Silke

Singer/Composer

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I am a pro 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"' and on Kygo's "monthly" masterclass, and I've recorded with 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), for labels like Sony Music, Universal Music, Defected Records and Almighty Records. I have worked extensively writing and/or singing music for media (movies, TV series, adverts) for brands like Fox, Netflix, Showtime Networks, MTV, Ubisoft, Nivea, Breil, Miller, Lotos, Channel 4, New Look, Ferrero, Applebees and more.

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Languages

  • English
  • Italian

211 Reviews - 45 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by vineli
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    Really professional work!

  2. Review by Tony R.
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    Very fast delivery of the stems and got the result I was hoping for in the first take. Silke is awesome.

  3. Review by Gustavo P.
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    This is the sixth song I have worked on with Silke and her talent never ceases to amaze me.

    This time we worked on a song with a non-traditional structure (no verses, no choruses, no chord progression that repeats during the song) and Silke composed an incredible melody and lyrics that helped give the song a more harmonious feel and better connect its sections.

    The style of the song doesn't matter. Silke always manages to capture its essence 100% and work on a creative proposal.

  4. Review by Michael M.
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    Just had Silke do a vocal track for me, and I couldn't be more pleased. She's not only an excellent singer, but excellent musician and adapt at recording with quality equipment. She really nailed the emotion and vibe of the song and has a wide range of styles to suite any song. Would highly recommend and will use again.

  5. Review by Jimmy K.
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    Silke delivered the most incredible performance and tracks on my latest musical tracks, i was in disbelief at the speed, quality and musicality of her work. I used her previously but i did not expect this body of work. Highly imaginative and versatile are words that describe her abilities. I recommend her 100%

  6. Review by John T.
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    I really enjoyed collaborating with Silke. Great communication, professionalism and of course talent! Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Patrick Jørgensen
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    I had the pleasure of collaborating with Silke on a recent project, and I can't speak highly enough of her professionalism and dedication. Throughout the process, Silke proved to be an excellent communicator, always keeping me informed and involved every step of the way. Her proactive approach and willingness to go above and beyond were truly commendable. Silke's expertise and creativity greatly contributed to the success of our collaboration, and her valuable input helped us achieve the desired

  8. Review by Elvis "Dialytic" Sehovic
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    I love working with Silke, where to start:
    Turnaround time: Quicker then the Flash
    Vocal Performance: I could say she is good, or great, but nah she has unparalleled vocals, if I was to compare her to artists globally, she is in a lane of her own; she has the vocal prowess, the ear, the energy, she is all in one, no matter what you want to do, give her reference tracks or ideas and she will make them come to life!
    Communication: Amazing, I'm running out of room here

    Highly recommend her!

  9. Review by Gustavo P.
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    I have worked with Silke on 5 songs from an EP and it has been an incredible experience.

    All the songs had different tones, rhythms, styles and influences and Silke managed to understand the essence of each song perfectly and add lyrics and melodies that were completely organic and full of personality.

    In addition, the communication is excellent and the speed with which she works is amazing.

    I will definitely work with her again as soon as I have the opportunity.

  10. Review by Gustavo P.
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    I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with Silke on 4 songs and her talent never ceases to amaze me.
    Her ability to develop beautiful melodies and lyrics in different styles is impressive (and also extremely fast!!)
    I recommend 1000000% working with Silke. Her talent enhances and brings out the best in every song.

  11. Review by Gustavo P.
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    Third project with Silke and she never ceases to surprise me. The melodies she composes enhance the songs and give them a unique personality.

    It doesn't matter the style, key, tempo, etc. Silke always manages to identify and understand the essence of the song and work on it perfectly.

  12. Review by Mark Schedeler
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    I'm so excited!!! I get to provide her 200th rave review!!!
    Silke was amazing to work with... I reached out to her to perform vocals on a song that had an extremely tight timeline. She listened to what I was asking for, and went above and beyond to provide a vocal performance beyond what I was anticipating. She has a wonderful voice, and a better sense of humor, which came across delightfully in the tracks that she provided... She exceeded my expectations while meeting my timeline... Well Done.

  13. Review by Rainer R.
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    WOW - SILKE NAILED IT!
    Extremely professional and fast delivery. Silke worked with me to get exactly what I needed and would highly recommend!

  14. Review by Chris LaSarre
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    At the fourth attempt I found someone in Silke who actually managed to interpret the song according to my ideas and that after only 2 revisions. Quality and turn around is top notch.
    She's worth every penny.

  15. Review by Gustavo P.
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    It's the second song I've worked on with Silke and I couldn't be happier to work with her.

    Her proposals are very creative and she easily adapts to different genres and styles.

    I 100% recommend working with her.

  16. Review by Moreno B.
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    Silke is an incredible collaborator and I can't wait to work with her again!

  17. Review by Gustavo P.
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    Extraordinary work. She perfectly understood the references and the proposal of the song, and wrote a spectacular melodic line and lyrics in a very agile way and maintaining constant communication. Working with her has been an amazing experience.

  18. Review by kathiryn w.
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    A STAR-STUDDED PERFORMANCE! Thank you, Silke - not only for the fabulous vocals - but also for the kind and consistent communication throughout our process. Wishing you continued success in 2024 - no doubt you will pass 200 5-star reviews this year. ;)

  19. Review by John B.
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    Amazing voice, fast and professional to work with...thank you Silke!

  20. Review by Michael M
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    I absolutely LOVE working with Silke! She is incredibly talented, incredibly musical, incredibly versatile, incredibly professional, and incredibly well equipped. If you’re contemplating working with her, just go for it! Highly recommend!!

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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