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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43 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Copilco Productions
Working with Philip was the best experience I've ever had in terms of working with sound engineers. He took great effort to understand what drives me as an artist, what my vision behind the song was, and wanted to get to know me personally. Since Philip has a lot of experience, he always incorporated the feedback I gave him perfectly into the mix.
It was a lot of fun and the result is a top notch mixed and mastered song.
Perfect job again !!! Thank you so much Philip, wonderful work on my electro orchestral album and singles edit
Philip est un super ingénieur : non seulement il a fait un superbe mastering, mais en plus il m'a donné de très bons conseils, pris le temps d'échanger et a très bien compris mon projet, je recommande !
Philip is a great engineer: not only he made a superb mastering, but he also gave me very good advice, took the time to talk and understood my project very well, I recommend it!
Philip is very professional and a pleasant person to work with.
We talked through the whole process, he took all my feedback into account and we ended up with a satisfying result.
Looking forward to work with him again.
Once again, Philip has been great to work with. Professional, helpful and very quick with his responses.
Philip is a great guy to work with and is really talented. He gives support and advice throughout the mastering/mixing process and has a very quick turnaround. Looking forward to working together some more!
Excellent Job like usual, My opinion, it should not easy to find better !
excellent like always
I had a great time working with Philip. He listened to all my ideas and knew exactly how to execute them to get the type of track I wanted. He worked fast and efficiently, and the communication was always clear. I definitely recommend Philip to anyone who is looking to get a mix done. Thanks again Philip!
very cool guy, very talented, very pro
Philip did an excellent job on my track. Fast, great communication and very professional, I highly recommend and will definitely work with him again.
Super profesional and kind, the quality of his work speak for itself through the speakers. Great to know his service, definitely I will work with him again.
Great communication. Philip really listened to the needs of my project and executed them quickly with great results. Highly recommended!
I worked with Philip from Copilco to get my latest track mixed & mastered. This was my first experience with a professional Mixing & Mastering Studio and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Philip. He knows exactly how to handle the audio tracks to get it so that it sounds best. He took in my advice and wishes on big and small tweaks and was able to deliver the exact sound I was looking for. I was impressed by his skills and would definitely recommend him to work on your sounds.
Philip was great to work with.
First of all really clear communication and polite manner. When giving feedback on my mixes before taking them to master he was really specific and it was clear he had given the tracks a thorough listen with a great ear for music/mixing.
The feedback he gave helped me take my tracks to a much higher level and that was even before his mastering which was phenomenal.
Will be a returning customer.
I highly recommend Philip Röder as an audio engineer and artist coach. He is a skilled professional with a great ability to bring out the best in an artist's performance. His communication skills are exceptional, making the entire process stress-free and enjoyable. If you want to take your music to the next level, Philip is the person to work with.
I was approaching Philip with a weird indie-pop genre-blend outside his usual scope - or so I had assumed.
He nonetheless delivered a 10/10 master on the first try, no revisions needed.
Will definitely book him again with future projects.
Philip is a real true pro.
By mastering 4 tracks for an EP vinyl in microhouse style, he definitely made for me an incredible job !
He would always find the right word, the communication was fluid and easy. Now, i can say that my music has it’s artistic touch.
Highly recommended !
Pat Lö - Vetiver EP
Phil is such a professional and did an amazing job on a compilation mastering for our labels first release. He is an incredible communicator which made each step of the project easier. He also did an expert job taking 7 tracks from 7 different artists (one mastered by the artist) and made them work seamlessly for vinyl pressing. LOVE HIM!!
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.