Handmade Studio Recording Equipment
The name of our company is HRK | Handmade Analog Recording Equipment.
We really do hand-build every single product in our workshop.
We do not use any external Chinese vendor which supplies finished products.
Our goal is to deliver high-performance studio gear to music enthusiasts worldwide at an affordable price.
We believe that being creative is the natural right of every human being, not just a lucky few who have a lot of money to spend on expensive studio equipment.
We design and build analog studio equipment. All our products are handmade in-house with the selected components.
All products are carefully tested with Audio Precision test equipment before shipping to ensure hassle-free operation.
Cut The Middle Man
We sell directly from our online shop to reduce the price of our products.
Because the distributor fees may cost 30% of the product’s final price, we decided to cut out the middle man and transfer the saving to our customers!
Bart Hrk - The Company Founder
Bart Hrk is an Analogue Design Engineer with extensive knowledge in designing analogue studio recording equipment based on discrete transistors and thermionic valves.
He is the IPC-CID (Certified Interconnect Designer) since 2014.
He gained his skills during many years of designing professional audio products as a freelancer and working for some of the well-known companies in the pro-audio industry.
During that time, he amassed his professional experience in developing projects from the initial product specification concept to the prototyping stage towards manufacturing and mass production.
His comprehensive know-how includes designing bespoke analogue audio circuitry, audio transformers, PCB layout development, hardware development, prototyping, and project management.
Professional Career History:
FOCUSRITE Audio Engineering LTD – High Wycombe, Bucks
Position: Design Engineer | R&D
Projects: ISA2 Microphone Preamplifier, RED1 500 Microphone Preamplifier
AMS-NEVE LTD – Burnley, Lancashire
Position: Analogue Design Engineer | R&D
Projects: 1073LB Microphone Preamplifier, 2264 Compressor