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, DROID P10 Controller and Blind Panel are among Der Mann mit der Maschines most popular products.

News from the Labs

  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID X7 Expander Der Mann mit der Maschine  Mar 9th, 11:24
    We are glad to announce that on Friday 11 at 6pm German time (5pm UTC) the X7 will finally hit our shop and will be available for purchase! We thank all of our more than 30 beta testers for all their long tests and their feedback. We believe that the X7 is not only the most accurate CV to MIDI and MIDI to CV converter in Euroland but also the most flexible one.  
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine Convertible multiple - 3/3/3 Der Mann mit der Maschine  Feb 18th, 17:47
    Our new multiples are available in our shop! These are the first convertible multiples with exchangeable faceplates. You can configure them without soldering to be 3/3/3, 4/5, 9 or a CV-Bus. And you get two two-sided face plates so you can have the configuration shown correctly on the front. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Jan 8th, 11:02
    Great news! Finally DROID masters are available again! You can order them in our shop at https://shop.dermannmitdermaschine.de/collections/droid-master and also from Schneiderladen and Modularsquare. We are quite happy that we finally got all neccessary parts in stock again. This chip crisis is really hard times... 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Oct 22nd 2021, 18:22
    Great news: all modules except for the master are in stock and available in our shop now, though just a limited number. A larger batch of P10s will hit our shop next week. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID P2B8 Controller Der Mann mit der Maschine  Oct 15th 2021, 12:39
    We have been busy producing modules. Today, October 15th at 16:00 UTC controllers (P2B8, P10) and G8s will be available at our shop. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID P2B8 Controller Der Mann mit der Maschine  Oct 5th 2021, 07:02
    We built lots of controllers but there was a kind of gold rush on our shop so they were sold out after a couple of hours of chaos. We are sorry for that and are pleased to annouce that a new batch of P2B8s is in preparation and will be available this week. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Sep 27th 2021, 13:47
    We have some good news! After the big wave of interest on the Superbooth we were almost immediately sold out. But the production is up and running again and a next small batch of masters, P2B8, P10 and G8 will hit our store at exactly 16:00 UTC this Friday. 
  • Der Mann mit der Maschine DROID Der Mann mit der Maschine  Jul 7th 2021, 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 2021, 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 2021, 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 
Older News

DROID P2B8 Controller

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Expander for the DROID with 2 pots and 8 buttons

$138 MSRP

DROID G8 Expander

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Add an additional 8 input / output gates to the DROID

$173 MSRP

Blind Panel

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Blind Panel with Der Mann mit der Maschine Logo

DROID P10 Controller

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DROID Controller with 2 large and 8 small pots

$127 MSRP

DROID P2B8 Controller - red

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P2B8 with red LEDs

$147 MSRP

DROID P2B8 Controller - green

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P2B8 with green LEDs

$147 MSRP

DROID P2B8 Controller - blue

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P2B8 with blue LEDs

$147 MSRP

DROID P2B8 Controller - yellow

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P2B8 with yellow LEDs

$147 MSRP

DROID P4B2 Controller

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Expander for the DROID with 4 pots and 2 buttons

$147 MSRP

DROID B32 Controller (mockup)

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Expander for the DROID 32 buttons

$314 MSRP

DROID P2B8 Controller - rainbow

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P2B8 with multi colored LEDs

$157 MSRP

DROID X7 Expander

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X7 - MIDI and USB connection expander for DROID

$267 MSRP
4 HP MIDI

Convertible multiple - 9

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Convertible multiple, configured as 9 connected jacks

$49 MSRP

Convertible multiple - 3/3/3

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Convertible multiple, configured as 3/3/3

$49 MSRP

Convertible multiple - 4/5

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Convertible multiple, configured as 4 and 5 connected jacks

$49 MSRP

Convertible multiple - CV bus

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Convertible multiple, configured as CV bus

$96 MSRP

DROID M4 - Motor Fader Unit

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DROID M4 motor fader controller with 4 faders

DROID P2B8 Controller - bavaria

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P2B8 with Bavarian style white - blue LED scheme

$157 MSRP