The story of how this boutique brand of studio consoles came to be is as passionate as the people whopurchase them.
"The story is that this guy, Mike Castoro from Austin, Texas, worked repairing and maintaining old Neve
consoles," Joakim reveals. "At one point he developed his own preamp to replace faulty pres in old Neves. Eventually, after selling loads of these pres he thought he might try to build his own console, so the Wunderbar is some sort of copy of a Neve from the ’70s but new.
"It’s super creamy sounding, really fat and simple to use. The best thing is that the mid bass frequencies always sound nice when you EQ them, I’ve found that to always be the weakness in other consoles. I was looking for a console that is not too big, or too complicated with the routing. I didn’t want to get lost when I could focus on more creative things.”