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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 makes whatevers 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.
Control Room

Control Room

The central hub of the studio. Sporting a beautiful vintage API 2488 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.
Kitchen/Lounge

Kitchen/Lounge

Next door to the control room. Serves as a general social area for the musicians that are not recording. The main piece of gear here is our trusted Braun Coffee machine. Custom made by mister Braun himself and built to exact specifications delivered by the StudioMöllan crew. On the second floor there's an attic that sports a SEGA Mega Drive and some "kick back" furniture. Soon enough this room will be transformed into a recording room, serving as a main overdub room for Studio A.
Tape room

Tape room

This is where the tape machines are kept. Next door to the control room it keeps the machines noise and heat out of the way but still close enough for easy maintenance and service. This room also serves as general storage for tape, unused gear etc. Theres also an AC unit that keeps fresh air flowing to the control room. Not the most exciting room but crucial to the studio.

 



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



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Mixer
API 2488, Beautiful vintage mixing desk from ca 1976. This was originally purchased by 3M studios in Berlin. It was installed here in 2011 and has since been put to hard work. As the API 500 series of recording gear are now more popular than ever customizing the mixer and keeping it up to date is really easy. The desk was originally purchased without equalizers. We found the LC53 from Classic Audio Products of Illinois. As they are not sold assembled they are actually built by the studio crew. A very fine EQ staying true to the API original design only more colored sounding.

Digital: Microphones:
Protools HD 12.X DAW, MacPro 5,1 with Avid HDX card 3x AKG C451e, Vintage condenser with CK1 capsules
AVID HD 16I/O, 16ch AD-DA converter AKG CK8, shotgun capsule for the C451e
Aurora Lynx 16, 16ch AD-DA converter 2x AKG C60, Vintage tube condenser
Apogee DA-16X, 16ch DA converter AKG D30, Vintage large dynamic
Apogee AD-16X, 16ch AD converter AKG D12, Vintage large dynamic
Digidesign 96, AD-DA converter, feeding the cue mixers AKG D12E, Vintage large dynamic
AKG D12 select master, Vintage large dynamic
2x AKG D14, Vintage dynamic
Tape Recorders: AKG D19C, Vintage dynamic
Lyrec TR532, 24 track 2″ tape recorder 2x AKG D119ES, Vintage dynamic
Lyrec TR55, 2 track 1/2″ tape recorder 2x AKG D190E, vintage dynamic
Tandberg Model 74, 2 track 1/4″ tube tape recorder 2x AKD D202E, Vintage dynamic dual capsule design
Tascam 244, 4 track cassette recorder with mixer 2x AKG D224C, vintage dynamic dual capsule design
All tape recorders are in fully working order and are maintained regularly. AKG D900E, vintage dynamic shotgun dual capsule design
Api Modules: AKG D1000C, vintage dynamic
2x API 525, F.E.T Compressor / limiter 2x Beyerdynamic M160, Ribbon
API 560, Graphical eq Beyerdynamic M260, vintage ribbon
2x JLM LA500, Optical compressor 3x Beyerdynamic M610, vintage dynamic
18x Classic API LC53, Equalizer Beyerdynamic M61, vintage dynamic
Moog analog delay 500 3x Beyerdynamic M88TG, Large dynamic
Radial PhazEQ, phase alignment tool 2x Beyerdynamic M69, Vintage dynamic
2x Little Labs VOG, resonant HP filter Beyerdynamic M67, Vintage dynamic
2x Soundskulptor CP 5176, F.E,T compressor Beyerdynamic M500, Vintage ribbon
Monitoring: 2x Beyerdynamic/Revox M201, Vintage dynamic
Focal Twin6 BE, Loudspeakers 2x Coles 4104, Vintage Ribbon
B&O M75, Loudspeakers 2x Coles 4038, Ribbon
ATC SCM 10, Loudspeakers 2x StudioMöllan RE-254Ribbon, Custom Ribbon
6x Beyer DT250, headphones 2x StudioMöllan SMR-1, Ribbon Royer R121 clone
Outboard Processors: Reslo AM-69, Vintage Ribbon
Preamps/channelstrips: 2x Pearl DC-63, Vintage condenser
2x Vintage Design M73, class A Neve 1073 style preamp 2x Pearl DC-73, Vintage condenser
2x Vintage Design M81, class AB Neve 1081 style preamp Hosiden Echo Microphone, Vintage LOFI dynamic
4x custom built 1073, Custom EQ for above 6x Electrovoice E105, Vintage dynamic
2 x Disa, Vintage tube preamp Electrovoice Slim Air, Vintage dynamic
TAB/Funkenwerk V78, Tube preamp Electrovoice EL642, Vintage dynamic shotgun
Compressors: Electrovoice DL42, dynamic shotgun
Gyraf Gyratec X, stereo Vari-Mu compressor Electrovoice PL5, Vintage dynamic
2x UREI 1176A Clone, F.E.T compressor Electrovoice PL6, Vintage dynamic
2x Purple Audio MC76, 1176D F.E.T compressor Electrovoice PL9, Vintage dynamic
DBX 165 VU, Vintage VCA compressor Electrovoice PL10, Vintage dynamic
2x DBX 163X, VCA compressor Electrovoice PL11, Vintage dynamic
DBX 263X, VCA deesser Electrovoice PL20, Vintage dynamic
Orban 418A, Vintage stereo F.E.T. limiter Electrovoice PL76B, Vintage dynamic
Valley People Dynamite, Vintage dual VCA comp. Electrovoice PL77B, Vintage dynamic
Focusrite Compounder, dual VCA compressor Electrovoice PL78, Vintage dynamic
2x LA-2a tube limiters, Custom tube opt. comp 2x Electrovoice PL95A, Vintage dynamic
M670 tube vari-mu stereo limiter, fairchild 670 style Electrovoice PL91A, Vintage dynamic
3x ADM 1540, vintage VCA compressor Electrovoice PL80, Vintage dynamic
Shure M267, OB microphone mixer with built in limiter Electrovoice PL88L, Vintage dynamic
Equalizers: Electrovoice PL88H, Vintage dynamic
2x White 4000, vintage graphical eq Kent Slim Air, Vintage dynamic
3x ADM 1540, vintage eq Shure Sm57, Dynamic
Reverb/delay: Shure Sm57, Dynamic modified
Plate reverb carbon steel, Vintage type plate reverb Shure Beta57, Dynamic
Plate reverb stainless steel, a bit more HIFI as compared to the carbon steel Shure Sm77, Vintage Dynamic
AKAI EQ, Graphical EQ for Plate reverb sends 2x Shure 535 unidyne, Vintage Dynamic
Dynachord Echocord Super 62, Vintage tape echo 2x Shure Unidyne pistol, Vintage Dynamic
Dynachord Echocord Mini, Vintage tape echo Flea U47 Tiersch PVC M7, Tube Condenser
2x Fender ‘63 Spring reverb, Spring reverb Reissmann MR51, Vintage tube w. Thiersch M7•capsule
There’s also guitar fx interface that lets you use all your favorite pedals, echos when tracking. Neumann U89i, Vintage condenser
FX for guitar/bass reamping: 3x Neumann U87 rclone, Cond. w. Peluso K87 capsule
Fulltone Clyde Wah, Wah Wah 4x Neumann U67 clone, Tube. cond. w.Beesneez K67
Fulltone GT500, Overdrive 2x Neumann U47 clone, Tube. cond. w. Thiersch PVC M7, EF12k tube, Haufe BV8 transformer
Fulltone OCD, Overdrive 2x Sennheiser MD509, Vintage dynamic
Fulltone Ultimate Octave, Octave fuzz Sennheiser e609, Dynamic
Jen Fuzz Wah vintage, Vintage fuzz wah Sennheiser e602, Large dynamic
Vox Wah vintage, Vintage Wah wah 4x Sennheiser MD421, Vintage dynamic
Roland Hiz volume pedal, Volume pedal 2x Sennheiser MD441, Vintage dynamic
Roland Loz volume pedal, Volume pedal Sennheiser MD21, Vintage dynamic
Ernie Ball volume pedal, Volume Pedal Sennheiser/Labor W-MD4, Vintage (very old) dynamic •8x Mymex 802, Vintage swedish dynamic
Colorsound Fuzz Wah, Vintage fuzz wah Amplifiers:
Boss OD-1 vintage, Vintage overdrive 2x Fender Bassman 100, Vintage Bass/guit. head
Boss DS-1 vintage, Vintage distortion Fender Bassman, Vintage 2×15″ cab
Boss RE-20, elay echo Fender Hotrod deluxe, Guitar amp
Fender Blender Fuzz, Octave fuzz Fender PRO Junior, Guitar amp
Moody tremolo, Tremolo Fender Quad Reverb, Vintage 4×12” guit. amp
Moody Fuzz, Fuzz Fender 75, Vintage 1×15” guit. amp
Moody Hjärtmöller, Bass overdrive Fender ’63 spring reverb, Spring reverb unit
Moody Baby Box, Filter/delay/dist/etc etc Champ style head, Custom Champ 10w head
T•Rex Tremster, Tremolo Marshall 18w SMade, Custom 18w clone 1×12”
T-Rex Fueltank, Power supply Marshall 1960, Vintage 4×12” guitar cab
T•Rex Fueltank XL, Power supply
Spiros Morningstar, Custom overdrive Leslie 760, Rotating speaker
Way Huge Angry Troll, Booster / overdrive 12″ cab, Celestion Greenback
Ibanez vintage TS-9, Vintage overdrive 12″ cab, Vox Blue bulldog
Ibanez vintage SD-9, Vintage distortion Instruments:
Ibanez vintage AD-9, Vintage analog delay Hammond A100 vintage tonewheel organ with Leslie 760 rotating speaker.
Ibanez vintage FL-9, Vintage flanger Jen Superstringer
Radial ABY, Splitter Jen SX-2000, analog monophonic synthesizer
Radial Tonebone Hot British, Tube overdrive Hohner Stringperformer
Radial Tonebone Hot British, Tube overdrive Suzuki Omnichord
Seymour Duncan Twin Tube, Tube Overdrive Yamaha D85, vintage electric organ.
RECENT ADDITIONS: Farfisa Cromwell, vintage organ
Tandberg 1200, vintage stereo tape recorder Roland Rhythm Arranger, vintage analog drummachine
Stratocaster, selected parts and custom wound pickups
Fender Telecaster, Custom wound pickups
Baritone Telecaster, made from selected parts
Gretsch electric guitar, heavily customized with custom wound pickups
Gibson Melodymaker, slide setup very customized
Fender Jazz bass
3x Vintage Levin acoustic guitars
Highstrung vintage Levin,
Taylor Big Baby, acoustic guitar
Dobro Hound Dog, squareneck resonator
Levin vintage mandolin
5 string banjo
August Förster, upright piano
Tacked upright piano
Moog theremin
Rogers 22, 22, 12, 13, 16, 14 vintage drumkit ca 1965
Pearl Export 22, 12, 13, 16 vintage drumkit
A variety of single drums. kicks, snaredrums, toms etc
Lots of percussion instruments



You rent the studio on a per day basis. Its also available for shorter periods but the minimum pay for one job is for a half day.

It’s also possible to rent the studio without engineer. The engineer/producer managing the session must be known to us working here, or must be able to show that he/she can operate the studio. An engineer from the studio can be around for the first days to make sure everything flows smoothly.

Contact us and we will make a deal with you!

 



This is a new offer from StudioMöllan. We’re starting a trial period to see if there’s any interest in this sort of service.

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.
We offer a selected collection of gear from the StudioMöllan vault for you to use in your own pace, in your studio or rehearsal space. No compromising sound quality at an affordable rate.
We’ve set the prices 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.

Harald Gagge is responsible for the rental service. He’s been maintaining the gear at StudioMöllan for some time now and he’ll make sure everything is in top condition when going out.

For information on rentals and booking please contact Harald directly rentals(a)studiomollan.com

 

ADM Rack

ADM Rack

A rack of two powerful vintage VCA compressors and three equalizers. Very coloured EQ that can get "sound" on anything. The compressors are pretty close to DBX 165VU sound wise. Brutal on snare, kick, guitars and vocals for the agressive sort. 500SEK per day

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.

DMR rack

DMR rack

Modular rack of EQ:s and limiters. Made in Denmark in the 90's this is extremely high quality gear that suits a lot of stuff. The EQ:s are neutral and smooth and the compressors can be smooth and brutal. The comps features deessing, expansion and also negative ratio compression. 300SEK per day. one rack of 5xEQ:s and 4xcomps 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 MD441

Sennheiser MD441

Classic dynamic microphone. Super HIFI, thick sound that sounds great on Bass guitar, snare drum trumpet, sax, etc. 300SEK per day. oOne pair 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 e602

Sennheiser e602

Large membrane dynamik. kick drum microphone for a more modern sound. Huge low end and defined mids. 150SEK per day.

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.

Flea 47

Flea 47

New production of the classic Neumann U47. Absolutely fantastic microphone! 1000SEK per day.

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.

Sub kick

Sub kick

Custom made Sub-microphone. suitable for kick drum. HUGE sound. 100SEK per day

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.


for rentals – contact Harald Gagge, rentals(a)studiomollan.com



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!

Adress:
Kristianstadsgatan 16
21423  Malmö SE

contact (at) studiomollan.com
+46 (0) 70 26 000 77

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. 32in 40out Pro Tools HD Accel 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. Check out taperun.se online audio services. A service provided by StudioMöllan for far away clients. Mix master, premix, reamp etc.

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Emil Isaksson
Studio Manager – Owner