Mar 23, 2021
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Jazzanova’s Axel Reinemer: Granny Dealt In Hip Hop Records


The Jazzanova Recording Studios in the middle of Berlin belongs to Axel Reinemer. In this Sennheiser Pro Talk, the GDR-grown-up producer talks about his lifelong love for music, the beginnings of the Jazzanova producer and DJ collective, working with Jason Derulo, Rihanna and Lorde, and how his grandmother smuggled hip hop records to the East. He also has some good tips for producers and artists.

Axel Reinemer & the Jazzanova Recording Studios

“Everything is personal when you make music!” That’s why Axel Reinemer wanted to make his studio right in the heart of Berlin as personal and pleasant as possible. There are not many studios with direct sunlight.

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Don’t just do a nice recording and plan to do the rest in the mix. Put the energy in there while recording! This is also inspiring for the artist. “What I find very helpful is, if you think you’re done, leave the room. If it doesn’t grab you when you come back, then the mix is broken”, says Axel who has worked with R&B/Pop sensations Jason Derulo and Rihanna, as well as the score for the 2015 film ‘The Revenant‘ with composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. 

Never Bring Negative Energy

Be prepared for any situation! Set up the most you can! “The artists have a lot of other stuff in their heads when they’re recording. Never distract them with technical stuff. Never bring negative energy over there, always have them trust in you.” In part 3 of this Pro Talk Axel also breaks down part of a Pro Tools session for a song entitled ‘Let’s Live Well feat. Jamie Cullum’ off the new Jazzanova album.

Learning From Professionals: Sennheiser Pro Talk

In the music industry, there is no classic right and wrong. That’s why we at gigmit BLOG aim to share experiences and knowledge of people who work in the industry – just like our friends from Sennheiser do with their award-winning Pro Talk Series. Designed to serve as a valuable resource for aspiring engineers, producers, and audio enthusiasts, the series focuses on the journeys of the world’s leading audio professionals and their expert advice for a path to success. In 2018 the Pro Talk Series won a TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Audio Education Technology category.

Check it out, get inspired, and learn from professionals like Axel Reinemer how to turn flexibility into beautiful moments.

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