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, Nu Metal, Progressive Rock and Metal, Experimental, Post Rock, Alternative Metal, Math Core, etc. I also have several EDM works in my portfolio.
As for skills and knowledge, I possess all the necessary techniques, namely:
• Pitch Correction;
• Parallel or New York style Compression;
• Use of effects like reverb, delay, etc;
• M/S Processing;
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.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Illario
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
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
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 Illario
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I would 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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's that mixing and mastering engineer, like a wizard, can fix everything. No! If it's recorded bad and sounds bad in the first place, nothing will help.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?" Kidding! I usually ask about their vision and reference tracks or artists.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, audio interface and a pair of studio headphones.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work mostly "in the box", but I started collecting studio equipment as well. At the moment I have a legendary Yamaha SPX 90II effects processor that Andy Wallace used on many albums. Also, I use a Peavey CEL 2 VCA compressor for the drums and am actively working on expanding my gear set.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just talk to the person and see if you like him. It's cool when you're on the same wavelength when you're working on something that's fascinating.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To do the best I can and even better.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The opportunity to help the musicians and the process in general. I just have a fun doing that.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: If I can work with the other genres. Ofc, I can! Even if I've never done some other music, it would still be a great experience and interesting for me.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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 a solo career. 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 music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Aggressive, but at the same time balanced and clear.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: With any artist for whom music is the highest form of art. In order to share these feelings and create masterpieces together.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not overthink and overcomplicate things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Progressive Rock and Metal, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Stoner Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Persistence and the ability to trust my ears.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy, clarity and fatness.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to approach the process in a kind of "gold standard mindset". For example, if tracks need to be edited, I'll edit them. But despite this, I'm looking for the golden mean, so that everything sounds natural, not robotic. In other words, I'll do anything to make it sound professional and natural.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm a mixing and mastering engineer. I work mostly remotely. And that's what gives me the most pleasure in life.