Hi there I'm a professional vocalist/songwriter with 20 years experience recording and performing. I've mostly recorded jazz and have worked with artists producing vocals and arranging/recording back-up vocals in various genres.

Singer - female jazz/pop/opera, Songwriter - jazz/pop
Back-up vocals: arrangement/recording
Sing in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Elisabeth Lohninger

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Elisabeth, was a pleasure to work with. Very calm~ and I never had to contend with an EGO...She was Pro all the way and a very interesting person and she sincerely listened when I expressed my thoughts. A gracious talented vocal artist..with a lot to bring to your music. Great job... grazie... Ed Genovese~ Composer

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Elisabeth worked on several of my recoding projects as a Background Vocalist, live and in the studio. Her voice seamlessly blends with other voices and her own for tracking. She is a true professional, always prepared and can tackle the most intricate parts with ease. Additionally, she can sing in 5 languages. Beat Kaestli

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Elisabeth worked on several of my recoding projects as a Background Vocalist, live and in the studio. Her voice seamlessly blends with other voices and her own for tracking. She is a true professional, always prepared and can tackle the most intricate parts with ease. Additionally, she can sing in 5 languages. Beat Kaestli

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    Elizabeth is a pro. She sings beautifully and has much recording studio experience. I produced a session for the songwriter/music artist 'Guru Vasist'.The backing vocals sounded great.It was a two day session where we were making up parts and collaborating. Elizabeth vocals helped make this album a musical success... Randy Klein

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Interview with Elisabeth Lohninger

Can you share one music production tip?
Take your time with the mix. When you think you're done mixing, listen to the track on different devices with different speakers/headphones. Put it in the drawer for a few days or a week, then return to it and tweak it with fresh ears.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I'm a jazz artist with an adult contemporary/chill-out crossover vibe.
What's your strongest skill?
I have killer ears (I teach Ear Training at the New School Jazz University in New York) and can pick things up very quickly. I can construct harmonies on the fly - which is actually the best way for me to work.
What do you bring to a song?
I like to connect to the lyrics of a song and bring that emotional connection to the foreground. Also I have a very distinctive voice, a particular sound that may not work for everybody, but that also gives me the edge of immediate recognition.
What's your typical work process?
It really depends on what the project calls for. If I'm doing back-up vocals I'd like to get the track with the lead vocs in mp3 format and some instruction as to what vibe the client wants behind the lead. Then I start stacking. I tend to overstack first, we can always take out tracks later, but I prefer to record all vocals in one session so that variation of day-to-day sound is not an issue. For lead vocals I would need either a demo (can be a super trashy phone recording) or a lead-sheet; and ideally I'd like to have a say in the key of the song before it gets to recording the lead. As a low mezzo I'm suited more to a jazzy/chill-out vibe than a straight pop recording. I can then record a lead, production can finish the instrumental around that, and I can re-record at the end, if needed.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Mac Pro Tower, work in Cubase. My pre-amp is a Universal Audio LA-610. My mic is a Gefell UM-990. I also have a Yamaha C7 grand piano with a Neve Pre-amp and AKG 414s to record with.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Imogen Heap is incredibly creative and ground-breaking. Sting - I've always loved his songwriting and his voice. Snarky Puppy are just incredibly cool.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I specialize in vocal layers to create back-up choirs with tons of stacked harmony and counter-melodies. I've done this throughout various genres, including hip-hop (also singing hooks), chill-out electronica, jazz, world and pop. Lead vocals for jazz, chill-out electronica and some singer-songwriter. As a songwriter I have released original music on my own albums and as a guest vocalist for jazz artists such as Phishbacher and David Bennett Cohen.