Marek Pompetzki Installs Thermionic Culture Le -
Thursday, 13th May 2010
"These days I do a lot of my mixing straight in Protools (okay, sometimes summed through a Neve Melbourn). Plug-ins can sound really good with the right technique but there are a couple of hardware pieces I just couldn't live without, especially the Phoenix Mastering and the Culture Vulture MV! The Phoenix is simply amazing, it pulls off anything from transparent to bouncy compression. It's probably the best compressor for tracking vocals, bass and acoustic guitars and when it's time to mix, it sounds really huge on the 2-bus. And the Culture Vulture is fantastic to turn boring sounds into something exciting. HipHop Drums too clean? Distort them with the Vulture and mix it in in parallel. Wanna track bass but are too lazy to get out an amp? Just track it directly through the Vulture. Guitars don't stand out in the mix? Soft Synths too clean and boring? Well, you get the point... I absolutely love the Thermionic Culture gear and can't wait to get my hands on the Anniversary Edition!"
Marek is based in Berlin and is one of the most accomplished and successful producer/writer/engineers in Germany. He is a multi-instrumentalist, track guy and topliner. He is extremely versatile in his production style and has reached the Top 10 singles and albums charts with his high quality urban, dance, rock, retro soul and pop music productions and songs. In 2009, his records were nominated for 4 German Grammy (including best producer), one of the highest accolades in Europe.
He recently had a No. 2 in the German singles chart with Cassandra Steen's "Stadt", a song he co-wrote and produced and which is already certified Platinum. In addition he produced Stefanie Heinzmann's "Masterplan" album which was 2x Platinum in Germany and Switzerland and also won a German Grammy. He has also enjoyed a No.1 album with German hip hop artist Sido, where he co-wrote and produced every track on the album. He scored a No.3 album with Sarah Connor, co-writing one song and producing 3 and has 4-5 major releases still to be released this year.
Marek has recently worked with: Antonina Armato and Tim James (Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Highschool Musical), Jud Friedman (Whitney Houston, Tina Turner), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguileira, Backstreet Boys, Corinne Bailey Rae), Francci (JoJo, Keisha Cole), TnT (Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez)
Artists Marek has worked with include: Stefanie Heinzmann, Shaggy, Sido, Adel Tawil, Cassandra Steen, Sarah Connor, Xavier Naidoo, Kitty Kat, Rakim, Grandmaster Flash, Kim Sanders, Naughty by Nature, Boney M., Popstars Germany, Pop Idols Germany, J?rn Schl?nvoigt, Das Bo, Yvonne Catterfeld, Curse, Fler, B-Tight, Tony D., Grossstadtgefluester, Juanes, Kharma, Jam & Spoon, Hepsi, Crystal Waters, Snaga & Pillath, Mustafa Sandal, Bro'Sis, 80s Flashback, Orange Blue, Deine Lieblingsrapper, GMZ, Lift, Coca Cola, ProSieben Television, etc...