Stevan Krakovic

Mixing & Mastering, Production

85 Reviews (76 Verified)
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I am a MPG Award nominated sound engineer & producer specialising in mixing and mastering and am certified to supply Apple Digital Masters. Coming from a Hip-Hop & electronic music background I now work mainly in alternative rock, folk & Jazz. I am working out of my Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt and The Cowshed in London.

Having started out mastering live recordings by the likes of The Melvins, The Posies & The Donnas for Austrian's cult radio show Subbacultcha I have now come full circle after 19 years of working in London (working with Wolf People, Whiskey Moon Face, Paul Mosley, Jehst, Skriblah & Kingpin amongst others), specialising in mixing and mastering at my new Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt (designed by legendary acoustician Fritz Fey and featuring a full range, calibrated Dynaudio monitoring system).

Longstanding friendships with the bands Wolf People and Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers led me to work on many of their records as well as working on various side projects, such as numerous successful library albums for Boosey & Hawkes.

Through another long term collaborator, musical director Michael Roulston, I also worked with some of London’s finest Jazz & cabaret acts, including Polly Rae, Dusty Limits, Champagne Charlie & Tricity Vogue.

I was nominated and shortlisted for „Breakthrough Engineer of the Year“ in the MPG Awards 2011 and „Breakthrough Producer of the Year“ in the MPG Awards 2012.

I am certified to supply Apple Digital Masters (formerly Mastered for iTunes).

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

85 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by mahamaya

    Amazing editor who oozes Shakti in each mix!

  2. Review by Greg P.

    Stevan has just helped us master 10 tracks for our next album soon to be leased worldwide.
    Thank you Stevan for your amazing work, professionalism and great sounding music!!!

  3. Review by Greg P.

    Another amazing set of tracks created with Stevan's genius and many talents!!!

  4. Review by Greg P.

    Always excellent service and great quality work from Stevan!! Highly recommended!!!

  5. Review by Greg P.

    Stevan has mastered all our music, excellent turnaround time and tracks are of the highest quality, thank you SoundBetter!!

  6. Review by mahamaya

    Stevan brings years of expertise, and no matter what the musical situation is, he will find a way to infuse energy into the resulting mix.

  7. Review by Donte Paris

    An absolute gentleman through and through. Great seller and kind person. I ultimately did not end up using the service and had to ask for it to be canceled. I am by no means a professional and only self-taught using pre-sets. But I felt those presets sounded more professional, unfortunately. Perhaps it was my recording quality or the materials provided, but I felt the mixes received were far from professional sounding. Give him a try, but check beforehand if it's what you want. Cheers

  8. Review by Greg P.

    Stevan has been mastering all our music, very knowledgeable and does excellent work!!

  9. Review by Sagɔle

    Stevan made me feel super comfortable and helped find my sound!! Thank you so much!!

  10. Review by Michael M.

    Stevan is an extremely helpful mixing engineer. It’s been a pleasure working with him!

  11. Review by Stuart H.

    Great working with Stevan - top pro!!! Really excited to get these tracks out... and looking forward to working together again very soon :)

  12. Review by Yogev L.

    Stevan was working diligently, patiently and effectively in bringing our idea to life. Despite trying to solve minor problems he not once lost his patience or cool. Stevan indeed was a great producer to work with, especially in the folk-ballad niche.

  13. Review by Gregory P.

    Great job as always from Stevan on mastering our music!!!

  14. Review by Gregory P.

    Stevan does amazing work, he offers great advice, returns your finished music promptly and sounding great!

  15. Review by Sagɔle

    To work with a pro with over twenty years of experience who’ll still listen to an absolute newcomer in order to help her find her sound is a rare find. I can wholeheartedly recommend Stevan - completely easy going while 100% professional - he will help you shine!

  16. Review by Matt M.

    Very professional and efficient. Never had to wait long when working with Stevan

  17. Review by Patrick C.

    Stevan is highly professional, and working with him is a pleasure. The level of production detail he puts in is very apparent. I'm glad I've been able to work with him lately.

  18. Review by Gregory P.

    Stevan has helped me with all my projects, I highly recommend him for all your musical needs!!

  19. Review by Richard J.

    Stevan provides a great service. And the easy communication that goes with it. Through his creativity, he also allowed us to explore new aspects of our work. Recommended.

  20. Review by Florian M.

    Stevan did his magic again for us, and understood our music perfectly. We're looking forward to work again with Stevan for a deeper colaboration. Highly recomanded.

Interview with Stevan Krakovic

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

  2. A: I just finished mixing a fantastic album by a French/Mexican artist called Paul Bidault.

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

  4. A: My experience and a different perspective.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My control room as designed by the legendary Fritz Fey with a reflexion free zone at the front and has a calibrated full range Dynaudio Air 2.1 system with two Air 20s and a Airbase 12 sub, meaning that I really hear what is going on in your music when mixing and mastering. That combined with a great selection of hardware and plugins as well as my experience enables me to get the best possible sound for your project.

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

  8. A: I have been doing this for almost 20 years now!

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

  10. A: I am especially proud of the the Whiskey Moon Face album, as my partner Rory and I somehow managed to capture their amazing free spirits and managed to make an album and EP in less than three days, which sound beautiful and are true to their sound. That is more their work than mine really, as they are such amazing players but I am still proud of it and listen to it regularly:-)

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: While analogue sounds great if done right, digital does as well (if done right) and is cheaper and easier to run and more flexible. While I unashamedly work on digital only I make sure I use the best mics, pre's and compressors on the way in and most importantly the best musicians with good instruments in a good sounding room... If you get it right at source, digital will capture it and you have a winner! It is all about the song, musicians, room and instruments!

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

  14. A: Working with a wide range of different and interesting people and helping them make great music!

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

  16. A: It might sound a bit obvious but I would probably take my U47, 1176, Rupert Neve preamps and my lovely old Fender Twin.

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

  18. A: It changed over the years. At the moment I do a lot of alternative rock, folk and cabaret, but I am also quite known to have worked in UK and German underground Hip-Hop and electronic music as well as Jazz and film soundtracks.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Listening to and artist and help them make the strongest record possible by helping them using their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. I have plenty of great musicians to call upon to help artists get the sound they want on their record, ideally using real players.

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

  22. A: There are so many amazing people out there! I am lucky enough to have worked with Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley, Bad Plus) and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Einstürzende Neubauten, Young Dreams), both of which I consider friends, mentors, gurus and personal heroes! Apart from that I am a big fan of Bob Dylan. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Rudy Van Gelder, Jack White, Beethoven, Bach, Shostakovich, Queens of the Stone Age, Snoop Dog, Dr Dre, the Wu-Tang Clan, Massive Töne, David Bowie, NIN, Nick Cave, Portishead, Tricky, Roni Size, Adam F & Aphex Twin also had a big influences on me in no particular order;-)

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

  24. A: It depends on the job, sometimes it is more recording, sometimes mainly mixing and sometimes full on producing, be it as a traditional music producer or as a co-writer.

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    Kat Drake "The River Dart"
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    Danny Toeman "Layin' It On The Line"
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    Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers "Year As A Ghost"
Terms Of Service

I do as many revisions as the project requires, but may have to charge extra after the 4th revision. Please send me cleaned up projects with properly labelled files/tracks, thanks.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tom Waits
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Laura Marling
Gear Highlights
  • Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor & Shelford Channel
  • Tube-Tech HLT2A
  • Universal Audio LA3A
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Logic Pro X
  • Dynaudio Air 20 & Air Base 12
  • and most importantly my ears & experience:-)
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