Mixing and Mastering Engineer based in Munich. "Bachelor Of Arts" at SAE Institute Campus Munich.
my name is Max Söllner and I'm living in Munich.
I'm a certified recording, mixing and mastering engineer from SAE Institute. I made my bachelors degree at the SAE Campus Munich and was one of the best students in my year.
I learned from the absolute professionals in the german music industry like "GKG Mastering" or "Serdal Music".
Now I'm on my own and having fun!
My specialty is, to simply polish YOUR work and make it sound better!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Max Söllner
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My own bachelor project. 4 Rock'n'Roll songs produced, mixed and mastered as if they where rock songs.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Waiting for corona to end...
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Serdal Music
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because of the faster and cleaner workflow
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will be perfectly happy
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with people, the technical sight of feelings
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How did you do that? A: Just listen ;)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a clean mix is a boring mix. My aim is to satisfy audiophiles with my mixes.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you aim for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listening to their offers and sound examples
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar, MacBook, mic and interface
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: SAE Institute Munich Alumni since 03/2020
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any country musician in this whole wide world
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen your ears and feelings
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mastering, EQing and compression
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A flat and supportive mix or master
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: - Recording - Editing - Is something missing? --> add it - Mixing - Still something missing? --> add it - Mastering --> Client feedback
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro 2018 / UAD Apollo X4 + UAD-2 Satelite / Neumann TLM170i / Focal Alpha 50 + Sonwarworks Reference 4 speaker correction / Mindprint DTC (Analog Stereo Tube Channel Strip)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Josh Turner, Bon Jovi, Guns'n'Roses
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering