Patrik Schwitter

Patrik Schwitter is one of the well known and highly experienced recording, mixing and mastering veterans in Switzerland.

Since his start in 1987 at Ebony Studios, he worked on +1300 productions. With his pal Martin Lachmann (Applied Acoustics), he founded Gamma Recording in 1990 and worked with international artists like Eddie Harris, Gil Scott Heron & Amnesia Express, The JB Horns, The Meters etc. and great musicians like Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel), Daryll Jones (Sting, Miles, Madonna, Rolling Stones), Daryl Thompson (Peter Tosh, Sly and Robbie), Gerry Brown (Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea), Curt Cress (Tina Turner, Falco, Freddy Mercury) and Ray Peterson (Blood, Sweat & Tears) etc. Patrik had the honour of tracking “Destination Unknown”, the very last album of Sun Ra and his Omniverse Arkestra, just before Sun Ra died. In 2010, he won the German Record Critics Award for Steve Lacy's album "November”.

In the summer of 2017, Patrik founded his personal facility in Zurich, which has been optimized for mixing. In his new audio suite, he made productions for Brainticket, Imperial Triumphant, Iandara, Jurczok 1001, Travelogue, Bruno Spoerri, I Am Chaos, Kilter, Hazer Baba, etc. In March 2019, he was nominated for the 19th "Independent Music Award" in NYC in the category "eclectic" with his production of *Andromeda Anarchia's Darkmatters.

One of his recent projects is the album tracking of harp player and Grammy Award Winner Andreas Vollenweider, the most successful musician in Switzerland. "Quiet Places" was released in winter 2020.

Patrik Schwitter recommends


"Finally, there’s a brilliant-sounding Steinway sample library where I can dial in a pair of my favourite contemporary tube mics. Besides this, the opportunity to modulate, exaggerate and dehydrate this grand piano is just awesome and very inspiring. what a cool addition to the huge field of ITB-Steinway’s."



"The new MCenter plugin is a real gatekeeper if you need to tweak stereo sources in a comprehensive way. This kind of precise surgery within the M/S sound field is impeccable and ahead of most of its competitors. Once more, very well done!"



"I took a telecaster, dialed in "evolution" and immediately guitar heaven gave my a warm welcome. what an incredible detailed sound texture and the dynamic response will knock you off, too. then i took my vintage explorer, loaded "monstrosity" and my wig was melt down caused by the "no mercy" switch! obviously i was looking for some recovery then and purple "Meldano" did this in a second... any questions?"



"Since its launch, I've been a committed addict of MTurboAmp in conjunction with MCabinet. What a great-sounding combination! But Melda goes even further. MGuitarArchitect is my undeniable first choice when comprehensive ITB string treatments are calling. MGA is easy to use, with a brilliant overview of the entire signal chain and has breathtaking possibilities of routing the heck out of it. What a cool extension to my beloved MTurboAmp. Tweakers and nerds are gonna love this awesome and inspiring toolbox! And not only for gently weeping guitars."

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