Welcome to

Keyelement Music

Production | Composition | Recording


Key Element studio is a music studio built by jazz pianist and producer Daan Herweg. It is in permanent use as a personal production studio by a pool of Amsterdam based music makers: Daan Herweg, Tom Lieftinck, Berenice van Leer, Ralph Verdult and Lars Dietrich, Also a lot of local established and upcoming artists from the Amsterdam Scene know how to find us. 

Key Element music is not merely a commercial endeavour but also built as a hub for musicians by musicians. Artistic creation, video, co-writing sessions, rehearsals, improvisation etc. Music first. 

So: If you are looking for recording, music production, composition, demo production, rehearsals and you want to take your time: Key Element music studio is a perfect blend of a creative lounge and studio.

Give us a call or write us a message about your project.


All prices include 21% VAT

€ 60,00 per Hour – Main live room + engineer + gear + coffee 

Excl Piano and tuning (€ 85)

Extra separated booth € 25 per Hour

Price is an indication: for longer projects call or email us for a custom deal. 



Ralph Verdult is our resident engineer. He joined Daan in 2011 when the studio was founded. Besides recording and mixing he has a big love for analogue equipment. When not recording, mixing or mastering, he is traveling around the world as a FOH engineer. He works for bands like MY BABY, Klangstof, Eefje de Visser, and many others.

In the off hours Ralph also works for FabFilter, a Grammy Award winning software plug-in company based in Amsterdam.



Cadac J type
30 mono channels
3 stereo channels



Yamaha NS10M
Crane Song Avocet IIA Monitor controller
Furman HDS-6 with 8 HR-6 mixers
Sennheiser & Beyerdynamic headphones


Pro Tools HDX
Avid HD IO 24x analog IO
Avid HD IO 8x digital IO

Apogee Symphony mkII 32x analog IO
iMac 3.2GHz quad core i7


Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.6
Logic Pro X
Plugin Galore

Capi VP26 x6
RFZ V781 x10
Cadac J type x36 (console)


Lexicon 480L

EMT 140 TS plate
Eventide H3000 
Roland RE-301
Roland RE-150
Radial Tank Driver

Thermionic Culture Phoenix
GSSL 4000
Emperical Labs Distressor
Klark Teknik 1176-KT

Art Pro Vla II


AKG D12e
AKG C414eb (x3)
AKG C451eb (x3)
Aston Spirit (x2)
B&O BM6 (x2)
Beyerdynamic M88
Coles 4038 (x4)
ElectroVoice RE20
Line Audio CM3 x(2)
MBHO 600 series (x2)
Neumann TLM103
NoHype Audio LRM-1 (x2)
Oktava mk012 (x2)
Oktava ML-19
Sennheiser MD541 (x4)
Shure SM7b
Shure SM57 (x3)
Shure SM58 (x3)
Shure SH55

Floor Plan

Key Element Music Studio consists of a Giant 45m2 live room, an adjacent living room, controol room and one extra semi isolated studio suitable for drums or vocals.


For information, don’t hesitate to call or email.

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