Remote Metal Mixing/Mastering

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My name is Ilarion Ivanenko, I'm a Remote Mixing & Mastering Engineer from Ukraine. I will do my best to give your Rock and Metal mixes depth, clarity, and impact. I do hybrid mixing, which means I work both in the box and with studio units. My approach to work is very scrupulous. So you can be sure that you will get a quality result.

Hey SoundBetter users!

I'm Ilarion, a mixing and mastering engineer from Ukraine. I've been in the music industry for over 15 years. I do guitar and vocals, but music producing has been my biggest passion for a long time.

I mostly specialize in Modern Metal, Groove Metal, Progressive Rock and Metal, Experimental, Alt Metal, etc.

As for skills and knowledge, I possess all the necessary techniques, namely:

• Editing;
• Pitch Correction;
• EQ;
• Compression;
• Saturation;
• Parallel or New York style Compression;
• Use of effects like reverb, delay, etc;
• M/S Processing;
• Automation.

What I would need from you:

‣ Demo/Raw Mix of your songs;
‣ Multitrack (Stem) files in 24-bit wav format with a proper naming;
‣ BPM and signature changes info.

What you will get:

‣ Professionally mixed and mastered songs or albums;
‣ Files in wav and mp3;
‣ Ready-to-Go Rock and Metal Single, EP, or Album.

Overall, music for me is the highest art. Something on the verge of the material and spiritual. So I want to share all that feelings and help you create your own masterpiece.

Want an awesome rock or metal mix and master at an affordable price? Get in touch, let's talk.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Cody T.

    I have worked with Ilarion on 6 different tracks now and he is an absolute professional at what he does with music. If you want to take your track to the next step, hire him.

  2. Review by Tim L.
    by Tim L.

    This is the third song I've worked with Illario on and he is a pleasure to work with. His custom tones are excellent, in particular his guitar tones which are a particular passion of his.

    I really appreciate Illario's responsiveness and attentiveness to any changes that I want made. He works collaboratively with his clients but also puts his own mark on these songs. His ideas are great additions and really bring them to life

  3. Review by Tim L.
    by Tim L.

    Illario has just finished mixing and mastering a second sing for me. He did a great job really making the song come alive. Illario really engages with the music he is working on and understands the ideas in order to get the nest mix possible. Thanks Illario

  4. Review by Tim L.
    by Tim L.

    I had a great experience working with Illario mixing and mastering a recent song of mine. He took the time to get to know the music and the message I was trying to convey which was much appreciated. He kept me updated throughout the process and was always responsive with any changes I wanted to make. Thank you for your hard work Illario, the song sounds fantastic

  5. Review by Max Faden
    by Max Faden

    After original mixer bailed on us, we were put in a very difficult situation - deadline was approaching and we had 6 songs to mix and master - 3 in progress and 3 unstarted (just the raw tracks). I approached Illario, explained him everything, and even though he already had a client work in progress, he was not only able to fit us into his schedule, but also do an outstanding job. I'm not going to go into all the details of his input, but hell, this guy certainly knows his stuff. Sound came out to be magnificent. Much gratitude! Definitely will hire him again.

Interview with Ilarion

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Well, I'd say it's the album called Stuma by post-metal/blackened sludge band Azimut. I've recorded, mixed and mastered this record. The guys in this band are my dear friends, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Besides, we used to share a music project together. I'm proud of this production because the album turned out to be raw and heavy, but at the same time of high quality. So, I advise you to check it out on any streaming service, especially if you are a fan of such music.

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

  4. A: Do not overthink and overcomplicate things. And, of course, have great source tracks in the first place

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

  6. A: Death Metal, Prog Rock and Metal, Heavy Metal, Alt Metal, Post-Rock, Post-Metal, Sludge

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

  8. A: To do the best I can and even more.

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

  10. A: The opportunity to help the musicians and the process in general. I just have a lot of fun doing that.

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

  12. A: I've been doing guitar and vocals for more than 15 years. Played in the experimental band MAUT. After the broke up, I started doing music on mu own. That's where fate brought me into the business of mixing and mastering. I realised that I didn't want to do anything else but produce music

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: I'm very attentive to details. I think it's called a "gold standard mindset". Meaning I cannot allow flaws to be sewn up and will do everything to ensure that the final result is as good as possible.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: I'd say both. I like hybrid mixing, because you can take the best of both worlds. Of course, most plugins do a great job. But tweaking an actual gear is just fun. It's just a workflow thing.

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

  18. A: It's that mixing and mastering engineer, like a wizard, can fix everything. It doesn't work like that. If your recordings has a rather poor quality, the result would probably remain the same

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

  20. A: "How it was recorded?", "Do you have a DI tracks?" and stuff like that. And, of course, I'd like to know their reference artists/bands

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

  22. A: A laptop, audio interface and a pair of studio monitors and a headphones

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I work mostly "in the box", but I use some gear as well. For example, Yamaha SPX 90II effects processor, Peavey CEL 2 VCA compressor, and DBX 160A. I'm constantly working on expanding my gear set

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

  26. A: Just talk to the person and see if you like him. It's cool when you're on the same page when you're working on something fascinating

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: If I have any tracks/stems limits. No, I don't. You can send me as many tracks as you want. However, I'd like to have them with a clear structure. Meaning, it should be one "Bass track" and not like "Verse bass", "Chorus bass", "Bridge bass", etc.

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

  30. A: With any artist for whom music is the highest form of art. In order to share these feelings and create masterpieces together.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Persistence and the ability to trust my ears.

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

  34. A: First of all, I give it clarity. I try to do my best to make sure the song is polished and radio-ready. But, of course, it depends on the genre. When it comes to modern metal, I like to bring the energy and impact.

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

  36. A: I prepare project first, balancing raw tracks and see if I have all I need. Of course, I'll edit tracks if needed. Only after that I start mixing. Usually my mixing process takes one day but it depends on the number of tracks/stems.

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

  38. A: Joe Barresi is my biggest inspiration in music production. His creative approach and the sound he crafts is just unbelievable. Also, I grew up on the works of Andy Wallace, so that influenced my musical taste as well.

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

  40. A: I'm a mixing and mastering engineer. I work mostly remotely. And that's what gives me the most pleasure in life

Awesome song The Executioner by the German Thrash Metal Band Infestation

I was the Mixing and Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Number of revisions: 3 for a song, 4 for EP or LP

Mastering a single – 1 day;
Mixing a single – 3 days;
Mixing EP – 14 days;
Mixing LP – 25 days.

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Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro
  • Kali LP6 Studio Monitors
  • Acoustically Treated Room
  • Waves Audio
  • Soundtoys
  • STL Tones
  • GetGood Drums
  • Yamaha SPX 90II
  • Peavey CEL 2
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    Hey guys and girls!

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