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 a hotspot for the city’s creatives.

We’ve invested in House of Music for our students because it’s Berlin’s creative hub for musicians, companies and organisations from all areas of the music industry. House of Music cultivates a creative community that is perfect for networking with companies such as Yamaha, Shure and MOD Devices also share the hub.

BIMM Institute Berlin Music Business student 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. The three-storey building is one of R.A.W’s oldest and largest remaining industrial buildings and is located 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 2,000m2 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.


“To see our vision of creating a purpose-built music community hub in the heart of vibrant Berlin become a reality has been hugely rewarding. But better still, it’s been massively rewarding watching our students’ creativity flourish when using the professional new facilities and seeing them become part of the city’s unique music community.”
Anna Marks, College Principal

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.


"BIMM's new futuristic college is at home in R.A.W. Students from all over the world meet in this former railway repair yard and slot into dozens of workstations with state-of-the-art software, laying down tracks in dedicated recording facilities that will rival anything in town."
Chad Matherny, Music Business and Live Sound Lecturer.

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.


“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

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
  • 24-channel recording console and professional outboard gear, such as preamps, compressors and equalisers from legendary brands like SSL, Neve, Empirical Labs and Universal Audio
  • Mac computer with industry-standard music production software, including Pro Tools Ultimate running and HD Native Card, Logic Pro X and Ableton
  • UAD satellite running the most sought-after pro audio plugins, as well as a wide range of additional plugins from Sound Toys, Fab Filter, iZotope and more
  • An impressive array of the highest quality studio microphones to cover every studio need. Our microphones are from famous brands such as Neumann, Rhode, AKG, Shure, Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic
  • The monitoring in the control room is an ADAM Audio series, which includes a 5.1 surround setup

If you’re a Music Production student, your classes will be held in this inspiring 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.

And, who better to learn from in a professional space like this than our world-class lecturers, like Fabio Buemi, Music and Sound Production and Electronic 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.


“Learning from professional producers is, for me, a really invaluable experience because you get all this awesome knowledge from guys who have actually been working in the studio with real musicians, real stars and people who I look up to… I have such a good time here in the studio with them.”
Ivan Mendez, Music and Sound Production Student

House of Music includes only the best equipment and facilities, ready for you to enjoy. Our students have daily access to a range of incredible BIMM facilities in House of Music as well as other facilities, such as House of Music’s community networking space and chill room.

Professional rehearsal rooms

At House of Music, you’ll have your choice of more than 20 professional rehearsal rooms.

Public live stage

Based on the ground floor, our small live stage is where we host our Lamplight Sessions.

One huge live performance space

Every Friday, this space holds industry guests and experts as part of our Masterclass offering. This room holds a 32-channel digital console and digital connectivity to the stage.

It also has a Yamaha THR PA system with subwoofers and full backline.

Two Mac labs

This is where your lessons will take place. You can also study and work on your projects here after hours. All the Mac Labs are equipped with Logic Pro Tools, Ableton and the Adobe Suite.

Drums room

Fitted with the latest percussion equipment and available to book nearly every day of the week.

Tutorial and teaching rooms

Our multi-purpose rooms can be used for rehearsal spaces and lectures. All our rooms are fully equipped with full backline.

The House of Music café

Perfect for grabbing a snack between classes or socialising after college.

House of Music facilities

We share the iconic RAW Gelande area with many exciting businesses. This means you’ll have access to a skate hall, climbing gym and boulder hall. It also houses many of Berlin’s coolest cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars.

Come and see for yourself

Want to see these great facilities for yourself? Then join us at one of our monthly Open Days.

To start on your journey to a life in music today, enquire below or alternatively, contact our admissions team directly on +49 (0)30 311 99 186 or email berlin@bimm-institute.de.

 

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