Thomas Beer

serving YOUR song

8 Reviews (5 Verified)
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Mixing and Mastering services out of Mannheim, serving YOUR songs and productions.

I offer passion, patience, musical and technical expirience to help you realizing your vision of music.

I am a HOFA Certified Audio-Engineer with a strong musical background. Besides playing instruments and making music basically since kindergarden, my technical background is also very strong and based on scientific grounds.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Benjamin M.

    Thomas did a great job at mastering a new track of mine. He was patient and took all of my wishes into account.

  2. Review by Daniel B.

    This was a quick one - needed an additional track mastered for my upcoming album release. Thomas handled the materal very competently and with the same high standards of creative responsibility as ever. Thank you very much!

  3. Review by Daniel B.

    Professional and sophisticate mastering as ever. Got nine songs mastered for my new album and I'm very happy with Tom's approach.

  4. Review by Daniel B.

    Everything went well again. The two mastered files arrived quickly and in great quality. Many thanks!

  5. Review by Daniel B.

    Thomas mastered the 8 tracks off my new album as well as 2 single edits. I really enjoyed working with Thomas as he is a very competent and responsive engineer. He really knows how to improve the soundsphere of a mix while treating the original characteristics of it carefully.

  6. Review by Mat Claus
    by Mat Claus

    Thomas did a great job mixing a vocal project for the special needs for optimized sound for online streaming, smartphones, tablets and laptops. This is my very first track that really works for this special demands. Besides this the mix and mastering of a almost ready playback track showed astonishing new aspects of a clear an spacy sound handling. Great work throughout with very special knowlegde.

  7. Review by Daniel B.

    Thomas mastered the 8 tracks off my new album as well as 2 single edits. I really enjoyed working with Thomas as he is a very competent and responsive engineer. He really knows how to improve the soundsphere of a mix while treating the original characteristics of it carefully.

  8. Review by M.Claus
    by M.Claus

    Thomas Beer did a great job mastering various tracks for CD productions in the past years. Professional work throughout from the recommended audio expert. Looking forward for further productions and collaborations.
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Interview with Thomas Beer

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: A demo EP for a vocal ensemble. And some audio plugins.

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

  4. A: Mostly mixing and mastering, a lot of the times this also invovles some (vocal) editing.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: The engineer can make it sound awesome later.

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

  8. A: I did an editing and mixing job for "Uncompressed World Vol.4" that's been my first "officially" released work then.

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

  10. A: Keep Calm, I am here to help you!

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I use a in-the-box setup with the latest Cubase Pro version as my main DAW. For conversion I use RME and for monitoring I have a pair of Neumanns, Fluid Audio and some decent Headphones (Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica, Shure). As "Instruments" I use a Roland RD700, a Novation Impulse for Keys and a Roland TD-30 kit with custom (real, modified) bassdrum, triggering SuperiorDrummer.

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

  14. A: First thing is the rough mix, that's mostly levels and panning for me. That's also were I will get my first impression and which will define the overall direction the mix will go. I also try to quickly work out ideas that I get on first listening or at least write them down. It is important for me to capture my first impressions and ideas before getting used to the raw tracks. All following steps vary from song to song. Depending on the style, there may be multiple layers of group channels with what I call "incremental compression stages" - or even nothing at all. It really depends on the material - so how "typical" can the work process be? ;-)

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

  16. A: I have been doing music since I was 4 years old. I wrote my first "songs" (it's all instrumental stuff actually) in the age of 12 that I played with my band in music school and in the age of 15 I started recording. I kept doing this more or less intensively throughout school and university and in 2011 finished a one year course at HOFA College which got me into acutal mixing and mastering. Now I am mixing on the side for about 7 years now. I also play keys in a jazz-fusion band and do some consulting in the field of computer based recording and live electronics. I also do some audio plugin coding.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: A combination of strong theoretical and musical skills. I have a deep understanding of digital technolgy (Dr.rer.nat.) as well as music theory and at the same time a strong experience from playing piano, synths and drums in a variety of bands for over 25 years. Together with my education as an Audio Engineer I think that's a sound foundation of skills.

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

  20. A: Focus on your arrangement. And tune your instruments before recording ;-)

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

  22. A: What's your vision? What's your status quo? What do you want to achieve with your "product" in the end? If those points are clarified it should be easy to figure out the next steps and whether we are a good match for the project's needs.

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

  24. A: I will do my very best to help you achieving YOUR goals!

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Digital. Money. Workflow.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Soundwise I like Michael Brauer for his "a little more bass" sound as compared to most other mixers. I also like Sting and Toto for their musicality and also the great sound of most of their recordings.

In 80 Tagen by W.i.R. (formerly knowns as Granny's End)

I was the Writer (except Lyrics), Producer, Keys Player, Recording Engineer (except for Drums), Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

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Every project has it's own special needs and schedules vary. Please get in touch for details.
Typically I allow 2 revisions. Terms will be clarified up front.

Gear Highlights
  • Neumann and JBL Monitors
  • RME Converters
  • Roland TD-30 E-Drum Kit
  • Professional Acoustical treatment and Room Correction System
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