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Mahaon is Alexey Baranov from Izhevsk, an electronic artist with a background in electronic and rock music. The spiritual experience led him to psychedelic chillout music and culture.

Hello. My name is Alexey. I'm a professional psychedelic dub/trance and rock producer since 2000 year. I have a studio with Steinberg Cubase. I can make mastering, mixing and production.
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Interview with Mahaon

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

  2. A: Reji on 18 with voice of Regina. I'm producer

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

  4. A: Mastering and remixing psytrance

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog and digital

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

  8. A: Nice sound

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

  10. A: My job is my dream

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

  12. A: How much to pay? As you wish. How much time you will do it? Maximum a week.

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

  14. A: This is not his music)))

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

  16. A: Just give me listen what you do

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

  18. A: Do very interesting and soulful music

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

  20. A: Laptop, synth, drum machine, guitar, microphone

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

  22. A: I started my career as an industrial and metal musician. A lot of mystical experiences transformed my music into psychedelic sound. In 2004 I became the psytrance guitarist, musician and DJ. In 2007 after meeting a strange butterfly in holy places of Udmurtia me and Albert Sultanov (project Alba) founded project Mahaon. I was a monk in a monastery for 4 years. After returning home me, inspired by the exploits, started to work on the first album. Now I have 4 studio albums as Mahaon and 2 EP's as The Elder.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Groovy and hypnotic

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

  26. A: With Maynard James Keenan for soulfull voice and amazing poetry.

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

  28. A: Make a kick with +80 Hz and bass +60Hz, mix with -6Db

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

  30. A: All psychedelic

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Guitar playing

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

  34. A: Soul

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

  36. A: Production

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Monitors Adam, soundcard M-Audio, midi keyboard Roland, guitar Ibanez

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

  40. A: Simon Posford, Trent Reznor, Juno Reaktor, Tool

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

  42. A: Mastering, mixing, remixing, guitar recording

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