Welcome to BAKERMOON, a high-end recording studio in Berlin run by British engineer, producer, Ed Bentley.
Welcome to BAKERMOON, a high-end recording studio in Berlin, Kreuzberg.
Located in a bright, spacious warehouse with great acoustics, Bakermoon offers an inspiring place to record in the heart of creative Berlin.
The selection of high-end gear is centred around a beautiful 1970s Quad 8 mixing console from California, vintage outboard and lots of great instruments.
Bakermoon Studios is owned by British engineer / producer Ed Bentley.
While Ed does most of the productions, it’s also great welcoming external producers and engineers to the studio, whether Berlin-based or international.
Bakermoon is in the heart of Kreuzberg with plenty of great cafes, bars and restaurants right outside the studio.
There’s also a spacious kitchen and communal area to hang out in, great for meals and chilling out between takes.
A brief overview of the recording spaces:
Quad 8 control room: 25m2
Main live room: 50m2
Drum booth: 15m2
Dry vocal booth: 4m2
Light and relaxed chillout room: 25m2
Kitchen area: 25m2
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Interview with Bakermoon Studios
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You're happy to work for free because it's music, right!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: lots of different cool projects
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both are awesome
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Drop by for a coffee
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A self-charging solar power unit to power the studio. The Quad 8 desk. An acoustic guitar A vinyl player A Townes Van Zandt LP
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Self taught, via a 1 year Advanced Music Technology Masters. Always loved working with songs and bands, so kept at it!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Spiritualized, circa 1992. 'Ladys and Gentlemen We're Floating In Space' is current on repeat at home, that's why!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be chilled with the people and they'll perform well!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Bands of all wonderous types of music. The variety out there is amazing to hear.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening to what the musicians are after, feeling the mood and keeping the vibe positive, and the production moving forward on budget!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 70s production ethics within a modern environment. It's about capturing the spirit of a performance through classic equipment - you can go wrong!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the project, though more often than not it starts with live tracking of the rhythm section (bass and drums). Having said that, we ofter track full bands together, which is great fun!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We got lucky and based the studio around a phenomenally awesome sounding 1970s Quad 8 'Coronado' mixing desk. With tonnes of natural day light in the control room and live room, the vibe is always chilled, and music sizzling hot. It's a great place to create you next master piece.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ethan Johns, Jeff Emerick, Townes Van Zandt, Spiritualized, Panda Bear, Brian Eno.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking live bands performing together, capturing the magic!