15 years of experience in producing, mixing, and mastering music. I'm Marcos Steinel, a Berlin-based audio engineer, musician, and DJ with a degree in Audio Engineering from the SAE Institute Berlin. My main goal is to deliver a professional, high-end product that suits your necessities.
I work in my sound-treated studio with Neumann monitors, analog equipment, and a variety of top-of-the-line plug-ins.
My services include:
+ Full Music Production: You come to me with an idea and I deliver a complete song - THIS SERVICE INCLUDES MIXING -
+ Mixing: regardless of the number of tracks & unlimited revisions.
+ Mastering: very quick but high quality deliver.
+ Sound Design: electronic and acoustic; analog synthesizers, guitars, piano in .wav files
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11 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Marcos Steinel
It was a pleasure working with Marcos. He works in detail and delivers. Very good communication!
Another great project with Marcos! Will be back soon.
Another great experience working with Marcos. I'll be back soon!
This is my second time working with Marcos, and once again it was a fantastic experience. His production choices are always right on point. I'll definitely be back soon!!
Excellent work! Adds clarity and punch to my tracks
Marcos is an extremely talented producer, sound designer, musician, and artist. I came to him with only a topline sung over a sample and he was able to come back with a fully produced song in the very first version. He makes tasteful, subtle choices and truly understands how to sustain the energy throughout a song. I would recommend Marcos to anyone and I will absolutely be working with him again in the future. Thank you!
Marcos is a real professional, he worked on the mix a few times until the track was perfectly matching my vision. The delivery was quick and the communication easy. I recommend his services and will for sure work again with him.
Marcos has been great to work with. Very good communication and fast deliver of the project. I asked him for a piece of music for a soundtrack, and he created a beautiful song. I strongly recommend him and Im looking forward to working with him again in the future.
Marcos’s mix and master of my track is excellent. He actually made the whole track sound better after he helped me to re-record a couple drum tracks so that everything would sit perfectly in the mix. I’ve listened to it on headphones, studio monitors and club systems —it sounds great everywhere. Marcos is a very talented musician, a passionate producer and an enthusiastic teacher. I'm looking forward to sending him more music.
Marcos is really pro. I like to work with him. He did even more than I requested. I recommend him as pro. Hope to work in next projects.
Marcos mastered a song for me, I liked his work and I decided to record a new song with him.
We recorded, he helped me with certain ideas in the production of my song, I edited, mixed and finished with the mastering of La chica del wagón, that's the name of the song in which without his help, perhaps I would not have achieved the final result, which love it. Thanks Marcos, excellent your work!
Interview with Marcos Steinel
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, but, mainly analog just for the fact I love how it sounds. If I need to make a kick drum it will be 101% analog!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Pair of good monitors, the best audio interface, a huge piece of the modular synthesizer, a guitar, and cables!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, focus on creating a good-sounding working place where you can actually listen to what's going on, get a good pair of monitors (or get to know yours as the palm of your hand), and use references!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have finished tuning my studio some months ago. I'm really into acoustics so I needed to have a very good-sounding working place. The last couple of years have been working hard and investing money in professional gear. As for monitors I use the Neumann HK120, which gives me the clarity and power I'm looking for. The audio interface is an RME Fireface UC. The mixer Allen & Heath 24 receives all the signals from the instruments. My favorite DAW for excellence is Cubase 9. Regarding sound design, I have different tools to work with. The main drum machine, receiving a clock signal from the DAW, is the Elektron Analogrytm. With this amazing piece of gear, I create the drums and rhythms, completely analog. This machine sends at the same time clock signal to my modular synthesizer, which I use to make from fat sub-bass lines to glitchy high percussions, or even drum hits. Apart from this, I have a few analog drum synthesizers that sound completely fat and warm. To create melodies or pad sounds I have the polyphonic synth Blofeld from Waldorf. My guitar (my baby) is a rare Epiphone from 1976 which I amplify with a vintage Fender. In the section above you can see some part of the gear in the pictures of my studio.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most requested task is mixing their songs. They like my taste in music and my skills to make their tracks sound decent. They either need me to do the mixdown from cero or they feel stuck in some part and I finish the work. Mastering their mixed song is something as well a very common type of work I do. I'm also asked to create drumbeats or rhythms for their productions, from techno to even trap music. I often record guitars also for different kind of projects.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As I said before it is not easy to say one specific genre as there are even tracks that are hard to categorize. However, I work a lot with electronic music, I mean music made mostly with machines and not necessarily in a recording studio with a whole band. I rather handle each project from how they sound and what they need. As an artist (Shacq), though, my music is based in dark, percussive minimal/experimental house.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: They will just not be satisfied with the last product, but they will also enjoy the whole process together with me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - In which part or aspect of your project you have an issue? - What would be your thoughts/ideas for approaching that issue? (To get to know your aim and taste)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ricardo Villalobos, because he is my idol to follow regarding sound design.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: What people ( I have worked with ) say is that my strongest skills are my perception of music and my success to create interesting ideas and make them sound properly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest reference in sound is, I would say, Ricardo Villalobos.