The Synthesizer Studio Hamburg
is a analog Synthesizer Recording Studio in Hamburg St. Pauli with ca.30 vintage Synthesizers/Organs/Pianos  and ca.16 Drum Machines/Beat Boxes/Drum Synthesizers.
You can rent the Studio or a synthesizer for your own studio production or for a show.

In the SYNTHESIZER STUDIO HAMBURG you can work in different ways:

  • recording complete productions

  • in existing productions: record synthesizers and /or drum machines

  • in existing productions: replace softwaresynths with real analog synths

  • Sampling of synthesizer-and drumsounds
  • competent support in synthesizer technology and synthesizer sounds

    We record with cubase sx, all sequencers and a lot of drum machines can be synchronized to the cubase midi-clock or the midi-clock of your recording system.

  • You also can record with your own Computer & Interface directly into your session.

  • if you want to visit the studio or rent the studio for recordings, please contact us:

One Hour in the Studio costs 30€ (including the use of all machines & an Engineer). If you want to record there more than one day, please ask for a special deal.

Synthesizer workshop for beginners:
You can book a single workshop on any free date.

The workshop includes:
- Structure of a analog synthesizer
- how a analog synthesizer works
- how to create a sound on a analog synthesizer
- how to play a analog synthesizer

2 houers single lesson ......................60.-
For little groups (2 - 3 persons) please ask for a price.

Corona Rules: Safety is the most important thing in thise times!
-  In the whole Bunker you have to wear a Mask (OP, FFP 2, KN95)
- The 2G+ rules apply in the studio.
    That means: you have to be vaccinated or recovered and tested.
    Please bring the relevant evidence with you.
    We also need contact tracking information (Corona Warn App or a analog List)
-   There is an air filter working in the studio  
max. 4 Persons at the same time in the studio

ARTURIA: Microfreak, MatrixBrute, MicroBrute, DrumBrute

ROLAND: -System 100 (two of them) 2 x Model-101 (Synth), 2 x Model-102 (Expander)

                 -Model 103 (Mixer/Spring Reverb), Model 104 (24Step Sequencer),

                 -sh 05 - jupiter 4 - jupiter 8 - vintage keys - RS 202 String Ensemble

MOOG: - mini moog - moog prodigy - Moog subsequent 37 synthesizer

ARP: - Odyssey
Sequential: Prophet 5 rev4

OBERHEIM / Viscount - OB12 poly Synthesizer, OB3 Hammond Organ Clone,         

                                           - Cosmos Stage Piano

KORG: -MS 20 -Lambda -KORG 800DV (maxiKorg)

               -KORG TRIDENT (4 Engine Analog Poly Synth)

               - SQ-1 Stepsequenzer

YAMAHA: - cs 10 - cs 30 - cs 70m

JEN: - sx 1000

PPG: - wave 2.2


CASIO: - casiotone MT 40  - VL 1 -

From the DDR, VERMONA: - Synthesizer - Strings / Piano

From the soviet union: - POLYVOKS

GRP: A4 Synthesizer

EECTOR FORMANT System (3 x VCO, 3 x VCF, 3 x VCA, 6 (!) x ADSR, 3 x LFO...)

DOEPFER: 2 x Dark Time analog Step Sequencer


Arturia: - DrumBrute

ROLAND: - CR 8000 - CR 78 - 2 x TR 606  - TR500

KORG: - Minipops 7 - NEW: KPR 77

VERMONA: - ER-9 Beatbox

SEQUENTIAL - Drumtraks

NOVATION - Drum Station (still the best 808 / 909 Clone)

ARIA- Diamond Beatbox

AK Drummer  Beatbox

TAMA Techstar TAM 200: 2 channal Drum Synthesizer

Akai - Rhytm Wolf


Roland: - Space Echo RE 301, tape echo/spring reverb/chorus

               - DC 50, "Digital" chorus /reverb/echo 

Boss: - RE 20 space echo pedal

WERSI: - wersivoice rotor simulator

Vesta Kaza: - RV-3 dual spring reverb

Electro Harmonix: Polyphase, Dr. Q

Korg:  DRV 3000

....and lots of more or less strange FX Pedals!


SPL: - channel one, tube preamp/EQ/compressor/deEsser

Alesis 3630: - 2 x stereo compressor/limiter/gate


LA Audio: - full parametric 3 Band stereo EQ

Vermona: - Graphic Equalizer/Filterbank


NEW:  Magnat all ribbon 8, Canton LE 500, Canton LE 250

Mixing desk: - MACKIE Onyx 1620-i

Interface: - Mackie Onyx 1620-i firewire, 8 mono out + 4 stereo out, 2 in

                     NEW: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6

                   - Midi: EMU Xmidi 2x2

& some Midi to CV, Midi to Din Sync and Trigger Interfaces.

There`s all the time a Variation of ca. 10% of the Machines .

Not exactly all the machines you can read in the list are all the time working or in the Studio!

The Engineers:

Frank Husemann & Sunny Vollherbst


We are now :

FORMANT A is: Sunny Vollherbst (Berlin School / 70ties Electronics)
FORMANT B is: Frank Husemann & Sunny Vollherbst & Guests
                           (Krautrock, Spacerock, Berlin School, old school electro)
FORMANT X is: Frank Husemann, Sunny Vollherbst & Guests (dark house / techno, dance music)
Our new releases on Bandcamp:
*we had to change our Bandname Q (taken from star trek) because of the Qanon assholes!

- Can Love Be synth

with their new song BUNKER !

 - Peter van Hoesen & exercise one

 exercise one on Soundcloud

   - Mark Pritchard

      was recording lots of analog material for new Albums.

      A song, completly recorded in the Synthesizer Studio Hamburg:


     April 2012, the HURTS recorded again parts and tracks for their new Album

       EXILE in the Synthesizer Studio Hamburg.

      'EXILE' is coming 11/3/2013. It`s their second studio album.

      You can see the video "the road" from the new record on:

      The dangerous Synth at the End is our POLIVOX Synthesizer from the soviet union!

                         Adam Anderson of Hurts: “We recorded some bits in a

                         synthesizer studio in Hamburg, Germany. In this picture I’m

                         looking down at a mystery black, nameless box with Russian

                         writing on it.”

    - Sven Regener: "Der kleine Bruder" (radio play)

          the electronic music was composed & recorded in the Synthesizer studio Hamburg 


  • RVDS (Richard von der Schulenburg) recorded lots of tracks in the studio. released on on IT.s                                                            
  • DAS BIERBEBEN recorded here most parts of their new album "das Bierbeben". Release: Shitkatapult                                                           

  • TIMID TIGER  replaced on their new album "Timid Tiger and the electric island" softwaresynths with real analog synths        

  • -the new album of MOTHER ENGINE is mixed and produced in the SYNTHESIZER STUDIO