ANALOG MIXING
...separates the men from the boys!


Vintage 1972 Helios console, analog 2" tape and German Engineer Clemens Schleiwies can now fatten up your tracks and give it that big, sumptuous, warm major label sound that you've been missing. And do it for peanuts. (Well, OK, walnuts).

No more having to defend thin, flat ordinary mixes with lame "..it´s not mastered yet"-excuses. Analog mastering is included - and it is LOUD! Yet still clear, punchy, wide, warm, crisp, harmonically rich and detailed like a billion pixel photo.


THE SECRET BEHIND THE SOUND
...the rare vintage Helios console


DAVID BOWIE SIGNATURE

In the 60's and the 70's, the sound produced by Helios Mixing Consoles revolutionized music. No one had ever heard a rich, warm, fat sound like it before and therefore so many of the legendary artists in those days in Europe, and in America used a Helios console.

Vintage Helios Console with David Bowie signature

MIX MAGAZIN ARTICLE

Only a handful Helios consoles were ever made, and many of them have since been stripped down. The rarity, even in their heyday is why only the top artists got to use them. ´The Beatles used a Helios console. So did The Stones. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and David Bowie. And I've got the very one David Bowie used to record "Low" and "Heroes". He loved the sound so much that he signed it.

Miy Magazine article about my studio




(WHILE WE ARE SHARING SECRETS)

Focusrite sent their engineer down to my studio to get in on the magic and emulate the rich sound
of my Helios console for their digital "Liquid Channel" product range

(SHHHH - DON'T TELL ANYBODY!)

GERMAN ENGINEERING


Clemens Schleiwies - German Mixing and Mastering Engineer

I just love big, plump, voluptuous, curvy, warm ... uh - - SOUNDS. OH. That's right, we're talking sound here, aren't we?
Well I love that too.

Clemens Schleiwies

Credits include:

Big Boy, Red Friday, Violetta Parisini, Tuner, Markus Reuter, Isham, Ian Boddy, Aloha From Hell, Amos, One Fine Day, Betty Blitzkrieg, All Is Dual, Natural, Revolverheld, My Flea Circus, Leo Aberer, Anna David, Marc Sway, Columbus, Redundant Rocker, Karen David, Mila Misu, Weather Girls and many more...

Sony Music Mixing for BMG Mixing for Ariola Mixing for Universal Mixing for Columbia Mixing for Polystar

THE INCREDIENTS TO FAT

MODIFICATIONS


All of my vintage gear is meticulously restored recapped and modified to better than original specs. Nearly all modern commercially manufactured equipment used in my studio is modified to improve their performance. All cabling is upgraded to copperfree Sommer and Monster cables.

CONSOLE

Vintage HELIOS discrete console with 40 Olympic style EQs from 1972
32 channels with Mic Pre, 24 Monitor Inputs, 16 Output Busses,
8 Aux Busses, Total of 64 Inputs in Mixdown
RTW Broadcastmonitor
rebuild and modified by Charly Bohaimid

RECORDING

Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD
Burl B2 Bomber ADC
Sound Devices MixPre 3
Studer A800 MKIII 2" Tape Machine with 16 Track and 24 Track headstack
Telefunken M15 1/2" Stereo Master Machine

OUTBOARD

Preamps
API 312 MicPre (Vintage)
Earthworks ZDT Pre-Amps (7)
Dynamics
API 2500 Legacy Bus Compressor
API 525 Compressor
Audio Design F760 Compressor (8)
Drawmer DS 201 Gate
Foote Control System P3S Compressor (Mastering Edition)
Inward Connections The Brute Compressor
NTP 179-170
Solid State Logic FX G384
Standard Audio Level-Or (2)
EQ
Custom Discrete Elliptical EQ
Cedar Duo Auto Dehiss
Dangerous Music Bax EQ
Little Labs VOG
Moog Ladder Filter (2)

Effects

Bricasti M7
Digital Domain DD-2
Lexicon PCM 42
Lexicon Reflex (2)
Yamaha SPX 990

MONITORING

ASR Emitter 1 Clear Blue
Avantone MixCubes
Aviom A320 Personal Headphone Mixing System
Beyerdynamic DT-770 M
Lipinski L-707
Sennheiser HD 600
Sennheiser HD 25
STAX SR-007MK2
STAX SRM-727II

MICROPHONES

Binaural
Neumann KU-100
Large Diaphragm Condenser
Horch RM2J MKII
Lomo 19a9 Serial #16
Sony C37a
Small Diaphragm Condenser
DPA 4080 Lavalier
Neumann KMS 105
Roede Lavalier
Sennheiser MKH 415 T
Shure Beta 91
Sony C535p (2)
Ribbon
Beyerdynamic M160 (2)
Coles 4038 (2)
Royer R-121
Dynamic
AKG D20
AKG D224E (2)
Beyerdynamic M201 (3)
Beyerdynamic M88 NC
Beyerdynamic M67
Electro Voice RE20
Electro Voice 635A (2)
Sennheiser MD421-2 (2)
Shure SM7 (2)
Shure SM 57 (3)
Shure SM 59 (2)
Shure KSM8

INSTRUMENTS

Keys
Steinway Grand Piano Model O
Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano
Kawai VPC-1
Drums
Gretsch Round Badge 20" Kick (Gold Sparkle)
Gretsch Round Badge 13" Tom (Gold Sparkle)
Gretsch Round Badge 16" Tom (Gold Sparkle)
Gretsch Round Badge 14"x5" Snare (Gold Sparkle)
Popercussion BigBass Cajon
Native Instruments Machine Micro
Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
Guitar & Bass
ESP Viper Guitar
ESP Custom Shop Stratocaster
Fender JV Stratocaster ST 62-115 from 1983 Fender JV Telecaster TL52-95 from 1982 Fender Stratocaster "STRAT" from 1980
Fender JV P-Bass PB62-98 from 1982
Amps
Fender Princeton Reverb (from 1965 Vintage Blackface)
Fender Deluxe Reverb II (modified)
Fender Superchamp with EV Force 10 Speaker
Marshall JCM 800 (2203) Lead 100W Red Tolex (modified)
Mesa Boogie Mini Rectifier
Orange Micro Dark
Grossman Recording Cabinet with Vintage EVM 12L 8 Ohm Speaker
Pedals & Effects
Boss OC-3 Super Octave (2)
Boss PH-2 Super Phaser
Diaz Texas Tremodillo (blue)
Electro Harmonix Micro Synthesizer (Vintage)
ISP Decimator
Lastgasp Art Laboratories Yongo Superfuzz
Maxon OD808 Overdrive
Palmer Daccapo
Providence Chrono Delay
Seymour Duncon Pickup Booster
TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper
Tech 21 SansAmp RBI
Toneczar Openhaus Distortion

LET THE FUN BEGIN!


Ready to get that FAT SUMPTUOUS WARM major label sound? Alright, these are the next steps...

Online Mixing Step 1
STEP 1

Click "Book Online Mixing Now" and you'll be redirected to PayPal where you can book your mixing session. Please enter the amount of songs you want to have mixed and checkout.

Online Mixing Step 2
STEP 2

After payment is received - (Thank you) - you'll be given a private Dropbox folder where you can upload your audio files.

Online Mixing Step 3
STEP 3

I'll take your files from the secure Dropbox and then mix them with enchanted ingredients like the Helios console, Studer A800 2" analog tape and other vintage and boutique outboard gear.

Online Mixing Step 4
STEP 4

I'll send you the first mix back to you via Dropbox. When you play it, be sitting down. Fat has a powerful effect on people. Listen very intently. And more than once. You have the whole day to tell me if there's anything you'd like to change. And I'll revise and tweak the mix to satisfy your request.

Online Mixing Step 5
STEP 5

I'll send back your reworked track. We repeat until you'll give your enthusiastic final OK. But remember I can only do this once or twice. More than that and it begins working against itself. It's happened before, trust me.

Online Mixing Step 6
STEP 6

I`ll send you the unmastered high resolution 24Bit/96Khz files (main-version / instrumental / half-playback) for mastering - PLUS a mastered version (Yes you heard right! You will always get a analog mastering for FREE!

NOTHING SOUNDS LIKE ANALOG TAPE

A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF
BEFORE AND AFTER


Here are a couple of sound samples switching back and fourth between after and before mixing. Before and after snippets are level matched so no trickery on your brain due to the “louder is better” illusion.





MASTERING?


As a bonus you`ll receive a analog mastered version FREE of charge which fully complies with the latest "Mastered for iTunes" (24Bit/96KHz) standard as well as the Red Book CD standard (16 Bit/44,1KHz)!

The files you receive are ready for digital release or CD manufacture. Of course, you will also receive the unmastered version of the final mixes in case you wanna use an external mastering engineer.

OK, WHAT`S THE DARK SIDE
OF ALL THIS FUN?


Analog online mixing of one song costs 527 EUR. Included is FREE analog mastering and all costs for analog tape usage. I also offer a mastering only option for 127 EUR and a analog stem bounce offer for 67 EUR for those of you who just need to borrow my analog chain for a drum bus or vocal track.

Please also read my very fair 100% money back guarantee below the price chart!

STEM BOUNCE
67 € /stereo


Antelope DA / Burl Bomber AD

Vintage Helios Console

Telefunken 1/2" Analog Tape

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ONLINE MIXING
527 € /song


Full blown analog mix

FREE Mastering

Includes analog tape usage

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ONLINE MASTERING
127 € /song


Loud &punchy

Tape compression

24Bit/96KHZ & 16Bit/44,1KHZ

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REFUND POLICY


It's painless and simple.
Bookings can be canceled for a full refund until the evening before the scheduled mixing session.
If you do not absolutely love my mix and if you're not completely satisfied with how big, warm and punchy it sounds, then I don't deserve your money.

So, listen to this refund offer:
Within 60 days, have the track mixed again by one of the following mixing engineers:
Andy Wallace, Bob Horn, Bruce Swedien, Butch Vig, Charles Dye, Chris Lord Alge, Chuck Ainlay, Dave Pensado, Dave Way, Ed Cherney, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipetti, Jack Joseph Puig, Jay Baumgardner, Jimmy Douglass, Joe Barresi, Joe Ciccarelli, Kevin Killen, Mark Shipley, Andrew Scheps, Michael Brauer, Russel Elevado, Ryan Hewitt, Steve Albini, Tony Maserati,

...and if you like their mixes better than mine, send me a copy of the mix
and I will cheerfully give you a 100% full refund of my fee!


It's just fair and down to earth!