1000sqm/10760sqft on 5 acres of land
After returning to Germany and falling in love with a late 19th century stable building Franzi with her partner Matti started to build the perfect foley facility, free of compromise. Of the 1000 sqm building, 700 sqm has been dedicated to the creation of a purpose built and all encompassing foley facility, designed by the award winning artist and consultant, Pete Burgis.
Pete’s room (pending…) will be a 150 sqm with high ceilings supported by wooden beams that provide a very natural expansive sound. Included will be several doors, a staircase and 25 interior and exterior surfaces. Whilst we are waiting for the building to be completed, Pete is working in our purpose built 60 sqm original space.
Pete thoroughly enjoying performing a motorcycle chase for one of our UK clients.
Franzi’s room is more intimate at 90 sqm and with high ceiling. Franzi as a foley artist has always dreamt about having a half car in the studio, so Pete worked that into his design, giving Franzi her dream creative space.
Both rooms have direct access to a 45 metres long shelving unit, filled with everything from vintage and handmade antiques to modern appliances and technology.
After questioning many mixers we noticed that getting a natural great water sound is restricted in a typical studio tank setting, so we decided to create a large water stage. On completion, this will include a 2×7 metre river pit with a graded slope. A 5×8 metre heated dive pool going to depths of 2.5 metres. This area will be completely soundproofed and the zero tile design allows for boat recordings and massive splashes.
The building also houses 2 kitchens, 4 edit suites and inside meeting rooms as well as outside terraces.
All spaces are available for dry hire. We are proud to be able to accommodate up to 10 visiting clients or sound team members. Goldberg is located equidistant from Berlin and Hamburg and we provide pickup services from both airports.
We will have a 60 sqm car garage fully connected to all studios to allow for recordings to be produced using any type of car.
We love to give our Foley something a little extra for a natural feel. We consider ourselves very lucky to have a pond and a wooded area on our land with which we can use our outside recording kits. So, every now and then the team can be found scattered throughout the property hunting for the ultimate twig snap for that special footstep through the forest.
After waiting for what seemed like weeks for the pond to fully freeze over, we were blessed with a 20cm blanket of snow. Pete and Max then spent an entire day sweeping the pond which led to us producing the most beautiful snow and ice sounds we have ever created.
If clients would like to attend sessions, or dry hire the studio, they are always very welcome in our homely and luxurious accommodation. All internal travel will be taken care of. Home cooking from the organic garden and the local hunters is available on site.
Our large facility uses a lot of energy, so the whole roof structure has been dedicated to solar panels. These, once up and running will produce 90% of the energy that we use.
Along with our drive for eco living we have a large vegetable garden… Gore on every level is never a problem for us.
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