Alex von Oppenbach
Mixing, Guitars & Sound Design
I´m a musician and audio creative and my most essential tools are my ears. No matter the job - I listen first.
I am a guitarist, mixer and sound designer from Cologne, Germany. Since I was a kid I was obsessed with sound and music, what led to a vivid and consistent musical education, both on piano and guitar. Beneath just playing music I also started to record music and experiment with sound tweaking as a teenager. Since then I´ve attended a lot of workshops and classes to constantly develop my qualities as a musician and audio creative.
In the last years I started two musical projects, mixed and mastered three albums and a lot of single songs, played instruments in different productions, did sound design and composition for a short film and played concerts on a regular basis.
I worked for and with: Parsnip Fields, Richard Schumacher, Straight Vibe Records, plusma, Vida Afsari Rad, Jens Köhler, Raw Suppliers Beat Collective, Virtual Day and more.
My main services are mixing, mastering, guitar tracks(electric and classical), piano/key tracks, composition and sound design. I can also offer saxophone tracks and custom beats.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Alex von Oppenbach
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The inspiration and the multitude of sounds.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: every project is different and so is the work process, but these are some important points for me: 1. keep my ears fresh 2. stay in the vibe of the project 3. communicate with the client 4. don´t get lost
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: DAWs: Cubase, Ableton, Reaper plugIns: Native Instruments, Waves, Arturia listening: ADAM monitors and AKG headphones external gear: all sorts of stompboxes, Alesis Quadraverb, tubeamps, condenser and ribbon microphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A few essential influences for me are: Manfred Eicher, Rudy van Gelder, Adrian Utley, Maurice Ravel, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Kaki King
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: There are three kind of jobs I do the most: 1. Mixing / Mastering 2. Recording / Playing Instrumental Tracks (Guitars and Keys) 3. Sound Design