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Florian Sikorski: “People who see me working on the console say I have a smile on my face…”

Maratone Music serves the biggest names in pop with SSL Duality

Florian Sikorski: “People who see me working on the console say I have a smile on my face…”

Jun 2, 2008

Florian Sikorski & Duality @ Maratone Music

HAMBURG, GERMANY – When your studio’s client list boasts names with the calibre and profile of Celine Dion, Pink And Kelly Clarkson you must be offering a service, experience and set-up second to none. That was exactly the goal of Florian Sikorski when he set up Maratone Music in Hamburg in 2000 and, having mixed numerous platinum and gold-selling artists, he has every right to boast a facility that is in the premier league of European studios.

“I guess it has something to do with my ears and, of course, a very well equipped studio with a nice atmosphere,” says Sikorski of Maratone’s ability to attract such big names. “You have to create a very special environment for the artist to develop and feel well within in order to get the best performance,” he adds. At the heart of that environment is an SSL Duality large format console which Sikorski chose “for its great reputation, overall quality, sonic capabilities, reliability, flexibility and exceptional service.”

“People who see me working on the console tell me I have a smile on my face all the time,” he laughs. “It improves my workflow immensely and I felt at home immediately. If you are used to the 4k and 9k consoles you will find everything you need at a glance and the new features are all self-explanatory. With the vast possibilities the console offers I almost don’t need to leave the sweet spot anymore because I have everything I need at my fingertips. I wish I could remix some of my old projects on this console because it sounds and feels so good.”

“The seamless controller integration is fabulous,” Sikorski continues when asked about his favourite features. “When I work with plug-ins I don’t touch a mouse any more. And on the other hand it’s a great sounding analogue desk with everything you might need with quality EQ and dynamics. Duality is the ultimate SSL desk. It is a mighty tool.”

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