A Berlin-based company whose main product, from the standpoint of the synth designer, is the ability to produce custom front panels for modular synth modules, in quantities as low as 1 (at a cost). Synth-DIY'ers frequently use their services to produce panels for self-designed modules, for reformatting a module, and for prototyping. They provide a software package, Front Panel Designer, which the user can download and use to lay out the drillings and etchings of a panel. The software can be used to transmit the design to Schaeffer for manufacturing, and it will estimate the cost based on the number and type of features in the design.
Schaeffer's subsidiary, Front Panel Express, serves the North America (USA/Canada) market.