From classical to EDM and everything in-between. This Berklee grad will work tirelessly to get your project to the level of your desire.
My name is Konstantin. I was born in Moscow, Russia into a family of classical musicians. As I started to gravitate towards other genres of music, like pop, electronica and hip-hop, my childhood became saturated with a wide variety of musical styles. Fast-forward to mid 2000s, I moved to Boston, US, finished school and became a mechanical engineer, working in the fiber laser & high-power amplifier industry. All of my free time was occupied by producing music. In the early 2010s, my grandparents were involved in a car accident that took my grandmother's life. I quit my job and moved to Rochester, NY to take care of my grandfather. I decided to pursue music full-on, so I entered the world of Berklee College of Music and came out with a Bachelor of Electronic Music Production and Sound Engineering. The diversity of my musical interests, on top of 6 years of (official) experience, have really helped me work with all kinds of different projects:
- producing, mixing, mastering music genres ranging from soundtrack to pop to electronica to trap to experimental (the list goes on)
- editing, arranging and mixing music for clients
- editing and mastering classical albums
- editing, restoring, mixing and mastering podcasts, short films, documentaries
- performing live
- releasing a self-produced and engineered album with fellow Berklee students (Hungry Creatures)
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Konstantin is AMAZING! Adaptable and a deal. You would be lucky to work with someone of his caliber on any music project. I have had the pleasure of working with him as a producer, mix and mastering engineer, and would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
An incredible listener...he not only heard my goal and vision for my project, he also used his highly skilled ears to dive deep into my tracks and make them the best they could be. I really appreciate that he can help me polish my sound, or he can help me find it, depending on what I ask of him. Great communication! I'll be back for sure!
Konstantin is an amazing guy to work with. We collaborate on music occasionally. He is a capable jam buddy, talented and creative musician and a fantastically skilled engineer. It is always a pleasure to work together.
Interview with Konstantin Ladilov
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal/vision/inspiration? Rough mix/master (if possible). References
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please, reach out with any questions. I am here to help and I will take all the time to communicate before we start. If you are recording your own song, make sure you have the best recording you can achieve. I love to give back the best possible product, but a poor recording usually can't be fixed in the mix (at least to the level we all want and expect). You need a solid foundation if you want to build something that lasts. If you are producing, sound selection is key to a superb mix and master.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am working on editing and mastering of a classical album. I am also producing and engineering a Synthwave album.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I've worked with Andres Mayo on an album master and he was an absolute pleasure to work with.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: In today's audio world, both get fantastic results. It comes down to preference and availability. I work in-the-box, but, eventually, I'd love to add some analog sweetness to my chain and use the best of both realms.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Commitment, reliability and transparency.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am in the service industry and I love helping people.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I have plenty of audio magic tricks up my sleeve, but I am no magician.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacPro, Logitech M570 mouse (this has saved my wrist and elbow), Sennheiser HD650s (this has saved my ears), Amphion monitors, Fabfilter Total Bundle.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music has been a part of my life ever since I can remember myself. I have only started to work with music professionally about 6 years ago, but, hopefully, I have many more to enjoy music and meet/collaborate with talented artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As an engineer: "clean", punchy and deep sound. As a human: humble, yet confident. Calm, yet outgoing. Just like in music, I strive to find harmony between the extremes.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tourist. I love his sound design, composition and style.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: One is hard. Here are three I always use myself: 1- when you reach for a tool, know for what purpose. 2- use your ears, not your eyes. 2- take frequent breaks to reset your ears and mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Even though I work mostly within the electronic genre, my focus is the emotion and the story of the music, so it can be any type.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Even though this is an engineering job, people skills are as important if not sometimes more important than any other skill. When you enjoy working with someone, you can overcome any obstacle.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A love for music. My ears and expertise. An ego-free approach to each individual project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My main goal is to understand the full scope of the project, before I do anything. Because music is so subjective, the client's vision is the best road map to a successful outcome.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a big fan of Dave Pensado as an engineer and as a human.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am currently based out of my home studio in Rochester, NY. I have spent a lot of time configuring my setup in the room, as well as building all the necessary acoustical treatment for the flattest response. I work in-the-box. My Amphion monitors are my favorite pieces of gear. Not only is their sonic fidelity top notch, but I also know them very well. In the end, knowing your gear and especially your monitoring system is more important than the brand or the price tag.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Editing, mixing and custom production.