It all started with an urge to play with sound and a desire to know more. After several years buried in books, manuals, patch cables, and messing with a DIY synth, JakoJako (real name Sibel Koçer) was playing her first live sets in Berlin, spending every spare cent on Eurorack modules. The passion soon became all-consuming, and in 2017 she left her nursing career to work at Berlin’s synth shop institution SchneidersLaden. Here she’s been sharing her grasp of tools and techniques with the city’s music-maker community.