Hey, I'm a Vancouver-based audio engineer/producer. I can provide radio-ready mixing and mastering skills without breaking the bank. If you're looking to take your song to the next level, I'm your guy; I'll give your track the professional treatment it deserves!
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.
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.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
17 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Stvrk
Been a while since I recorded and I went back to Stvrk, as usual, the man exceeds and enhances your track further than you can imagine! elite mixing skills combined with true professionalism and dedication to get the best for his clients makes him stand out head and shoulders above the rest!
I asked Stvrk to finish my project and he excelled my music to new heights! His ability to contain the vision the artist wants and make it sound radio-ready is phenomenal. I'm surprised he has not been used by major artists as his quality of work is state of the art! 100% recommend!
I don't understand how this guy is not used more often, second time back and he's blown me away with how good his producing skills are for this track. He's really brought out the best in all aspects of music production and taken my music to the next level!
Brilliant to work with, an extremely talented producer who will help enhance your track to its maximum potential. 100% recommended!!
Insanely easy to work with. Just felt like I was getting help from a friend! The quality of his work is abso-LUTELY TOP NOTCH! Lol. Life tends to get in the way to the time to wait for things was perfectly understandable and he still managed to deliver as promised and then some! A treat to work with and for the price you definitely get what you pay for! Can't recommend him enough!!!!
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: 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 6 years and mixing for 4. I initially became interested in music while in high school and have since attended Douglas College for Music Technology. Since graduating, I've been able to go full-time as an engineer and producer. 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: In your face. I love when there is something in the mix that slaps the listener in the face. Whether it's a loud vocal or spanking drums, there's always something hard that draws the listener's ear.
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 with my boy oliverjames last year titled "Under The Moon." This project was a labour of love, functioning as Oliver's first foray into music. I worked as an executive producer, mix and master engineer, and cover art designer. It's up on all platforms and I recommend you check it out.
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 7 years of use, have been my best investment in audio gear yet. Microphone-wise my best bet would be a TLM-103; its versatile sonic signature and portable form factor make it perfect for most situations. 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. I do everything in the box so those 5 things are all I need to work.
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 Plugin Alliance Bundle
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West (pre-2020) is definitely 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 massive fan of more behind-the-scenes producers and writers like Nami and Jon Bellion.
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently building a studio in North Vancouver called Polaris.
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 itself. 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: 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, and rnb.
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: While I'm able to dial in a radio-quality sound, I also appreciate the grit and edge that a lot of artists want in their music. I'm able to tastefully blend modern pop vocal production with a trappier edge that my clients absolutely love.
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.