Hi.

My Name's Frank, born 1983, recording since 2001.
I work from my Störsender Studio in Sirnach, Switzerland, where I produce, record and mix bands top to bottom.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Mixing: 1 revision included, additional revisions are $50 each.
Turn-around: depending on workload, usually less than 5 days.

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Interview with Frank Acklin

What do you like most about your job?
Creating while interacting with people.
Analog or digital and why?
Both, because I can.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my level best to help you create something you're proud of.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
"Can we fix that afterwards?" "Nope, do it again."
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Go with your gut. Don't overthink - that's what your producer is for.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Diesel-Generator, Diesel, Macbook, Sunscreen, XLR cable. Oops, that's 5.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started as a drummer in 1994, recording since 2001. Built my own place in 2011 and been working steady since then.
How would you describe your style?
I try to get everything right in tracking, the less I have to edit, the better. Plus you actually do the band a service in NOT pretending that everything can be fixed at mixdown.
Can you share one music production tip?
Get the sources right - everything affects everything.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Metal, Punkrock
What do you bring to a song?
Whatever I think it needs
Tell us about your studio setup.
Hybrid Setup with Lynx Aurora 16 into Tonelux OTB summing device. Hardware: Fireface UFX, Lynx Aurora 16, API 3124 Preamps, API 2500 Bus Compressor, Dramastic Audio Obsidian Stereo Compressor, Pendulum Quartet Tube Pre/EQ/Comp, API Lunchbox with 550B EQs. Software: Logic Pro X, mostly use Slate and Fabfilter Plugs Monitoring: Focal 6 Solos plus Sub Mics: Brauner Valvet, sE RNR1, sE RN17s, Coles 4050 plus all the other usual suspects
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my work is done with bands - Preproduction, Recording, Mixing. I also play drums since 20+ years and frequently record tracks for other people.