Audio Engineer specialized in Hiphop/Trap & Metal/HxC aswell as Crossover Music
I'm a certified Audio Engineer from Berne, Switzerland.
I started Mixing my own Songs aswell as Instrumentals in 2014.
In 2017, i graduated in Profressional Audio Engineering at SET School in Germany.
I've been Producing, Mixing and Mastering for Years at my Home Studio where i do all my work.
My Main Genres:
- Rap / Trap / Hip-Hop
- Rock / Metal / Hardcore
My Work includes:
- Edit Tracks by Triming / Cutting / Crossfading if needed
- Timing & Pitch corrections if needed
- Adjust Levels & enhance the Stereofield
- Dynamics Processing & Equalization
- FX processing including Reverb / Saturation / Delays / etc.
- Level Maximization & Limiting
- Mastering for Depth & Loudness
To make sure your Vision translates well to your Project, i am doing free Revisions for every Song!
Interested? Make sure to shoot me a message to discuss your project!
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5 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Gimu (404Hz Studio)
THIS GUY IS AMAZING!!! What separated him from everyone else was that he knew EXACTLY what I was going for!! Which blew my mind because the artists aren't "popular"!!! I highly recommend him!! Great communication, excellent level of patience, and genuinely enjoys his work. I'll becoming back for sure!!
sick, as per..Thanks Gimu
Gimu is a great engineer, well balanced and can take instruction very well.
He also has the caperbility add flavours and touches to your project whilst still respecting the integrity of the piece.
Very direct and good to work with.
This Guy is a Pro ! thx Gimu
He knows what he's doing, would def work w him again!
Interview with Gimu (404Hz Studio)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: given the nature of trap and hiphop music, i would usually mix around 5-10 vocal tracks to a pre-mixed instrumental. where i do not have this premixed instrumental i will do this on my own, also working with live drums and instruments.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a dedicated Home Studio and rely on Digital Processing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started doing Mixing and Mastering Tasks 4 Years ago when i decided i want to take my own Music to another level. i have worked on many Songs of Family and Friends since then. in 2017 i decided to attend a class for professional Audio Engineering at S.E.T. in Germany which i have graduated now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'm not that much of a gear head, i usually mix everything in the box, meaning i dont process using analog gear. I guess it'd just be my Computer,an Audio-Interface, a Midi-Controller and both of my Monitors.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure your Recorded Material is of Quality. Its difficult to polish a turd, so make sure you're not missing out on great sound in the recording stage already.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: "Just make it sound good" Some People tend to think we do some mystical Alchemy stuff in the Mixing Process. But thats really not the case, its just enhancing what was recorded, which can turn out pretty awful if the source material was of poor quality to begin with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every Song is different so this wont get boring for me anytime soon. I like to think myself into a new piece of music, thinking about what might add to the piece and whats gonna take away from it.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital all the Way - It's not only more affordable, but also great sounding! so many great analog gear has been translated to a digital plugin giving you huge sounds & emulating the originals.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I would always listen to what a Song needs, sometimes you can't go crazy with your post-processing, but sometimes you absolutley need to. There is no "goto-solution" for me, i need to hear whats already there, then build upon that.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Absolutley loving Lil Peep, he has a very unique style. Won't happen, RIP.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will usually first load up the Stems, do some arranging for efficient workflow, then start with basic audio editing such as comping, adjust timing and pitch where needed. after this i will enhance the individual sounds with EQ, Panning and Compression to level and place everything where it needs to be. in a final stage i apply more creative fx like delays, reverbs, stutters, beat stops and so on. This is also when you will first hear your project mixed, after you being ok with the result, i will master the project by enhancing the stereofield, master bus compression to glue everything aswell as maximizing the volume to compete with industry standard recordings.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: i will handle each project individually. not everything that worked in the past will work on future projects. so i will be figuring out what best suits your needs.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: When i was working on "Chromium" my own Project which was a 6 Tracks EP where i did everything myself. Writing, production, recording, mixing and mastering. Great experience!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to alot of dark / emotional HipHop (Lil Peep, Juice WRLD, $uicideBoy$) aswell as lots of early 2000s Metalcore such as As I Lay Dying, Bring me the Horizon etc. I'm very impressed by the works of John Browne from Monuments
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with Hiphop / Trap Music. Usually including some Rapping aswell as Signing. Most Instrumentals come prearranged and mixed, but i can provide for this too if handed the needed stems. I also work with Metal Bands.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I do not really try to put a stamp on my mixes acoustically, i try to adjust my work towards the project.