Clouds Hill Recordings

"The Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory of recording studios"

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The Person [behind] CHR

The Person [behind] CHR

At the age of only 32, Johann Scheerer, the owner of Clouds Hill Recordings, brought his dream to life. Being an artist in his own right, he was a musician, songwriter, producer & engineer before becoming a studio owner.

Johann first started to write & produce music at the age of 16, using an 8-track mini disc recorder. Back then he found it quite challenging working in analog: "8-track mini disc was a very strange format for me. It was terrible to handle & it marked the major transition from analog to digital recording. However I'd spend sleepless nights working around the difficulties. In my opinion analog tape offers the best chance and sound for recordings to survive in the future."

Nowadays, Johann often compares producing music to mountaineering:
"You study it a lot, you're maybe interested in special techniques and you start the journey well equipped. But when it comes down to face reality, you have to improvise to achieve the results you want."