BIMM Institute Berlin facilities

Become the creative professional you were always meant to be – develop your skills and knowledge in our state-of-the-art facilities at House of Music and Molecule Studios.

Based in Friedrichshain and Alt-Treptow, our facilities give you access to the tools, equipment and software you need to graduate ready to enter the music or film industries. These two creative hubs offer students two unique locations to explore, experiment and collaborate with students across our course offering.


 

House of Music

We have been proud residents inside Berlin’s creative hub for musicians, companies and organisations in the music industry since 2019.

Located in the R.A.W. area at the intersection of Berlin’s two most creative districts, Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg, the former wheelset turnery brings industrial history and creative innovation together under one roof.

Each and every day, students have the chance to rub shoulders with industry professionals from companies like iZotope, Patreon, Music Pool Berlin, noisy, and Yamaha, who also call House of Music home.

There is truly no place more inspiring for anyone who wants to build a career in the music industry.

House of Music BIMM Institute Berlin facilities

Join Music Business student Nicole Deckers as she guides you through our facilities at House of Music.

Our state-of-the-art, industry-standard production studio with an acoustically designed live room allows you to experience real-world, high-tech equipment and professional surroundings throughout your studies.


“Studying at BIMM Institute has frequently allowed me to be in the studio and explore creative ways to use studio equipment that would otherwise be hard to come by. Not only do I get to experiment with the equipment, but I also take part in all sorts of productions of various genres. This has led me to try production techniques that I wouldn’t necessarily find out about on my own."
Rasmus Schmidt, Music Production student

Built to meet the needs of the industry, our market-leading studio offers students professional-quality facilities. The studio includes:

  • An acoustically designed live room and control room for professional recording, mixing and mastering for both audio recording and post-production
  • A control room that houses a 24-channel Audient Heritage Edition recording console with incorporated bantam patch-bay, ASP510 link and producer desk
  • Professional outboard equipment from legendary brands such as SSL, Neve, Empirical Labs, Warm Audio and Universal Audio
  • iMac Pro running Pro Tools Ultimate, Logic Pro X and Ableton, coupled with an Antelope Orion HD Gen 3 interface, Avid Native HD system and Avid S1 controller
  • UAD Satellite Thunderbolt 3 and a wide range of native plugins from Sound Toys, Fab Filter, iZotope and more
  • Studio-grade microphones from brands such as Neumann, AKG, Shure, Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic and War Audio, to cover every recording need
  • 2.1 and 5.1 monitoring, which includes ADAM Audio S3V, A7X and a Neumann 810 Subwoofer

Our House of Music facilities give students exclusive access to world-class technology and equipment for the creation of music and sound.

Professional rehearsal rooms

No fighting for space: you’ll have a choice of more than 20 rehearsal rooms set up to professional standards.

Live Room 1

Each Friday, Live Room 1 becomes the stage for our exclusive masterclasses. Featuring the best and brightest industry guests from the world of music and sound, you’ll be able to get truly up-close-and-personal with true industry titans.

Facilities in Live Room 1 include a Midas 32-channel digital console and Yamaha PA system with subwoofers, and full backline and lighting rig onstage.

Live Room 2

Live Room 2 is a multi-purpose live space and recording room centred around a 24-channel console and Antelope Orion 32HD interface.

The room features software from Avid, Soundtoys, Fabfilter and Arturia, among others, and hardware from Focusrite, Warm Audio and TC Helicon.

The console front-end is the super clean high-gain ISA 828 microphone pre-amp and we have a range of recording microphones from Sennheiser, AKG, Warm and Shure.

Live Room 2 is also where we record our BIMM Berlin Albums! Listen to the latest album here.

Mac Labs

Where some of your classes will take place, our three expansive Mac Labs give you a space to study and work on your projects. Also accessible outside of teaching time, all our workstations are equipped with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton, Adobe Suite and many more digital resources.

 

Drum Room

The Drum Room at BIMM Institute Berlin is available to book for drum practice and an additional band/artist rehearsal space.

The room is equipped with Roland E-Drums and acoustic drums from Sonor and Meinl, with Istanbul cymbals.

Tutorial and teaching rooms

Our multi-purpose rooms can be used as artist rehearsal spaces and for lectures. All our rooms are fully equipped with full backline including drum kits, a digital stage piano, various guitar and bass amplifiers and PA systems.

House of Music (Späti) Café

This open space – located in House of Music’s lobby – is perfect for grabbing a snack between classes or socialising at the end of the day. Live events are also held here. This is the best area for networking with other students and the many industry guests who frequent BIMM Institute and our partners.

Molecule Studios

Our newest location in Berlin, Molecule Studios offers our students state-of-the-art filmmaking facilities right in the heart of the action.

Based in the Alt-Treptow district, our second home has a fascinating history. Once home to AGFA (a photographic film company), activity related to visual creation dates all the way back to the late 19th century.

Now completely renovated, we are humbled to be continuing this tradition by training the next generation of filmmakers on this site.

Attracted by Alt-Treptow’s history for innovation and progress, some of Berlin’s brightest and most innovative people call the area home, with coworking spaces, recording studios and post-production suites forming a network that builds the area’s creative hub.

Built to put no limits on students’ creativity, our in-house film studio allows you to truly experience what it is like to be on set.


“I’ve got to say, I am super impressed! What an amazing place to study and start your career! I only wish my own film school had been so good!”
Tim Pope, BIMM Institute Berlin Patron

Our studio features:

  • A fully adaptable standing set that can be customised to precisely fit your project’s needs. Whether you need a bedroom, living room, office or bar, the standing set provides endless creative possibilities.
  • An infinity cove perfect for shooting music videos, documentary interviews and creative projects.
  • A green screen for chroma key projects.
  • A dressing room and green room offering an area for members on set to prepare for scenes, organise during shoots and relax when not on camera.

Become the film industry professional you’re destined to be with top-spec facilities and equipment used by the industry.

Kit room

With our in-house kit room, you will have access to industry-standard, professional equipment including ARRI camera, lights & grip, Blackmagic Pockets, Sony A7S and FX9, sound devices and audio recorders to take your projects from ideas to reality.

Screening room

We’ve kitted out our screening room at Molecule Studios with an amazing 8K projector and 5.1 surround sound system to make sure you can present your projects in the environment they deserve.

This spacious room is also used for lectures and we also host many of our masterclasses here. Like all our rooms at Molecule Studios, studios may book the screening room for projects or to screen films as part of our student-led Film Club.

Mac Lab

Equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinchi and more, our is available during and outside of teaching time for you to research, edit and write essays.

Video editing suites

We have four dedicated individual editing suites at Molecule Studios – two fully soundproofed and two with windows for those who prefer to work in natural light.

All four of these editing suites include Macs with true colour monitors and near-field audio monitors. Just like in our Mac Labs, these Macs run to bring your projects to life.

Sound suite

Especially created for sound production, our Sound Suite provides a completely soundproofed space for voiceover, ADR, foley effects and sound design.

Student study area

Complete with soft-seating, bean bags, desks and chairs, this quiet and comfortable space creates an ideal environment for peaceful working and networking.

Tutorial and teaching rooms

Our multi-functional teaching rooms offer students a flexible working environment for completing projects. You can book these rooms to use for production meetings or as shooting locations.

Meeting room

Kitted out with a large screen for presentations and conference calls, this meeting room is the perfect space for you to hold production meetings with other students and external clients.

Student common area

Complete with a popcorn machine, tea and coffee facilities, and projector and screen displaying current student projects, this is the perfect place to network, hang-out and relax before and after class.


Come and see for yourself

Want to see these great facilities for yourself? Join us for a BIMM Institute Open House! Please visit our Open Days and Events page for an overview of all dates.

To start building your creative career, enquire below or get in touch with our Admissions Team directly via admissions@bimm-institute.de or via phone at +49 (0) 30 311 99 186.

 

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