Besední dům (Brno)

Besední dům is the home of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra. Situated in the heart of the city’s old town, it is used for orchestral rehearsals, recordings and performances.

It was built in 1865-68 by the architect Teofil Hansen who also designed the great Musikverein in Vienna and it shares many of the features of that great hall including, most notably, a fabulous acoustic.

Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city and is easily accessible by train from Prague, Bratislava or Vienna or directly by plane to its local airport.

Click here to download a PDF of the following technical specifications.

Microphones

  • DPA 4006 (omnidirectional) x 2

  • DPA 4011 (cardiod) x 2

  • Schoeps MK2S (omnidirectional) x 2

  • Schoeps MK21 (wide cardiod) x 2

  • Schoeps MK4 (cardiod) x 2

  • all Schoeps capsules are on CMC6 bodies

  • AKG KM 184 x 8

  • AKG C480 x 2

Stands & Mounting

  • Manfrotto 004B x 4

  • K&M 21021 x 8

  • K&M ‘ordinary’ x 12

  • K&M ‘short’ x 2

  • K&M stereo bar – wide, 5 position x 3

  • K&M stereo bar – variable x 4

  • various mounting accessories (thread adaptors, spring clips, etc)

Cables

  • StarQuad microphone cable, 10m x 24

  • all microphone cable black with coloured XLR rings for identification

  • Sommer 32 / 8 multicore, 35m x 1

  • Studiospares 8-way multicore, 25m x 1

Mixing Console

  • Yamaha DM1000 with Meterbridge x 1

  • Card Slot 1: ADAT card

  • Card Slot 2: ADAT card (24 channels)

Monitoring

  • B&W Nautilus 805 loudspeakers x 1 pair

  • Rotel 1072 amplifier x 1

  • Sennheiser HD600 open-back headphones x 1

  • Beyer-Dynamic DT770 closed-back headphones x1

Recorders

  • Merging Technology’s Pyramix system x 1

  • v. 7.0 with Masscore 48

  • Mykerinos Card: MB-1 x 2

  • Daughter Card: ADAT x 2 (24 channels)

  • Fostex CD-R x 1

Outboard

  • TC Electronics M3000 reverb x 1

  • v. 7.0 with Masscore 48Sonifex Redbox HD-6 headphone amplifier x 1Mykerinos Card: MB-1 x 2

  • Talkback System x 1

  • (Monacor Paging Amplifier & passive speaker)

Alternatively, we can offer a 32-channel ProTools set up:

  • 20 microphones (in addition to those detailed above)

  • 4 Mic preams RME Micstasy

  • RME DA Converter

  • AVID HD MADI

  • Mac system with ProTools

  • 2 x AVID Artist Mix, 2x AVID Artist Control 

  • Cables

  • 20 microphone stands

  • 2 headphones SENNHEISER HD 600

The 32-channel system is offered in conjunction with our studio partner in Brno and so there is a small additional daily charge for this.


  • Brno’s Tuřany Airport is served by several airlines including RyanAir, WizzAir and Lufthansa

  • Regular trains run throughout the day to and from Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

  • Full address:
    Komenského náměstí 534/8
    602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic