If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Laptop, Reaper and some plugs, Headphones, MIDI Keyboard
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
During my childhood and youth, I had a classical education. Later on, I played with a lot of bands and projects from pop/rock to darkwave. For a postpunk band, I have been asked to do the mixing. That was my entry to the world of mixing and mastering and I made an education at the HOFA studios as an audio engineer. Later on I took courses for mastering (HOFA, Ian Shepard)
Can you share one music production tip?
The focus should be on the music and not the gear. Try to record a good signal and don´t forget the simple techniques like panning and levelling.
What's your strongest skill?
During my education as a musician, I had a lot of musical ear training.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work with a lot of plugins (mostly the UAD Platform), but also have some analog gear. My studio is a room in room construction with a very nice acoustic.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I like the work of Bob Katz and his book "Mastering - the art and science". I also come over at "Pensado´s Place" and watch his interesting shows.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly I mix and master songs of very different genres.