David Scherchen sadly died in December 2020. He was surrounded by the family and friends who loved him dearly and has left a legacy of many private studios around the world where he loved helping artists to create a room that would allow them to hear their music as accurately as possible.
David never advertised for work and maintained a thriving career purely by word-of-mouth. Hearing how fondly all his clients remembered him showed that his wonderful, kind and gentle personality went beyond just his friends and family and we are all proud to have been part of his life.
He wanted to allow those with a sense of adventure and who might want to use his concepts, techniques and ideas for studio design to have free access to an archive of information that is accessible by downloading the archive below. In this way, hopefully his unique and quirky approach to acoustics and sound design will carry on.
Finally, thank you to all who worked with David. Building studios was his passion and you all gave him the means to pursue one of his life's great pleasures!
The Scherchen Family
DAVID'S LIFE MISSION
To provide you with a flat audio response so what you hear out of your speakers is the truth.
Very kind words from David's clients.
“If you’ve found David, please keep it to yourself…very very hard to find people this good! David has both built and rescued studios for me. He has an approach and a method you can’t find in any book, but trust me.. it works! And he is incredibly reasonable with his pricing. Not only can David weave magic on your studio but he is also someone who I’ve come to think of as a friend. He’s a lovely guy who will care about your room and your property as much as you do, and will be a pleasure to have around.”
“I have worked with David from the very beginning of him building studios, right up until now. When I moved to Asia David flew in and built me the most amazing space with I recorded and completed my #journey man album in. The studio is a #true space in terms of its sound and it reality outside of the space I’ve been able to create my true potential within the custom space David has built.”
“Thanks Dave, it’s been an absolute pleasure – loved watching the process of the studio being built and am so proud of the whole setup. Bloody love my place, the sound is perfect – can’t hear anything outside – so happy! Best studio in London!”
“I asked David to help build a sound room for me. The person I use to master all my releases suggested that we call and speak to David as he not only worked on a build for his business but was spoken highly of among artists of note. We contacted him, he looked at the space and drew up plans, quoted a more than reasonable price and time frame. He and his assistant arrived and built a fully functional space for me to work in. He was pleasant and basically did exactly what I asked and what he said he would do. Now here is the best part: my studio in Berlin is in the back of my house, surrounded on 3 sides by apartment blocks connected. We built floating floors and ceilings, a large room within a room and I have yet to have any complaints and I have tested the limits of both live and sub-atomic alchemy! I really like David and would work with him again in a second.”
“After many outrageous quotes from other companies I had the good fortune to be introduced to David. He came over for a consultation and I instantly knew he was the man for the job, from initial design to the last detail he is fantastic to work with as well as being wonderful company as he put together my home studio, the results are perfect and I absolutely love working in my fabulous new space. If I were to need another studio build I wouldn’t hesitate to call David again.”