My name is Matthias Zimmer. I´m a mixing/mastering engineer from Augsburg, Germany. I´ve recorded, mixed and mastered several albums from different genres since 2011. Some mixes got radio airplay. I´m looking forward to find some interesting projects around here to work on.

I´m mixing in an acoustical treated enviornment with a good pair of monitor speakers for a clear and linear frequency response. My mixing philosophy is inspired by the multibus compression system (Brauerize) invented by Michael Brauer and a reverb system based on an articel written by Burkhardt Heise (masterclass audio).


My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Antelope Pure 2
  • Ear Pleasure 1.1 Monitor Speakers
  • Neumann Summing Amp
  • Midas Venice F32
  • Echo Audio Fire 12
  • Höf Dynamic Master

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Matthias Zimmer

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I´m really proud of "Jack Snipe - Noch immer" I did the complete production by myself.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now I´m preparing a recording session with cajon drumset, cello, acoustic guitar, flute, keys and three vocals.
Analog or digital and why?
I´m working hybrid because there are pros and cons on both sides.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I´m not a machine, I get into your project with great empathy until you are satisfied.
What do you like most about your job?
I love being part of a creative process. Every song needs a special treatment. There is no preset, I have to interact with every song on an emotional stage to get the best out of it.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do you know all the knobs? - Yes.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I can help you make your tracks sound better in terms of fatness, clarity, width and tone but I can´t do magic on a weak performance.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Do you have an exact idea of what it should sound like? (like the new Adele or something) and are you really happy with the arrangement and all the single tracks?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Check out the audio samples and choose what sounds good to you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Midas Venice F32, Earpleasure 1.1 monitor speakers, Neumann v475 summing amp, AKG C414, SM 57.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started making albums with bands in 2011. Till now I did seven complete productions and also got some songs playing on the radio.
How would you describe your style?
I deliever warm, thight and punchy mixes with a proper space relation and a natural dynamic feeling.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Rage against the machine or Kyuss because they are unbelievable!
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen and try to find the feeling/vibe.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I usually work on music with real recorded instruments like drums or electric guitars. I also worked on classical instruments like Violine and Cello.
What's your strongest skill?
I will give your single tracks all that treatment which is needed to get an entire unit with the right feeling and pronounced edges to express that charakter the song requires.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring clarity and punch to your song. I build subtle effect layers to increase vitality and an autentic feel of space.
What's your typical work process?
First of all I try to get the feeling of the song. Whats happening? What should it mean/feel like? If this is clear and the basics are working I support the vibe and bring in the "dramatic" stage.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I`m recording via a Midas Venice F32 mixing desk with some analog outboard compressors (dbx, bss, kuhnle, drawmer,rnc...). On my mixing place I use Earpleasure 1.1 monitor speakers with a Drawmer MC2.1 monitor controller. The Echo Audio Audiofire 12 interface delievers five stereo stems to the Neumann v475 Summing Amp and the summed 2track gets polished by a HÖF Dynamic Master.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I really like Rick Rubin, Moses Schneider, Bob Katz, Dave Pensado, Joe Barresi and many more...
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly I do everything on an album production by myself. I record it then I mix it and finally I do the master until everybody is happy.