Sebastian Metzner Rickards      +49 (0)30 644 352 74      mixing@sebastianmetzner.de

About Me

Sebastian Metzner Rickards is an educated audio engineer from Berlin, Germany.

In 2010 he completed his Audio Engineering Diploma at the SAE Institute Berlin. Since 2011 he has been working as a lecturer at SAE Institute and has been head of audio engineering department from 2013 till 2017. In 2013 Sebastian starts working as a Certified Trainer for Steinberg. In addition to SAE Institute, he also teaches at Noisy Academy, WAVE Akademie and works as a lecturer for Akademie-Media.

In 2015 he opens the littlemediastudios in Berlin, Schöneberg which was renamed into enlight music in 2021.

Since mid-2018 his music has been published by Meisel Musikverlage.

In recent years Sebastian has worked with many successful artists such as Klaus Hoffmann, Gunter Gabriel, Kool Savas, Vega, Silla and Alfi Arcuri.

References

Services

Recording

For me, instruments and vocals are always a means of conveying feelings and I try to capture those feelings in every recording session.

The performance of the musicians and the quality of the instruments are just as important as the selection and position of the microphones. At the end of the day it's always about the song's vision. Together we develop and implement this vision.

A good mix always starts with the great recording.

Mixing

I offer a mixing and masteringservice at fair prices. It doesn't matter if you send me tracks online or if you want to be part of the mixing sessions, almost everything is possible.

Just send me a rough mix of the song (s) and you will get an individual offer based on the effort of the mix. However, the price will not exceed 400 euros per song.

If you have any references, wishes or ideas for the songs, I am happy to hear them. It's YOUR music and the best mix is the one YOU like.

Mastering

I offer a high end mastering service. With a combination of top notch analogue gear and precised software tools I will always make the best out of your song.

In addition to the creative mastering process I provide implementation of meta data, ISRC codes and DDP images.

Sometimes a stem mastering might be a good choice for your project, just feel free to get in conatct with me and we find the best possible solution for your music.

Songwriting

If you need a composer or co-writer for your music projects, we may can work together. I work for many national and international artists, creating music and lyrics based on their musical vision.

Since songwriters are not usually paid at a flat rate, a possible cooperation depends strongly on the market relevance of the project. The best way is to contact me personally or contact Meisel Musikverlage / Edition Keine Faxen for an information request.

Production

In my opinion, offering productions in every genre is not authentic. Nevertheless, I can help genre - independently with any production. Together with session - musicians and authors I offer music productions in the field of Hip Hop, Pop, RnB and Soul.

Workshops & Lectures

As a long-time lecturer at the SAE Institute Berlin, Noisy Academy, Ulanda and Akademie-Media as well as a Steinberg certified trainer, I offer workshops as well as private lessons in the field of sound engineering and music production. I also offer workshops and tutoring on Steinberg products such as Cubase and Wavelab, as well as company training and advanced training in the field of sound engineering.

Equipment

Microphones

Neumann TLM49 | Neumann TLM102 | 2x Neumann KM184 | 2x Neumann KM140 | VM U47 Tube Custom | 2x Gefell MV694/M94 | Slate ML-2 | Slate ML-1 | Rode K2 | AKG C3000B | AKG C414 XLII | AKG D320B | AKG D190E | 3x Audio Technika AT4050 | Audio Technika AT3035 | 3x Shure SM57 | 3x Shure SM58 | 3x Shure SM7B | Sennheiser MD421| Sennheiser MKE 212R | EV RE27 | EV PL33 | Telefunken D19 | 3x SE 1a | 2x T.bone RB500 | BPM CR10 | Funkberater PGH MD30 | Yamaha Sub Kick

Other microphones can be rent. Please feel free to ask.

Preamps

Neve 1073 DPA | Focusrite ISA Two | Focusrite Liquid Channel | Focusrite Octo Pre | Elysia Skulptur | A-Design Pre (Blue/Red/Gold) | 2x MIDAS 502 | MIDAS XL 48 | Tegeler VTRC |ART DMPA Gold | Reußenzehn Tube D Studio | 4x Otari Series 54 Channelstrip | Mindprint En Voice

Monitors & MTK

KSDigital C-55 | Yamaha NS-10 Studio | Dynaudio LYD48 |Bluesky Sub12 | Dangerous Music Monitor ST | RME HDSPe RayDat inkl. RME WCM HDSP 9632 | Ferrofish Pulse 16 | MOTU 16AVB | Tascam BR-20 | Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro

Outboard

A-Design HM2EQ | Tegeler VTC | Hairball 1176 Rev. G | Urei 545 | Elysia X Pressor | Elysia X Filter | | Nite EQ | Neumann W942 | Studer 169 EQ | Calrec PQ 1549 | Klark KT-76 | Klark EQP-KT | GSSL 4000K Compressor | TC 2240 | TLA 5021 | IGS One LA | Trident EQ80B | Roland RE201 | Roland SDE2000 | Lexicon PCM80 | Yamaha SPX90 | Line 6 Pod Pro | Line 6 Floor Pod | TC M-One XL | TC M3000 | TC 2290 DT | TC 1210 DT | Zoom RFX-1000 | DIYRE Colour

Instruments

Roland D-50 | Roland Juno Alpha  | Korg Mikro Korg | Softube Console 1 | NI Maschine Mikro | NI Maschine | NI Kore 2 | Arturia Analog Factory | Alesis VI25 | Steinberg CC121 | Studiologic SL_990Pro | Fender Standard Strat Mexico | Squier Telecaster | Line6 JTV-59 Variax | Sigma  DMC-1STE | Yamaha E-Bass | Yamaha G100-212II | Fender Vibro Champ | div. Stompboxes | Schlagwerk CP432 Deluxe Cajon | Tama Amperial Star Drumset | Percussion (Bongos, Shaker, Tambourines etc.)

Software

Steinberg Cubase 11 Pro | Steinberg Wavelab 10 Pro | Slate Digital | Waves | Softube | Native Instruments | Soundtoys | Output | Plugin Alliance | SPL | Elysia | Stillwell Audio | XLN | Voxengo | Heaviocity | Eventide | Izotope | Eiosis | Arturia | Antares | Celemony | Solid State Logic | Heavyocity | Air |  etc.

Contact

enlight music

Ebersstraße 80/80a

10827 Berlin

Telephone

+49 (0)30 644 352 74

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