Dima B / Old Factory Studio


8 Reviews (3 Verified)
Dima B / Old Factory Studio on SoundBetter

Mixing and mastering, live drums, fretless and fretted basses for a very reasonable price.


1. No false promises here. If I say that I can do something in two days I mean it.
2. I'm fast but overwhelmed sometimes.
3. But I've been doing it enough to get a good sense of time what is needed to make things done. And I just multiple it by two then.
4. Unlimited revisions for mixes till your satisfaction.

Who am I?
I'm a studio owner, sound engineer and bass player from Moscow, Russia.

Genres: pop, rock, punk, metal (extreme included).
What I do: mixing, mastering, editing, reamping, bass, drums.

Reamping equipment.
Heads: ENGL E670, ENGL E650, Randall 667, Egnater Armageddon, Peavey JSX, Mesa Nomad.
Cabs: Randall R412NXT, Engl E412 Pro, Marshall 1960TV, Egnater VN-412A, Custom oversized 4x12 and 2x12.

Bass equipment.
Basses: Modulus x 2, Spector x 2, G.Gould, Lado.
Bass amplification: Ampeg B15, Demeter VTBP-201S, PJB D600, Markbass 4x10 cab.
Bass player: I am)

Pearl Reference 12-13-16-22, Sonor S-Class Pro 8-10-12-14-16.
Drummers: from students to stadium pros, depends on your budget.
Mic setup: overheads, two pair of rooms, snare top, snare bottom, kick in, kick out, toms, hat, ride.
Triggers: optional.

A first mix or a bass track in a two days usually. Drums - ask please.

How much?
Average prices on the right. I charge extra for strings for fretted basses.
Reamping - 2 $/min, up to 4 mics.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

Endorse Dima B / Old Factory Studio
  1. Review by Le B.

    I've become a regular client.
    Dima is very reliable and hard-working :D

  2. Review by Le B.

    This is the second time that I've asked to Dima for bass rec. I enjoy working with him. He is really nice, clear, cool revisions and very easy to work with :)

  3. Review by Le B.

    Dima is a professional bass player and have lot of patience.
    The whole process has been smooth with very clear communication. In addition, he never had any complaints, although I make him annoying and many requests. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
    I really take my hat off to him for your sincere efforts and working with him again!

  4. Review by Mike Bogus

    It was pretty awesome exp! Just be yourself, go to Old Factory and all your dreams comes true. Enjoy the atmosphere of this place and really hard-working with Dima. Together you can find your own sound and use it with a great pleasure for all of your songs=)

  5. Review by Valery

    Working with Dima was a great experience for our band. He is not only a big professional, but also very cool guy ;) his studio is so impressive, and you can achieve brilliant sound here. Really :) And, buy the way, he is not only recording you - when you're playing or singing, he can give you advices which help to make your play better.

  6. Review by Alexander C.

    Great sound, professional audio engineer, high-quality instruments. That's all you need and you can find it at Dima's "Old Factory" studio. Our band recommends it to every musician who wants to get a top result.

  7. Review by Sergey L.

    Just recorded a new EP, and we are extremely happy with the result and totally recommend the "Old Factory"! Dima is a really competent, highly-experienced, and what is most important for beginners, very friendly and ready to help, give some advice or even help out with recording back-vocals.

  8. Review by Ekaterina

    High-quality professional recording equipment, reasonable price, competent, experienced, friendly record producer, great atmosphere ( we really enjoyed working there). The studio is located not far from subway. We definitely recommend recording at Old factory studio.

Interview with Dima B / Old Factory Studio

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

  2. A: This question forces me to chose a client and make him look like he is more special than others what is definitely not true and I don't want to lie to you. Even a choice for a one song for this portfolio was dramatically difficult for me.

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

  4. A: I'm writing this answers obviously.

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

  6. A: Nobody now. I hope this situation will change.

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

  8. A: Make the job.

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

  10. A: I can become part of something bigger than myself, something amazing.

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

  12. A: I can't remember something specific what everybody asks permanently.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: Lots of young musician think that an audio engineer is the a guy who "makes sound". They think mix is a static sculpture. Put plugins in slots and that's it. And even young engineers think something like this, in my country at least.

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

  16. A: I've been spending a lot of time to make my position and approach clear in my studio blog because it's easy to work with people who know what you standing for. I always recommend to read it but it doesn't work here. The blog is in Russian. So just read what I wrote in this interview. It's honest and clear. I hope it helps you.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: As a mixing engineer I cut a lot. And then I boost a lot. Don't use compressors for dynamics control usually so my mixes have lots of automation, especially on vocals. As a bass player I prefer fundamental parts. I can play very fast, I've played progressive and technical genres, but I always feel lack of something fundamental when it comes to bass "shredding".

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

  20. A: I really don't know. You can think it's a miracle but I've very rarely seen artists who I don't like in my studio. So there is no such dream like "I want to work with this starname!", my clients are the stars for me already. I'm serious.

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

  22. A: What do you want? No so many people can answer this question. And if somebody doesn't know what they want they don't get it obviously. If we formalize what we actually want we make 50% of job.

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

  24. A: SM57, and I have 5 of them actually.

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

  26. A: Almost 30 years, since I was 7 and started my musical education from bayan (Russian button accordion). And I am a studio owner now.

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

  28. A: Always edit drums before you start to record all another instruments.

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

  30. A: I'm very careful about mics position and recording chain. Yes, modern mixes are heavily processed usually but good raw tracks is 80% of success. So I try to achieve the best quality what artist and equipment can produce in the first place. At the mixing stage I prefer to make a mixing plan before I start. I always make checking, editing, triggering and cutting first so when it comes to the mixing I know the song well enough and I know what I'm gonna do. I write a plan (lots of old scores from musicians are very useful) and make lots of notes what I do and where.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I'm an almost ITB guy now. I have a collection of preamps, mics and some another gear for recording but after signal was captured I rarely use outboard devices except for tracks what was made in another studios.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Both. And the answer to "why" is too long.

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

  36. A: Rock, pop.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: Patience.

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

  40. A: A song can't be boring. It has to touch something in our minds. I try to understand what clients want to share with listeners and enhance it.

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

  42. A: This list will be too long.

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

  44. A: Recording. I'm a recording studio owner so It's what I do for my local clients usually.

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I was the Recording and Mixing Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Modulus
  • Spector
  • G.Gould
  • Lado basses | Demeter
  • PJB
  • Markbass amplification | Pearl Reference
  • Sonor S-Class | Egnater
  • Engl
  • Peavey
  • Mesa
  • HK amps | Engl
  • Marshall
  • Egnater
  • Mesa
  • custom cabs | AKG
  • AT
  • AA mics | EVE
  • Yamaha
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