I am a certified SoundGym user. I work until you are satisfied with the result. I prefer analog plugins for rich sound.
My experience in sound recording is 7 years. I work hard to make my clients mixes sound cool. My main focus is Hip Hop, Pop, but I can work with other genres as well. Average turnaround time is 48-72 hours, after which I will send you the result for edits (if edits are required).
If you can send me an example track (reference) - great, since I can immediately understand how you imagine the sound in your mix.
If you need my portfolio and examples of my work, I'll send them to you.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Usually I do multi-track mixing, and sometimes I just put a voice over an instrumental track.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I gather experiences from lots of different professionals and genres to compare them, rather than focus on any one in particular.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have my own small studio with $10000 worth of professional equipment, and it has everything I need at this professional stage.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with ALEXANDER MILCH
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The most important moment was the project of a singer from St. Petersburg, I was "chasing" her for a long time to meet and take a multi-track of her song. I wanted to get more experience so I went to my mix engineer friend to help me make a good mix. And I did it! She was very happy with the result, pleased with the attention to her songs, and I learned a lot of useful things and pumped up the level.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think digital is as good as analog, but sometimes you can find analog units which give a special sound for a special occasion.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Cut the voice out of the mix.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Giving a good mix to a client and seeing their joy. And money for a good result!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Is it possible to record me like I can sing?" Well... sort of yes, but no (but it's actually worth a try).
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Mixing can fix EVERYTHING, even a bad source.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of sound do you want? Shall we try to make something interesting?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Your source material has to be of good quality!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Good computer, RME sound card, Acustica-audio plugins, Ableton Live, Adam A8X
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked for a long time with the cheapest equipment, because there was no money, no professional around. After a while I worked in a few studios as a performer, then after a couple of years I came to know about processing and instruments, started buying equipment to work properly, got training from professional studios, gradually got my own clients, and here I am - about 7 years of mixing!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My personal approach. In general I think it's still evolving.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Pensado - I want to get his experience and work as an intern.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Record it like there's no mixing! Mix it like there's no mastering!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop, Pop, but lately I've been working on rock more and more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Work with me and you can figure it out.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring what the client wants to bring to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I load tracks into the sequencer, load sample tracks, listen to what instruments sound like, what their character sounds like. I set up levels of bassdrum/bd, vocal, drams and other stuff, and clean up unnecessary trash with EQ. Then EQ turns into compression, and maybe before that I will make some instruments wider or move them to the left or right. Then I add delay, reverberation, depending on how much it's needed. Sometimes I'll do it depending on the situation, like adding delay and making the sound wide, and then everything else.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own small studio with $10000 worth of professional equipment, and it has everything I need at this professional stage.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I gather experiences from lots of different professionals and genres to compare them, rather than focus on any one in particular.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I do multi-track mixing, and sometimes I just put a voice over an instrumental track.