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About Us

Voiceover Audio Post Game Localization
iksample studio was founded in 2003 in the center of Berlin and has since become a fixture for voice production and audio design. We take care of all aspects of your audio project, large or small, from initial casting to the final mix.

The acoustically optimized studios provide a relaxed work atmosphere in versatile recording, mixing and editing rooms with lots of natural light. Built 2015 in a roof top location in Berlin-Friedrichshain the efficient work spaces offer stunning views of Berlin’s bustling media hub on the river Spree.

Our team of multi-lingual voice and sound experts loves to bring complex productions reliably and cost-effectively to life. Leave your projects in our capable hands – we are always looking to rise to new challenges and make for a smooth, polished and pleasurable production experience.

The pandemic makes life and work difficult these days, but luckily we can record many of our voice artists remotely in high quality from their home studios and clients can always dial in to keep full control and overview of their projects.
At the moment we work with a minimum of staff and we take serious protection and hygiene measures to make all our usual services still possible.



Voice Production
  • Corporate Videos
  • Explainer Videos
  • Radio/TV Commercials
  • Documentaries
  • IVR (Interactive Voice Recording)
  • Navigation Systems
  • ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording)
  • E-Learning
  • Podcasts
  • Audioguides
  • Dialogue production
  • Localization
  • Trailers
Audio & Post Production
  • Mixing TV, Film 5.1, Internet, Events
  • Dialogue edit
  • Foley and Sound Effects
  • Sound Design
  • Event Sound
Casting & Voice Consultation
  • Extensive Voice Talent Database
  • Native Foreign Language Voices
  • Auditions / Test Recordings
Voice Direction
  • Games
  • Documentaries
  • Corporates
  • Explainer
  • ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording)


Ilja Köster

As a former band and chamber musician Ilja is a good teamplayer, a versatile voice director and the human interface between clients and voice talents.

Ilja Köster

Founder, Studio Manager,
Sound Superviser, Director

Michael Hülsmann

After a career in the performing arts Michael entered the world of games localization in 1997 and has worked as a successful games voice director since 2005.

Michael Hülsmann

Voice Director, Translator

Melanie Blocksdorf

With a background in film production and voice acting Melanie owns a fine sense for the right cast and easily manages complex projects.

Melanie Blocksdorf

Project Manager, Casting

Fabian Schwehn-Lackas

Fabian studied at the SAE Berlin and developed since his versatile and profound Skills in various disciplines (mixing, recording, foleys, sounddesign etc.)


Sound Engineer

Matthias Steiert

Besides solid sound engineer skills and a bright nature Matthias' special features are set tone recording and a comprehensive IT knowledge.

Matthias Steiert

Sound Engineer


The iksample main base in Berlin Friedrichshain accomodates two recording/control rooms, including a bigger and a smaller surround mixing/edit suite. The high standard work spaces were newly built on a roof top in a quiet street, but close to public transport.

Furthermore another spacious recording/control room in Berlin-Wedding is also part of the iksample network. All studios are equipped with high-quality gear and state of the art software. The main recording and control rooms were accoustically optimized by the eminent authority Dipl. Ing. Kurt Huhn (Funkhaus Berlin).


Microphones Brauner, Neumann, Audio Technica, Shure, Sennheiser, Electronic Voice
Preamps & Outboards Avalon, RME, Lexicon, DBX, Line, SPL
Monitor speakers Neumann 5.1, Genelec 5.1, Geithain 2.0, Yamaha 2.0
System Apple Mac Pro / MacBook Pro, RME, Metric Halo, Motu
Instruments Yamaha Grand Piano C5, Vox / Fender Guitar amps, Gretsch Drumset
DAW Pro Tools 12, Nuendo 10, Logic 10
Plug-Ins Izotope RX7, Waves, Altiverb 7 XL, PSP, Fabfilter etc.
Instruments Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate, Vienna Symphony Library, etc.


Contact Us

Contact us to discuss your next project, we are looking forward to taking care of all aspects from initial casting to the final mix.