Award winning mixing/mastering engineer and music producer who started out as a classical trained musician using this craft to bring musicality to his productions and mixes. His work ranges from big chart hits in pop, singer/songwriter and Hip Hop to crossover productions with classic orchestras and jazz ensembles.
René is a Hamburg based producer and mixer. After studying philosophy and music he started to work as a recording producer, mixing engineer and composer in his own studio in the south of Hamburg. His work can be heard on several records, advertisements, films and musicals all over the world.
He has worked on multiple gold and platinum winning albums and his work can be heard in several commericals, films (shortlisted for the ‘Cannes Court Métrage’) and musicals. René has collaborated on many international productions in which the revolutionary KeyComp virtual orchestra system has been implemented. It has brought René all around the world for large musical productions such as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Sister Act”, “The Little Mermaid” and “The Lion King”.
His list of clients includes among others Disney, ARD, Apple, Stage Entertainment, Unilever, Sony Music, Universal, BMG. He has worked with Martin Grubinger, Helene Fischer, NDR Bigband, Michael Bolton, Hamburger Sinfoniker, Augsburger Philharmoniker, Minsk Symphony Orchestra, Matthias Höfs, German Brass, Jean-Jacques Kravetz, Carl Carlton, Steffi Stephan, Roberto Blanco, Ben Becker, Daniela Ziegler, Pia Douwes, Esther Ofarim…
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- Helene Fischer
- Minsk Symphony Orchestra
- The Lion King Musical
- Sister Act
- Beauty and the Beast - Stage Production
- The Little Mermaid
- Augsburger Philharmoniker
- Trilok Gurtu
- NDR Bigband
- Matthias Höfs
- Michael Bolton
- Roberto Blanco
- Hamburger Sinfoniker
- Martin Grubinger
- Warner Chappell
- Universal Records
- Roger Cicero
- Eurovision Song Contest
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Interview with KILTA Mastering
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both since each realm offers sonic possibilities
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Music Production, Mixing and Mastering using cutting edge technology to deliver pristine sounding audio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Knif Audio
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After studying music and philosophy I started working as a recording engineer for german pop artists. During that time I also started to write songs and arrangements and got into producing some independent bands. I started working with bigger companies like Disney, Universal and Warner and soon it made sense to build a professional studio with decent acoustical design to deliver highest quality masters. For some years now I have been producing as well as mixing and mastering in my own studio a lot of clients from all over the world.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Michael Jackson as his music is full of musicality and shows a lot of creativity.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Sidechaining the reverb on vocals with the vocal signal allows you to dial in a lot of reverb without clouding the vocals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Classical, HipHop, Jazz
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am a very analytical listener and have a strong musical background which gives me the ability to work on many different styles of music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My musical experience as musician and composer enables me to do much more than just the technical side of a production process
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a custom build Mix/Mastering room with a very flat room response and incredible sounding Dutch&Dutch loudspeakers. As outboard gear I have GML 8900 Compressor, GML 8200 EQ, Neve 1073, Neve 8816, VariMu, Bricasti M1, Lexicon PCM 96, Merging Horus/Hapi, Pultec EQP-1S3, Chandler Limited Curvebender
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tennyson, C2C, Greg Curstin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, Mixing and Mastering