KRISTIAN ‘KOHLE’ BONIFER

Recording / Mixing Engineer, Producer

Kohlekeller Studios is located in Seeheim, Germany, and is owned and operated by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner (Powerwolf, Hämatom, Eskimo Callboy, Benighted, Crematory, All For Nothing).

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Kohlekeller Studios is located in Seeheim, Germany, and is owned and operated by Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner (Powerwolf, Hämatom, Eskimo Callboy, Benighted, Crematory, All For Nothing).

  • "Overhead mics are the most important weapons when it comes to capturing drum sounds - the foundation, so to speak. I have always preferred rather "full-sounding" overhead mics that give me the punch of the drums without too much harshness in the cymbals."

    — Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer (Recording / Mixing Engineer, Producer)
  • "Those LDCs (large-diaphragm condensers) everybody seems to use have always been too thin and bright-sounding to my ears. So I have been using an old pair of AKG 414B-ULS for that purpose, until I discovered the VR ribbons."

    — Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer (Recording / Mixing Engineer, Producer)
  • "They offer a beautifully relaxed picture of the whole kit. Big drums, smooth cymbals and a nice touch of the room. Compared to most condensers, they sound 'relaxed' - especially around 8kHz where cymbals can hurt your ears!"

    — Kristian ‘Kohle’ Bonifer (Recording / Mixing Engineer, Producer)
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