Silke

Singer/Composer

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166 Reviews (143 Verified)
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I am a pro British session singer, songwriter & composer with vast experience recording remotely and in loco. My tone is very versatile yet unique: if you're looking for a singer who will listen to you and bring your vision to life but always add emotion, personality, urgency, top-notch audio quality and dedication look no further.

I work from my own recording studio and having recorded for many sync pitches with super-tight deadlines, I have developed a very fast turnaround - always guaranteeing quality and care.
My studio is equipped with high end preamps, compressors and mics (Chandler, Neve, API, UA, Neumann, Flea) and it has a beautifully sounding live room.
I have engineered my own sessions for years and I take extra care in choosing the right mic-pre combination for each track, whether I am looking for a sparkly pop sound, a smooth and intimate acoustic vibe or a steaming hot rock tone.
I am a trained musician with great ear and a songwriter & composer, and I will always be happy to provide vocal arrangements and top lines on request.

My voice has appeared on Ranji & Ghost Rider's "Hope"', on Kygo's "monthly" masterclass and on tracks featuring amazing musicians such as Dominic Miller (Sting) Andy Treacey (Faithless) and Paul Winter-Hart (Kula Shaker) , producers like Matt Butler (Paul McCartney) and Tommaso Colliva (Muse), and labels like Sony Music, Universal Music, Defected Records and Almighty Records. I have worked extensively on music for media (movies, TV series, adverts) for brands like Fox, Netflix, Showtime Networks, MTV, Nivea, Breil, Miller, Lotos, Gabriele Muccino, Channel 4, New Look, Ferrero, Applebees, Harvester Games and more.

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

166 Reviews - 36 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Cevat Y.
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    Silke is really easy to work with and she has a quite versatile voice. Even with limited directions, she was able come up with both the lyrics and vocal style that fit the song really well, and she was always on time with the deliveries.

  2. Review by Jimmy K.
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    Oddly, at first I was not sure I liked her tracks but after some deeper analysis, I found out that I actually loved her vocal tracks. She really did end up complimenting the track, gave it what it needed. Well done

  3. Review by Redtangle Production
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    Silke is a great artist and she provides professional service. The back-and-forth revision process was smooth and fast. It's a pleasure to work with her. Highly recommend.

  4. Review by Robert O.
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    Nice voice. And she can sing with character. Please to work with.

  5. Review by Michael M.
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    Silke is an amazing artist with deep abilities and stellar results. Professional, fast, and on point. She is happy to go the extra mile and is a problem solver. I could never write a review that could express the sheer joy it is to work with her. You will just have to find out yourself. I will be back. Lots.. 100 Stars.

  6. Review by Bellrave
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    I highly recommend Silke! It was great working with her on this project! She's very talented, has a great voice, and a lot of versatility. She was very professional and asked a lot of good questions so she could tailor the performance toward what I was looking for. Great instincts as an artist. Quick turnaround time and solid delivery!

  7. Review by Blues Singer Allen B
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    True Professional... She's like an actress on the microphone...

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    Allen B

  8. Review by Yuko R.
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    Loved working with Silke! Professional and a true perfectionist. Easy to communicate and collaborate with. Her vocals and work ethic are superb! Thank you Silke.

  9. Review by Ross M.
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    I have had an amazing experience with Silke. Super friendly, communicates well and delivered a structured quality file. Her voice and production was spot one. Very happy, thanks again Silke.

  10. Review by Belinda S.
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    Again, it is a pleasure to work with Silke! Amazing voice, continually amazed at her standout talent and sensitivity to our project.
    Silke is fabulous!

  11. Review by Beerelli S.
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    Silke has a beautiful voice. She is very cooperative and easy to work with.

  12. Review by Belinda S.
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    Silke is preparing a range of vocal works for us and is very punctual and a great communicator. She is very talented, technically accomplished and most capable musically. It is a pleasure to work with Silke!

  13. Review by Jim M.
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    Silke was so impressive I asked her to collaborate on a second song before the first one was even complete. Put’n my money where my mouth is. Total Pro.

  14. Review by Jim M.
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    Working together with Silke was like a vacation (for me :) How can I call it work when I had the pleasure of sitting back and listening to all the amazing vocal performances Silke delivered as agreed. Her power is off the chart, loved her willingness to get creative for me and she instantly connected with the vibe/lyrics and gave me the heart that turns stiffs into hits. Absolutely a total pro. Can’t wait for the world to hear this art. Can’t wait to work with Silke again.

  15. Review by Kay S.
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    Mindblown by the quality of her delivery, literally made my life so much easier. Amazing talent which improved what was initially my idea and took it even further which I wasn't expecting lol :) and in one try essentially.
    Very kind person as well which I do appreciate very much when doing this kind of thing.
    If I'm working with vocals again on the future, I'll definitely know who I'm coming back to lol! :)
    Needless to say, excelent voice as well!
    Thank you very much!!

  16. Review by joe B.
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    Great, easy to work with, flexible and extraordinarily talented.

  17. Review by PETER K.
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    It was a big pleasure to work with Silke and I really love her voice on this job. She listens and makes sure your vision is met and put a lot of work into it. Can only give her my best recommendations!

  18. Review by Griffin M.
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    Very quick, efficient and a wonderful voice to have on my track! Highly recommend!

  19. Review by Justin R.
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    Fast turn around and excellent voice. Highly recommended

  20. Review by joe B.
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    Silke is extremely talented and flexible. Follows direction well. I will use her again. I recommend you do as well. Ans on time

Interview with Silke

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

  2. A: I am sent a backing track and separate guide (either sung, played or scored) and lyrics & production notes, reference vocalists, songs, moods etc. Within roughly 48/72 hours I send out a roughly mixed test of my vocals for the client's consideration. At that point, if needed, I go and make any tweaks or sound re-approach changes that the client asks for. When everything is 100% approved, I send out the separate hi res tracks, both unprocessed and, if requested, with effects (for a small extra fee).

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

  4. A: Don't by shy about suggesting reference tracks, vocalists, mood boards etc if you have any in mind. Any information is precious especially when working remotely!

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

  6. A: I am inspired by singers who are versatile and who have many "voices", and by true artists who convey deep emotion and urgency.

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

  8. A: My job allows me to connect to a very deep side of other humans, drawing from my own. Hearing a client say they are happy I brought their song to life and that they were moved by my recordings... Well that's just the best feeling ever!

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

  10. A: "Will you send the final vocal files as dry hi res tracks with no reverb or delays?" "Yes of course, they will be dry seaprate files, ready for you to drop into your project and mix as you please. I can also throw in the effected versions if you want them"

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

  12. A: That I will be fast, professional, reliable and really give it my all.

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

  14. A: That one person can only have one voice and that a song can only be approached in one single way by the same person.

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

  16. A: Do you have any reference tracks, vocalists, mood boards etc? :) If you don't that's absolutely fine too, I'll just do my thing and we'll take it from there!

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

  18. A: A computer, audio card, speakers, pre, mic.

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

  20. A: I have started recording vocals professionally in 2001, and I have specialised in online remote sessions in 2005.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I am very versatile, I can sing clean pop EDM songs or raw husky rock tracks, ethereal choirs or sharp in-your-face lines, ranging from a deep and round low end to sorpano parts.

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

  24. A: Nigel Godrich and Radiohead or Tchad Blake and the Black Keys, 'cause they are sonic gods. Or the Doors, if I could travel back in time...

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

  26. A: Find what emotion brought a song into existence, what made a songwriter write it, and never take your eyes off that. That is your flashlight in the dark.

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

  28. A: Most of the time pop, rock, dance, indie, trip hop, electronica and folk.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I am very focused on the producer/composer's vision for a song, so first and foremost I would say I am a good listener. My priority is bringing that vision to life, connecting with the song's emotional world and resonating with it, enabling it, enhancing it.

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

  32. A: A vocal performance with emotion, passion and a top quality recording.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I work from a pro recording studio with a 25 square meter control room and 30 square meter live room, with versatile acoustics that allow me to switch from a completely dry environment to a more live one (with the use of removable panels). The studio is equipped with high end analogue outboard (Chandler, API, Neve, Universal Audio preamps & compressors) and a selection of beautiful mics (Flea, Neumann, Mojave, AKG, EV)

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

  36. A: I am a pro session singer, I can be found in my studio recording vocal tracks for producers, composers, labels - for album releases, publishing pitches, music for media, soundtracks etc I either record following pre-written guides and lyrics, or write my own if requested. If needed I can cover all stages from top line writing to vocal arrangements, performance, recording and production.

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Terms Of Service

Details-
-First half of studio time deposit is non-refundable
- Two free revision sessions for simple recordings, three for top line writing
- 48 hours and same day turnaround upon request

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Gear Highlights
  • Neumann M149
  • Flea U47
  • Mojave Audio MP200
  • EV RE20
  • Chandler REDD.47
  • Chandler TG2
  • Neve 1073
  • BAE 1073 DMP
  • API 3124V
  • UA 610
  • UA 1176
  • Chandler RS 124
  • SS 610
  • Burl B2 ADC converter
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