Sound engineer (FOH/MON)
Hi. I'm sound mixer based in Poland (ready to mix anywhere you want.) Please, check out my profile.
I work with major jazz, pop and rock artists in my country. I have worked in Old Theatre in Lublin which is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Poland where I had the honor to mix few concerts of Grammy Award-winning Włodek Pawlik.
Now I am live sound mixer(FOH) for Natalia Przybysz. She is incredible singer and last year Natalia won a remarkable two most important music awards in Poland - Fryderyki and her album Prąd is now platinum. Natalia performed on nearly all large music festivals in our country and recently we are getting ready for new very extensive concert tour.
Latest video of Natalia: https://youtu.be/JWBfNsDGlek
I work also for band called Shy Albatross (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU0x_cJ_WrU) and Damian Syjonfam (https://youtu.be/EAaz9TdfzZM).
My duties include: touring coordination, technical consulting for one-off events etc. Furthermore as a FOH and monitor engineer I cooperate with polish audio companies.
I would be very happy if I could work with bands from all around the world.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Krzysztof Kilar
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will use all means to the end result was perfect.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Sometimes audience and musicians think that sound comes from mixing console. The truth is, sound comes from its source. If the band play well, instruments are in perfect shape and the songs are awesome, everything I have to do is not to disturb.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Most of sound engineers are freelancers. We are waiting for your call but our calendar can not extend indefinitely so faster you call, bigger chance to get proper person. But anyway it is always make a sense to try. If we don't have time, we will help to find someone else.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ian Nelson
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. In live sound mixing world there is no time to waste. Working on digital mixing consoles and using digital measuring stuff is much faster, easier and effective.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every day is different, I can't live without music and I need creative people around.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shure SE 425, SM57
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Incubus - I like their music The Cure, Alicia Keys - inspiring Placebo -great sounding band Justin Timberlake - explanations are unnecessary :)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Quick reaction, good ear:)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Usually I talk to a producer of music and I try to reflect its expectations. My job is primarily to add extra punch and space to the music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always start by testing the sound system. I do measurements with Smaart7, listen to music, introduce correction. I am crazy about right audience coverage. When the PA is ready I load up the preset to the console or create a preset from scratch. If the scene does not have a technical team which is working on a daily basis, I check the settings microphones on the stage and start the sound check. If possible, the instruments are checked by technicians and musicians appear only at concert or at the end of rehearsal. When I work with the band on a permanent basis, I use the virtual soundcheck.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am a sound engineer. I am mixing live sound at concerts (FOH/MON).