Primal Sonics


Why Primal Sonics?

Music is something very personal, so a personal environment is very important to get the best out of your recordings. All wishes can be discussed before any sessions, so everyone can focus their mind on the project. I'm also very happy to help with shaping the right sound, giving each project its unique sound.

The right sound starts with the musician, the instrument and then the recording techniques. I always try to capture the right sound at the source, leaving no suprises for after the mixing sessions. I always let the recorded sounds guide me through the mixing process, and effects will usually be used only when they add to the project.

Please check the services page to see what I have to offer!

Mixing on an SSL console

Mixing on an SSL console

Soul Society
Love Foolosophy (Jamiroquai cover)

Call-It Lacuna
A Fight


Below are some examples of my work.





About me

Live mix

My name is Sjoerd Scheffer, born in Amsterdam in 1995. I've always been into music, and started playing drums when I was six. When I was around 15 years old, I started playing guitar. I started writing my own songs around that time. At that time I had an effects pedal which I could use to record as well. That's when I started recording my own songs, using the pedal and a drum machine. I realised that I liked the process of recording (and mixing) even more than actually writing the songs.

After I finished high school, I went to the SAE in Rotterdam to broaden my knowledge of audio, and I finished my Audio Engineering course in October 2015. I had already started recording some bands in the meantime, and they've kept coming back to me ever since.


Since I'm working with a mobile studio, there are a lot of possibilites! Here's a small overview:

  • Live mixing/recording
  • Studio recording
  • Rehearsal recording
  • Voice overs
  • Mixing existing recordings
  • etc.

Of course there is more, but just to give you an idea of my technical capacities, here's a list of my current equipment:

Interface Allen & Heath ZED R16
MOTU 8pre
24 channels total
Outboard TC Electronic M-One XL
Focusrite Compounder
Dynamic Mics Shure SM57 x2
Shure SM58
AKG D112
AKG D3400
AKG D440
AKG D550
Samson Q7
Condenser Mics Rode NT2a
Rode NT3 x2
Rode NT5 x2
DI Boxes Dreitec Passive DI x2
(MOTU 8pre inputs can also be used as DIs)
Mic stands Innox IVA 02 long x5
Innox IVA 12 long x4
Innox IVA 04 short x2
Cables Devine MIC100 XLR 10m x4
SSnake SM10KB XLR 10m x2
Devine MIC100 XLR 5m x2
Devine JACM5 TS 5m x2
Devine JACS5 TRS 5m x2
Accessories Shure A50D Drummount x3
Drummounts for D440 and D550
Samson PS01 Dual Layer Popfilter

Prices depend on the scale of the project. For more info you can always contact me using the contact data at the bottom of the page.

Studio livesession

Studio livesession

Part of the microphone collection

Part of the microphone collection


If you're interested, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

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