David Maria Trapp

Mixer | Part-Time-Producer

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Hello friend. My name is David Maria Trapp and I love mixing music. Most of the time you can find me in my mixing suite based at the Energiekreis Zuckerhut Studios near Cologne. I’ve been working with artists such as Giant Rooks, Alice Merton, RAZZ, Neufundland, Emma6, OK Kid, cat ballou and some more.

While my main focus is the mixing of records (surprise!), I at times act as a music producer with a deep love for every part of the music making process.

I always try to rely on my intuition and to pursue an open-minded approach to the songs I am working on. My first step is to listen to some of the artist’s and producer’s favourite music to get in the vibe.

Starting from the artist's musical background and the producer’s vision, I incorporate the inspiring feel and unique character of creative analogue processors with the swift and precise workflow of digital tools to enhance and finalize the production.

My professional experience reaches back to 2006, working as a sound engineer in both live and studio contexts since then.

Playing the bass in progressive rock band Lake Cisco (since 2009), synthesizers in Neue Deutsche Kelle band Kochkraft durch KMA (2014 – 2017) and having participated in a lot of different music projects, my style roots in experimental and ambitious live setups.

By studying „Ton und Bild“ at the Institut Fuer Musik Und Medien in Duesseldorf, I was able to deepen my musical and technical knowledge and progressed into a confident and flexible decision maker.

Professional studio monitors & high-end DA-Conversion allow for an in-depth analysis of the audio material, complemented by the controlled listening environment of my mixing suite.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

GenresSounds Like
  • Giant Rooks
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Razz
Gear Highlights
  • ATC SCM50 Mains
  • Trinnov ST2-Pro
  • 2xChandler Germanium Compressor
  • Retro Revolver Vari-Mu
  • Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet
  • Overstayer M-A-S
  • 2x Distressor EL7X
  • Smart Research C2
  • Dangerous Music AD+
  • 2x Benchmark DAC1
  • Universal Audio Apollos
More Photos
  • Giant Rooks @ Late Night BerlinMar 21, 2020

    I did the broadcast-mix for Giant Rooks performing their single "Watershed" on german tv-show "Late Night Berlin". 

    You can watch it here: Giant Rooks - Watershed (live at Late Night Berlin)