Services

Mixing

I specialize in mixing band-based projects in the rock, alternative and heavy music world and I love doing so! If this sounds like you, send me your tracks and I’ll turn them into professional, punchy sounding mixes! I always aim to make every mix the best I've ever done. A happy client is the most important thing.

Recording

Here you can record with your band or do overdubs on the music you already recorded elsewhere. I will engineer and help you through the process no matter what the project. Just let me know what you have in mind. I aim to create a relaxed and inspirational environment. Having been recording as a musician in studios for 25 years, I know how important this is.

Remote mixing

The internet is a wonderful thing! I can mix your music no matter where you reside. You can send me your files and I will work on it from my studio. Each day I'll send my work back to you and await your input and make changes based on that. That way you will be along for the ride during the whole process.

MIXING

I work in a hybrid fashion when I mix. I use hardware gear such as compressors and EQ’s, I also make use of my favorite plugins such as UAD, Soundtoys, FabFilter & Softube, to mention a few. I really enjoy working this way, and it gives me a nice workflow, and I get the best from both worlds. I will mix the music you have recorded here, or elsewhere. The internet is a wonderful thing! I can mix your music no matter where you reside. You can send me your files and I will work on it from my studio. Each day I’ll send my work back to you and await your input and make changes based on that. That way you will be along for the ride during the whole process.

Some of the gear and software I use when I mix and track:

  • Mackie HR624 Mk2 monitoring
  • UAD Apollo 8 Quad, 
  • UAD Satellite Quad (x2)
  • Silver Bullet – DRBILL’SSTEREO TONE-AMP
  • DBX 163 vintage compressor (x3)
  • DBX 163X vintage compressor (x3)
  • TL Audio 5051 Valve Processor
  • ART Pro MPA II
  • Softube Console 1 MKII
  • Plugins from UAD, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Softube, Slate, Plugin Alliance to name a few.

Preparing your tracks for mixing
If you are sending me tracks to get them mixed there are a number of things you can do to prepare them. It will save me a lot of time and it will be more cost effective for you and ultimately will make the process much smoother for both parties. 

  • Do not send a DAW session file. WAV files only.
  • Send only the tracks you want to be mixed.
  • Please be sure to organize and clearly label your tracks. Make it simple, clean and logical. Each track needs to have a unique name that is descriptive of the sound on it and each song needs its own folder labeled with the song name.
  • Every track should be consolidated from zero until the end of the session. This is to ensure everything lines up correctly once it has been imported. This is critical. 
  • Clean up your tracks / Pitch and time correction.
    If possible do as much of this as you can before sending me your tracks. This means removing all unwanted noises between performance parts such as buzz, clicking, popping or other artifacts. Make sure to create fades and crossfades. I can do all this for you, but please understand that this is very time consuming and not really mixing. I will have to charge you for the time spent on editing. 
  • Please be certain that all mono tracks are sent as mono WAV files. Most files will be mono (guitar DIs, individual drum mics, vocal tracks, bass tracks). The only things that are usually stereo files are drum overheads\room mics, certain effects and synth tracks, and anything that was recorded with two mics.
  • If possible include a rough MP3 mixdown of the session as a reference and feel free to include any songs from other bands that you want as a mix reference.
  • Please send all files in the same sample rate\bit depth in which they were recorded (usually 44.1kHz\24 bit or 48kHz\24 bit). 

Recording

Here you can record with your band or do overdubs on the music you already recorded elsewhere. I will engineer and help you through the process no matter what the project. Just let me know what you have in mind. I aim to create a relaxed and inspirational environment. Having been recording as a musician in studios for 25 years, I know how important this is.

I have a backline readily available for your use, should you choose not to bring your own gear. Drums, a variety of amps, cabinets, pedals, etc. I own a bunch of guitars, both vintage and new. We have everything covered in the backline department to make a great sounding pop, rock, hard rock, metal, project. Check out the gear list under “Studio”.

The studio

The studio is located inside a big old auditorium that is being rebuilt into this amazing place with a large stage, rehearsal spaces and a lounge area with a café. A really creative atmosphere.

Studio Humbucker is made up of a control room and a recording room. In addition to the recording room I have access to the large stage with 5m ceiling within the complex.

 

MONITORING
Mackie HR624 Mk2
For reference listening: Old boom box, mono speaker and my trusty Volvo V70 car stereo.

INTERFACE
UAD Apollo 8 Quad
UAD Apollo Twin Duo
UAD Satellite Quad (x2)

OUTBOARD
Silver Bullet – DRBILL’SSTEREO TONE-AMP
DBX 163 vintage compressor (x3)
DBX 163X vintage compressor (x3)
TL Audio 5051 Valve Processor
ART Pro MPA II

PLUGINS
UAD, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Softube, Sonarworks Reference 4, Slate, Plugin Alliance, Izotope, Waves and many more.

MICROPHONES
Shure SM7B
Electro-Voice RE20
Electro Voice 635A (x2)
Sennheiser 421
Rode NT1A (x2) Modded with matched RK-47 capsules
TSM MT47
TSM MT84
AGK D190 (x2)
RB100 Ribbon
Shure SM57 (a bunch)
Audix ADX51 – Stereo pair
Audix D6
Audix D4
Audix D2 (x2)
Audix i-5
More on request.

AMPS
Marshall JMP 2203 Master Model Lead 100w – 1980
Marshall JCM 800 50w
Peavy Classic 30w Combo
Orange Micro Terror
Acoustic bass amp head – Vintage
Yamaha B100 bass amp – Vintage

SPEAKER CABINETS
Vintage Malmberg 4×12 loaded with 30w Greenbacks
2×12 cabinet loaded with 25w Greenbacks

GUITARS
Gibson Les Paul Standard (x3)
Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Greco Les Paul Super Sound
Gibson SG
Fender Telecaster
Hagström H2N
Burny Les Paul
Person Les Paul
Fernandes Rickenbacker – bass
Epiphone Acoustic
Yamaha Acoustic

EFFECT PEDALS
Dunlop Cry Baby
Magnetic Effects Boost & Overdrive (custom built)
Magnetic Effects Sändare
Magnetic Effects Vortex
Echo Analog Delay (Handbuilt by me)
Range Disaster Treble Booster (Handbuilt by me)
Tone Mender (Handbuilt by me)
Noob Screamer (Handbuilt by me)
The Brain Fog Phaser (Handbuilt by me)
Tiny Pedals The Central Scrutinizer
BOSS HM-2
MXR Phase 90
MXR Micro Chorus
MXR Bass Octave Deluxe
MXR Micro Amp
Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808
Ibanez Analog Delay
BOSS TU-2 & TU-3
Tone City Golden Plexi
Tone City Fuxx Fuzz
Fulltone Fat Boost 3
MOOER Reverb
MOOER Looper
Electro-Harmonix LPB-1
Digitech The Drop
TC Electronic Pipeline Tap Tremolo
Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive
Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Compressor

DRUMS
Pearl Export
Kick 22″
Snare 14″
Toms 12″, 13″, 16″
Snare stand x 2
Straight stand x2
Boom stand x 2
Hihat stand

About

My name is Robert Pehrsson. I have been writing songs and playing music for 30 years in bands such as DundertågetThunder ExpressDeath BreathImperial State Electric and for the last six years Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker.

I’ve been around long enough to have recorded a couple of albums in the all-analog domain to tape, and then experience the shift towards the digital recording environment. I was always interested in the craft of recording, engineering, mixing and producing, so much I decided to build my own studio, a hybrid between analog and computer-based recording and mixing.

I have also worked as an engineer and music teacher at a culture center for youths. There I recorded and mixed a variety of music every day for 12 years.

Discography

  • 1996 – Deathwitch – Triumphant Devastation
  • 1997 – Deathwitch – Dawn of Armageddon
  • 1999 – Tomahawk – What to Do 7″
  • 1999 – Tomahawk – Push 7″
  • 2002 – Wrecks – Wrecks
  • 2004 – Thunder Express – We Play for Pleasure
  • 2006 – Death Breath – Death Breath
  • 2006 – Death Breath – Stinking Up the Night
  • 2007 – Thunder Express – Republic Disgrace
  • 2007 – Death Breath – Let It Stink
  • 2009 – Dundertåget – Skaffa ny frisyr
  • 2010 – Dundertåget – Dom feta åren är förbi
  • 2010 – Imperial State Electric – Imperial State Electric
  • 2012 – Imperial State Electric – Pop War
  • 2013 – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – S/T (Solo album)
  • 2013 – Imperial State Electric – Reptile Brain Music
  • 2014 – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – The Hollow Of A Rising Tone 7″
  • 2015 – Imperial State Electric – Honk Machine
  • 2016 – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – I Need To Know 7″
  • 2016 – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – Long Way To The Light
  • 2019 – Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker – Out Of The Dark

Session work

  • 2009 – Mary’s Kids – S/T
  • 2010 – Necronaut – S/T
  • 2011 – 77 – High Decibels
  • 2011 – Slingblade – The Unpredicted Deeds of Molly Black
  • 2012 – The Datsuns – Death Rattle Boogie
  • 2012 – Bullet – Full Pull
  • 2012 – Mary’s Kids – Say No!
  • 2013 – Black Trip – Goin’ Under
  • 2013 – Dead Lord – Goodbye Repentance
  • 2013 – Dregen – S/T
  • 2015 – Black Trip – Shadowline
  • 2016 – Driving Rain – Hard Times
  • 2016 – CC Company – The Pat Benetar cover single
  • 2019 – Joseph Tholl – Devil’s Drum
  • 2019 – Åskväder – TBA
Robert Pehrsson

What the clients say

En studio med ordning och reda - finns det? Ja det gör det - Studio Humbucker!

Robert Eriksson
The Hellacopters

We hired Robert Pehrsson for mixing our entire new album with Serpent Omega! To be honest the result is beyond all expectations and we are more than happy to recommend the services offered by Studio Humbucker.

Seiðr Jonsson
Serpent Omega

Den Tunga Döden recorded the drums for the debut album in Humbucker. Everything went smoothly and with very good service! Obviously good sound according to what we wanted! Smaller but the nicer studio with the right equipment. Recommended! We'll come back!

Den Tunga Döden

Robert är riktigt duktig och vet vad han håller på med. Proffsigt bemötande och är väldigt mån om att göra ett bra jobb! Rekommenderar honom varmt.

Martin Gut
Åskväder

Rekommenderar starkt! Robert är grymt proffsig och lyhörd.

 
Joseph Tholl
VOJD, ex Enforcer, Joseph Tholl

Väldigt bra studio. Robert är mycket noggrann och lämnar inget åt slumpen. Mycket engagerad, kunnig, ärlig och mån om att resultatet ska bli så bra. Toppbetyg från mig!

Stefan Rodin

Proffsig, noggrann och trevligt bemötande. Rekommenderas!

Johan Bäckman
Heavy Death, Den Tunga Döden

Request a quote or ask a question

Drop me a line for a prompt reply. Feel free to describe your project. For example, genre, previous releases, budget and deadline, this will make it a lot easier for me to give you a quote.

I usually charge on a per-day basis for recording and on a per-song basis for mixing. I can also charge by the project, please let me know what you have in mind. Each service scaled to suit each project as appropriate.

Location: Stockholm. I will give you the address after establishing contact.
Email: studiohumbucker@gmail.com

The website is in English because I do a lot of remote mixing. Feel free to write to me in Swedish though.