Immediately before the turn of the millennium I started playing music as a singer in Berlin rock bands when I was a teenager. 2007-2010 I studied at the Deutsche Pop Akademie (Berlin) and produced many different kinds of music from 2011. I got more intensive experiences in recording, songwriting, arranging and mixing and was allowed to work with some very varied and interesting artists.
Since the summer of 2015 I have specialized in mixing the genres I love the most - Rock/Pop Singer-Songwriter Styles. These genres are a perfect musical mix for me. Also a reason why my service is called "Mix Rocks".
The idea of my own blog had been on my mind for a long time, but it wasn't until the end of 2017 that I was able to take the time to push this project forward. Under the name "GearFader" the blog starts at the beginning of 2018. With the restructuring of the MixRocks-website the audio-blog became part of MixRocks.com.
This blog describes my own experiences from the audio production area and serves as a place for reviews and ideas of products from the music industry, which arouse my own interest. Since I myself am passionate about experiences, reviews and tests on the Internet, I would like to contribute a small part to expand this offer. Also, as far as my time allows, new introductions, discoveries and product deals are listed here.
If you (like me) are also interested in audio equipment, you can find my current hardware & software here that I use for mixing. I find analog equipment impressive for its "sound", but still don't want to miss the digital advantages in editing and mixing. Therefore I work with a "hybrid system" in order to take advantage of the advantages and possibilities of the analog as well as the digital area. With this system and workflow I can create the desired sound for each song.
Warm Audio WA76 Compressor
Elysia xpressor 500 Compressor
IGS Stereo Bus 500 Compressor
IGS LA One 500 Tube Compressor
Lindell X7-500 Compressor (2x)
ART Pro VLA II Tube Compressor
Apple Mac Pro 2013 6-Core
DAW: Avid Pro Tools
Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
Apple iPad with ProTools Control
AVID Artist Mix Controller (2x)
Neumann KH120a Activ-Monitor
Yamaha HS80m Activ-Monitor
AKG K 271 Pro Studio Headphones
Hiwatt HiGain 50 Tube Amp
Universal Audio "The OX Box"
UAD, Waves, McDSP, Massey, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, iZotope, Celemony, Native Instruments, DrumATom, Soundradiax, Brainworx