A place where artists can feel at home.

Location

mob Studio is 130 sqm of pure inspiration – with lots of daylight.
It’s beautiful here.
And quiet.
You can work undisturbed – but with Hamburg’s hippest district right at your doorstep.
We have a close and friendly cooperation with the other music productions here in the building, e.g. rkrdr lab. This gives us access to a lot of additional equipment, instruments and of course know-how.

Idea

Songwriting in one room, programming beats in another, recording tracks in the third – or classic directing / recording room: many scenarios are possible.
Good acoustics, top equipment?
Of course!
But we place special emphasis on making musicians and producers feel at home.
And they can easily integrate their analogue darlings and other equipment – that’s what contemporary work is all about.

History

The mob recording studio in Hamburg has made music history with innovative productions. Since the 90s, it has been a constant force in Hamburg’s independent scene (Die Ärzte, Abwärts, Sisters of Mercy).
We took over Blank Fontana’s establishment in 2008, modernising it but being careful to keep the spirit of the place alive.
In addition to pop productions (Tim Bendzko, Lena Meyer-Landruth, Blumfeld, Dick Brave, Ben Becker, Revolverheld), we make music for film and TV and as of 2018 are working under the name of mob again – nice!

Details

Console:

    • SSL Matrix2
    40 input analogue console - DAW controller

Microphones / DI:

  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Neumann KM 184  (2x)
  • DPA 4041-S large diaphragm microphone, 130 V
  • AKG  C 414 LTD (limited edition) (2x)
  • AKG D20 - Vintage
  • AKG D112
  • Gefell (Neumann GDR) M70 small diaphragm (2x) Vintage
  • Gefell (Neumann GDR) M71 large diaphragm (2x) Vintage
  • Beyer M 201 (3x )
  • Beyer M 130, ribbon mike
  • Audio technica AT 4033
  • Audio technica pro 52
  • Shure SM57 (2x)
  • Shure SM 58 (2x)
  • Shure beta 52
  • BSS AR-133 active D.I. box
  • Palmer speaker simulator
  • Palmer Passive D.I. Box
  • Lehle signal splitter
von rkrdr lab (inhouse) u.a.:
  • Neumann U 87
  • Electrovoice RE 20
  • Shure SM-7
  • Sennheiser MD 421
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Audix D6
  • div. Radial D.I./reamping boxes

Preamps / processing:

  • Neve 1073 DPA dual Mic Preamp
  • Focusrite ISA 220 Mic Preamp/Eq/Compressor
  • Focusrite ISA 828 , 8 Channel Preamp
  • AMEK Pure Path dual mic-amp compressor-limiter by Rupert Neve  w/AD converter
  • DBX 586 dual vacuum tube mic preamp/eq
  • DBX 566 dual vacuum tube compressor/limiter
  • DPA  HMA 5000 dual mic preamp
  • BSS DPR 402 Compressor/Limiter/Deesser
  • AVID Eleven Rack, guitar/audio preamp/processor
  • Line 6 Pod Pro guitar processor

DAW:

  • AVID Protools HDX
  • AVID HD I/O 8x8x8
  • Digidesign 192 I/O
  • Apple Mac Pro 12-core
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 DSP Card
  • AVID Protools HD
  • Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Video capture/play Card
  • Apple Logic Pro X, Logic Pro 9
  • Plugins as by Waves, UAD, Celemony, Antares,
  • Sample libraries & virtual instruments as by Native Instruments, Vienna, Eastwest, Toontrack,XLN
  • SSL Matrix2 DAW-controller
  • Mackie Control, controller unit
  • Sony/Panasonic Video Monitors
  • 3x DELL 24" Computer Monitors

Monitoring:

Speaker:
  • Genelec 1038 A, active monitors
  • Genelec 1032 A, active monitors
  • ELAC BS 203.2
  • Auratone Speakers
von rkrdr lab (inhouse):
  • Yamaha NS-10
Distribution:
  • Presonus Central station
  • Presonus HP 60 Headphone Preamp
  • SSL Matrix2 (s.o.)
Headphones:
  • 3x Sony MDR 7506
  • AKG K240
  • AKG K271
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770
Metering:
  • Pinguin Audio Meter on Audiokern PC

Keyboards/Synth/Midi:

  • Yamaha G2 - Grand Piano
  • Seiler - Upright Piano
  • Clavia Nordlead 3
  • Clavia Nord Wave
  • Kawai MP5 Stage Piano/Masterkeyboard
  • Korg Microkorg
  • Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3
  • Emagic Unitor midi interface

Outboard Fx:

  • Lexicon PCM 90

HD recording/editing:

  • Apple Mac Pro 8-core
  • Apple Logic
  • Avid Protools
  • Aja Kona video capture card
  • Tascam US-144 MKII
  • Apple Cinema Display 23", (2x)

Keyboards/Midi:

  • Swissonic easy key 25
  • Tascam US-144 MKII

Monitoring:

  • Genelec 1030 A, active monitors
  • phonic mixing desk

Acoustic Guitars:

  • Martin  OM-21, steelstring orchestral model
  • Collings D2H, handmade (USA) steelstring dreadnaught
  • Paulino Bernabe M-5 classical nylon string
  • Yairi G-2 classical nylon string
  • Dobro
  • F.lli Ferrarri neapolitan mandolin
  • Ukulele
  • Trinity College Dublin, irish bouzouki

Electric Guitars:

  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gretsch G 6120 Chet Atkins
  • Gibson Les Paul Special
  • Danelectro Dano Pro 1 (original 1964 model)
  • Hoefner 70´s hollow body
  • Stratocaster style custom model
  • Guitar Fx as by Fulltone, MXR, Electro Harmonix, Dunlop

Bass:

  • Stoll acoustic bass
  • Hoefner double bass
  • Fender Jazz Bass 1998
  • Harm electric bass
  • Hoefner style violin bass
  • Framus 60´s shortscale bass
  • Guild Ashbory mini bass
  • Jazz bass style custom model

Amps:

  • Fender Twin
  • Hiwatt 100 Custom
  • Orange Tiny Terror
  • Peavey Delta Blues
  • AER Bass Cube
  • div. Cabinets w/10",12",15"

Also:

  • Yamaha G2 - Grand Piano
  • Seiler - Upright Piano
  • Cello
  • Stylophone
  • Tongue Drum, div. percussion instruments

Misc:

  • Bezzera Magica Milano Espresso Machine!
  • ASC Tube Traps, variable acoustik elements (6x)
  • Technics SL-1210MK2 turntable
  • SONY PCM R-300 DAT recorder
  • Tascam CD 160 professional CD player
  • Panasonic DVD player

Details

Console:

  • SSL Matrix2 | 40 input analogue console - DAW controller

Microphones / DI:

  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Neumann KM 184  (2x)
  • DPA 4041-S large diaphragm microphone, 130 V
  • AKG  C 414 LTD (limited edition) (2x)
  • AKG D20 - Vintage
  • AKG D112
  • Gefell (Neumann GDR) M70 small diaphragm (2x) Vintage
  • Gefell (Neumann GDR) M71 large diaphragm (2x) Vintage
  • Beyer M 201 (3x )
  • Beyer M 130, ribbon mike
  • Audio technica AT 4033

von rkrdr lab (inhouse) u.a.:
  • Neumann U 87
  • Electrovoice RE 20
  • Shure SM-7
  • Sennheiser MD 421
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Audix D6
  • div. Radial D.I./reamping boxes

Preamps / processing:

  • Neve 1073 DPA dual Mic Preamp
  • Focusrite ISA 220 Mic Preamp/Eq/Compressor
  • Focusrite ISA 828 , 8 Channel Preamp
  • AMEK Pure Path dual mic-amp compressor-limiter by Rupert Neve  w/AD converter
  • DBX 586 dual vacuum tube mic preamp/eq
  • DBX 566 dual vacuum tube compressor/limiter
  • DPA  HMA 5000 dual mic preamp
  • BSS DPR 402 Compressor/Limiter/Deesser
  • AVID Eleven Rack, guitar/audio preamp/processor
  • Line 6 Pod Pro guitar processor

DAW:

  • AVID Protools HDX
  • AVID HD I/O 8x8x8
  • Digidesign 192 I/O
  • Apple Mac Pro 12-core
  • Universal Audio UAD-2 DSP Card
  • AVID Protools HD
  • Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Video capture/play Card
  • Apple Logic Pro X, Logic Pro 9
  • Plugins as by Waves, UAD, Celemony, Antares,
  • Sample libraries & virtual instruments as
  • by Native Instruments, Vienna, Eastwest, Toontrack,XLN
  • SSL Matrix2 DAW-controller
  • Mackie Control, controller unit
  • Sony/Panasonic Video Monitors
  • 3x DELL 24" Computer Monitors

Monitoring:

Speaker:

  • Genelec 1038 A, active monitors
  • Genelec 1032 A, active monitors
  • ELAC BS 203.2
  • Auratone Speakers
von rkrdr lab (inhouse):
  • Yamaha NS-10
Distribution:
  • Presonus Central station
  • Presonus HP 60 Headphone Preamp
  • SSL Matrix2 (s.o.)
Headphones:
  • 3x Sony MDR 7506
  • AKG K240
  • AKG K271
  • Beyerdynamic DT 770
Metering:
  • Pinguin Audio Meter on Audiokern PC

Keyboards/Synth/Midi:

  • Yamaha G2 - Grand Piano
  • Seiler - Upright Piano
  • Clavia Nordlead 3
  • Clavia Nord Wave
  • Kawai MP5 Stage Piano/Masterkeyboard
  • Korg Microkorg
  • Native Instruments MASCHINE MK3
  • Emagic Unitor midi interface

Outboard Fx:

  • Lexicon PCM 90

HD recording/editing:

  • Apple Mac Pro 8-core
  • Apple Logic
  • Avid Protools
  • Aja Kona video capture card
  • Tascam US-144 MKII
  • Apple Cinema Display 23", (2x)

Keyboards/Midi:

  • Swissonic easy key 25
  • Tascam US-144 MKII

Monitoring:

  • Genelec 1030 A, active monitors
  • phonic mixing desk

Acoustic Guitars:

  • Martin  OM-21, steelstring orchestral model
  • Collings D2H, handmade (USA) steelstring dreadnaught
  • Paulino Bernabe M-5 classical nylon string
  • Yairi G-2 classical nylon string
  • Dobro
  • F.lli Ferrarri neapolitan mandolin
  • Ukulele
  • Trinity College Dublin, irish bouzouki

Electric Guitars:

  • Fender Telecaster
  • Gretsch G 6120 Chet Atkins
  • Gibson Les Paul Special
  • Danelectro Dano Pro 1 (original 1964 model)
  • Hoefner 70´s hollow body
  • Stratocaster style custom model
  • Guitar Fx as by Fulltone, MXR, Electro Harmonix, Dunlop

Bass:

  • Stoll acoustic bass
  • Hoefner double bass
  • Fender Jazz Bass 1998
  • Harm electric bass
  • Hoefner style violin bass
  • Framus 60´s shortscale bass
  • Guild Ashbory mini bass
  • Jazz bass style custom model

Amps:

  • Fender Twin
  • Hiwatt 100 Custom
  • Orange Tiny Terror
  • Peavey Delta Blues
  • AER Bass Cube
  • div. Cabinets w/10",12",15"

Misc:

  • Bezzera Magica Milano Espresso Machine!
  • ASC Tube Traps, variable acoustik elements (6x)
  • Technics SL-1210MK2 turntable
  • SONY PCM R-300 DAT recorder
  • Tascam CD 160 professional CD player
  • Panasonic DVD player

Contact

Eimsbuetteler Str. 63 • 22769 Hamburg / Germany • +49 - 40 - 32 50 89 89