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 Genelec 1031A's for stereo. Analog processing include 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 and allows audio capture from the Submarine and Fismer Hall.
Studio B is a ProTools HD Native equipped studio for use by our students with only very limited time slots available for commercial work. It consists of a small control room and recording booth and can also capture audio from the Endler hall.
The Endler is a auditorium style hall with a large solid beechwood stage, elaborate acoustically treated walls and very high stage ceiling, has a wooden surface area of 573.2m2 and a ceiling height of approximately 15 meters. Lower than expected from the sheer capacity of the hall, the reverb time equals approximately 1.8 seconds - due to the absorbent nature of the auditorium style seating and odd-shaped walls. We use the Endler to capture Symphonies, Choirs and anything else that could benefit from a beautiful natural reverb. Here you would find 2 Bösendorfer 280 pianos on stage as well as a Marcussen tracker-action pipe organ with 44 stops, three manuals and pedal.
This is called the submarine for two reasons: firstly, due to it's floating design and secondly due to the main door having a small port window like a submarine. The Submarine is an asymmetrical, quadrilateral room with a surface area of 39.5m2. With no parallel surfaces, the entire room 'floats' within a rubber shell, apparently capable of withstanding a strong earthquake. The interior consists of hard walls treated with with movable sound absorbers, for eradicating any prospective standing waves, a hard odd shaped ceiling and soft tiled floor. A large double window connects the floating studio with the main control room - ideal for communication.
With its combination of hard surfaces, asymmetrical shape and well-spaced absorbers, the submarine has a natural and compact sound with a controlled reverb time of roughly 0.6 seconds. The room is ideal for close-perspective recordings.
Named after Prof. Maria Fismer, principal of the Conservatoire from 1938 to 1951, the Fismer Hall is a is a spacious hall with excellent acoustics, and 2 Steinway D grand pianos come standard. Built with a trivial auditorium lift to the rear, the Fismer Hall has a wooden surface area of 234.9m2. The Fismer Hall is connected to the main control room via large double-window, facing the stage from the rear right side. The solid wooden floor, together with proper acoustic dampening in the ceiling and odd-shaped walls add to the smooth, controlled reverb time of roughly 1.3 seconds.
It is very well suited to capture pianos, jazz bands, chamber music, or anything that could benefit from a good and room sound. Also a good place to get a huge sound from a drum kit or loud guitar cab.
Studio C is a electronic music production studio and editing suite. Digital Audio workstations like Pro Tools 10, Ableton Live, Logic, Cubase and Reaper as well as 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 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 used to capture audio from the Endler and 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.