Rudi Dittmann|Ruhrtone Studios

Mixing & Mastering & Producing

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Multi platinum awarded music producer, mastering engineer, songwriter and studied sound engineer Rudi Dittmann from Germany. Mastering Enigineer for amongst others: Robin Schulz, James Blunt, ATB, Topic, Nervo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Alle Farben, Deepend, Moguai / Working for Labels like Sony, Spinnin', Armada, Universal, Warner, Kontor, WePlay

Specialist in creative mastering, mixing, vocal editing. Feedback already before mastering the premaster to make the master even better in case changes in the premaster could help you to sound better. ADM (former MFIT) certified. Guest lecturer @ Belmont University, Nashville (USA)

My two favorite ways of working:

a) you have an idea how your track should sound like?? For example as crispy and loud as your favorite track from the recent top 50? Or as indie and chilled as some Coldplay tracks? I'll analyze your guide track and will find a prefect compromise between your sound and the guide you sent over.

b) I'll tune your track with my over 20 years of experience in mastering, mixing and producing to clean up your master and make it sound up to date without losing the spirit you gave your song.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Rudi Dittmann
  • Tiësto
  • ATB
  • Topic
  • A7S
  • Tiësto
  • ATB
  • Topic
  • A7S
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • ATB
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • Stefanie Heinzmann
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • Stanfour
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • Basti M
  • Basti M
  • Leonade
  • Deepend
  • David K
  • David K
  • Deepend
  • Moguai
  • Cotone
  • Stanfour
  • Tomcraft
  • Oliver Moldan
  • Oliver Moldan
  • Max Bering
  • Robin Schulz
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • Benjamin Samama
  • Heyder
  • Deepend
  • Deepend
  • Deepend
  • Ben DJ
  • Chris Willis
  • ATB
  • ATB
  • Nick Martin
  • Lady Lauryn
  • DJ Gemstar

71 Reviews - 13 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jürgen Biniasch
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    It was again a great collaboration with Rudi with a great result.

  2. Review by MHM
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    Awesome as always! :) Really happy that I can count on Rudi with any project I hand him, he truly knows how to translate an artists musical vision into reality :)

  3. Review by Alexander
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    just like always: awesome and perfect. makes my work so much more comfortable to know that I can rely on these masters 100%.

  4. Review by Oliver W.
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    There are really only positive things to say =) Rudi took my mix and made it much better, great job!

  5. Review by Alexander
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    Top Top Top. Nothing else to say. Most of the times we didn't even needed revision. Really great & awesome in every way! Highly recommend.

  6. Review by Shari-Sophie B.
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    Working with Rudi is super pleasant and super uncomplicated. He also immediately recognized my musical idea behind the song and then supported it in the mastering process. That's just great! I'd like working with him again :)

  7. Review by Juergen B.
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    Rudi is a wonderful person and a great master- and mixing engineer ;-)

  8. Review by Martin G.
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    Rudi was awesome working with and definetly was attentive through the process to make sure the project was at its best. I sincerely do recommend him to any mixing or mastering project as he truly cares about your vision on how it should sound. Definetly working with him more for future projects, Thanks Rudi!

  9. Review by Hubert M.
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    A very nice and professional person. The perfect combination. The result of the mastering was amazing!

  10. Review by Nicolas P.
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    Rudi has provided me with an excellent mastering service.
    He has always been concerned about my feedback and has provided me with the necessary changes so that I'm completely satisfied with my track.
    I would highly recommend him and will definitely work with him again.

  11. Review by Aladdin B.
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    Rudi is all-round very professional! His communication and ability to grasp my vision made it so easy to collaborate!
    He is now definitely my go to for mastering all my future projects!

  12. Review by Barrak A.
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    Rudi and I have a great working relationship and i love his attention to detail and creativity. He is a true master of his craft and I can't wait for our next endeavour.

  13. Review by Alexander S.
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    Awesome ... incredibly nice contact, great communication, fantastic work

  14. Review by Juergen B.
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    Again a great mix and mastering and he has again added something on top that it is even better than expected.

  15. Review by Matthias
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    Great like always!!!

  16. Review by Alexander S.
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    Rudi is the best mastering engineer I ever worked with... Everything was awesome, thank you

  17. Review by Juergen B.
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    Again great vocaledit, tuning and mastering!

  18. Review by John H.
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    Rudi delivered spectacular results mixing and mastering my latest project. Easy to work with and very helpful. Will continue to hire for future projects.

  19. Review by Ryan E.
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    Another amazing mastering job completed by Rudi with exceptional attention to detail. Will be working together more.. Rudi is the best!

  20. Review by Peter N.
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    Einfach mega gut! Rudi ist ein Vollprofi und das hört man am Ergebnis. Holt wirklich das Maximum aus der Nummer!

Interview with Rudi Dittmann|Ruhrtone Studios

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

  2. A: Calvin Harris - Giant (Robin Schulz Remix): I'm a huge Calvin Harris Fan and I had so much fun working on the Robin Schulz Remix as Mastering Engineer. Also, the "Alle Farben" Album "Sticker On my Suitcase". A big challenge to combine songs from 5 different producer teams on one CD without bending the soul of a single song: https://open.spotify.com/album/6qCYObNjXCIDrW3MBXTWLy?si=8X0AnUbURpGnhBhJtazLZg

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

  4. A: What should your track sound like? What's the mx loudness you want?

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

  6. A: The more accurate you make your presentation of the final. sound, the faster a mixing or mastering engineer will be able to achieve your desired result. Especially with the first order it often happens that the result still needs small changes. But once the customer's profile has been established, the results are achieved quickly and perfectly.

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

  8. A: MacBook Pro, my headphones, keyboard, faderport and a barrel of red wine...

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

  10. A: Better a great song that is badly produced than a bad song that is well produced ;)

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: The ability to put myself into the sound of other people in a very short time. I have learned this ability in over 20 years as a contract producer.

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

  14. A: First I listen to the song in peace and quiet to get a first impression of the mix, frequency ranges and dynamics. Then I compare all these points with the sonic goal of my work and start to work on the mix / master with my equipment. I often work with automation until the final result is ready. Then I get the customer's opinion and optimize the sound until the result fits perfectly.

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

  16. A: Clarity, Punch, transparence, depth, warmth, definition and the perfect loudness for every request. Everything to make you sound better ;)

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Both. but mostly digital to guarantee total recall for last minute changes and additional requests (extended versions, instrumentals etc) which are coming in later.

  19. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  20. A: Klaas Gerling

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

  22. A: I never give up!

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

  24. A: Happy customers :)

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

  26. A: I learned to play the trumpet, guitar, drums and piano at an early age. In 1996 I started as producer in a garage studio, wrote tracks for other projects and got discovery by ATB in 2000. Meanwhile I have 24 years of experience in production, mixing, mastering and also songwriting. I am a studied sound engineer and contract producer and have worked in many studios worldwide.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have two studios, multiple speakers and constant access to two other studios to make sure that your song sounds awesome on any speaker.

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

  30. A: I work in two different ways. Both pursue the goal of implementing the customer's wishes as precisely as possible: A) The customer has an exact idea of how his own production should sound and has a reference song in mind. B) The customer also wants creative input, maybe some mixing tips to improve the pre-master before mastering.

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1. Calvin Harris - Giant (Robin Schulz Remix), 2. Deepend - Only Love, 3. Alle Farben - Fading, 4. Oliver Moldan - High & Low

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Terms Of Service

1-3 days turn-around time. I allow up to 2 FREE revisions on mixes, masters and productions before I charge low extra costs.

GenresSounds Like
  • Robin Schulz
  • ATB
  • Topic
Gear Highlights
  • PRISM SOUND MASELEC MEA-2
  • EMPIRICAL LABS DISTRESSOR
  • SPL VITALIZER
  • UAD 2 SATELLITE W/ MISCELLANEOUS PLUGINS LIKE MASSIVE PASSIVE
  • SHADOWHILLS COMP
  • TUBETECH
  • TAPE SIMULATIONS ETC
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