Superbooth 2022 – A review

This year’s Superbooth was a complete success and there were numerous live acts, vintage gear, VIPs and several launches.
Sunny days at the FEZ in Berlin: The Superbooth inside of the building, partly in tends and outside area, sprayed some kind of the character of a festival. And the atmosphere was absolutely brilliant.
Once again, it was great fun to listen to one of the numerous concerts like Obertonstruktur der Kaulquappe, product demonstrations of Oberheim or a live performance with the prehistoric bedrock of synthesizers, the Trautonium.

There have also been launches of several new products and one got the chance to try them out for the first time.

This year, even Elektron was there to present the new Syntakt.
Polyend published the Play, while Teenage Engineering introduced the OP-1 Field as well as the TX-6.

And the Korg Volca FM2 was ready to rumble, just like the improved version of the Gamechanger Audio Motorsynth and numerous modular devices.

The stand of Moog was, just like always, one of the optical highlights of the exhibition and created its very own universe.

One of my personal highlights was the presentation of the Dirtywave M8 and the extended gear talk with Sky and Tim. In spite of a really bad jetlag, they presented their little tracker with so much passion and joy, that I can’t wait to receive my very own unit in September. This tiny wonder contains a whole universe of music and might be more potent than many a big device.

Also impressing was the Arturia Tour bus that invited to try out all models of the manufacturer. Right next to Arturia there was the Camp of the guys of Teenage Engineering.
And the Rhodes also was a real candy for your eyes and ears.

Akai gave a sneak preview of the next MPC 2.11 firmware update, which offers serval new effects and an improved menu navigation.

Besides the numerous product presentations, music, food and drinks, there was also enough space to talk to old and new friends. I really enjoyed a lot, meeting Bobeats again. Last year we talked about all the world and his wife and this year, I truly was pleased that he gave to me one of the copies of Oli Freke’s “Synthesizer Evolution”.

But numerous other YouTubers like Cuckoo, Dave Mech, Stimming, Hainbach and the guys of Sonicstate were always in the mood for some chatting.

Besides all these highlights I would also like to mention, that the whole organization team did a great job. With their positive vibes and their smiles, they sweetened the three days in the FEZ even more.
Even now, I am looking forward to the next Superbooth!

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