Radio-ready pop mixes with warm analogue touch and productions tailored to your sound! Credits include Grammy-winning and other award-winning artists. I can get the best out of your performances!
If desired, I can also mix your songs using outboard gear or do re-amping. For lofi aesthetics I also do offer to print mixes on cassette.
Colin is a Swiss music producer who's based in London and Basel (Switzerland)
He started off in his hometown in Basel with his Indie band 'Quintessenz', with which he toured Europe. Throughout the last few years he found his focus and strengths in music production, mixing and mastering.
The musical journey ever since led the multi-instrumentalist (drums, guitar, piano and bass) to become a freelancing music producer and mixing & recording engineer.
Having learnt loads from the legendary record producer Phill Brown, (Talk Talk, Bombay Bicycle Club, David Bowie amongst others) he ensures capturing intimate and honest performances.
An internship in Miloco's Ornico studios introduced Colin to the world of popular music. Through this he became capable of producing and mixing records to an industry standard.
After having finished his studies at BIMM London with a First Degree bachelor in Music Production, Colin's set up his own recording studio in east London recently. (Red Cable Studio)
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
6 ReviewsEndorse Colin Lanz
It was a pleasure to work with Colin. He's a very good producer with a high standard of work. His work has taken my music to another level and I can only recommend working with him!
Great guy, very talented producer and easy to work with. He’s very skilled at guitar and his contributions really elevated my work. Would work again!
Colin was great! Really happy with the final output, and he was very accommodating helping finesse it and make a few changes to get the sound I wanted
Such a pleasure working with Colin! He listened to all of my ideas and put his own unique spin to the mix. You can clearly tell he knows what he's doing, can't wait to work with him on future projects!
You can expect a professional and rapid service from Colin, who is a reliable and chill engineer to work with. Making use of a myriad of high-end pieces of gear he can grant your track an outstanding quality.
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Super lovely guy to work with. Very quick and crystal-clear responses/requests. Always a pleasure to collaborate, 11/10 recommend for sure!
Interview with Colin Lanz
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been working on Zed, The Dreamer's debut EP. It's not out yet, but it's a beautiful blend of organic and experimental elements. Really tasty music coming!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm very excited for a few projects I have been working on. I can't name them yet, but there are some very promising artists that will release soon. Also, my own project 'IRJA' is set to release very soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A good blend of both! Analog warmth is unbeatable but certain songs or elements might not need that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making out of an idea or a demo an actual radio ready song. That's pure joy!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Prophet 6 synthesizer, a Juno 106, a Sennheiser 441, a Neve 1073 micpre and a UAD Apollo Twin.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm an atmospheric but still punch loving producer/mixer. Still, I always mix songs to suit a broad audience, whilst still being true to the song. The most important bits about songs are always authenticity and the honesty within them. They should never suffer from a production around them.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Collaborate! It's fun and you'll always have a better result.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm usually in the indie realm. That varies though from pop, folky, electronic or alternative rock that gets paired with indie music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: See strengths and potential in songs and make them shine.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Professionalism and life, whilst still maintaining your sonic identity.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a brilliant studio with great sound proofing. There's a bunch of great analog outboard gear and beautiful Adam speakers to work with. You're surrounded by 6 analog synths as well. There's also a live room with some great tube amps, a drum kit and several guitars.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love BANKS and her productions, I find them very inspiring. It's a brilliant reference whenever you want to think out of the box. Also, Alabama Shakes' band sound is just beautifully analog. Max Martin's work with The Weeknd is brilliant. It made me regain my love for 80s sounds.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most often I produce songs and mix.