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Riverside Studios, Cologne

Studio File
By Hannes Bieger

Riverside Studios, Cologne

Having the right gear is obviously crucial to the success of any recording studio, but other factors are sometimes overlooked: notably, how the gear is connected, and how it is supplied with mains power. The stuff that happens under and in between the racks often matters just as much as, if not more than, the gear presented in the racks themselves. Riverside Studios in Cologne certainly have done their homework in this department — and in all others, too! The studio has existed for several decades, but a recent move provided the opportunity to combine the experience gathered over the years into a new venue that oozes high-end from every pore. Not only is the equipment in the racks top-notch, but so too are the wiring, the rooms, the instruments and everything else you can think of.

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The main live hall features unique adjustable wooden acoustic treatment.The main live hall features unique adjustable wooden acoustic treatment.The outboard setup includes four rare original EMI TG12413 limiters.The outboard setup includes four rare original EMI TG12413 limiters.Studio mastermind Ralf Kemper has produced over 1000 commercial soundtracks in his career, collaborated with the likes of Alan Broadbent, Quincy Jones, Joe Pesci, Adam Levine and Peter Erskine, and...

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Published May 2019