Superbooth 2022 (update)

Update: festival program and Berlin School performance!

BeSOOPER – Das SUPERBOOTH22 & SOOPERgrail concert and festival pogram

Under the common motto – BeSOOPER – SUPERBOOTH22 and the new SOOPERgrail bring together several thousand instrument makers, music and culture creators from all over the world in Berlin. For 3 days they will explain and discuss the future of music and music making at FEZ-Berlin. The event will create a meeting space that invites the exchange of visions, ideas, sounds and stories.

The concert and cultural program starts every day around noon with Berlin students playing 12 modular synthesizers in the auditorium, it ends with a „Berliner Schule“ session in the foyer or a „Techno“ live set in the bungalow village before midnight. In between, there are up to twenty events and concerts daily at five venues in the spacious park area and FEZ-Berlin.
During the three days of SUPERBOOTH22 and the two days of SOOPERgrail, the at least 150 exhibitors of musical instruments are placed at three locations on the spacious grounds, also to make the sonic aesthetics of the products really tangible. The ticket system is simply structured, all tickets are valid for the whole day and all events of the fair.

On the first day of the event, Mute Records founder Daniel Miller and Depeche Mode producer Gareth Jones will be performing on the Sea-Side Stage as Sunroof, as well as AtomTM as headliner. In the early evening, singer-songwriter Lisa Morgenstern will also play here, including a Rhodes Mk8. The latest model of the classic electric piano will also be on display in the space of the trade show.
In the auditorium, the Finnish keyboardist KEBU proofs that you can still make live electronic music with classical electronic keyboard instruments, some of which are decades old, even today. A talk with Peter Kirn and international guests is still in preparation for the evening.

Friday the thirteenth is the first day of the guitar fair SOOPERgrail: Here it is also about visions that go far beyond ordinary remakes of American evergreens from Gibson to Fender. On the Guitar Stage at the Cinema, Matthias Grob tells his story from the development of the first guitar looper and its commercialization to today‘s hype, of which he as the „inventor“ unfortunately no longer benefits much. He shows his classic and builds a bridge to other colleagues with similar experiences.
For the upcoming generation, the daily Tapeloop workshops are a good introduction to this topic. Other guitarists as well as innovative exhibitors, also with guitars in the area between electronics and stringed instruments, make the fair a full-day program for interested and curious people.

The full program also runs on the other stages on Friday: Wayne Tailor, Mark Verbos, Julia Bondar and classic „Berlin School“ by Kontroll-Raum to close the day in the foyer. In the auditorium at 8 p.m., Hainbach, together with the Gebrüder Teichmann, will explain electronic music techniques of the past using the example of current cultural transformation between Germany and Japan on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the Goethe-Institut Tokyo.

On Saturday, the workshops are often booked up the fastest, many musicians come with their children to enjoy the concerts and events and to learn something: In the guitar section, Sukandar Kartadinata explains his instrument with adjustable frets – the liberation from the twelve-tone scale. Schneider TM, among others, will be playing on the Guitar Stage. On the Sea-Side Stage St.Raumen alias T.Raumschmiere and St. John Mantle perform, in the Auditorium Peter Pichler shows the Mixturtrautonium during a workshop and plays a concert in the evening. The finale is provided by Martin Stürtzer on the keyboards in the foyer and the Dutch Maarten Vos with the Korean artist JS Park playing an incomparable techno set in the bungalow village.

The SUPERBOOTH2022 exhitibion will take place in May 2022. Read below or visit the Superbooth website.

The idea of „Superbooth“ was already born 20 years ago and was cultivated in the first years in Frankfurt, with always new ideas, to an extraordinary, unusual trade fair concept. Six years have passed since the realization of an independent event in Berlin. During this time, a very personal and individual fair format has been established in the FEZ-Berlin. This development and the 20th anniversary will be celebrated on the eve of SUPERBOOTH22 with an exclusive evening event for our companions of the last 20 years.

As a special welcome for the new exhibitors from the guitar sector, a collective get-together for exhibitors and invited guests will be offered on the evening of 12. May – an opportunity to get to know each other, exchange ideas and meet again.

2G instead of 3G*

The planning of SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail22 is based on the current status of the official Covid regulations. For this reason, the organizers already point out that access to SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail22 will most likely be bound to the 2G rule.

This will allow for more indoor guests, the removal of time restrictions on indoor areas, and the prospect of possible reductions in mask requirements and minimum distances. A large number of exhibitors and visitors were already vaccinated or recovered this year (2G). In order not to exclude anyone completely, it is expected that non-2G compatible visitors will still be allowed to attend with a daily PCR test.
*The so-called 3G rule (public spaces are only open to those that are vaccinated, recovered, or tested – in german: geimpft, genesen, getestet)

Here are the dates for SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail22:

  • SUPERBOOTH22: 12. – 14. May 2022
  • SOOPERgrail22: 13. – 14. May 2022

That is the short view into the future. But after 20 years of „Superbooth“, it‘s also worth taking a look back.

LOOKING BACK

In 2002, during the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, a „Superbooth“ took place for the first time as an ambitious group exhibition and with its own concert event. This was the starting point for everything that followed. Again and again we hear how people involved at that time become enthusiastic when they think back to the rst Superbooth stands. The Superbooth concept stood out from the normal trade fair routine even back then, just like the Superbooth events today in Berlin.

HerrSchneider: „Many of the current participants such as Doepfer, (Bob) Moog, Elektron, Vermona, as well as currently involved artists like Monolake, Toktok and others are still connected to our events and activities and certainly like to celebrate with us. We are looking forward to the opportunity to celebrate such a long-lasting development with each other once again!“

To take HerrSchneider at his word, the Superbooth Berlin GmbH celebrates the round anniversary with a special event in the context of SUPERBOOTH22. On the eve of SUPERBOOTH22 – on 11.5.2022 from 7 pm – the organizers will hold an exclusive anniversary celebration with exhibitors and invited guests. All this will of course take place at FEZ-Berlin.

PREVIEW

SOOPERgrail22

For the first time, SOOPERgrail22 will take place as a separately bookable, casual event for electric guitar manufacturers at FEZ-Berlin. The new event will be presented by Superbooth Berlin GmbH on two days, 13.-14. May 2022, as part of SUPERBOOTH22.

Exhibitors will showcase a selection of custom-made European electric and bass guitars in a separate area of the building around the K1 concert hall, in nearby rooms, on the Cinema presentation stage and in the open meeting areas.

A variety of presentations and concerts await guests at SUPERBOOTH22 and SOOPERgrail22 on several stages, as well as a large, shared outdoor area for both events with the popular catering options.

SUPERBOOTH22

SUPERBOOTH22 will again be an open and broad experience at FEZ-Berlin.

There will be up to 200 exhibitors and plenty of space and fresh air around the Seaside Stage (Seebühne) and in the park. The Hüttendorf and the Fuchsbau will also be integrated into the program again. Both are in close distance and offer a very unique atmosphere due to their location, which complement the event perfectly.

Concerts and performances will take place on a total of four stages indoors and outdoors. Those who want to do more than just look and try things out can create something of their own in different DIY-workshops and take it home with them. School classes and other children can try out the numerous, age-appropriate workshops and approach the topics of music creation and sound exploration with some guidance.

The exhibition can be visited daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the stage program continues into the evening. All those at home can keep their eyes and ears glued to the livestream and the trade fair radio.

THE TICKETS

SUPERBOOTH22:

1-day ticket* – 35 EUR (discounted 25 EUR)
3-day ticket* (THU, FRI, SAT) 90 EUR (discounted 70 EUR)
* SUPERBOOTH22 tickets are valid for everything and everywhere, including the SOOPERgrail22 area.

SOOPERgrail22:

1-day tickets* 18 EUR (discounted 15 EUR)
2-day ticket* (FRI, SAT) 30 EUR (discounted 25 EUR)
* SOOPERgrail tickets do not entitle the holder to access SUPERBOOTH22.

The discounted prices apply to the unemployed, students, pupils, physically or mentally impaired.

Ticket sales will take place only in advance and online until further notice. All tickets will be personal and subject to compliance with the applicable regulations.


EXHIBITORS

1010MUSIC
1010music LLC provides innovative digital music solutions.

2 MANY SYNTHS
Solid Oak Eurorack cases & stands for synthesizers. Handmade in the Netherlands using a lasercutter, woodworking tools & lots of enthusiasm!

4MS COMPANY
4ms Company creates innovative musical instruments catering to hobbyist, DIY, and professional artists alike.

ABLETON

ADAM AUDIO
Founded in 1999 in Berlin. Developing, manufacturing and distributing loudspeakers in the field of Professional Audio.

AJH SYNTH

AKAI PROFESSIONAL
Akai Professional is the world’s leading manufacturer and innovator of music production devices and software, known for the iconic MPC hardware.

ALM/BUSYCIRCUITS

AMAZONA.DE

ANALOGUE RENAISSANCE

APB DYNASONICS
APB Dynasonics mixing consoles combine the highest sound quality and extensive features in the smallest of spaces. Perfect for studio and live.

APOLLO VIEW MODULAR

ARTURIA
Founded in Grenoble, France, in 1999, Arturia specialises in the development of music software and hardware for professional and amateur musicians.

ASHUN SOUND MACHINES
Ashun Sound Machines, or short ASM, is a synthesizer manufacturer established in 2019 with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Los Angeles.

ATOVPROJECT
Berlin-based Eurorack and Desktop unit manufacturer. Makers of the 16n Rework high end CV/MIDI controller.

AUDIOWERKSTATT
MIDI-tools and more – musical equipment – handmade in Berlin

BEFACO

BETWEEN MACHINES

BITWIG
Modern music production and performance for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

BJOOKS
Publishing of PUSH TURN MOVE, PEDAL CRUSH, PATCH & TWEAK, and PATCH & TWEAK with Moog – come check our books out!

BUCHLA
B.U.C.H.L.A. & A.S.S.O.C.I.A.T.E.S.

CG PRODUCTS
DESIGN – CONSTRUCTION – SOUND Analog syntesizer modules for eurorack – Effect devices – Ring modulator – Sound objects and editions

COSMOTRONIC
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DANNYSOUND (BY THONK)

DATO
Dato makes musical instruments for future generations.

DECKSAVER
Decksaver make essential covers for synthesizer and pro audio equipment. Our products are found in the greatest venues, studios and bedrooms worldwide

DINSYNC
Synth DIY with a focus on replicating vintage cult machines.

DOEPFER
The modular system in Euroack format with only 3 height units is basically a development by Dieter Doepfer from Munich.

DPW DESIGN
Eurorack and guitar/bass pedals designed and built by Dan Wahlbeck.

DREADBOX
Dreadbox is a developer and manufacturer boutique company of analog synthesizers and effects, based in Athens Greece.

E-RM ERFINDUNGSBÜRO

ELECTRA ONE
A community driven project that provides a solid platform for development of custom MIDI controllers and MIDI processing applications.

EMBODME
Erae Touch is a Polyphonic MIDI Controller. It is born out of a desire to combine both sensitivity and versatility in a seamless object.

ENDORPHIN.ES
? SOUNDS LIKE MUSIC

ENJOY ELECTRONICS
Enjoy Electronics born in ltaly from the passion for music, technology and design of its visionary founders.

EOWAVE

ERICA SYNTHS
Eurorack modules and instruments that will turn your performance or studio setup apart from mass in terms of how it sounds, looks and functions.

ERROR INSTRUMENTS
Errorinstruments it’s a shop based in Amsterdam the Netherlands . But also a Brand off Experimental Synthesizers and of course eurorack modules

ESI-AUDIO
We offer versatile accessories to solve common MIDI issues and increase the quality of audio recordings.

EVENTIDE
Eventide is a USA based manufacturer of high-end effects processors like the legendary Harmonizer®, as well as effects pedals and effect plug-ins.

EXPRESSIVE E
Expressive E’s mission is to improve the way musicians interact with sounds by creating a much more intuitive and powerful music-making experience.

FERROFISH
We are a young and enthusiastic team of audio afficinados with a mission: Going the “extra mile” when creating professional affordable audio gear.

FINEGEAR
Finegear creates hardware and software electronic music instruments with a focus on musicality and high quality sound.

FIVE12

FL STUDIO
FL Studio – The DAW powering the world’s best music @Superbooth 21

FRED´S LAB
Fred’s Lab designs, manufactures and distributes fine and characterful synthesizers.

GRAWART

HAKEN AUDIO
Haken Audio manufactures the Continuum FIngerboard, ContinuuMini, EaganMatrix Modular, and the Control Voltage Converter

HEDD AUDIO
HEDD | Heinz ElectroDynamic Designs is a high-end audio Berlin based manufacturer founded by Klaus Heinz and Dr. Frederik Knop.

ICON
Icon Pro Audio – Control your Music! Icon Pro Audio manufactures DAW Hardware Controllers, MIDI Keyboards, Audio interfaces and more.

INSTRUMENTS OF THINGS
Sound interaction based on movement and light.

INSTRU?

INTECH STUDIO
Intech Studio is cool startup founded by friends in Hungary, tinkering with software and hardware in the creative space.

IO-INSTRUMENTS
We are IO Instruments

JOLIN LAB

JOMOX

JORANALOGUE AUDIO DESIGN
Driven by a passion for analogue circuits, Joranalogue Audio Design offers a novel series of high-quality Eurorack music synthesiser modules.

KAEMI CONTROLLERS
Kaemi is Small boutique operation. Providing you with new ways of entering Notes to your synthesiser and DAW.

KILOHEARTS
Audio Plugins made with love!

KLAUS FISCHER SOUND INVENTIONS

KLAVIS
Eurorack for the connoisseur. Inspiration technology to let you create the difference.

KNOBULA
Manufacturers of Poly Cinematic a powerful 8 voice polyphonic synthesiser for eurorack.

KORG

KURZWEIL
Kurzweil Music Systems was founded in 1982 by Ray Kurzweil.

LA VOIX DU LUTHIER
La Voix du Luthier Onde and Pyramyd Acoustic Resonator The sound of a luthier for your instrument

LEAFAUDIO
Sound Design instruments, Microphonic Soundbox, Highend Amps for Contact Microphones & DIY Modules.

LPZW.MODULES
LPZW.modules is a small German brand making Eurorack modules. Our focus is on modules for performance and “groove box” racks.

MAKE NOISE

MANIKIN ELECTRONIC

MAYER ELECTRONIC MUSIC INSTRUMENTS
Our goal is to produce synthesizers in desktop or Eurorack format using advanced technology. Be it finished devices, DIY kits or customer-specific

METABOLIC DEVICES

MODAL ELECTRONICS
Modal Electronics

MODOR MUSIC
Modor Music designs and builds big, white, and very hands-on digital synths and drum machines

MOOG MUSIC INC.
Moog Music is an employee-owned company based in Asheville, North Carolina

MOON MODULAR
The past 13 years we established a full range of modular synthesizer modules and cabinets following the Moog Unit – 5U – standard.

MSL

MYVOLTS

NEUZEIT INSTRUMENTS
Manufacturer of innovative effect modules for Eurorack. This year: 3D-Audio, Bitcrushing, Harmonizing, analogue crunch.

NOISE LAB
Noise Lab is a small synthesizer company based in Stockholm that is dedicated to providing musicians with innovative and great-sounding gear!

NONLINEAR LABS
Nonlinear Labs is the manufacturer of the C15, a digital synth for those who love to play keys.

NORD KEYBOARDS
Nord Keyboards is a Swedish manufacturer of high quality synthesizers like Nord Wave 2 and Nord Lead A1 as well as stage pianos like Stage 3, Piano 5.

NOVATION
Powerful synth sound with a deep history

NUMNUM CASES
portable wooden cases for eurorack synthesizer

PATCHING PANDA
Exploring the immense possibilities of sound designing is our passion.

PLANKTON ELECTRONICS

PLAYTRONICA
We produce quirky MIDI controllers to explore the creation of sound and music by turning objects and even interactions with other people into sound.

PLOYTEC GMBH
science for sounder sound

POLYEND
We make Tracker – a product that allows you to make a whole album and performance. More unique hardware devices are coming soon.

PPVMEDIEN GMBH

PRESONUS AUDIO ELECTRONICS
PreSonus is a leading manufacturer of both hardware and software products for studio and live sound. Wherever sound takes you, PreSonus is there.

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO MAGAZIN

PWM
Electronic Musical Instrument Design and Manufacture based in the South of England

QUANALOG INSTRUMENTS
Analog modular synths from Canada

RABID ELEPHANT

RADIKAL TECHNOLOGIES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Radikal Technologies has been designing and manufacturing synthesizers and Eurorack modules for over 20 years.

RANDOM*SOURCE / SERGE MODULAR
Serge Modular meets Jürgen Haible. The legenary Serge Modular Systems is very much alive – thanks to Serge himself.

RETROKITS
MIDI hardware and software. Retrokits.com is the source of smart, small and nifty MIDI tools

RIDES IN THE STORM
Boutique Synthesizer Modules made in Berlin

RITUAL ELECTRONICS
Eurorack company based in Marseille, Ritual Electronics don’t go gentle either into sound or their PCB artwork design. Gruesome, but of the good kind.

RME
Innovative, User friendly and High-Quality Digital Audio Solutions

SCHLAPPI ENGINEERING
Synthesizer modules designed for experimentation, live performance, and the opening of portals.

SCHMIDT SYNTHESIZER
Schmidt Eight Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer

SCHREIBMASCHINE MODULAR
Schreibmaschine Modular is a new company with a line of modules focused around analog computational logic.

SEQSUAL
Modular sequencing software.

SEQUENTIAL

SHAKMAT MODULAR
Shakmat makes instruments for musicians made by musicians.

SILHOUETTE
Silhouette-eins is an optical soundtrack synthesizer. Optical shapes are transformed into musical waves for audio and modulation.

SOMA LABORATORY

SONOCURRENT
Eurorack modules with performance in mind.

SOUND.CODES

SOUNDFORCE
Maker of dedicated MIDI controllers for vintage-style software synths and Eurorack modules from The Netherlands.

SOUNDFREAK

SPECTRASONICS

SPL ELECTRONICS GMBH
Since 1983 we are developing audio gear for music, film, multimedia, hi-fi and broadcasting.

STIMMING’S INSTANT MASTERING CHAIN MADE BY DOCTRON
A portable, fully analog mastering chain, build for the traveling electronic liveact in mind.

STUDIO ELECTRONICS
Studio Electronics is a manufacturer of premium quality analog rackmount-synthesizers, desktop-synthesizers, eurorack modules and modular systems.

STUDIOLOGIC

SUCOFUNK

SYNMAG
SynMag-Verlag realeased the German magazine SynMag.

SYNTAXIS
Looks like the only fully configurable studio quality analog synthesizer “composed” from our micromodules. Designed, developed and produced in Poland

SYNTH-WERK
SYNTH-WERK is handcrafting 5U Modules and Systems

TANGIBLE WAVES
tangible waves produces the super compact, really low-cost modular synth system AE modular. Perfect for starters and for STEM education!

TESSERACT MODULAR

THERESYN
Theresyn is a hybrid instrument of Theremin and a synthesizer. This has unique features such as sympathetic strings, touchpad,,,

THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE
This is Not Rocket Science is a small scale synth manufacturer from Amsterdam. We make digital and analog with flying colours. We make beep!

TIPTOP AUDIO
Tiptop Audio makes fine Eurorack products and solutions.

TORSO ELECTRONICS
Algorithmic hardware sequencing – Create percussive polyrhythmic sequences and explore endless melodic variations

TOUELLSKOUARN
Touellskouarn, Squaring your sines since 2010.

TUBBUTEC
Tubbutec is a Berlin based manufacturer of vintage synth upgrades and eurorack modules.

U-HE
We make synthesizers and effects.

UDO AUDIO
Founded in 2018 by synth designer George Hearn, UDO is an electronic musical instrument company based in Bristol, UK.

VELECTRONIC

VERBOS ELECTRONICS
Verbos Electronics modules are proudly designed and assembled in our Berlin workshop.

VERMONA

VOICAS
VoicAs is a manufacturer from Israel. The experienced team has specialized in the development and manufacture of Eurorack modules.

VPME.DE – VLADIMIR PANTELIC MUSIKELEKTRONIK
vpme.de – Vladimir Pantelic Musikelektronik Eurorack modules from Deutschland since 2016

WALDORF MUSIC
Waldorf WaldorfFor more than 30 years, the name Waldorf has been a synonym for high quality synthesizers made in Germany.

WINTER MODULAR

XAOC DEVICES
Xaoc Devices is the premier modular synthesizer company from Poland. We offer inspiring and uncompromising Eurorack modules for the discerning user.

XIRID MUSICAL INTRUMENTS

XOR ELECTRONICS
XOR Electronics. Eurorack sequencing in the vertical way!

YAMAHA MUSIC EUROPE GMBH

ZÄHL
Michael Zähl has over 35 years of experience designing & manufacturing analogue audio equipment.Consistently analog, yet there is no vintage approach.

ZOOM
WE’RE ZOOM. AND WE’RE FOR CREATORS. Zoom makes electronics for the world’s creators.

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