What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What do think about my mix? Will fit for your mastering?
My answer mostly is:
The bass needs mix treatment.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
First check their sound examples if this will match with your idea of the sound. If there're no examples - feel free to ask your provider if he has done this kind of music ever before! A classic music mastering engineer will not be that experienced in electronic Music as an mastering engineer who only do edm.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I've been workin' on some Classic with a friend of mine - an ECHO Classic winning Engineer - an I've had the great honor to be his assistant Engineer. He introduced me into mastering Classic Music and Jazz.
What are you working on at the moment?
some fine Tech-House tracks from south-west Germany - a young upcoming artist in the field imho, some hip hop from Germany
Analog or digital and why?
Both - 'cause both worlds have their pros and cons. There's no wrong or right - there's just "the TARGET" and that's the full satisfaction of the customer!
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That they'll be happy with the result!
What do you like most about your job?
The bright variety of electronic music I can work with / on
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That mastering can fix what mixing couldn't fix!
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Where do you want me to take your sound to?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Maselec MLA 3
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
6 years of Mastering but starting as a Live Sound Engineer - touring across Germany with many different Bands or Rental-Companys
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
so many artists ...
Can you share one music production tip?
If your room (you produce in) isn't acoustically treatened - spend some $$ on buying an Phonitor Mini by SPL Electronics - it will enhance your listening experience!!
What type of music do you usually work on?
EDM, Trance and Tech - House
What's your strongest skill?
Knowing EDM - and how it has to KICK down in the Clubs and out of this, is my best skill is to get the master right to this point!
What do you bring to a song?
whatever my customers want me to ... Do they want it hard 'n loud? They'll get hard 'n loud!
They want me to do soft corrections? I'll do my best to ...
What's your typical work process?
checking - analysing (by ears not eyes) - mastering
Tell us about your studio setup.
A good combination of digital Tools and the warm analog feel i think. I feel comfortable with the setup ;-)
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Robin Schmidt 24/96 Masterings
Sascha Bühren TrueBusyness Masterings
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
def. Mastering ;-)
and some kind of "you-do-a-great-job-with-that-sound-teller" :-D