BIMM Institute Berlin Facilities
Study at the epicentre of Europe’s music scene at BIMM Institute Berlin. You’ll thrive in the city’s creative, experimental and international vibe and have access to our state-of-the-art facilities at the iconic House of Music.
Because being creative and connecting you to the heart of the industry is what we’re all about, there was nowhere better to set up our brand new home than Berlin’s renowned music hub and hotspot for the city’s creatives.
BIMM Institute Berlin is based within the House of Music, Berlin’s creative hub for musicians, companies and organisations from all areas of the music industry. The House of Music cultivates a creative community that is perfect for networking with companies such as Yamaha, Shure, iZotope and MOD Devices, who also share the hub.
BIMM Institute Berlin’s facilities don’t stop here, though. We are evolving and developing our teaching spaces at the House of Music, with new facilities launching very soon. This includes introducing a second recording studio, another large live performance and lecture space, plus further digital resources and Apple Mac labs. So, watch this space – and come and join us.
Music Business graduate Nicole Deckers is your guide for our House of Music college video tour. Take a look around.
A building steeped in history
House of Music is Berlin’s only dedicated music complex with a total space of 6,000sqm. The three-storey building Berlin’s oldest and largest remaining industrial buildings and is located in the R.A.W. area at the intersection of Berlin’s two most creative districts: Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg.
Originally built in the mid-19th century as a railway premise, it’s recently had a complete renovation. Now, you’ll be studying in a specialist centre for music education and the wider industry. History and innovation merging in one – not a bad place to call your college, right?
We have over 2,000sqm of space spread across two floors with a variety of high-tech equipment. This includes instruments and backline PA from some of the most prestigious brands in music and industry-standard production software and hardware.
All our equipment and software are delivered by the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers who actively support and endorse us. You’re never far from an Orange amp, Marshall amp or Apple Mac!
Investment in BIMM Institute Berlin doesn’t stop here, though. We have more House of Music facilities launching very soon. We will continue to expand House of Music resources in the coming years, adding a second recording studio, another large live performance and lecture space, plus further digital resources and Apple Mac labs. So, watch this space – and come and join us.
Connecting you to the city’s creatives
You’ll have the amazing opportunity to network with other members of Berlin’s creative community.
In House of Music, you’ll instantly become part of a unique, electric and inspiring atmosphere. This is partly down to the fact that we share the 70,000m2 space with other prominent music industry companies. These include Music Pool Berlin (Berlin’s leading consultation office for freelance musicians) and a range of music management, consulting, media and events agencies, as well as developers and producers of music equipment.
The BIMM Berlin building itself is a music industry hub with an equipment hire service, music accessories shop and several independent creative music businesses. That’s not all, as BIMM Institute will continue expanding its resources in the coming years, adding a second recording studio, another huge live performance and lecture space as well as further digital resources and Mac labs.
All of these great features give BIMM Berlin students an instant connection to the local creative music community. You’ll become equipped with everything you need to get your music career off the ground.
Our state-of-the-art, industry-standard production studio with an acoustically designed live room means you can experience real-world, high-tech equipment and professional surroundings every day throughout your studies.
Our in-house studio was purposefully built for all our students to match the space and facilities used by the industry itself.
Our industry-standard facilities are available to all BIMM students. For example, as a Performance or Songwriting student, you will have the opportunity to record your material alongside our Music Production students.
Our market-leading studio has incredible equipment and facilities, such as:
- 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 famous 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
If you’re a Music Production student, your classes will be held in this inspiring studio space, and you’ll get to use it out of hours as well. As a Performance or Songwriting student, you’ll have the chance to work with other aspiring professionals by recording your tracks and seeing how things work from the production side. It’s all part of collaboration being a key part of life here at BIMM Institute.
Who better to learn from in a professional space like this than our world-class lecturers, like Fabio Buemi, Music Production Lecturer at BIMM Institute Berlin? Our lecturers live and breathe music and are still active in today’s industry. That way, they’re passing the most up-to-the-minute knowledge and insider tips straight on to you.
Studio 2 is the perfect space for recording and mixing. It unites the very best in analog hardware and software, making for a versatile hybrid set-up. There is no console in this room, but for mixing we have installed a Neve 8816 16×2 summing mixer, as well as a range of industry-standard hardware, from SSL, Warm Audio and Focusrite. An AVID S1 makes up the centrepiece in this room for hands-on mixing in Pro Tools.
The studio boasts software from UAD, Waves, Avid, Soundtoys, Fabfilter and Arturia, to name a few.
For tracking and re-amping we have an ISO booth from the company Vicoustic and our acoustic treatment comes from the Berlin-based boutique company Kiss Your Ears.
Studio 2 also has a finely tuned Neumann 5.1 system designed by the Hamburg company DAS audio, making this room perfect for surround and Dolby Atmos mixing for music, TV and film.
Our microphone list is extensive and includes top industry microphones from companies such as Neumann, Sennheiser, Shure and EV.
As with all recording rooms at BIMM Institute Berlin, Studio 2 has DANTE capability.
House of Music includes only the best equipment and facilities, ready for you to enjoy. Our students have daily access to BIMM Institute Berlin’s range of incredible facilities inside the House of Music, as well as other areas of the building, such as the House of Music’s community networking space and chill room.
Let’s take a look at our facilities in more detail:
Professional rehearsal rooms
At House of Music, you’ll have your choice of more than 20 professional rehearsal rooms.
Live Room 1
Every Friday, Live Room 1 hosts industry guests and experts as part of our Masterclass offering.
Facilities in this Live Room 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 centered 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.
Our BIMM Berlin Album 2021 was also recorded in Live Room 2 – have a listen here.
Three Mac labs
This is where some of your lessons will take place. You can also study and work on your projects here after hours. All our Mac workstations are equipped with Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton, Adobe Suite and many more digital resources.
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 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.
The 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 after college. 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.
Student Experience at BIMM Institute Berlin
We share the iconic RAW Gelande area with many exciting creative organisations. This means you’ll have access to a skate hall, climbing gym and boulder hall. It also houses many of Berlin’s most popular cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars.
Come and see for yourself
Want to see these great facilities for yourself? We recommend that you attend one of our individual College Tours, providing a great opportunity to see the campus and college facilities. From May 2022, we also invite you for our Open House events which take place once a month. Please visit our Open Days and Events page for an overview of all dates.
To start on your journey to a life in music today, enquire below or alternatively, contact our admissions team directly via email@example.com or via phone at +49 (0) 30 311 99 186.