Singer/TopLine Writer/Engineer

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I am a pro British session singer, songwriter & engineer and I have been specializing in online sessions since 2005. 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 (NOT a home studio) and having recorded for many sync pitches with super-tight deadlines, I have developed a very fast turnaround (max 48 hours) 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 warm, hot rock tone.
I am a trained musician with great ear and a songwriter, and I will always be happy to provide vocal arrangements and top lines on request.

My voice has appeared 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 Universal Music and Almighty Records. I have worked extensively on music for media (movies, TV series, adverts) for brands like Fox, Showtime Networks, MTV, Breil, Miller, Lotos, Gabriele Muccino, Channel 4, New Look, Ferrero, Applebees and more.

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32 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Phelin
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    I'm definitively glad I chose to work with Silke!
    Really great voice but more than that she really tries everything to fit your vision of your track!
    She takes the time and put her best to get the best of the track. For example she provided new recordings when we realised together that changing the key would improve the track. She also provided additional and alternative takes. The human side is also a 10/10 .
    I definitely recommend anyone to work with her!

  2. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Silke did a good job recreating the vocals I sent her, while still adding a bit of her own flare. She communicated well, and recorded/delivered the tracks professionally. Good experience!

  3. Review by Waldek J.
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    Silke is the best!
    I had a challenging vision of the vocals for my song and she was open to collaborate and experiment with different styles. She finished the job much earlier than we planned and we have been communicating really easily. All of the great quality. Definitely looking forward to working with her again!

  4. Review by Henrik B.
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    Silke just sent me her vocals for my track it was pure magic. Also her personality shines through due she really want you to be happy with the project and she's so so humble. If you want a QUEEN vocalist with the best person behind the mic, hire her!

  5. Review by Adam D.
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    Beautiful Epic Voice and super receptive to edits and making sure the job is finished in high quality detail - She is wonderful

  6. Review by Brady
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    Silke was just as amazing the second time around! Incredible talent and attention to detail. Everything turned out wonderfully.

  7. Review by Areen
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    professional, quality work, awesome communication and great results, I will certainly work with her again and highly recommend Silke to others.

  8. Review by David L.
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    Silke took my project to another level! She is very professional and communicative, and knew exactly what needed to be done even when I didn't! Thank you for everything Silke!

  9. Review by Brady
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    I have been searching for quite some time for the right voice for my music project, and after discovering Silke and reading all her rave reviews, I had high expectations. She was without a doubt the best décimo made on my project! Exceptional quality, extremely talented vocals and results, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She goes the extra mile, and it makes a major impact. I’m finally nearing the completion of my project after several years of searching, and much of that is due to Silke.

  10. Review by Peter L.
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    What can I say? Silke has proven to me that the more talented you are the easier you are to work with. It has been such a pleasure working on this song and she works so quickly. When you make a suggestion to her she comes back with something even better and she must have some great equipment because the sound quality is top notch. Can't wait to work with her again! Thanks, Silke

  11. Review by David L.
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    Silke is exactly who I was looking for. She nailed it! A very pleasant woman and great to work with. She knows what's up!

  12. Review by Kevin J.
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    Silke is absolutely fabulous! I really can not fault her in any way. Her vocal is excellent. It's exactly what I was looking for. She gave me different versions of the lead and in the chorus many extra harmonies and different approaches to the harmonies so I have loads of great ideas of hers to choose from. She communicated at each stage and delivered quickly. A cut above the rest. I highly recommend Silke.

  13. Review by Ken C.
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    Silke is a brilliant singer! You could tell she takes every song very personally, expressing joy and enthusiasm in every note. Truly!! The amazing end results reflect this and make the mix an easy one. Thank you Silke for being so awesome and so much fun to work with. HIGHLY recommend!

  14. Review by Dave T
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    We've already finished another one:) Silke is a musician with a capital letter that can live your song with you, also she's very creative. Silke makes my dreams come true:):):) Thank you really much!!!))))

  15. Review by Dave T
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    I really got a lot of great emotions working with her! She's amazing daaamn truly amazing!!!

  16. Review by Zach S.
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    Silke is awesome. She speaks the language of music fluently, and your final product will reflect her expertise. Sonically, musically, and most importantly, emotionally, she will help craft your final product to mirror that voice you hear in your head. Can't recommend enough!

  17. Review by M M.
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    I am so glad that Silke was the first for me here on soundbetter! She is a true professional, amazingly good at what she does, very kind and easy to work with! I couldn’t be more satisfied with the whole process and the result of her singing! I will definitely work with her again!

  18. Review by Peter Clasen
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    Yes indeed, all the good you read about Silke is really true. Its been several years now that I had the pleasure of working for the first time with Silke her voice. And I can not stop now, not only because she delivers every time the absolute best, pitch right on, full of depth, great emotional reach, rhythmically stunning, and in unbelievable short time. But she keeps on inspiring me every single time, because she puts in that little extra that makes all the difference. And people like her make, producing music really fun. And thats why I can never get enough.

  19. Review by Garry B.
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    Silke is the ABSOLUTE BEST....takes direction like a pro and has her own great ideas...great vocal sound too...cant say enough good things about working with her and the results.

  20. Review by mark greyson
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    Great session singer. She performs exactly as requested and contributes ideas of her own as well. Reasonably priced and very quick turnaround. So far have used her vocal on 4 of my tracks; am sure we'll be doing more. 10/10!

  21. Review by jez
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    Beyond awesome. Fast, reliable and communicative but above all, a fantastic vocalist who can sound like anyone you wish. If you are ever pondering between options, don't. Just go with her.

  22. Review by Almighty
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    Silke has provided fantastic vocals on many tracks for us over the years in the Hi-NRG / electronic genre, with consistently fast turnaround, great harmonies and great production every time. She's always very friendly, professional and just great to work with - we would definitely recommend her!

  23. Review by Londonbird
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    I used the lovely vocals of Silke on several of my song demos. One of the songs she sang did well in the UK Songwriting Contest. As a songwriter, I highly recommend Silke for quality vocals on your songs.

  24. Review by Nigel Barker
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    Silke recorded vocal harmonies for a track of mine remotely. They were fantastic out of the ordinary, tight and unique sounding. Surpassed my expectations. She has is a very talented musician and engineer. Nigel Barker

  25. Review by Mark L.
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    Silke has provided vocals on many of my Electronic Dance / Pop songs. Some of which have been released in Europe. Others have been used for Demo's to publishing companies. She always has a fast turnaround, and always provides a great quality vocal.

  26. Review by Dave Williams
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    Silke has provided vocals and harmonies on a number of our songs over the last few years and I cannot recommend her services enough. She is a fabulous talent and very professional as well as friendly, helpful and inventive in her interpretation and delivery of the vocals. Great sounding recordings and fast turnaround I would not hesitate to use her services again in the future.

  27. Review by Michael Teuber
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    Silke sang on a number of dance tracks for me, most of the songs made it to compilations that reached sales charts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It's always fun and uncomplicated to work with her since her brilliant voice and enthusiasm always adds that extra spark to the production that makes the difference. Looking forward to many more vocal performances by Silke!

  28. Review by MonoMax Martellotta
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    Silke is a super pro singer with an amazing talent, producing amazing vocal tracks that perfectly match the brief. Fast delivery, pro sound quality, clean tracks and a big plus: she know how to add something unique, and personal if needed. I've worked with her also for lyrics, she can write lyrics sticked with the melody with a surprising sense of storytelling and universal feeling. Perfect from retro to modern, from alternative to pop but i found she's absolutely stunning on intimate stuff.

  29. Review by Nick Beel
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    I have used Silke to sing on 3 albums and her ability to breathe life into a song is phenomenal, as is her contribution in terms of ideas and nuance. She is my go-to voice, great turnaround speed wise and easy to deal with. Very highly recommended!

  30. Review by Jamie Crompton
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    Silke recorded complex harmonies & lead lines for my Steel Skin Soul project. Powerful, emotive, dramatic, pitch perfect, soulful - everything I could have asked for. Inately musical she immediately grasped the project, got “inside” the songs & performed the parts with real feeling, energy, character & expression. Really exceptional vocal range too. So great to be able to record the parts “remotely” at her own studio - this saved so much time. Amazingly fast turnaround & no revisions needed as each take was perfect. Super-professional attitude & communications. Really a pleasure 🖤

  31. Review by Simon L.
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    Quite simply a wonderful singer! I have worked with her now for several years and always find the vocals to be beautifully sung, well recorded and inventive. Always goes the extra mile to make the song work exactly the way you want it to. Highly recommended.

  32. Review by Andy Numan
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    Great artist with an awesome voice. She's talented and very professional. Really a pleasure to work with. She can adapt to a wide variety of styles, brings in great ideas, and listens to your feedback. I highly recommend her.

Interview with Silke

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

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

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

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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"

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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...

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

  22. 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.

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

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

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. 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.

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

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

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

  30. 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 48 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 with effects.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. 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)

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

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

  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, four free revision sessions for top line writing - 48 hours turnaround

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Gear Highlights
  • Neumann M149
  • Flea U47
  • Mojave Audio MP200
  • EV RE20
  • Chandler REDD.47
  • Chandler TG2
  • Neve 1073
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