Pop/Dance Mixing & Mastering Engineer & Studio Owner. High Quality Service for High Quality Music. Let's raise the bar!
Hi! I'm Fabian Brendel.
My job is very easy to explain - I make sure that your songs sound awesome everywhere!
As a former music producer in Pop & Dance Music, i'm super familiar with electronic music. This genre and my life is tied up for over 10 years now. After a while i recognized that i'm more into detail and nerdy stuff. So my focus has changed to mixing and mastering.
After graduating from Audio College i founded Astronomia Studios
Optimized Mastering Studio ✓
Certified Audio Engineer ✓
High End Mastering Equipment ✓
Passion for the perfect Sound ✓
I'm convinced that mixing is not just technical but creative.
I'm gonna do a Hybrid-Mix for your song, getting the best of both analog warmth and digital precision.
Of course vocal editing and processing is included without additional charge.
I can deliver an all analog mastering using a stunning outboard chain containing:
BETTERMAKER Mastering Limiter
SSL Fusion (Mastering Processor)
TEGELER Creme (Mastering VCA Compressor & EQ)
SPL Qure (M/S Tube Equalizer)
SPL Vitalizer Mk2 (Audio Processor)
Music i've mastered got played or supported:
- BBC Radio One
- BBC Introducing
- German National Television
- David Guetta
Let's make something beautiful, start with hitting the green button!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
18 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Fabian Brendel
Everything was just perfect. Thanks!
Can't recommend Fabian highly enough! He sent me a FREE demo of what the master would sound like, offered multiple solutions to make it sound it's best. He worked super quick and the finished product was perfect. He really cares about your project
Very envolved guy! He mixed and mastered my Song in the best way it could ever be.
Top kommunikation, top arbeit, nächstes Projekt liegt bereits in den Startlöchern, tolle zusammenarbeit
Fabian is incredible. Easy to communicate and an amazing engineer! If you have the chance, go work with him. I can't wait for our next job together.
Fabian's work is professional and definitely recommendable.
Apart from that, the communication with him is very quick, helpful and super nice!
Second time I worked with Fabian, amazing result! He knows what he does! Good communication and true understanding of what I looked for.
Super Service. Fabian ist sehr zuverlässig & antwortet schnell. Bin absolut zufrieden mit dem fertigen Mix & Master! Werde Fabians Dienste öfter in Anspruch nehmen :P!
best engineer i've worked with so far!
Really great service. gave me some suggestions for my mix and then mastered a song for me. made all the changes I asked for really quickly and was super helpful !!
A pleasure to work with goes the extra mile!
Fabian is an outstanding engineer! Always amazing to work with him. Fast turnaround time and great result!
He takes good time for communication to get an idea of what you're looking for. 100% recommend working with this guy!
Super fast and highest quality i got yet.
Fabian is such a humble guy and aimed for the best possible result.
Will definately hire him again!
This guy is brilliant, he has mastered a couple of my personal projects and gone way beyond the call of duty on both. He really cares about your project and getting it right for you. Quality work and a really nice guy. I can't recommend him enough.
Fabian was a pleasure to work with!
He is a excellent producer and mixing engineer :)
2nd time working with Fabian he's really good at what he does and super patient. I am really appreciative/grateful of him he's solid I will def be working with him again on future projects!
Fabian is an incredible producer and all round great guy to work with. 100% recommend!
Interview with Fabian Brendel
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Chandler Curve Bender, Macbook Pro, UAD Apollo Twin, Manley Variable MU, Kush Clariphonic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mastering, I know exactly how a track should feel on different setups and that's so important in this electronic music scene!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I got a really basic studio. Optimized with Vicoustic and Addictive Sound Panels. For giving the final touch to my productions i use Tegeler Audio 'Créme'; SPL Qure EQ, Spl vitalizer Mk-2 as my Outboard Gear. Combined with UAD Plugins it's really easy to work both precise and clean but still having this nice analog depth. The studio is also calibrated and measured with Sonarworks Reference 4. As a pair of Speakers I use the awesome Focal Shape 65 together with the Focal Sub 300 P. For corrective hearing I got a pair of Beyerdynamic's Custom One Pro Plus.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed a song for a client which was recorded in NYC and the artist came over to bring in his idea and we worked on the mixdown together like he told me his ideas and i worked it out. Afterwards it got mastered in Nashville by the Engineer of EDX and it was really cool to see what he did with the stems i mixed.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment i work on the monthly releases of a record label based in Cologne, afterwards i have an attended session with a client who is also interested in mastering and i try to give him some advice on his work.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I love working with Aexcit and George Gleeson, Aexcit are so talented producers! George is just an outstanding singer/songwriter. Together we reached more than 200.000 Streams on our songs. Totally recommend!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for the feels, digital for the precision!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Teamwork makes the dream work! I promise we will reach the goals you aim for and of course i can give tips or recommend professionals who can help out! :-)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm in my own world, time flies by and it doesn't feel like work. It feels like having fun!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Really i don't know, i think the most asked question is what day it's finished but that really depends on song and the amount of projects we have at the moment. When I'm answering this question i always say that quality takes time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The time. Most artists think a song with about 80-100 stems is mixed in a couple of hours, which is wrong! It takes time to first understand the track and hearing what the artist aimed for while producing. And doing a stereo mastering can't fix mixing problems. Never! If certain sounds don't work with each other we can't raise the volume to the area artists search for without hearable quality loss. So always put time in mixing your songs proper or get someone who knows how to! :-)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask for reference songs to be as precise as possible. I ask for special wishes on either clearness or loudness, something the really wanna go for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just ask if they done something similar as you search for and go listen to it!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm producing music for like 8 years now. I finished Music-School this year with a degree in Audio Engineering. I'm more the engineer type right now but still love making house/pop music!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Edgy and clean! I love surgical mixing and being transparent.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Axel Rudy Pell, his outstanding voice is just amazing! And it would be a challenge to make them even better.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always use reference songs!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Electronic sounds but did some cool Disco sounds lately with super nice guitars! I love having organic elements in songs. Especially guitars and strings!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always aim for clarity and brilliance. I think it's important to have a glued song but still able to hear every element.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First i do the colorcoding and grouping of the stems. Afterwards i start leveling the sounds. It depends of the song but most of the time i start mixing the drums and adding the bass to have a nice basement. When the Instrumental is finished i start with the vocals to put them 'on top' of the production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: It's Nicky Romero for his production skills and Peter Franco who's edgy mixing techniques just stick out
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly i do the mixdown and mastering. Sometimes i record vocals in my studio for them or help finishing their demos!