My way of mastering

When editing a song, it is of primary importance for me to preserve and even enhance the original vibe, sound or timbre of the track. For me, each and every song has its own individual characteristics which I want to emphasize. Instead of using presets that might be applied to many songs, I try to give each song an individual taste. My sound derives from the analogue sound of the 80s, be it the spherical music of Kraftwerk, the hammering beats of Run DMC, or the rough sound of Public Enemy. Nowadays, due to the digital way of sound production and editing, many songs have a very transparent sound but they often lack the warmth and roughness of analogue productions. Even though many digital music programs promise perfect emulations of analogue equipment, they nevertheless cannot compete with the sound of the analogue world. That's why I use analogue equipment in addition to digital editing. Thus, I try to combine the advantages of both worlds. Just a few words about compression: Concerning the sound of many mainstream productions, there are two things that annoy me. First of all, the high frequency band often sounds unnatural. Furthermore, the sound compression of most tracks is over-the-top. Nowadays it is possible to let a song sound much louder than, say, 20 years ago. For me, however, it’s not the loudest track that wins, but the one with the best sound. Everyone has a volume control button on their amplifier, so it's easy to get a good audio level without losing sound dynamics. If you want to know more about this topic, please refer to loudness war (