René Hofmann

music producer

“Free your mind and your ass will follow”

-George Clinton-


Fat&Holy Records is a music production company by René Hofmann.

– born 1986
– based in Darmstadt, Germany
– autodidactic musician, producer and sound engineer
– music nerd


I am a workaholic. There are always projects running and if I have a spark of creativity, nothing else has importance in that moment.

After 100 years of recording history everything is allowed. So every artist deserves his own sound.

Recording & Mixing

Specialized in vinyl mastering and cutting. Always up to date in making a „shining finish“ in all digital and analog formats.


Every venue and mixing desk you can imagine... I will handle them all. I am 4 wheel drive for every terrain.

FOH & Monitor Mixing

In my network are designers, merchandising companies, booking agencies, label managers, distributors, technicians for lights and sound and so on.

Problem solver


Releases I was involved in production, mixing and/or mastering

Galactic Superlords - Freigh Train, 2020 - rec, mix
The Alligator Wine - Live In Frankfurt, 2019 - rec
Fallen Tyrant - Children Of A Nuclear Dawn, 2018 - rec,mix
24/7 Diva Heaven - Superslide, 2018 - rec,mix.mst
Wight - Love Is Not Only What You Know, 2016 - rec
King Buffalo - Live at Freak Valley, 2020 - mix,mst
Sonic Sloth - ST, 2019 - mst
Trail - Spaces, 2018 - mst
Immergrün - Jeder Andere Ein Held, 2018 - rec,mix,mst
Bushfire - The Conflict, 2016 - rec,mix,mst
Wight - Spank The World, 2020 - rec,mix
Black Voodoo Train - We Are Not In California, 2018 - mst
Sativa Root - Oneirod, 2018 - mst
Leafy - ST, 2018 - vinyl mst
Robotnik - Ein Feind, 2015 - rec,mix
Goddess Of The Sun - ST, 2020 - mst
Galactic Superlords - ST, 2018 - rec,mix
Augustine Azul - Lombramorfose, 2018 - vinyl mst
Les Lekin - Died With Fear, 2017 - mst
Les Lekin - All Black Rainbow Moon, 2014 - mst
Vvlva - Sihouettes, 2019 - rec
Glanville - First Blood, 2018 - rec
Vvlva - Path Of Virtue, 2018 - rec,mix
Operators - Revelers, 2017 - rec,mix
Fallen Tyrant - No World To Win, A Life To Lose, 2013


Yes, you can talk about equipment. But it’s about the right guy, the right choice and decision. Trust your ears and it will be right!

What I don’t own by myself, I can organize. I love SM57s, the rock! …and I love ribbon microphones, they are good to your ears. Room microphones are my personal favourite to make a performance real.

I have a lot of amplifiers for guitar, bass and keyboards and I still prefer putting a mic in front of a cabinet than plug-ins. An amp is half of the instrument „electric guitar“ and the right combination makes the sound most exciting.

I prefer using real instruments than plug-ins. The haptic feeling, advatages and disadvatages have an impact on your performance. I have a lot of percussions, keyboards, guitars etc. Also what I don’t own by myself can be organized within hours.

Of course, I love mixing „in the box“. Plug-ins nowadays are sounding so good and it saves so much time with total recall and automations. I want to get most of my sound already before the recorded track. Choosing the right equipment, microphone, preamp etc. makes already 90% of the sound. The roughmix should give you already the true impression of your performance. Where you wanna go from there is a creative choice and it seems with software effects there are so limits. But there are many things a computer can hardly simulate, especially „dirt“. That’s why I built a complete hybrid surface with a Dante Network to work with all analog and digital gear simultaneously.


Front of House Mixing since 2012 for My Sleeping Karma

Front of House Mixing since 2019 for The Alligator Wine

In-house technician since 2014

In-house technician since 2014

write to fatandholy at gmail dot com

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