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About the person "Carsten Felsmann

Where do I come from? - Who am I? - Where am I going? ... it is worth reflecting on these questions.

>> What am I actually doing on this planet?

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I was born on 8 January 1963 in Hanover. I grew up and went to school in Hannover-Anderten. I graduated from the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Hanover in May 1982. I then studied history and philosophy at the Leibniz University in Hanover and finally psychology at the Georg-August University in Göttingen in October 1989. My studies ended with the degree Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (B.A.) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover and state recognition as a social pedagogue.

During all these years I always kept faith with my passion for music. Whenever I found time, I worked on my electric guitar and the white and black keys of my IBACH piano. I programmed beats on my ROLAND R-8 and with the help of my ATARI 1024 ST I took my first steps in sampling on the STEINBERG Twenty Four which was released at that time.

Musically, these technical innovations of the time meant that I was able to realise my original dream of writing symphonic arrangements - albeit within limits. At the time, I used a TASCAM Porta One Ministudio for my recordings - a 4-track cassette recorder with an integrated mixer that allowed the creation of multi-track recordings. So I was able to layer multiple instruments like piano, guitars and beats recorded one after the other. What always bothered me about the recordings was the high noise level and the reduced acoustic assertiveness of the individual instruments due to the multi-track process on cassette.

This changed fundamentally with the use of the PC at the end of the 90s of the last millennium - a quantum leap for every musician. For the first time, MIDI and audio recording could be combined in digital quality. The possibilities of digital editing in ranges of thousandths of a second made it possible for the first time to cut audio material exactly - quasi silently. The streaming of multiple instruments was limited only by the computing capacity or CPU power of the processor and the operational RAM of the 32-bit Windows of the time.

Meanwhile I use a 64-bit Windows 10 PC in the Pro version with 16 GB RAM and an i-5 processor in conjunction with a FOCUSRITE Clarett 4 Pre USB soundcard. My DAW is a STEINBERG Cubase 10.5 Pro in the latest version. I use several plug-ins in my work - this includes software synthesizers as well as sound modifying plug-ins, to which I count various EQs or compressors like OZONE 9 and many more. Currently, I work almost exclusively "in-the-box" on my arrangements, which means that the audio signal is only monitored by me through headphones. To record external hardware - like piano, acoustic guitar or cajon - I use an analogue 8-track mixer from YAMAHA. The audio material leaves the soundcard via the outputs and is fed into a signal chain of EQ, compressor, noise gate and DAT recorder - also from YAMAHA - for quick backup of ideas as well as monitoring in the room. Thehis method of working proves its worth, as it takes place under a magnifying glass, both musically and tonally. Small nuances can be recognized by me in the sound image and changed accordingly if necessary.

The services I can offer you in the field of audio basically refer to any need for musical content. The sound design I develop is individually adapted to your specific needs - whether it is one or more acapella vocal tracks or other instrumentation of a pre-production. The audio format required for you with regard to the desired end product, we determine together early in the production, so that I can already work towards this goal during the composition.

If I have aroused your interest as an artist and you would like to contact me, I am available by e-mail at: kontakt@felsmann-sounddesign.com as well as by telephone under the landline number: 051110573032 or mobile: 017680715708 . I am already looking forward to your order for a joint music production and the challenge of meeting your request!

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"No time" (for anything)

Time is a construction. Time is an illusion. Time does not exist - there is only change. We rush through our lives to save time and overlook the opportunities we actually have. We want to save time as if it were an account we could deposit it into. We do not realise that it is infinitely available because the universe was not made of time, but of infinity! This infinity is in truth the eternity of heaven on our planet Earth. 

Love and live! 

~ C. van Ohr®

FELSMANN-SOUNDDESIGN® GmbH

~ 2023