From his home studio in London's trendy Notting Hill, Mark 'DOG' Sayfritz, formerly of Zomba and EMI, is producing award winning material
for film, advertising and his own collaborative album using a digital recording system from Mackie.
Self built, Sayfritz' studio is well equipped with an E magic Logic Control,
(developed by Mackie), a Mackie Digital 8 Bus recording console running the latest Version
5 software, and a pair of Mackie HR824 Active Studio Monitors. Sayfritz commented, "I
am a big Mackie fan. The HR824s give me all the accuracy and vibe I need, and I have waited for years for something that allows me to control
faders in Logic, which the new D8B V.5 software allows me to do."
Sayfritz was also impressed by the system's ease of installation, "The new D8B software was very easy to install, as all Mackie equipment
tends to be. Installing it was one of the biggest creative leaps forward I've taken for a long time. I can now perform on the mixer like a
Sayfritz, now a freelance programmer, producer and composer, has previously co produced and written with Goldie, Ian Brown and more recently
with director Nicolai Fugslig on high profile projects including shorts for Levi "Possessed Jeans" and Audi "Bull", which
was shown in 14 countries around the world and won him the D&AD Silver Pencil and British Television Advertising Award for music and sound
design in the UK. Sayfritz is also currently reading scripts from both sides of the Atlantic for several film projects namely "Days of
Fear", a Lawrence Fishburn film, a Steven Seagal film, "Belly of the Beast" and a Sadie Frost production "Come What May".
Mackie has become his primary brand of choice because as he states, "It allows me to use the electronics in an 'organic' way to create
spectacular music. By using the auto on the desk to record the sound, then setting up various plug ins, I can 're draw' information and adapt
it using copy and paste to create work with expression and performances written in. The equipment also gives me the ability to work back to
front if needed or combine sound in an unusual way or even use the equipment as an interpretation tool."
Sayfritz hopes to upgrade his current set up in the future to create a 5.1 surround sound room using additional Mackie speakers.
Mark Sayfritz' debut album "Neverland", under the name "dog", is available in CD stores now or from the website www.dogcollective.com.