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Live Room 1 »The Living Room«

When Johann founded Clouds Hill in 2005 he wanted this place and especially Live Room 1 to feel like your living room. Admittedly a big living room. On 100sqm with 2 isolation booths and a wooden drum-corner, natural light coming through 3 big windows and a view onto Hamburg‘s industrial area and the river Elbe, The Living Room features Clouds Hill‘s Steinway D, 3.5 meter ceiling and a natural reverb of just over 2 seconds. There‘s an entire wall of effect pedals, from Clouds Hill‘s own brand featuring the world‘s first Floppy Disc Delay and Clouds Hill‘s Vintage Valve Booster to Oilcan Tremolos, vintage Ludwig and Mutron pedals to state of the art noise- and better-makers.

Finish your song with us!

Finish your song with us!

It’s magic what this young German did to my songs. He saved my life.

Peter Doherty // The Libertines

A rock band, that doesn’t get a good record out of Clouds Hill Studio won’t get one anywhere else.

Guy Garvey // Elbow

Entering Clouds Hill is like coming home.

Omar Rodríguez-López // The Mars Volta

I want to be buried at Clouds Hill Studio because then I have the guarantee that I can at least hear a perfect drum sound when I am already bored in death.

Bela B. // Die Ärzte

Equipment

WORK WITH HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT!

Clouds Hill features one of the most versatile collections of vintage gear available in Europe. Every piece on the equipment list is carefully maintained and in perfectly working condition.

Team

Linda Dağ

Linda DağRecording & Mixing Engineer

Sebastian Muxfeldt

Sebastian MuxfeldtRecording & Mixing Engineer

Chris von Rautenkranz

Chris von RautenkranzChief Mastering Engineer

Clients

1000 Robota
Albrecht Schrader
Alexander Knappe
Allie
Anajo
Andreas Lebert
Ane Brun
Anna Depenbusch
Apple
At the Drive-In
BOY
Bastian Menz
Bela B.
Bosnian Rainbows
Chris Garneau
Colour Haze
Dick Brave & The Backbeats
Die Sterne
Die Ärzte
Donots
Dospel Train
Double Ganger
Dutch Uncles
Elbow
Elder
Elias Gonzalez
European Ghosts
FAUST
Ferris MC
Frank Spilker
Fräulein Frey
Gallon Drunk
Gewalt
Hannes Wader
Helene Fischer
Herbert Grönemeyer
In Golden Tears
JHP Art-Errorist
Jack&Jones
Jah Chango
Jan Augsberg
Johann Seuthe
Jourist Quartett
Julien-K
Junokill
Kante
Karamel
Kasan
Klima
Krakow Loves Adana
La Stampa
Lena Meyer-Landrut
Leonore Boulanger
Levi’s
Linda Hesse
Livingston
Lusithanian Ghosts
Lyvten
MOEWN
MadHattersDaughter
Main Fear Love
Malou
Mark Forster
Meinl Percussion
Melting Plams
Metal Ghost
Michaela Meise
Michel Van Dyke
Mutter
NEØV
Nicholas Jaar
Nils Sørensen
Nils Wogram
No!Mozzart
Omar Rodríguez-López
Peter Doherty
Peter Hinderthür
Phantom Ghost
Pohlmann
Polaroids
Pool
Provinz
Purple
Rantanplan
Revolverheld
Rocko Schamoni
Roger Cicero
Roofman
Rosa Friedhof
Rupert Dintinger
Scams
Selig
Sheveport Rhythm
Slime
Sony Music Entertainment
Sophia Oster
Sportfreunde Stiller
Stadtfischflex
Steffen Wolff
Stella
Sting
Summer & The Giantess
Taka / Takaz
Talking to Turtles
Tama
Tapete Records
Teenage Fanclub
Tellavision
The Beach Boys
The Honey Riders
The Kecks
The Killers
The View
The Wake Woods
The Whitest Boy Alive
Tilmann Oberbeck
Tim Bendzko
Tokio Hotel
Tonia Reeh
Turbostaat
Ulrich Tukur
Universal Music Group
Usiogope
Vierkanttretlager
Warner Music Group

Johann Scheerer invites an artist to his recording studio. The artist plays a maximum 64 minute set (the length of 2 analog tapes) in an intimate setting for a small audience. The performance is recorded live, simultaneously mixed and immediately submitted for mastering and vinyl production. The artists as well as Johann (in the role of producer and sound engineer) along with the live audience are forced to focus on the uniqueness of the moment, as the final release on vinyl is irreversible.