With 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.
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.
-creating individual presets for Axe FX II.
-bringing MIDI drums to life.
-individual approach with each client, taking into account their wishes and their music style.
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- Never Believe Twice
- Greed Is Good
- Seasons of Death
- Dead Waterfal
- Behold I Rise
- BIG BOYS GROOVE
- THE GODS DEFEATED
- Necrotic Trust
- A Cold Day in Hell
- The Price We Pay
- Amber Solstice
- The Hysteria
- My Sharona
- Dance Party. Dance! Dance!
- Simple Evidence
- Это Твой День
- Папа Карло
- Oceans Red
Reviews (10)Endorse Igor Korzhov
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!
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!
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.
Igor worked wonders on our first song & made it sound fantastic. Communication was easy & the work was nothing sort of brilliant. I highly recommend!
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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/
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 !!
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.
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
Thx to N.C records, Igor Korzhov and all our fellows music makers for keeping it alive!
Interview with Igor Korzhov
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Sneap
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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 :).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Constant development. Everyday I learn something new from the industry, from my customers. I like to challenge myself to reach the highest possible quality for every track and in every situation.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It is that there is some magical tool that can fix everything.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: One very trivial advice is to listen to the portfolio :)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is to follow modern tendencies but always to listen to what the artist wants.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: For around 14 years. I started with a home tape recorder. I recorded my acoustic guitar and instruments from my music school, and arranged songs. After I got my first PC things started to develop much faster, I started to try different DAWs, beginning with ACID, then Fruity Loops, then Samplitude. I spent a lot of time in Samplitude until in the music college we started to learn Cubase, 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 what an artist wants from their records and mixing engineer.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can make good sounding tracks out of rather poor performance or record quality. With my long time experience in guitar recording, re-amping and tone matching I can make any guitar sound whatever you like. Tightening up drums or drum replacement even in worst cases when the drummer can't play along the click track at all.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A pair of my compact YAMAHA MSP3, Axe FXII, PC with all plugins, my Maschine MKII and Motu2408 sound card.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I love female vocals, so it would be a pleasure to work with Meg Myers for example.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It's metal, rock, electronica.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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 but sometimes reach for my two custom-shop guitar tube heads + two CRATE 4x12 cabs and Warwick Extreme900 bass head with dedicated 4x10 AMPEG cab. Over time I migrated 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 with Axe FX only, but they are two unique custom-shop pieces and besides that simply looks nice in the recording room :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beside mixing, a very common thing is to tighten up drum performance and do some vocals correcting.