In October 2017 I will open a new studio facility for hi-end analog stereo and stem mastering, 24 channel analog summing, as well as the restoration of historical records – 78s, 45s, 33s – and cassette tapes. Studio Schwebung will also have a dedicated space for recording. Both rooms feature custom acoustic designs and a selection of the very best analog gear and digital tools available.

Studio Schwebung is located in the Rhine valley next to a nature reserve, yet only 10 minutes by tramway to Bonn or 20 min to Cologne center. We’re around the corner from Can’s legendary Inner Space Studio and some minutes away from where Conny Plank’s Studio used to be. In case you are planning to visit for an attended project, our house has a guest room.

Monitoring
Grimm LS1be + Subs, pro version (2x 750 Watt)

Converter
Prism Sound ADA-8XR Multi-channel A/D D/A Converter

Console
Maselec MTC-1X Mastering Transfer Console

Analog Summing
Shadow Hills Industries Equinox

EQs
Knif Soma (valve)
Maselec MEA-2

Dynamic Processing
Knif Vari Mu II (valve)
Foote Control Systems P4S ME

DAW and Digital
Sadie 6
Flux audio analysis
Jünger Audio loudness processing
Weiss Saracon sampling rate converter and dithering

Headphones
Audeze LCD-X
AKG K-702
Grace Design m920 headphone amp

Microphones
2* Knif 804 mics (valve with NOS Neumann K67 capsules)
2* Earthworks QTC50 (< 50kHz)
2* Sennheiser MD 441 (serviced/matched pair from 1969)
Grace Design Spacebars
Knif V804 mic pre valve amp with additional DIs

Vinyl Transcription
EMT 930 st turntable with custom valve pre amp and dedicated transcription heads for early 78s, mono 45/33s and stereo records

Cassette Tape Transfer
Studer A 721 Tape Deck

Interconnects
Grimm TPM cables
Habst headphone cables

Power generator and cords by PS Audio
Custom acoustics and open racks by Wave Nature