Recording Studio

Kalimba Studio


The Corrado Molon's Kalimba Studio is housed in an ancient restored Venetian farmhouse surrounded by a large garden.

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Kalimba Studio is a recording and music production studio of Corrado Molon, housed in an old Venetian farmhouse restored and surrounded by a large garden.

The property is located in San Pietro Viminario, 5 minutes from the Monselice (Padua) toll booth.

The studio consists of a big control room dedicated to mixes and courses, a live room for recording and rehearse, a vocal booth designed for singers and a relax area for breaks between one take and the other.

Fully soundproof and featuring natural acoustics, Kalimba Studio has a wide selection of vintage and modern instruments (including a Boston grand piano) and top-of-the-range microphones, studio monitors and outboard, giving you the best of both worlds – the warmth of analog sound and the precision of the digital one.


Building and Project Management: Proaudio Consulting

Owner, producer, arranger and resident engineer:

Location Monselice, Padova, Italy
Audio Facility Recording Studio
Rooms Control Room Live Rooms
Audio System Focal Trio6 Be , Amphion One18 , Genelec 8351A
Console SSL XL-Desk
Control Room
Area 35 m2 Volume 115 m3
Reverberation time 0.23s @500Hz; 0.38s @63Hz
The Kalimba Studio control room has a very large surface and is equipped with top-level, analog and digital hardware as well as a large collection of vintage and modern analog synths. It was made in a attic, and the natural inclination of the roof was exploited to optimize sound reflections in space. Kalimba Studio's acoustic design is non-environmental, with a reflective front while the back wall and the ceiling have a large absorption layer to minimize the effects of stationary waves. Along the back wall and the ceiling there are numerous acoustic diffusion elements, suitable for "scattering" the high frequency reflections throughout the hallway area, ensuring natural sound brilliance throughout the room. Thanks to these structural elements, the control room of Kalimba Studio allows an extremely balanced listening into all of its area. In particular, the listening area usable for the mix is very wide, ensuring a great listening experience even in the adjacent areas of the console's side arms, where many of the keyboards used for composition and arrangement are located. In addition to having a very flat low-frequency response, the Kalimba Studio's control room is a very versatile and functional space for music production and not only for recording and mixing, thanks to the effect of the medium-high frequency sound diffusion.
Live Rooms
Area 27 m2 Volume 90 m3
Reverberation time 0.30s @500Hz; 0.45s @63Hz
The Kalimba Studio live room has a maximum height of almost 4 m and, although it is not particularly spacious, it offers a very diffused acoustics, typical of larger rooms. The ceiling is covered with mahogany wood policilindrical panels that perfectly reflect the sound throughout the room and, together with other acoustic diffusers and stone walls, guarantees a perfect tonal control of reverberation. The live room is also equipped with a Boston piano (designed by Steinway & Sons), characterised by a very natural sound and suitable for recording. The room therefore gives the right amount of brightness to the musical instruments without stretching too much their sound with uncontrolled reverberation and without colouring it irreversibly.