your soldering skills, then you can build the ResEQ. We look forward to solder with you!! All the components are hand sourced, and better parts are used than in the thonk kits.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1822723091319274

Berlin Modular is a community that aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. They meet up with other enthusiasts to build modular synthesizers, have jam sessions, showcases, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with. 

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Berlin Modular #3 - BASTL blast
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular #3 - BASTL blast

Community meeting
Start time: 18:00 / free entrance

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

What do you have when you get the people from Bastl Instruments in Berlin?
a _ _ _ _ _ .
What happens when you build a bastl module?
You _ _ _ _ _ off!
What is our favorite anagram of Bastl?
_ _ _ _ _!
That's right. The answer to all 3 questions is Blast!!!

Welcome to Bastl Blast, featuring the founders of Bastl Instruments giving demonstrations on their instruments, while we build their instruments & modules. What else could you ask for to Blast of your Modular ?!?! Welcome to Bastl Blast aka Berlin Modular Session #3

For details of modules/instruments available to build and how to sign up check the Facebook event.

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Berlin Modular #2: Free for all
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Berlin Modular #2: Free for all

Community meeting
Start time: 18:00 / free entrance

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

For the second edition we bring you an open DIY & Jam Session. Do you have that modular DIY kit lying around you never or half built, or is there one module you are screaming to build? You can build a DIY kit of your choice, you can come to jam, you can come to hang out, or you can come for it all! We will provide soldering irons and lead-free solder. We also have some testing equipment and misc. tools you will need for DIY. We are here to help you with your projects. 

Anyone is welcome to join. The only rule is you bring one instrument for the first jam session: 1 modular case, 1 sequencer, 1 keyboard, 1 effects pedal, or? …

Inter-patching between users will be highly encouraged! We only ask that the jammers get there right at the start time, so we can set it up and organize our jamming groups.

We would like to have up to 12 people building kits, and 12 people jamming. You can sign up for both categories if you like. You will have about 5 hours to build, so take that into account and don't get a crazy complex kit if you are a beginner.

See you soon! Please make a post or send an email to berlinmodular@gmail.com to sign up to jam or build!

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 Berlin Modular - BASTL DIY session
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Berlin Modular - BASTL DIY session

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Community meeting
Start time: 19:30 / free entrance

Berlin Modular aims to bring the modular synthesizer, the experience of building one, and it's luscious sounds to all people and aliens alike. We want to meet up with other enthusiasts to: build modular synthesizers, plan future events, share demonstrations and performances with.

For our first event we will be building BASTL instruments eurorack modular DIY kits together. Any level builder or synthesizer enthusiast is welcome. We hope there will be 1st timers and experts and everything in between. This can be a guided course if you have any questions.

We will be providing lead free solder, soldering irons – if you don't have your own. You can ask questions in German or English. You can find more information on the event here.

Please send an email to berlinmodular@gmail.com ASAP to let us know which kit you would like to reserve to build. No deposit required.

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