Van Ian

remote mixing engineer

4 Reviews
Van Ian on SoundBetter

Quality is a priority for me, but I also understand that the human hearing is different for all people and I strive to ensure that the final work satisfies not only me, but primarily the client. My remix of the track "Dua Lipa - Be the one" under my Dúvals project was voted as one of the best by Warner Music Russia.

I am exclusively engaged in mixing tracks and tuning vocal tracks, trekking tracks is possible. I don't take many orders so that I can devote more time to each track individually. It is also very important for me to have good feedback from the artist, it definitely reflects well in the final work.
As a sound engineer I have been working for about 10 years and I try to permanently improve my qualifications.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Abel Minosyan
    by Abel Minosyan

    An amazingly talented musician ... with a lot of perspective. it was always pleasant to listen to your work, mixing and mastering 5+. good luck and great success

  2. Review by Kate Broux
    by Kate Broux

    We have working with Van Ian since 2017. He attentive to my requests and he is a perfectionist and workaholic. I'm glad to start to wark with him. Thank you. Kate Broux

  3. Review by Mark Rims
    by Mark Rims

    Thank you very much for the quality work. Excellent mastering and mixing. I wish you good luck and development.

  4. Review by Alen Leroux
    by Alen Leroux

    I needed mixing for my remixes and I'm very glad that I turned to Van Ian. He understood my requirements well and the job was done perfectly. I plan to refer to him again in the futur

Interview with Van Ian

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

  2. A: I participated in the official remix competition for the track Dua Lipa with the participation of my friend DJ and I was really happy to create my own version of this track. As a result, Warner music russia chose our remix as one of the best version. My role was to write new melodic parts and beats, as well as to mix.

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

  4. A: On my debut album as musician

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

  6. A: At the moment no.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's mobility and currently high quality

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

  10. A: I cannot promise how the song will sound, as it is very difficult to predict in advance. I think the work should speak for itself

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

  12. A: listening to new music and being involved in the creation of this music. I am pleased to see the smile of the artist after the finished work

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

  14. A: Does analog mixing sound better than digital mixing? In my opinion, it depends on the professionalism of the sound engineer. Currently digital plugins sound very high quality and I prefer to mix digitally.

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

  16. A: Что вы ожидаете услышать после сведения?

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

  18. A: I would advise you to pay attention not only to the fame of the sound engineer and his discography, but also to pay attention to the lesser-known sound engineers. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to work with renowned artists, but this does not mean that they are not competent enough. It is very important for an artist to find a sound engineer who will understand the artist's wishes well and for this it is very important to have a good dialogue. If you find it easy to have a conversation with a sound engineer, then for sure you will understand each other well.

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

  20. A: Moog Mother 32, MackBook, Any Beyerdynamic headphones, Elektron Analog Rytm, Moog Subsequent 37

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

  22. A: Not easy, but incredibly interesting and eventful. I've been doing this for about 10 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: individually

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

  26. A: Apparat. Because his music conveys the mood very well.

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

  28. A: make pause every 2-3 hours.

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

  30. A: Electronic Music and Pop

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Patience

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

  34. A: I accentuate the mood of the song and improve the quality.

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

  36. A: Listen to the wishes of the artist, listen to the track several times and start mixing. From the beginning mixing drums, then melodic parts and at the end mixing and tuning vocals.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Digital Gear: Logic X, FabFilter, Waves, SoundToys, Plugin Alliance. Analog Gear: Adam A7X, Focusrite Claret $ 4 Pre, Moog Mother 32, Dave Smith Prophet Rev 2 8 Voice, Elektron Analog Rytm, TC Electronic Hall of Frame, Beyerdynamic DT 770, Mackbook Pro,

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

  40. A: Tame Impala, Apparat, M83

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

  42. A: Mixing and vocal tuning

Therr Maitz - 365 (Dúvals remix)

I was the Remixer and Mixing Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Mixing a track takes 3-5 days on average.

Gear Highlights
  • Logic X
  • Adam A7X
  • RME Fireface UFX +
  • Moog Mother 32
  • Moog Subsequent 37
  • Dave Smith Prophet
  • Analog Rytm
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