My name is Marat, I'm in love with music and music production. I'm a Russia based mixing engineer, producer, singer-songwriter and sound designer. I'm open for collaborations and new works and projects that are full of adventure.
I'm a mixing engineer first. The years of mixing self-written and self-recorded songs gave me the clear vision of the mixing process.
Singer-songwriting process also opened in me the ability to focus on particular material, to stress the emotion and feeling of a song.
I'm also a musician (guitar player mostly), arranger and producer.
I'll be happy to help your songs sound earnest and fascinating and be your guide or partner in the world of sounds.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
3 ReviewsEndorse Marat Suleimanov Studio
Marat is my old friend. He is always open-minded and he helped me with many music related issues, such us recording guitar for a song or giving useful production advices. I like to work with him, because he knows a lot about music and has a bunch of useful creative skills. I recommend him as a musician or producer for your project!
Marat is really an outstanding Master in what he's doing. We've recorded some songs in his studio with him on guitar and I'm really proud to tell that it was one of my best recording experiences ever - everything was so smooth, so accurate and so easy with him. Vocalists really do need to feel the cooperation with the instrument player and this is what exactly you experience with Marat. Great job!
Marat is talented in many ways - he's as much a skilled arranger as he is a great melodist and a singer with his own unique style. He also mixes his own songs as well as tracks for other artists (which he often produces) and the results always sound fresh and exciting.
Interview with Marat Suleimanov Studio
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Feeling the music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I'm working on my solo album of songs, on which I'm playing almost all instruments
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: As a prominent soundproducer Frank Filipetti once said "I have all that LA-2A, 1172 and Fairchilds and now I sell them, because working in the box is much better and effective. Analog is for weak people who like to crush on front of the gear".
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My clients (always) and their art (usually)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What your main goal on hiring me?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Rely on your intuition! Provider is not only who provide you with something but an interesting person with his own world inside.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar; microphone; recorder. I will use the cave as a reverb :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't pay extra attention to the reference tracks. Of course they're necessary and useful during mixing and production, but try to sound like yourself (or like artist you mixing) instead of meticulously trying to sound like somebody else
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock (guitar-drums-bass); Folk (acoustic guitar; ukulele; banjo; acoustic drums; flute); electronic music based on synthetic sounds;
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: First of all my purposes in mixing or in playing the instrument are depend from the clients goals. Does he want a bright track or he wants make it darker? Secondly, I try to bring to life or make more obvious the main emotion or feeling of the track. I try not to purposely add anything from myself because if it's the mix, that I working on, my "fingerprint" will be there anyway.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I come to the studio in the morning, then I plan out my day. Sometimes I work with the artists in my studio, sometimes I work remotely.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Among sound producers I really inspired by old school guys like George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Tony Visconti; also I adore the people who produce their own stuff like Jeff Lynne, John Frusciante, Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mixing and tracking the guitars and the vocal mostly. Also sometimes I give some artistic advises related to the material (if this is acceptable).