One of Denmark’s finest guitarists and one of the hardest working personalities in the music business – is one and the same person.
He produced more tons of albums and live gigs; 42 different guitars in his collection – Peter Brander is a legend in the Danish music industry.
As producer Peter Brander has left his unmistakable fingerprints on dozens of the most well-known Danish rock classics. Peter Brander has been, and still is the indispensable sound-maker for a number of Danish rock – and pop-icons, both as a producer in the studio, as soundman by a vast number of concerts, or as guitarist and back-up singer on records or live. Furthermore he has been recorded and produced several international acts and famous for his incredible rock mixing.
It all started 34 years ago with the Rock Tape studio – a humble facility that quickly became the studio to be at if you wanted the right rock sound. The studio was pure analogue put the studio produced albums with such a clear sound that everyone actually believed that it was digital recordings.
“I have always been very keen in my choice of recording gear and have learnt to get the most out of it. With Rock Tape it was all based on old equipment and a good spirit to tweak it and get the noise away – so it sounded more modern”, says Peter Brander with a smile.
To step out of the rock image the studio changed its name to Medias Sound Studios and slightly began to upgrade the studio with additional mixing rooms and added a lot of new equipment and digital technology.
“Over the years we did more pop and jazz recording sessions but luckily we maintained our positions as one of the preferred rock recording studio and with this I took the decision to move to a brand new facility to cut down to two mixing rooms and one big recording area”, says Peter Brander.
Media Sound Studio then went through a major upgrade by adding a big SSL console to the main mixing room, lots of outboard gear and upgrading their digital recording system.
The client list at the Media Sound Studios is long and several platinum and gold records are nicely placed on the walls of the studio with artists such as: Big Fat Snake, Kashmir, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, DAD, Michael Falch, Sort Sol, Walter Trout, Erann DD, Peter Viskinde, Nikolaj & Piloterne, Royal Hunt, Outlandish, Mike Tramp, White Lion, Nerve, Innocent Blood, Rockers by Choice, DJ Encore, Seven Thorns, The North, Lars H.U.G and more.
In 2011 the Media Sound Studios was upgraded with a new mastering suite and recently installed a pair of RCF Mytho studio monitors.
”I have been searching for the right monitor solutions for the mastering suite for a long time. Tested several near field monitors without finding the right one to match and work perfectly with the old stuff we already have. Then I got recommended to try the RCF Mytho speaker and got in contact with SC Sound (Danish RCF distributor) that supplied the speakers. When I played the first track on the speakers I must say that I was extremely positive surprised. I have known the RCF brand for many years from the live stages as FOH and musician, and with a good respect – but my knowledge of their studio monitors was none. Here I was sitting and listening to speakers with such a clarity and good separation between the high, mid and low sections. Am I listening to a near field speaker I was thinking, since the sound was so powerful but still clear in all aspects. Right away I said: This is my new monitors and they are now installed at the mastering suite, and I will get some pairs to my other studio rooms for sure”, says Peter Brander.
Product specialist Lars Holm from SC Sound supplied the speakers and he also helped with the fine-tuning.
“It is inspiring to be able to deliver a modern studio monitor product to Peter Brander and his Media Sound. This studio has so much legacy and especially with the long list of professional musicians that over the years has found their way to do recordings in the studio”, says Lars Holm – SC Sound
Beside the studio work Peter Brander still finds time to perform on stage with his own repertoire, 4 solo albums have been released and the recent double album “No Compromises” has received great reviews and have praised it as one of the year’s best West Coast blues releases in 2011.
With this Peter Brander will be touring in 2012 featuring musicians: Kasper Foss, Jimmy Ostbygaard, Soren Kuhle, Anne Murillo & Gry Trampedach.
“It is always a pleasure to perform on stage and as a FOH engineer I always dig into what sound system that are used on the tour. I heard the RCF TT+ system earlier this year at a demo in Copenhagen and it was impressive. The system is very compact and able to supply a high sound pressure without compromises, exactly as my new RCF Mytho speakers. So I would definitely think about this, so I can bring my studio sound on the road. I like that”, says Peter Brander.