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Stevan Krakovic - sound engineer & producer

Stevan Krakovic is a Sound Engineer and Music Producer operating from his own Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt and Cowshed Studio in London.

Stevan 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.

 

Having started out mastering live recordings by the likes of The Melvins, The Posies & The Donnas for Austrian's cult radio show Subbacultcha Stevan has now come full circle after 19 years of working in London, specialising in mixing and mastering at his new Electronic Memory Studio in Frankfurt (designed by legendary acoustician Fritz Fey and featuring a full range, calibrated Dynaudio monitoring system).

During his time in London Stevan carved out quite a reputation working on numerous successful and critically acclaimed alternative rock and folk records, Stevan often likes to take a very classic approach to production: Working closely with the artists to get the songs and arrangements perfect and the band tightly rehearsed, to be able to go to the studio and capture great performances and emotion in beautiful sounding spaces. At other times modern production, layering sounds and studio experimentation are more appropriate and Stevan will do whatever the artistic vision requires.

 

Stevan enjoys recording on location (much of Wolf People’sFain“ album was recorded with a mobile setup in an old gatehouse near the Yorkshire Dales) as well as old school recording (all live in a room with no headphones and no overdubs) such as the legendary London folk & jazz collective Whiskey Moon Face’s album, which Stevan recorded.

 

Longstanding friendships with the bands Wolf People and Tom Mansi & the Icebreakers led Stevan to work on most 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, Stevan also worked with some of London’s finest cabaret acts, including Polly Rae, Dusty Limits, Champagne Charlie, Tricity Vogue and Tom Carradine.

 

Originally from Frankfurt in Germany Stevan can look back on a 20 year career, which spans from extensive work in UK underground Hip Hop, recording, mixing and producing for Jehst, Scribla & Kyza (Terra Firma), Tommy Evans, Sona Family, Metz &Trix, Kingpin & Manage to working on a long list of alternative rock and folk records for the likes of Ramshackle Union Band, Paul Mosley and The Din amongst others. Other clients include labels like Jagjaguwar and Kartel and corporate clients such as Lufthansa and publisher Renomee.

 

Since 2009 Stevan runs a small independent record label, Metric Acorn, which has since seen releases by Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers, The Damn Jammage and various others.

 

Stevan was on the board of directors of the Music Producers Guild (UK) for over six years, heading the Campaigns Group campaigning for proper credits and royalties in the digital world.

 

After mixing an originals Jazz Album for Katie Birtill (which went straight to number 1 on the iTunes Jazz charts), an album for Mexican/French maestro Paul Bidault  and producing a single with Ghost Face Killah Stevan is currently working with classical singer Maria Mysachenko on her folk pop project MASHA.

Electronic Memory Studio is located in the central and quiet Sachsenhausen part of Frankfurt am Main and is based around a large, day lit control room designed by the legendary Fritz Fey and installed by TAS Solingen. There is an adjacent day lit live room and another isolated recording area in the basement with tie lines and instrument cabling between all three rooms. Cabling is Van Damme Blue throughout with Neutrik connectors.

Monitoring is via a calibrated, full range Dynaudio Core midfield monitoring system fit for any mixing and mastering applications.

There is a large selection of outboard, plugins, microphones and backline and a total of 20 inputs and 16 outputs, including up to four different headphone mixes.

For location recordings I also have a mobile recording rig.

In addition to my main studio in Frankfurt I also regularly do sessions at The Cowshed in London so for any bands wanting to track in London please let me know and that can be arranged.

Outboard:

 

Rupert Neve Shelford Channel

SPL Gainstation preamp

AEA TRP2 dual preamp x2

Rupert Neve 5012 dual preamp

Universal Audio LA-3A compressor

Rupert Neve Master Buss Processor

Tube-Tech HLT 2A EQ

Mics:

 

Neumann U47fet

Neumann TLM 67

Brauner Phantom AE

Neumann KM184 stereo pair

AEA R88 mk2

AEA R84

AEA Nuvo N22

Coles 4038 stereo pair

Sennheiser MD421

Shure SM7b

Shure SM57 x2

AKG D112

 

 

Recording:

 

RME UFX+

RME Octamic XTC

Pro Tools Ultimate

Logic Pro X

Izotope RX 10 Advanced

Audiofile Engineering Triumph

 

Plugins:

Sonnox, Soundtoys, Softube,

Waves, Massey, McDSP, Melodyne

a.o.

 

Monitoring:

 

Dynaudio Core 59 & Core Sub

Samson S-Phone headphone amp

 

 

Instruments/Amps/Synths:

 

GL Nagel upright piano (fully refurbished)

Fender Telecaster (vintage 1975)

Fender American Professional Stratocaster

ESP Viper 301

Fender PM3 all mahogany acoustic

Fender/Encore hybrid P-bass

Fender Twin Reverb (65)

Marshall JMP 2104 Mk2 50Watt Combo  (78)

Mesa Boogie Express 5:50

Palmer Fab 5

Mesa Boogie V-Twin

Fender Rumble 100 v3

Nord Electro 6 HP

Moog Sub 37

Kawai K5000-S

Big selection of guitar & bass pedals

Drums/percussion:

50ies Ajax kit

Ludwig Acrolite Snare (70ies)

Zildjian Custom K Dark cymbal set

DW 3000 Bassdrum pedal

Yamaha HS740a Hi-Hat Stand

Millennium snare & cymbal stands

Large selection of percussion

 

The Cowshed (London)

Console:

Amek Angela  32 channels

Outboard:

 

Telefunken V72 valve preamp (vintage)

Rupert Neve Designs 511 preamp

Rupert Neve Designs 517 pre/compressor x2

Universal Audio 1176 compressor x2

Empirical Labs Distressor EL8x x2

AEA TRP preamp

TL Audio C1 preamp/compressor

JDK Audio R22 compressor

dbx De-essers x4

Roland Digital Delay

Lexicon 480 Effects/Reverb

EMT 140 Plate (vintage)

Roland Space Echo

Watkins Copicat x2

Mics:

 

Neumann U47fet

Neumann U87 (vintage)

AEA R84 x 2

Coles 4038 x2 (vintage)

AKG C414 XLS stereo pair

Beyerdynamic 930 x2

AKG 451

Sennheiser MD421 x2 (vintage)

Shure SM7b

Shure SM57 x2

Shure SM58 x2

Audix D6

Audix i5

Audix D4

Audix D2 x2

Recording:

 

Otari MTR-80 2" 24 track tape recorder

Otari 1/4" 2 track tape recorder

Pro Tools HDX with Digidesign 192 with 24 I/O

 

Monitoring:

 

Dynaudio M1.5 mains 

Yamaha NS-10 nearfield

Auratones

Flexible 4 way headphone system

 

 

Drums/Percussion:

 

50ies Ajax Boosey & Hawkes kit

60ies Rogers kit

Big Sonor heavy rock kit

Mapex birch kit

Ludwig festival snare

Rogers 60ies snare (loud)

Pearl Black Beauty copy

Pearl trash snare

various new and vintage cymbals

big percussion box with lots of toys

 

Instruments/Amps:

 

Yamaha upright piano with MIDI

Hammond B3

60ies Leslie cabinet

70ies Leslie cabinet

Moog Minimoog

Roland System 100 keyboard

Jen SX-1000

Ensoniq ESQ

Roland TR-505

Framus vintage 12 string guitar

Peavy electric bass

Xylophone

Glockenspiel

Marshall vintage (early 80ies) JMP combo

Marshall Lead & Bass Head

Orange Tiny Terror Head

70ies Dallas Arbiter 4x12" cabinet

Laney Combo

EBS Fafner Bass head & cab

Ampeg bass head

WEM GX-40 BiTone & Cab (vintage)

WEM Copicat (vintage)

Marshall Valvestate VS230

Fender FM 25 DSP

Recent Clients

Some of the fantastic projects I had the pleasure to work on:

Booking Requests

If you would like to work with me or for quotes and rates for mixing, mastering or music production please contact my manager, Charlie Colton, via the contact form. or contact me on Soundbetter.

Electronic Memory Studio:

Thorwaldsenstraße 33

60596 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)69-63152091

 

Contact:

Thank you.

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