ArK Studios [ Arav Krishnan ]

Metal Mixing and Mastering

ArK Studios [ Arav Krishnan ] on SoundBetter

I will professionally mix and master your metal/rock music. My music has been featured by the likes of Rolling Stone India, and I've been taught about mixing and mastering from some of the top studios in the area , and have gained over 2 years of experience mixing rock and metal music.

Hi my name is Arav. I'm a 16 year old metalhead who plays guitar and offers mixing services for heavier genres. I will professionally mix and master your project. I have learned from some of the top mixing engineers in the local area , and my prices are affordable. You can use the final mix commercially. I am also a musician [ my music has been featured on Rolling Stone India and Rockstreet Journal ], and here are some of my works.

My Mix Portfolio : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hoAlFo2mN64Gme5yKyAkCPEeLQ1rDDK9?usp=sharing

My own music : https://open.spotify.com/artist/2x4450MxSz7vQde7mDF3zc

My first client's EP : https://open.spotify.com/album/5CBdCY8InWDTmLKsSD0uPB

Thanks for checking me out!!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

Interview with ArK Studios [ Arav Krishnan ]

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

  2. A: I'm extremely proud of the Wayfinder EP that I released on Jan 1st 2021 , as that was the culmination of a lot of experimentation and hard work. I can definitely do better now , but at the time that was a huge step up in quality for me.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm currently working on the demos for my 2nd full length album.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not as of now.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I would say digital because it's easier to manipulate , but I'd still love to have a few outboard compressors sometime in the future haha.

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

  10. A: I will give my 110% on every track that I mix , since I really enjoy the process.

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

  12. A: I love everything about it , mixing and mastering and making music is awesome , and great fun!

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

  14. A: My guitar , my interface , my laptop , my mic , and my mixing headphones.

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

  16. A: I've been doing this for over 2 years , and I'm currently in high school.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Slightly different , but effective.

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

  20. A: I would love to work with Testament , as they're one of my favourite bands of all time , and I would be able to learn a lot just by being in the same room as them during the recording process.

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

  22. A: Don't fix it in the mix : Always try and get the best source audio possible as that always results in better sounding mixes.

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

  24. A: I usually work on all kinds of metal and rock , though I usually avoid djent.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: I am a musician myself , so I think I can try and heighten some songs with mix decisions that are out of the box.

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

  28. A: Since I am a musician myself , I also look at the song from that point of view , which helps me mix ut better and to get it to sound more unique.

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

  30. A: I usually take a day or 2 to really listen to the song to figure out what I think it needs as a mixing engineer , and then I start by organizing my project and then diving into the real mixing.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I use Reaper as my DAW of choice , and I mix with plugins from Waves , Analogue Obsession , Focusrite , and some other plugins from various companies.

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

  34. A: The list is endless , but a few are... Bands : Be'lakor , Iron Maiden , Queensryche , Metallica , Testament , Exodus , Intervals , etc.. Producers/Mixing Engineers : Andy Sneap , Jens Bogren , Kristian Kohlekeller , Glenn Fricker , Nolly, etc...

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

  36. A: I mix and master my client's music. This means that I take their recorded tracks , and mix them with plugins and software to get them sounding good and ready for streaming services.

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Terms Of Service

Revisions Per Song = 1
Turnaround Time Per Song : 5 days
Turnaround Time for an EP [ 2-5 songs ] = 10 - 20 days
Turnaround Time for an Album [ 6 + songs ] = 24 + days

GenresSounds Like
  • Testament
  • Arav Krishnan
  • Queensrÿche
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SoundBetter Deal

20% off on each song for an 8 song+ album