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Saal 3, Berlin

Studio File
Published December 2017
By Hannes Bieger

The Saal 3 control room is now based around a unique custom analogue console featuring a digitally controlled switching matrix.The Saal 3 control room is now based around a unique custom analogue console featuring a digitally controlled switching matrix.

The Funkhaus (‘broadcast house’) in the district of Oberschöneweide in the former east of Berlin is no longer a well-kept secret. Located on the banks of the river Spree, away from the city centre and nestled between an old power station and a cement plant, it’s one of the finest examples of recording studio architecture to be found anywhere in the world, and quite possibly the largest structure on the planet to have been purpose built for music production.

Saal 3’s impressive live room was originally designed for recording chamber ensembles.Saal 3’s impressive live room was originally designed for recording chamber ensembles.

The reason why this sonic miracle exists is...

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Published December 2017