In this first blog on above-zero.com, I want to give a short introduction on the company Above Zero and the people behind that company, me (Marc) and my business partner Felix Klein.
Felix & I already founded the Above Zero GmbH in January 2016, but – as you can see – it took us some time to actually start the business.
From January to November, we were setting up our studio and also organizing a lot of stuff that accompanies a company foundation, for example building this website, creating the visual content also – of course – compose music that is release ready.
So, getting back to introducing ourselves – we, both Felix and me, are former SAE Institute students. SAE Institute is a college offering courses in media education. Felix and I both studied audio production at SAE Berlin. We used to learn a lot of technical stuff there, for example working with a 64 channel inline mixer (those huge ones you find in the big recording studios) and also working with software like Pro Tools, but also understanding how the music business works, which helps us a lot nowadays.
After finishing SAE (more than one year earlier than me) with a bachelor of arts degree, Felix worked at TRIXX Studios in Berlin, which is one of the most important recording studios in Berlin, having influenced the Berlin music scene over decades. There he got the chance to witness the full range of music production. From the recording to the mixing and mastering process he could gain a lot of experience with famous national and international artists. After 6 month he decided to do his own thing, so we both founded Above Zero.
While Felix joined TRIXX Studios, I was still studying, and I still was while founding the company, but I finally finished studies in September 2016.
To also drop some insight on myself – I have been producing music since 2010, including production work for several german hiphop artists, like Massiv, Farid Bang, Kollegah and KC Rebell.
I kind of found my own lane as a producer within the last few years. While not really having an own style while producing in 2012 and 2013 I decided to take a break and get some distance to the “release-pressure” I had at this time and tried to approach certain things in a different way, which helped me a lot in growing as a music producer.
If you want to know more about us and got questions on how we can help YOU with YOUR projects, don’t hesitate to contact us, either via above-zero.com or trough our social media sites.
Looking forward to talking to you soon!