A one-stop shop for independent bands and musicians.

Helping you get everything ready for digital release and/or CD duplication and vinyl pressing.

Welcome to Sound of the Lemon – We offer Professional Online Mixing, Mastering and Graphic Design services for your music whether you’ve recorded in a home studio or professional studio, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro. Our Mixing and Mastering packages include everything you need in order for your music to reach its full potential. Our goal is to make sure you are satisfied. We offer a Money-Back Guarantee for all First-Time clients, so you can try us out risk free! We are competent, open-minded, friendly, and we’re here to make you sound awesome.

SOUND OF THE LEMON

Although most musicians nowadays, have a studio in their computer or laptop, not many know exactly how to get the sound they want. You write your song and record your parts, but once you start mixing, everything begins to sound muddy, or thin, or not cohesive. A number of things could happen when you're trying to get a balanced mix. Then, when you finally have a good mix, you realize it's not loud or clear enough. A good mastering engineer can help you with that. It's not just about raising the volume. It's about making it sound professional.

In a world ruled by social media, it's also more important than ever to have good artwork. The album cover has gone through many changes over the years, but we here at the Lemon, still believe that a picture tells a thousand words.

MIXING

A balanced mix is essential to make sure all the hard work you put into writing and recording each instrument was worthwhile. What good is spending hours on a synth patch or playing a guitar part until it's just right, if you can't hear it in the final mix?

MASTERING

If you intend to share or sell your music, mastering your song is a must. It should be clear, optimized for playback across all systems and media formats, and as loud as most modern pro releases, without being compressed to death. We will make your track shine so it can compete with the rest of the pack.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

No album is finished without a great logo and cover art. Nowadays, your cover art should look great in any size. As a large full screen photo, or an avatar on a mobile device. We will work with you to bring to life the design that best fits your project.

Other Services

We also offer the following remote and on-site services:

production

web design

songwriting

recording*

photography*

music videos*

*only available on-site at out production studio in Bonn, Germany

Daniel Guzman

Daniel Guzman

Sound Engineer and Graphic Designer

I'm a mixing/mastering engineer and graphic designer with 20 years experience in the music industry. I specialize in all forms of rock, pop and synth based music. After studying Audio Engineering in College, I worked at bars and clubs in Miami and South Beach, doing live sound and as a recording engineer and assistant at Worldbeat Group in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During this time I also started learning graphic design to create artwork for my band and began making flyers and posters for clubs and parties around the South Florida area. In 2010, I moved to Germany and decided to establish my own studio in Bonn, to record, mix, master and produce my own music. In early 2017, I decided to open my doors to other artists.

The Equipment

We work primarily with Ableton Live 9 and Propellerhead Reason. We also offer the possibility of mixing and mastering onto analog tape. We also have experience working with Pro-Tools and Logic if those happen to be your DAWs of choice. Our main set of speakers are a pair of PreSonus E5s, which I personally think are amazing. We also use a pair of KRK Rokit 5 G3s and a pair of Logitech computer speakers for reference. Other available equipment is: a Vorg Echo Orbit-1 tape echo machine and multiple guitar stomp boxes such as the ProCo RAT, MXR-90 and Electro-Harmonix Big Muff.