Hi there, I am Martin Štibernik and i am involved in music bussines since I was teenager. I wrote more than 500 songs and more than 1000 recorded, mixed and arranged. As a producer/songwriter have had several times most played songs in Slovenia.
I own 110 m2 studio with two live rooms, vocal booth, amp booth and control room.
Recording Studio Marsh is located near Ljubljana.
I am offering analog mixes, live recording, mastering, editing, songwriting, producing. I have started as a songwriter/arranger and then add engineering/producing. Nowadays i am more into mixing and producing, but still work as a songwriter.
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Interview with Martin Štibernik - MARSH
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Everyone with imagination, different approach, and yet with very catchy vibes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Vibes, clarity, definition, power.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, Jazz
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Song is the king. Your production should never sounds bigger than a king. Other wise it could sounds a bit funny...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: That’s hard for me to say.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have started in early 90’s as a member of very successful slovenian folk band. In the mid 90’s starts to work as a songwriter and in a studio as engineer. At the end of 90’s i move to my first recording studio. From that time i have worked with almost everybody in slovenian music scene.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Let’s have the best from both worlds!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Zed Smon
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: On a various projects...
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tobacco, papers, filters, guitar and laptop!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Clients get in touch with me specially to work on their projects as a producer and mixman. Sometimes we start from a scratch, with lyrics, melody etc., sometimes they just need extra pair of ears to make final decisions before mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Center of my studio is control room with SSL AWS900+ and ATC’s. On the left there’s a vocal booth 12m2 and amp room, on the right there’s live room 50m2 and in the back there’s a hall which is the most roomy place in the house, great for loud drums or ambience. Studio is organized in a way that performers can see each other from all rooms. That was the basic idea, better communication better performance. All the equipment is connected to patchbay and can be easily tweaking.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If i have to mix a song i’d first listen the demo mix client delivers me. Then i get image what artist is going for and try to find spots where track is weak or need to be sonically improved or emotionally supported to get song work and shine. Then i decide what workflow would be best for particular application.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: There are too many of them! I know that collaboration deliberate and makes you think differently (in a better way) than as you work alone.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You’ll get the track that you want!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am hearing what song needs. Maybe because i started as a musician.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do not hesitate...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Usually i ask them what their expectations are about the song or project. What is their vision.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Dealing with amateurs occasionally...
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Whats the price? A: Fair, I am shure you can afford it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It’s like endless river. I am still passionate about it.