Ralf Kleemann

Mobile Recording Studio


Tools of the Trade

Next to a fine assortment of recording tools, you will benefit from a pair of classically trained ears, as well as 20 years of experience in sound engineering, digital editing, and live mixing. That way, all technology can fade into the background—just relax and create wonderful music!

Recording & Editing

Based on two audio interfaces by Metric Halo. Metric Halo's Mobile I/O FireWire Interfaces are renowned for their excellent resolution and sonic clarity.

The audio interfaces feature 2/8 analog and 18 digital channels, up to 192 kHz [2] sample rate, and plenty of DSP muscle for complex mixdowns and sound improvements. Often described as "too good to be true"...

For editing and mixing, we use Logic Pro X and some other software tools (see below). All standard stereo and surround formats can be created and edited.

Mastering is done in-house or externally through a studio partnership.

 

Microphones by DPA, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, Shure.

Preamplifiers in transistor and vacuum tube designs.


Specialised microphones and other equipment are rented on request.

Live & PA

  • Soundcraft portable mixing console & effects unit, 12 channels
  • dbx 266 XL - Compressor/limiter (mod.)
  • tc electronic M-One XL - Reverb & effects unit with customised programs
  • dbx 231 Equalizer – 31 Band EQ
  • JBL Control 1G - Powered monitors (mod.)
  • Custom-made DI boxes


Other PA equipment is rented on demand.

Software Helpers

Software-Instruments & Plug-Ins

Software-Instrumente: Imperfect Samples 'Baby Grand' as well as a well-sorted sample & loop library.

Plug-Ins: Space Designer convolution reverb with customised room responses, Metric Halo ChannelStrip, and more.

Miscellaneous

  • Neumann CF3i Studio Signal ("Are you recording this...?" ;-)
  • Digital 2-track field recorder (24/96)
  • Power packs for independent field recordings and ultra-clean power supply
  • >200 meters of high quality, double-shielded MTI audio cables

  • Bezzera BZ02 espresso machine
  • Assortment of fine teas, coffees and fresh pastry

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