Igor Korzhov

Remote mixing and mastering

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With over 15 years of experience I have gained invaluable expertise in creating the sound that my clients want. I use latest achievements in music technology as well as trusty old classics. Music and sound is what I live for.

I OFFER

recording, mixing and mastering of one track, EP or a full-length album using the latest developments in audio technology, with the latest world trends.
-mixing and mastering of your self-recorded projects.
-Stem mixing and mastering.
-guitar re-amping.
-tone matching
-creating individual presets for Axe FX II, Quad Cortex, Line6 Helix
-bringing MIDI drums to life.
-stem quantizing.
-sound production.
-creating arrangements.
-individual approach with each client, taking into account their wishes and their music style.

CHOOSE ME BECAUSE

I will respect your wishes.
your project will be professionally recorded, mixed and mastered at reasonable prices.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

29 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Javier S.
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    Great experience with Igor. Very patient and professional. Keeping him for more material in the works and future ones.

  2. Review by Włodzimierz C.
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    Very professional, fast and great contact. Song sound great, pleasure to work with!

  3. Review by David P.
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    I have nothing but praise for Igor. He added his own little touches that helped bring the song to life, and was so easy to work with!

    He got my first mix back fast, and the edits were just as quick!

    I plan to work with Igor more on my next songs.

  4. Review by Ian H.
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    Igor did an amazing job on my track . Great communication , and updates of progress along the way . Great guy to work with . Takes my song to the next level !! Thanks so much !!

  5. Review by Pierre-Luc G.
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    As usual Igor went the extra mile to make my song much better. He put his own creativity to work and the result is awesome. Looking forward to work with him again!

  6. Review by Pierre-Luc G.
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    Always a pleasure working with Igor. Goes the extra mile to make sure everything sounds as I wish. Thanks a lot!

  7. Review by Igor V.
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    It has been the great experience mixing and mastering full album with Igor. My music is a clash of multiple genres and Igor mixed it to perfection. Guy is the genius at mixing and mastering variety of genres. I went through many engineers until I found Igor. The best resume of the sound engineer is the music. Whole album, which Igor helped me to mix and master is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play. It could be verified here:
    https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/megadance/rockn-rave-5

  8. Review by Pierre-Luc G.
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    This was my first experience with Igor for editing/mixing/mastering and it won't be last.
    Super easy to work with, gives great advice. There was a lot of work to do on my original tracks and he delivered very fast and the sound is perfect.
    Took my song to another level.
    Highly recommend him!

  9. Review by Maxim P.
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    Great communication.
    Attention to client needs.
    Fast results delivery (for my rhythm at least).
    Very good quality for mastering (I did only mastering).
    Affordable pricing.

  10. Review by Julian
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    Counting on people leads to strong disappointment or strong time delays but Igor delivered quality and in such prompt time.
    Very accommodating.
    Thanks Igor!

  11. Review by Steve
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    Igor is a complete professional and very talented mix engineer. He listened to my requests and delivered a very high quality mix. He really knows how to work with the heavy metal genre and get a huge sounding mix that is polished and professional. I’m extremely happy with the results he produced and really looking forward to working with Igor again in the near future on some more tracks.

  12. Review by paul bruce
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    I highly recommend Igor he's really good and real easy to communicate with

  13. Review by paul bruce
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    Igor korzhov made me a awesome Bass guitar track thanks man

  14. Review by Ricardo M.
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    As a final review for the EP project, I can say that working with Igor was extremely smooth and straightforward. The man is really sharp in knowing what to do about our requests and always was on point with the tweaks that needed to be done on our songs. I cannot thank him enough for making us sound professional and will, for sure, work with him again, as well as recommend for friends that need professional mixes. Also, Igor is a really cool and friendly guy. You will not regret working with him

  15. Review by Ricardo M.
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    Once again, Igor was very professional and patient to lay down the track to the way we wanted. The quality of the mixes are amazing and we are more than happy with the results \m/ !

  16. Review by Ricardo M.
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    Igor nailed the mix in 2 shots! The guy is a beast! Enough said.

  17. Review by Ricardo M.
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    Igor again was extremely professional! He was very patient with us, since this songs had some details we were not expecting. Also, Igor did an amazing job with the guitar tone, sculpting it for our taste. Again, 10/10. As I said before, if you need someone to mix your songs, specially Metal, do not hesitate!

  18. Review by Ricardo M.
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    Igor was really amazing! Very professional! Everything we wanted for our song was done to perfection! If you want industry standard heavy metal mixes, please don’t hesitate. You will not regret! He made our guitars sound so huge and our drummer almost cried hearing the snare sound. Now, off to the rest of the EP!

  19. Review by Samu Puuronen
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    Igor made my song sound big & expensive. Easy communication. He is very patient & knows what he is doing. Once again, I'm very happy with the results! Thank You, Igor!

  20. Review by Samu Puuronen
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    Igor makes my songs sound huge. I feel like a kid on Christmas everytime I he sends me his mixes. Igor gives details about what he's done with the track & has the talent to bring something to the track you wouldn't have thought on your own. Reliable & hard-working professional. He makes the soundtrack of my life sound better. Thank You, Igor!

  21. Review by Samu Puuronen
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    My third time working with Igor. He was the mixing engineer for Tantalize's 4th song. He created a huge sound at an affordable price.

    Igor is very patient. He goes the extra mile to make your music sound as good as possible. He cares for the client's vision.

    I can not recommend Igor enough. Thank You, Igor!

  22. Review by Yurii
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    Every musician is worried about the result of recoding a song. Everybody wants to sound live and but not artificial. We are very happy to work with Igor because somehow he manages to make us sound natural. He feels us and our music. Moreover, everything is done pretty fast, so we don't have to be anxiously waiting for a long time.

  23. Review by Samu Puuronen
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    Igor worked wonders on our first song & made it sound fantastic. Communication was easy & the work was nothing sort of brilliant. I highly recommend!

  24. Review by Bogdan
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    Nice photo dude;)

  25. Review by Serge
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    Igor is the best engineer I know and have had a pleasure to work with. I'm more than satisfied with the records we've made. Superb quality and friendly attitude!

    Serge from Заводь https://thezavods.bandcamp.com/

  26. Review by Atlas
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    Highly recommendable service
    I'm working my first project with Igor and I must say he shows commitment with his work and his customers, he's very professional and offers super quick turn-arounds.
    Thank you so much !!

  27. Review by Max
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    Been collaborating with Igor since 2014. Made two recordings and more is yet to come. Love his work and attitude! This guy knows how to create a good sound. Best wishes!

    Max from Edenian band.

  28. Review by Sergei
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    been working with Igor since around 2008 for my several projects. and must say that he improves every next time i hit him up. i strongly recommend this guy for artists of all genres

  29. Review by redplnt
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    Thx to N.C records, Igor Korzhov and all our fellows music makers for keeping it alive!

Interview with Igor Korzhov

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

  2. A: Constant development. Everyday I learn something new from the industry and my customers. I like to challenge myself reaching the highest possible quality for every track and in every situation.

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

  4. A: There are one "magic bullet" plugin that can make anything sound good. Plugins and gear is not the case, experience is what really matters.

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

  6. A: Listen to the portfolio

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

  8. A: Genelec 8330, Quad Cortex, Maschine+, Guitar.

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

  10. A: I started with a home tape recorder. I recorded my acoustic guitar and instruments from the music school I attended exploring new sounds was a big joy for me. After I got my first PC things started to develop much faster, I tried different DAWs, starting Sonuy ACID, then Fruity Loops, then Samplitude. I spent a lot of time using Samplitude until in we learned Cubase in the collage, and that was it, the DAW of my choice. I played in different bands, genres varying from blues and jazz to metal, released several albums. So I know how the artist feels about their songs and how they want engineer to work with them.

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

  12. A: metal, rock, electronica.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I work in Cubase for many years, it's a constantly developing DAW. I like new features implemented with every new release. For re-amping I mostly use Axe FXII and recently got the Neural DSP Quad Cortex. Sometimes use my custom-shop guitar tube heads + two CRATE 4x12 cabs and Warwick Extreme900 bass head with dedicated 4x10 AMPEG cab. Over time I turned to mostly ITB mixing, because it gives more flexibility, and the sound quality of today's hi end plugins is stellar. It's already been proved that people can't tell the difference between hardware compressor or mixing desk and their software emulation, Slate Digital VBC and VCC2 is a great example. After extensive tests I sold most of my hardware gear and invested in a better acoustic treatment for my mixing room. I could easily sell my guitar amps and work only with Axe FX and Quad COrtex, but they are two unique custom-shop pieces and besides that simply looks nice in the recording room :)

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

  16. A: I love female vocals, so it would be a pleasure to work with Meg Myers for example.

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

  18. A: Beside mixing, a very common thing is to tighten up drum performance and do some vocals correcting.

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

  20. A: I try to keep its original vibe. Try to keep all the ideas the artist wants to bring, make everything audible and clear. Sometimes I add some special FX when I feel there is a space for them, but the last word is always after the artist or producer.

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

  22. A: First thing is to organize the project. Create specific folders, make all necessary grouping and connections. Then perform all needed edits and cuts, after everything is sorted out and in good order I start mixing.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Thanx to my long time experience of working with different quality material I can make the good sound out of almost everything. I spend many years exploring guitar sound, finding new ways for micing the cab, reamping, tone matching, which gave me the ability to achieve any guitar sound you like. Tightening drums, vocal alignment, or drum replacement. Even if the drummer is totally off the click I can make it sound tight as heaven :) Want some special FX to be added, that's not a problem, since I'm an electronic musician (as a hobby) I can do whatever transition or FX you want or advise something you wouldn't imagine.

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

  26. A: The most accurate drum replacement is the one you do yourself. In Cubase it's to manually edit hit points and then extract them to a Midi file. This way you have full control over replaced velocity and timing.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: My style is to always sound modern and not to stick to one thing. Always to listen to what the artist wants.

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

  30. A: What are your sound preferences, your favorite artist and track where you like the sound of everything. Drums guitars vocals and so on. I need to know your tastes.

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

  32. A: How long does it takes to mix one song? -It depends on a song's complexity. Maximum is 2 days for the first song in the album or EP and subsequent songs are much faster.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  34. A: Digital. As I said I sold many of my analog gear cause today I feel like digital got extremely close to analog, there is no boundaries anymore. Digital allows me to make things faster and with more precision.

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

  36. A: There are several tracks in my examples list where you would never tell that the drummer wasn't playing with click track at all and the singer couldn't reach any note, the guitar player was a mess. I fixed everything. It took me several days just to finish all edits before I even started mixing. Because of obvious reasons I can't name this band, because what happens in the mixing room stays in the mixing room :).

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

  38. A: Andy Sneap

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The compilation of different tracks and genres mixed by me

I was the Recording and mixing engineer in this production

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As many mix versions as you need to be satisfied.

Gear Highlights
  • Cubase 11 PRO
  • Neural DSP Quad Cortex
  • Axe Fx II
  • Line6 Helix LT. Pro Monitpring: Genelec 8330A
  • Yamaha MSP3. Hi-Fi monitoring: Mu-So
  • Klipsch The Sixes. Hardware Amps: Warwick X-Treme 10.1 – 1000 W
  • 100w JMS Custom Shop
  • Marshall DBS 7200
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