Maik Styrnol | Audio Engineer

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Maik Styrnol | Audio Engineer on SoundBetter

I am a Composer, Audio Engineer and Producer. I write film music and mix many genres from Jazz, Rock, Pop, HipHop to Classical Music.

I started with music when I was very young. First Piano, then Classical Guitar. I started studying Jazz Guitar and after that Composition for Film & Theatre. By now I also have a degree as an Audio Engineer, and own a Mixing/Mastering Studio.
Since I write a lot of music for TV, movies and commercials, I have a lot of experience in a lot of different genres. I played in a few bands and have the possibility to use high end equipment to record my concert grand, guitars and a drum set.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with Maik Styrnol | Audio Engineer

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Winter in Lviv, a Short-Documentary about the fate of four women in a country (Ukraine) that is currently in an armed conflict and an economic crisis. This film is part of a cross-media fundrasing campaign in cooperation with the "Red Cross Baden".

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Two Documentaries (Der geflohene Boxer, Für ein Lächeln (Red Noses International)) and some music production with two indie bands.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Analog for some instruments and genres. Digital for big film projects because bouncing for 140 minutes is not much fun... ;-)

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Drums, Bass, Guitar, TLM 103 and a Loop Station...

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: If you're in a low, start a collaboration! And coffee...

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues...

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Listening. Not only to music, but also to the vision of the other people involved.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have a small (48m2) project studio for my own compositions. In there I have a concert grand, some guitars, a lot of microphones and my mixing desk. I mix with Genelec Speakers because I work a lot with broadcasting and in Germany they are basically the standard in most radio and TV stations. I can mix in 5.1 Surround, sometimes I do Sounddesign, Dialog Mixing and Foley for Audio Dramas and Indie Films. My Setup: iMac, Focusrite 8PreX, Pro Tools, a lot of plugins and virtual instruments), Warm Audio EQP-WA, WA76, DBX...... and more. ;-) My Mics: Sennheiser, Oktava, Neumann, Røde, Avantone...

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Composition for Documentaries and Mixing Folk/Jazz/Blues. Weird combination, I know... But I studied Jazz Guitar and "Composition for Film" and on top of that I'm an Audio Engineer. So it somehow makes sense to be part of both worlds.

Terms Of Service

up to 2 revisions, time for mixing ca. 4 hours per song, composition, sound design and other services depend on the deadline and the work I have to put in.

GenresSounds Like
  • Jack Johnson
  • Katie Melua
  • Danny Elfman
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite
  • SPL
  • Pro Tools
  • Genelec
  • Sennheiser
  • Grotrian Steinweg
  • Gibson
  • Neumann
  • Yamaha
  • many mixing plugins
  • lots of samples (about 2 TB)
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