I prefer to mix live albums, so send a multitrack recording of your latest best gig and let's make an album with more energy than any studio record can have!
With my film & audio studio "punchline studio" in South Germany I produce tour trailers for stars like URIAH HEEP, NAZARETH, WISHBONE ASH but also concert films and live albums for newcomers like OIL, VON WELT, NO AUTHORITY and DOMINIK BÜCHELE.
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Interview with Maik Styrnol | Audio Engineer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I produce a concert film festival: www.welive-festival.com
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My coffee machine and a guitar. Who needs 5 pieces of gear..?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life and more Bass ;-)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Since I work with a lot of live recordings I usually have a really good idea of how the band wants to sound and the energy they transport. So I just double down on that and take their energy to a new level.
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 with some ourboard gear. 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. 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: I mix and master the audio for concert films for "small" bands from all over Germany but also produced tour trailers for bands like URIAH HEEP, NAZARETH and WISHBONE ASH.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. Not only to music, but also to the vision of the other people involved.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: classical, jazz, rock, folk, blues...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you're in a low, start a collaboration! And coffee...
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... ;-)