Hans-Martin Buff began his career as a recording engineer and music producer in 1993 at Pachyderm Studios, Minnesota, USA, where he started out as a runner, making coffee before progressing to hone his studio skills assisting on projects such as Live’s million-seller “Throwing Copper”.
Hans-Martin worked his way through various local rock’n’roll studios before he found a more permanent home at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios. He became Prince’s personal engineer and worked there for four years. During this period, he wasn’t only responsible for Prince’s recordings, but also for the studio affairs of world-renowned artists, including No Doubt, Chaka Khan and Larry Graham.
Being a native of Germany, Hans-Martin Buff relocated to his home country in 2001, where he continued his career as an independent recording engineer and producer, and where he has since recorded, mixed and produced a host of national and international talent, such as Mousse T., Joss Stone, Zucchero, Eric Burdon, Roachford, Maxi Priest and the Scorpions and more.
Hans-Martin has become an expert in the making of 3D-Audio for headphones, and regularly advises artists and industry professionals on its vast creative possibilities. He is heading up our Song Production Masterclass in 2022 and you can find out more about his work in this interview.