To catch the feeling of a song and give it a unique character, is as important as technical skills and experience. I want my work being surprising to you but nevertheless will conform to all of your wishes.
Like many audio engineers, I was a musician before. After completing my Diploma in Audio Engineering in Hamburg, Germany, I did Mastering for various Rap Artists. I also have done Mixing or Mastering for Reggae Artists like Tóke and Ras Muhamad. As a contrast, I am enjoying Mixing and Mastering Rock Music too.
Today's possibilities are endless and emulations of analog Hardware finally reached the level we can confidently use them. CPU consumption of high-quality plugins can be high and I build up a server-based local network to increase my possibilities and be free of compromises. Nevertheless, I am still using analog equipment.
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Reviews (5)Endorse Florian Boden
Working with Florian was a blessing. We worked together on a big project (Mixtape) with multiple tasks like mixing, mastering, refurbishing wavs etc. and the outcome was fantastic! Florian is very responsible and dedicated, he works fast while delivering highest quality. He gave great input while respecting my own visions, which I loved. Communication was perfect - quick, clear and efficient!
When I needed an audio engineer for a songcontest I successfully participated in, musician friends of mine highly recommended Florian - which I'm grateful for.
He elevated the song to another level with the accuracy and effort he puts into his mixing and mastering. Also his pace and his open mind to discuss ideas and giving guidance to the sound I was looking for are things I appreciate.
I needed a Mixing and Mastering Engineer for a Drum and Bass Track I did some time ago, therefore I hired Florian, although he told me Drum and Bass is not his genre he feels at home with. The correspondence was great, Florian responded to my ideas perfectly and the results were great. The track contains every aspect I imagined and Florian delivered earlier as agreed.
Florian mastered my Song "Im Kopf Gefangen" and did a very well Job. He worked really quick and the Quality sounded professional. He was very interested in creating a Sound we both be satisfied with. Great work !
Florian did the Mastering for several projects of mine (e.g. Rap Jack - "So Viel"). If you are a rather small artist with a little budget, i strongly recommend to you to check out this engineer. Very good price-performance-ratio;Very reliable contact - emails are usually answered within a day; customer-oriented work - does what you say and does not make your songs sound like he personally likes it
Interview with Florian Boden
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I am not having the time to answer this question adequately. Please be lenient with me. ;)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can not answer this question in general. I can only bring something to a song, which is already in there. Surely there are many creative things, which can be done by mixing. For example a simple Delay. But the possibilities for such things are dependent on the potential of a song and its musical quality.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be aware of the time they spend on a project and therefore doing my work like it is appropriate.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To contribute to something that remains.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Magic. Usually by people who are not familiar with music production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: To send me a Rough Mix of their song, so I can hear the quality of the recordings and the music itself.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Most of my experience I got within the last 4 years due to the amount of Music Productions I was involved in. Mostly I did Mixing & Mastering.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get yourself under pressure if you need to be creative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The background that I was once a musician. That helps me with a lot of decisions I make during work because it gives me the possibility to jump into a perspective based on intuition and instinct. This correlates perfectly with my experience and expertise.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Everytime different. Usually, there is a typical workflow for a specific artist, because the material of the songs is similar. I grant you, that there are many things I do in every Mix or Master, but nevertheless, it is dangerous to fall into habits, when it comes to Mixing or Mastering by stopping to really listen to the material. Sometimes by mixing a song, I am getting very creative new ideas I then bring into that specific song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like having everything I need always visible. With patience and skills, it is incredible what sound can be created in the box. Although I use analog hardware, the development in the plugin industry by creating such great plugins lead to a challenge creating a setup, which allows a fast and efficient workflow. Therefore I have 6 Monitors. Necessary for me also for remoting some Server Computers in my setup. They come to use if the processing power of the main beast has reached its end. This can easily happen, by using today's great Reverb Effects. For example by using a separate Reverb for Adlips without a Pre-Delay. It is a blessing if you don't have to consider the system utilization.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nitin Sawhney, Charlie Winston, Tony Maserati
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.