Team

Jochen Sachse

Jochen Sachse

CEO & Senior Audio Engineer, Tonmeister VDT, Certified Trainer (Steinberg)

Jochen Sachse can look back on over 30 years of experience as a professional audio engineer. He is the CEO of the HOFA GmbH. His work with national and international artists makes him and his studios one of the first addresses in Germany when it comes to professional recording, mixing or mastering. Artists and producers like Deborah Sasson, Jack White, Sidney Youngblood, Anita Burck, Pink Cream 69, Silverwood, Bernd Clüver, Yakari etc. trusted and trust his work. As a songwriter, producer and musician, he has won the German Rock and Pop Award. The album “Licht” of his studio project INI was awarded as the best German-language album of the year.

Jochen Weyer

Jochen Weyer

Head of HOFA-Studios, Senior Audio Engineer & Tutor, Certified Trainer (Steinberg)

Jochen Weyer has been an audio engineer at the HOFA-Studios since 1994. He is a classical trained pianist and has recorded and mix hundreds of productions. He has played keys in several bands over the last 35 years and you can hear his sound design on countless records. Jochen Weyer passes on his many years of expertise in numerous workshops.

Adrian Clausing

Adrian Clausing

Head of HOFA-College, Audio Engineer, Musicdesign Diploma, Audio-Visual Media Designer

Adrian Clausing has a diploma in Musicdesign and worked for the microphone company Shure. At HOFA-College he works on mix analyses, customer support, workshops, course development and as a mixing and mastering engineer. He owns the label “Damaged” and is a DJ and music producer (“Mosqk”). He played clubs like Griessmühle Berlin, Zollamt Stuttgart, Bukowski Heilbronn and the Nature One, which is one of the largest electronic music festivals.

Toygun Kirali

Toygun Kirali

Head of HOFA-Akustik & Audio Engineer, Tonmeister M. Mus. & Music Diploma

Toygun Kirali studied music and tonmeister studies and worked as a freelance tonmeister and instrumental teacher, as well as lecturer for room acoustics for several years. He is one of our product managers and the head of HOFA-Akustik. He works as a music director for various productions in different genres for Deutschlandradio, SWR, HR and BR with famous composers and musicians like Helmut Lachenmann, Thomas Quasthoff, Rebekka Bakken and Isabelle Faust. In 2014 he was awarded the “Golden Bobby” prize by the Verband Deutscher Tonmeister.

Jan Bönisch

Jan Bönisch

Head of Marketing, Audio-Visual Media Designer

Jan Bönisch completed his vocational training as a audio-visual media designer at HOFA in 2015. He then enrolled at Duale Hochschule Mannheim to study digital media (focused on media management and communications). At HOFA he’s a marketing director and tutor for Film and Graphics and he’s responsible for quality management.

Fabian Freitag

Fabian Freitag

Audio Engineer & Tutor, Audio-Visual Media Designer

Fabian Freitag completed his vocational training as an audio-visual media designer and works as audio engineer and tutor. He’s gained a lot of experience at the HOFA-Studios, where he worked with artists like Freddy Sahin-Scholl (Supertalent Winner 2010) or the Rastrelli Cello Quartet. He plays the piano and trombone in various ensembles and produces his own music.

Anastasia Schubert

Anastasia Schubert

Commercial Management & Customer Support

Anastasia Schubert completed her business management training in 2008 as a legal assistant. She gained a lot of professional experience as an assistant to the management of a renowned IT company. She began her career at HOFA GmbH in 2015 and initially worked for HOFA-Media. She now works as commercial manager and in the customer support for HOFA-Akustik and HOFA-College.

Marc Sann

Marc Sann

Audio Engineer & Tutor, Audio Engineering Diploma

Marc Sann has been a tutor at the HOFA-College since 2013, where he mainly works in customer support, web development and programming. In 2011 he completed an audio engineering diploma and worked for productions at Radio RPR1 and as an IT technician. He’s a singer, bassist, guitarist, drummer and pianist.

Simon Götz

Simon Götz

Audio Engineer, Specialist for Audio Technology

Simon started his career at HOFA on the basis of a study in music at PH Karlsruhe, completed a vocational training as a specialist for audio technology and a close cooperation with the Popakademie Mannheim. At HOFA he’s focused on customer support, workshops and course development and also works for HOFA-Plugins. Simon plays in several live and studio projects and worked with artists like Jon Lord (Deep Purple) or Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann).

Jürgen Lusky

Jürgen Lusky

Senior Audio Engineer & Tutor

Jürgen Lusky has been an audio engineer for more than 20 years. He is the senior mastering engineer at HOFA and polished records by Laith Al-Deen, Crematory, Krokus, Angra and many more. He recorded and mixed bands like Bap, the Kelly Family, Guildo Horn, Michelle, just to name a few. At HOFA-College, Jürgen is responsible for workshops on mixing and mastering.

Benedict Fischer

Benedict Fischer

Audio Engineer & Tutor, B.A. Audiodesign

Benedict studied Audiodesign at Hochschule der populären Künste in Berlin and worked as a freelance audio engineer and translator in the music and post production scene in Berlin. Since 2018 he’s part of the HOFA-College team and works as audio engineer and in the course development.

Christoph Thiers

Christoph Thiers

Audio Engineer, B.A. Audio Production

Christoph Thiers has a Bachelor of Arts in Audio Production from the Middlesex University London. At HOFA-College he mainly focuses on mix analyses, customer support and course development. He has experience in both classical and popular music. Christoph was a student of Alexander Grebtschenko and worked on several sound installations and new electronic music compositions. In 2007 he won the “Jugend komponiert” award and gained a lot of audio engineering experience, both in the live domain and in the studio.

Fabian Dombrowski

Fabian Dombrowski

Audio Engineer, B.A. Audio Production

Fabian Dombrowski primarily works on mix analyses, customer support and course development. He has a B.A. in Audio Production from SAE Hamburg and worked in a post production studio, where he was responsible for the dubbing of several Netflix productions. He worked with voice actors like Jens Wendland (Uncharted), Patrick Bach (Lord of the Rings) and Robert Missler (Sesame Street, House, M.D.). He’s a drummer and bass player and works on different music projects.

Philipp Jeske

Philipp Jeske

Graphic Designer, Audio-Visual Media Designer

Philipp Jeske is part of the HOFA marketing team and works primarily as a graphics designer and contact person for education funding. He has a lot of room planning and customer support experience. He’s a passionate electronic music fan and works as a DJ and producer.

Dennis Ward

Dennis Ward

Audio Engineer & Tutor

Dennis Ward has been working at HOFA-Studios and HOFA-College for many years. He plays bass at Unisonic and Pink Cream 69 and engineered and produced bands like Krokus, AXXIS, Angra, Primal Fear and many more. MelodicRock.com named him “Producer of the Year” and the album “Angra”, that he produced in the HOFA-Studios has been awarded “Production of the Year” (Burrn! Magazine).

Marco Zacharias

Marco Zacharias

Acoustician, Audio Engineer

Marco Zacharias primarily works for HOFA-Akustik. His focus are room plannings, acoustic measurements and concepts for upcoming projects. He produces and edits video content for all HOFA divisions. He plays guitar, bass and works as a front of house mix engineer for several bands and choirs.

Daniel Burger

Daniel Burger

Acoustician, Audio Engineer

Daniel Burger is part of the HOFA-Akustik team. With his extensive previous musical experience, he knows exactly when different instruments sound natural in a room. He plays the drums, trumpet, bass and guitar. He records his own compositions and teaches the guitar.

Fabrice Christ

Fabrice Christ

Acoustician, Audio Engineer

Fabrice is part of the HOFA-Akustik team and his main focus is customer support and acoustic room planning. He regularly creates video content for the HOFA-College Online Campus. Fabrice is a passionate pianist and guitarist.

Timo Kammerer

Timo Kammerer

Audio Engineer, Customer Support

Timo has a lot of experience in home recording, whether it’s recording, mixing or mastering. Since 2017 he’s part of the HOFA-College team and his main focus are mix analyses and customer support. He’s an experienced musician (guitars, piano) and plays in several bands.

Nikolas Köhler

Nicolas Köhler

Acoustician, Audio Engineer

Nicolas is the child of two professional singers. Music has always been a part of his life. He sings on huge stages and his portfolio spans different genres (rock, pop, schlager, musical). At HOFA his main focus is room acoustics consulting and customer support.

Tim Müller

Tim Müller

Audio Engineer, Customer Support

Tim has extensive musical knowledge and is mainly responsible for mix analyes and customer support. He’s a big band guitarist and a funk & jazz pianist. Tim collaborated with Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann), Cassandra Steen & Max Mutzke.

Lennart Lamal

Lennart Lamal

Audio Engineer, Customer Support

Lennart composes big band arrangments and film scores and plays the guitar. He bringst important musical skills to the HOFA-College team and works as a film cutter as well. At HOFA he mainly works on mix analyses and customer support.

Noah Kempf

Audio Engineer, Customer Support

Noah Kempf works as a audio-visual media designer for HOFA-College. He has years of experience in music production, audio engineering and as a pianist and bringst musical know-how to the team. As a tutor his main focus are mix analyses, course development and customer support. He uses his online marketing and graphic design skills for many HOFA-College projects.

Bastian Eberhard

Audio Engineer, Customer Support

Bastian Eberhard is the HOFA-College intern. He has years of experience in music production and is a classical trained pianist, guitarist and drummer. His main focus are mix analyses, workshops and customer support. He studied product design and therefore has a lot of marketing expertise. He’s a passionate electronic music producer and DJ.

Our Tutors

The HOFA-College courses, videos and personal customer support provide you with the appropriate wealth of experience that you need for successful productions. Our tutors come from various fields of audio engineering and have worked as engineers and producers for countless artists, bands, studios and institutions.