Experienced and creative mixing engineer. Work at modern and powerful mixing facility doing mostly music mixing using top level gear and software. Live in studio since 2006
Mixing music on a full time basis for last ten years. Worked with a large variety of projects from simple singer/songwriter kind of music to lots of rock, jazz, complicated modern productions, Movie Music Mixing, orchestral sessions, iTunes Live EP sessions etc.. My main objective is providing a good sounding mix on schedule, still keeping it sounding big, wide and "alive" trying achieve the most musical result.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Ilya Lukashev Studio
Ilya mixed and mastered two of my songs, which included orchestras and vocals. I am very satisfied with his work. He was extremely precise and attentive to detail. He was very available and I am certain that I would like to work with him again in the future.
Assieme Edizioni (Warner Group)
An amazing sound engineer and a great person to work with. Creative, enthusiastic, willing to go beyond the common decisions and techniques. A great collaborator, professional and supportive with tons of ideas. Has recorded and mixed complex tracks for me - live orchestra, guitars, drums and percussion, tons of fx, synths etc. Highly recommended!
Ilya mixed my debut single last year. The result is awesome, sounds even better than I expected. It's been a pleasure!
Interview with Ilya Lukashev Studio
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep the right tempo, don't overproduce.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Various, mostly live. Sometimes edm
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Bringing the essence of a track on top.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: First of all I ask if artist needs to bring something into the music. If not - I just mix. If he/she is open for some creative mojo - I'd do my best to help the song work emotionally. It might be some undertracking, automation or crazy event fx. It always depends.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have an assistant who prepares the session layout does all the colorcoding and fixes occasional artifacts in RX. Then I mix. Usually we have from zero to 3-4 fixes and we're done. That's it basically. I never charge for fixes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: That's a hybrid room powered by a top notch mac pro. Apollo X16 conversion goes into a custom built german Summing mixer. Master section is usually a manley massive passive mastering, Vari - Mu mastering, RED3, TK Audio BC1-THD and a Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor. I do have some outboard gear including vintage wsw eqs, retro 176, adr compex and vocal stressor, some chandlers etc. Bricasti M7 of course. But who cares about gear?
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Bob Clearmountain, Michael Brauer, Tom Elmhirst, Joe Chiccarelli
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly mix music of various genre from cinematic scores to powerful rock stuff. Sometimes doing jazz, sometimes Indie. Well mixing almost everything except for the metal music.