The one thing I love more than listening to great music is to make great sounding music. That's why I am offering a non-compromising service using high-end analog gear, with free unlimited revisions - striving to achieve 100% satisfaction on every project I work on.
Hi! My name is Barak and I produce, mix, and master music from my small boutique studio in Berlin, Germany.
As a guitar and keyboard player for over 15 years, I am first and foremost a musician! I love listening, and making music in various genres - from alternative rock to techno, pop, folk, and much more!
After graduating from my 'Music Production and Sound Engineering' bachelor studies, I founded my production studio - equipped with high-end gear, vintage analog instruments, and of course the best of the latest digital technology.
My passion is to help musicians make amazing music.
As communication is the key to a great collaboration, I am looking forward to talking with you.
I will be happy to discuss your artistic vision, musical intentions, exchange ideas about your music and help out with any step in the production.
Please feel free to contact me for any question or special request. I’m looking forward to working with you!
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Interview with Barak Shem-Tov
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Each has its advantages and disadvantages - analog gear does have a certain quality that digital technology simply can not replicate. On the other hand, some digital technology has powerful capabilities far beyond analog's. At the end of the day, it is just tools, and the real challenge is knowing when and where to use which.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making musical ideas come to life into a finished production. Sometimes collaborations between the musician and the producer yields results neither of them could expect or imagine!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Send a message, try to chat and get to know the person first to see if you click personally and musically! We are all humans, and each professional has something different he could bring to your project. That's why it is so important to find the right guy for the job - the person who understands the music and whats behind it!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Adjust parameters with your eyes closed! It's incredible how much our vision alters what we 'hear'.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Located in Berlin, Germany, my studio serves me for production, mixing, and mastering work. The 26m² room is acoustically treated and fitted with PMC monitoring system. Apart from a fantastic and inspiring vibe, it features a selection of high-end, vintage and modern hardware gear including synthesizers, drum machines, amps, compressors, rare effect boxes and much more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Growing up with a diverse musical background, there are so many music professionals who inspired who I am as a producer and a human! To name a few: Lou Reed, Nigel Godrich, Kanye West, Blawan, Steve Albini.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: There are usually two directions - either a client asks me to mix and/or master an already recorded project, or they present me a musical idea which we develop together into a produced, finished product. I am happy to step in and assist in any step of the production process; as a musician, producer, engineer, or sometimes all three!