Producer/mixer Clemens Schleiwies opened his new studio, The Private Room (www.the-private-room.com), in Munich, Germany. The facility is built around a vintage 32-channel Helios console from the Hansa Studio in Berlin, where David Bowie recorded such albums as Heroes, Low and Lodger. Producer Tony Visconti and Bowie both signed the console when the intensive refurbishment was finished. The studio also houses a vintage Neve BCM-10 sidecar console, Studer A800 and A820 tape machines, and such vintage goodies as Telefunken Ela-M 250 and 251 mics. Monitoring is via Lipinski L-707.