High-quality audio mixing & mastering services designed for self-funding indie artists and bands. Hybrid analog/digital craftsmanship, individual approach at highly affordable pricing.

Our greatest ability is helping you deliver the emotional context of your music.
We will enhance your music, its mood and the emotions it inspires.
We craft with high-end vintage equipment and add personal touch and devotion.
Always at an affordable price.

Milen Milanov, known as Darkstep, is our award­-winning sound engineer and producer. With unerring sense of perfect sound and respectful professionalism, he is one of the few craftsmen that are really pulling their own weight.

Founder of the indie label ILLMATE and InTheBox – Online Mixing studio, Milen has been involved with top-­class artists and brands like Deftones, Kelly Rowland, House of Pain, Leftfield, Scratch Perverts, Afu-­Ra, Jamalski, the world beatbox champion SkilleR, Coca-Cola, Tuborg, RTÉ ­- Ireland’s National Television, Mobiltel, Vivacom, and many more.

Now, he is fascinated by the idea of delivering world-­class quality to your indie music. With the same love and care.

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • vintage TASCAM M-320 analog console
  • Lexicon hardware reverbs
  • SPL Vitalizer
  • TC Finalizer

Genres I specialize in

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