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Recording studio, mix, mastering and music production

Modern professional recording studio in the picturesque and quiet rural setting. Operated by Dan Friml, producer, sound engineer, musician and leader of the band Mean Messiah.

The studio is located in a beautiful environment of North Bohemia, in a renovated building of the former barn in settlement Lada, 30 km from German border, about 5 km from Úštěk and approx. 60 km from the centre of Prague. Available is a rest area (including Wi-Fi, TV and modern bathrooms), guests can relax in the garden around the building.

The Barn is the only recording studio in the Czech Republic which offers Solid State Logic (SSL) XL-Desk console. Spacious control and recording room with the emphasis on good lighting conditions and atmosphere is another unique element of our studio as well.

We are a modern, professional recording studio

Unlike many other studies, The Barn aims not only to offer top-notch service without compromise, but also in affordable price ranges that can be enjoyed by novice artists as well. The studio has a spacious control room and recording room and, in addition to its unique acoustic features, we have been given a special emphasis on pleasant lighting conditions and atmosphere. The Barn simply offers the best conditions for getting the best results!

We offer complete recording studio services

We record music of all styles, spoken word, large and small projects, including mix, mastering and complete postproduction. We set prices per day and work according to musicians’ wishes. We work until you’re able to, our working day is usually 10 hours long.

Mastering and remastering, re-amping, drum replacement, restoration of audio material

Have you made your own material and need to give it a professional sound? Do you need recording restoration, do mastering, or remastering? Did you find out that one of the instruments does not sound the way you like? Your mix is ​​weak and the project files are already irreversibly deleted? This does not mean that everything is lost, or you will have to put the recorded material in the trash and record it all over again. Contact us, we will professionally review the situation and propose a solution.

  • Listen to some of the projects that were created in The Barn studio.

More clients:

Miloš Meier, Purnama, DYMYTRY, Honoris Causa, Minority Sound, Fousáč, barn54, Second Breath, Source of Sadness, Toska, Toxicat, Sebastian, ZUPPER, Cruadalach

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Studio rates

The Barn recording studio rates

The prices in The Barn are billed per day. We work according to musicians’ wishes, our working day is usually 10 hours long. If you plan to stay 15 days or more, we offer significant discounts under the individual agreement.

Recording: 4000 CZK/day (160 €)
Contact us for individual pricing if you wish to stay longer than 15 days in the studio.

Mixing: 2500 CZK/track (100 €)
2 revisions. Price applies to tracks recorded and produced at The Barn.

Mastering: 500 CZK/track (20 €)
Mastering, Completing master, 1 revision. Price applies to tracks recorded and produced at The Barn.

Mixing of tracks recorded at home or at another studio: 5000 CZK/track (200 €)
Mastering/Remastering of tracks mixed at home or at another studio: starts at 1000 CZK/track (40 €)

Export: 500 CZK/1 hour (20 €)
Stems, multitracks, samples export, backing tracks, raw mixes, split tracks etc.

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The Barn equipment


Solid State Logic

Solid State Logic (SSL) XL-Desk
SuperAnalogue SSL console
Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
SSL E-Series EQ
The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor

2x Mackie HR 824
1x Mackie MR6 MK3
2x Technics SB CD320
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro
AKG K-77 Perception
3x Superlux HD-681
Behringer HA4700 Powerplay Pro-XL (live room)
Behringer HA8000 V2 Powerplay (control room)

Audio Interfaces
MOTU 828mk3
MOTU 828x
Positive Grid RIFF

Logic Pro X
Steinberg Wave Lab Pro 10 (mastering)

Apple Mac Pro 3,5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
iPad Air 2
Apple Macbook Pro

Guitar pre-amps
Tech 21 PSA 1.1
Kemper Profiling Amplifier

Guitar amps/cabs
EVH 5150 III 50W EL34
Coffee Custom Cabs Latte 2×12 (Redback/Creamback 75)
Coffee Custom Cabs Latte 2×12 (Celestion V30 Marshall Edition/Creamback 75)
Tech 21 TM 10
Randall RM100 Combo for MTS modules, 6L6 (2×12, Creamback/Redback)
Randall RM100 Head for MTS modules, EL34
Randall RM100 Head for MTS modules, 6L6
MTS modules
Matchvox (Salvation Audio)
Spawn (Salvation Audio)
Buddy (Salvation Audio)
Selma (Salvation Audio)
Sathanas (Salvation Audio)
Banned (Salvation Audio)
Dread Plate (Salvation Audio)

Bassguitar amps/cabs
Darkglass Microtubes 900v2
Baskytarový box Darkglass DG410N (Eminence Custom)
Baskytarový box Coffee Custom Cabs 2×12 (Celestion BN12-300S)

Drums *
Drum set MAPEX Saturn Evolution (2x Kick 22×18”, Toms 10×8” a 12×9”, Floor tom 16×16”)
Snare MAPEX Black Panther Atomizer
Snare MAPEX Tomahawk
Drum set SONOR Smart Force (2x Kick 22×17,5, Toms 10×8”, 12×9”, 13×10”, Floor tom 16×16” a 14×14”, Snare 14×5,5” wooden)
* we rent the SONOR drum set for free (entry level instrument, but usable), we charge 1500 CZK/day for renting the MAPEX drum set (professional top MAPEX line set)

2x JoeMeek twinQ 2

DI Boxes
Palmer PDI-09 – guitar DI box & speaker simulator
Palmer DACCAPO Re-amplification box
Hughes & Kettner Redbox 5
Palmer Y-box Guitar Splitter

3x Samson S-Patch Plus

Digital converter
Behringer Ultramatch PRO SRC 2496 – high quality 24bit/96kHz AD/DA sample rate converter. AES/EBU and S/PDIF formats.

Outboard gear
2x Presonus ACP 88
TC Electronic G-Major 2

Rode K2 – tube microphone
Royer R-121 – ribbon microphone
12x Shure SM57 LC
Shure Beta 52A
Audix i-5
Senheiser E 906
2x Rode M5 MP – paired
5x Electro-Voice EV ND44
Rode NT5 – paired
Oktava MK-012 – paired
Heil Sound The Fin Red
Marantz Pro Sound Shield – Reflection Filter for Microphones

Keyboard Evolution MK-449C
M-AUDIO Keystation 88 II

MXR Super Comp
MXR Ten Band EQ
Tech 21 DP-3X (Bass pedal, dUg Pinnick signature)
Salvation Audio Tonewheel Boost
Salvation Audio Vivider Octaver
Salvation Audio Ensemble Box (Chorus)
KHDK Ghoul Screamer
KHDK Dark Blood Distortion
KHDK Paranormal (Limited Edition Gary Holt Parametric EQ Overdrive)
KHDK Paranormal II
KHDK Fallout (Bass pedal, rare prototype)
KHDK LCFR (Nergal signature overdrive)
Mötley Crüe Dr. Feelgood Distortion
The Misfits Static Age
Dirty B Hinds Mastodrive
BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay
BOSS CP-1X Compressor
BOSS NS-2 Noise Supressor
BOSS DS-1 Distortion
BOSS FS-5U Foot Switch
TC Electronic Flashback Delay
TC Electronic Sentry Noise Gate
Red Ant Mustard Low Gain Drive
Red Ant Curare Overdrive
Red Ant Charlie Fuzz (Harmonic Percolator)
Red Ant Baobab Fuzz (Jordan Bosstone)
Red Ant Tabasco
Defects Arrow
Defects Tacked
LeeHooker Color Trip
LeeHooker Ginger Trip
LeeHooker Puff Trip
YAKL Pedals Bueno
MOOER Noise Killer
Widara A/B Box

TC Electronic Polytune 3
TC Electronic Polytune Clip
KORG Pitch Black Clip
Peterson Strobo Clip HD

Virtual instruments & plug-ins
Waves, Synchro Arts ReVoice PRO, iZotope, Toontrack, Spectrasonics, Sonnox Plugins, Apple Logic, Joey Sturgis Tones, Brainworx, Positive Grid, Neural DSP

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Creative space

Creative Space is another service for musicians. Do you need an inspiring and pleasant space for creative work such as composing music, recording demos or for example writing lyrics? Or are you looking for a space away from everyday problems for band rehearsal before tour? We offer studio spaces for rent as part of our project The Barn Creative Space. You will have access to our live room, accommodation directly in the studio building and, in season, even a swimming pool in the garden. Suitable for both individuals and whole bands. The rental price within Creative Space is 3,000 CZK/day without the assistance of a sound engineer, if you need Dan’s helping hand, we charge the price as for a standard recording day, i.e. 4,000 CZK/day.

Creative Space Standard

You have a live room and basic equipment (monitors, racks, by arrangement, perhaps even a drum kit) needed for rehearsals or creative work at your disposal. The accommodation is directly on the premises of the studio.
Price: 3,000 CZK/day

Creative Space Plus

Same terms and conditions as Creative Space Standard, plus if you need your ideas professionally recorded, Dan will be available in the studio to take care of it. Standard and Plus can, of course, be combined as desired. For example, you can rehearse or compose in Standard mode for two days, and on the third day record your ideas in our studio with an extra charge for Plus.
Price: CZK 4,000/day (Possible subsequent mix, mastering according to the standard price list.)

The Barn
The Barn Creative Space

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Contact us

The Barn Production s.r.o.
Lada 1 / Strážiště 23
411 45 Drahobuz
The Ústí Region

phone: +420 776 004 884 (Dan), +420 777 217 339 (Alice)


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C 3832 registered with Commercial Register maintained by Regional Court in Ústí nad Labem
Company Identification Number: 05521840
VAT ID: CZ05521840

You can contact us by e-mail studio@thebarn.cz, telephone numbers +420 776 004 884 (Dan), +420 777 217 339 (Alice), or use this contact form. We will contact you as soon as possible! If you want us to contact you by phone, fill in your phone number. Thank you!

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