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Old 13th September 2017
Mastering Studio robbed - Stolen Gear List

Hi there,

i am a german mastering engineer. Last weekend my whole studio was completely robbed!!!

i have a list of stolen gear:

- Avalon AD 2077 (serial #10800 )
- Fairman TMC SPE (serial # 3B0045)
- Vertigo VSC 2 (serial # VS106C)
- Drawmer S3 (serial # 0904 / 00211)
- Millennia NSEQ 2 inkl. FF Mod (serial # EQ2-666)
- Forssell MADA-2 (serial # 168)
- Dangerous Monitor ST (serial # 1458)
- Dangerous DAC (serial # 206)
- TC Powercore 6000 (serial # 7140405)
- Adam S3a
- Avantone Mix Cubes
- Vovoxcabelling with Vovox looms
- PC by Digital Audionetworx with UAD 2 Octo, UAD 2 Quad with loads of licenses and a RME AES EBU interface, and other software programs, such as Wavelab 9 and Cubase 9

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Peer Hahnefeld

Online Mixing
Berlinerstr. 18b
06901 Kemberg OT Eutzsch

Mobil: 0163/6807132
Tel. : 03491/454699
Mail : [email protected]

Online Mixing – Die größte Mastering Regie Europas
Old 13th September 2017
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da goose's Avatar
I found your post on Facebook as well. Shared it right away, and it's also shared in a Dutch pro-audio sales group on facebook.
I will also share it here for you.
Man... this sucks big time...
Old 13th September 2017
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Sorry to hear that Peer
Hope you can get it back
Old 13th September 2017
Sorry to hear that. Same happened to a friend some years ago, and he discovered the thieves were old clients

Last edited by heraldo_jones; 13th September 2017 at 12:27 PM..
Old 13th September 2017
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How did it happen?

WOW!!! I guess none of us is really immune to robbery or theft if the thieves want it badly enough.

Hope you get it all back in good condition.

Terrible, terrible news
Old 13th September 2017
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So sorry to hear that, Peer.

As many of those items are specialist and would be difficult to sell without attracting attention, I'm hopeful for you.
Old 13th September 2017
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Sending positive vibes. Try to keep strong and positive. I know this has to be devastating. Know there are people here.. friends to help in any way we can.
Old 13th September 2017
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So sorry to hear that, Peer.

I really hope your local Police catch these low life's!
Old 13th September 2017
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Sorry to hear that, I hope you get your stuff back soon
Old 21st September 2017
Sorry to hear that you mind if I copy paste your gear list and I post in FB
To someone they going to offer the gear...
I hope you can get with them
Old 18th October 2017
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Any updates or leads? Hoping you have found these folks and gotten your stuff back!
Old 7th November 2017
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Sticky this please mods
Old 12th November 2017
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This is heartbreaking. Best of luck to you.
Old 14th November 2017
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good luck Peer, sad to hear though :(
Just shared with my network. Hopefully you'll find them sooner or later.
Old 16th November 2017
Wish I'd seen that you'd posted a facebook message, could've shared that. I've done a post on my personal and tagged your studio page. I hope you get it back and the scumbags who burgled you suffer a lifetime of severe tinnitus.
Old 29th November 2017
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I feel the pain for you man.

I know how hard it is to earn that money we invest in all those gears...

Hope you’ll find the guys.

Old 30th November 2017
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A painful experience. An old client seems the most likely scenario. Probably a job done to order given the specialist nature of the gear, and so it'll never turn up on the market. Maybe they'll appear of the gear list of some new studio.
Old 1st December 2017
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thanks for fixing the spelling of the thread title!

hope you get your gear back.

cheers, jt
Old 5th January 2018
Sorry to hear this Peer, had gear robbed on me a couple of years back (which thankfully I managed to get back). Really hope you have the same outcome.
Old 12th January 2018
WOW I’d love to hear the story on how you got your gear back!!!
Originally Posted by silinder View Post
Sorry to hear this Peer, had gear robbed on me a couple of years back (which thankfully I managed to get back). Really hope you have the same outcome.
Old 12th January 2018
Originally Posted by vsthalion View Post
WOW I’d love to hear the story on how you got your gear back!!!
It was really by chance and sheer luck. I live in Dublin, Ireland and us producers (which are few) are a close community here.

By chance a friend of a producer friend of mine was contacted by the 'thief', although he said he bought from someone else, he had the gear.

He had my Mackie monitors, mixing desk, and my Juno and 808, plus other gear that may have belonged to others. He got his details to meet and we got his name and address, I know, that's how stupid he was.

I informed the guards about this ( I had reported the gear stolen 2 days previous) and they knew of this guy. So things were looking good to get my stuff back.

So I got a call 2 days later to come to the station and have a look at what gear was mine and retrieve it.

Got back everything that was taken, minus a pot or two on the 808 but thankfully, still in working order

Again, hope Peer has a similar outcome soon.
Old 24th January 2018
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Really sorry to hear about this

Any news??
Old 20th May 2018
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Sorry to hear that :(

We must protec our investment and our best friend is Hikvision IP cameras/systens.
Old 22nd May 2018
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ehm, is this a plug for a product or why are you recommending this particular company?
It seems there are hundreds of companies out there making ip security cams, so what's special about this one?

asking because I'm seriously interested.

Although in general I'm not sure if the footage you record with that is of any value when it goes to court, at least in Germany...

feel so sorry for the OP
Old 22nd May 2018
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It is mainly not the footage/law you have to consider, but the
psychology aspect of a theft.
It is like "nobody is seeing" so I can stole...
Basically they only stole what is easy...
If they see some alarm system/camera it is not that easy anymore.
You know…
“I am the eye in the sky
Looking at you
I can read your mind...”

By the time of my research Hikvision become my baseline for cost/benefit/efficiency
and they were available in my country, but we can also can not go wrong with Dahua.
Because of firmware problems, it is recommended not to buy from from Ebay/AliExpress.

I am not a security specialist and my knowledge is already outdated, but this may help:

Old 26th June 2018
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That’s horrible. I hope you get your gear back :(
Old 1st July 2018
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Such a shameful act. Glad that youre fine though.
I've heard of studios being robbed at gun point. So most of all glad to know that you are fine. Although it never makes up for it, hopefully it was insured and you can rebuild. So sorry that it happened. Just bad people.
Old 7th July 2018
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They just don't realize what it does to guy who's spent his lifetime accumulating tools to do good work in his field. And if they do realize, then it'll be a long hard time in Hell.
We support you, Peer. Be strong.
Old 6th October 2018
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EDIT: well I just realized this post is about 1 year old. So keep my advice as something anyone should do in a similar situation.

Very sad to hear this.
I would ever recommend to put some kind of security when you open a studio, especially if you are on a basement or a ground floor. Usually grilles for windows and a security door are enough.

The positive thing about this is that there is no chance to sell that kind of gear online and get unnoticed. The business changed a lot and there aren't many buyers as it was years ago. So they will be forced to sell the gear to studios near your city.

You should contact them all and make a police report as soon as possible.

hope the best for you

ps.READ I don't know how it works in your country, but here where I live there is a police called "postal police". they are specialized into web crimes, scams and frauds.
If you have something similar in your country I strongly suggest to go to them. They can monitor any suspicious announce you will alert to them and they can get the identity of who is selling the gear (if he lives in your country).

Last edited by BT Mastering; 6th October 2018 at 09:48 PM..
Old 4th July 2019
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Hoping you get it back or at least you are covered with insurance. Best wishes.
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