Superbooth 18

Hey – I had a post cued up about looking forward to news on the Percussa SSP! So good you checked in. Here’s what i had:

  • Percussa SSP – The videos from last year sounded amazing, what is it now?

There will be an onstage presentation of Ton and Takt with Simon and Cenk… and a curator from a nifty YouTube channel. It’ll be sweet. :heart_eyes_cat:


Check out the kickstarter updates here:
Percussa SSP Kickstarter Updates

Bert & Celine have been crazy busy trying to get as much ready before superbooth as possible. Despite that, the prototype I have is pretty complete in it’s current functionality. (That is building up patches, and tweaking settings) There is just an unbelievable amount of details and work to do on such a complex and powerful module.

I’ll hopefully be getting some videos to Bert before Superbooth to help demonstrate this workflow and capability in the near future. In my testing and use of the module, I keep thinking: Massive modular system in a module that integrates and works with everything in the eurorack (specifically) and synth world. (PC, desktop synths, etc.)

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They wouldn’t promote OB further when there is nothing to show, would they?

… smells a shitstorm brewing …

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Very near the Elektron exhibit area, and near to Percussa as well, are the veteran synth makers Axel Hartmann and John Bowen who are in adjoining booths.

Hartmann most recently completed the “industrial design” of the Waldorf Quantum, and has his own synth designs as well. Bowen is currently known for his Solaris synth.

What are each showing now?
Is there a reason they are located next to each other at the show?

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To be announce at Superbooth – 4 (or more?) System 500 Eurorack Modules from Roland

505 Dual VCF
555 LAG / S&H (i think this means lag and hold – not sure)
531 Mix
510 Synth

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Hoping to hear (and see) new ideas and/or new progress from Future Artists ( They really impressed me previously with their MIDI Looper, a hardware sequencer that works like an audio looper, instead of traditional pattern sequencers that require setting tempo, meter, etc.

Now they’re working on something called their MIDI Platform, a modular MIDI-processing tool designed to integrate

  • control surface (buttons, knobs)
  • MIDI generator resources (arpeggio, looping, step sequencing, CC LFOs, etc)
  • other filtration/utility (zone split, clock divider, etc) for some kind of modular midi routing.
  • 2 pair MIDI DIN I/O
    …Note, the MIDI Platform image above is from a draft, and may not represent the full- or final product.

I had a brief Skype-chat with one of the F.A. guys, and he said he’s presently working on a “super powerful arpeggiator,” reminiscent of the Oberheim Cyclone, for his MIDI Platform.

Sounds exciting !


Just for you jaschar – Synthstrom Audible is releasing new Firmware for the Deluge, that is said to make some significant improvements.


I’m not acquainted with such events and am wondering, whether some exhibitors may be selling their products right there in the venue?

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I asked the synthstrom guy whether it’s possible to buy a deluge directly and he replied it’s sadly not possible. I hoped I could avoid taxes and import a little bit but sadly not.

On a side note: the prices for the deluge on their homepage for order stepped up a bit.

Edit: for the record: I haven’t been to such a fair once in my life. So maybe it’s possible.

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I wouldn’t think there is the place to stock and secure a retail place in the booths.

I did find that some stuff is being sold – look for the DIY Workshop exhibitors, companies like Bastl, Befaco, Bela, Shakmat, and a bunch more, are conducting build your own, usually modular gear, and they discount it too.

DIY Workshop Superbooth

I’d sure as heck ask at the show for a discount on orders.

Dunno about Superbooth, but at NAMM, selling product at the booth is strictly forbidden. Of course mfgs write orders to ship later to dealers, but consumers aren’t able to buy product at the show.

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I quote the superbooth regulations:

Direct sales of exhibits, exhibition patterns, food and beverages are not permitted on the exhibition grounds. Handing over of free samples may occur only after completion of the event. The organizer reserves the right to appropriate controls. Breach of results in the immediate closure of the stand, regardless of the further liability of the full rental. The exhibitor cannot claim for damages in this case.


Might volunteer breaking down stands for samples³

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I think this restriction is for something different, you can’t sell exhibits, or go into competition with the food and beverage dealers (who probably pay more for their space). I looked over the organizer terms and conditions and didn’t see anything specific to selling merchandise in this terms and conditions agreement.

Last year there was no chance to buy any module or cable or even a tshirt

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Just a week left now – And there is said to be a ton of new stuff. Hold on tight!

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I’d be very surprised if there isn’t some more information regarding OB at Superbooth- if not a release of it(or at the very least a substantial ETA).

I’d also be happy with an announcement of Komplete Kontrol s88 mk2 :crossed_fingers:


but somehow i‘m very sure there will be no OB release at superbooth 18!

why should they offer a compressor for DT if there is so many other stuff people are waiting for since almost years … so close to this big event!?
doesn‘t make sense!
that compressor could be easily released some days later! nobody expected it anyway …

just a feeling …