Producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, songwriter and keyboarder with a recording studio based in Berlin with experience in many genres from hip hop to metal. Worked with artists like Powerwolf, Graham Candy, Craig Walker and Phoebe Killdeer and wrote, recorded, mixed and produced a progressive rock concept album under my own name.
Proficient in many aspects of music production, I can accompany your songs from ideas to a mastered album, or take over only specific production steps.
- Editing (especially vocal editing)
More information on my website sambraunproductions.com
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Interview with Sam Braun
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started writing piano pieces when I was 9, creating beats when I was 12, worked in a studio when I was 19, then studied music production from 2015 to 2018. Now (2021) I opened my own studio in Berlin.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I created an album under my own name in 2018. I'm very proud of it since I wrote all songs (with lyrics) and did all the engineering and mixing. It was a big project, but I am very happy how it turned out and it tells a very personal story.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love analog gear and working with it, but digital is just so much more convenient and cheaper. I invested in good microphones and preamps, but EQ, compressors and all other effects are done in the box at my studio.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver a song (or album) at the end that you will love, even if I might have a different opinion. I will do my best to enhance any aspect of your music, but I will always respect the original vision and not try to change it into something it isn't meant to be.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Meeting new people with all kinds of different approaches, influences and ideas. Then taking these ideas and helping the client realize their vision. I love the variety of genres clients bring to my studio and that no two bands are the same.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Perfectionist, but never bending anything to a fake "perfection". I want things to sound natural and not artificial, but I work very hard on getting that natural sound to be as good as possible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I love working with real instruments and I love anything experimental or otherwise testing the boundaries of genres. I definitely have a rock/metal background (especially the progressive type), but I have learned to love and create so many genres.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Professionally treated recording and control room with a large collection of microphones and preamps (Neumann, Neve, RME, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure,...). In the recording room you will find a grand piano, a drum set and various other instruments. I mainly use Pro Tools and Ableton, Adam speakers and an RME interface.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I record bands in my studio, edit those recordings and often mix the songs in the end. Throughout this whole process I usually also act as a creative producer, offering my advice on arrangement, sound, harmony, form and so on.