Bieger Sound

"The Bieger the better"

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Overview

Excellence in music production is a result of many factors. Creativity needs an inspiring environment to unfold, and sound quality is achieved through infinite little and larger steps all flowing into the final stage of production.

Bieger Sound has been designed to accomplish all these requirements in a single workspace dedicated to sonic beauty.

As a mixing room, Bieger Sound offers true mastering grade sonics throughout the entire signal path. With extremely high headroom, quality components and often overlooked factors sorted such as quality cabling and clean mains power, the studio is conceived as a blank canvas – with a vast additional colour palette available literally at the flick of a switch.

Signals can be created, formed and shaped with a selection of analogue outboard gear of the highest calibre. Technology that normally forms the most delicate of two-channel mastering chains is available in a multi-track mixing setup. Dynamics include stereo units such as an API 2500, Pendulum OCL-2, Vertigo Sound VSC-2 and Rockruepel Comp as well as mono comps/limiters like a vintage Blackface 1176, Retro Instruments Sta-Level, Chandler LTD-2 and Amtec Model 099 Tube Limiting Amplifier. EQ duties are being handled by numerous API 550A and Electrodyne 511 modules as well as a Chandler TG12345 Curve Bender, a pair of Pultec EQM-1S3 Mastering Equalizers, a Dangerous Music BAX EQ and many others. Outboard FX include a Quantec 2496 Yardstick reverb as well as two Ursa Major Space Stations and a number of analogue processors like the Thermionic Culture Vulture.

All gear is tied together with an ultra transparent Speck Electronics LiLo console with +28 dBu headroom, and the final mix is printed either to analogue master tape or back to digital by way of one of the most transparent A/D converters on the market – the Lavry Engineering Gold AD122-96 MX Master Converter. This way all the musical subtleties of the analogue mix can be preserved and conveyed to the outside world.

Physicality, coherence, warmth, vitality – these terms are describing a sound picture that is achieved through an analogue summing stage and analogue outboard gear, where the music – and not its artifacts – remains in the foreground. It should also be mentioned that good analog mixes can be made even louder during mastering without ruining the sound.

A selection of great sounding software is complementing the analogue part of the studio – in today's environment often a hybrid mixing setup delivers the best results.

As a production studio, Bieger Sound offers a great environment for writing tracks, recording overdubs or refining arrangements. The studio keeps an exclusive selection of vintage and modern instruments, all hand-picked for maximum sonics and musical inspiration. Guitars include a 1962 (pre-CBS) Fender Jazzmaster and a 1971 Fender Precision Bass, and Bieger Sound is boasting many classic Keyboard instruments, too: A Minimoog Model D, Roland Juno-60, Korg MS 20, Fender Rhodes MKI, Wurlitzer Model 200A, Hohner Clavinet D6, but also modern instruments like a DSI Sequential Prophet 6, Clavia Nord Lead 2 and DSI Tempest and MFB Tanzbär drum machines.

The Microphone setup includes precious pieces like a Neumann U67 (S/N 080, one of the first few dozen ever made...), Neumann Gefell CMV 563 w/ M7 capsule and others, and all signals can be recorded with a variety of great sounding preamps. Bieger Sound offers a pair of Telefunken/Siemens V72 modules, a Tree Audio The Branch channel strip, a Manley Stereo Tube D.I. as well as a number of solid state preamps by Siemens, Chandler Limited and others.

In short, Bieger Sound offers a great sounding room and great sounding gear, both brought together in a casual and comfortable environment with ample daylight, a space that encourages to sharpening the musical senses. All the gear is collected and maintained with one big goal in mind: Condensing emotions into meaningful musical masterpieces...