About Us

Christian Mars’s recording studio is based in Halmstad in the south of Sweden but through our online production services Analog Sweetening is available to clients from all over the world.

Whether you wish to record your music at our hybrid digital and analog studio or pass your tracks to us for some analog mixing and processing, Analog Sweetening has the expertise, the gear, and last but not least, the ears to give you the sound you are looking for.

Besides our services in the fields of recording, production, mixing and mastering, we also have a songwriting team made up of Producer & Songwriter Christian Mars and Production Manager & Songwriter Daniel Kangas. Please contact us for a password to access our demos & rough mixes.

OBSESSED WITH MUSIC – IN THE WORDS OF CHRISTIAN MARS

As far as I can remember I have always lived and breathed music: it’s the first thing I think about when I wake up and the last thing to cross my mind before I go to sleep.

Before the age of seven I knew almost every song by the Beatles and a lot of other 60′s and 70′s stuff that my dad played to me. At this time I also formed my first band. It wasn’t long before I caught the recording bug. At first it was a four-track cassette recorded. Then it was mini discs, tape and DAT machines.

When I finally got my first computer rig I was extremely excited and the sky was the limit: so many options and countless tracks, but there was something missing sound wise, and that’s when I began collecting outboard gear.

Over the years I have developed a lot of favorite sounds, like the acoustic guitar in the intro to the Dixie Chicks’ ”The Long Way ‘Round” or Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”.

To give you an idea of just how obsessed I am with recording let me describe a perfect Friday night, according to me. First you grab a bunch of records and a glass or bottle (your choice) and listen to something specific like vocal sounds. And nothing but vocal sounds. You go back and forth between the records and try to imagine the recording/processing chain: ”sounds like a U47 probably through a 1073 with some sort of tube compression etc.”

All that’s needed for a perfect evening, if you ask me.

/ Christian Mars

REFERENCES
Here you’ll find some examples of our gear at work. What better way to find out how we work and what sound we can produce than to listen to our audio clips here.