• The high recording rooms (acoustic design by John Brandt) offer a unique ambience. All rooms have real stone facades, daylight, ventilation and studio light for shootings.

    It features a wide range of equipment (large selection of mics from the 50s to today, as well as a Hammond A100, a romantic Grotrian Steinweg grand piano, a modern Steinway M170, CP-80, Wurly, Rhodes, basses and drums with a large selection of cymbals and snares). In addition to the uncompromising acoustic properties of the studio, one thing has priority for us: the musician should feel comfortable.

    A single-room-apartment with kitchen, shower and accommodation for sleeping ensures stress-free working and relaxation even during long journeys. Easy load-in via the outside ramp from the parking lot.

    RECORDING

  • Depending on the genre we work ITB (in the box) or on the legendary Cadac J-Series console. The 5-way Mains loudspeakers in the balanced non-environment control room, as well as monitors from ATC, PMC, Adam and Swans offer microscopically accurate listening and incomparable sound enjoyment. The Studer tape machine rounds off a digital picture and makes its mark with its colour in a very special way.

    With a lot of experience from the engineer and in contact with the partners, almost all mix projects are mastered here. But we also take masters from external productions and deliver directly to pressing plants or for your own Youtube channel. The philosophy: an emotional master, not a technical one, should be the goal.

    MIXING & MASTERING

  • Especially for "Non Professional Bands" we offer coaching sessions for your next concert or recording which can be a eye opener to many groups. The essence of a song and a clear focus are indicators for a successful song. The last 30 years of pop music give good clues what can make a good song. r7studio offers workshops at schools or in your rehearsal room. An analysis of the arrangement before the recording is highly recommended. An impartial expertise with experienced ears and a feeling for effect and intention is a valuable foundation for the final touch of the song.

    Technical advice for partner studios and AV installation projects gets requested frequently. The studio also has an electronics lab, small services and repairs for audio electronics and much more can be carried out here.

    COACHING & ARRANGEMENT

THIS IS ME

Lukas Leuthold, engineer, keyboarder, bassist & band coach. 20+ years of band experience. Numerous bands (Funk, Rock, Gospel, Fusion). Berklee studies in Production Technique and Engineering. R7Studio is a non-profit Christian based recording studio which is run by a sponsorship. We keep the partnerships with other producers and the relationship of the musicians in the foreground. The aim is to promote the excellency of the musicians and the constant striving for music that touches the hearts.

MY ALBUM

Bands like Yellow Jackets, Rippingtons, Level42, Mezzoforte and Jeff Lorber were a real relief for me as a piano student who always had to practice classical music during instrumental lessons at school. The joy in gospel, fusion, funk and pop music always inspires me anew and influences me as a keyboarder and bass player.

For 20 years I collected my best inspirations and now (2018), on my 40th birthday, I create my first album. I created 10 songs (three  ballads), with the contribution of more than 20 regional musicians as well as an orchestra from South Africa, the brass players from Mexico and two Indians. This gotta be fusion!

With this record no shortage was taken to catch the sounds of strings and brass, percussion, flutes, sitar and tabla, our village river, in addition to the typical band instruments like drums, bass & guitar.

Buy my album! Music that breathes and is full of joy, where musicians let each other take the lead. This is definitely not mainstream!

The special thing about my project

You are a musician and want to learn these songs? Almost every song is written in C major or C minor. That helps a lot if you want to understand what happens harmonically.​

Visit the shop there you get

the album shipped free as a physisch  CD or here in the player as a digital download (MP3 and FLAC)

- the songs in uncompressed, high-resolution audio format (24/96) directly from mastering engineer Bob Katz

- Leadsheets to play along (not yet online)

- Teaching material for the songs (not yet online)

 

CONTACT

welcome(at)r7studio.ch

3665 Wattenwil, Switzerland

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