Musicland Studios

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Arabella high-rise building, where the studio was located in the basement

Musicland Studios was a recording studio located in Munich, Germany. It was established by Italian record producer, songwriter and performer Giorgio Moroder in the late 1960s.[1] The studio was situated in the basement of the Arabella High-Rise Building.[2] The facility closed down at the beginning of the 1990s, as the nearby U4 subway was affecting the recording quality.[3] It was also home to a Helios console that was favored by many recording engineers of that era.

The Musicland Studios was used extensively throughout the 1970s and the 1980s by many artists, including Led Zeppelin,[1] Queen,[1] The Rolling Stones,[1] the Electric Light Orchestra,[1] The Three Degrees, Iron Maiden, Marc Bolan & T.Rex,[1] Donna Summer,[1][3] Deep Purple,[1] Rainbow, Amanda Lear, Freddie Mercury,[1] Sweet and Elton John. Most of them recorded under the supervision of Musicland's engineer and producer Reinhold Mack.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Billboard 6 Jun 1998 p.65. Retrieved 28 August 2011
  2. ^ Led Zeppelin: The 'Tight But Loose' Files p.40. Retrieved 28 August 2011
  3. ^ a b Hecktor, Mirko; von Uslar, Moritz; Smith, Patti; Neumeister, Andreas (1 November 2008). Mjunik Disco – from 1949 to now (in German). pp. 212, 225. ISBN 978-3936738476.

Coordinates: 48°9′0.39″N 11°37′10.21″E / 48.1501083°N 11.6195028°E / 48.1501083; 11.6195028