Pavel Ivlev

Online mixing & Mastering

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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...

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

Interview with Pavel Ivlev

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

  2. 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

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

  4. A: I’m finishing the EP note for a 'Dругой'. Great mix with electronic synths & live instruments.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No, I am here for the first time...

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. 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.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I promise 'free demo'

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

  12. A: I love to help people and make their dreams come true with music!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. 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!.... "

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I believe that Santa will give me new monitors)

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Hello, how can I help you, dear %client name here% :-)

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Ask me for a free demo.

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

  22. A: 1. Mac Book, 2. Control Monitors 3. DAC (Audio Cart) 4. Satellite Internet 5. Solar panels

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

  24. 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 ...

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Solid and Wide sound. Attentive and sincere attitude to customers and their music.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. 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.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. 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

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

  32. A: EBM (Electronic Body Music) EBM Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM & etc...

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: 'Golden Ears'

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

  36. A: Soul & Presents, Deep & Warmth

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Coffee & Analog Warmth)

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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

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

  42. A: - Dave Pensado, Luca Pretolesi - Jozef Skrzek, Anders Trentemoller, Jon Hopkins.

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

  44. A: 1. Mastering 2. Stem Mastering 3. Mixing

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Melodic House / Techno

I was the Mixing, Mastering in this production

Terms Of Service

• 48 hours turn-around • 2 free revisions, • Mastering for iTunes: +10 USD

GenresSounds Like
  • Little Big
  • Betoko
  • Toolroom
Gear Highlights
  • SPL Vitalizer MK2T
  • Phoenix Audio Nicerizer 16 MK2
  • Neve Portico 5042 "True Tape" Emulation
  • Elysia Xpressor
  • dBx 160A (Customised)
  • Lexicon mx400xl
  • Adam A8X
  • Adam Sub 12
  • Apogee DA16X + X Symphony
  • Prism Sound Lyra 2
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  • 'LITTLE BIG' 54 Million views on YouTube!Feb 04, 2019

    'LITTLE BIG - LollyBomb' Mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)
    Video: youtube.com/watch?v=FBnAZnfNB6U

  • Big up from Joris VoornFeb 04, 2019

    Maestro 'Joris Voorn' dropping Betoko & Haze-M - Trittonia (Monastetiq Remix)

    Mixed and mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)

    Video: facebook.com/monastetiqmusic/videos/vb.176708643053498/1969072783182061/?type=2&theater

  • Biggest support of my work - Carl Cox b2b Maceo Plex!Feb 04, 2019

    Carl Cox b2b Maceo Plex dropping track Monastetiq, Key M - ‘Lume’ at Resistance Ibiza!
    Mixed and mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)

    Video: facebook.com/monastetiqmusic/videos/282544665718749