Studio foundation 1999
From the first note to the final track
Railroad Tracks is a music studio for audio production and audio post-production based in Buir, west of Cologne. The studio is located in disused Buirer station and offers among other things Recording, composition, sound design, mixing, mastering and DMM vinyl cutting. Before the founding of the studio owner John Cremer worked in the EMI studios Maarweg as mastering and DMM dubbing technician. In the spring of 1999, the Electrola (EMI in London) was known by the English parent company to carry out some restructuring measures worldwide. As a result, was in Cologne the outsourcing of in-house warehousing and distribution, as well as the setting of the Studio Services.
John Cremer was planning for the areas DMM dubbing and mastering the transition to independence, offering the necessary Electrola Studio benefits. After several weeks of planning and costing the reaction was made. The corresponding building was found quickly, a beautiful old station building in Kerpen / Buir, which was still taken during the core refurbishment and expansion of the acoustics in operation. Railroad Tracks granted step by step all increasing hurdles. After several months comparing with the competitors in the market, was a framework service contract between EMI and the now established “Railroadtracks GmbH” closed …
… 2013 EMI finally implodes
A new start
Through consistent focus on high-quality digital productions by new, much younger staff, and the emerging Vinyl Renaissance, shifted the focus of their work and thus now include smaller labels and agencies to the main customers. Over time we have under the Signet Railroad Tracks Studios and Others worked for the following labels, artists and agencies: