Hip Hop / Rock mixing

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HOFA College certified mixing and mastering engineer, my most impressive accomplishment is that one of the artists I produced (Tyler Linkman) got signed to Universal Music South Africa

My name is POP Rares Vlad, I am a mixing and mastering engineer specialized in Hip Hop, which I also produce as a beatmaker and arranger. I graduated from HOFA College in Germany in 2019 and since then I produced, mixed and mastered for a number of artists localy, nation wide and also from other countries

Mixing project - 200$/song
Mastering project - 50$/song

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  • Romanian

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  1. Review by Gyb
    by Gyb

    Great mixing and mastering engineer. Always a pleasure to collaborate with him on several projects. It's fun to work with, helps all the time and the most importat thing: He always does it right!

Interview with BeatzShack

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

  2. A: an EP and a few singles for a south african artist, Tyler Linkman, that got signed to Universal Music and we still collaborate,

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

  4. A: two hip hop albums

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

  6. A: Gyb,

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital: amazing plugins (Plugin Alliance MEGA XXL, Softube, Soundtoys, Slate Digital All Access Pass, Waves and more), instant recall, insignificant sound differences.

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

  10. A: that they will receive exactly what they payed for, even more (advice, support, friendly attitude)

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

  12. A: mixing it is my life passion and I love everything about it. Every step of the way until the finished product

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

  14. A: why do i want to work with you? hire me and find out! ;)

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

  16. A: that everything needs to be perfect and clean

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

  18. A: the gear used to record the vocals

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

  20. A: always be careful with who you record the vocals with. Never skimp on quality and always strive for best performance. ”Fixed in the mix” vocals never sound good

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

  22. A: my mac mini, monitor, my Senheisser HD650 headphones, my Ableton Push2 and my Blue BabyBottle SL mic

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

  24. A: my first produced album - 2008 and since then I kept on perfecting my skill also attended an audio school

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Boom bap

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

  28. A: Method Man because of his vocal tone, skill

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

  30. A: always use the cleanest samples or synths. It will bring much better value to the finished product then needing to clean the signals

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

  32. A: Hip hop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: song production, mixing

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

  36. A: Production, arrangement, vocal production, mixing, mastering

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

  38. A: I make the beats and send them to the people I collaborate with. They chose the beats they want then record the vocals in their own studios or mine, then I receive the vocal tracks and further arrange the song

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen, Neumann KH120A + Neumann KH750 DSP sub, Focusrite ISA One Analog, Blue BabyBottle SL, RODE NT1-A, KT-76, KT-2A, DBX166XS, EQP-KT, Pro Tools 2022.4,UADx, Plugin Alliance, Slate Digital, Waves

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

  42. A: Leslie Brathwaite, Chris Lord-Alge

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

  44. A: Hip Hop Production, from beat making to complete song, including mixing and mastering

Song by STH feat RAH

I was the mixing engineer Pop Rares Vlad in this production

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Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen
  • Neumann KH120A+Neumann KH750 DSP
  • Focusrite ISA One Analog
  • Blue BabyBottle SL
  • RODE NT1-A
  • KT-76
  • KT-2A
  • DBX166XS
  • EQP-KT
  • Pro Tools 2022.12
  • Ableton
  • Presons Sphere
  • Push2
  • UADx
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Slate Digital
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
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