Listen to the music, not the room. Work faster, more relaxed, with better results.
Hire me for studio design. Also do consulting, training and schooling in room acoustics and sound system optimization.
Sound professional with 19 years experience in audio, profound background and an excellent network. Contact me for objective assessment.
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Interview with Ingo Weismantel
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Im proud of being a member of audio engineering society AES and the ‚Verband Deutscher Tonmeister‘. In VDT im referee for training and further education.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Designed a nice room with in-wall main speakers. Finetuning will be on weekend.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Best of both worlds
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Im objective, realistic and stand my word
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to outstanding audio setups
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can i fix the bad roomacoustics with electronical devices? No, not really.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Selling pre-manufactured panels.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I listen to them and there visions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Its way more easy to ask someone who did room acoustics before, than to find out by yourself. And faster. And cheaper.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Is there power connection? Measurement mic, fireface, laptop, monitor speakers and an usb stick with my favorite music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Startet education 2000 in a theater until 2002, been self employed audio guy for 7 years, worked for a music university for 4 years, then german national library for 4 years, did an education to ‚meister für Veranstaltungstechnik‘ in 2008 and BA sound and music production in 2018.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I stay curious
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jaco Pastorius
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen, like its the first time
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Live sound
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Neutral listening setup
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1. Understanding the clients vision 2. feasibility analysis and offer 3. planning 4. implementation 5. verification
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Uniform short reverberation time, reflection free zone, mostly linear frequency- and phase-response from closed 3 way active studio midfield monitors kh310. Additional sub for fun. RME fireface and micstasy. Audeze LCD2, Neumann and dt770 headphones, objective2+odac amp. Nti xl2, satlive, smaart, rew, And my beloved measurement mics
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Snarky puppy, björk, vivaldi
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Roomacoustic planning, advice, calculations, visualization.