John Cremer

Founder, Vinyl Cutting, Mastering

John Cremer started to busy himself with the music business, by doing his first home recordings for the German folk band GURNEMANZ in 1972. In September 1974 he joined EMI Germany (Köln Maarweg Studios), working in the field of “Vinyl Lacquer-Cutting”. He started by cutting the singles catalog, whereat in 1976 the Rock & Pop LP catalog was added to his area of competence.

By the beginning of 1983 EMI Germany published almost the entire EMI catalog as DMM Remastered Editions (Pink Floyd, Beatles, Queen, Deep Purple, etc., including the US Capitol catalog). In addition, all publications for the German market (Grönemeyer, Scorpions, Kraftwerk, Klaus Lage, BAP …) were cut by John Cremer. Since 1978, he increased working in the area of “Mastering” and besides working at the in-house EMI productions he also gained experiences working alongside producers as Conny Plank, Holger Czukay, Dieter Dirks, Gottfried Engels and artists like Gianna Nanini, Ultravox, Belini …/p>

As a “museum guide” at the EMI museum, located inside the old press shop at Maarweg, John Cremer taught countless SAE students about the vinyl production process and even appeared on TV at the WDR show “Mouse TV” as an expert for vinyl.

In 1999 John Cremer founded Railroad-Tracks Studios and reorganized the EMI Germany archive system. John still cuts DMM and did mastering for e. g. Helge Scheider, Götz Alsmann, Wir sind Helden, Grönemeyer, MESH, In Strict Confidence, And One …