Graduated sound engineer, official MFiT provider.
- "Don't read words, listen to examples." (с)
Hi-quality online mixing & mastering.
• Hardware Processing
• Official Apple Certificated Partner (MFiT)
• Beatport Top Charted
• Vinyl & STEM Mastering
• Featured on iTunes & Beatport Top charts, DJ MAG & BBC Radio, Sziget, Tomorrowland & BPM Festivals...
• My 'mix and masters' played by Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, Latmun, Steve Lawler, Prok & Fitch, Todd Terry, Duke Dumont, Ramon Tapia, Darius Syrossian, Chris Lake, Amine Edge & Dance, Justin Martin, Will Taylor and more...
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Interview with Pavel Ivlev
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I working with 'Little Big' band. I did mastering for their latest tracks and did ALL concert masters for this band. Video with a track that I mastered reached 54 Million views on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=FBnAZnfNB6U
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m finishing the EP note for a 'Dругой'. Great mix with electronic synths & live instruments.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, I am here for the first time...
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Only in tandem. It is foolish to share it. It is necessary to take the best of their two worlds: the warmth and harmonics of the analog and the accuracy and the possibility of digital technologies.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise 'free demo'
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love to help people and make their dreams come true with music!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customer: "Thank you, your free demo sounds great to me! My track now sounds just fine! How can I pay for it?" Me: "Happy to help you!.... "
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I believe that Santa will give me new monitors)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Hello, how can I help you, dear %client name here% :-)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Ask me for a free demo.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Mac Book, 2. Control Monitors 3. DAC (Audio Cart) 4. Satellite Internet 5. Solar panels
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started working as a sound engineer since I was 18 years old. Then I graduated 5 years at the best university in my country (University of Trade Unions in St. Petersburg) under the guidance of Irina Aldoshina (honorary member of the AES) After that I opened my studio in which I work for the last 5 years ...
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Solid and Wide sound. Attentive and sincere attitude to customers and their music.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I do not "reach for the stars", because I do not like to brag. I just want to be useful for people who have problems with their tracks.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: "Try to listen to music, not as a professional Engineer, make it as a listener... Switch your mind, kick away all your 'dB & Hz's'... Open mind, ears, and soul. Feel it like a listener..." (c) Me
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EBM (Electronic Body Music) EBM Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM & etc...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: 'Golden Ears'
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Soul & Presents, Deep & Warmth
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Coffee & Analog Warmth)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: AD/DA: Prism Sound Lyra 2, Apogee DA16X, X Symphony. Control: Adam A8X, Adam Sub 12 Gears: SPL Vitalizer MK2T, Phoenix Audio Nicerizer 16 MK2, Neve Portico 5042 "True Tape" Emulation, Elysia Xpressor, dBx 160A (Customised), Lexicon mx400xl + Synths & DIY gears. Work Station: Mac Pro 32Gb DDR, 2 x 2.7Mhz 4 Core, 1Tb SSD DAW: Logic Pro X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: - Dave Pensado, Luca Pretolesi - Jozef Skrzek, Anders Trentemoller, Jon Hopkins.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 1. Mastering 2. Stem Mastering 3. Mixing