Dmitry Karev

Session Accordionist

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I'll record pro studio quality accordion for you in any style!

Please contact me before ordering, so we can discuss track details. Thank you!

Hi! My name is Dmitry Karev. I'm a professional accordion player with more than 15 years of gig and studio experience!

I will record pro quality accordion tracks for your song in any genre! If you want accordion in your track, but you don't have definite part in mind - that's not a problem, I'll compose one for you! Of course, if you have sheet music or you need me to pick something up by ear - that's completely fine as well!

For recording I use my top quality Italian accordion - Bugari Seniorfisa. Also I have different microphones to chose from for different situations!

For video recording I use a studio lights and background and multiple cameras. I can also shoot video outdoors!

Thanks for your attention! Looking forward to working with you!

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

21 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sason
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    Dmitry is a great accordion player. Easy to work with, great communication and super fast delivery.

  2. Review by Richard Scobie
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    Dmitri was great!! Quick and professional, and delivered a top-notch performance/recording of his accordion. Highly recommend!

  3. Review by Master M.
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    Simply amazing! Holy crap. Nailed it on the first try! Will definitely use him again!

  4. Review by Mike Levy 11:11 Studios
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    Second time I've used Dmitry. Great work!

  5. Review by Kevin P.
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    Dmitry did amazing work with a fast turnaround. Highly recommend!

  6. Review by Roy W.
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    Incredibly fast, professional and great sounding accordion player. Highly recommended!

  7. Review by Jake B.
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    Really fast work and sounds great!

  8. Review by Alex B.
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    Dmitry is a true pro! Top quality recordings and a very talented musician!

  9. Review by Jed D.
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    Another great project with Dmitry! He is just awesome to work with - the accordion tracks sound great, they're so well-played, and the turnaround is super quick! Looking forward to the next one!

  10. Review by Olivier T.
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    Dmitry workl fast, efficient and give various options. great to wotk with. Thank you Dmitry

  11. Review by Jed D.
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    Dmitry is awesome! I sent him a MIDI program of an accordion line that was written on a synth and he translated it to the real instrument beautifully. His recording quality is fantastic, too!

  12. Review by Jed D.
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    Dmitry is amazing! He turned around beautiful-sounding accordion tracks same-day. Wow - can’t wait to work with him again!

  13. Review by Joe Matzzie
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    Dmitry is easy to work with and very talented. Great sound and fast response.

  14. Review by A S.
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    Another great job with Dmitry!

  15. Review by Jed D.
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    Dmitry provided perfectly-played, great sounding accordion tracks and he made the whole process quick and super easy! Looking forward to working with him again!

  16. Review by A S.
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    Another great job with Dmitry! Very quick turnaround time, amazing quality and sound, and he is very professional!

  17. Review by A S.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Dmitry again! He was very polite and easy to work with. He knew exactly what we wanted. Also, his accordion is of great quality and the turnaround time was very quick. Highly recommend working with him!

  18. Review by A S.
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    It was a great experience working with Dmitry! He was very quick and professional, and delivered a high-quality product.

  19. Review by Smarts Music
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    Dmitry is a Great professional. He delivered a great sounding accordion part and recorded melody and chords separately so I could have more flexibility on the mixing stage.
    Recommended!

  20. Review by 1111tucson
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    Super fast turnaround and wonderful, perfect part and playing and very reasonably priced. Thank you!!!!

  21. Review by Jeffrey M.
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    Fantastic working experience with Dmitry, a very professional and talented musician that knows how to deliver the desired result. Also very good communication and fast turnaround. Looking forward to working together again in the future!

Interview with Dmitry Karev

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

  2. A: I have a lot of tracks that I recorded accordion for and I really like how they are turned out. Also I am working with famous musicians in Russia, Moscow. For example - Peter Nalitch - pretty widely famous musician that participated in Eurovision 2010. I recorded accordion in his "Utesov" album. Hard to tell what am I proud of the most. Thanks for your time!

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

  4. A: I am upgrading my studio to make it as comfortable for recording as possible. Thinking about adding stereo recording option as well.

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

  6. A: Yes, there is Artyom Koryapin - he is a great professional that records full brass section.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: In my case, there is not much of digital in accordion sphere :-) There are digital accordions but they sound pretty bad, so analog (or acoustic), I guess... Speaking of studio equipment - analog has more individuality but digital is more convenient usually. Also, digital equipment is pretty great nowadays.

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

  10. A: You will like the results!

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

  12. A: I like that I can work from my studio, fully concentrated on what I do.

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

  14. A: Can you record accordion for my song? I usually say "yes" :-) Talking seriously - there is no commonly asked questions about what I do usually. Maybe - can you play in Zydeco style? , etc.

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

  16. A: Actually I didn't experienced too many misconceptions. Maybe, there is one - accordion usually associated with pretty limited genre variety (French accordion, tango, polka). But the truth is - accordion can sound great in any genre.

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

  18. A: Usually I ask what they need in details.

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

  20. A: Please explain what you need as detailed as possible. In case you completely trust me in choosing what to record - thats great as well!

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

  22. A: Car, accordion, notebook, mic, Swiss army knife. If we not talking specifically about survival :-)

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

  24. A: I am professional musician with more than 15 years of experience. I started to record online about two years ago,

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Versatile

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

  28. A: Bobby McFerrin is one of my favourite musicians. Working with him could be a great opportunity to learn and produce something incredible!

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

  30. A: Record bonus material for your client when possible. This way he will have options to choose from on the mixing stage.

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

  32. A: I have a very wide arrangement of styles which I recorded accordion in - from french musette accordion and tango to jazz and hard rock.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I am professional musician and also pretty good at communicating with clients.

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

  36. A: I bring accordion part most appropriate to the song.

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

  38. A: It depends on order details. I either receiving sheet music and start recording the material or if I need to make an original part, I carefully listen to the track, thinking what part will fit the best and then start to record.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Accordion - Bugari Seniorfisa Interface - Scarlett 2i2 3rd gen Microphones - Shure SM7b, Rode NT2a, Shure SM58, internal accordion mics For video recording I use Sony ZV-1 and IPhone 11

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

  42. A: Yann Tiersen, Richard Galliano, Art Van Damme, Astor Piazzolla, Muse, Radiohead, Adele, Bobby McFerrin, Jaco Pastorius, Antonio Jobim, Charlie Parker

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

  44. A: High quality Accordion recording

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French Accordion Compilation

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Terms Of Service

Hello! I will record your track in under 3 days! HQ Accordion track up to 5 minutes is 100$ (commercial use included), first revision is free, each additional revision - 10$, video recording - 50$.

GenresSounds Like
  • Astor Piazzolla
  • Yann Tiersen
  • Richard Galliano
Gear Highlights
  • Bugari Seniorfisa Accordion
  • Rode nt2-a
  • Shure sm7b
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen
  • Behringer XR-18
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