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what we do

artistic direction & production design

  • planning your musical projects
  • band coaching and producing
  • programming and sounddesign

recording & mixing

  • high-end remote recording
  • post-production and audio-engineering
  • fx-programming and processing
  • musical dynamic processing

design & marketing

  • concepts and consulting
  • artwork and graphic design
  • digital distribution

music 

news

Ana Cop & Thilo Seevers

Ana Čop & Thilo Seevers

Slovenian vocalist Ana Čop and german pianist Thilo Seevers, two of the most talented young jazz artists of the last years, recorded their debut-CD with me during November. The program contains an exciting blend of original music, improvisation, and up-to-date-renderings of selected songs.

There will be jazz, pop, folk, poetry...

There will be music!

comprovisition

Daniel Holzleitner's Comprovisition Project

Mixing the music of these fine gentlemen: Daniel Holzleitner, Tobias Pustelnik, Piotr Lipowicz, Urs Hager, Ivar Roban, Matheus Jardim.

It's Jazz, Free Improvisation, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Contemporary Classical...

And it's really good!

Heinrich von Kalnein Sax Quartet

Heinrich von Kalnein's Saxophone Quartet

Recording with Heinrich von Kalnein's Saxophone Quartet.

I wrote a larger composition for synthesizer and saxophone quartet:

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This was nicely captured by Uli Katzenberger at the KUG-Studio, along with some other great tunes, and will be edited and mixed this fall.

funARTmusic The Royal Garden Sessions

funARTmusic
'The Royal Garden Sessions'

Years ago we recorded some fine improvisations down at the historic Royal Garden Jazz Club in Graz, one of the first Jazz-venues to open in Austria.

We were happy to extend our stay for this nice production with Peter Kunsek, Uli Rennert, Jan Roder and Uli Soyka.

Available for download/streaming only!

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tools

the approach

Listening to a record should give you the impression, as if you would be part of the performance, right? A very basic idea--not too easy to achieve.

The history of recording technology and sound design points out many different solutions to accomplish the 'perfect recording'--most of them, I have to admit, are within the area of recordings of classical music, and some of those many years back.

Jazz and improvised music is a special case. Being mainly played in smaller clubs during the time, when jazz became broadly popular, producers chose recording techniques, that differed from the more realistic approach, engineers had used for classical music, to create a more intimate soundscape. During the sixties and seventies pop producers where experimenting with stereo, overdubs, sound-fx, and the like---and studios familiar with the new discoveries became the main references also for the jazz scene. The reasons may have been a certain interest in new ways of recording music, but also availability, convenience, and---expenses.

Nowadays jazz productions seem to have been stuck to certain habits: rent a (not too expensive) studio, let the engineer do his off-the-rack work, play your stuff within a limited time, save on editing, mix on a budget, and you’re done. The result is very often a record, that just doesn’t sound good--neither sonically, nor musically.

In my opinion, a band has to be recorded in a natural way, that is: good players, good room, only a few microphones in the right position, and knowledge about the musical content. A good jazz record features: dynamics, depth, punch, impact.

On the other hand, this philosophy seems to be a bit anachronistic: We hire the best musicians we can find/pay, set up expensive recording gear in a pricey studio, spend days for editing, mixing, and mastering, recruit photographers and graphic artists, pay for the best record plant to deliver the finest production we can, and – they listen to that on their mp3-players with cheesy earplugs inside a noisy streetcar.

Regardless of pros and cons, jazz musicians just want to play, right?

tools

recording & remote recording

microphones by Schoeps, Microtech Gefell, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Neumann (see detailed list)

  • 16 channels Metric Halo ULN-8
  • 8 channels Metric Halo LIO-8
  • 2 channels Metric Halo ULN-2
  • 4 channels D.A.V. electronics Broadhurst Gardens mic-pres
  • 2 channels Summit Audio TD-100 Tube Instrument Preamps/DI-Box
  • 1 channel Countryman Type 85 Active Direct Box
  • 2 channels Radial Engineering ProD2 Passive DI-Box

editing, mixing, mastering

  • Avid Pro Tools
  • plugins by brainworx, FabFilter, Lexicon, Exponential Audio Sonnox, Sound Performance Lab, URS, Waves and others
  • Metric Halo LIO-8
  • KS Digital C-88 midfield monitors
  • Avantone Active Mixcube
  • Harman Kardon Soundsticks
  • AKG K 702 reference headphones
  • SPL 2control
  • Storage on drives by Glyph and Western Digital.
  • Connections: Sommer and Lindy cables, Neutrik connectors

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Vovox-free zone!

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productions

jbbg true stories

funARTmusic

THE ROYAL GARDEN SESSIONS

Recording, Mixing

jbbg true stories

jbbg

TRUE STORIES

Production

jbbg true stories

 

MONOGLOT

Remix

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Uli Rennert

VON DEN GÖTTERN WEISS ICH NICHTS

Composition, Arranging, Producing, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering

 
jbbg true stories

Lori van Gremberghe Quartet

DEMO RECORDINGS

Editing, Mixing

jbbg true stories

DACH

RADIO LIBERTY

Editing, Mixing

jbbg true stories

Grzegorz Wlodarczyk Quintet

CONFESSIONS

Editing, Mixing, Mastering

jbbg true stories

Bernhard Ludescher & Loktor

LOKTOR OF HEAVEN

Recording, Editing, Mixing

 
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Mathias Ruppnig

THE SPINNING

Producing, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering

jbbg true stories

Mathias Ruppnig

SQUARE

Producing, Recording, Editing, Mixing, Mastering

jbbg true stories

Hier spricht Paul

GRAVITY FIELD

Artistic Advisor

jbbg true stories

Tony Crash

3000

Artistic Advisor

 
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Uli Rennert

PROJECT S

Composition, Arranging, Producing, Editing, Mixing, Mastering

jbbg true stories

Uli Rennert

PROJECT T

Composition, Arranging, Producing, Editing; Mixing & Mastering by Frank Schwinn

jbbg true stories

Uli Rennert

PROJECT M

Composition, Producing; Mixing & Mastering by Daniel Hoyka

jbbg true stories

Uli Rennert TimeSquare

HOMEPAGE

Composition, Arranging, Producing

 
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Vienna Art Orchestra

ART & FUN 25

Producing

jbbg true stories

x-Tra

ELECTRIC POEMS

Composition, Arranging, Producing

jbbg true stories

Heinrich von Kalnein

NEW DIRECTIONS

Producing, Sound Design

jbbg true stories

Duo Due

FOCUS IT

Sound Design

 
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