Paul (Baikonur Mastering)

Analog Mixing & Mastering

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Official Apple Digital Masters provider. Worked with Eurovision and Grammy-nominated artists.

• Hi-quality online mixing & mastering.
- Top-End Hardware Processing
- Official Apple Digital Masters provider.
- Worked with Eurovision and Grammy-nominated artists.

• Stuff:
- AD/DA: Linx Hilo Black
- Control: Adam S3V, Different shit controls
- Gears: SPL Tube Vitalizer, Maselec MEA-2, Chandler EMI TG12345 Curve Bender EQ, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter, Tube-Tech SMC2B Stereo Multiband Compressor, Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus + some DIY gears.

• My works charted on iTunes & Beatport Tops, DJ MAG & BBC Radio, Sziget, Tomorrowland & BPM Festivals...

• My 'mixes and masters' played by Pete Tong, Carl Cox, Solardo, Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, Latmun, Steve Lawler, Prok & Fitch, Todd Terry, Duke Dumont, Ramon Tapia, Darius Syrossian, Chris Lake, Amine Edge & Dance, Justin Martin, Will Taylor and other...

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

10 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jérôme K.
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    Having worked with him previously, my expectations were understandably high, yet he managed to surpass even those lofty standards. He has an incredible ability to strike the perfect balance between technical mastery and artistic sensitivity. He's also very cooperative, so you can't go wrong by letting him master your works. If you seek mastering services that go beyond technical proficiency and elevate your recordings to new heights, look no further.

  2. Review by Isabella G.
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    Professional quality work delivered, incredible clarity and punch. I will definitely work with him again in the future.

  3. Review by Jérôme K.
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    I cannot recommend this mastering engineer highly enough. His work was outstanding, delivering impeccable sound quality while truly understanding the artistic vision. He has a rare gift for bringing out the best in recordings while respecting creative intent. If you want professional polish that maintains artistic integrity, look no further - an exceptional talent and absolute pleasure to work with.

  4. Review by MODF & ETIQUETTE NOIRE
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    You can feel the love and passion for the music in his work. Paul is a Outstanding Mastering Engineer! World class! BIG THX

  5. Review by Bright Hinze
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    Great mastering engineer!
    Fast turnaround and amazing service
    Thankyou!

  6. Review by Stuart S.
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    This is the 2nd song Pavel has mastered for us and again we are over-the-moon with the results. The sound is flawless, very nicely balanced and as clear as a bell.

    Pavel is efficient, intuitive, accurate, communicative and has a good sense of humour too.

    We look forward to working with Pavel in the near future because it's 1 less thing to worry about in the creative process of making music.

  7. Review by Dimitas
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    Pavel is attentive to detail and takes in account all your feedback. Great experience

  8. Review by Louie R.
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    Super helpful and professional ! Works with you through out the whole process !

  9. Review by MODF & ETIQUETTE NOIRE
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    Working with him has been an incredibly fresh experience.He knows what’s best for the music, while still knowing what to do in order to get what you want from it! I will definitely work with him again and again in the future. Cheers from Cologne (MODF) & Zürich (EN)

  10. Review by Stuart S.
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    Pavel is a great guy to work with!
    He pointed out some big problems in our mix that we totally missed, and gave us solutions on how to fix them in a clear and concise way, his communication was always prompt, as was delivery.
    Pavel made our track crystal clear, so happy with the results.

Interview with Paul (Baikonur Mastering)

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: AD/DA: Linx Hilo Black Control: Adam S3V, Different shit controls Gears: SPL Tube Vitalizer, Maselec MEA-2, Chandler EMI TG12345 Curve Bender EQ, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter, Tube-Tech SMC2B Stereo Multiband Compressor, Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus + some synths & DIY gears. Work Station: Mac Pro M1 16, 512 DAW: Logic Pro X

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

  4. A: I’m finishing the EP note for a 'Dругой'. Great mix with electronic synths & live instruments.

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

  6. A: I working with 'Little Big' band. I did mastering for their latest tracks and did ALL concert masters for this band. Video with a track that I mastered reached 54 Million views on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=FBnAZnfNB6U

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: No, I am here for the first time...

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Only in tandem. It is foolish to share it. It is necessary to take the best of their two worlds: the warmth and harmonics of the analog and the accuracy and the possibility of digital technologies.

  11. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  12. A: I promise 'free demo'

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

  14. A: I love to help people and make their dreams come true with music!

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: Customer: "Thank you, your free demo sounds great to me! My track now sounds just fine! How can I pay for it?" Me: "Happy to help you!.... "

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: I believe that Santa will give me new monitors)

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: Hello, how can I help you, dear %client name here% :-)

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Ask me for a free demo.

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

  24. A: 1. Mac Book, 2. Control Monitors 3. DAC (Audio Cart) 4. Satellite Internet 5. Solar panels

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

  26. A: I started working as a sound engineer since I was 18 years old. Then I graduated 5 years at the best university in my country (University of Trade Unions in St. Petersburg) under the guidance of Irina Aldoshina (honorary member of the AES) After that I opened my studio in which I work for the last 5 years ...

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Solid and Wide sound. Attentive and sincere attitude to customers and their music.

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I do not "reach for the stars", because I do not like to brag. I just want to be useful for people who have problems with their tracks.

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

  32. A: "Try to listen to music, not as a professional Engineer, make it as a listener... Switch your mind, kick away all your 'dB & Hz's'... Open mind, ears, and soul. Feel it like a listener..." (c) Me

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

  34. A: EBM (Electronic Body Music) EBM Rock, Hip-Hop, EDM & etc...

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: 'Golden Ears'

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

  38. A: Soul & Presents, Deep & Warmth

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

  40. A: Coffee & Analog Warmth)

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

  42. A: - Dave Pensado, Luca Pretolesi - Jozef Skrzek, Anders Trentemoller, Jon Hopkins.

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

  44. A: 1. Mastering 2. Stem Mastering 3. Mixing

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Melodic House / Techno

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Terms Of Service

• 48 hours turn-around
• 2 free revisions,
• Apple Digital Masters: + $10

GenresSounds Like
  • Little Big
  • Betoko
  • Booka Shade
Gear Highlights
  • Adam S3V
  • Lynx Hilo
  • SPL Tube Vitalizer
  • Maselec MEA-2
  • Chandler Curve Bender EQ
  • Chandler Zener Limiter
  • Tube-Tech SMC2B Stereo Multiband Compressor
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix Mastering Plus.
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    'LITTLE BIG - LollyBomb' Mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)
    Video: youtube.com/watch?v=FBnAZnfNB6U

  • Big up from Joris VoornFeb 04, 2019

    Maestro 'Joris Voorn' dropping Betoko & Haze-M - Trittonia (Monastetiq Remix)

    Mixed and mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)

    Video: facebook.com/monastetiqmusic/videos/vb.176708643053498/1969072783182061/?type=2&theater

  • Biggest support of my work - Carl Cox b2b Maceo Plex!Feb 04, 2019

    Carl Cox b2b Maceo Plex dropping track Monastetiq, Key M - ‘Lume’ at Resistance Ibiza!
    Mixed and mastered by Pavel Ivlev (Baikonur Mastering)

    Video: facebook.com/monastetiqmusic/videos/282544665718749