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MAXIM NOVIKOV

Over the years, I have worked with artists and bands from all over the world as a producer, sound engineer, composer and musician.

Under my leadership have been released a huge number of songs and more than 20 full length albums. I do mixing, mastering and writing arrangements. In my works, I prefer to creating a synthesis between live, dynamic music and powerful modern sound
Support of the song from the beginning to the end result. Bringing the arrangement to a professional level, recording instruments in the studio, helping to choose the right individual sound
Edit the sources, align instruments rhythmic, tune the vocal tracks. Improving the sound quality of musical instruments and voices. Giving the song artistic beauty and density wall of sound, based on the wishes and tastes of the artist
The final process of creating the sound of a song and a full album. Control of the dynamic and frequency balance of compositions. Giving it to brightness, clarity and sound quality. Preparing tracks for uploading to the network and printing on physical media
PRODUCTION
MIXING
MASTERING

SERVICES

Releases
GRAN-KURAZH
GRAN-KURAZH
Epochs, Heroes and Destinies

Group interviews for the site HeadBanger.ru:
Mikhail: The album was mixed by Max Novikov. Max did the job quickly and with talent. Thanks to him for the cool sound!
Peter: The most important thing is that we were on the shore, even before we started putting together the album program, we knew exactly what kind of sound we wanted. Many thanks to Max Novikov for mixing and, first of all, for the approach to work. Few people today are able to withstand such a number of edits and grinds from the group, until you get the perfect candy.
What kind of sound did you want to achieve?
Peter: We took the Swedish sound as a basis. I like the sound of the Swedes-Amaranthe, Dynazty and many other cool teams. We tried to approach the Swedish sound.

12.02.2021

GRAN-KURAZH
MARE INFINITUM
Cryosleep

Doom-death metal band has released their new album. It was very interesting to mix songs with large-scale keyboard and orchestral arrangements and a huge live choir.

16.12.2022

SOMEWHERE PLACE

SOMEWHERE PLACE

Pinsnowlande


Arranged, mixed and mastered a massive and epic power-metal release. I am also the author and composer of this musical project, in which a huge number of famous musicians take part.

07.12.2022

STARSOUP

STARSOUP

Gear-Flavoured Stew


A tribute to one of the most famous progressive heavy bands "Mechanical Poet".

A release that I didn't use any templates for mixing. I produced each song separately, as an individual picture.

Mixed, mastered and made all the keyboard arrangements

(Except tracks 3,7,10)

Starsoup is a progressive rock/metal project. The music is very diverse - from melodic ballads to heavy stuff. There are more than 10 guest musicians from different famous bands on each album.

02.02.2022

AMALGAMA

AMALGAMA

Brothers In Rock


The new album of the famous power-metal band, which play at european festivals every year. The release combines fast, furious heavy classics and modern sound. I had a lot of pleasure mixing and mastering this CD.

01.07.2022

TANTAL

TANTAL

From Words And Tears


The full-length album of the Moscow rock band "Tantal"has been released. I worked on mixing and mastering for several months. All the songs of the album in a different musical and conceptual sound. The release can be purchased on physical media and online services

22.10.2020

LEOS HELLSCREAM

LEOS HELLSCREAM

Vol.2


mixed and mastered an instrumental album of a famous musician and video-blogger. Founder of the metal band Fiend and the biggest Russian music academy

09.11.2022

GRAVEGOD

GRAVEGOD

Promised Graveland


This is a beautiful release, recorded and mixed in my studio. A lively, dynamic and very emotional album of a death metal band founded by members of the Katalepsy band

15.10.2022

ОМЕЛА

ОМЕЛА

Asperatus


The band's new full-length album

15.09.2022

ROUX'D

ROUX'D

Behavior


A new album of a rock artist from California. I worked in full production, which includes creating arrangements, mixing and mastering of songs. Roux’d is an international musician and gives concerts in many parts of the world.

06.07.2021

NEBESA

NEBESA

Rock Legends: Live with Orchestra


Live album, recorded at the Kremlin Palace. The concert was accompanied by a symphony orchestra. I did the mixing and full sound production of release. We made an excellent synthesis of the live heavy metal energy and the beauty of symphonic arrangement.

08.03.2021

ARTHUR BERKUT
ARTHUR BERKUT

Your Other Self


The release of the metal band "Arthur Berkut". The album was recorded under my lead at MS-studio. With great pleasure, I worked on mixing, mastering and writing keyboard parts. The leader of the band Artur Berkut (ex-Aria) is an excellent vocalist, musician and a real professional.

17.12.2019

THE VEPRI
THE VEPRI

Studio Heroes


The new album of the most emotional rock band in Russia. A huge amount of listening on Spotify. Stas Vasiliev (vocalist of the band) is the founder of the YouTube channel "Ai, Kak Prosto", which has more than a million subscribers. I mixed and mastered most of the release.

21.05.2021

NEBESA

NEBESA

Online


The full-length heavy metal band album "Nebesa" has been released. The band consists of famous rock musicians Artur Berkut (ex-Aria), Andrey Smirnov (U.D.O.), Sergey Serebrennikov (Everlost) and others. I worked on mixing, mastering and writing arrangements

11.11.2019

EVERLOST

EVERLOST

XV Years


The release of the new album of Everlost "XV Years: Live in Moscow", which became the first live release in the history of the group. I worked on the recording, mixing and post-production of the entire album. When mixing live performances, the main goal for me is to convey the atmosphere of drive that is present in a live show

27.06.2018

MIRROR OF ENIGMA

MIRROR OF ENIGMA

ACT I


The album "ACT I" is the beauty of the gregorian choir Enchanted Voices in combination with the magnificent vocals of the soloist Ksana. I was mixing and mastering the release. Modern new-age style combined with heavy rock and crazy musical experiments

31.03.2021

ANDREY SMIRNOV

ANDREY SMIRNOV

Ballads


The solo album of Andrey Smirnov (U. D. O) was released. Great, emotional work. I did mixing, mastering, creating keyboards and orchestral arrangements. The album was attended by Evgeny Yegorov (Epidemia), Alexey Bulgakov (Legion), Oleg Zhilyakov (Catharsis) Sergey Sergeev (Margenta), Juliana Savchenko (Andem), Vakhtang Zadiyev (Abrin)

01.12.2017

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