Our 6-Phase Model
Hey cool that you are here,
we are a recording- and mixing studio in Berlin and we are specialized in productions
in the field of alternative and indie pop.
Here we briefly introduce you to our model – from planning to the final release.
For a personal conversation write us a short message.
A successful music production requires careful planning and preparation.
We take our time and discuss together which vibe the production should have and which target group you want to address. How many songs do you want to work on? Are the songs perfectly selected? Have all rights been cleared? Etc. etc.
Next, we create a realistic schedule that will allow us to complete the project in a reasonable amount of time. We also need to clarify what recording technology and instruments we will use to achieve the perfect sound for your production. Do you need further external resources such as additional studio musicians (if desired from our network) or rental instruments?
2. Pre-Production / Songwriting Phase
While you rehearse the songs and possibly work on a pre-production, we are in regular contact by phone or video calls.
We give you feedback on the arrangements, instrumentation and tempos of the songs.
And sometimes it might just take a little ass kick or words of encouragement….
3. production / Recording
Different scenarios are possible for a modern album recording:
Many of our clients record parts or all of the album in the practice room, others distribute the recordings to different locations. We always prefer to record together in the studio, where we achieve the required high quality through the selection and placement of the right mics and the coaching of the producer – and of course through the well thought-out room acoustics.
The central tool is our analogue vintage console with which the right “mojo” is already created during the recording.
In the session, the headphone sound makes the difference for us; only when you are 150% satisfied do we start recording.
4. Editing / FX / Re-Amping / final Arrangement
Comping is the power tool! During the recording, we “stack” the individual takes in so-called lanes, which can later be intercut with each other. We also do this with the drum tracks so that we can cut a “golden take” from all the recorded takes.
During editing, we remove all unnecessary parts of the recording, such as loud breaths during singing or noise on guitar tracks. Small errors in rhythm and pitch are corrected only moderately.
Often the song needs more interesting sounds, which can easily be created by re-amping (amplifying and re-recording again) and sound very organic. We often use our natural reverb chamber (the staircase) for this.
Finally, we work on the final arrangement if necessary, e.g. shortening, lengthening or even rearranging individual song parts.
Our claim: Major label ready.
Compact, fat sounds with the necessary transparency, depth and dynamics – that’s how your songs stand out from the crowd.
We mix your tracks or the sessions produced here, analogue and digital “in the box” – in the computer – mostly with our proven hybrid workflow.
Together with you we develop an individual sound for each song and/or for the whole album. We usually coordinate the basic sound with you via our video platform:
You listen to an HD audio live stream (parallel to the voice channel) and are in your usual listening situation 1:1 in the mixing session.
Outlook: We are currently in the planning phase for a second mixing control room in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Here we will implement a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Setup and offer immersive mixes in Dolby Atmos from autumn 2023.
Mastering is the last step before release.
We guarantee you a fat and transparent sound on all platforms (streaming, CD, vinyl, etc.) and on all playback devices.
We work analogue and digital and bring your production to the highest sound level.
Sometimes it makes sense to outsource the mastering. For this purpose, we cooperate with popular mastering engineers from our network – or, of course, with the engineer of your choice.
You can book the whole package – or just parts of it.
Exactly what you need!
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I am a musician and bass player myself and have over 25 years of experience as a live, recording and mixing engineer.
I have been running my own studio here in Berlin since 2013. Since then I have recorded and mixed numerous albums.
I work according to my own hybrid analog-digital workflow, preferably with musicians from the rocky alternative, indie and groove genres….be it at the beginning of their music career or on the way to the next level.
Use my skills for your project!
What people say
ich habe alle Master-Dateien nochmal angehört und muss sagen sie klingen großartig! Du hast wirklich einen tollen Job abgeliefert und die Stücke klanglich zum Leben erweckt.
Vielen Dank für dein Engagement und deine Geduld.
He is a really good guy and he is great at what he does.
Very nice and compact studio with everything you need in it.
Spaß gemacht und war erfolgreich.
Ich habe mich wohl, verstanden und inspiriert gefühlt.
Vielen Dank und gern wieder!
Du hast wirklich alles rausgeholt, wunderbar!
Der Sound gefällt uns sehr gut, bei allen drei Stücken. Wir sind sehr zufrieden mit der Zusammenarbeit mit dir, das funktioniert für uns sehr gut!
We run a recording and mixing studio in Berlin-Schöneberg. The setup is designed for live recording with a maximum of 32 channels. The central tool is our analogue vintage console with which the right “mojo” is already created during the recording. Our Yamaha grand piano is ideal for pop and jazzy productions.
At the moment we are in the planning phase for a second mix control room in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Here we are realising a 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos setup and will probably offer mixes in Dolby Atmos from autumn 2023.