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MIXING

WITH IVO SOTIROV

About

I'm a mixing engineer based in Milton Keynes, UK. Over the past 10 years of living in the UK I've gained priceless experience, working side by side some of my heroes.
 
While this website is focused on my mixing services, I am also an active producer & recording engineer.
In my spare time I also work a gear-reviewer & writer for Musixon Magazine and other platforms. In the Media page you can find links to my articles & video content.
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AT THE FRIARY STUDIOS

The Room

The mixing room is the most important tool for any mixing engineer.
I currently use The Friary Studios (Studio A) for all my mixing services. Designed by Barny Barnicott, this spacious room features some of the most advanced acoustic treatment technologies along with an ultra-high-end sound system. Our main monitors are the custom-made Munro M4 (ATC line) speakers, previously used in The Red Room (Miloco).
These monitors provide an incredibly accurate representation of the music, which is why dozens of UK #1 hits from Lana Del Ray to the Chemical Brothers, ColdPlay & Slipknot have been mixed on them.
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The Gear

My workflow is a true hybrid, which means I utilise the best of both analogue and digital mixing.
The centre-piece of our Studio A is a 48-channel SSL G4000 console previously used in Olympic Studio 1 by countless legendary artists including Prince & The Rolling Stones. The iconic sound of the SSL G-series desks has been chased by artists & producers for generations and to this day it sets the benchmark for superior character and depth of sound.
Other Gear
Neve 1073DPA,   Manley Dual Mono,   Gates The Yard,   Avalon 737
2x WesAudio 1176,   Gates Level Devil,   Gates STA-Level,   Gates SA39
E.A.R. 825q,   WesAudio EQP 

Get a Quote

To get a quote visit the Contact page and fill in the form. Alternatively you can start a live chat now and ask any question. If you want to know more or you are not sure whether your songs are ready for mixing just start a live chat. I would be happy to start the conversation and answer any question.
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Examples for listening

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"Leaves Fast"

Sam Fender

Assistant Mixer

Single

2018

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"Ibiza Classics"

Pete Tong

Vocal Rec & Mixer

Medley

2020

Credits

"Come Over"

Nick Lopez

Mixer

Single

2020

Credits

"FBS Vol.1"

MckNasty

Co-Producer, Mixer

Album | 8 tracks

Upcoming

Credits

"90's Nike"

Natasha Blume

Producer, Mixer, Rec

Single

2020

Credits

"Sundown"

MckNasty

Assistant Mixer

Single

2020

Credits

"Pretending Something's There"

Cloi Crider

Producer, Mixer, Rec

EP | 4 tracks

2020

Credits

"Sippin"

Kimberly Walker

Mixer

Single

2020

Credits

Upcoming

Joey Grant

Recording

Album | 8 tracks

2020

Credits

Upcoming

Eden Lole

Mixer

EP | 7 tracks

2020

Credits

Upcoming

Joe Devine

Mixer, Rec

EP | 5 tracks

2020

Credits

"Go-Go"

Michael Jablonka

Assistant Mixer, Rec

EP | 4 tracks

2019

Credits

"Think Of Me"

Alseyda

Producer, Mixer, Rec

EP | 4 tracks

2019

Credits

"Open The Gate"

Musgo

Assistant Mixer, Rec

Album | 13 tracks

2019

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"Algorisms"

Jerry Brown

Recording

2 tracks

2019

Credits

"Polaroid Nudes"

Deacon

Assistant Rec

Mix Tape | 13 tracks

2019

Credits

"Higher"

Johnny Hazard

Mixer

Single

2018

Credits

"Unfinished"

By Starlight

Producer, Mixer, Rec

Album | 12 tracks

2019

Credits

Upcoming

Toby Corton

Recording

EP | 5 tracks

2019

Credits

Upcoming

Joon Swinton

Recording

EP | 5 tracks

2019

Credits

"Cotton Wool Kids"

Horse Thieves

Mixer

Single

2018

Credits

Live Sessions

Never The Saint

Mixer, Rec

EP | 4 tracks

2017

Credits

Spacetime

Groove Razors

Assistant Rec

Album

2020

Credits

Upcoming

Grave Miasma

Assistant Rec

Album

2020

Credits

Upcoming

Moonspell

Assistant Rec

Album

2020

What is Mixing & Why do I need it?

Certificates


ISO 13485 Registered Quality Management System under CMDCASCertificate Number: FM 508586 ISO 27001 Registered Information Security Management System Certificate Number: IS 634314 CE 0086 NovaPACS is CE marked as a Class IIa medical device according to 93/42/EEC-Medical Device Directive Certificate Number: 584245




Meaningful Use


Meaningful Use CertificationsNovaRIS v. 7.5.3 – ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 EHR Certified Technology for Hospitals – Certificate #CC-1112-100046-1 (July 6, 2012) EHR Certified Technology for Eligible Providers – Certificate #CC-1112-100046-2 (July 6, 2012) This EHR Module is ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 compliant and has been tested and certified by, the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT®), an ONC-ATCB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments.




United States


Substantial Equivalence has been determined by the FDA and accordingly, NovaPACS is cleared for marketing in the USA. FDA 510(k): K171754




Canada


Canadian Class 2 Medical Device License #72644




IHE


Conformance with IHE is a top priority in the development of Novarad’s clinical planning solution. Our IHE Integration Statements specify capabilities in terms of the key concepts of IHE: Actors and Integration Profiles. The Statement describes the intended conformance of NovaPACS with the IHE Technical Framework.




HIPAA


NovaPACS and NovaRIS help users and system integrators to meet the privacy and security standards set forth by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).




DICOM


NovaPACS is a self-contained, networked computer system used for routing and archiving diagnostic medical images. The system conforms to the DICOM standard to allow the sharing of medical information with other digital imaging systems.




ICD-10


Since January 2014, over 1.5 years ahead of the deadline, the Novarad Corporation has provided support for the new ICD-10 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures in compliance with CMS. Novarad remains committed to supporting both ICD-9 and ICD-10 until ICD-9 becomes irrelevant. If a coder enters an ICD code beginning with a numeric character, then Novarad software assumes the user is entering an ICD-9 code. Likewise, if a coder enters a code starting within alpha character, then our software assumes the user is entering an ICD-10 code. This way, Novarad customers have the flexibility to choose their preference and timeline for compliance.




Privacy Policy


Novarad Corporation values the privacy of those who provide private personal information to the Company. This policy summarizes what personally identifiable information we may collect, and how we might use this information. This policy also describes other important topics relating to information privacy. Novarad Corporation has voluntarily certified that it complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce for adequate privacy protection and embraces the requirements of the of EU General Data Protection Regulations. Novarad is committed to the protection of natural persons in relation to the processing of personal data as outlined in the GDPR.
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Why this mixing service?

The Room & The Gear...


While recording & producing in a bedroom is possible and nowadays people make records at home, mixing still requires a different type of environment. Being in a professional studio designed for specifically for mixing makes a huge impact on the engineer and their work. The Friary Studios are a high-end project designed by Barny Barnicott (eng. Arctic Monkeys, Cold Play). Our Studio A features walls of up to 2 meters in thickness with the most advanced and effective bass control technology and acoustic treatment available. This provides a listening experience like no other.

Our monitoring system includes the Custom Munro M4 (ATC) monitor system previously used at the Red Room (Miloco). These legendary speakers have mixed countless hits from Lana Del Rey to The Chemical Brothers & Slipknot. The Friary Studios are also equipped with some of the most sought after iconic pieces of gear like a 48-channel SSL G-series console. That mixing desk was first used in Olymipic Studios where it met Prince & The Rolling Stones. It was then moved to Milo Studios where its history continued with ColdPlay and others. Now that same console sits at The Friary.




Beyond Normal Mixing...


Being an active recording engineer and working at The Friary Studios gives me the skills & facilities to go beyond standard mixing. That includes repairing and improving the sonics of poorly recorded tracks.

I understand that artists often work on tight budgets and don't have the luxury of recording in high-end studios. Poorly recorded vocals in a bedroom can still be repaired sonically.

My skills & studio facilities allow me to reamp audio signals through different guitar amps, cabinets and real echo-chambers. Re-capturing your audio in a beautiful-sounding room with high-end microphones and preamps allows me to improve on poorly recorded audio tracks and bring life to sterile digital recordings. That is essentially improving on the recording process after the fact.




Personal Connection...


I value the connection between artist & mixer. I myself am a producer and a musician with experience playing live and playing in studios while others record and mix my music. That helps me understand the struggles and frustrations of artists, musicians and producers. It also helps me communicate with my clients on a level where I can meet their needs as a mixer. I can guarantee you, I have been faced with most of the struggles you've experienced when working with others on your own music. That is why I'm not a believer in filling out forms and waiting for a response. Instead, I want to start a chat and be of maximum service.





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