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Constructed 2006, the Clouds Hill Recordings studio is located in the Rothenburgsort district of Hamburg, on two floors of a restored Hamburg warehouse overlooking the Elbe River.

The studio section of Clouds Hill Recordings occupies a total area of 350 square meters and offers unique, carefully selected equipment that will satisfy the highest technical demands for all phases of analogous and digital music production and post-production. It is the only recordingstudio in Germany that is equipped with a vintage Neve 8068 console, the audio mixer that Sir George Martin commissioned Rupert Neve to manufacture in 1978. Besides George Martin, musicians like John Lennon ("Double Fantasy") and later Daniel Lanois in the New York "Hit Factory" have worked with this presumably most renowned mixing console in music history. The concept behind the Clouds Hill Recordings studio-providing musicians from around the world with the highest quality technical equipment in an inspiring setting and creative working atmosphere-is complemented by the second element of the Clouds Hill complex: 500 m2 of carefully designed and furnished accommodations with unique views of the Elbe River landscape.

Technical equipment

Besides analog equipment (Neve 8068, Studer A820, Pultec EQs, RCA Limiter. to mention just a few...), CHR offers the complete spectrum of components needed for digital music production, including Pro Tools HD3, Logic, Native Instruments, Waves Diamond, and a large selection of vintage and new microphones and amplifiers (see equipment list).

The CHR studio rooms guarantee superb acoustic quality, thanks to painstaking design based on a professional acoustic expertise specially prepared by the Taubert and Ruhe company: these reputable Hamburg acoustic engineers were recently commissioned as consultants for the city's projected philharmonic hall, the "Elbphilharmonie".