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Ultimo Productions

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"Professional Recording Engineer

with the perspective of a musician!"

Recording classical music

Sensivity to classical music’s subtleties

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Recording soloists and ensembles

From soloist to large ensemble

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Impeccable service from start to finish

Impeccable service from start to finish

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How to prepare and what to expect (Episode 1)

Introductory Videos

To give you an easy introduction on how to prepare for recording, we created a series of introductory videos which you may watch in the video section of this website and be well prepared for your recording project…

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Venue Selection (Episode 2)

Welcome to Ultimo Productions

Welcome to ULTIMO Productions, the boutique-style audio recording and mixing service exclusively designed for classical music.

Inaugurated by concert pianist Andreas Klein in 1987, we offer on-location concert recordings and sessions, as well as related audio services for soloists and ensembles nationwide. We provide our clients finished masters for commercial release of CDs as well as on digital streaming services, broadcasts, or short run demo recordings.

With years of knowledge in recording of classical music, we focus on reproducing your individual sound with perfection an as neutrally as possible. This lets your audience experience your work as if they were standing in the concert venue themselves.

Yes, like others we do as well have the finest gear for our work. But this is not what makes us special – since anyone with a purse big enough is able to achieve this.

Every artist knows the challenge of having to perform outstanding during complex recording situations. Andreas Klein, recording engineer at Ultimo Productions, is not only a technical mastermind with centuries of experience, but a musician himself. Unlike other engineers, the pianist knows what makes an artist comfortable and what environment gets the best performance possible.

Making an artist feel at home will make him or her the best performer, leading to the best input. Catching this input in the best possible way by good equipment and the right technology is an important – but only the second step.

Services

Concert
Recordings

Ultimo Production live recordings

Concert recordings (digital multitrack format or stereo), including some editing and transfer to replication or broadcast-ready CDs with printed labels.

CD/Digital
Production

Ultimo Production CD recordings

Comprehensive CD productions include the selection of a suitable venue, digital recording, editing, post-production effects and mastering.

Audio
Restoration

Ultimo Production restoration of analog audio

Conversion / Restoration / Re-Mastering of older recordings, analog stereo or digital multitrack.

The challenge of classical music production

Challenge of recording classic music

Compared to recording other genres of music, classical music is performed as a finished composition and the musicians have rehearsed the work arriving at a concept of how to play (interpret) the music. Therefore, a recording is basically an aural snapshot of a performance of the composition, whether in its entirety as in a concert, or in parts during recording sessions.

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Kudos:
What customers think

Recording ensembles

His services were extremely reliable, and – as a fellow classical musician – he was very insightful in matching our artistic vision and aesthetic for the sound and overall production.

Salvatore Di Vittorio / Music Director, Chamber Orchestra of New York

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Audio engineer Andreas Klein

About recording engineer Andreas Klein

Andreas Klein, an international concert pianist, shares his expertise and extensive involvement in recording productions with soloists and ensembles since 1987. His mission is simple, yet demanding: “provide the finest technology combined with impeccable service at realistic fees to classical musicians nationwide.”

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