B.Eng. Audio Engineer with love for Hip Hop and Rap!
I'm a recording, mix and mastering engineer with 15 years of experience based in Cologne, Germany. Since 3 years I am working in movie/tv sound postproduction as an editor and ADR recordist. Besides this halftime job I run my own studio "The Stu" offering recording, mixing and mastering services.
For mixing and mastering I'm working exclusively out of the box.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Mecnics
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: With what sound they identify theirselves or how they wish to sound like (a reference Artist/Song).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Two Rap EPs
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Sadly digital, because there is too less money to get the good analog stuff.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To let something sound better.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check references!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My MacBook Pro 2012, Roland PC-200, Interface, computer mouse, EarPods
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 2009 I started with making beats and recording vocals, 2012 I started to learn Mixing, 2017 I started to learn Mastering. Since then I learn almost everyday.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dusty and dirty, but somehow clean
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Parallel compression a.k.a New York compression!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Rap
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Programming Drumpatterns
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity if asked, rhymes, good ideas for choruses, interesting song arrangements
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: KRK Rokit 5 G3 Audio Technica AT 2020 AKG C3000b SPL Goldmike Focusrite Saffire 24 Pro TubeMP Project Series (custom Philips Tube)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dr. Dre, Anderson Paak., FKJ, The Breed
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording vocals and mixing music.