Located in the heart of the vibrant city of Berlin, Klangbild Studios provides exquisite sound recording and production for artists of talent if not of distinction.
Founded by Martin J. Fiedler, the studios have gained recognition with the release of Josh T. Pearson's Last of the Country Gentlemen, the sound of which was praised by famed engineer Gareth Jones. Klangbild is a modern studio with an analog heart centred around our Stramp desk, one of the few working examples in existence.
About the Stramp console - The heart and soul of Klangbild
Peter Strüven was a legend in his own time. Working out of a converted barn outside Hamburg, he created music electronics with military spec parts and rare attention to detail. John Entwhistle of "The Who" was a religious customer of Herr Dr. Strüven. We are proud to own this beautiful example and keep it in top condition. Several modifications have (whilst keeping intact the amazing tone of the vintage unit) vastly improved its transient handling and noise specifications. Not the least of these is the addition of a laboratory quality power supply and a separately earthed phantom power system. Also the inclusion of balanced direct outs and inserts on every channel. The built in optical compressors have been entirely refurbished and are now patchable to any channel. Each channel comes with passive/inductive EQ section. Such filters impart the tone made famous by the classic Pultec design, yet with more bands to play with for supreme accuracy with zero added noise even at high boost settings.
We are at the moment refurbishing a second Stramp console, to provide more flexibilty.
Martin J. Fiedler, studio founder and producer. As the Berlin wall fell, Martin turned his attention to the art of music production. With an ear for talent and a unique patience in his search for quality, Martin J has become well known for his ability to shape rough diamonds into beautiful gems.