About me

My name is Niklas Berglöf and I love music.

 Music has inspired me to do all sorts of stuff in life. For example, travel thousands of miles yearly in random buses, cars and trains, buy a studio for a heaps of money, become homeless, move from the bustling capital Stockholm to the suburbs of Norrköping, get lost in Russia and countless more.

 It all started when I was a teenager and played in various sloppy bands in my hometown Åkersberga. Fairly quickly my whole life revolved around music and I would lay sleepless at night imagining how I could produce the perfect record. I listened to music incalculable hours each day and marveled at what made some songs so amazing.

 Not much has changed since, other than gradually improving my own skills to be able to make that perfect record. I believe music is about emotions and expressions. Heavy metal does not lie in the distorted electric guitar and wicked vocals, punk does not dwell in pounding drums and rubbish guitars, techno does not exist in impressive base and repetitive structures.

It’s all about the attitudes and feelings that you want to convey. Techno can be punk, punk can be hard rock and hard rock can be techno.

////Niklas

Gear and studio

Together with my two colleagues Joakim Jarl and Magnus Lindberg, I own a recording studio in central Stockholm. I have designed my room after my own demands, with perfect acoustics but still with an inspiring environment, surrounded by instruments and great gear!

Room:

  • Very ambitious treating, well designed after my own needs and demands.

Monitors:

  • ATC SCM-20 with custom built subs
  • Yamaha NS-10

Mixer:

  • Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpice

Outboard:

  • API 2500
  • Drawmer 1968
  • GEM Audio Labs Preceptor
  • Thermionic Culture Vulture Mastering Edition
  • TK Audio Tk-lizer
  • Urei LA-4 x2

Plugins:

  • Soundtoys
  • Fabfilter
  • Izotope
  • UAD
  • + Many more..

Preamps:

  • API AD2
  • Chandler Limited Germanium
  • Vintage Design M83
  • Line Audio OMP 8ch

Effects:

  • Delta Lab DL-2
  • Delta Lab DL-4
  • Electro Harmonix Memory Man Hazarai
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Ibanez AD80
  • T-Rex Mudhoney
  • Roland RE-20
  • Fender Blender
  • + Many, many more..

Guitar Amps:

  • Vintage Fender Quad Reverb
  • Vintage Fender Champ
  • Orange Thunder Verb 50w
  • Marshall 6101 30th Anniversery Amp

Guitars:

  • 70’s Fender Telecaster
  • 1967 vintage Bjärton J45, Swedish built acoustic guitar
  • 1967 vintage Hagström Viking (Elvis favorite)
  • 1964 Fender Mustang
  • 80s Greco Spacey Sound Bass

Synths:

  • Juno 106
  • Yamaha CS-5
  • Moog Sub Phatty

Microphones:

  • Bang Olufsen BM5 Stereo ribbon mic x2
  • Beyerdynamic MC740 N (C)
  • Beyerdynamic M201 x4
  • Beyerdynamic M160
  • Beyerdynamic M130
  • Vintage Beyerdynamic M160 x3
  • Microtech Gefell M 930 x2
  • Sennheiser Blackfire 509
  • Sennheiser 421
  • Sennheiser Opus 65
  • Shure SM7b
  • Shure SM57 (lots and lots of them)
  • Shure SM58 (lots of them)
  • + Many more..