Tsvetan Nikolaev has completed 12 years of music education in classical piano. He has worked in the recording industry for over 15 years. His clients come from all music genres, as he is able to recognise the trends in each style equally well. Tsvetan has developed the skill to listen to any musical idea and extract the absolute maximum from it.

Tsvetan started playing the piano at the age of 5. He went on to study for 12 years at a respected music school in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 2000, together with a classmate of his, he embarked on a musical career as the group “Respect”. The band acquired much popularity and in 2008 their hit “Druga Naglasa” (Another Attitude) entered MTV’s World Chart Express. At that time, Tsvetan also began collaborating with many Bulgarian artists and his role in their projects varied from a sound engineer to producer, vocalist, instrumentalist etc.
In 2010, Tsvetan and his duet partner wrote a song with which they participated in a competition for the new hymn of their birthplace - Plovdiv; later on, the song became a special symbol for the city.
Tsvetan has an own sound recording studio in which he continues to work to this day. It is equipped with high quality analogue and digital technology for sound recording, mixing and mastering.
His current projects include working with famous Bulgarian performers from all genres. His main activities involve mixing and mastering, as well as sound recording and the composition of music.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • UA-Apollo Quad
  • UA-4-710d
  • PreSonus-Vacuum-Tube Channel Strip
  • T.C.Electronic TC1220Parametric Equalizer-Vintage
  • Mackie control Universal Pro
  • Focusrite
  • AKG
  • Shure
  • Pro Tools HD 10
  • Waves
  • UAD2
  • Sound Toys
  • Antares
  • Brainworx

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Respect Studio

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Tsvetan, is great :) this is the man , a who can trust a perfect mix and mastering and a real energy and power in your song!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    I work with Tzvetan few times and result was always great i leave Respect studio happy and satisfied.Hes is professional and know what he do and how to do it.He help me a lot as well with advice and ideas is pleasure to work with him.Thumbs up for Respect studio.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Talent, born for this job! Stoic Gadev

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Respect Studio is a very professional place, which gave me a great sound, I love the mix. Thank you Respect Studio.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Massive experience in Respect Studio, Plovdiv. They've built something that goes over the standard idea of a recording studio: the moment you take a step among that walls is the moment which you realize that you are surrounded by a family, gear and an A class sound engineer.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    The Studio is beautiful. The Sound Engineer is a real professional.
    Fully equipped to fulfill any musician's dream.
    The best Studio where I want to develop my production.
    Recommended!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Respect Studio is one of my favorite places to work with in Bulgaria. In addition to being a killer pianist and engineer, he's super reliable and easy to work with. We've been writing and recording our new album together for the past few months and the whole experience has been amazing! Love working with him!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    From the very first moment I met Tsvetan, he put me at an instant ease. Working with him was a pleasure.. Complete smooth recording. He was patient with me, while I was trying to create something and Tsvetan extract the best performance from me! He is an extremely talented musician and a really good sound engineer. Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    I came to Tsvetan with a few ideas, and not much else. He created melodies that brought my ideas to life. Then he created the rest of the track - added back-up singers and session musicians (guitars, pianos etc.). He did a great job mixing, editing and fully mastered my album.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Very good. His work is great. I am very happy. Thank u Tsvetan

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Tsvetan is a great musician with years of experience.There is no doubt about that.
    He has always been objective and ready to give you some new ideas regarding your project. Furthermore, he has never delayed a project and it is really easy to work with him. One cannot be disappointed.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Tsvetan has been to my band not only a producer or a sound engineer, but a real mentor in our first steps in music making. He shared knowledge, experience and provided me with many opportunities in the past to perform on the venues which he headlines. Value for money is unmatched by any other studio in the area. You will never be dissatisfied!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    My song is beautiful! Thank you Tsvetan! The mixing is great!

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