Hi, my name is Sergey and I'm recording and mixing engineer based in Moscow. I'm glad to provide high quality mixing services.

Experience


Since the very beginning of his professional career in 2013 Sergey got immersed in professional and demanding environment of one of the Russia’s biggest classical music broadcast companies - Russian State TV and Radio Music Centre. During that time he took active part in location recording and mixing of big amount of classical music concerts in various halls in Moscow featuring famous orchestras (Music Viva Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” etc) and artists (Angela Brown, Hibla Gerzmava, Philippe Jaroussky, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Julia Lezhneva, Kevin Dias).


In 2015 right after his graduation from Institute of Modern Art with specialist degree in Music Production, Sergey joined Mosfilm Studios. He has worked on various soundtrack recording sessions in the role of an assistant engineer and pro tools operator ("Anna Karenina" by Karen Shakhnazarov, "Der Junge Karl Marx" by Raoul Peck). During his time at Institute and Mosfilm he became fluent using various recording and mixing styles and as engineer has made several recordings in various genres (pop, rock, classical) for local artists and bands.


It's all about you! My job is to help your music really shine!

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for S. Kruglov:

  • Hibla Gerzmava

Gear highlights

  • Event 20/20 BAS Speakers
  • Yamaha HS50M Speaker
  • UAD Apollo Twin Interface
  • AVID Pro Tools 12
  • Waves Plugins
  • UAD Plugins
  • Fab-Filter Plugins
  • Slate Digital Plugins
  • Altiverb 7
  • QL Spaces

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Post pay term, 2 free revisions.

Reviews of Sergey Kruglov

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby

    Sergey is one of the best sound producers. I worked, I'm working and I'll be working with him! He is calm, attentive and responsive. If you want to make a quality recording - run to him :-)

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What's your typical work process?
I start by preparing the session. I place tracks in particular order, color code everything, name tracks the way I find comfortable etc. After that I start listening and exploring the song, during that stage I make sure that the gain staging is right also I try different balances and panning to determine what suits best for the song. During that stage I get a good idea of what the song is about, whether some editing or tuning is required or if something needs to be reinforced or replaced by samples. After I got that initial balance I usually print it for the future reference. This initial balance which was made with fresh ears help me to regain the perspective after a hours of work and to determine whether I've gone too far with the processing. After that initial balance is done I mute everything but the drums and work on them. I don't like to work with particular instrument in isolation for a long time so I constantly switch other tracks in and out to check balances and refresh the perspective. When I feel that I need to abandon drums for a moment and work on another element of the mix I will do it. It can be anything that catches my ear - bass, vocals, keyboards, guitars or some particular effect that I need to work on. While mixing I make sure that all elements of the arrangement sound great, exciting and complement each other, when I feel that this goal is achieved the mix is ready for the first review by the artist or band. After that I make some adjustments in accordance with the notes from the artist.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Recently I've been running quite demanding recording session of Symphony Orchestra of Ministry Of Defence of Russian Federation. About 40 microphone channels on SSL 9000 Console, separate CUE mixes for each group of instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass and drums). My skills was really put on test on that day.
What do you bring to a song?
During the mix my main objective is to help the song to clearly deliver a message, making sure that is instrumentation is working, nothing distracts and every element of arrangement supplement each other. And of course the mix should rock and sound awesome.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work mostly in rock, indie, blues, country and classical genres. I really like RnB and Soul music but don't have much mixing experience in that genre and I would be happy to gain it.
Can you share one music production tip?
Check your mixes in mono and on different sets of speakers
Tell us about your studio setup.
I mix completely in the box using Avid Pro Tools software and plugins from Universal Audio, Audioease, Fabfilter and Waves. I rely on my Event 20/20 BAS Monitors which I know pretty well. I also use Yamaha HS 50M monitor for checking mixes in mono.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm really inspired by the work of Andrew Scheps, Tchad Blake, Michael Brauer and Eric "Mixerman" Sarafin.