It was just 31 years ago when untertrubach was an important address for international pop music. Chris rea was there, ELO, soft cell, visage, yello or DAF. Nena traveled to untertrubach and also trio. All of them were drawn to the "hartmann digital" recording studio in 1982, to record their new records there.
In most cases, the people in untertrubach probably didn't even notice who was singing into their microphones. The stars had been assured by the owners of the recording studio that strict secrecy would prevail. In each case, however, the secrecy could not be maintained. "Once we had to get bodyguards to take away the fans who were hiding in the bushes", robert "bobby" remembers bachinger. Since 1999 he has been running the recording studio alone. Some of the rooms that once served as the stars' lounges have since been converted by bachinger and his wife marianna into a cafe and concert hall.
The art of mixing
Three cooks were employed here when the musicians played and sang for up to ten hours a day for several weeks.
Because the bands didn't just play their songs down. Instead, bachinger recorded each instrument individually. Not just once, but for as long as it took for the recordings to sound the way bachinger and the musicians had imagined them. "Overdubbing" this process is known as.