Golden Retriever is an analogue and Protools recording and mixing studio on the border of Kreuzberg and Neukölln in Berlin, Germany.
We have vintage and modern everything from makers including Quad Eight, Electrodyne, Neumann, SSL, Great River, Eventide, Lomo, Federal, Neve, Voxorama/MBHO, as well as well as lots of guitars, organs, amps, drum machines, synths and a concert grand piano.
The studio was established and is operated by Simon 'Berkfinger' Berckelman to meet the needs of the most underground local independent artists and established international acts and producers under the same roof.
The LIVE ROOM is as close to a perfect drum and general tracking room as we can imagine. Everything sounds great in here, thanks to the carefully planned layout and wide open spaces with a lack of ugly reflections and weird resonances. The concrete foundation of the live room is floated from all the control rooms and even the live room walls, generating an incredibly linear bottom end response and great separation. Close mics sound super tight and the room mics sound balanced, with a warm and relatively short decay for such a large space.
The space measures 12m x 7m with an awesome 9m ceiling height and comfortably fits any sized band as well as small to medium orchestral setups. An iso booth in the garage can also be accessed for amplifiers via speaker tie lines or Radial SGI guitar interfaces. The room comes with an always growing collection of vintage keys, drums, amplifiers and a couple of upright pianos.
This space can be connected to any of the studios, or hired out as a stand alone room for BYO recording setups, events and film shoots.