Czech music producer, composer, sound engineer and musician.
Pavel Karlík is a founder and director of Sono Records studio. The Studio was founded in 1988 and gained the international fame and popularity. Education: College of Electrical Engineering.The study of acoustics and studio technology, architecture and construction. 6 years of study piano, harmony, guitar.
Experience of ways to capture, mixing and mastering music gathered initially in London, later in the SONO Records studios. Member of AES – Audio Engineering Society for 20 years. The most famous performers whose recordings he worked include David Bowie, Living Colour, Nazareth, Glen Hansard, R.A.Rahman, Joss Stone, Linkin Park, Mike Stern, The Levellers, Julian Lennon, Suzan Vega, Philip Glass and Lou Reed.
He participated in recordings of Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and R.A. Rahman, who won 2 OSCAR awards for the best soundtracks. Among the most important Pavel’s clients of classical music are the BBC, Principle Pictures, Dream Works Production, Funline Animation, Schulberg Productions, Czech TV.
Pavel also recorded a classical music for a special event in USA. It was an Orchestra recording for 10th Anniversary Commemoration held in Washington DC on Sept.11, 2011 with the composer John Califra.
Pavel Karlík is also known as a longtime producer and engineer of Lucie and Wanastovi vjecy and as a producer or studio engineer of other successful Czech groups of folk, jazz and rock.
The last 15 years, Pavel is very intensively devoted to mastering work of recordings and became a sound mastering engineer.
The last 20 years the recordings from the studio SONO received many Czech and International Awards for sound and production.
As an additional activity closely related, Pavel Karlik designed 14 control rooms and studio rooms and with his father he built the famous Czech pure tube preamplifier KARLÍK TP-1 link. This preamp is used by Abbey Road studios, Cold Play, R.A.Rahmnan, Phill Brown, Doug Wimbish, John Califra and many others.