Helping you express yourself through your music with my mixing and vocal tuning skills.
Hello! I am a mixing engineer from Russia, specialize in mixing indie-pop music, and I also tune vocal tracks.
I like working with people I feel on the same page with, when they have a fire within them and their music inspires me. And I do everything I can to make sure everyone who listens to the track feels this fire.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Interview with Cauri
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping people express themselves through their music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My notebook with my DAW and plugins, Steinberg UR22, Shure SM58, Yamaha HS5 + HS8S.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give your ears a break from time to time during mixing. It makes all the difference in the world)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love working with vocal tracks, so I try to give them as much attention as possible in the track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Freshness and space.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like working with people I feel on the same page with, when they have a fire within them and their music inspires me. As to my workflow, I like order in everything, so the first thing I do is clean up the project - listen to the takes and choose the good ones, I balance and pan the first draft version of the project, then go to mixing instruments one by one and in groups. Depending on the track, it could be drums - bass - vocal & backs - guitars - keys - strings - winds - pads etc. After the mix is ready, I leave it till the morning to listen to it with a "fresh pair of ears" and correct something if I feel I need to. Then I send it to the client and make additional changes till the client is happy with my job.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Evanescence, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Icon for Hire.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing it for 5 years, worked as a sound engineer on an internet radio for a year, in a recording studio for a year, freelanced for a bit doing post-production on advertisments and doing live shows, then got back to mixing cause it's something I love very much. Since November 2017 I've been working at Zaryadye Park as a sound engineer, combining my skill as recording and mixing engineer with doing FOH mixing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work on vocal tunning, comping, mixing and audio restoration.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Cubase 10 Pro, ProTools, Logic, Reaper, mix with Soundcraft Signature 12MTK with its effects if needed, Steinberg UR22, and monitor with Yamaha HS5.