Producer & Mix-Engineer

PRODUCER & MIX-ENGINEER

Tom chilling in between sessions

MIXING/MASTERING & MUSIC PRODUCTION

Tom has been producing, mixing and mastering not only his own projects and releases for the past 10 years, but is also offering his services commercially to international clients.
He's worked on everything from pop to death metal to jazz to electronic music in a multitude of studios and situations all over the world and has developed strategies and approaches to bring out your own unique sound and identity, regardless of genre.

RATES

Rates for music production very much depend on the nature of the project, so don't hesitate to get in touch by sending an email to thefountainhead@gmx.net and we will get back to you about details and schedule.
Also visit prices for more details.
Please be aware that there usually is a waiting list for upcoming projects, so get in touch as early as you can in order to navigate the scheduling in a way that will work for everybody!

Tom operating an API analogue desk Tom operating an API analogue desk

Producer

"Being a music producer can mean different things, depending on the situation. On some projects, it means being extremely involved in the writing, arranging, recording and engineering of the music. Sometimes it's a matter of managing logistics, expectations, making sure everybody is on time and in top shape. It can mean everything from being "the fifth beatle" to shutting the hell up and making sure the band is able to do their thing without interference and compromise. That's why it is so important to establish good communication at the beginning and figuring out what exactly the artist needs on any given individual project"

Engineer

"Perhaps my most valuable skill in the studio is the experience and trained ear that I've gained from mixing hundreds of songs over the years, in more genres than I can count. Not only am I at the top of my game as a mixer and am constantly looking for ways to get even better, but I can now bring this unique perspective into my work as a producer or guitar player. Before I even start to record, I'll know instinctively how the part needs to sit in the mix and what needs to be done to get there. And quite honestly, while I started mixing early on in my career out of sheer necessity, I quickly discovered that it actually is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I love constructing mixes that feel huge, but natural. The goal is to enable the listener to "get" the music on first listen, but at the same time have him come back again and again to discover new layers and details. I want my mixes to sound as big as possible, larger than life, rich in detail and always having an emotional impact on the listener"

Tom behind the desk

Quotes

"Working together with Tom enables you as an artist to realise both your musical vision and your overall spiritual imagination: Being not only fully equipped with the technical know how of every kind of musical or stylistic production imaginable, Tom, being a phenomenal musician himself, is always capable to charm that particular mèlange of awareness, sensibility, modes of clear communication and above all professionalism that is necessary to reach nothing else but your artistic goals."

"Working with Tom was a great pleasure and a unique experience. He has an outstanding understanding of music and always improves the result with great ideas. I think that the result speaks for itself. I am looking forward to our next production with Tom."

"The collaboration with Tom was very pleasent and professional all the way. He always had an open ear for our needs and wishes and brought in a lot of ideas on how to improve the songs. We can only recommend working with him."

"I had the pleasure of working with Tom on a project that needed a fresh mind and a pair of keen ears, that together with Tom´s ceativity and technical skills made the mix sound great ! hope we can work again in the future."

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Gear

Guitars:
Soultool Guitars Fountainhead signature 7string fretted
Soultool Guitars Fountainhead signature 7string fretless
KrasseGitarren Custom 6string fretless telecaster
Jackson Dinky Soloist
Ibanez mutant JEM555 (fretless)
Ibanez 7string Acoustic
Oud

Amplification:
Kemper Profiler (rack version) (incl. 950+ guitar & bass profiles)
Engl Blackmore 100W Head
Engl 4x12 cabinet
Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100W Head
Mesa/Boogie Rectifier 2x12 cabinet

Pedals:
Behringer FCB1010 Floorboard
Dunlop Crybaby Wah
Morley Little Alligator Wah
Morley Volume Pedal
MXR SmartGate
Digitech Whammy

Monitors:
A.D.A.M. A7X active speakers
Linn custom-tuned passive speakers
Avantone Mix-cubes references speakers

Audio Software & Hardware:
Steinberg UR28M Interface/Monitor-controller
Steinberg CC121 Advanced Integration Controller
Steinberg Cubase 8
Steinberg Wavelab 9
150+ plug-ins (Slate, FabFilter, Waves, Wavesfactory, Flux etc.)

Other:
Winspear Foutainhead signature picks (nylon & brass versions)
Winspear custom audio cables
Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro Headphones
GoPro Hero3+
E-bow
bequiet! Silent Base 800
Samsung Curved Monitors
Digital AudionetworX Custom Laptop