Pavkov Studios

Mixing & Mastering

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Every song is a world unto itself. We will help you make that world to be as beautiful as you want it to be.

With innovative approach, we cut our teeth in dance and bass music, and in the process collaborated with UK dance music legend Joe Nebula of Nebula II and met many beautiful people along the way. Our music and remixes, with projects Kerkrade, Kolizion and EOM has been played on world renowned radio stations throughout the UK and US, such as BBC1Xtra, 97.5 Kemet FM, BassDrive and Freestyle FM and featured on top lists of Popscotch.org and Beatport.

This is what other people had to say about our music:

○ Kerkrade - Cadillac Blick

"Finally, Kerkrade gives us ‘Cadilliac Blick’ and wraps up the EP with another DnB track, this time of the chilled, liquid affair. Something to wind down to.
The tracks on the EP demonstrate the scope, range and ability of British and beyond talent. Each track and the artists on it being hand picked for producing something a cut above the rest."

Our Bass Addiction
ourbassaddiction.com

"Mellow soul, with ambient beats wickid!!"

Leona
Revolver and Leona

○ EOM - Isle Of Faces EP

"... one of the most beautiful and meditative experiences that you can treat yourself with..."

Marko Milićević
Popscotch.org

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Interview with Pavkov Studios

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

  2. A: Damir: My biggest inspiration are musicians who push boundaries of what is possible. People like Prince, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Tigran Hamasyan, Autechre, Monolake, Brian and Gaz of the Future Sound of London I can really go on with this list for three more pages. Also people outside the music, people like Michael Jordan, Joe Rogan and Dave Tate.

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

  4. A: Damir: When I start to mix I just listen to a song as a whole, I listen to it as a listener and a music lover. I listen for what a song wants to say, and what is the message that the artist wanted to deliver. After that, when I get clear idea what needs to be done, I press mono on the mixer, turn off my left monitor and listen only on my right monitor at a really soft sound level. Listening and mixing at a soft sound level is great because, then I know that if mix sounds exciting and balanced, it will sound fantastic when is blasting at 110 dB. After I finish mixing in true mono and make everything sound amazing and coherent in mono I'll then make my broader moves in stereo and then when the mix is finished I'll listen to it on 5 additional platforms, besides our main chain RME Fireface, ESI nEar 08, AKG K702 and AKG K271 MKII, so that I make sure that mix translates well and sounds fantastic on every setup. That aforementioned 5 platforms are: mono Denver FM radio with one speaker which is one of the most important setups to listen to because it gives us a great insight on how mix should sound on commercial systems, LG TV speakers, AIWA boombox speakers run through vintage Optonica amplifier, Dell XPS laptop speakers, both broken(!) and mint Sennheiser HD201 headphones run through integrated sound card, vintage japanese Optonica amplifier, phone and Dell XPS sound card.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Our studio setup is based around our beautiful sounding control room. We work exclusively in the box, although we plan to build hybrid system in the near future. Last year we bought high-end rig that is professionally built for the purposes of music production with RME Fireface UC professional audio interface, Mogami cables and nEar 08 by ESI studio monitors on which we've been working on for the past half a decade, so we know them inside out. In our arsenal we also got professional flagship reference headphones AKG K702 and AKG K271 MKII.

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

  8. A: Damir: Currently we are working on finishing touches on our new material for our band Kerkrade. One project is a 5 song EP which is now in post production phase, we currently do our mix revisions and gather material for booklet and cover, and other one is a 7 song EP which will soon be ready for mixing and mastering. Both EPs feature groundbreaking material, fusing various genres and influences that's never been put together in such a form. We are really excited about it.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Damir: Creativity and being able to listen to the music that I am working on as a music lover, not as an engineer.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both! Because in this modern day we have so much great technology and access to knowledge and information, that you can really use both philosophies to your advantage. It is really a blessing to live and to be creative in this day and age!

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

  14. A: Damir: Just off top of my head, I would say that mastery of one tool is one of the biggest keys to a great production or a mix. My philosophy is to always go deep with anything you do, because that will only bring quality and uniqueness to your work.

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Symmetry by EOM

I was the Co-producer, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

We will go thorough revision process until you are happy with the finished product. Typical turn-around time is 3 days (depending on the complexity of the project).

GenresSounds Like
  • The Future Sound Of London
  • Monolake
  • Tigran Hamasyan
Gear Highlights
  • Great sounding room
  • RME Fireface UC
  • AKG K702
  • nEar 08 by ESI
  • AKG K271 MKII
  • Kurzweil digital piano
  • Washburn Idol Series Les Paul guitar
  • vintage japanese Optonica amp . . .
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