OUR ARTISTS RELEASED AND WORKED WITH
Refine Productions is a unique music production company that will help you overcome your musical and mental barriers to find your "sound-print" and to become a mindful artist with a vision.
It was founded by Eddie Thoneick, one of the most exciting and in-demand dance artists from Germany with a successful career of more than 25 years. He is touring the world with peak performances at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Love Parade in Berlin, Streetparade in Zurich, Space, Pacha and Amnesia in Ibiza. With a hiatus of top 10 releases he has worked with the likes of Erick Morillo, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Bob Sinclar, Placebo, Moby and Tom Staar to name a few and has released music on Axtone, Size, Toolroom, Armada, Spinnin, Defected, Warner, Sony and Strictly Rhythm. He gathered a collective of established, global touring artists that share the same vision:
Creating Music for Artists - with Artists.
On his journey to becoming the successful artist Eddie Thoneick is today he has been unable to finish tracks, been turned down and ignored by labels and agencies, even thought about quitting the one thing he was most passioned about: Music. Fighting through these difficulties, building his knowledge and his own sound over more than 2 decades made him become an expert.
On in-depth 1-on-1 intro calls we realized that the most common problem is that artists acquired poor basic habits and routines that are holding them back from unfolding their true potential and progressing fast or progressing at all. This always leads to frustration, self-doubt, fears and even to giving up.
It takes a lot more than just production skills to be a great artist. Having a record release and rising as an artist is one thing, but keeping the momentum and consistency...something else. With the combination of Life- and Production-Coaching we want you to become a more aware and mindful artist that will enjoy the journey to becoming successful and fulfilled. We will help you build the foundation for your career, help you gain confidence in yourself and your music, to think outside the box, get a new musical approach, and to put your artist career into balance
DIRTY SOUTH, AUSTRALIA
"IT´S REALLY NICE TO SEE A PLATFORM LIKE REFINE THAT IS PROVIDING A GREAT SERVICE TO PRODUCERS OUT THERE WHO NEED THAT EXTRA STEP TO GET THEIR VISION OUT THERE.
SOMETHING LIKE THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN AMAZING TO HAVE
WHEN I FIRST STARTED OUT"
THE GROUP STEM-MIX & MASTER SOLUTION FOR YOUR FINISHED TRACK. IN ONE DAY WE WILL GIVE YOUR TRACK THE EXTRA TOUCH IT NEEDS. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PROVIDE US WITH STEMS AND WE WILL DO OUR MAGIC. CHECK THE FAQ FOR DETAILS.
BASED ON THE REFERENCES YOU SEND US, WE WILL EXCLUSIVELY BUILD THE MAIN HOOK OF YOUR TRACK FOR YOU. THE VIBE WILL BE A BASIC DRAFT OF 45-60 SECONDS WITH A BREAK, A BUILD, AND THE DROP. THIS WILL BE THE HEART OF YOUR TRACK AND THE STARTING POINT TO MAKE THE MAGIC HAPPEN. CHECK THE FAQ FOR DETAILS.
THE TOUCH UP
YOUR TRACK ALREADY SOUNDS GREAT, BUT YOU FEEL LIKE IT MISSES AN ADDITIONAL ELEMENT THAT WILL TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL. OUR TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS WILL WORK ON ALAMENT THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TRACK STANDOUT. CHECK THE FAQ FOR DETAILS.
YOUR TRACK IS DONE, BUT YOU FEEL LIKE THE SOUND OF THE ELEMENTS, THE TRANSIENTS, THE ARRANGEMENT OR THE BEATS AREN´T RIGHT?
WE WILL REWORK YOUR TRACK, REPLACE SOUNDS, CLEAN IT UP, MIX AND MASTER IT TO MAKE IT LABEL-READY. CHECK THE FAQ FOR DETAILS.
WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES LIKE IN-PERSON OR ONLINE WORKSHOPS AND OTHER PRODUCTION SERVICES. DON´T HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH US FOR DETAILS.
EDDIE THONEICK, FOUNDER
"MY VISION WAS TO SURROUND MYSELF WITH
A COLLECTIVE OF SKILLED ARTISTS THAT ARE
PRODUCERS THEMSELVES, AND TO SHARE THE SAME
GOAL IN HELPING ANY ARTIST OF ANY GENRE
ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS..."
GET IN TOUCH
TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP TO SUCCESS!
WHAT GENRES DO YOU OFFER?
OUR ARTIST TEAM COVERS A WIDE RANGE OF MUSIC. FROM DANCE TO URBAN, CLASSIC AND HYBRID TRAILER SOUNDTRACKS. ANYTHING IS DOABLE.
WHAT ARE GROUP STEMS?
GROUP STEMS ARE A GROUP OF SOUNDS IN A CATEGORY RENDERED TOGETHER IN ONE AUDIO FILE.
FOR EXAMPLE, A SYNTHESIZER GROUP CONTAINS ALL SYNTHESIZERS.
HOW DO I NEED TO PREPARE THE STEMS FOR "THE MIX"?
WE WANT YOUR MIX TO HAVE THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY WHICH IS WHY WE ASK YOU TO SEND US YOUR STEMS IN WAV-24BIT RESOLUTION WITH AN OVERALL HEADROOM OF -6DB. DON´T PUT ANY PROCESSING ON THE MASTER BUS WHILE PREPARING THE STEMS AS THIS WILL NARROW DOWN THE POSSIBILITIES OF REWORKING THE AUDIO. PREPARE NO MORE THAN 5-10 GROUP-STEMS DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE PROJECT AND NAME THEM ACCORDINGLY. PREFERED STEMS ARE: KICK, FX, HATS, TOPS, SYNTH, KEYS, BASS, VOCALS. KEEP IN MIND, WE CAN ONLY WORK WITH THE MATERIAL YOU PROVIDE TO US AND THIS SERVICE DOESN´T INCLUDE ANY MUSICAL ADDITIONS. PLEASE SEND THE STEMS VIA WETRANSFER OR DROPBOX. IF YOU HAVE AN ADDITIONAL RADIO EDIT OF THE SAME TRACK WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF STEMS AND THE SAME SETTINGS IT CAN BE MASTERED FOR AN ADDITIONAL 60€ EXCL. TAX.
IS "THE VIBE" A COMPLETELY FINISHED TRACK SEGMENT?
THE VIBE IS A 45-60 SECOND SET OF BREAK, BUILD UP AND DROP AND INCLUDES THE BASIC ELEMENTS FOR YOUR TRACK. IT IS THE STARTING POINT FOR YOU TO BUILD YOUR TRACK ON AND INCLUDES MIDI FILES AND DETAILED STEMS. IT IS NOT A FULLY PRODUCED AND MASTERED TRACK SEGMENT.
HOW DO I NEED TO PREPARE THE STEMS FOR "THE REWORK"?
PREPARE THESE LIKE MENTIONED IN THE MIX. WE WILL NEED MORE DETAILED STEMS IN ORDER TO WORK PRECISELY.
PLEASE DON´T SEND A FLOOD OF STEMS. A MAXIMUM OF 25 STEMS IS PREFERED.
HOW DOES "THE TOUCH UP" WORK AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
YOU WILL SEND US A GROUP STEM PACKAGE OF KICK, DRUMS, FX, BASS, AND INSTRUMENTS SO WE ARE FLEXIBLE TO ADD ANOTHER MUSICAL ELEMENT. THE TOUCH UP INCLUDES ONE UNIQUE ELEMENT THAT WE WILL PRODUCE TO MATCH YOUR TRACK. ONCE APPROVED BY YOU, WE WILL PREPARE A 4-BAR LOOP (ABOUT 30 SECONDS) OF THE NEW HOOK AND SEND YOU THE STEM(S). THE TOUCH UP DOESN'T INCLUDE ANY OTHER MUSICAL REWORKS OF YOUR TRACK AND DOESN'T INCLUDE THE MIX.
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED TIME OF DELIVERY FOR THE SERVICE?
WE WILL PROVIDE THE DATE THE CHOSEN SERVICE IS BOOKED AND WE WILL SEND YOU THE INVOICE ACCORDINGLY. ONCE YOUR PAYMENT IS RECEIVED, THE ESTIMATED TURNAROUND TIME FOR THE SERVICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
THE MIX: 1 DAY / THE VIBE: 2 DAYS / THE TOUCH UP: 1 DAY / THE REWORK: 2 DAYS.
HOW MANY REVISIONS CAN I REQUEST?
ALL IN ALL, WE WILL DO 2 REVISIONS OF THE SERVICES AS WE WANT YOU AS OUR CLIENT TO BE HAPPY WITH THE RESULT.
ANY ONGOING REVISIONS WILL BE CHARGED AT A STUDIO-RATE OF 120€ PER HOUR.
DO YOU ALSO OFFER COMPLETE PRODUCTIONS?
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US AS WE HAVE THIS SERVICE MODEL LINED UP.
DO YOU HAVE DISCOUNTS?
YES! WE VALUE RETURNING CUSTOMERS WHICH IS WHY WE OFFER A SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT ON THE FIRST RE-BOOKING FOR THE MIX. JUST MENTION THIS DISCOUNT ON YOUR NEXT MASTERING.
DO YOU OFFER WORKSHOPS?
WE ARE OPEN TO IN-PERSON AND ONLINE WORKSHOPS. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US FOR DETAILS.
DO YOU OFFER ATTENDED SESSIONS OF MY BOOKED SERVICE?
WE CAN OFFER THIS FOR AN ADDITIONAL STUDIO-RATE OF 120€ PER HOUR.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT POLICY? DO I PAY UPFRONT?
WE HAVE A STRICT PAYMENT POLICY HERE AT REFINE PRODUCTIONS. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE UPFRONT VIA PAYPAL OR BANK TRANSFER. ONCE WE RECEIVE THE MONEY, WE WILL BE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH YOU DURING THE PROCESS OF THE SERVICE BOOKED AND PROVIDE THE HIGHEST QUALITY MATERIAL.
WHAT IF I´M NOT HAPPY WITH THE SERVICE? DO I GET A REFUND?
IN THE VERY UNLIKELY EVENT THAT YOU ARE NOT SATISFIED, WE WILL OFFER A REFUND OF 50% OF THE BOOKED SERVICE. WE INVEST A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT TO BRING YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE PRODUCT WHICH IS WHY WE NEED TO CHARGE A 50% FEE.
DO I OWN THE MASTER RIGHTS WHEN I BOOK "THE VIBE", "THE TOUCH UP"
OR "THE REWORK"?
YES! WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT READY THAT WILL TRANSFER ALL MASTER RIGHTS TO YOU. THIS WAY YOU ARE ON THE SAFE SIDE AND IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR TRACK.
WILL YOU HELP ME RELEASE THE TRACK ON A LABEL?
UNFORTUNATELY, WE DO NOT OFFER THESE SERVICES.
WILL YOUR SERVICE GUARANTEE A RELEASE ON A LABEL?
UNFORTUNATELY NO. OUR JOB IS SOLELY TO PROVIDE A PRODUCT TO YOUR SATISFACTION.
WHAT IS YOUR JURISDICTION?
THE SERVICES SHALL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GERMANY. ANY DISPUTE ARISING SHALL BE FILED IN A COURT OF GERMANY.