Eugene is grateful to work with talented musicians in beautiful spaces and be a part of the creative alchemy that brings forth a record.
My name is Eugene and I am a professional mixing and mastering engineer with 10 years of experience. I specialize in live mixing, mixing and mastering for rock, funk, soul genres. In my portfolio more than 150 releases of various teams. Being an acting musician, I perfectly imagine what the client wants from his record.
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I had a great experience working with you, Eugene. Your mix evolved quite a bit from V1 thru V3, It was too "centered" and leaning on the snare too much, but you managed to open up the width of the stereo image and that certainly contributed a lot to the final result. Well done, and thanks for contributing to make my life easier in the mastering process!
Greetings massive! I know Eugene as an absolutely professional and creative sound and mixing engineer. I have a lot of experience of collaboration with this excellent guy and every show and every studio session he was realy very good! Highly recommended!
We worked with Eugene on many live shows and for mixing and mastering of last Ashes Collide single "Don't Wake Me Up".
Eugene is very talented, hardworking and always finds an individual approach for musicians. We are pleased with each time working with Eugene.
Eugene is very good at what he does. He can take your music to the next level!
Eugene is fast, intelligent, creative, patient and has a clear musical understanding. He has brought a real clarity to the track we worked on - mixing with professional skill and great integrity toward the material. Thank you so much. This has just been a total pleasure! 😊
Interview with Eugene Voytenko
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have a lot of mixing experience in the studio and live. Rabol with many artists on stage as a monitor engineer. My work has always liked musicians.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have always been inspired by cult personalities such as Michael Jackson, katy perry, Madonna, but since the rock direction is closer to me there are groups that I really like both in material and in sound: rage ageinst the machine, nickelback, extreme, foo fighters, pink floyd , halestorm, theory of a deadman.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Сердцем моей студии являеться естественно аналоговая консоль Midas а далее вместе с ней трудятся железки таких фирм как avalon, eventide, T.C. Electronic, Lexicon, SSL, Warm Audio, BSS, DBX.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical process is to turn on everything at once and force them to resist with each other in order to understand what this song takes up and find its basis. And then the cause of technology to make all the tools compete with each other to get the groove and power that the musicians transfer to the recording.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My task is to keep what the musicians are doing. And I can only bring in an artistic component in order to sound more together. Add oil))
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill I think is for instruments like drums, bass guitar and voice. Since this is the core of any song and I always worked on them most of all, so I gained the skill to leave them alive and not destroy them because there are no other instruments like this in the songs! We need to work to ensure that everything around them comes to life too, if required.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of the time I work with rock, funk and soul. probably people usually say that this dude is best at it, but no, I think otherwise I do it because I like these styles myself.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, of course, the musicians will say one thing: when they compose music, it is worth paying the most important attention to the parts, because the less they resist with each other, the less the engineer will spoil the mixing))
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would really like to work with the great engineer Chris Lord Alge. Well, firstly at least, but because he is a legend of mixing. And secondly, I really like what he does and how he does most of my favorite tracks made by him.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is between the style of Los Angeles and London as I try to make my recordings more natural using enough compression but not always clearly audible, but in my mixes there are a lot of virtual plans that is typical of the London style of mixing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for quite a long time, the beginning of this was my work as an assistant at a recording studio. And then in my life everything went on and developed at which point in time I achieved the fact that even sound engineers appeared in my submission. But at the same time I do not stop to grow.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably it would be a generator, water, food, my laptop and my Midas, because today you can do music everywhere with the help of a laptop))
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Advice is simple enough the main thing is for the client to know what he wants from this material or, on the contrary, he knows what he wants from me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It is important for me to know the concept of the track and its references in the form of 3 tracks and then I will try to offer my options.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that the mixing engineer will fix everything on his computer. There is no thing that is not in the record can not be added in some way.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: At the head of a client are the two most important questions like or dislike ?! This 2 options like or dislike mixing or writing material because there are situations when musicians write material to hope for an engineer in the hope of producing a good product. Undoubtedly, the engineer will make everything possible, but everything will work out. But for this, I listen to the track and govru that let's change this option and that's why I ask for 3 reference tracks to understand how the customer represents it in his head. Because nowadays there is a big war of quality, character, sound and volume. Therefore, all issues are resolved in joint work whatever they are.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like my work because I have the opportunity to give music even more life.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to customers can be only one thing. Believe me, I will try my best to achieve maximum success.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Of course, analog sound and you shouldn’t argue, I cannot say that everything should be replaced by analog, but such things as overload preamplifiers, overload adder analog console and color transformers, and even the effects can not make the computer as it makes analog. And this is exactly what will make your songs live.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No, it turned out that my colleagues are not here, but I really like this place. There are a lot of professionals here and it makes me happy.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I am working on recording the album of one group and I really try to squeeze everything out of the musicians in order to achieve the maximum result. Yes, I'm sure it will be cool!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am very proud to work with the Joss Stone team. My pride is that I worked with such musicians. I was a mixing engineer. These guys are nothing more than doing a miracle with their hands and voice. I am sure that they also liked my work and they even talked about it))))