What sets us apart: We are a 2 man operation, Drummer and Sound Engineer who work together to get the best sound and groove for your production!
Hinterhof Records is a Studio and Label based in Vienna/Austria.
We have a nice and big good sounding recording room (30m^2) that we love to record drums in. Its a really tight and big sounding room, but can also be very intimate.
We love music varying from jazz to funk to rock to pop and anything in between.
We offer professional drum tracks played by our Studio Drummer (Johannes Hauser) and recorded by our Studio Engineer (Nik Paumgarten). Johannes and Nik have years of experience in their field of work and have a great way of working together in the studio. Johannes has the knack of finding the best sounds for his many drums, choosing the snare meticulously for the current production. Nik on the other hand chooses the right mic and preamp combination for the job at hand to get a full, rich and precise sound out of Johannes's drums with great depth.
Some of the Gear excerpts:
Gretsch Renown Full Kit
Pearl 60s Vintage Full Kit
Ludwig Breakbeat Full Kit
NewWave Drums Full Kit
Assorted List of Gear: (Mics, Preamps and Outboard Gear)
AKG (c414), Neumann (u47), Microtech Gefell (um70), Royer (r121) Shure, Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Audio Technica, Electro Voice (Re20)
API, Neve, Daking, Lawo, WSW
Pultec, SSL, Universal Audio, Tegeler
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Interview with Hinterhof Records
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Analog can do some great to a well recorded song. If its not well recorded not even analog can save it :D Digital can be very precise and quick which is often important as well. Could not work with only one!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would like to hear some references what you want to sound like and what you want to reach/express.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to find out if the provider is really interested in helping you and your project or just wants the money
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: if i were stranded on an island im not sure i would need any gear at all :D neumann u49, neve 1073, 1176, api2500
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started piano as a little kid, learned guitar as a teenager and started several bands. when it was time to record noone ever knew what to do, so over time i started to learn how to record. I recorded my first EP in around 2006. I recorded my first full length album the year after (which actually never got finished because i was never happy with it). So i started sound engineering school here in Vienna. Have been doing Live and Studio engineering ever since (2008).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: don't waste too much time on a single instrument or sound. try to move on. try to keep perspective
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: From funk to pop to rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A new perspective, lots of analog gear and hard work!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We just finished our new studio this year. We have tons of preamps (lots of old school stuff) from api, to neve, to daking, to lawo (broadcast) and quite a few more. We also have lots of outboard gear EQs and compressors from neumann w492 to api2500, urei 1176 and la2a to pultecs. coupled with a of great aresnal of microphones from neumann to akg to royer and beyerdynamic and quite a bit inbetween.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by musicians that know what they want and do everything to get there! Its the most fun to work with people that have a goal and work hard. I try to do the same, before i start any work, i want to know where im heading first.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Its a mixture between recording, mixing and mastering. pretty balanced out. For recording i do lot of Drum recordings with the House own Drummer (Johannes), who has a great way of tuning drums and getting the right sound.