Anton Marchenko

Music Composer & Producer

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Musician, composer, sound producer and arranger with 17 years of experience.

Typically I compose and arrange tracks both instrumental and with vocals. I also arrange raw material into ready and solid tracks. Additionally I provide mixing servicies but only in case the track was created by me. In case you need a solid bass line I'll gladly help you out with that as well. Learn more about my job attitude in the interview bellow.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Enlia
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    Excellent experience again on an electronic / funk track with Anton !

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    Great work with Anton again !

  3. Review by Fernando Costello
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    Excellent communication with Anton!!! Great workflow. Thanks again.

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    Anton is a great composer, it was a pleasure putting vocals on his track ! Hoping to work with him again in the future !

Interview with Anton Marchenko

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

  2. A: It really depends. My job is to figure out the hook for each song. Some track is supposed to be built over a solid beat, the other is based on a vocal melody, the third may have both the beat and catchy vocal melody. This applies to arrangement as well. For some songs a minimalistic arrangement is enough, others need wide orchestration.

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

  4. A: To begin with I have a thorough discussion with the client on what he wants exactly from the track. Then I create a pre-arranged demo version for further discussion. After that goes the final part that includes recording the instruments, vocals (if needed), mixing.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My basic setup is simple yet effective. It includes Macbook Pro, Logic X, all Waves plugins, numerous rare instrumental and processing plugins, Tannoy Reveal 5A monitors, J&D guitar, J&D bass, a set of effect pedals, plus I use old walkman-type tape recorders for specific effects if needed. I also go to professional studio or invite other musicians if the job demands that. I have a long established relations with one of the best studios in Moscow, musicians and vocalists worldwide.

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

  8. A: lichtdisco (lichtdisco.com) is an elctronic/chillwave project where I had a luck of implementing a whole range of genre ideas using both digital and analogue equipment. Also I am proud of being a part of Modelist (http://modelist.world) — an international music project.

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

  10. A: Currently I am making a bunch of classy dream pop tracks of my own.

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

  12. A: Enlia is a great singer and lyrics writer.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: The combination of both makes a perfect result. The exact proportion depends on the job.

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

  16. A: The track will sound it is supposed to.

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

  18. A: I love the whole process of composing and arranging music, but the devil is in the detail. The moments you find the right arrangement or even the right sound or a hook are the best moments.

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

  20. A: Some customers usually demand really weird things like adding iappropriate instruments or sounds to the arrangement. I try to convience them that it won't work and it will only harm the final result. The others just trust me.

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

  22. A: That it is a simple a job that does not demand time and concentration.

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

  24. A: I ask questions that help me to understand everything they want from the track, so there's no misunderstanding left.

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

  26. A: Study the provider's portfolio and have a chat with him to make sure you are both on the same page.

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

  28. A: A telecaster guitar, a sound card, Shure SRH840 headphones, Macbook Pro and a 2500 watt solar power generator. I'd cope without midi/usb keyboard since i'll use the laptop keyboard for composing.

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

  30. A: I've been creating songs and insrtumental tracks for 17 years. I tried myself in numerous styles from garage rock and punk to electronica and orchestral music. So when I start working I am not limited by style boundaries, my experience guides through the whole process and in the end I come up with a track that actually stands out.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: I am thorough and I don't rush.

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

  34. A: I'd like to make an dreamy electronic record with Kim and Kelly Deal. Their voices are perfect for such music.

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

  36. A: Patience is the key. Take breaks once in a while when working on a track, don't try to finish everything in one session.

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

  38. A: Indietronic, chillwave, shoegaze, dream pop, synthpop, ambient, chamber pop, new wave. I also like working with orchestration and hip hop beats.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: Making the track sound the way it is meant to.

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

  42. A: Among personalities my TOP 3 includes Kevin Shields, Hans Zimmer and Max Richter. Among collectives the TOP 3 are Kraftwerk, Cocteau Twins and Pink Floyd.

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

  44. A: I compose and arrange tracks both instrumental ones and songs. I also arrange raw material into ready and solid tracks. Additionally I provide mixing servicies but only in case the track was created by me.

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Basic turnaround time is 3 days. The exact number of days depends on the job. One revision for free. 20$ for further revisions .

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