general questions

Yes, all files will be stored on our Server + 2 additional external HDDs to guarantee a long term availability of all files. We want to be able to have access to all sessions as long as possible.

We prefer single mono or stereo files. Since we´re working with our own configured software it is easier for us to import and convert your files to our standard.

You can upload your files directly on our website by clicking “file upload” in the menu above. We use Microsoft OneDrive for file handling.

The standard terms of payment are: 50% advanced payment and 50% after approval.
All direct payments will be done via standard bank transfer.

For international clients:
All invoices outside of Germany will be sent as net invoices. The sales tax on our services are subject to the reverse charge procedure in that case.

production / audio / resolution / formats

Our studio is optimised to work on a 96kHz / 24bit basis.

To guarantee the best possible quality of your project we recommend to forward only 96kHz / 24bit WAV files for mixing and especially mastering. Hi-Res audio deliveries, for example Apple Digital Masters, require as minimum 44.1kHz / 24bit.

Since we have the possibility of working on a higher basis, we always recommend to use this format productions wise at all steps.

If you’re not sure, please check out our download page and download our guide for file deliveries.

All digitally recorded audio files from now and the past have, like a video, a sample rate. A standard CD works with 44.1kHz, that means the audio signal is reproduced with 44.100 samples / values per second of the signal. The most simple explanation for it would be: The higher the sample-rate, the more detailed will be the audio-file.

We’re working on a 96kHz basis. So, all processors work with more than double the sample rate of a standard audio CD. This will guarantee an absolutely lossless audio recording and mix with a clearer and crisper sound, without any kind of unwanted distortion.

Generally, the difference in quality is there, but:
Since we do upsampling, if we’re receiving a standard 44.1kHz recording, all effects, harmonics of the analogue circuits, etc. will be processed on a 96kHz basis. This can not change the quality of the base-recording, but everything which will be “added” to the signal happens on that high-resolution basis.

Yes, if you really want that, then it is possible. We’re asking all clients for reference tracks.
Normally, all reference tracks will be used as a kind of map for our project. In our opinion it is always better to create a unique sound which fits to the band / artist / project, so please think about that.
But in general:
The better the recording, the better will be the result. The digital world is able to do a lot of works after the actual recording. But also, a computer is not able to let a 100 € self recorded album sound like a 10.000 € fully produced studio-project. So, please be aware of that.