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Wisseloord unveils ‘vintage’ studio

Murray Stassen 28 March 2014
Wisseloord unveils ‘vintage’ studio

Wisseloord studios in Hillversum, Netherlands, has unveiled Studio4 – a new one-room concept studio referred to as the “vintage room.”

The Wisseloord recording facility is rich in musical history, originally attracting the likes of Mick Jagger, Elton John and The Scorpions after opening its doors in 1978.

Studio4’s unveiling coincides with the two-year anniversary of the re-opening of Wisseloord. The facility came under new ownership in 2011 and was subsequently reopened in 2012 following a major refurbishment.

The new studio features a Neve 8016 desk with 1073 preamps and a 12-channel 1960’s EMI console, which is allegedly the one that was used to record the demos for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album.

A ProTools rig is set up for digital recording and 16-track and 8-track tape machines are available for analogue recording.

The mastering department has also been expanded with an extra mastering suite as well as the addition of two new mastering engineers, Sander van der Heide and Pier-Durk Hogenterp.

Commercial manager of Wisseloord Frederic Gervais, comments: “The folks at Wisseloord would like to express their sincere thanks to the many artists, musicians, and music professionals who have helped them reach this two-year milepost. With the right combination of team, talent and technology, the future looks bright once again for this musical treasure.”

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