Our portfolio includes the planning, organization, implementation, management, provision and optimization of processes along the entire value chain.
Every project is unique and needs adjusting to the given requirements. We work as a team of dedicated professionals and are passionate about finding individual solutions – especially when it comes to complex challenges.
The Voice of Germany und The Voice Kids – Studio Berlin Adlershof
im Auftrag von Talpa Germany
The service portfolio of Kern+Orth+Kling Audio Planners is subdivided into two main areas: planning services and event implementation.
Preparation of tenders
After determining the technical and personnel demands, the producer needs to rely on a suitable service provider to implement these requirements accordingly. In this respect, we believe that it is key to look ahead and exactly consider all of the details in order to stay in line with the given budget.
Personnel planning/team set-up
The team is the linchpin in every production and determines the outcome. The key to success has and always will be the people who understand our clients’ vision and apply the necessary sensitivity when it comes to the technical implementation and operation of the systems in place. To ensure a high level of quality and smooth running across the crucial nodes of an audio production, we fill these key positions from our own ranks.
Supervision and implementation
The production location is the place where planning, team and technology come together. This is where the previously stand-alone production elements have to be coordinated to form a consistent whole – and to fulfil the mission in line with the given requirements. We cover our clients’ back on site, too, and find solutions for challenges that might arise during the production.
Producers/production companies/concert and booking agencies
In the field of audio technology, we help you strike out in a different direction by using structures that our partner trades lighting and video technology as well as set and stage building have long been successful with.
Producers of large events and shows are always faced with the task of reasonably distributing the budget among the different contractors. In doing so, it is a particularly challenging task for them to always try and procure services at the best possible cost-benefit ratio, because they simply lack the required detailed technical expertise.
The solution to this problem is a clear distribution of tasks – similar to the approach in the field of construction:
Assignment -> architect/specialist planner -> service provider
Yet in the field of audio productions and sound engineering, technical planners are only partly involved or not considered at all. This impairs the cost-benefit ratio for several reasons:
Technical suppliers and service providers
We familiarize ourselves with your internal processes and offer technical support packages that can be booked flexibly.
And now the client is faced with the problem that freelancers are usually paid per diem, because service is provided for a short period of time and in a condensed way. This approach works well during the implementation and on-site production phase, but not equally well during the planning stage.
Technical planning office/designers/architects
We can provide the missing expertise and resources from within our trade.
Yet, their staff is composed exclusively of lighting, video and rigging experts. Sound and audio engineering requires complex planning in fewer cases, which is the reason why it is frequently economically unviable and difficult to recruit audio engineers on a permanent basis.
This is exactly where we step in. Our straightforward and efficient work methods can be easily integrated into existing processes, allowing us to help clients to offer projects from one source.
Kern+Orth+Kling Audioplanung GbR
+49 221 31063822
For Toni, a nine-to-five job was always out of the question, and he soon became interested in working behind faders. After graduating from the SAE Institute Cologne as an audio engineer, he gained first live experience touring as a FoH technician with a number of bands in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he started working behind the monitor desk of the band InExtremo for several years. At the same time, he gained access to TV business working as a sound and monitoring engineer for many different TV shows, such as Deutschland sucht den Superstar, XFactor, Popstars, Bambi, German Television Award, TV Total Stock Car Crash Challenge, The Eurovision Song Contest (2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan) and many more talk, cooking, game, court and casting shows. Since 2007, he has been in charge of the monitor mix for Max Herre, Joy Denalane and Patrice. In 2015, he joined the team of Classic Soul Jazz. In addition, he was on tour as the FoH or monitor engineer of Gentleman (2001+2012), Thomas Godoj (2008 until today), Tom Gäbel (2010-2013), the Big Band of the Federal Armed Forces (2009-2014) and many more. In addition to his work as a sound engineer, Toni has also been in charge of the tour and production management on several occasions. During the recording of The Voice of Germany and The Voice Kids, Toni works behind the FoH desk, responsible for the studio sound. During the live shows, he is in charge of mixing the broadcast sound.
Chris bought his first PA at the age of 18 and started his career in professional sound engineering only two years later. In 2002, after finishing school and several internships, he began training as a specialist in event technology. He started freelancing in 2007, and has grown to meet new challenges ever since. In 2008 for instance, he became the sound engineer in charge of the German casting show Das Supertalent, and has continued planning and supervising the shows to the present day. His TV portfolio includes shows such as the German Television Award, Bambi, Deutschland sucht den Superstar, Germany´s Next Topmodel, Keep your Light Shining, Popstars, Let´s Dance, Got to Dance, XFactor, Die größten Schweizer Talente, Götz Alsmann´s kleine Nachtmusik and many more smaller formats. Chris is in charge of the monitor sound for the bands, talents and guests performing at The Voice and The Voice Kids. In addition to his work for TV productions, he also tours as a monitor and FoH technician with artists like Gentleman (2011 – 2015), Herbert Grönemeyer (2016), Thomas Godoj (2008/09) or Tom Gäbel (2010). His third field of action includes corporate and industry events. Since 2008, he has worked as a systems and FoH engineer for corporations such as Volkswagen, Daimler, Audi or ARAL/BP, supervising trade fairs, congresses or vehicle presentations throughout Europe.
Stefan started his professional career at Video Company Köln in 1990. In 1992, he changed over to CBC Köln, where he supervised formats for VIVA and VIVA 2. The next career move was working as a broadcast sound engineer for Magic Media Company from 1994 to 1996. He started his own business in 1996 and has been in charge of a (seemingly) endless number of formats ever since. He consolidated his expertise in the world of broadcasting and communications technology as of 1998, when he started to supervise sports events at Lanxess Arena Cologne – which he still does to this day. This includes matches of the German Federal Ice Hockey League and the National Handball League, as well as international tournaments such as the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) or the EHF (European Handball Federation) Final Four. In 2016, he was in charge of supervising the intercom system at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. Fortunately, this never adversely affected his affinity to music. Since the early days and to this day, he has continued his work behind the mixing desk of numerous German bands for many years. His specialty is mixing vocals and the corresponding effects. This has proven beneficial to our work at the talent shows The Voice of Germany and The Voice Kids, where he has been in charge of mixing the broadcast music sound in cooperation with Toni since 2012. Big regional bands such as Brings or the Bläck Fööss also rely on Stefan’s broadcast mix.
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