Luk Kipfer

Alternative Mixer & Producer

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Luk Kipfer is guitarist, songwriter and recording engineer of the chart topping (#3 Album „Eyes Closed“) and international touring (USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Singapore) alternative rock band „The Souls“. Currently working on new music together with Billy McCarthy from the New York band Augustines.

Learned the art of production from the very best (Greg Collins (U2, Eels), Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg (Simple Minds), Petter Ericson (Alberta Cross) and Ben Etter (Deerhunter) his work shifted more and more from stage to studio. Through his band he was able to gain experience in major studios around the world (Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Bern).

With the knowledge gained, the multi-instrumentalist works in the heart of Bern in his own studio on various projects (The Souls, Augustines, Villeman, Early Leaver, Kopfgewitter). He specializes in the sound culture of alternative, indie and americana bands.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

10 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by st
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    Amazing mixer and producer. This is my third time using Luk, and I'm very pleased with the music. Cant wait to release more. I highly recommend Luk!

  2. Review by st
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    Luk did an incredible job mixing and mastering my tune. His mix sounds incredible and he is very quick and friendly. He knows how to preserve the artists vision within the song while making it the best it can be sonically. Highly recommended, once again!

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    Luk did a great job mixing and mastering my tracks. He incorporated my feedback very well and artistically. The turnaround time and communication was perfect. Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Stürmechopf
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    It was a great experience and fun to work with Luk, in mixing and mastering our new album.
    High competence in what he do, efficient communication and responds to the customer's wishes,
    characterized the collaboration.
    We are extremely happy with the result and would recommend highly to work with luk.
    Many thanks from Stürmechopf.

  5. Review by Cove Diamond
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    by Cove Diamond

    It's always a pleasure to work with luk. He's always patient and calm, which makes a good atmosphere an you feel very confortable. you feel like, you're in good hands, every time.
    He has great visions and ideas is technically very skilled and tries to keep the work process as short as possible. We recommend him and looking forward to working with him again in the future.

  6. Review by Flo Hufschmid / alpha-ray
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    by Flo Hufschmid / alpha-ray

    Luk is really not only a great sound/mixing engeneer and musician, but combines this two to be an extremly delicate producer. He does not shy away from trying out everything to make your record the best it could get. I highly appreciate his experimenting approach in the studio that makes him constantly searching for improvement and finding new and better sounds instead of just recording every band the same way he learned it once. Yet he has a fast workflow and won't stop your creativity. His excellent ear for tuning and timing is a huge enhancement and makes finding the right take easy.

  7. Review by Early Leaver
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    by Early Leaver

    It was a pleasure working with Luk. He is a great musician and record engineer/producer. He helped me a lot with my song structures and playing instruments on my songs. Even under time pressure, he always remained very patient and calm, he managed to create a great atmosphere and gave me the security I needed so that I could get the best out of my performance. I highly recommend him and will be happy to work with him again in the future.

  8. Review by Ben Etter
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    Luk is a bonafide Guitarist, Songwriter, Record Engineer and Producer. I've had the pleasure of working together on multiple productions and have been impressed with his talent and vision for crafting hit songs of international format. Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Gary Twins
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    by Gary Twins

    This man is a giant PRO! He gave us awesome tips and tricks before the studio sessions. His knowledge is huge, whether playing an instrument or tuning the best sound, record some funny extras or find the best material to record with. Besides his knowhow, he is funny, reliable, efficient and he has new, weird and fantastic ideas. The endresult is way over our expections - we loved to produce with you Luk! For our next production we definitely want to work with him again. Have fun and ride on!🤘🏻 Your Twins @garytwinsmusic

  10. Review by Villeman
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    by Villeman

    Very professional and professional. He pushed me just enough to get the best result out of my performance.

Interview with Luk Kipfer

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: I am an intuitive musician with a good ear.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I work from my studio in the heart of Bern. It consists of an acoustically optimized room with PSI A21-M and Yamaha NS-10 (Bryston Amp) monitoring, a Studer 269 console and direct access to larger recording rooms and other control rooms. I have an ITB workflow with lots of reamping and selected analog goodies. For me it is important to be able to make recalls at any time even if I am working on several projects at the same time.

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

  6. A: I have been playing guitar in the band The Souls since I was 15 years old. I played my first concerts, I went to the studio for the first time and I grew up with this band. After numerous studio recordings with external producers in Los Angeles, Stockholm, London and Berlin, we produced and recorded the album Queenie Pop for the first time on our own in the fall of 2019. This album means a lot to me because I was able to create it together with good friends.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I could not do without either of them. Analog for vibe, digital for flexibility

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: I like the collaboration with creative minds that inspire me every day.

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

  12. A: I love the versatility of music production. This starts with writing new songs together with my clients, then the pre-production, the whole recording process and finally the mix. Of course I also like to mix completely finished songs or just play some guitars or lap steel lines for a track.

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In the Dark by Villeman

I was the Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer, Producer, Guitarists, Programmer in this production

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My goal is to create, together with the artist, a result that realizes its full potential and that both enjoy. Revisions are made until all the people involved are happy.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Killers
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Augustines
Gear Highlights
  • PSI A21-M Black
  • Yamaha NS-10
  • Studer 269
  • Antelope Orion 32
  • Empirical Labs Distressor
  • UAD Satellite Octo
  • '66 Fender Vibrolux
  • Roland RE-501 & bunch of funny guitar pedals
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