Udo Masshoff studied jazz and popular music at the Frankfurt music workshop.

Masshoff is known for his expertise in drums and tuning and has worked for a long list of artists and bands as an in-studio drum-sound designer (these include Max Herre, Die Ärzte, Royal Republic, Andreas Bourani, Andres Kümmert, Native instruments etc.).

Udo has his own drum company called Masshoff Drums which produces high-end instruments, hand made from stainless steel according to his patented designs. His clients include The Rolling Sones and Iggy Pop.

Udo published the DVD The Drum-Tuning Revolution. The Masshoff Tuning Method is a specialised technique which allows any drum to be perfectly tuned within two minutes.