Helping you express yourself through your music with my mixing and vocal tuning skills.
Hello! I am a mixing engineer from Russia, specialize in mixing indie-pop music, and I also tune vocal tracks.
I like working with people I feel on the same page with, when they have a fire within them and their music inspires me. And I do everything I can to make sure everyone who listens to the track feels this fire.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
Interview with Cauri
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping people express themselves through their music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My notebook with my DAW and plugins, Steinberg UR22, Shure SM58, Yamaha HS5 + HS8S.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give your ears a break from time to time during mixing. It makes all the difference in the world)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I love working with vocal tracks, so I try to give them as much attention as possible in the track.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Freshness and space.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like working with people I feel on the same page with, when they have a fire within them and their music inspires me. As to my workflow, I like order in everything, so the first thing I do is clean up the project - listen to the takes and choose the good ones, I balance and pan the first draft version of the project, then go to mixing instruments one by one and in groups. Depending on the track, it could be drums - bass - vocal & backs - guitars - keys - strings - winds - pads etc. After the mix is ready, I leave it till the morning to listen to it with a "fresh pair of ears" and correct something if I feel I need to. Then I send it to the client and make additional changes till the client is happy with my job.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a big fan of Evanescence, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Icon for Hire.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing it for 5 years, worked as a sound engineer on an internet radio for a year, in a recording studio for a year, freelanced for a bit doing post-production on advertisments and doing live shows, then got back to mixing cause it's something I love very much. Since November 2017 I've been working at Zaryadye Park as a sound engineer, combining my skill as recording and mixing engineer with doing FOH mixing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work on vocal tunning, comping, mixing and audio restoration.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Cubase 10 Pro, ProTools, Logic, Reaper, mix with Soundcraft Signature 12MTK with its effects if needed, Steinberg UR22, and monitor with Yamaha HS5.