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In the Studio

The monitoring environment is the most crucial element of a critical listening environment. The best speakers in the world will sound awful in a bad room.
So we completely customized our rooms to serve as exactly that, the most critical listening environment possible.

The building is sitting on a large concrete slab. The facility is a room in room-design, floating floors, extra thick wall and ceiling layers, air gaps, silenced and customized air exchanger system, silent heating/cooling, chunky double doors and of course fully treated to get a balanced frequency response and lowest reverberation times all the way down to 20hz.

The main studio has a mastering room, lounge and a machine room which also serves as a kitchenette for some snacks and cold beverages.

Main monitors are the KEF 207/2 Reference alongside a HEDD Audio BASS 12 subwoofer. That’s roughly 165kg of loudspeakers right there! The KEFs are driven by 2x EMOTIVA XPA HC-1 High Current Mono blocks.

Incredible power and accuracy from 16hz to 60khz+.
Extended low-end, effortlessly reaching below our hearing, an impressively pure midrange, clear and naturally balanced high-end and an accurate and stable stereo image.

As a monitor controller we rely on the Drawmer MC3.1. It incorporates a quantity of convenient features for mix/master checking right at the finger tips.

The DAWs run on a custom built 12-core Ryzen with 128GB DDR4 RAM, water cooling, the quietest active parts available at the time of building and its built in a silent case.

The Antelope Amari Mastering converter is taking care of the DA/AD conversion.

The heart of the analogue mastering chain is the custom and handmade Dutch Audio IM2.1s.

All the analogue equipment is connected via custom Mogami cables & gold Neutrik connectors to the IM2.1s and becomes available as options within the chain.

What we use

Studio Equipment

  • Antelope Amári Mastering DA/AD
  • RME ADI-2 Pro FS R BE Mastering DA/AD
  • Universal Audio Apollo x16
  • KEF Reference 207/2
  • HEDD Bass 12
  • Emotiva HC-1 monoblocks
  • Drawmer MC3.1
  • Mogami & Vovox cables
  • Dutch Audio IM2.1s
  • TK Audio TK-Lizer 2
  • Custom Audio Germany HDE 250-2
  • Kush Audio Clariphonic
  • Modded EQP-KT x2
  • SSL Fusion
  • IGS Tubecore 3U Mastering Edition
  • SSL Bus+
  • SSL Fusion
  • Mogami & Vovox cables
  • Steinberg Cubase 12 Pro
  • Steinberg WaveLab 11 Pro
  • iZotope RX 10 Advanced
  • UAD
  • FabFilter
  • Weiss
  • Kush Audio
  • Shadow Hills
  • AMEK
  • Vertigo
  • Waves
  • Custom-built, sound proof room-in-room design
  • Fully treated walls & ceiling
  • Effective down to 20hz
  • Silent air exchanger & heating/cooling

So besides the beautiful studio, why hire Stefan? 

  • POV
    I come from a musician’s point of view so what I do here is focusing on the musicality without neglecting the technicality.
  • Passion for excellence
    Some people might describe me a perfectionist. I think it's more of a passion for doing things properly. I like to be efficient, but also meticulous. Either way, I do go the extra mile.
  • Experience
    After 19 years of versatile audio work I decided to stick to mixing and mastering, and was mentored by a Grammy-awarded mastering engineer.
  • Customer satisfaction
    But hey, this isn’t about me, this is about you and your music! I will always listen to your vision and do anything I can do so that you’ll get exactly what you came here for.
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“Stefan knows how to press the right buttons of succes. This mad scientist has the knowledge to bring your songs upfront form the abyss. Level 100 witchcraft and a great guy to work with”

Aki Hahto

“Probably the most professional, helpful and patient producers working at the moment! Stefan was fundamental in producing the best possible album and we are so excited to share it soon. Thank you Illusia Productions!”

Amir Bukan
ENDVS

“Stefan is so talented musician and producer. I’ve evolved like a f***ing Pokemon as we have wrote and produced our Band ”Cry For Sanity”. Stefan is very lovely and caring person.”

Olli-Pekka Tirkkonen
Cry for Sanity

“Working with Illusia Productions has been a pleasure. I finished my track and I was pretty pleased with it in terms of the musical aspects, also including the mix. However after being recommended by a friend to go to Illusia Productions for mastering, I realised that my mastering was lackluster and my mixing sloppy. Their fantastic, professional service allows you to get the master/mixdown you want to the highest of standards! Above all else Stefan is a super nice guy! From one producer to another, give Stefan a shout; his work is truly amazing.”

KoPi

“Stefan is one of the best and very underrated mastering engineer I’ve ever come across. His work is very well done and clean; giving your tracks a more three-dimensional feel to it, and most of all, on time. I highly recommend his services to anyone willing to have a better sound.”

Synx

“The figure of the mastering engineer, is responsible of the final edit of your tracks. You can’t trust that important job to anyone randomly. Your mastering engineer must have the knowledge, arrangement and production skills to really get the most of your track. That’s why I trust in Illusia Productions to do the job. They will raise your track into the next level.”

Cesar Decanti

“Stefan knows how to press the right buttons of succes. This mad scientist has the knowledge to bring your songs upfront form the abyss. Level 100 witchcraft and a great guy to work with”

Aki Hahto

“Probably the most professional, helpful and patient producers working at the moment! Stefan was fundamental in producing the best possible album and we are so excited to share it soon. Thank you Illusia Productions!”

Amir Bukan
ENDVS

“Stefan is so talented musician and producer. I’ve evolved like a f***ing Pokemon as we have wrote and produced our Band ”Cry For Sanity”. Stefan is very lovely and caring person.”

Olli-Pekka Tirkkonen
Cry for Sanity

“Working with Illusia Productions has been a pleasure. I finished my track and I was pretty pleased with it in terms of the musical aspects, also including the mix. However after being recommended by a friend to go to Illusia Productions for mastering, I realised that my mastering was lackluster and my mixing sloppy. Their fantastic, professional service allows you to get the master/mixdown you want to the highest of standards! Above all else Stefan is a super nice guy! From one producer to another, give Stefan a shout; his work is truly amazing.”

KoPi

“Stefan is one of the best and very underrated mastering engineer I’ve ever come across. His work is very well done and clean; giving your tracks a more three-dimensional feel to it, and most of all, on time. I highly recommend his services to anyone willing to have a better sound.”

Synx

“The figure of the mastering engineer, is responsible of the final edit of your tracks. You can’t trust that important job to anyone randomly. Your mastering engineer must have the knowledge, arrangement and production skills to really get the most of your track. That’s why I trust in Illusia Productions to do the job. They will raise your track into the next level.”

Cesar Decanti
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