Max Nikolayev

Arranger, songwriter, composer

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Hi! I'm Max Nikolayev, I'm an multi-instrumental arranger, producer and songwriter with 15 years of live/studio mixing and mastering experience.

I have extensive experience in playing, recording, sequencing, producing, and mixing. I've even composed several film scores and commercials. My experience includes performing multiple instruments in various pop bands. I'm big on Logic and Ableton software, have some skills with video editing.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Max Nikolayev

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

  2. A: I write, co-write, arrange, play instruments and produce.

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

  4. A: Dr. Dre, Butch Vig, Metro Boomin, Ric Ocasek, Danger Mouse.

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

  6. A: Groove and bright melody lines.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I am the great arranger and melody line maker.

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

  10. A: Pop and singer/songwriter music, sometimes with indie-rock artists.

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

  12. A: Don't forget about exciters!

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

  14. A: Gang Gang Dance, The Cars, all Danger Mouse projects, The Black Keys.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Eclectic but pop-oriented. I like to add instruments - guitar, bass and keyboard in electronic tracks to make it more live.

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

  18. A: My MacBook with Logic, soundcard, MIDI-keyboard, microphone, headphones.

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

  20. A: Our record is going to be perfectly in time and perfectly in tune.

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

  22. A: When the song you working on becomes to shine when playing.

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