I make your listeners get absorbed by your music regardless of your budget.
I have been making a living making music and helping musicians get their musical ideas across the speakers for the past 6 years. Most of my work consists out of indie bands from Moscow, Russia but also had some side kicks from bigger music productions and corporate clients. I don't have a specific music preference, but find the most joy in working with live bands and songwriters.
My main specialization is music production - multi-track recording and mixing. I studied it at Entrepreneurship College #11 in Moscow. My main focus is getting your idea across, regardless in which environment i work - be it 2track recorder in the garage, in-the-box at project studio, or high-budget analog production in Mosfilm studios in Russia. If you want to learn a bit more in-depth about me and my work you can listen message me directly, listen to showreel or read the interview.
Don't be afraid to send me a message, or ask for a project quote - I'm always open to new people and music.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Elijah | RING LOUD
Well, this dude is the kind of a mix man I would wish for. I was fortunate enough to reach him out and work with him and I would definitely continue working with him. He has professional attitudes and works for the artists' convenience. He mixed our song 9 times, as far as I can remember, until we got what we wanted, and he never complained once. He precisely attended to our vision of the song and delivered it.
He's a responsible man, and I would definitely recommend him.
the result exceeded all expectations, buddy
Whoah! Elijah's mix it's exactly what we wanted! It sounds groovy and each instrument can be perfectly distinguished from each other, plus it all goes well with the vocal. I will totally recommend everyone trying out a collaboration with this guy!
Elijah is one of the best sound engineers I've ever known. It is truly pleasure to work with him, because he feels music precisely - in the same way as musicians with whom he works. He helped us with mini recordings and outdoor events, and he did it perfectly as a professional. Besides Elijah is very polite, kind and cool guy.
Elijah helped us a lot as a recording engineer. He recorded our live session: mic placements and tracking process couldn't be any more perfect.
We worked with Elijah on the track (mix+master). Everything sounds good! Elijah makes changes and edits fast and quality. If you are a young producer and you aren't indifferent to your sound, i recommended to work with Elijah
Interview with Elijah | RING LOUD
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will treat your art with the respect that it deserves.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Have you ever worked on my style of music?" I always reply honestly, and even if i get the project where i'm not very experienced in I always have friends and professionals who can nudge me in the right direction.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's not the gear, it's your ear. You can have the most vintage-expencive-best-sounding-les-paul-strat-tele-vintage-mic-anything in the world and nobody won't even know about it, because people listen to music, not look at it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What does your project need? Is it only a mixing job, or you're starting from scratch and need full production. Where can I hear your music? It doesn't have to be a multi-million dollar production in Capitol studios, i just want to understand how you sound. How many songs? Is it an EP or a full album. What do you want from the song? How it should feel, what is the idea behind the recording. When do you want to start on the project? How urgent is it? What is your budget? How quickly do you need the job done?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Matthew Bellamy. I love how creative his recordings are.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take frequent brakes and listen with your ears, not your eyes. If you can't decide if this instrument works in the song - try turning off your screen and listening back a couple of times with instrument in and out of the mix.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly do rock and live bands in general, however, during the years i've done pretty much everything except classical orchestral recording. While I do have personal musical preference while i'm listening to something, i really don't mind working on something new and different.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Communication. You can have the most cracking snare in the world, but it still has to comply with clients vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Continuity and musicality. As a quick example before i touch any tools i'm creating a balance between each instrument, while trying to highlight the groove and feel of a song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Whether I'm mixing or recording I usually split the process in three stages. First is to prepare everything I might need during the process - import multitrack in to my template, or set mics up and have some spare where i can easily reach them. After that I start working on sound, following the 80/20 rule.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mix music and record bands; life performance or in the studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Christ Lord-Alge. I love his mixes and support his idea of moving quickly through the mixing process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I'm working out of my home studio, that I'm slowly populating with gear. I mix through a matched pair of Yamaha HS50m's (that I owned for 7 years and carried around with me to countless studios to quickly get a reliable reference point in a new enviroment) and a HS8 sub. To keep my perspective fresh I use AKG K550 MKI and a old pair of Genius computer speakers. My main rig is Pro Tools 12 and a whole bunch of different plugins, mostly ones that emulate analog hardware (SSL 4kE, API, Universal Audio).
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Lound and clear.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 7 years ago, while i was in college i was doing all kinds of work as a sound engineer - I used to go to gigs as a club audio engineer assistant, being a boom operator and audio post engineer in movie producition, but eventually i settelled as a recording studio and mixing engineer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My pair of HS50m's Sure SM58 Neumann U87 Digidesign 003 Factory Laptop with Pro Tools
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have your tracks named properly and do a rough mix. It really makes a difference.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It's gotta be studio live for Selbram. The band was locked in, everything during tracking sounded great and mixing was pure joy. You can check one of the songs on YouTube, it's called "Live from the Undercroft".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both! If i get the project that has enough budget i usually go to Mosfilm's studio B, where they have SSL4000 G set up. However, working in the box has a lot of it's own benefits, and really the only drawback that it has for me - is workflow. My favorite part about analog gear is how fast it allows you to work and the unique "flavour" each analog unit has.