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We pin down the sound! Our technical equipment and acoustic expertise are there to be used to reproduce the sound exactly as the artist hears it. Far Beyond Recording helps musicians to reach the full potential of their creativity so they can reach new heights during the recording sessions.

Matthias Reithofer

Matthias Reithofer, himself a musician with heart and soul, has worked as a sound engineer and composer since 1994. He attended the School of Audio Engineering in Vienna, the Department of Media Technology at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, studied at Middlesex University, UK, and graduated from Southern Cross University, Australia with a Bachelor of Contemporary Music.

For eleven years he worked for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, most recently as head of audio engineering. As a sound designer he was responsible for the stage soundscapes on musicals, operas and concerts. In addition he was also involved in projects for the Wiener Festwochen and the KlangBogenFestival.

In his recording studio he has produced and arranged recordings by national and international bands and artists as well as his own works. As a freelance composer Matthias Reithofer has written commissioned pieces for MR-Film in Vienna, among others. He founded Far Beyond Recording in 2013.

Friends & Partners

At Far Beyond Recording, every project is given the individual attention it deserves. As and when necessary we call on our pool of "friends & partners" for the right kind of support. Over the course of many years, the combination of Matthias Reithofer, Philipp Bömberger and Patrick Polly has proved hugely successful. An established team, they have already successfully performed the sound engineering on numerous productions.

Philipp Bömberger's day job is as a sound engineer for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien. When not working for them, he looks after projects such as the Winzendorfer Festspiele and works in the studio with artists such as Mark Seibert ("With You"), Mischa Mang ("Elephantus"), Drew Sarich and Gabriela Ryffel. In between he was also involved in a project that supported young bands in Vienna, enabling them to record a professional-standard CD and release it, and organised CD release parties and gigs.

Patrick Polly gained his first work experience at the ORF, following it with a period as a freelance sound engineer. After working in this capacity for the Theater der Jugend he moved to the Ronacher Theatre in 2008, becoming head of sound engineering there in 2011. He also worked as assistant and associate sound designer on many musicals at the theatre. He has been part of several international tours, too, as FOH operator. Since 2002, Patrick Polly has been assisting the "Tonvoll" music society with all aspects of sound engineering on an unpaid basis.