You want your tracks to sound great in the club as well as at home? You've come to the right place! We're a specialized mixing and mastering studio for electronic music. Based in the Techno metropolis of Berlin, we've immersed ourselves in the global electronic music scene and worked with artists like Ruede Hagelstein, Acid Pauli, and many more.
Every sound tells a story. Our mission is to help you tell yours! Copilco Productions is an electronic music mixing and mastering studio in Berlin. We're working with artists from Techno and House to Electronica, Ambient, and other electronic-influenced genres. We believe that specialization is key if you want to provide excellent quality and services. Our studio is part of the thriving electronic music scene in Berlin so we're dedicating our work this unique, global subculture.
The way we work is focused on your creative vision. You'll benefit from a streamlined and transparent workflow, clear communication, and more than ten years of experience in mixing and mastering. Our clients keep coming back to us because we're doing the best we can to understand and meet their goals. Lastly, we're interested in playing the longterm game. This means we're all about having a great relationship with you that is based on mutual trust and friendly communication. Get in touch and we'll get started!
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Top service and great results !!!
Philip mastered a track that I produced in an attended session at his studio in Berlin and took the sound of the track to the next level. I got to know him as a very friendly, communicative and open person who knows his craft, and delivers fast and reliably. My first choice mastering engineer for the next track!
Philip is a quality engineer, who is very knowledgeable and friendly to work with . The added feedback he give me allowed me to improve my track, and was then presented with a really clean and strong mastering.
I recommend his work for any producer and am sure I will work with him again in the future.
Interview with Copilco Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: At the moment, I'm the mastering engineer responsible for all release of Ruede Hagelstein's and Amin Fallaha's new label "Duat Records". I love this project because we're working on a very special sonic signature here. From the production to mixing and mastering, everything focuses on this shared vision. An amazing project!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: International as well as Berlin-based electronic music acts, from Ruede Hagelstein to Acid Pauli to Violent Blondes and many more. Just keep an eye out for my current references.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: For Punk, Metal, and Hardcore: Benedikt Hain (Outback Recordings). An amazing guy, super friendly and he produces incredible results. One of my best producer/engineer-friends.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love producing and writing with analog synths and drum machines. For mixing and mastering, I stay fully digital because I want reliability, 100% instant recall, and fast workflow.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will take your music a bit beyond your imagination. It will meet your vision but have a little extra stardust that you haven't thought of. Expect crystal clear communication & a fast turnover. I'm reliable and proud of it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being part of an important milestone in somebody else's life. Producing and releasing your own music is a big deal! It's just fantastic to add value to this process.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I often get asked if I can provide feedback to what my clients are working on at the moment. I then provide a detailed and honest response that tells them what I like and where I think they can improve. This usually results in a way better mix/master. I do this for free, because I think it's in everybody's best interest.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People tend to mystify the whole mixing and mastering thing a bit too much. No, nothing's a dark art. And not all engineers have to be grumpy, geeky people who lack social skills. I'm definitely the opposite of that stereotype ;-)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always send a detailed requirements and file delivery sheet. In there, I'm asking whether you want your music to sound more open and dynamic or loud and aggressive. A second category is warm and organic vs. analytical and precise. After that, I request some reference tracks of other artists that you think would be appropriate.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to open up as much as possible about where you want to go as an artist. I love hearing your story and knowing more about your vision. Tell me what type of productions you love, what you think makes your songs special, and also if there's something you want to express with your music. This stuff matters!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A laptop, my RME ADI-2 DAC mastering converter, and a nice pair of headphones. For some fun, I'd also bring my Moog Sub37 ;-)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for more than 10 years now. I used to have a side job as a creative and strategic consultant in a marketing agency, building my studio on the side. But at one point, I just went all in and opened my full-time studio in Berlin.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very 3D and spacious, yet impactful.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd be thrilled to work with Tale of Us or Woo York because I think I could bring something to the table here.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make creating music a daily habit. Don't wait for motivation to come to you. You have to chase it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic music, from techno to house to electronics-influenced indie & pop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. I believe that a shared vision is a very powerful thing, so I do my best to align myself with the direction an artist wants to go. At the same time, clients can always count on me for truly honest feedback.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: When I listen to a song, I try to distill the story it wants to tell. Then, I apply all my skills, experience, and knowledge to amplify this emotional content to its maximum potential.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I take a lot of time to listen to and evaluate my clients' goals and needs before the project starts. I give feedback on the way, help them take their production to the highest level they can reach before it even enters my studio. I have a pretty fast turnover time and I'm sharing my results quickly. I believe in collaboration, so I'm very open to my clients' feedback and will do my best to meet their artistic vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm working in a professionally treated room (consulted by Jesco Lohan of Acoustics Insider), listening to a pair of KH O300 monitors. My mixing work happens in Cubase, mastering in WaveLab, producing and arrangement mostly in Ableton Live. I'm proudly working digital exclusively because I believe that a fast workflow and 100% recall enhance the end result for my clients.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by many different people in our industry. From all time legends like Mick Guzauski, Andrew Scheps and Bob Katz to modern producers and engineers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing and mastering for artists who produce meaningful electronic music. Some of it is geared towards clubs and DJs, some of it more for personal listening. I always do my best to let my clients' music shine in both worlds. Inside the club as well as outside.