“I have more than 25 years of experience in designing and building custom audio systems for some of the most demanding artists in the music industry.”

We are constantly developing and moving barrieres, striving for creating ultimate solutions. We want you to find the tone of your dreams, and we provide you with the tools that help you achieve your musical ambitions.

Steen Skrydstrup

Steen Skrydstrup

The Caveman Audio Story & My Philosophy

During the past decades, we have seen constant evolution in technology.

Barriers are moved every day, and things that would have seemed like total science fiction only a few years ago is now reality. And still, bass and guitar players are struggling with the same basic issues they have been dealing with the past 30-40 years.

It almost seems as if time has been on hold…

We have made it our quest to address and rectify these problems, bringing modern guitar and bass products to a whole new level. No more hum, noise, signal loss, cross-loading issues, instability, etc

Our approach is to maintain the bass/guitar-direct-into-amp sound, while not introducing any additional noise. We have spent many years developing and refining this concept.

Basically, any audio system is like a mathematical puzzle. It primarily presents two challenges – impedance problems and signal level matching. These two issues should be addressed in every product and throughout the entire system.

Further, stages are very harsh environments. There are issues you need to deal with, which are not present in your rehearsal room or when playing at home: Radio signals, light dimmers and noisy mains are some of the most severe issues.

We have developed a concept that allows us to suppress ground noise with up to 120dB in any product we design and build, while at the same time making the unit virtually immune to airborne noise and magnetic field sources. We use this concept when designing our own products.

Robustness and durability is also a key factor for any touring musician. Your system should be able to withstand the endurance of ‘life on the road’. This is also dealt with when we design a product.

This is of course not a comprehensive description of what we do, but it should give you a basic idea of our approach – as well as what to expect when you plug a Caveman Audio product into your precious signal chain!

Niklas Schneidermann

We met up with guitarist Niklas Schneidermann from Magtens Korridorer in the band's rehearsal room in Copenhagen (September ’21). He kindly showed us his rig and demonstrated some of the settings he uses, when playing live with Magtens Korridorer. Niklas' main piece of gear is his 3 channel tube amp, that he uses for three different types of overdrive sounds.

The amplifier & cabinet

Niklas is an avid Caveman Audio user and has multiple custom-made products from Steen Skrydstrup. Niklas has been playing the VOX AC50 amp for many years. Three years ago he decided to shift to the Skrydstrup TD50 Triple Drive amp. Last year Niklas tried going back to the Vox amp, but quickly realized that after playing the Skrydstrup amp, there was no turning back. - It simply sounds better!

Niklas is getting his dirt sounds from the amp, which has three levels of overdrive. Channel 1 ranges from fat and warm clean tones to gentle overdrive, Channel 2 goes from fast overdrive tones to high-gain bliss, and finally, Channel 3 takes you from a punchy-power-chord type of sound to screaming high-gain lead tones.

The Skrydstrup TD50 Triple Drive is now called Caveman Audio X3 - 3 Channel amp. The name is new, but the amp is the same. The guitar cabinet used is a Caveman Audio 412-V30 Cab.

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Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer
Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer

“For the past three years, I have needed to have my Skrydstrup amplifier with me, because it just sounds fantastic - even when I play it!”

-Niklas Schneidermann (Magtens Korridorer)

Niklas’ favorite guitars

Niklas uses a variety of guitars, but mainly uses three types, when playing live with Magtens Korridorer.

His main guitar is the Fender Custom Shop Esquire Telecaster, which has an old beat up look. He also has a spare Fender Custom Shop Esquire Telecaster, this one with fancy gold paint.

Niklas’ latest edition to the guitars, is the Fender Jazzmaster Firemist gold ’65 that he purchased last year.

Also added to the guitars that will be going out on tour shortly, is the Fender Custom Shop LTD 60 Strat Relic in shell pink finish and a rare Vox Mandoguitar from the 60’s.

Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer
Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer

"Back to basics - just with great sound”

-Niklas Schneidermann (Magtens Korridorer)


Pedals & effects used live

The switching is controlled by the SC1 Midi Foot Controller from Caveman Audio. Niklas appreciates the noiseless switching he gets when using the SC1 controller, opposed to a regular pedalboard. Niklas likes to keep his setup simple and does not have a lot of pedals. These are the pedals that he uses live:

Caveman Audio TRM1 Opto Tremolo

2x Caveman Audio BOS1 Boost 28 booster pedals

Boss DD-5 Digital Delay

Strymon El Capistan Tape Echo

Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer
Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer

“The great thing about the SC1 Midi Foot Controller, opposed to using a regular pedalboard, is that you can get the sounds from all your favorite stompboxes without all the noise and the hiss”

-Niklas Schneidermann (Magtens Korridorer)


Custom-built products

Niklas is using a Skrydstrup custom-built interface in his rig. When playing live he also uses a Skrydstrup Input Selector as well as a Skrydstrup Acoustic Preamp, to make sure his acoustic guitar sounds right when playing live.

Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer
Niklas Schneidermann-Magtens Korridorer

Niklas Schneidermann's Gear


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