MURAT ÇOLAK


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Murat operates Geryon Sound, a boutique music production studio in New York City, where he mixes and masters with a state-of-the-art hybrid workflow, and offers high-end location recording services with a select collection of microphones and crystal clear conversion.

Murat’s doctorate in music, with a special focus on spectral music and psychoacoustic theory, informs a highly detail-oriented and empirical approach unlike any other.
He specializes in contemporary classical / electroacoustic music and uses this highly technical skillset to bring a unique and innovative sound to electronic dance music, rap,  and pop. ​​

​​​Converters+Interfaces+Outboard:

Metric Halo ULN-8 3d MkIV Audio Interface (recording

     and mastering)

Metric Halo ULN-8 3d Audio Interface (recording)

​Dangerous Music LIAISON Analog Master Router

​Dangerous Music SOURCE Monitor Controller & DAC                     (mastering, mobile)

​RME Babyface Pro 24-channel Audio Interface 

Mäag Audio PREQ2 Dual Mic/Line/DI Preamp with EQ

Manley Nu Mu Stereo Compressor/Limiter
Foote Control Systems P3S ME Mastering Compressor 
Mäag Audio EQ4M 6-band Parametric Mastering Equalizer
BlackBox Analog Design HG-2 Saturation Processor

Dangerous Music BAX Mastering Shelving Equalizer

Kush Audio Clariphonic MS Dual-Channel Parallel Equalizer
Drawmer 1978 Tone Shaping FET Compressor​


Microphones:
2 Schoeps CMC6 MK4 (Matched Pair) 

2 Schoeps CMC6 MK21 (MP)

Austrian Audio OC818 Dual Set Plus

AEA R88A Stereo Active Ribbon Mic

​JZ Mics V67 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic

2 Earthworks QTC40 (MP)
2 Neumann KM 184 (MP)
2 Oktava MK-012-03 MSP6 (MP)

2 Line Audio Omni1 (MP)
​1 Neumann TLM 107

​2 Shure SM81 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphones
2 Shure SM57 Cardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphones

​1 Shure Beta 58A Dynamic Vocal Mic

1 DPA 4099 Instrument Mic
2 Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphones
2 Warm Audio WA-14 Multi-Pattern Microphones

​​Utilities:
Mogami and Grimm cabling
​Emotiva and Furman Power Conditioning / Protection
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equipment:​


Systems:
​2018 Apple Mac Mini (studio)

3.2GHz 6‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7

(Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz)
64GB 2666MHz DDR4

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2015 Apple Macbook Pro (on-location)

​3.1 GHz Intel Core i7 

16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3


Monitoring:

2 Neumann KH 310 8.25" 3-way Powered Studio Monitors
2 Neumann KH 750 DSP 10" Powered Studio Subwoofers
2 Avantone Pro 5.25" Active MixCubes

2 IK Multimedia iLoud Micro Monitors (Mobile)

GIK Acoustics Custom Room Treatment

(4 soffit bass traps, Alpha Pro Series Bass Trap Diffusor/

     Absorber, 3 242 Acoustic Panels, Gridfusor tiles and

     impression series diffusors at ER points, and 2

     Polyfusor combination panels)

Dirac Live Room Correction
​SonarWorks Reference 4 Studio Sound Calibration Suite
Audeze LCD-X Open-back Planar Magnetic Headphones

     w/ Lavricables Ultimate Silver Cable Upgrade
Shure SRH1540 Closed-back Mastering Studio Headphones 

Pinguin Audio Multimeter Pro


DAW:

Steinberg Cubase Pro 10.5
Steinberg WaveLab Pro 11
Cockos Reaper

Izotope RX 9 Audio Repair and Restoration Suite

SSL UF8 Advanced DAW Controller 


DSP:
A vast collection of high-end tools by Acustica Audio, Audioease, DMG Audio, Eventide, ​FabFilter, Izotope, Kazrog,  Leapwing Audio, MAAT Digital, Oeksound, Plugin Alliance​, PSP Audioware, SIR AudioTools, Softube, Sonnox, Soundtoys, Sound Theory, SSL,​ Tone Projects, Waves & more. 
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​​Providing the most artistically informed service in the city, Murat works with an international clientele. He is an official Apple Digital Masters provider and recipient of an advanced certificate in audio mastering from the Mastering Academy in Hamburg, DE. Among his past mentors are mastering engineers Friedemann Tischmeyer and Pieter Snapper


services:

Mastering, mixing, editing, cleaning and restoration, full production (from writing to mastering).

High-end location and studio recording for primarily classical / contemporary music - from solo musicians, to chamber ensembles, and full orchestras.

Mix and project consultation, executive production.

Attended mixing and mix consultation sessions via Zoom + Audiomovers are possible upon request.


rates:

For mixing, mastering, recording quotes or other rates, please fill the form below introducing yourself and describing the project you want to work on with me. Please provide links to some of your music as well when possible.


Important notice: Murat is a highly sought-after engineer working in the busiest city in the world.​ Please inquire for EP or album projects at least six months before the planned release date. Shorter notices might bring extra costs.​​​​