Friedrich is a Berlin based Mixing Engineer with over 10 years of experience.
Friedrich studied jazz in Cologne and finished as a graduated musician. After working as a studio musician with german artists like Nils Frahm, Clueso, Konstantin Wecker, Marcus Wiebusch and many more, he felt in love with the process of making records. So he started to study audio engineering with grammy award winner Eberhard Sengpiel and is now the head sound engineer for jazz / pop at the University for Music in Weimar. Friedrich still works as a musician for the Blue Man Group Berlin for almost 15 years.
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32 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Friedrich Stoermer
Friedrich is a fantastic mixing engineer! Not only did he mix the songs to fullest satisfaction - he also is a very kind person that understands and is interested in the vision of the music in regard to the emotions it is supposed to convey. Good mixing is creating a balance between frequencies, depth and overall roundness - Great mixing is enhancing the artist's vision with a superb sonic quality that enables the music to compete with high-end productions, which is where Friedrich excels.
It's nice to work with Friedrich again. Things went fast and easy and of high-qualities!
After the first mix there were only a few changes. The two mixes were already perfect. Friedrich mixes musically!
Friedrich surprised me again. The first mix was great. After the fine-tuning, the song was perfect.
Great job again! I was satisfied after the first edit. The subsequent fine-tuning led to the best result.
Working with Friedrich was very stimulating. The two different songs had exactly the right direction from the first mix. After that, it was just a matter of fine-tuning. Communication was friendly, highly professional and responsive.
Friedrich helps your works to the way you wanted. He is genuine in communication and professional in mixing. I love how true the outcome is to my artistic vision. I highly recommend him to mix for you!
It was really nice to work with Friedrich. His communication was perfect and the mixdown of a very high quality. He used our feedback well and made sure we were 100% happy with the end result.
I'm all the way across the world, and this is my first time working with Friedrich. Right away I could tell that he is a super attentive, reliable, and skilled mixer. He interpreted what I was looking for and was actually interested in my project--I think that's what made the final result come together so well. I also appreciated that he made room for some of my error in how I re-sent edited stems here and there based on things I heard along the way. Completely 5/5, thank you!
This was my second time working with Friedrich and it definitely won't be my last. I can always depend on him to make my songs shine. He's great to work with and I can't recommend him enough.
Super professional and talented!
Friedrich is a great mixing engineer with attention to detail and an ability to mix in a musical way! He manages to elevate to elevate the sound while staying true to the vision of the song. Highly recomended!
Friedrich is an awesome producer and mixing engineer. I loved working with him, he was very understanding and knew exactly how to make my music sound as good as possible. Thank you for everything!
Friedrich was great to work with. He really captured the sound I was going for and made the mixing process super easy and pain-free. Would highly recommend him!
Brilliant engineer to work with. Really cool and understanding of the direction we wanted as a band. Highly recommend.
Friedrich is a mixing engineer with exceptional musicality. A calm and focused guy, he will elevate your project to the next level with his know-how and dedication.
Friedrich is an absolute sound wizzard, who knows how to push and pull the buttons and how to turn the knobs. He's got giant ears and lets his magic flow into your recordings, to make them sound brilliantly.
Also check out his advice for homerecording, that he publishes regularly on his FB / Insta pages. Found some great hints there for myself.
Friedrich is a great engineer to work with! He really knows what he's doing and shows great musicality during the mixing process. Plus he's a very nice guy! I highly recommend him!
Friedrich is a super engineer with great musical ears and by the by way he is one of the most adorable bass players i know! His influences are really broad and range from classic, singer/ songwriter to pop, rock and jazz. Always a pleasure to work with him!
I have worked with Friedrich on many different projects with different styles of music (and am a fan of his work with other artists) and I confidently say that he is an incredible sound designer, recording engineer and producer. His knowledge of the technology, the physics of sound design, combined with his versatile musicality, makes him a valuable piece to any artistic puzzle. I look forward to working with him again in the future and I would gladly recommend him to other artists.
Interview with Friedrich Stoermer
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 2 mics, a Field Recorder and two speakers. I think once you understand the physics behind recording, you can make a record with almost everthing.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on traditional music that is mostly recorded with microphones and has a kind of an old school touch to it. And i also mix electronic productions. I love these contrasts in my field of work. I don't do metal!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First i try to understand and clarify the unique vision of my clients, what aesthetic they're going for, who their influences are. Reference tracks can be a big help! Then i start the mixing process till the point where i think i'm pretty much done. Now the artist comes into play and I do a revision based on the clients notes.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just finished a album with a band named 'Tour of Tours'. They are made up of five different bands that together form a supergroup. When they asked me to come on tour and produce their new album, I knew that a normal live record wouldn’t be enough to show all the genius of the group. So I recorded them everywhere music took place and created something that we call A Road Record. Listening to this album is like being on tour with the Tour of Tours.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a jazz album based on duets only. The simplicity of it makes so special.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mostly digital. Its fast and you can recall everthing evertime. I grew up with mixing in the box. It feels natural to me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the most, that i can work with many different artist and different projects. Its so diverse!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Is there enough bass content in the mix? My answere is, that you have to trust in my and the mastering guys experience. Listening back on earbuds, laptops and shitty speakers would not tell you the truth.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can fix a bad performance. Of course, there are way to adjust the recorded material, but only a certaint amount of it will sound fine. Mixing can only be adjusting!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats your vision, whats your influences and who is your audience?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please keep in mind, that the mix i do can be different from your roughmix. Our ears get use to what we listen over and over again, and its hard to have objective sight on something new then.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm a musician, not a gearhead.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get it right in the first place. There is a chain of production in the process of making a record. If every step is done right, that following one can develop its full potential. This is the reason why top productions sound so good. But, don't get trapped in perfection to much. There is only a certain amount time before things are getting worse instead of better.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as and still am a musician. After studying Jazz-Doublebass in Collogne i moved to Berlin to start working as a musician for the Blue Man Group. My interest in recording and mixing began to appear during my time as a hired session musician. As it got bigger i started to study sound engineering at the UDK Berlin and became what i am now.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The work is done, when the client loves it!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm mixing tracks for clients, who are searching for the next level of there artistic work. My main focus is on understanding the artists vision and enhancing whats allready there.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge fan of Mixing Artists like Michael Brauer, Chat Blake and Daniel Lanois. But even more i got inspired by my friends and colleges like Nils Frahm, Clueso and the People from the Blue Man Group.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a custom built listening-room, that is made for the purpose of high quality mixing and mastering. I work with what we call a hybrid setup, which provides the best of analog and digital. Total recall with a big and wide analog sound.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my expertise of being a mixing engineer and musician of over 25 years. I'm able to instinctively capture the essence of a song and sculpt it, until all the musical values we love so much appear in a exiting illusion of music coming true two speakers.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a open and wide sound with a lot of contrast, movement and dynamic. I want to keep the ear busy!