Nick Shabalin

Music Producer

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I am your guy if you're looking for high quality production without having to sell a kidney to afford it. You will enjoy working with me and you will be satisfied with the result, I guarantee that!

I am a 22 y. o. sound producer and DJ from Moscow, Russia.
I've been making music for 7 years now. Since 2020 I've released 2 tracks on Future House Cloud, and I have many releases coming up in 2021.
I also work in Dropgun Samples team where we create sample packs for Splice - the largest platform in the world.

I am flexible with genres, but I especially enjoy making Pop, EDM, House, Hip-Hop and Trap tracks and bangers!
I'm sure we'll find a common language!

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

5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matthew
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    Космо просто зе бест, самый лучший саунд продюсер, работать с ним было очень просто, все понимает с полуслова, порядочный и ответственный парень.
    Очень рекомендую.
    Спасибо, Николай за продюсирование моего альбома.
    https://music.apple.com/ru/artist/osminog-paul/1445905309
    Kocmo respect, the best of the best, amazing boy, cool sound-producing! ❤️

  2. Review by Marko
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    Amazing guy and producer! He was super friendly and profesional, did an amazing job and produced me a Future House track in the style that I requested. I will definitely use his service again :)

  3. Review by Denis Lamar
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    KOCMO made an awesome trap beat for my rap project! Love his choices of drum samples!

  4. Review by Dranits
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    Nick did an amazing job with my future bass track order within the deadline. He is amazing at making arrangements and sound design!

  5. Review by Максим Л.
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    KOCMO, aka Nikolay, is a phenomenal sound producer, a natural born beatmaker and a DJ. I found him accidentally, I liked his stuff and we immediately started working. He made 2 dance beats and 1 hip-hop beat for me.
    It's pleasant to work with Nikolay because he understands the technical task well, he listens to client's wishes very carefully, so I highly recommend everyone to work with him!

Interview with Nick Shabalin

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

  2. A: A couple of music production orders and also 1 of my own tracks!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Although it is much nicer to be able to touch analog. But if it's not affordable, digital is great too! Especially these days.

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

  6. A: The money you pay for the work will 100% pay off!

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

  8. A: That I can do it wherever I can put my laptop and I can do it whenever. AND it gives so much opportunity to meet amazing artists.

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

  10. A: That music production is easy (it's very not)

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

  12. A: What is your reference artist?

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

  14. A: Give a chance to producers with little/no reviews and not as much experience as those guys on the front page! We are also highly skilled and talented and live music + our pricing can be lower!

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

  16. A: My guitar, my phone, a knife, a bottle, a flashlight. All you need to survive AND to make and even record music :D

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

  18. A: I started making music in my bedroom when I was 15. Now I am 22 and I started releasing tracks on labels last year! I've had experience working on a radio station (DJing and hosting programs), working in a sound recording studio, working in a sample pack label team. Now I'm focused on my own project and on freelance productions!

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Energetic and emotional music of all sorts!

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

  22. A: David Guetta is the №1 on my list! He is such a great inspiration and he has so much energy in him still!

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

  24. A: The mood you're setting and conveying in a song is usually so much more important than sound design and all the technical stuff behind the production!

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

  26. A: I am very flexible with genres! I have my own EDM/house project, but I've had a lot of experience making hip-hop and trap beats for Splice sample packs! I've also worked with many Hip-Hop and R&B artists.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Being able to listen to a song as a regular listener. And also communicating! So two skills haha :D

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

  30. A: Emotion! Very important. A song must tell a story!

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

  32. A: I always start with piano! When I have the chord progression and the melody done, then I get into sound design and arrangement.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: I have a Focusrite 2i2, a pair of Audio Technica ATH-m50x and a couple of Yamaha HS7. And a computer of course :)

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

  36. A: David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Going Deeper... There are so many actually!

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

  38. A: Music production, creating arrangements, instrumentals or beats

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KOCMO - Electricity

I was the producer and the sound engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

You'll have 2 revisions for any type of work. Extra revisions cost $20. The time it takes to do the work ranges from 3 to 14 days depending on the type of work. Pricing is negotiable!

GenresSounds Like
  • Dropgun
  • Going Deeper
  • Martin Garrix
Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite 2i2
  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • Yamaha HS7
  • FL Studio 20
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