Cologne, Germany (March 23, 2011)–German musician and composer Helmut Zerlett has implemented an RTW SurroundControl system at his Cologne studio
Zerlett, who is a bandleader for many popular late night television shows in Germany, is using the RTW system for integrated monitoring control and signal analysis at his studio. He is committed to using classic analog recording systems, such as two Neumann M49b tube microphones and numerous Neumann processing modules. Using RTW instruments for metering has always been a matter of course for him.
“When I took my first steps in a recording studio, an RTW unit was the measure of all things. It was the interface between the studio and the outside world,” he recalls. “Whenever it came time to ensure that an analog or digital production met the requirements of the medium at hand, the RTW peak meter was the decisive factor to me.”
When he converted his own studio to surround compatibility a few months ago, he integrated an RTW instrument that included a surround sound analyzer into the new setup. “Of course, editing surround material is potentially more error-prone than processing stereo signals. After the conversion, accurate signal analysis has become more important to me than ever before,” says Zerlett.
Zerlett started his musical career as a studio musician and keyboardist for the Food Band, played the keyboards in Marius Muller-Westernhagen’s band and has accompanied German entertainer Harald Schmidt since 1995. In addition, Zerlett is a film score composer, which he mixes and produces in his Cologne studio, established in 1999.