About me

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.

 

MixRocks

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".

 

Blog (German language)

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.

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Mix Rack

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.

Outboard

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

Mix System

Apple Mac Pro 2013 6-Core
DAW: Avid Pro Tools
Universal Audio Apollo QUAD
Apple iPad with ProTools Control
AVID Artist Mix Controller (2x)

Monitoring/Amps

Neumann KH120a Activ-Monitor
Yamaha HS80m Activ-Monitor
AKG K 271 Pro Studio Headphones

Hiwatt HiGain 50 Tube Amp
Universal Audio "The OX Box"

PlugIns by…

UAD, Waves, McDSP, Massey, Slate Digital, Soundtoys, iZotope, Celemony, Native Instruments, DrumATom, Soundradiax, Brainworx