Brainworx Studio hit by massive floods in Germany, main studio “completely destroyed”
Fortunately, none from the Brainworx team were hurt.
Photo: Brainworx via Plugin Alliance
Brainworx Studio has been hit by the devastating floods that claimed nearly 200 lives in Germany last month. The studio reports that no one from their team was hurt, but they may have to seek a new location soon.
According to a post on Plug Alliance from the plug-in company, its main studio in Leverkusen was “completely destroyed” after being submerged in two feet of water for several hours. Only a few pieces of outboard gear survived the disaster.
The studio’s prized Neve VXS 72 console, one of nine ever built, was severely damaged and sold off before mould could do further damage to it. The team also reported that their PMC MB2-XBD speakers were destroyed, along with a rare power amp built by the late audio components expert Dieter Burmester.
Local development servers, which Brainworx’s DSP developers use, were also destroyed. Data, however, was fortunately “saved and mirrored” beforehand, the company said.