Hi. I'm Albert Dee. I am a Mixing, Mastering Engineer & Producer, and I want to help you make an amazing record. I have delivered high-quality Mixes and Masters and remote production to satisfied clients in my studio based out of NYC. Together, we can bring your music to life. Let's make something awesome!
I have been a music lover for as long as I can remember, and I have been fortunate enough to call my passion my career for over a decade. Everything about making records, I love. From producing and songwriting to art direction and branding, if it is part of the process, I'm in.
I've gotten 170,000+ views on my own records, and similar for some of the work I did for my clients and I want to give you high quality work that can help you do the same.
It is my passion to create music with others. I aim to provide excellent communication and pay strict attention to detail. And I will do all I can to make sure you get exactly what you want for your project.
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Interview with Albert Domatov
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was a producer for Arianna Grande's go to songwriter Kaydence, It was very exciting to get her out of her Pop lane and sing a dope hook on a Trap beat of mine that I produced for her.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am consistently turning out multiple mixes and producing EPs and LPs for artists in New York.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Brent Kolatalo, He is an excellent mixing engineer and an even better guy. I would love to work with him one day and could not give him a higher recommendation.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Oh man, both. Each for their own very different reasons. I prefer a combination of the two. A good hybrid produces great sound quality and a much more manageable workflow.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do my very best to deliver exactly what you want and need for your project. And I will keep a consistent, open line of communication throughout the entire process.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to do what I love for a living. And I am in charge of my own schedule. Not having to ask anyone for time off is my version of success.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'd say the two questions I get asked the most frequently are "How long does it take?" and "How much does it cost?" When you boil it down, these are the two things people want to know above all else. My standard turnaround time is five (3) business days and my standard rate is $100 per song for mix tracks. But I would ask that if you want something different than that, please just ask me. I always want to find an opportunity to work with someone!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That because I do what I love for a living, and because I work for myself, it's not really work at all. Don't get me wrong, my profession is a complete joy, but I am the only one responsible for the work getting done for my business so, more often than not, I have to work twice as hard!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: My favorite one is, "If everything worked out perfectly and you had the career of your dreams, what would success look like for you? What kind of artist would you be?" That answer can tell you a lot about the kind of record someone wants to make.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Trust your gut. If someone feels shady or doesn't get back to within a reasonable amount of time, don't work with them. There are far too many people of integrity and skill in this world to waste your time on those simply looking to turn a quick buck at your expense.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This has been my career for the entirety of my professional life. Music is what I have always done in some form or fashion.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I am definitely a hip hop mixing engineer, first and foremost. Bounce, feel, and consistency are the most important things to me. And I mix and produce from a Hip Hop and Trap perspective. No doubt about it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think Young Thug would be a ton of fun to work with, or an artist like him. I would love to be a part of making a record that has no rules.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more. Don't get bogged down in parts. It takes just as much talent to make a song huge with minimal parts as it does to create a slew of really great individual pieces.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Trap, Hip Hop & Pop, but I'd open to experimenting and trying out a new lane.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I do my best to be a great communicator. In my experience, the better the communication, the better the final product and the happier everyone is throughout the process.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe I am good at helping to guide a song along its way to becoming what it wants to be. As a producer and mix engineer, my job is to make the song the most impactful version of itself that it can be.It's the kind of thing I've dreamt about having my entire life, and now I do!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I built my entire studio myself. It is isolated, tuned, and treated. And it is super-comfortable and vibey. It's a great place to create music. I have industry standard Yamaha HS8, Shure SM7B, Waves Plugins Bundle & Auto Tune Pro It's the kind of thing I've dreamt about having my entire life, and now I do!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Kick, snare, hi-hat, iPhone (with the Garageband App installed), and some sort of solar charger so I could keep recording stuff!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: As a producer and mix engineer, the process is more complex and varies from client to client. In a nutshell though, I do my best to communicate well and make the client as comfortable, encouraged, and inspired as possible. I believe a relaxed environment is key to making great music. Then I will compress and post the files to Dropbox and send the link on its way!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As a Mixing Engineer, I draw a great deal of inspiration from Noah 40 Shebib and Mike Dean, guys who have the ability to pay attention to every detail of the song, and whose work has spanned many genres over the years. Like them, my goal is to be someone who can add value to any piece of music that is put in front of me. And as a producer and mastering engineer, I believe Bruce Swedien, Gadget and Christ Athens are at the top of the game. If I could be put into the same category as any one of those guys, it would be an honor.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The thing I do more than anything else is provide high-quality mixes and master for my clients. I have worked very hard over the years to cultivate a collection of top-notch plugins and gear and to hone my skills as a mixer & mastering engineer, in an effort to provide the most seamless and rewarding experience possible.