Jay chose to leave his previous career in financial services in Hong Kong to pursue his passion for audio, picking up a diploma in Audio Engineering along the way. He is most comfortable as a recording engineer but also is responsible for the marketing, communications and promotion of HAL5 Studio.
With more than ten years of experience working on music productions in multiple genres, spanning from DnB, Dub, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Rnb, and Jazz. Martijn has no lack of diversity in understanding the music, but also the artist behind the music and ensuring the music sounds as authentic as the person/artist behind the music.
Working on both western and world music, Martijn never shies away from new endeavours in new genres of music.
After being affiliated with music production and promotion for many years he chose to Educate himself in Music Production and Sound Engineering at the Abbey Road Institute. Having a big passion for electronic music and the broad variety of sounds from the club culture, but not falling short on love for World, Trip-Hop, dub, reggae, Hip-Hop, jazz, R&B, funk, soul and some good old fashioned rock music. Specialising in Music Production, Engineering and Synthesis.
In this case, curiosity did not kill the cat. Instead, it allowed for experimentation in various fields, later colliding into audio and musical development. At HAL5, Vasco is currently focusing on developing software for analogue equipment control, plug-in production tools, and mixing/implementing immersive audio projects.
Marius is our electric wizard in the studio. Not only is he our in house solution for faulty equipment and repairs, but he also designs his own equipment and diagrams to help us with custom solutions in the studio. Not depending on externals and existing tech to fit our setups is possibly one of our greatest assets at the studio. Marius also works on a great deal of his own designs which you will be able to read about on our blogs and his linked in page.
Dennis is our go-to drum tech for any big drum recording session. Being a larger format recording studio, drums is one of the instruments we specialise in a recording. A good recording starts at the source, not the microphone, and we can always count on Dennis to make the absolute most of the source. Very few people in the Netherlands know as much about drum kits as this man due to his long-standing position as editor in chief at the "slagwerkkrant" ( Dutch drum magazine).
After being exposed to jazz and rhythm'n'blues by his father for his whole youth, Edo started playing the guitar and singing in a punk rock band which quickly evolved into post-hardcore, southern rock and metal-core. He then moved to Amsterdam to study Audio Engineering where he started experimenting with electronic music, hip-hop and funk. He currently takes care of the communication and the promotion of Hal5 Studio, while working as producer, engineer and multi-instrumental studio musician for Dutch and international artists.