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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Reji on 18 with voice of Regina. I'm producer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mastering and remixing psytrance
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog and digital
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Nice sound
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job is my dream
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much to pay? As you wish. How much time you will do it? Maximum a week.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: This is not his music)))
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Just give me listen what you do
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do very interesting and soulful music
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, synth, drum machine, guitar, microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Groovy and hypnotic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: With Maynard James Keenan for soulfull voice and amazing poetry.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make a kick with +80 Hz and bass +60Hz, mix with -6Db
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All psychedelic
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Guitar playing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Monitors Adam, soundcard M-Audio, midi keyboard Roland, guitar Ibanez
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Simon Posford, Trent Reznor, Juno Reaktor, Tool
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering, mixing, remixing, guitar recording