Recording Studio For Emerging Artists in Hamburg
Hey, I’m Nick.
I’m a musician and audio engineer from Tasmania, Australia, based in Hamburg, Germany.
I am here to guide you through the recording process and help produce the sounds you envision for your next release. So you can join the ranks of those above.
I want you to take your new record and go on tour, get a label deal, sell all your merch. Blow them away.
UPAYA SOUND is a recording studio in Hamburg specialising in recording, editing and mixing rock, indie and folk music and related genres.
Situated on the edge of the city of Hamburg, Germany. The area is surrounded by forests and fields, and is a place to quieten the mind to perform creative duties with focus and intent.
The intimate 40m2 studio atmosphere was designed with lowkey lighting for a creative vibe. It is a space to create. A space to invoke the muse. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable, nail your part and nail your sound.
I guide musicians through the entire music production process from songwriting to demos and pre-production, recording to editing, mixing and mastering.
I take your raw tracks and form them into an album of killer songs using high end microphones, analogue EQ as well as compression, effects.
As an active musician, guitarist, songwriter and producer, I thoroughly understand the musician psyche – the highs and lows, the elation, doubts and fears. I work with you to create and capture the best version of your music in a setting where you feel comfortable enough to deliver the best performance.
HAMBURG is geographically the centre of the universe for music. It’s one of the reasons I moved here, and why I have stayed here so long.
Bands and musicians from all over the world trek through Hamburg, a crossroads between Scandinavia and southern Europe, England and the Baltic. Every year, bands drop by at one of the many local venues on their European tours.
Locations such as Molotow, Astra Stube, Grünspan and Hafenklang are world-renowned amongst musicians and fans alike. Almost every European tour poster will have the name of a local venue in Hamburg listed on if.
For locals, Hamburg is like a smorgasbord of music – every night you can choose from many live concerts and often you have to make hard choices between 2 or 3 bands that you really want to see.
The diversity is immense – from rock and pop in the big arenas, Docks and “The Bunker”; indie in the small clubs around St. Pauli and Sternschanze; punk, metal and hardcore in and around the Reeperbahn, Fischmarkt and Hafentreppe; as well as classical and contemporary music in the Elphi, Laieszhalle and resonanzraum.
It’s no wonder Hamburg is growing more as a tourist destination. The city attracts bands and fans alike towards a collective live music experience.
Mics: Neumann KM184, AKG C414 B-ULS, Microtech Gefell M930, Schoeps MK4, E/V RE20
Drum Kit: Mapex Saturn V, Sonor S Class Maple Snare, Masterwork Iris Cymbals
Guitars: Fender Telecaster Deluxe, Breedlove Acoustic
Amps: Fender Deluxe Reverb II, Engl Squeeze 50
Keys: Roland FP-30