Der Mann mit der Maschine is known for live acts and videos with improvised music on modular gear, but also as a module designer. His first module that came to market is the Sinfonion, which is manufactured and distributed by Audiophile Circuits League (ACL).

The DROID modules are now issued on its own name. The hardware has been developed in friendly cooperation with Vladimir Pantelic (VPME), who is known most people as the creator of the famous Euclidean Circles.

DROID P2B8 Controller, DROID, DROID G8 Expander and Blind Panel are among Der Mann mit der Maschines most popular products.

News from the Labs

  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Jul 7th, 09:53
    Long time no see! Here is another video. This time it's featuring the quantizer that is built into the DROID. It has many similarities with the Sinfonion: https://youtu.be/YkDaDm4L-LU 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  May 20th, 09:41
    On sunday June 23 (19:00 MEST, 10am pacific time) we do our first DROID community meeting. Together we will do a DROID workshop and write some patches, discuss ideas, answer questions and have fun making music. If you want to take part please join my Discord server on https://discord.com/invite/9TUcRmH for details on how to join. You are also welcome to watch our livestream on https://youtu.be/lKFplv3Cgpc
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  May 17th, 08:27
    Our newest video is out. It explains how to construct a crazy trigger sequencer with four track with a DROID and several expanders: https://youtu.be/Ln6hUhvAkpU 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  May 8th, 15:54
    Tired of static trigger sequencers? Try this one! In this new video I show you a new kind of drum sequencer that is built with the DROID: https://youtu.be/UBe1auYfR_4 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine  May 2nd, 20:44
    We proudly announce the newest DROID video. Today I show you how you can use the DROID to make any VCO track perfectly over seven or more octaves: https://youtu.be/8S8yrkCHOoI 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Apr 24th, 08:30
    A new show video is available: this time you learn how easy it is to switch between different DROID patches (configurations) on one SD card. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Apr 12th, 12:00
    The new firmware "green-5" is is now able to play MIDI files directly from the SD card. Well, "play" might be a bit misleading. In fact it generates the CV and gate patterns that reflect the notes in the file's MIDI tracks, but that makes it even more flexible. Up to eight voices per track are supported with different patterns of voice allocation. If you like you can ignore the track's internal speed and clock it externally, just as a sequencer. 

DROID P2B8 Controller

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Expander for the DROID with 2 pots and 8 buttons

$127 MSRP

DROID G8 Expander

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Add an additional 8 input / output gates to the DROID

$160 MSRP

Blind Panel

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Blind Panel with Der Mann mit der Maschine Logo