Empty River Productions

Recording | Mixing | Mastering
Metal since 2002.

MetalSound-Studio is a professional recording/mixing/mastering studio in Germany with special focus on rock/metal music.
Located in the idyllic Harz mountains, MetalSound-Studio offers a wide range of professional audio solutions since 2002. No matter if you are looking for a recording studio or searching for someone to mix/master your cd, MetalSound-Studio is the ideal partner for you.

There is even the possibility to do live mixes or produce/arrange/write songs for your band or company. If you want to know more just get in contact with us.


In times where each laptop owner is capable of recording an electric guitar straight onto disk,
musical understanding and technical knowledge is more important than ever.
Having produced hundreds of records since 2002,
MetalSound-Studio has the experience to make your music outstanding
and lift it on a professional level.

"Final tempest" by Aeveron

"Across the fire" by My Inner Burning

"Arabian fights" by Dark at Dawn

"It all ends here" by Dystopia

"Sanity´s infirmity" by Pandorium

"Among the lost" by Kambrium

"Devil´s ride" by Hopelezz

About me

Being a musician myself, I know what is important when it comes to writing, playing and recording music. Born in 1977, I started playing drums when I was 8 years old and taught myself how to play guitar by the age of 13. Having played countless shows with various bands on drums and guitar,
I shared the stage with The Scorpions, Nina Hagen, Doro, W.A.S.P. etc., played festivals like Wacken Open Air, Wave Gothik Treffen, Summer Breeze and so on. With my own bands we published several cds on different record companies like AFM Records, Steamhammer/SPV GmbH etc.
Producing music has always been my passion and so I decided in 2002 to build my own studio. Since then I am a professional music producer and have recorded, mixed and mastered hundreds of records from various genres including bands for record companies like AFM Records, SPV GmbH, SAOL, 7Hard, Massacre Records, etc.


Yamaha NS-10M

PDP (22" Bass Drum, 10",12",14" Toms, 14"x5,5" wood snare, 14"x6,5" TAMA steel snare)
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, Fractal Audio AxeFx, Tech 21 Sans Amp, Mesa Rectifier Std. 4x12" loaded with Celestion V30, Schecter Diamond Series Hellraiser, Mayones Setius Gothic GTM, Ibanez BTB-555 MP, Takamine EG 440 C, Custom build Les Paul with EMG 81/85
MOTU 2408 MK3, MOTU 2408 MK2, Intel core i7 2600, 16 GBDDR3-Ram, Blu Ray-Burner, etc., Steinberg Nuendo, Steinberg Wavelab, UAD-2 Octo, Waves Platinum, Antares Autotune, Antares MicMod, Slate Digital Trigger/FG-X/Slate Drums Platinum, various software synthesizers
Shure SM57 (2x), Shure SM58; Audio Technica Pro 37r (4x), AT 4050/CM5, Sennheiser MD421 (4x), Electrovoice RE 20
Universal Audio 6176, Vintech X73i, TL Audio EQ-2, API 3124, TC Electronics Finalizer plus, Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X, Alesis M-EQ 230
Yamaha DM2000 v2 loaded with 3 Yamaha MY 16-AT modules and 2 Yamaha MY8 AD/DA96
Genelec 1032 with 7070 subwoofer, Yamaha NS-10M


Empty River Tonstudio

Yamaha 02r96 v2
(loaded with 3x MY16 AT),
Genelec 1032 with Subwoofer 7070,
Yamaha NS 10 M

Yamaha 02r96

Yamaha 02r96 v2
(loaded with 3x MY16 AT)

Yamaha 02r96 v2

Yamaha 02r96 v2
(loaded with 3x MY16 AT)

TC Electronics 2240

19" Outboard:
TC 2240 HS, TC Finalizer plus,
TL Audio C-1

TL Audio C-1

19" Outboard:
TL Audio C-1

Universal Audio 6176

19" Outboard:
Universal Audio 6176

TL Audio EQ-2

19" Outboard:
TL Audio EQ-2

Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Guitar Amp:
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier

Fractal Audio AxeFX Ultra

Guitar Preamp:
Fractal Audio AxeFx Ultra

Mesa Rectifier Std.

Guitar Cabinet:
Mesa Rectifier Std. 4x12"
loaded with Celestion Vintage 30

Tech 21 Sans Amp

Guitar Preamp: Tech 21 SansAmp
19" Outboard: Alesis M-EQ 230 graf. 2-chan. 30 band-EQ

Yamha NS-10M

Yamaha NS-10M

TC 2240 HS

19" Outboard:
TC 2240 HS, TC Finalizer plus,
TL Audio C-1


Torsten Sauerbrey
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 138
37520 Osterode/Lerbach

Phone: +49 (0) 55 22 - 86 99 500
mobile: +49 (0)160 - 437 1986

eMail: info@metalsound.de