Touching Sound is a practical production course focused on electronic music, taught by Tobi Neumann, with 35 years of experience and the great gear & instrument collection of the Apollo Studio Berlin. It is based in the heart of Kreuzberg inside of the Riverside Studio facilities. The studio is a spacious, fully AC-controlled and intimate room perfectly equipped for live jamming and recording-sessions.

The course consists on 4 sessions of 5 hrs each where we will go detailed through all the stages of the production of an electronic-music track. In every session you will understand a specific stage both technically and artistically. In the last session we will end up with a master class about music business talking about the situation of the electronic music industry now a days and some tips. In each of the editions of Touching Sound we invite a guest tutor for one of the sessions, he/she will be sharing some techniques and tricks. 

You will have the opportunity to work hands on with a proper collection of some of the most iconic old synthesizers, drum machines, hardware sequencers and peripherals plus a sophisticated modular system. Everything is ready to use, perfectly integrated & synched to the host sequencers and running through a Zaehl AM1, 54 channel analog state-of-the-art mixing console.

The objective being to stimulate your creativity and by learning your tools materialize your ideas, taking your production to the next level.

Spaces are limited to 6 persons, only in this way we can guarantee a personal and enjoyable learning atmosphere. 


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“Tobi’s course was really a great experience for me. I have been able to consolidate my experiences from the years I have been making music and have learned new ways of being creative in the studio. Thank you again.” Daniel Madlung, Dandytracks

“Absolutely exciting course, useful and centered on the goal of managing the steps to create a track. the approach with the rare and unique audio tools has certainly helped growth, a fundamental prerequisite for proper management of problems within the studio.” Luca Massari 

“I already did a few workshops and studio sessions since moved to Berlin but touching the sound was definitely one of the best not only because of the amazing Apollo studio and it great arsenal gear but also because of the brilliant human being Tobi is! It was a pleasure to be part of this experience!” Vicente Amadeo

“I visited the Touching Sound course by Tobi Neumann In late 2019. I was really satisfied by the broad amount of topics we covered over the four days. From basic explaining over signal flow up to plugins recommendations and playing with awesome hardware synths and gear. The whole vibe was really warm and friendly. Also we always had lunch together which was a nice way to get to know everybody! I enjoyed the whole process! I definitely would book another session with Tobi at apollo studios.“ Gleb Lasarew