Hamburg, Germany (October 13, 2017)—Producer and musician Johann Scheerer has installed a pair of ADAM Audio S2V nearfield monitors at Clouds Hill Recordings, a high-end facility that has hosted sessions by The Beach Boys, The Killers, Albert Hammond Jr., The Libertines, At the Drive-In and others.
Scheerer founded Clouds Hill in 2005, in an old warehouse next to the River Elbe in Hamburg. A professional musician from the age of 16, he moved into production and realized his dream of setting up his own studio at the age of 23. “I always wanted to work in a high-end analog setup, and to give others the opportunity to use one”, he explains. “When many of the other recording studios were closing down, I saw a demand for analog recording.”
The studio’s dual recording and control rooms feature Pro Tools HDX workstations and Apogee and Lavry converters, alongside an extensive collection of vintage gear: Neve and API consoles, Studer multitrack tape machines, Fairchild limiters and EMT plate reverbs, and a comprehensive selection of mics vintage and modern.
When it comes to studio monitors, Scheerer tries to provide a variety of tried and tested options for his clients, including ADAM’s new third generation flagship S Series loudspeakers. “ADAM is a well-known brand and many of their speakers are modern classics that most of the engineers and producers know. I really like the new S2V speakers. Their transparent sound makes them great for long mixing sessions — you don’t get ear fatigue.”