The long-standing recording studio in the heart of Berlin
We are a young team of sound engineers and audio experts who make both digital and analog acoustic recordings. The origins of our studio date back to the early days of recording technology when Emil Berliner invented the gramophone and the gramophone record. We supervise music productions worldwide and in our modern studio facilities in Berlin.
Rainer Maillard and Sidney Claire Meyer on The Original Source Series
What sets the new series apart from the original 1970s releases in terms of sound quality? Recording producer Rainer Maillard and disc cutting engineer Sidney Claire Meyer from Emil Berliner Studios give exclusive details about the newly released, pure analogue and audiophile Original Source Series by Deutsche Grammophon.
The last built Neumann VMS 82
The last built Neumann VMS 82 has found a new home! Introduced in 1981, just before the CD took over, the VMS 82 marked the final evolution of vinyl technology: a cutting lathe for Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) – using copper blanks as a medium instead of lacquer discs. This particular specimen, the last one ever produced, spent most of its life at Neumann Headquarters … until now!
Its new home is Emil Berliner Studios, just across Potsdamer Platz. Getting it there through Berlin traffic turned quite a few heads! But after refurbishment, the VMS 82 will enjoy a most exciting life. A specialty of Emil Berliner Studios is Direct-to-Disc recording!
Many thanks to Marcel Brell for the production of this video and to Joscho Stephan for allowing us to use "Hallo, kleines Fräulein" from the direct-to-disc album "Paris-Berlin" (BMS 1817 V on Berliner Meister Schallplatten).
Anyone who has ever been our guest in the studio cannot help but notice that our Bezzera represents the heart of our kitchen. A unique combination of craftsmanship, solid barista skills and technical finesse, allows us to serve the best coffee north of the Alps. This video is best enjoyed with headphones.
10 years Berlin anniversary!
The Emil Berliner Studios celebrate 10 years in Berlin! After their relocation from Hanover, the new studio in Köthener Straße was inaugurated on October 21, 2010.
How is a direct-to-disc recording made?
A look behind the scenes: exciting mini-documentary about a direct-to-disc production with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jakub Hrůša.