Studio A’s 20m2 asymmetrical control room, with a perforated aluminium ceiling, is equipped with a ProTools HD 3 Accel System and Studer 16-track analog tape recorder. It is fitted with a Bowers & Wilkens 805D 5.1 surround monitor system as well as an additional pair of Genelec 1031A’s for stereo. Analog processing includes EMT 140 spring reverbs. The Control Room boasts odd spaced walls with broadband absorption panels and quadratic residue diffusors to ensure a superior listening environment. Studio A allows for audio capturing from both the Submarine and the adjacent Fismer Hall.
The Fismer Hall is a spacious venue with truly excellent acoustics, and two Steinway D grand pianos come standard. Designed with a trivial auditorium lift towards the rear, this recording space has a wooden surface area of 234.9m2. The Fismer Hall is connected to the main control room via a large double-window, facing the stage from the rear right side. The solid wooden floor, together with odd-shaped walls and proper acoustic dampening in the ceiling, add to the smooth, controlled reverb time of roughly 1.3 seconds.
It is very well suited to capture piano, jazz band, chamber music, or any combination that would benefit from a good room sound. This is also an excellent space to get a truly huge sound from a drum kit or loud guitar cab.
The Submarine is an asymmetrical, quadrilateral room with a surface area of 39.5m2. This venue has no parallel surfaces, and the entire room ‘floats’ within a shock-absorbing rubber shell. The interior consists of hard walls treated with movable sound absorbers (for eradicating any prospective standing waves), a hard odd-shaped ceiling, and a soft-tiled floor. A large double window connects this floating studio with the main control room — ideal for communication.
Studio B is a ProTools HD Native-equipped venue that is primarily employed for educational purposes, training, or for use by our students. It consists of a small control room and recording booth, and can also capture audio from the world-renowned Endler Hall. When smaller teams are involved, this studio is ideal for film work.
The Endler Hall is an auditorium-style venue with a large, solid beechwood stage, elaborate acoustically treated walls and very high stage ceiling. The Endler has a wooden surface area of 573.2m2 and a ceiling height of approximately 15 meters. Due to the oddly shaped walls and auditorium-style seating, the reverb in this hall equals approximately 1.8 seconds — lower than expected from the sheer capacity of the room. The Endler is best suited to capture symphonic ensembles, choirs, and any other instruments that would benefit from a beautiful natural reverb. Here you will find two world-class Bösendorfer 280 grand pianos on stage as well as a magnificent Marcussen tracker-action pipe organ with 44 stops, three manuals and pedals.
Studio C is a versatile, well-equipped, in-house electronic music production studio and editing suite. Digital Audio workstations like ProTools 10, Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase and Reaper. Various analog tape recorders (Otari 16-track, Brenell and Studer 8-tracks) are available in this studio. Analog synthesizers like the ARP 2600 (1978) and Synthi 3 (1978), and digital synthesizers like the Synclavier (1981) and Roland D50 (1987) are also available. Analog processing include various mechanical reverbs like the EMT 140 and 240 plate reverbs, as well as the AKG BX20 spring reverb.
Studio D is a Pro Tools HD2 Accel based studio most often employed to capture audio from the Endler, and due to its larger size it is primarily used for 5.1 surround projects and sound-for-film post-production. Bowers & Wilkens 705 monitors and a KRK surround system are used in this venue.