Kfir Gov is an internationally awarded Music Producer/Mixer/Artist, lead singer of the EDM/Rock band - "Seek Irony", signed to Silver Lining Music/Warner Music Group, and the owner of Evil Snail Studios in Austin, TX. Kfir is also the head teacher of the "Advanced Music Production and Mixing" class at The Recording Conservatory of Austin.
I LOVE MUSIC - ALL MUSIC - And I want to help you with making your music sound just the way it should!
I am the owner of Evil Snail Studios in Austin, TX - a multi instrumentalist, singer and founding member of the EDM/Rock act "Seek Irony", signed to Silver Lining Music/Warner Music Group. I have produced/co-written 120+ Singles, EPs, Albums and have mixed hundreds of tracks by various artists from different corners of the world in a grand diversity of musical genres - EDM, Hip hop, Rock, R'n'B, Metal, Pop, Musicals, World Music etc.
For me, Evil Snail Studios is not just about recording music. My goal is to help artists write and record great songs, great music and through that to find their unique voices. Being an artist myself, I know what it feels like to work on your baby. The drive to become a producer and mixer myself came from years of going through disappointing experiences with studios who didn't seem to care enough about my art but were simply running a business.
I also believe that my job is not to impose my vision on your art but rather help you accomplish the goals you set out for yourself and bring out the most of who you are as an artist. It is my philosophy that your final product reflects on my name as a producer/mixer so I strive to help you accomplish the best of what you can be.
I look forward to helping you achieve your vision.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
- Empty Trail
- Ben Draiman
- Seek Irony
- Lloyd Miller Band
- Jason Ray
- Lauren Mia
- Justin Ryan Garrett
- Orbitmann and Ground Control
- Cactus Druid
- Afflicted By Design
- Alex Campbell
- Dan Sugarman
- Sleeping Pilot
- Scooter Pearce
- Paying Paul
- Anthem of the Sun
- Jaime Saso
- Dolly's Circus
- Igal Ran Duek
- Demi the Daredevil
- The Vintage Blues
- International Radio of China
5 ReviewsEndorse Kfir Gov
Kfir is an absolutely stellar producer/mixer and artist. It’s always hard when you let someone else in to your own artistry. It feels threatening, and intrusive. I have never worked with anyone who pays such respect and loyalty to your craft. He sincerely wants the best for you, as his work ethic is through the roof.
His work is the best of the best and I do not say this lightly.
If you have chance to work with him. Do it before his demand is too high. Because that time is coming.
Kfir is an impressively creative individual. He has a deep care for every project he puts his hands to and you can expect a World Class experience. His musical tools are in every sense an extension of his creative ability. Your inner thoughts and wants will soon become a reality when investing in time with Kfir. If you feel stuck in any sense of musical production, composition, or just even need a Professional opinion, don’t hesitate, expand your abilities and watch a master nurture your vision to life.
Its always a pleasure working with Kfir. He does great work and his rates are very affordable. Kfir communicates very well and is not afraid to talk on the phone and discuss the projects needs. We have worked together on so many projects, its always fun and the results show it
I needed to score a motion picture and sent Kfir one song for instrumental variations and he delivered so much depths I tied multiple storylines with them. I gave him 11 notes for the next project and he delivered a master work capturing the themes of another set of storylines. Now I’m sending a 10 song commercial album to mix. Kfir is a consummate professional with very broad experiences in the technical and business aspects of the music industry. Listen to his recommendations. He knows and cares about putting your best foot forward.
Kfir is by far the best producer I have ever worked with. The amount of time and consideration that he gave to each song we recorded with my band Severance far exceeded anything I could have hoped for. He pays great attention to detail and will not put his name on a product unless it's up to the same quality and standard as any of today's top industry professional's. He's kind, considerate, and very easy to work with. I could not recommend Kfir and Evil Snail Studios enough!
Interview with Kfir Gov
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Maor Appelbaum Mastering. Maor and I work on many projects together.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 1) Remote Mixing 2) I produce, record and guide my artists through the full process from the very beginning of writing the naked song up until they receive their final mastered product - Co-writing > Pre production > Tracking drums > Tracking bass > Tracking guitars/keys > Programming electronic elements (IF required) > Tracking Vocals > Mixing > Hiring the Mastering Engineer and verification of final successful Mastering
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Favorite Mixers - Chris Lord Alge and Andy Wallace Producers/Artists - The list would be way too long but some of my main influencers would be Trent Reznor (NIN), Rob Swire (Pendulum), The Prodigy, Deadmau5, Infected Mushroom, Celldweller etc. Songwriters - Depeche Mode, Nirvana, The Beatles, Chris Cornell etc.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Being a multi-instrumentalist, a singer and a sound engineer, I bring a lot of experience in writing songs and in sound production. I believe that great songwriting starts from great lyrics, a great melody and a basic chord progression. A truly great song is interesting all throughout even when performed naked with just a basic guitar and vocals. I don't just record music, I aim to help my artists structure their songs from the very beginning and guide them through the whole process in order to get the best results at the end of production.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting and Mixing
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Rock, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, EDM and Hip Hop but I also love Pop music, R'n'B, Blues, Country, World Music etc. For example, I won an award for Best Original Duet of 2012 in China for co-producing a World Music single that featured Opera singers. I recently did 2 musical broadway style albums and recorded a 20 piece Orchestra and 40 singers choir in a church. I like diversity, when you break things down to basic notes, music is music. What separates between genres are worlds of sounds and the use of different instruments, stylistic rhythmic structures and fashion/lifestyles.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A lot of people don't realize that the hardest work is actually in the pre production/songwriting stage
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 15+ years.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Research and read the reviews of artists he/she had worked with. Listen to the works that the professional has done - great mixers/producers let their work speak for itself. Hire people who are passionate about what they do and are still hungry and out to achieve greatness.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Don't be blinded by big names and lists of expensive gear. It's not about the gear - it's all about the engineer ;)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I LOVE what I do, I never wake up in the morning feeling like a I HAVE to go to work.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will treat their project as if it was my own. As mentioned in my bio, I believe that my clients' works are an extension of my name and brand as a mixer, producer, recording studio etc. Your success is my success and vice versa so I strive to get you the quality work you're looking for.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not a mixture of both? ;) It's not about one or the other - It's all about what you're trying to achieve.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1) What are your influences? - So I can get a better understanding of who you are as an artist and what you really want to sound like. 2) What are your goals, What are you trying to achieve? - So I can get a better idea of how my experience can serve you in achieving such goals.