René Ricklefs

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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Hi, I am René. The recording, mixing, and mastering-engineer from Soundmare-Studio.
We from Soundmare will accompany you on your way to musical success as your trusted online recording studio.

And because we believe that music is best created as a team, we offer a satisfaction guarantee. teams need to fit together. they need to share the vision.

If you're not happy with our work, and you decide that no review will fix that, you'll get your money back. PROMISE!

Our favorit genres to work with, are:
rock, grunge, post-grunge, metal, pop-rock, pop, alternative, and much more.

to get to know you, your song, and your musical-vision, I like to talk to you and your bandmembres.

So give it a try! listen to our before and after mixes, and if you like what you hear, contact us with the button above.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with René Ricklefs

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: I Appreciate All Musicians And Musical Craftsmen Who Work For The Music. To Whom The Feeling And The Art Are Important. To Name Just A Few: Foo Fighters, Cameron Webb, Butch Vig, Alan Parson, Dave Grohl, etc.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: Most Commonly, I Help Bands Their Recordings; Then We Share Our Thoughts On The Recording, And I'll Dive Into The Vision Of The Song Before I'll Start Mixing.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: My First Question is: Why Do You Think I Will Understand Your Song And Your Music? Every Song in My Mix-Portfolio Is A Song Which I "Fell".

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Talk To The People You Are Going To Work With. Make Shure You Are On The Same Page. It Better To Invest More Time In Finding The Right One And Stick To Him. Your Sound Will Stay The Same And Your Musical Identity Will Be Recognizable.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I Am A Noob, and I Will Always Be A Noob. But I Get Along Pretty Good ;) For I Can Remember, I Always Tried To learn More About Music. I Still Study Audio-Engineering And I Always Will. That's The Great Thing About Music. You Never Stop Learning. But To Answer Your Question, I Play Drums Since I Was 16, And I Started Recording Songs in 2012/2013

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: IT ALL COMES DOWN TO A GREAT SOURCE! - That Is Not Only True For Music. Every Photo, Film, Lyrics, Or Even Products - If The Source is "True" And Has Great Quality It Will Always Beat "Mass-Products" Or Overly Edited And Filtered Art. Get The Best Source Available And You Will Get The Best Result Possible.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I Usually Like To Work On Rock, Grunge, Alternative, Metal, Country, Or Pop-Songs. But As Long As There Are Emotions And A Meaning In The Song Behind Which I Can Stand I'd Love to Work And Support Artists And Bands On Their Way To Musical Success.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My Strongest Skill Is My Musical Empathy, And Transparent Communication. I Believe A Good Recording, Mixing, And Mastering Engineer Is Another Bandmembre, And Bandmembres Tell Eachother What They Like And What Needs To Change.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: I'll Bring Transparency, Clearness, And Most Important I Magnify The Desired Emotion Of The Song.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: At First, I'll Get To Know The Musicians Behind The Song. What's The Song About And What Emotions Should The Song Transport. Then I'll Get To Work. I Will Mix and "Pre-Master" Your Song. After You Confirm The "Preview-Mix" I Will Master The Song And Send It To The Band/Artist. Usually, We Have 2 to 3 Reviews Until The Song Is Perfectly Mixed And Mastered And The Artist/Band is Happy.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: We Built A Small Studio In Our Band-Rehearsal Room. We Built Our Own Acoustic Absorbers, Basstraps, And Optimized The SetUp With SonarWorks. We Use An Allen&Heath QU-16 Mixer, A MacBook Pro, And The Best Possible Plugins We Need To Get Your Song Sound The Way You Want.

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions - until you're happy
Turnaround time is between 3-4 days

GenresSounds Like
  • Foo Fighters
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Black Stone Cherry
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