Adrian von Ripka is a tonmeister / recording superviser / music producer / audio engineer, working at SWR (Südwestrundfunk) in the field of music production.
Besides he’s offering audio production, recording direction, location recording, post-production, sound-design and mastering to a wide range of major labels and independent labels and clients.
He works with all kinds of music, with a focus on acoustic genres such as classical and jazz.
Over the years he has worked for such labels as Winter & Winter, ACT Music & Vision, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal Music, while recording, editing, mixing and mastering the work of such artists as Paul Motian, Uri Caine, Jessye Norman, Theo Bleckmann, Joachim Kühn, Michael Wollny, Nils Landgren, Thomas Quasthoff, Joey Baron, Peter Erskine, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Ensemble Rechereche and many others.
He supervised many radio and tv productions including broadcasts of Quincy Jones & Friends, Jacob Collier, Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Benson, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones, Zaz, SWR Bigband, Bon Jovi, Steve Winwood, Rodger Hodgson, Bonnie Raitt, Level 42, Jamiroquoai, NDR Symphony Orchestra, BR Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre National de France.
During his audio engineering studies in the mid 1980s at the University of Music, Duesseldorf and University of Applied Sciences in Duesseldorf, he gained valuable experience in many areas of music production, as well as radio, television and video production.
Since the late 80s until 2022 he has been working for one of the most prestigious studios, Bauer Studios, as tonmeister in many different styles of music and is involved in several hundreds of productions, from recording/producing through mixing and mastering.
In the last two decades he has expanded his freelance work, especially through the close collaboration with the label Winter & Winter, resulting in several hundred projects to date. The recent years include sound design for art exhibitions and art performances.
As engineer or producer he is significantly involved in productions which received major awards like “ECHO Klassik”, “ECHO Jazz”, “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”, “Diapason d’Or” and were “GRAMMY®” nominated.