Robin Schmidt played the drums from the age of 9, the guitar from the age of 12 and was recording 8-track demos at the age of 14. During his youth, he played in a big band, a jazz quartet, pop, rock, ska and even death metal bands while recording anyone and anything, from Britpop to Ukranian Fusion Jazz, from Armenian Folk Music to German Krautrock.
He left school to take up the job of resident engineer at Studio-22 in Germany, before studying at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Here his passion for mastering developed. He began mastering recordings for fellow students, but soon progressed to working with national and international clients.
Fast forward to 2003, when Robin Schmidt set up 24-96 Mastering. Since then he has put the finishing touches on thousands of recordings across every genre, for major and indie labels all over the world.
Robin has been nominated for a Grammy, has mastered gold and platinum selling records, Albums of the Year as credited by IFPI and the UK Music Producers Guild, as well as Number 1 hits in several countries. More importantly, Robin is deeply passionate about sound and takes pride in investing every possible effort to serve the music, and the client, with a perfect master.