Welcome to the Institute

The Institut für angewandten Krach (Institute for applied noise) opened in late 2014.

Since then, band recordings have mainly been made, mixed and / or mastered here. As a non-commercial studio, which I run in my spare time, I offer the opportunity to make recordings without the usual time pressure. Because that has no place in recording either ...
I understand my work as that of a recording engineer, not only to create the technical prerequisites so that you can record your own music undisturbed and relaxed.

Equipment

The institute consists of a control room and a recording room, just big enough to accommodate a 4-5 member band, just small enough to keep up with the trend towards the tiny record studio.
The DIY idea is lived out here in a variety of ways and combines all the experience I have gained professionally in the craft or as a developer, as well as musically in bands or as a sound engineer.
This includes not only the construction of the rooms themselves, but also all the room acoustic measures, the studio equipment and installations, the large monitors, right through to various analog equipment or software.

Everything that I cannot build myself is available in contemporary, professional quality, especially the microphones and the converter, as well as the analog studio equipment.
The rooms are acoustically optimized as much as possible and the studio monitors are calibrated and corrected for the room.

There is also a choice of several amps and cabinets for guitar and bass, as well as two studio drumsets and several snares drums und cymbal sets.
These include little treasures or classics, such as two 1968 Marshall boxes, a Fender twin reverb, a Marshall JCM 900, an old London City amp, a TraceElliot V6 all-tube bass amp.
Also boxes and tops from Ampeg, Fender, Warwick, Marshall.

News from the Institute

New Studio Drumset

The equipment manager of the institute is very happy about our new addition: A Gretsch Catalina Club, with a 22 ″ x 20 ″ bass drum, 16 ″ x14 ″ floor, 12 ″ x10 ″ rack tom and 14 ″ x5.5 ″ snare. The shells are made of mahogany and have a warm, very full sound, the whole set sounds big and massive in the recording. It is now available as a second studio set for recordings ...

Kush!

Fresh in today, straight from Los Angeles: Electra from Kush Audio! Magic… The institute is now the proud owner of two 500 modules of the fantastic Kush Electra Equalizer.