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sooperRadio with Aditya Nandwana/Animal Factory Amplification

Today it’s that time again, SooperRadio is going on the air! From 5-7 pm it’s all about electronic music and musical instruments with a Superbooth perspective.

During the eleventh broadcast in late October you will get recent impressions and news from India. Aditya Nandwana from Animal Factory Amplification gives us a detailed presentation of some of his modules. The Indian manufacturer of guitar effects and Eurorack modules has also visited and exhibited at Superbooth a few times. In 2018, he was able to win Alexander Hacke for a lecture-concert to introduce the Godeater effect device. Here is the video about it:

A few weeks ago Aditya also visited SchneidersLaden, where he presented his newest (and the older) modules in a workshop. The video is still in the works. But here you can find a video of an earlier workshop of Animal Factory Amplification at SchneidersLaden:

Enjoy the show! You can listen to it here:
In Berlin on 88,4 MHz or in Potsdam on 90,7 MHz or via stream on piradio.de

The SchneidersLaden Advanced Workshops are back!

The Modular Beginner Workshops in SchneidersLaden are very popular and often booked out long before the next date. What is missing since the beginning of the pandemic are the advanced workshops with artists, experts and manufacturers – this will change soon: New Advanced Workshops and Events from 25th of August!

The upcoming series of 5 workshops is more versatile than ever and should offer something exciting to everyone who is interested in electronic music and its creation.

August 25th: It starts with a special guest from far away: Aditya from Animal Factory Amplification – located in Bombay, India – contacted us a few weeks ago, because he will be in Germany again. We are happy to take this opportunity and turn the meeting with Aditya into the second workshop on his creations at SchneidersLaden. (here is the first one, in case you missed it)

September 1st: One week later we continue with Making Sound Machines from Düsseldorf, who caused a stir last year with their Stolperbeats sequencer for eurorack – we are happy to welcome the Rookie of the Year at SchneidersLaden. And we are curious about the story behind Stolperbeats and to meet the makers!

September 15th: Two weeks later we are looking forward to a special guest and the first Artist Workshop of the year – with Lisa Morgenstern. We could already convince ourselves of her skills at SUPERBOOTH22 and are looking forward to insights into her live set and to meet someone who can handle the many keyboard instruments in the showroom. With a little luck, we’ll have the new Rhodes MK8 on site by then. That would be something – Lisa Morgenstern on the new Rhodes.

September 29th: Another two weeks later it’s your turn – it’s all about hot irons and melting metal – it’s DIY time! If you want to dip your toes into the topic of DIY we can offer some help with assembling some selected DIY-Kits. During the workshop you will assemble the modules with the help of our experts from the workshop. Dare to build your first (or even twentieth) module with us – bring it to life in the showroom at Kotti. More info on the modules and how to register will be published soon!

October 13th: The last date of this workshop series is also on the topic of do-it-yourself. Here it’s all about Tapeloops with Sascha Bachman aka HAND. This technique needs some finesse and patience, but always delivers fascinating results with the incomparable character of real tape. Your host for this evening has already shown how to cut and reassemble tapes, open and close cassettes and make music with them during many workshops at SUPERBOOTH.

We are happy to be able to offer you such a nice program. The first three dates are of course free, please register at info@schneidersladen.de as places are limited. The two DIY dates are paid – more info coming soon!

This is a short overview so you can mark the dates in your calendar and prepare for the opening-event next week with Animal Factory Amplification – Thursday, 25th of August. Please write an email to info@schneidersladen.de to save your space!

Distortion with Animal Factory Amplification – Workshop Video @SchneidersLaden

Animal Factory Amplification is an innovative Indian guitar pedal manufacturer that is even adapting its circuits for eurorack modular! Not many manufacturers in the music tech industry come from India and if you listen to the fascinating story of AFA (Animal Factory Amplification) you get an idea why. Aditya – founder, developer and engineer of AFA gave an insight into his story, from being a teenager in India building distortion pedals from the rare electronic parts he could get his hands on – to these present days where he shares a stage at SUPERBOOTH18 together with Alexander Hacke from Einstürzende Neubauten to present his products -watch the video from Superbooth here!

This workshop at SchneidersLaden gives a very detailed overview about different distortion techniques and the differences these make sound-wise. Learn not only about the impressive circuits Aditya developed, but also about the ideas and history behind these and get some tips and tricks for the use of these machines and how to get the best results.

The best of the whole story is that Aditya bringing his circuits to the eurorack format. The Baron Samedi and Pit Viper are already available! With CV control these modules bring another creative dimension to the table.

Animal Factory Amplification

Animal Factory Amplification

Aditya Nandwana from Bombay, India, presents a new synth: the Ahimsa.

Ahimsa means “without violence” in Sanskrit. This complete synth voice features two oscillators, a six step sequencer, an envelope generator, LFO and headphone output.

The synth is still in the prototype stage but looks very promising!

Another big news is a new version of the Pit Viper with a new faceplate, cleaner sound and two new switches.

The Pit Viper is a solid-state overdrive derived from the Flail Channel of the Ozymandias pedal. With a bite that is poisonous and mesmerizing, it goes from a gritty clean boost to a raw, full-fledged amp-on-full-tilt roar.

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