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  • Studio 1 is a mix studio specifically designed for immersive audio projects, while also keeping the highest standards for stereo mixing.

  • The studio features a Dolby Atmos speaker configuration and is capable of upmix/downmix in Atmos, 7.1, 5.1 and 2.0.

  • Mix team Karma Auger and Erich Gobel have decades of expertise in the music industry to achieve the apex of immersive sound. 

  • Studio 1 can accommodate long term projects and may also be booked on an hourly basis.


Karma Auger threaded his first reel of tape through a Revox 2 track reel to reel machine at two years old in London, UK where he was born.

Karma studied electronics & sound engineering before the age of 21, when he started touring the world playing drums and both utilizing and honing his live, studio sound and recording skill set.

Karma has worked with legendary musicians including his father, Brian Auger ( whose albums he has exclusively engineered & produced since 1999. 

Along with touring and studio recording, Karma has recorded and produced/directed multiple live albums and dvds as well as working on studio albums for a range of artists.

In 2014 he designed and built his first studio, Master Mix Venice. Dolby Atmos & Studio 1 LA are his newest endeavors.

The partnership between Erich and Karma highlights their strengths tenfold. Its the perfect blend of creative/technical passion for excellence.

Welcome to Studio 1 LA and immersion mixing.


Hailing from the hometown of Les Paul, who pioneered two of Erich’s favorite inventions- the electric guitar and multitrack recording-, Erich has spent the last several decades in music mecca LA, building his own prolific career in the business.

His engineering discography includes work with some of the most notable artists and musicians of our time and covers a wide range of genres. Erich has done projects at all major recording studios in Los Angeles including Capitol, Sunset Sound, United and NRG. His work includes tracking and mixing projects for all major record companies, film studios and networks.

Along with mixing, engineering, producing and writing, Erich has recently undertaken several sound design projects, tapping into his love for picture and the way soundscapes enhance, serve and impact the emotional arc of a story.
With Studio 1 LA, Erich and partner Karma Auger position themselves on the leading edge of immersive audio. From concept to realization, their state of the art mixing studio is tailored to the emerging sound revolution.

“Immersive audio formats are a game changer,” Erich says. “They will continue to grow as the most impactful way to experience sound. I was blown away the first time I heard music in Dolby Atmos, and now that I am mixing in immersive formats, it’s an endless and exciting discovery of possibilities. Serving the emotion and intention of a mix is always paramount, but now the implementation of dynamics and movement in a 3D space invites incredible opportunities for expression and creativity.” 

Erich is a long-standing member of AES (Audio Engineering Society) and the Recording Academy.