k22 music is a record label, production company and publishing company run by two dedicated musicians and based in Düsseldorf and Krefeld.  We’re dedicated to electronic, indie and pop music and our release are available digitally or on vinyl only.

We believe that we should have full control of the music we love – therefore we do cover the whole marketing and value chain: from production of a record to releasing the final product up to marketing and booking. If necessary we cooperate with partners such as music publishers, labels or distribution companies.

We’re constantly looking for new music and artist to cooperate with. We might help you with your music too.

k22 team

Carsten Schmidt

Carsten started his career in the earlier 90ties as a professional guitar player, recording engineer and producer. He worked for bands like Honig, Ralley, Sun, Vic Anselmo, Secret Discovery, Benevolent, Grind Inc., Supernature, Modulator, Black Mesa, In blackest Velvet, End of April, M. Walking on the water or Les hommes qui wear espandrillos.

Today Carstens runs a Pelser&Schmidt, a professional audio visual rental company in Krefeld and works as a recording engineer and producer. He plays bass and synths for MAY and is the musical mastermind behind Leland P.

Christoph Mause

In the late 80ties and early 90ties Christoph used to work as a recording engineer and producer for bands such as Escape With Romeo, Secret Discovery, The Frits or Random Mind Machine. In the mid 90ties he founded ecx.io which became a leading European e-commerce and digital marketing company. Christoph sold the company to IBM in 2016.

Christoph now is back into music and plays guitar with severals bands and produces his own music. Beside running k22 Christoph plays guitar with MAY.

k22 studio

We run our own studio in Krefeld in a beautiful old industrial building. The studio offers an acoustically optimized control room, two very nice recording rooms and additional facilities.

Intel I920 2000GB Raid System
M.O.T.U. HD192 HD Recording System
M.O.T.U. 2408 Expander
Cubase 10
Wavelab 6
various Plugins

RCF Mytho 8
Avantone Mix Cubes
KS Digital Q-Sub 7
Klein & Hummel OZ
Sennheiser HD25
4xAudio Technica ATH M40fs

Outboard FX
2x Glockenklang Double Two Noisegate
8Ch Otztronic Compressor
Lexicon PCM80
Lexicon PCM70
Yamaha Rev7
Yamaha SPX90II
Yamaha Rev 500
Echolette E51 Bandecho
Copycat Bandecho
Pioneer Reverbation Amplifier

Preamps / Eq
4Ch Sound Skulptor MP73 (Neve Clone)
2Ch Neumann V476b
2Ch Neumann W591 EQ
2Ch Drawmer 1960 Tube Preamp / Compressor
8Ch TAB V372/1
8Ch Altec 1968
2Ch Otztronic Prototype

Neumann U87
2x Neumann 184
2x AKG C414
2x C5600, C1000
4x Audio Technica AT5100
8x Audio Technica Pro37
5x Sennheiser 421
8x Sennheiser 604
EVoice PL20
3x Shure Beta98
2x Shure Beta91
2x Shure Beta52
6x Shure SM57
8x Shure SM58
4x Shure Beta57
2x Shure Beta87
2x T-Bone RB500

Guitar and bass
Epiphone Sheraton II
Custom Strat
Fender Konzertgitarre
Squier Precision Bass
Musicman Fretless
Höfner 12 String Akustik Gitarre

Amps und Speaker
Kemper Profiling Amp
Eleven Rack
ENGL Savage 120
Musicman Bassman
Sovtek Mig50
Fender Champ
Marshall Dynamic Bass Amp
Marshall 1960 4×12 Box
Ampeg SVT410HF Bass Cabinet
HK 4×12 Box
2x HH 2×12 Box
SWR 2x10T Bass Cabinet
Fender 1×15″ Bass Cabinet
Peveay 2×15″ Bass Vabinet
Blackfieldtube amp with tape delay
various vintage pedals

Fender Rhodes Mark 2
Hammond T100
August Förster Piano
Korg MS20 analog Synth
Korg TR Rack
Korg Prophecy
Waldorf Microwave
Korg Wavestation
Crumar DS2
String Machine

Kirchoff Arctic Custom (22″ Bassdrum, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, 16″ Toms, 12″ und 10″ Snares)
Snares von Sonor, Mapex und Pearl
various cymbals and percussions