Martin Schmidt

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My name is Martin, i´m the owner of AUDIOSPEZIALIST STUDIO, a Hi-End-Recording Studio in Stuttgart, Germany. My goal is to make the best out of your tracks in the shortest time possible.

I am an expert in mixing, mastering, recording, playing drums (for example i played and recorded drums on Jimi Jamisons/Bobby Kimballs record Kimball Jamison), vocal tuning and drum programming.

You can send me your unmixed track and i will mix and master it or you send me vocal/drum/instrumental files and i will edit them to perfection.

I have a lot of professional guitar/bassplayers and drummers at my disposal, just contact me for a professional sounding guitar/bass/drumtrack.

You want Autotune? No problem, i have a truckload of experience with HipHop artists.

I have 20 years + experience in the music business and run my own 240 qm studio in the south of germany, just check out my website (only german)

If i can do anything else for you just contact me and we work it out!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Martin Schmidt

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Playing and recording drums on the last Kimball Jamison record.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Lots of HipHop and Dancefloor artists

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both, in a hybrid setup

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will listen and will do my best to let you sound like a star.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Creative freedom!

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How much😀

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: To turn a few knobs and everything sounds good...

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Where do you wanna go with your music?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Just check if you can work with the guy. Knowledge is important but if you don't like the guy everything else is secondary.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Imac, my Dynaudios, my Trinnov, Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Schwerkraftmaschine, Dangerous Music AD+

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I started as professional musician and played concerts all over tue work for 10 years. My studio career started 1999. AUDIOSPEZIALIST STUDIO was founded 2005.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Modern sound, warm and fat.

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Keb'Mo, because i love his style, his voice and the sound of his records.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Do NOT hurry! Never. And try to work as hard as possible on your clients Vision.

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: HipHop, pop, metal, singer/songwriter

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Patience

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: 25 years in music business, professional drummer and instructor, good ears and being a very nice guy. I played drums and recorded in many different genres from mental to blues, rock, pop, country and hiphop.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: First the client and i discuss the type of work/song/track. After completing tue work i send it to the client via my own server or wetransfer.com. Two revisions are included. My first goal is to make the customer happy!

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a hybrid mixing setup with a fast iMac, assorted outboard equipment, high-quality converters and a linear listening environment down to 31hz. Lots of good mics and 3 great sounding recording rooms...

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Timbaland, John Mayer, Al Schmitt, Keb'Mo

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: Mixing, Mastering, Editing, Recording, Autotune, Consultant, playing Drums

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I was the Mix/Mastering engineer and producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Antelope Orion
  • Warm Audio WA273
  • Neumann v475 summing
  • TegelerAudioManufaktur Schwerkraftmaschine/EQP-1/Creme
  • Eventide Eclipse
  • Dangerous Convert AD+
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