You can test Equipment you´re interested in ( e.g. Brauner Microphones) on high-end analog or digital equipment (List below), enjoy the tipps, tricks and the assessment of an experienced professional audio engineer who´s 30 years in business and worked with outstanding Top Acts and producers.
Please note that this place is NOT a normal Studio for hire ! Please ask if you´re interested to work here.
MICS / PREAMPS
Brauner Microphones, several vintage Tube and Transistor Preamps eg. by Neumann etc.
Saba Monitoring build in the late 60´s
Blue Sky Audio Pro Desk 2.1 System
Yamaha NS 50
Auratone Monitors build in the early 80´s
Earpleasure Nearfield Monitor with digital B&O Amp
Logic 8, 9 and 10
Final Cut Pro
Visual-Data Cube + 8“ Monitor for RTA / Analyzer
Visual-Data Core2Duo Rack PC
Apple Mac Pro - Intel Core2Quad, 2 TB HDD
Mac Book Pro 10 Core M1 Apple Silicon
2 x 32“ Main Monitor, 22“ doughter Monitor
Apple IIe Computer including Greengate 8 bit Sampler
Atari ST 1000 including Unitor Sync, Multmidi and Sync
Several Fender Jazz Basses starting at 1964
Accoustic Guitars, Fender Strats, Casio Midi Guitar Emu, Akai, Korg, Alesis, Oberheim,
Waldorf Samplers/ Sythesizers ETC. some legendary old and also new Instrumenteffects
About Detlef Wiederhöft
born in Duisburg
1974 - 1981 Student & musician, Bands : Bröselmaschine ( Duisburg ) Kollektiv ( Krefeld ) Wolkenbruch ( Düsseldorf )
1976 Student for Music and Anglistik
1980 Starting Soundengineerimg. Free Productions at Tonstudio Hiltpoltstein, Maarweg Studios (EMI), HORUS Sound Studio, etc.
1980 Dierks Studios
1983 Mascot Studios Cologne
1984 (or 1985, I don´t really remember exactly) for more then 3 Years Soundengineer at the Conny Plank Studio
1990 Building and running the Realtime Studios Cologne, the first and only german complete digital production suite at that time
1991 building and running the devision Audio for ITT WD, Management. Award of the year 1989, ITT World Directories Europe.
Productions for all german major Broadcasters : SAT 1, PREMIERE, MDR, WDR, ZDF and ARD.
1993 Founding the Multimedia - Agency Visual-Data in Cologne, Internet -, CD-ROM -, Video -, Audio - Productions, focus on new media marketing
1996 founding Lance-a-lot, a freelancer Netzwork , one of the first german internet jobcenters. -
1996 freelancer at Thyssen AG, Düsseldorf, operating the devision "new media", in parallel until 1998 freelancer for RTL Television Köln.
1999 founding Visual-Data GmbH, focus mini/micro-computers and small computers for the industry ( embedded systems ).
2005 back on stage !
2007 founding the "Red Lounge Music Cologne" Studio, a new devision of the Visual-Data GmbH
1978 - 1986
Champion Jack Dupree (Eric Clapton, John Mayall)
Rory Gallagher ( I loved it !! even if only for 15 or 20 minutes, lovely guy)
Conny Plank ( Conny playing Trumpet, sessions in between and after studio work, always fun)
2005 - 2012
Jerry Donahue (Fairport Convention, Elton John, Yardbirds etc.) ( Outstanding Gigs with him in Hollywood and Germany!)
Laurence Juber (Paul Mc Cartney) ( Gig in Hollywood, rehearsing at his home, fantastic!)
Martin Gerschwitz (Iron Butterfly)
Victor Smolski (Rage)
Steve Wood (Kenny Loggins, Graham Nash)
Thomas Blug ( live in Saarbrücken, big fun )
Manni Neumeier ( Guru Guru)
Sorry to all those I forgot to mention here´.... loved to play with all those people, even when not specially mentioned ()...
working with (Musicians).:
1978 - 2012
Manni von Bohr
Wilfried " Zis" Zyski
Again sorry to all those I forgot to mention here ....
Soundengineering / for Bands / Musicians.:
Bullet, Scropions, Accept ( live), Rage, Giann Nannini, Ultravox, Alex Parche, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Fred Banana Combo, Play Dead, Avenger, Bad Boys Blue, Bogart, BRÖSELMASCHINE, Marita Bursch, Caroll, Howard Carpendale, Catch, Richard Clyderman, Flucht Nach Vorn, Hermann Rarebell (Scorpions), Kölner Saxophon Mafia, King Size Dick, Montana Blue, Tank, Orchester Stravagante, John Parsons, Red Crayola/London, Saga, Schröder Roadshow, Arno Steffen, Lulo Reinhardt, Coulor Haze, Off Beat, Dieter Möbius, Conny Plank, Dieter Dirks and many more ... + own stuff. Work for WDR Rockpalast.
Soundengineer, Sounddesign or as Musician working for Broadcast.:
WDR, SAT1, Pro7, ARD, ZDF, RTL
Dirty Notez (Köln)
Ultavox - U-Vox
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