Musicians at work in the liveroom
tHE Studio Studio Bloch is located in the harbour of Tórshavn, designed in a converted 125-year-old factory. The environment is inspiring and in these whereabouts time and space is in abundance.
Studio Bloch operates in the world’s smallest capital –
Tórshavn – an oasis in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Here, creative souls can go to work far from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
he studio was conceived and is run by Jónas Bloch Danielsen, who has been producing, engineering and mixing since 1988. He has recorded artists in some of the best studios in the world on 3 continents, along with mixing live sound for artists in over 30 countries, at many great venues and festivals.
of this gave him the desire, inspiration and experience to convert an old building into a beautiful, world class facility, Studio Bloch.
he building project, completed in 2012, combines the rugged beauty of the original building with ultra modern technology and design, carefully using existing natural materials to create a studio boasting state of the art equipment and fantastic sounding rooms, as well as an atmosphere and working environment which is unique and inspirational.
østrøm by night
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tudio Bloch is located in Østrøms old factory, built in 1887.
Studio Bloch consists of three recording rooms, a
control room, access to a concert hall, two bathrooms and a lounge/kitchen.
he spacious and atmospheric control room is built around a Euphonix System 5-MC console which is used to control Pro Tools HD 10. All conversion is currently handled by Digidesign 192 interfaces, more technical specifications can be found on the technical specifications page or on www. studiobloch.fo
he pride of Studio Bloch is the studio’s large live room. The room has a high absorbtive ceiling and oak floors, and the back wall looks the same as 125 years ago; the rocks make it one of the most beautiful and natural looking diffusers in the world. The room has a lively balanced sound with a relatively short reverberation time, which makes it sound very pleasant and airy but still defined. The room is equiped with a Steinway Type A Grand Piano from 1969.
The live room The drum room
he drum room is situated in an old freezer room from the days of the ice factory in the building. To treat the sound in the room, a sheet of plaster has been removed from one of the walls to reveal the old cork blocks which were used as isolation 100 years ago. The room has a very warm, tight sound, making it ideal for various aplications, such as close drums, vocals, guitars etc.
he studio also has a vocal booth which has been dampened down with absorbtion and which has a cork wall, making it ideal for vocals, guitars etc.
long with the recording rooms there is a kitchen/ lounge area where you can relax between sessions, prepare something delicious to eat or have a cold Sisu.
he control room in Studio Bloch, located in Ă˜strĂ¸ms charming old faktory, built in 1887.
he concert hall next to the studio is avaliable to recoding, showcases, album launches, filming, concerts etc.
The vocal booth
i n sp i r at i o n a l fac i l i t i es
This first year, a range of different artists have worked “Studio Bloch is my favorite studio in the world. It’s just the right combination of atmosphere and great sound. For visiting musicians from abroad it has that extra magic which inspires you to make better music.” - Teitur -
“During the last 20 years Vamp has recorded 13 albums in different studios. Studio Bloch has been a unique experience in any way. Great rooms and epuipment, and is a place we most definitly will visit again.” - Øyvind Staveland, Vamp -
in Studio Bloch: Teitur, Eivør, Mezzoforte, The Holmes Brothers, vamp, Kasper Vig, etc. Visitng artists feel ‘at home’ working in the studio, able to create their best music in one of the most unique studios in the world.
tudio Bloch provides an inspirational international facility.
“ I highly recommend Studio Bloch. Not only because of the wonderful atmosphere and surroundings but also because of the crew, the equipment and a big, uniqesounding recording room. An inspiring environment to work in” - Eivør Pállsdóttir -
Bloch is one of my all time favorite recording studios on the planet”. Can’t wait to come back” - Gulli Briem / Mezzoforte -
“Studio Bloch is a wonderful place to work. They got great gear, great people and a killer live room! I warmly recommend it.” - Espen Lind, producer -
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t ech n i ca l spec i f i cat i o n
he studio is equiped with: Euphonix system 5-MC Lyrek 2” 24 tracks studio A80 1/2” 2 tracks Aviom monitor system Neuman, DPA, MG, Shure, Ev ect. Steinway A3, Ludwig ‘73 kit, Hammond & Leslie, Moog, Wurlitzer, Ampeq, Marshall, Mesa boogie ect. You will find even more detailed information can be found on www.studiobloch.fo .
t H E sma l l es t cap i ta l i n t he world
tudio Bloch boasts state-of-the-art equipment and fantastic sounding rooms, as w e l l a s a n a t m o s p h e r e a n d wo r k i n g e nv i r o n ment which can’t be topped.
he studio is located in Østrøms old factory, built in 1887, close to the marina in the city center of Tórshavn. Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of The Faroe Islands with a population of approximately 20.000, -and therefore - probably the smallest capital in the world.
Despite Tórshavn being a remote destination, the
trip to the Faroe Islands is only a 2 hours flight from Copenhagen, or 1½ hours from London (spring to autum)
The studio can get atractive rates from the airlines,
local hotels, accomodation, equipment rentals, catering, facilities, recreation, and sightseeing etc.
t H E LO C A TION The Faroe Islands, population 48.000(70.000 sheep!),
is an autonomous region of Denmark with it’s own government, state budget and flag. The Faroe Islands has a very rich history of arts, both music, literature and visual arts. The people of The Faroe Islands grow up with music as a natural part of everyday life, and have been for centuries.
oasting musical talents such as Eivør, Teitur, Týr, Orka, Sunleif Rasmussen, Budam, Tróndur Bogason, Hamferð, ygdrasil, MC Hár etc., the islanders have more than their fair share of musical talent for their relatively modest population.
The Faroe Islands is an unspoiled, yet modern society.
You can find all modern commodities in the capital of Tórshavn, but at the same time you can go hiking in beautiful nature 5 minutes from the city center. The Faroe Islands lie in the North Atlantic Drift(continuation of the Gulf Stream), meaning that the temperature of the sea is pretty constant 12 months a year. This makes the climate relatively stable all year, as temperatures rarely drop beneath zero degrees celsius or above 15 degrees celsius. In the short term, the weather can change very drastically though – it is said that you can experience all four seasons during one afternoon on The Faroe Islands.
oming to The Faroe Islands gives you an opportunity to get isolated from everyday life in one of the most inspiring places in the world. This is a strong benefit for music recording, since all visiting artists get the peace of mind to focus 100% on the music which is being recorded. And when you choose to have a break, you can go on a sightseeing trip with Norðlýsið, ATV driving in the mountains, take a long and beautiful hike or you never know, maybe Jónas will take you for a trip on his sailboat.
tudio Bloch is avaliable for reasonable daily, weekly and album rates
can offer a wide range of possible solutions to your trip to the Faroe Islands. Beside providing unique studiosessions, we can arrange the booking of flight tickets, hotels, restaurants sightseeing and other activities etc. - You just let us know, and we would be happy to accomodate to your requirements.
For more details, and questions etc. please contact:
Tel.(+298) 28 57 57 email@example.com www.studiobloch.fo
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