Red Lounge Music
Red Lounge Music

About us

Studio & Consulting- what we offer 

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.

  • Sounddesign
  • Digital to analog mix 
  • Mastering
  • Remastering
  • Restauration of Audiomaterial, Sound to Video, cut, transfer and overwork
  • Optimisation and conversion for streaming formats
  • Workshops
  • Composing Jingles
  • Band mentoring
  • Recording consultant 

Please note that this place is NOT a normal Studio for hire ! Please ask if you´re interested to work here.




  • Preamps: Neumann, BFE, MCI, Funkwerk ( 1950), Focusrite
  • Very rare Quad Sony taperecorder (1979)
  • Alesis 24 CH HDD recorder
  • 24 CH AD/DA Units (MAC)
  • 8 CH AD/DA Units ( PC )
  • 2 Ch AD/ DA by Sony, Akai
  • Compressors: Valve Compressors, DBX , Ridge Farm Boilers and others
  • 2 x Eventide 4000
  • Lexicon 1300 Delays
  • Focusrite Preamp and Compressor
  • Akai DD1000 ( 2x) synced by SMPTE
  • Valley People Keepex
  • Several external EQs, Neumann, Lawo, Korg
  • synced wordclock for all digital devices
  • Analog and digital equipment syncable via SMPTE/VTC
  • Midi Equipment like EMU, Waldorf and Akai samplers & Synthesizers and more
  • Digital Audio Analyzers
  • Endless number of additional Reverbs as those can be used from Nuendo/Logic and special low latency VST players.
  • Additionally we offer several other, very rare analog gear from the 60th and 70th.
  • Mac Pro DAW, Quad-Processor with 30“ Monitor and two additional 24" Monitors
  • 2 x special Core2Duo Audio- PCs with excellent performance, selectable 24 " Monitor


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
Soundtrack Pro

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

MUSIC Namedropping ;-)
Sessions with.: 
1978 - 1986 
Champion Jack Dupree (Eric Clapton, John Mayall) 
Marcus Stockhausen 
Albert Mangelsdorf 
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 
Bob Hawkins 
Inge Mackentun 
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) 
David Rebel 
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 
Peter Bursch 
Marita Bursch 
Helge Schneider 
Nippi Noya 
Pitti Hecht 
Manni von Bohr 
Michael Dommers 
Anja Lerch 
Tom Plötzer 
Willi Kissmer 
Klaus Dapper 
Barney Brands 
Bernd Stolle 
Waldo Karpenkiel 
Jochen Schrumpf 
Cap Bauer 
Wilfried " Zis" Zyski 
Rocco Klein 
Gündi Jöcker 
Mike Gosen

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.: 

Kirlian ( Duisburg )
Bröselmaschine ( Duisburg ) 
Kollektiv ( Krefeld ) 
Wolkenbruch ( Düsseldorf )

Dirty Notez (Köln)





(only Some)

SAGA In transit
- 1982 - In transit Recorded live in Munich, West Germany & Copenhagen, Denmark This album is completely digital TECHNICAL CREDITS Recorded by the Dieter Dierks Mobile, using 32 Track 3M Digital equipment, Sound Engineering by Gerd Rautenbach, Technician - Mike Kahsnitz, Assisted by Detlef Wiederhoeft. Recorded in Concert at the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, MUNICH, WEST GERMANY on February 5th, 1982 and at the Tivoli Theatre, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK on February 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 1982. Special Thanks to Digital by Dickinson, NEW JERSEY. Frank Dickinson and Tom Bates for supplying digital mastering equipment. Our appreciation to the people & products of: Simmons Electronic Drums (U.K.), Ludwig Drums (U.S.A.), Paiste Cymbals (SWITZERLAND), PPG Electronics (WEST GERMANY), Wal Basses (U.K.) 


Ultavox - U-Vox


Studioalbum Ultravox
Veröffentlichung 10/1986
Label Chrysalis Records
Format CD, LP
Genre RockNew WaveSynthie Pop
Anzahl der Titel 9
Laufzeit 42:49


Produktion Ultravox und Conny Plank
Studio Conny Plank’s Studio, engineered by D.Wiederhöft
Hot Food Studio, 
Musicfest Studio, London
West Side Studio, London

Windmill Lane StudiosDublin
Air Studios, London

Gianna Nannini – Profumo
Artwork By – Hans Inauen, Engineer – Detlef Wiederhöft, Executive Producer – Peter Zumsteg, Mixed By – Conny Plank (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Detlef Wiederhöft (tracks: B2) Other [Management] – Peter Zumsteg Other [Styling] – Carla Guido Photography – Alberto Venzago Producer – Conny Plank, Gianna Nannini Written-By – Pianigiani*, Gianna Nannini)

Heinz Rudolf Kunze - Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz
Credits: Backing Vocals [Chorgesang], Synthesizer - Conny Plank #Bagpipes - Tom Kannmacher (tracks: 8) #Bass, Vocals - Joshi Kappl* #Drums, Percussion, Vocals - Peter Miklis #Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals - Heiner Lürig #Engineer Detlef Wiederhöft #Organ [Hammond B3], Synthesizer, Piano, Saxophone, Vocals - Thomas Bauer #Photography - Holger Scheibe, Ralf Quinke #Producer - Conny Plank #Vocals, Piano, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Synthesizer, Organ - HRK* 
Fred Banana - Fred Banana!
Artwork By [Cover Concept] - Johann Zambryski Artwork By [Design By] - LMP, Duesseldorf Bass - Bernd Keul, Hans Bäär Congas - Jan Dix, Olek Gelba Drums - Jackie Liebezeit*, Nicolle Meyer, Stefan Krachten Engineer [Assistant] - Dieter Krauthausen, Mika Zähl, Thomas Erkelenz Guitar - Gottl* Keyboards - Jumpy Zerlett* Mixed By - Bruno Gebhard, Conny Plank, Trevor Hallesy, Uli Pöselt Percussion - Stefan Krachten Piano - Matthias Keul Producer - Conny Plank Recorded By - Bruno Gebhard, Conny Plank, Detlef Wiederhoeft, Uli Pösselt Trumpet - Zula (2) Violin - Pierre Alain Chamot Vocals - Gottl*, Hans Bäär, Nicolle Meyer Written-By, Composed By, Arranged By - Fred Banana* 



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