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StudioMöllan has three separate dedicated recording rooms. They all have a different tone to them giving a wide range of sounds. They also serve as isolation between instruments when recording live. The studio is built after the ”room within a room” principle. the floors of the two smaller rooms are built on a floating foundation using rubber sleeves for the beams then weighted down with heavy concrete slabs. The floor has a resonance frequency of 10Hz which leaves outside resonances not affecting the room.This structure supports the inner shell of the rooms made up from steel beams and multiple layers of dry wall, gypsum boards. The outer shell, which is built in the same fashion, has no contact with the inner shell minimizing structure borne sound leakage between the rooms. There’s no problem recording a hard hitting drummer in one room and a piano in the other, even if they are less than 3m apart. The studio is packed with lots of gear and everything is included in the day rate. If you should run out of inspiration it wont be far away.

Dry Room

Dry Room

A larger vocal booth with a completely dry sound. Treated with thick absorbant panels it has a minimal amount of reflections. It's usually used for all sources that ned to be up front in a mix. Vocals, acoustic guitars etc. It has a huge window that gives all musicians clear sight into all the rooms. This room is isolated enough to keep outside sounds from bleeding into microphones. When recording a live band this room usually keeps the bass amp.
Tiled Room:

Tiled Room:

Actually a failed attempt of building an echo chamber… It hasn’t started to echo yet but it does have a pretty cool sound nevertheless. Two huge windows keeps whatever's happening here clear to the other rooms, and vice versa. It is isolated enough to keep drums from not bleeding into the piano/guitar microphones. This is usually where the guitar amp, acoustic guitar or the acoustic piano is placed when recording a live band. The short and hard reflections generated here gives a cool ambience. Can easily be treated with absorbing panels if you need a dryer sound. The room is large enough to record a smaller drum kit.
Live Room

Live Room

The largest of the three recording rooms. It has the largest and most natural sounding acoustics. This is generally where the drums are recorded when recording a full band. The drums actually have their dedicated place in the live room keeping them out of the way during sessions. The drum stage has been acoustically treated for a full and balanced drum sound with controlled ambience. For a "wilder" sound the kit can easily be moved out in a more reverberant spot in the room. The natural ambience gives a real sensation of room to the recordings, this can’t be compared to reverb processors. It’s large enough to hold a large group of people. Larger ensambles, choirs, audience etc.
Studio A Control Room

Studio A Control Room

The central hub of the studio. Sporting a beautiful vintage Neotek Elite II recording console plus a large collection of vintage and new recording gear. Carefully acoustically treated for balanced and natural sound this room is also great for more intimate overdub sessions where the producer and artist doesn't have to rely on the talkback system for communication. All gear is kept in good working order and is connected in the most convenient way to the protools rig and tape recorders. We've tried to keep it as logical as possible, making it easy for new engineers to step in and start recording with minimal learning time.
Studio B

Studio B

This is the old control room for Studio Möllan prior to the current was built in 2016. With its own dedicated vocal booth this is a little production space of its own. There's tie lines to all rooms in the studio so it can be used as an additional recording room when needed. Studio B is rented out to a couple of outside producers. Let me know if you need a permanent space to work. Its generally fully booked nut you might get lucky.

 



We offer all the services normally associated with a recording studio, plus a few more.



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Mixer
Mixer: Neotek Elite II. Beautiful late eighties console with 40 mono inputs, 8 stereo inputs. As it’s an inline desk you have dual channel count ending up with over 100 inputs to the mixbus at mixdown. This particular mixer was commisioned by SR, the Swedish governmental radio, in 1988 and served out it’s years in a mobile recording truck. Since moving in here it has served lots and lots of great artists a fantastic sound yet again. Direktör Isaksson, owner of this fine establishment could not help himself so it is now modded with 14 additional buses, dedicated inserts on the stereo channels, newly design filter section on mono and stereo channels and also a new input switching module to facilitate easy changing between 24 channel tape recorder and pro tools.

Here’s the gear list:

Gear list

 


Here’s the new price list as of Aug 15th 2020. 

Pricelist

Note that this is a separate service from recording. You do NOT have pay extra for using this gear when you record here. 
The gear used when recording is a vital part of the end product. A well stocked microphone collection or a full rack of processors is not at everyones disposal.
the prices are set so that even the fanciest microphone is available at a manageable cost. There’s the possibility to rent individual pieces  from the collection or a complete recording package. Most of you already have a descent microphone for vocals, guitar piano. A full set of microphones for a drumkit on the other hand is an investment few is willing or able to make. The kit offered is what usually ends up on a drumkit here with some options for specific sounds. Microphones that has proven them self over half a century of recording.
To complement the microphones we also offer a small collection of compressors and preamps.

Stands and cables are included in the price.

These are delicate instruments and need to be handled carefully. Everything is tested before it goes out and tested again when returned. All damages caused by clients is to be payed for by the client.

For now this offer only extends to people known by the studio staff or vouched for by people known to us.

For information on rentals and booking please email: contact@studiomollan.com

DBX 165VU

DBX 165VU

Classic and versatile VCA compressor. A centerpiece of the mixing industry since many decades back. Guitar, snare, kick. Makes anything "smack!!". 400SEK per day

Purple Audio MC76

Purple Audio MC76

A recreation of the UREI 1176LN revD. Sounds a bit smoother and more transparant than then 1176 revA also offered here. Snare, vocals, guitars. A very powerful and fast compressor that works on most sources. 300SEK per day. One pair available.

Drum recording kit

Drum recording kit

We will give you a deal if you need to rent many microphones. Contact Harald and let him know what you want to record. He can point you in the right direction. Most often you can do well with just a few microphones for a drumkit.The classic "one mic per drum" is not allways needed. As mentioned before cables and standes are included in the price.

StudioMöllan SM-101

StudioMöllan SM-101

Custom made long ribbon microphone. Suitable for drum overhead for a full, dark sound. Electric guitar. Percussion. 250SEK per day. One pair available.

SHURE 545SD

SHURE 545SD

Classic model of the more common SM57. Shines on snare, toms electric guitar vocals etc. 150SEK per day. Three available.

Sennheiser MD421

Sennheiser MD421

Classic dynamic microphone. Standard microphone for drums. Great for toms and also kick for a lighter sound than a standard kick drum mic. Also shines on electric guitar and trumpet. 250SEK per day. Five available.

Sennheiser 509

Sennheiser 509

Classic dynamic microphone. The only diference from the great e409 is the colour of the housing. Great on electric guitars, snare drum and toms. 350SEK per day. One pair available.

Neumann U89i

Neumann U89i

Classic condenser microphone. Nice flat sound. Great allround condenser that shines on drums, electric guitar, acoustic instruments, female vocals. 500SEK per day.

StudioMöllan U87 clone

StudioMöllan U87 clone

Custom made large membrane condenser. Great allround condenser microphone. Great on acoustic instruments, drum overhead, toms, electric guitars. Horns. 275SEK per day. one pair available.

StudioMöllan U67 clone

StudioMöllan U67 clone

Custom tube condenser. Warm and saturated sound with a obvious vintage character. Suitable for a lot of things. Vocals, drums, electric guitars, acoustic guitars etc. 500SEK per day. Four available.

StudioMöllan U47 clone

StudioMöllan U47 clone

Custom tube condenser. Clones of the great Neumann U47. Warm and clear tube sound that shines on almost everything. Good for vocals, drums, acoustic instruments, electric guitar. etc. 600SEK per day. One pair available.

Electro Voice RE20

Electro Voice RE20

Classic broadcast microphone. Thick and coloured sound that can really change the tonality of an instrument. Great on electric guitars, hard vocals, kick drum, bass guitar. 250SEK per day.

AKG D12

AKG D12

Classic kick drum microphone. Large membrane captures low frequencies very nice. Great on kick drum, bass, horns. 350SEK per day.

AKG C451E

AKG C451E

Classic small membrane condenser microphone. Suitable for Drum OH, acoustic instruments. 250SEK per day. One pair available

Beyerdynamic M610

Beyerdynamic M610

Classic dynamic microphone. Half "LOFI" quality. Great on certain vocals for a saturated/distorted effect. 150SEK per day. Three available.

Coles 4038

Coles 4038

Classic Ribbon microphone. Designade by the BBC in the '60s. Extremely smooth flat sound. Great on drums, cymbals. Electric guitars. 400SEK per day. One pair available.

StudioMöllan RE-254

StudioMöllan RE-254

Custom made long ribbon microphone. Suitable for drum over head for a full sound. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion. 250SEK per day, One pair available.

UREI 1176A clone

UREI 1176A clone

Clone of the famous Universal Audio 1176 revision A. Classic sound excellent for most sources. Shines on vocals, guitar, drums etc. A real workhorse. 300SEk per day. One pair available.

Vintage Design Rack

Vintage Design Rack

A rack of 4 preamps incl equalizers. They are in essence clones of Neve 1073 and 1081. Big, warm punchy sound with warm attack. 800SEK per day incl 4 Premps plus EQ.

Studio Möllan is located in Malmö – Sweden, serving clients worldwide. If you want to record, mix or master a song or an album, shoot us an email using the form on the right and we will get back to you. Thanks!

Visiting Adress:
Kristianstadsgatan 16
21423  Malmö SE

For postal adress please ask via email. There’s no mail delivered to the studio.

contact (at) studiomollan.com

This is StudioMöllan – a recording studio in Malmö – Sweden.

The studio was originaly built and run by Emil Isaksson, Björn Wiking and Tom Malmros. The later
being 2/4:th of the band This is Head left the studio in 2009 to focus on the bands successful debut record.

The winter of 2009/2010 saw a major renovation of the rooms into the state they are today. Larger recording space and and an additional two isolated rooms gives a huge advantage in isolation when recording bands live. This has since become a trademark for StudioMöllan; live recordings with no drawbacks in leakage between instruments. It actually also saves you money as it generally takes way less time to record in this fashion.

The renovation actually never stopped. Every year there’s something happening here. The latest news is an overhaul of the acoustics in the entire studio. Also an additional space next door to the studio has been ear marked for an later expansion. Over the years the gear collection has steadily grown. There’s now a huge collection of microphones, compressors, tape recorders, equalizers, reverbs, delays to choose from.

Analog and digital recording are both available. Both being state of the art; 2″ 24track + 1/2″ stereo for tape recording. 56in 64out Pro Tools HDX digital system. The DIY trend of pro audio gear has not gone unnoticed. There’s a lot of gear thats actually have been manufactured in house. A fun recreation for us working here and a unique touch sound wise. Check out the Gear List to see the gear in full.

A creative home away from home in the center of Möllan the culture center of malmö. Off street parking is available and housing can be arranged for longer sessions. There’s also plenty talented musicians tied to the studio. A full band can be arranged at very reasonable fees.

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Emil Isaksson
Studio Manager – Owner