Frank Acklin

Mix Engineer and Recordist

4 Reviews
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Professional Mixing that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

I offer mixing, editing and drumming services out of my own recording studio in Switzerland (see Website for more Information).
As an experienced musician (drummer for 20+ years) working in a purpose-designed studio, I can provide you the service you need at a price that you can afford.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Marc B.

    Das Störsender Studio ist hervorragend ausgestattet und sehr toll eingerichtet.
    Für uns als "Studio-Neulinge" eine sehr eindrückliche Location die uns schon beim ersten Besuch ins Staunen versetzte.

    Die Zusammenarbeit mit Frank hat uns extrem viel Spass gemacht und auch uns als Band enorm weitergebracht. Unsere Songs konnten verfeinert werden und durch Franks tolle Inputs und Ideen haben wir das beste aus den Songs rausholen können.
    Das Resultat, eine tolle erste EP.

    Wir können das Störsender Studio nur weiterempfehlen und werden definitiv wieder kommen!

    Brightness Of The Sky

  2. Review by Alex Bruggmann
    by Alex Bruggmann

    Wir haben gemeinsam schon einige Projekte umgesetzt und wir sind sehr zufrieden mit der Arbeit von Frank. Sein Equipment und Knowhow hat unserem Sounddesign den letzten Schliff verpasst.

    Merci Frank und weiterhin viel Erfolg!

    Alex Bruggmann, BridgeMedia

  3. Review by Ajdinovic Muharem
    by Ajdinovic Muharem

    War mega nice :) thx für die session :) und tolle Auswahl an Drum Equipment

    Lg Mui

  4. Review by Simon “Hulk City” Perks
    by Simon “Hulk City” Perks

    Working with Frank was a great experience, his commitment and experience shines through his work, we couldn’t have wished for more & we can truly say that if your looking for a high end professional to work with then go for Frank and the awesome Störsender studios.
    Hulk City

Interview with Frank Acklin

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: That would be Hemisphere by the band Brightness of the Sky. It's amazing how much progress those guys made during Pre-Production. We'd take their songs apart and really fuss about the details. Then in tracking we stuck to a no-compromises approach that delivered tracks that were especially easy and fun to mix.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Mixing 12 songs for a local Rock Band.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I ran across Don Nafe's profile. He's been a regular at Mixerman's Womb Forums and a Top Dude!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both! Each has their strength. I like recall-ability and turning knobs that make stuff sound bigger than life.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I will mix this with the utmost attention to detail and tread it like it's my work of art.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Being creative and around music all day.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Do you have Milk for my Coffee? Well, of course I do!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: People think we can fix anything. While that's mostly true, the best productions always sound killer in every stage of completion.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: When's the deadline? Any reference tracks?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be very clear about your vision.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: SM57, RME Interface, Laptop, my Barefoots and a 10ft XLR. Damn, no place for an electrical generator!

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started out as a drummer at age 11. By age 18 I started to record stuff in my band's practice space and built my own studio in 2011 by age 28.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Juicy with a splash of Bold.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to record UK punkrockers Snuff. Heck, I'd record them for free. You see that, Duncan?

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Record your stuff exactly how you want it to sound. Make no compromise and don't rely on editing.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Rock, Punkrock and all the heavier, guitar-driven styles.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Musicality

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: It depends on the song and wether I am the producer or mix engineer. If I have an idea for something I mix, I will include the idea in a separate mix. That way you can chose for yourself.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I divide my Mix into 2 stages: organizing/editing and mixing itself. This frees up my brains creative side once I mix, so I don't have to think about any technical things.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: For Mixing I use a hybrid setup. This means I go from the DAW (Reaper, Logic, Pro-Tools, Studio One - pick your poison) into an analog summing device and back into the box. This way I can implement all my outboard gear in a very simple fashion and recalls are easy and fast. Outboard includes: API 2500, Dramastic Audio Obsidian, 2 Blue-Stripe 1176, Sta-Level, Retro 176, Drawmer 1968, API Lunchbox with 550B EQs and a Tunelux Summing Unit.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Jason Livermore, CLA and Vance Powell are my favourite Mix-Engineers right now. They all have a wide range of styles while keeping their trademark sound.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Most commonly I help Bands by going the whole 9 yards: from Pre-Production at their space to tracking and mixing at my studio. I also do Mixing-only Jobs and provide services as a Drummer for hire.

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I was the Tracking and Mix Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

2 Revisions included
Additional editing services for a Mix Project cost extra

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Gear Highlights
  • Quested H208
  • API 2500
  • Dramastic Obsidian
  • Retro STA-Level
  • Retro 176
  • Hairball 1176s
  • API 3124
  • Drawmer 1968
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