k22 studios  |About

k22 studios started as a dream.

A shared vision of the founders: To create a place for musicians and artists like recording studios used to be in the golden days of recording. A place to come together, to share ideas, to develop new ideas and to create music.

I always feel there’s something magic in recording studios. There’s a reason good music continues to be made in them.

Rick Rubin

In a decade of digital home recording where even number 1 hits are created on a laptop in your bedroom, we believe that coming together in a recording studio is something a lot of musicians and artists are missing. A recording studio should be a special place, a place which inspires you, where you meet your friends, where you live your dream. We believe in the idea of a recording studio as a church for music.

This is the reason why we founded k22 studios and built a recording studio while most of our friends thought we might be crazy.

Today k22 studios is available for recording your music.

How it all began

Over the years - when working in Carstens Ezy Sounds studio - we often discussed that we should build a "real studio" - a studio like studios used to be in the good old days of recording. On the same property where Carstens studio and his audio and video rental...

The story of our Raindirk console

As a console is the main centerpiece of any recording studio it also is the piece of gear you really should think about. When we discussed the budget for k22 studios we quickly came to the conclusion that a Neve, API or SSL console would be out of reach for us. Not...

Founders

Christoph Mause

Christoph Mause

Producer | Engineer

 

Christoph started his professional career in the late 1980ies when he dropped our of university and became a recording engineer and producer. He worked with bands such as Escape With Romeo, Secret Discovery or The Frits. In 1995 he founded an IT service company which he sold to IBM in 2015 to return back to the music business.

He is guitar player and songwriter to MAY and Paulinko.

Christoph is dedicated to analog recording and the driver behind k22 studios vintage gear collection.

Carsten Schmidt

Carsten Schmidt

Producer | Engineer

 

Being a professional guitar player, recording engineer and producer since the 1990ies Carsten worked for bands like Honig, Ralley, Sun, Vic Anselmo, Secret Discovery, Benevolent, Grind Inc., Supernature, Modulator, Black Mesa, In blackest Velvet, End of April, M. Walking on the water or Les hommes qui wear espandrillos.

Carstens runs Pelser&Schmidt, a professional audio visual rental company.

He plays bass and synths for MAY and is the musical mastermind of Leland P.

Team

Klaus Schwerdt

Klaus Schwerdt

Producer | Engineer

 

Klaus is a well-known FOH and recording engineer / producer for such bands as Sodom, Dew-Scented, Morgoth, F*cking Angry or Phantom Corporation.

He is our specialist for all kind of hard, heavy and loud.

 

Patrick Pereira

Patrick Pereira

Assistant Engineer

 

Patrick is a pedal addict and synth aficionado and besides his own projects Mediokrist and Rudy Chopper he writes music for commercials.

As an assistant engineer at k22 studios Patrick supports you with your projects.

Hermann Hense

Hermann Hense

Videographer

 

Hermann is a video enthusiast and supports the k22 studios team whenever there is a need of moving  pictures.

If you want to shoot video material from your recording or live session – he’s the man.