dbr Studios has evolved once more. The studio has been closed & rented to a new company called PhatLab that has one hell of a reputation and we hope them all the best for the future recordings and mixes to come.

Me, I'm now working as a freelancer in studios around Europe or with my mobile recording setup wherever I go. From full rock bands, electro-pop, new wave projects to pre-prod rehearsal recordings, film soundtrack and freaky wicked experimental mixes are coming in lately. Thank you to all the people that trust my work. Peace, M.

Rec

More than 15 years of experience recording in studios, rehearsal rooms, farms, garages, houses, caves and mostly any other strange place you can think of. Lucky me, I had always the chance to work with very beautiful people and this is my only condition. All the rest, we can always adapt.

 

Mixing

In the studio or online I can help you with your productions. You can send your mixes through fidbak and we can find a way together how to take your tracks to another level and still keep your production within your budget. Mixes online unfortunately can not be assisted. Please prepare your tracks well before you send them. If you have any doubts, please contact me first.

 

Preparing your audio files for mixing:

  • Make sure to send all files relevant to the mix session at least 24 hours in advance.
  • All files need to be 24 bit / 44.1 khz or 48 khz (other sample rates on demand)
  • All files must have the same start time.
  • Remove all plugins and FXs. Leave only the FXs that are an essential part of the track.
  • Pitch & time correction must be done before sending your files.
  • You can send sessions from these DAWs: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, GarageBand, Mixbus, Reaper, Fruityloops & Ableton Live (other DAW sessions, please ask before sending)
  • Please make sure to include your latest rough mix clearly labeled “song name_rough mix_120_bpm”.
  • If you have some comments please make a readme.txt file.
  • Put everything inside a folder, name it after the song & artist and make a ZIP file of it. Then send us the ZIP file through we transfer.

Pro Tools sessions:

  • Please label your tracks as clearly as possible.
  • Consolidate all tracks so they all start at the beginning of the song and at the same time.
  • Remove all audio files from unused playlists.
  • Remove all audio files unused in the session.
  • Save the session with “Save as” into a new folder and DON’T forget to select AUDIO FILES in the dialog box.
  • Check that the new folder has all the audio files, ZIP it and send it.

Logic Pro X sessions:

  • In Logic, the SAVE COPY AS function allows you to save a project with all associated files.
  • Remove all audio files unused in the session.
  • Select the AUDIO FILES checkbox and any other checkbox you think is necessary (EXS, Alchemy, Ultrabeat, etc).
  • Save the the project as a package, ZIP it and send it.

Preparing your stems:

  • All files need to be 24 or 32 bit at one of the following sample rates: 44.1 khz, 48 khz, 88.2 khz, 96 khz.
  • Try not to compress or limit your stems
  • Make sure all the stems clip lower than -1dBFS

Mastering

Mastering happens only online . You can send your mixes through fidbak and I’ll send you back the master finished within 48hs. Mastering sessions can not be assisted. If you have any doubts, please contact me first.

 

Contact

Contact Info

+33 (0)7 82 52 82 99
contact[at]dbrstudios.com
rue du capitaine Ferber
75020 Paris
France