In 1999 I started singing music in Berlin rock bands when I was a teenager. 2007-2010 I studied at the German Pop Academy (Berlin) and produced many different kinds of music from 2011. I got more intensive experiences in recording, songwriting, arrangement and mixing and was allowed to work together with some very varied and interesting artists.
Since the summer of 2015 I have specialised in the genres I love most - Rock/Pop Singer-Songwriter Styles. These genres are a perfect musical mix for me. Another reason why my service is called "Mix Rocks".
I had been thinking about having my own blog for a long time, but it wasn't until the end of 2017 that I could take the time to push this project forward. Under the name "GearFader", the blog will be launched at the beginning of 2018 With the restructuring of the MixRocks website, the audio blog has become part of MixRocks.com
This blog describes my own experiences in audio production and serves as a place for reviews and presentations of products from the music industry that arouse my own interest. Since I am passionate about reading, listening to and seeing experiences, reviews and tests on the Internet, I would like to contribute a small part to expanding this offer myself. As far as my time allows, new introductions, discoveries and product deals are also listed here.
Joker Drum Tracks - JDT - was not a business idea at the beginning.
Some years ago I worked with a client on one of his songs. He had his guide guitar and vocal tracks ready and I did the arrangement with other instruments and as well the drums which I first programmed with a virtual drum plugin that I know for some years. But the client did not liked the virtual drums at all. The style and programmed parts were good for him but all in all it dosen’t felt „right“ for him. By working with many musicians that is not a unnormal feeling about virtual drumming.
So I hired a session drummer for a drum tracking session in a recording studio. At the recording day the client was not able to come to the studio by a personal situation so the drummer and I had to do the tracking on our own. Through the virtual drums I knew what the client was looking for his song but at the recording stage I was not really sure anymore if he would like the first take. I asked the drummer if he has another idea and so we recorded for every song part up to 3 different versions.
Later in the producing process I choose together with the client the best versions for his song, changed here and there some hits and fills and at the end of the day he was very happy with his drum track. For me it was a great working experience to have some option but also be limited in some ways that you have to decided what works best for you and go on in the process.
Some month later I needed some drum tracks for my own songs and startet to build up a little collection.
At this time the idea for a web store with some tracks comes into my mind and a few years later I had enough tracks of different styles together to set it up.