Current: v5 [Autumn 2023]
The name Lichter Raum refers to a room full of brightness; a place most suitable for creative tasks.
The title was a deliberate choice in the summer of 2006 – my studio work was bound to daytime while the night was spent on research and listening sessions. Around that time ›Lichter Raum‹ [v1] was just a windows computer tower plus a midprice set of headphones – my entry into music production then.
In 2008 I was able to upgrade the studio to [v2]. A digital audio recorder improved the sound quality of sources immediately. Flea market synthesizers and cheap samplers gave me further possibilities to manipulate sounds. Still the whole equipment could be placed on a regular-sized desk – a small size apparatus. For many years I was creating space for music between office papers and studio equipment.
In 2020 (and with the advantage of an house with plenty of rooms) the most sophisticated incarnation of ›Lichter Raum‹ saw the light of day [v3]. Proper furniture for equipment was build; extra space was left in the planning to expand with future systems and updates. The studio resembles a square – everything in reach of hand. While sitting I am surrounded by periphery and hardware to the left, right and front. On the opposite side of the room a cosy place with book table and lounge chairs invites for breaks and listening sessions.
In the summer of 2022 mostly small technical updated were made for [v4]. A modular desk was installed between the monitor system. The computer/DAW sits to the right now. This enables for live improvisation plus mastering without the need to switch places.
In spring and autumn 2023 the studio underwent revisions for [v5]. The single modular cases were replaced and build into an stackable wall-rack for easier access and space saving. The DAW/computer was settled between the monitor system which received proper stands.
Adam Audio A3X Active Studio Monitor System
Roland Duo-Capture Ex USB Audio Interface (24bit)
Tascam DR-05 Digital Audio Recorder
beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro Closed Studio Headphones
Mackie 1402-VLZ3 mixer
Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) | MacOS Mojave
Ableton Push 1
Ableton Live + Max For Live 11
15 string kanteel (custom modell)
Yamaha Tenori On TNR-O
Make Noise | Doepfer | Mutable Instruments | Tunefish | Intellijel
Befaco | TipTop Audio | 2hp | Xaoc Devices | Instruō modular system
Dynacord Echocord mini tape delay