STUDIO

 

M I C R O P H O N E S

neumann u87 ai
sony c-100

P R E A M P S

rupert neve designs 511
analogue addicts u.k. mvp sc
neumann v476b

E Q U A L I Z E R S

lipinski l-619
great river harrison 32eq

neumann w491a

D Y N A M I C S

xqp 531a
neumann u473a

I N T E R F A C E

spl crimson

C A B L E S

sommer, mogami, klotz

M O N I T O R I N G

yamaha hs7
beyerdynamic dt 770 pro
beyerdynamic dt 880 pro

 

D A W

cubase 9 pro
wavelab 9.5 pro

… variable excellent

VARIABLE EXCELLENT

 

The various devices in my studio can make the difference for your project.

Different microphones for example provide for different timbres. Then each microphone preamplifier delivers his own „interpretation“ of that. Depending on type and topology.

Choosing the right signal chain and the right processing for the project, adds the special something to a great voice over. The more control you have over all those subtle aspects, the better and more effective you can apply them.

Certain sonic decisions are best made in the analog realm, before the signal is converted to digital for further use in the DAW. This is my approach for highest possible euphony and outstanding fidelity.
But it is crucial that the equipment in use – each single device – is pro audio world-class and is arranged with care.
Should there be demand for divergent actions later on, there’ll be a signal with full integrity and substance.
That’s why analogue.

You see, it’s not cheap marketing buzz when I offer you two top shelf signal chains to choose from. I’ll record each to one track simultaneously and provide you with a short demo of both so that you or we can choose, which one is giving your project the „midas touch“.
Dig that!

… space and time

SPACE AND TIME

 

A surrounding that makes sure you find a controlled and consistent surrounding is absolutely key for the work of a professional voice talent. That is what I find in my vocal booth, a  Studiobricks OnePlus. Optimized acoustics and silence.

Besides that you need a setting that gives you the opportunity to work long hours conecentrated and relaxed.
This „fell good factor“ is everything but a negligibility. It’s a vital part of a creative and delicate craft as voice over work. That is also part of my professionalism.

… digital control

DIGITAL CONTROL

The SPL Crimson is where the analogue world  of microphones and speakers meets the digital domain where I use the professional DAWs (D_igital A_udio W_orkstation) Cubase and Wavelab. With those I have all the tools at hand that could be useful to enhance and process voice over recordings.

Most of the time I only need few of them, mainly the classical editing tools of course.

Probably you as a prospect client are glad to hear that I apply dynamic alterations – as compression for example – only „in the box“. That’s because those are not really reversible, when already done while tracking.

Getting the best of both worlds.