This year was my first trip to Superbooth Berlin and it was a mind blowing experience. It reminded me of my first trip to ADE back in 2006, I had an idea of what I was going to, but the reality way exceeded that.
The first thing that struck me at Superbooth was the sheer scale of it, so many amazing manufacturers and great products. There was also an extensive program of talks and live performances including Alec Empire and Mark Reeder.
The overall vibe at Superbooth was amazing. The culture surrounding the world of modular synths is an interesting one, driven by innovative and creative characters. There is nowhere on earth that demonstrates that better than Superbooth.
SUPERBOOTH Berlin organized the first trade fair in 2016. In the meantime it has become the world’s leading trade fair for electronic musical instruments. Here you can discover high-quality analog and digital synthesizers, drum computers, effect devices and other sound generators. The special thing about this fair is that it offers a complete entertainment and educational program with concerts and workshops until late in the evening, which makes the event also interesting for hobby musicians and other music enthusiasts.
Organizer Andreas Schneider has been shaping the European electronic music scene for almost twenty years with his store – SchneidersLaden. The specialized shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg occupies a unique position in Europe, because many things that shape electronic music today were available only here and here first. A renaissance of modular synthesizers, as we experience them today, would hardly have been imaginable without SchneidersLaden.