Hey, I'm a Vancouver-based audio engineer/producer. I can provide radio-ready mixing and mastering skills without breaking the bank. Is there a song you've always wanted to make but could never find the right beat for it? Hit me up; I work with tons of different genres and styles. Hit that contact button and let's get to work.
What I do:
As a mixing & mastering engineer, I can take your bedroom-demos and turn them into radio-ready bangers that capture that highly sought-after top-40 shine. While I can mix any genre, I specialize in hip-hop, r&b and pop. Whether you need your vocals mixed over a beat, or a whole song full of stems mixed and mastered, I'm your guy.
I'm also a highly versatile producer. I can produce ANY genre but I have more experience with hip-hop, trap, pop and r&b. No matter the style, I can help you realize your vision.
The main services I offer include:
- Creating a tailor-made beat to your specifications with unlimited revisions
- Adding to/enhancing production on a song you've already started
- Professional mixing and mastering (including vocal production & stem mixes)
- Re-producing a beat if you don't have the rights to it but still want to finish that song.
My promise to you:
As my client, you will receive top-notch treatment. No ego, no excuses. Your order will be custom-made for you and delivered on time! You're always welcome to call me directly so I can help realize your vision. My prices are always negotiable and I'll always keep it real with you, no BS!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
12 ReviewsEndorse Stvrk
One of the best producers I have ever worked with. His work-ethic and passion for the music is un-matched. If you need any type of genre produced, I've seen him do it all. I've felt valued as a collaborator and have appreciated his creative outlook on the process as we have gone through it. His prices are too low in my opinion for the excellent products he has produced.
Super chill to work with! Dope artistic intuition and is friendly
Stvrk is a creative and gifted producer, his expertise and insight not only made the track sound clean and complete but elevated my overall artistry. Stvrk has an edge in his production that helped me experiment with sounds outside of my comfort zone. I would recommend anyone to work with Stvrk!
Stvrk is a dope guy and a dope producer. I’d personally say one of the top producers in the city. He is able to turn anything into something special and magical. Working with him over the past couple of months have been a blessing. he’s put me on my new wave of dancehall rnb which has literally made me more open to trying even more unique styles.
Stvrk is an amazing producer very easy going to work, great personality with an incredible work ethic.
STVRK is amazinf full stop period. I’ve worked with him countless time and the quality has never ceased to amaze me. As a vocalist who is picky about how my voice is mixed he does it right and listens to any notes. Extremely well versed in many generes.
Stvrk is an absolutely incredible producer and mix engineer. I’ve been working with him for almost a year and there’s nothing bad I can say. He does exactly what you ask for, quickly and efficiently. He produces the best results out of anyone I’ve worked with. Best in the game
Stvrk is such a chill, down to earth producer with a lot of talent and the production to back it. We've only got a couple songs done together, but I can already tell he's really got the genuine love for the music that'll take him far. Not only was he down to produce for just me, but even my friends who have approached him, and he'd come with exactly what they were looking for.
I've been working with stvrk for a few years now and can confirm he gets the job done, he works hard and gets you a professional sounding outcome. He can always adapt to different genres without much of a struggle. He's also a super kind and thoughtful person behind the music, which is amazing :) he was the executive producer and mixer for my debut album "Limit breaker", which is 20 songs in length, the dedication from this man, he helped me follow my dreams harder then I ever would without him. He's a goated producer, and a good friend 🙏
This guy been doing working with Stvrk for a little while now and honestly imma end up just giving him everything to mix and master. Wouldnt have it any other way
honestly probably one of the best producers in vancouver! super chill to work with and insanely talented & versatile :)
One of the best up and coming producer/engineer coming out of Vancouver.
Interview with Stvrk
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project I'm most proud of to-date is an EP I released last year titled "RGB." This project was a labour of love and required many moving pieces to put together. I functioned as an executive producer, mix and master engineer, featured vocalist, songwriter, publisher and cover art designer. It's up on all platforms and I recommend you check it out.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my debut mixtape which will release sometime this year. More details to come.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of analog gear (EQs, compressors, preamps, etc) but digital emulations are becoming so good that even the best of the best can rarely tell the difference. The portability of analog emulations, paired with lower price tags is why I prefer digital in almost every circumstance.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: The two main pillars of client-work to me are as follows: Punctuality: I always deliver on time or sooner. I know how it feels to be at the mercy of an artist or producer who just doesn't follow through on their promises. I do everything I can to deliver on time or sooner. If I'm not able to meet a deadline, I will communicate with my client at least 24 hours before the deadline, explain the situation, and provide a partial refund. Respect: Ego is a large problem within the industry and is the antithesis of my profession. Thinking someone is beneath you due to their music taste, talent level, or background is unacceptable and will never be something to worry about when working with me. We all need to lift each other up in this industry; it's not a zero-sum game.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I'm able to create all kinds of music with all kinds of people. It's still so crazy to me that this is a legitimate career path when it just feels like fun.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually, the only thing I'm asked about is my pricing, which I explain is always negotiable and flexible to fit your budget.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's hard. Anyone with a laptop and a few hundred dollars to spend on plugins can do what I do. The only thing separating the good from the great is how much time they're able to put into this. Not everyone has the privilege of time and disposable income to risk becoming a producer/engineer, and I acknowledge that, but for those who are able to, it's all about dedication.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually like to get to know the person's background and previous work to get an idea of their brand as an artist. When working with different producers and engineers, it can be hard to keep a consistent brand and style. This is something I feel is very important, so don't be surprised if I ask you about your brand.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let someone's work speak for themselves. Seeing someone with lots of big credits and expensive studio gear is very impressive, but if their work doesn't resemble what you're looking for, don't bother breaking the bank for that clout.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Well, of course, I'd bring my laptop with all of my samples and plugins, so that's one. I'd also have to bring my Apollo Twin interface and ATH-M50X headphones which, after 5 years of use, have been my best investment in audio gear yet. Besides that, I'd bring the classic Akai MPK Mini. I'm convinced every single producer on the planet has one of these and am yet to meet someone who doesn't have one or something very similar. Honestly, I'd probably leave it at that. I do everything in the box so those 4 things are all I need to work. Oh, well maybe an SSL Delta too just for kicks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm still very much at the start of my career. I've been producing for 4 years and mixing for 2. I initially became interested in music while in high school and have since attended Douglas College for Music Technology. After graduating, I intend to start working full-time as a freelance mix engineer and producer, hopefully working in-house at a local studio. My goal is to eventually do this on a much larger scale, working with big names in the pop and hip-hop industries.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My go-to style is a blend of lofi, pop and trap. Aesthetically, I draw inspiration from lofi music and artists such as Joji and Mura Masa. This dark vibe, mixed with catchy pop melodies, creates an interesting juxtaposition that I feel is quite unique. Top it all off with trap drums and clean professional mixing, and you've got that Stvrk sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion is a personal hero of mine. The way he pulls melodies and production tricks out of thin air is incredible. Being in a writing room with one is one of my dreams.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink. Try to use as few elements as possible to get the mood across. Relying on layers waters down the song; if you can make a beat with one or two instruments, bass, and drums, the song is solid.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My main genres are hip-hop, trap, pop, dance-pop and r&b.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is my mixing/engineering ability. I can record, produce & mix radio-quality vocals. I specialize in mixing rap and pop vocals, but I've mixed many different genres and can adapt to new ones quickly and easily.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Something I pride myself on is my ability to build layers of melodies and countermelodies. No matter what the song sounds like, give me a keyboard and 2 minutes and I'll create something beautiful, or gritty, or dark, or whatever the song needs. I'm also quite good at sound design: creating and augmenting unique instruments using synthesizers, samplers and audio effects.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My mixing process is thorough and tailored to the artist and song. I don't just slap on a template and deliver an audio file; I'll always start from scratch and create a custom vocal chain that fits my client's voice. I tend to avoid over-producing the vocal as well, focusing on basic mixing pillars like clarity and depth. For production, I almost always start with a reference track, a song that my client has sent me along with the task of recreating the vibe. From there, I build a chord progression, melody and bassline, adding in drums and effects once the mood is captured. Similar to mixing, I believe production should be quality over quantity. Overproduction takes the soul out of a song; the producer should always leave room for the artist to steal the show.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Since I mix in the box, my studio setup is pretty minimal, but I have all the tools I need to create radio-ready mixes. My hardware includes a UAD Apollo Twin X Duo audio interface and Audio Technica M50X headphones. The bulk of my "gear" is my library of plugins. This includes analog emulations of classic compressors and EQs as well as modern must-haves like the FabFilter suite and iZotope Ozone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye's one of my biggest influences. The way he taps into and brings together talent is admirable and very inspirational to me. I'm also a huge fan of Jon Bellion, a pop producer and songwriter.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My main focus recently has been mixing and mastering. This work comes in pretty frequently and is what I specialize in. However, I often find myself working on custom beats as well.