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.
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Interview with Maik Styrnol | Audio Engineer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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".
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Two Documentaries (Der geflohene Boxer, Für ein Lächeln (Red Noses International)) and some music production with two indie bands.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Analog for some instruments and genres. Digital for big film projects because bouncing for 140 minutes is not much fun... ;-)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drums, Bass, Guitar, TLM 103 and a Loop Station...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you're in a low, start a collaboration! And coffee...
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. Not only to music, but also to the vision of the other people involved.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.