Stevan Krakovic

Mixing & Mastering, Production

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I am a MPG Award nominated sound engineer & producer specialising in mixing and mastering and am certified to supply Apple Digital Masters. Coming from a Hip-Hop & electronic music background I now work mainly in alternative rock, folk & Jazz. I am working out of my Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt and The Cowshed in London.

Having started out mastering live recordings by the likes of The Melvins, The Posies & The Donnas for Austrian's cult radio show Subbacultcha I have now come full circle after 19 years of working in London (working with Wolf People, Whiskey Moon Face, Paul Mosley, Jehst, Skriblah & Kingpin amongst others), specialising in mixing and mastering at my new Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt (designed by legendary acoustician Fritz Fey and featuring a full range, calibrated Dynaudio monitoring system).

Longstanding friendships with the bands Wolf People and Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers led me to work on many of their records as well as working on various side projects, such as numerous successful library albums for Boosey & Hawkes.

Through another long term collaborator, musical director Michael Roulston, I also worked with some of London’s finest Jazz & cabaret acts, including Polly Rae, Dusty Limits, Champagne Charlie & Tricity Vogue.

I was nominated and shortlisted for „Breakthrough Engineer of the Year“ in the MPG Awards 2011 and „Breakthrough Producer of the Year“ in the MPG Awards 2012.

I am certified to supply Apple Digital Masters (formerly Mastered for iTunes).

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70 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matt M.
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    Very professional and efficient. Never had to wait long when working with Stevan

  2. Review by Patrick C.
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    Stevan is highly professional, and working with him is a pleasure. The level of production detail he puts in is very apparent. I'm glad I've been able to work with him lately.

  3. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan has helped me with all my projects, I highly recommend him for all your musical needs!!

  4. Review by Richard J.
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    Stevan provides a great service. And the easy communication that goes with it. Through his creativity, he also allowed us to explore new aspects of our work. Recommended.

  5. Review by Florian M.
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    Stevan did his magic again for us, and understood our music perfectly. We're looking forward to work again with Stevan for a deeper colaboration. Highly recomanded.

  6. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan has helped me with all my music, he has been the only one that I have trusted for my recordings !! He offers great advice and puts great thought and care in helping you achieve your musical goals.

  7. Review by Patrick C.
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    This is my third music project mixing with Stevan, and I keep coming back because I like how he works. He has a good ear for music, and you feel like he's invested in the project with you.

  8. Review by Noah Eversole
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    Stevan was incredibly patient with me as I was working on perfecting my most recent single. An incredibly talented engineer. 10/10 would recommend.

  9. Review by Patrick C.
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    I enjoyed working with Stevan mixing another track. He's got an excellent ear for what I'm mainly going for with my music. He listens to notes well and even participates in the process. I feel like he cares about the music, not just mixing for a job.

  10. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan always gets the job well done and on time. He offers great suggestions to help the artist with his project and the sound quality is exceptional.

  11. Review by Patrick C.
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    Stevan was easy to work with. He listened to my notes exceptionally well and made great choices when mixing my latest track.

  12. Review by Tommy
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    It was a Great experince Working with Stevan Sir he was very Patient and accomodative and the Master Sounds Great Thank you

  13. Review by Noah Eversole
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    Stevan went above and beyond to get things sounding the way I wanted.

  14. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan has helped me on all my projects, very knowledgeable and offers great advice. I highly recommend him for mastering your musical works!!!

  15. Review by Noah Eversole
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    Works and responds quickly, fair price, quality service. Would recommend.

  16. Review by Braidwood R.
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    Stevan has mastered two tracks for me now. He so pleasant to work with! Profession, fast and knows exactly what the track needs! I would highly recommend him.

  17. Review by Florian M.
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    Stevan did a nice mastering for us. He really understood what we wanted and needed and delivered a nive result while giving us usefull feedbacks.

  18. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan provides great customer service and the highest quality soundtracks. He is very knowledgeable and dependable. Thank you Stevan!!

  19. Review by Fitz I.
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    Great work

  20. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan provides excellent customer service. He has the technical expertise that a musical artist needs and offers great ideas and suggestions. The quality of his work is amazing.

  21. Review by Fitz I.
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    Second job quick turnaround, highly recommended. Great work and love it.

  22. Review by Fitz I.
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    Great work Stevan, fast easy communication, highly recommended

  23. Review by Zon
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    I'm really glad that I found Stevan to work with, He is professional and thoughtful! and if I have future songs need to be finished, he is definitely the one I want to work again!!!
    Thank you very much!

  24. Review by Mark
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    Stevan is brilliant to work with. He has a great depth of experience, knowledge of software and what it takes to get a good mix.
    He is patient, takes on all the points you make and produces an excellent result. Friendly and engaging, a great partner to make music with.

  25. Review by Nathan M.
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    It was a great experience, I hope to work on some more music together soon!

  26. Review by Mark
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    Stevan is a great engineer and producer. He will make your tracks come alive. A joy to work with.

  27. Review by mahamaya
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    Stevan is a towering mixer, standing tall among his contemporaries. He has a deep understanding of psychedelia aesthetics and brings his knowledge of the development of musical styles to create an authentic, non fake sound for the cluttered era we live in.

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    It was kind of a tough job since the stems weren't perfect, but Stevan made it an awesome final project!

  29. Review by Tim R.
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    It has been a pleasure, as always. Great communication and patience, as well as great mixing.

  30. Review by Tim R.
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    Stevan mixed my prog rock album for me. It was my first solo recording project and my recordings weren't always optimal, but Stevan took the time to find great solutions with creativity and positivity. A professional, friendly and accommodating mixer.

  31. Review by Jonathan D.
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    Stevan is responsive, acutely aware of nuances in the music, and friendly. I recommend him 100%.

  32. Review by Tim R.
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    Working with Stevan was a joy! He is a knowledgeable, professional mixer with a positive attitude. Thanks for the song!

  33. Review by Mark
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    Stevan is an excellent mixer / producer. Great to work with.

  34. Review by Gary P.
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    Excellent service highly recommend. Great communication, open to trying ideas, strong work ethic.

  35. Review by Gary P.
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    Excellent craftsmanship. Highly recommend.

  36. Review by Artie C.
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    I really enjoyed working with Stevan! He was great at explaining what he'd done and also helping me get the mix in the best shape pre-mastering. I was very happy with his mastering, which was exactly what I was looking for.

  37. Review by Tyler P.
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    Working with Stevan was a great experience! His work was excellent and extremely efficient. He was easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to ensure that I was satisfied with the finished product. Looking forward to working with him again in the future.

  38. Review by Grace E.
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    Stevan was a pleasure! He mastered an old song back to life for me with skill, consideration, and care. Professional, knowledgable, and efficient!

  39. Review by ELAR
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    Third time hiring Stevan as a mastering engineer and will continue to do so. He responds very quickly, always gives several options for mastering, is always very helpful and gives good feedback and most importantly... he works super fast! Great job!

  40. Review by Gregory P.
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    Stevan provided me with excellent service, great advice and returned the completed work promptly. Sound quality is superior !!!

  41. Review by Feikamoh M.
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    Another great job on the vocal processing by Stevan. Glad the search is over for a great engineer!

  42. Review by Feikamoh M.
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    Stevan worked on the vocals of one of my songs, and I DEFINITLY plan on sending my vocals to him from now on (I actually sent him some more right after I heard the first ones). They sound amazing - like the stuff I hear in high quality, commercially released music. I HIGHLY recommend him.

  43. Review by ELAR
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    Second time working with Stevan. Super attentive, works fast, responds quickly, friendly, positive, patient, and always gives me several options to get my track to the best quality possible! Now, I am ready and confident to distribute my music! Thanks again Stevan!
    Highly recommended.

  44. Review by Hakan G.
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    Great attention to detail...mixes sound fantastic, & excellent communication throughout the project.
    We were thrilled that he went above what was asked & tightened a few areas up for us.
    We will be using his amazing services again soon.
    Thank you.

  45. Review by Caia
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    Stevan was very patient with me and provided suggestions that are both practical and educational.

  46. Review by ELAR
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    Working was Stevan was great! Fast, attentive to detail and very professional! Highly recommended!

  47. Review by emrah k.
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    Stevan is a great sound engineer, very helpfull and patient.

  48. Review by Brodie A.
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    Stevan was patient and very accommodating. Our mix sounds great and we are very pleased. Thank you Stevan!

  49. Review by Vin C.
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    Amaszinbg to work with! Got some great stuff done, would definitely highly recommend!

  50. Review by mahamaya
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    Great detailed oriented, idealistic artist.

  51. Review by Grey W.
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    Stevan is very thoughtful when dealing with complex materials and very knowledgeable in many aspects of the industry.

  52. Review by Daniel P.
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    Stevan understood exactly what I wanted and was very good at communicating ideas and possibilities. I would recommend him!

  53. Review by mahamaya
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    great mixing aesthete

  54. Review by mahamaya
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    Great person, patient, and willing to go the extra last 10 miles.. Just finished a monumental edit and I am grateful.

  55. Review by mahamaya
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    really great Man!, patient, cooperative and technically advanced.

    Has the ability to make dry into wet and infus song with energy through the mix!!!!

  56. Review by Hersh
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    Stevan was super accommodating and patient guiding me through the process never having done it before and needing a hip hop style backing track building up from scratch...

    He was tireless in his energy and kept going as if it was his own even when I was lagging!

  57. Review by Matthew S.
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    Timely, professional and excellent results. It was a pleasure working with Stevan.

  58. Review by Sue S.
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    Its always a pleasure to work with Stevan, he has an eagerness to identify what you want achieve and works with you to get there. That comes from a centre of caring about the client, not just the job. So all thumbs up from me.

  59. Review by Bruce C.
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    Stevan is a treat to work with. He genuinely cares about the final product and if you are satisfied. He gets into the mix and treats it as his own. Would recommend!

  60. Review by Ryan A.
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    I was quite impressed, He took time and devotion for my project, Stevan didn't complain when it came to review the tune few times until we had the perfect result...He definitely knows what to do once he hears a track ....(Effect + pitch correction for my vocal)(made that all the instruments breathe & shine).He's patient, Loves is Job and affordabl

  61. Review by Sue S.
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    'Over the moon' with the engineering and mastering on my second track with Stevan. Great job !

  62. Review by Sue S.
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    Stevan is a total professional, Polite, friendly and creative & cares greatly about the artists vision. So makes an outstanding collaboration of Artist & Engineer. He is insightful, patient and a highly skilled. I am 'over the moon' with his work, his ideas and the results - Fabulous !!! Highly recommend and look forward to working with him again.

  63. Review by Tom Carradine
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    I've had the joy of working with Stevan on two albums and have been very impressed with his work. On my live album his perfect choice of microphones and their placement meant that we captured a beautiful recording with very little to be tweaked in the final mix. His attention to detail is second to none. I couldn't recommend him more highly.

  64. Review by Dusty Limits
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    It was such a pleasure to work with Stevan, especially as I didn't have a huge amount of studio experience. He is utterly professional, friendly, patient and focused. The finished product sounds glorious. I can't recommend him highly enough.

  65. Review by Champagne Charlie
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    Stevan is a joy. Highly skilled & professional, he is very patient & organised. He brings calm to the studio, having a positive effect on everyone else. He also has a great sense of humour. He has a great ear and is very good at suggesting ideas & ways of trying stuff, alway ending with a brilliant result. I am over joyed with the finished album.

  66. Review by Tom Mansi
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    Stevan's knowledge of microphones and their placement, room acoustics and the ability to get the maximum out of the equipment available has made recording with him a first class experience. Constantly experimenting to increase his already substantial palette he is never afraid to accommodate another’s opinion, focusing on achieving the best results

  67. Review by Tom Watt
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    I've had the pleasure of working with Stevan a few times on some very different projects and it's always been a pleasure. He has a very well organised way of working and a precise approach to jobs but above all he has a great ear for it and a very relaxed and patient attitude.

  68. Review by Jack Sharp
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    Stevan is everything you'd want from an engineer and producer. He's hugely professional, hard working and knowledgeable, but most importantly he's really good fun to be around. I've worked with Stevan on and off for years, and you always know that sessions are going to go just right, and that everyone involved is going to enjoy themselves.

  69. Review by Polly Rae
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    I had such a great experience working with Stevan on several tracks for my show, I found him extremely professional, reliable, easy to work with and the work he delivered was of the highest standard. I really hope we get to work together again in the future!

  70. Review by Danny Toeman
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    Stevan is a great producer to work with; friendly and professional. He has a superb knowledge of all the vintage and up-to-date studio equipment in his studio, and he definitely knows, as a producer, how to get a great performance out of an artist. He is also connected to lots of talented session players, which is very useful for any project.

Interview with Stevan Krakovic

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I just finished mixing a fantastic album by a French/Mexican artist called Paul Bidault.

  3. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  4. A: My experience and a different perspective.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My control room as designed by the legendary Fritz Fey with a reflexion free zone at the front and has a calibrated full range Dynaudio Air 2.1 system with two Air 20s and a Airbase 12 sub, meaning that I really hear what is going on in your music when mixing and mastering. That combined with a great selection of hardware and plugins as well as my experience enables me to get the best possible sound for your project.

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I have been doing this for almost 20 years now!

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: I am especially proud of the the Whiskey Moon Face album, as my partner Rory and I somehow managed to capture their amazing free spirits and managed to make an album and EP in less than three days, which sound beautiful and are true to their sound. That is more their work than mine really, as they are such amazing players but I am still proud of it and listen to it regularly:-)

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: While analogue sounds great if done right, digital does as well (if done right) and is cheaper and easier to run and more flexible. While I unashamedly work on digital only I make sure I use the best mics, pre's and compressors on the way in and most importantly the best musicians with good instruments in a good sounding room... If you get it right at source, digital will capture it and you have a winner! It is all about the song, musicians, room and instruments!

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: Working with a wide range of different and interesting people and helping them make great music!

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: It might sound a bit obvious but I would probably take my U47, 1176, Rupert Neve preamps and my lovely old Fender Twin.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: It changed over the years. At the moment I do a lot of alternative rock, folk and cabaret, but I am also quite known to have worked in UK and German underground Hip-Hop and electronic music as well as Jazz and film soundtracks.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening to and artist and help them make the strongest record possible by helping them using their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. I have plenty of great musicians to call upon to help artists get the sound they want on their record, ideally using real players.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: There are so many amazing people out there! I am lucky enough to have worked with Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Bad Plus) and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, Young Dreams), both of which I consider friends, mentors, gurus and personal heroes! Apart from that I am a big fan of Bob Dylan. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Rudy Van Gelder, Jack White, Beethoven, Bach, Shostakovich, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dog, Dr Dre, the Wu-Tang Clan, Massive Töne, David Bowie, NIN, Nick Cave, Portishead, Tricky, Roni Size, Adam F & Aphex Twin also had a big influences on me in no particular order;-)

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: It depends on the job, sometimes it is more recording, sometimes mainly mixing and sometimes full on producing, be it as a traditional music producer or as a co-writer.

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  • Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor & Shelford Channel
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