Hi, this is Klas from Blackhead Studios in Berlin. We work mostly in electronic music and offer mixing and mastering from stems or stereo files. Drop us a line and we can surely help you out.
As an innovative Recording Studio in Berlin, BlackHead Studios offers professional audio production, mixing and mastering services to artists, publishers and record labels.
Located in the Mitte district in Berlin, our studio premises are IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik) certified and provides perfect acoustic surrounding with hi-end Genelec and Amphion monitoring for your audio production needs.
Some past clients includes Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Fatboy Slim, Kompakt Records, Anja Schneider, Michael Mayer, Jonas Saalbach, All Day I Dream and Mobilee Records among others.
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8 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Blackhead Studios
Quick high quality mastering. Thanks again Klas!
I am a repeat customer. Klas has mastered a few of my tracks now and I couldn't be happier with the quality of his work. Highly recommend working with this team on your projects.
Speed unlike any other mixing/mastering house. Blackhead breathed new life into my track, making every element shine and getting it truly club ready.
Return customer. Prompt service and high class mastering.
Simply amazing. Very talented, professional, thorough, and speedy. What a blast to be working with people like him! Highly recommended.
Excellent work and great communication.
Highly quality and extremely prompt service. Mastering was superb!
For me this is the best studio you can work with. The people are very skilled and experienced, friendly and always open to give the you the right advise for your productions. Whether for vinyl or digital, their mastering service is always on top.
Interview with Blackhead Studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, because both have their advantages.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like to work with like-minded artists and exchange musical visions.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started with djing and producing in the early 90s, then started a label in the mid 90s (Moodmusic) and eventually started Blackhead Studios in 2005. Since 2012 I have been concentrating on mixing and mastering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Tight mixing and mastering with a focus on both club sound systems, as well as home listeners.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All artists actually.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If your room is not well treated or you work with smaller 2-way monitoring get yourself an analyser. It's the best investment you can, and does not cost a fortune.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All kinds of electronic music mostly, although I love to work on acoustic music as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think I can fairly well ready my clients needs, converting their music to the next level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always try to find our what the musician / producer is looking for in the song, trying to emphasise their vision and at the same time get a more full bodied sound with enough depth and 3D for sounding good on any system.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First thing to do is consult the client of the right needs for the project. After initially listening and analysing the material, we discuss the process and budget and then it's pretty straightforward. Stems or premasters are delivered and I get to work.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a fully treated room built in the early 90s for German National Radio with full range Genelec monitoring and a analog mixing and mastering setup with gear from Maselec, Bettermaker, Handcrafted Labs, TK-Audio and some vintage gear from Telefunken and BFE.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspired by lots of musicians and producers, mixers and mastering engineers. When I hear a well produced record which hits me as well musically, I try to find out who is behind it. This process is great for discovering like-minded professionals and inspiring musicians.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing and mastering of Electronic Music in all forms