Trve Peak Studio is a (mobile) recording studio located in East Berlin, Germany
Hi, I'm Steve and here's my story!
When I first heard "Death Magnetic" by Metallica in 2008, I think it sounded weird. So I did some research, read other opinions in various message boards about it and found out it actually sounds awful. During this research I also learned a lot about recording, mixing and mastering a record and was totally hooked on it.
So I started studying Audio Engineering in 2009, finished after two years and started working as a freelance Audio Engineer for a while. I enjoyed it a lot, but I was a lot more interested in recording and mixing in a studio environment, so I started focusing on doing this instead.
By now I have my own recording studio in East Berlin, worked with several bands of different styles (Metal, Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Podcast) and people seem to like what I do, so I keep doing it! :-)
I also work for a record company called Pelagic Records and if an artist / band needs some guidance regarding promoting their material, approaching a record label or preparing their music for physical and digital distribution I'm always glad to help.
Send me a note through the contact button above.
- Kora Winter
- Rivals In Friends
- Natalie Denton
- Dripping Tap
- Pelagic Records
- Liquid Stone
- The Flexfitz
- Simone White (Live Sound)
- The Cribs (Live Sound)
- Antiseen (Live Sound)
- The Coronas (Live Sound)
- Mark Forster (Live Sound)
- Kristoffer & The Harbour Heads (Live Sound)
- Pete York Blues Project (Live Sound)
- Sinister Five (Live Sound)
- Wolke (Live Sound)
- Oh Brother
- Rosetta (Distribution)
- The Ocean (Distribution)
- whores. (Distribution)
- pg.lost (Distribution)
- Future Usses (Distribution)
- Wang Wen (Distribution)
- BISON (Distribution)
8 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Trve Peak Studio
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Fast and uncomplicated mastering with an ear for the small details. You'll get great in-depth Feedback on your tracks before the mastering!
Can only recommend!
Great job by Steve as always!
Absolutely happy how we tracked some vocals with Steve. He prepared the tracks and gear in advance, was fully focused on work, quick, giving professional advises during recording process. Comfortable room and location. Thanks again Steve! We'll surely be back soon.
It was a pleasure recording with Ohne Sorge Tonstudio. Steve is very nice, professional, punctual and an overall cool dude. A good work atmosphere and enthusiasm :). Would definitely do it again and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone!
Ambitious. Is how we - Hiding - experienced Steve. As producer, he became a creative part of our project. Ready to try out new things - outside everyone's comfort zone - he pushed our EP further than we could imagine and widened our horizon - sound wise and songwriting wise. Ready to grow with us he became more than "just" a producer.
Honest, organised and passioned are the three major characteristics of Steve I would say. For us, it was extremely helpful that he is capable of communicating his ideas and concerns. He was the driving force behind the whole process and allowed us to focus on our part. Besides that, he gave us constant creative input and helped our songs develop.
This guy is the personification of patience. He works with artist in a very calm yet focussed fashion and never fails to get the most of what the artists delivers. Steve is extemely communicative and works as organised as I have never witnessed anyone ever before. He knows his craft, always keen on learning from other artists to grow as a producer.
Interview with Trve Peak Studio
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always be super transparent about my work and won't leave them alone until I'm sure that they're completely satisified with my work.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog gear for recording, mixing and mastering digital. If you now your craft, you won't be able to tell the difference between a badass mix on a tape machine and a badass mix with a tape machine plugin.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When mixing, ALWAYS take a short break after 15 or 30 minutes to "reboot" your ears. Then listen to the whole thing again and make notes of what you would like to change.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to stay flexible, that's why I keep all my outboard gear in racks and my microphones in a case. My cables are ordered by XLR, Jack, Headphone extensions and length, in case I need to record a drumset RIGHT NOW. :-D
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of the time guitar driven music but I also like super stripped down singer / songwriter music, spoken word, hip hop / rap and weird stuff.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before recording anything, I sit down with the artist / band and talk about all kinds of stuff, to get an idea what the people behind the music are like. Then we talk about how it should sound like (reference material), where we want to record it (my place, their rehearsal space), how many songs it will be and so on.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: It always depends on the material but if the artist / band is open to it, I suggest to change a little thing here and there.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time I'm involved from start to finish when creating a song / record, which means I record, mix and master everything. I also do podcasts and spoken word stuff!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tons of old and recent music, books, movies and live itself.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm brutally honest about things I don't like.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Water, food, umbrella, sunscreen and books.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Client: "What happens when you do mastering?" Me: "Depends on the material. If you have a nice, well balanced mixed I just add some sparkle and loudness (if necessary) and that's it. If it's not and if I can't fix it you may have to change it in the mix again."
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Any artist that is passionate and dedicated about her / his work. And who knows how to play there own music, which isn't always the case...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organised, straight forward, no BS.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with artists who are nice, down-to-earth-people and write great music!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded an acoustic guitar in the middle of the woods during summer 2016 for the record "Goofy" by the band Hiding. Now I can tick that off of my list. Up next: Recording in a church.