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Andrijan Apostoloski is a producer, DJ, graphic and web designer, promoter and one of the original founders of frekvencii.mk – online culture platform based in Skopje, Macedonia. He has created the brand aesthetics and general idea behind the platform alongside being an author for the website and manager for the social platforms.

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    • Dense w/ Pessimist

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      October 28, 2020

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    • Vladimir Dubyshkin – Pornographic Novel

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      August 12, 2020

      Vladimir Dubyshkin is back and is taking us on another trip of his auditory mind adventures. As he explains it himself, this one is a mesh of inspiration from absurd dialogues from Russian lullabies and the overflooding porn culture from the 90s.

      The newest EP “Pornographic Novel” will be released on 21st of August, and is available for pre-ordering on Bandcamp and on Vinyl. It is released on Russian label трип led by Nina Kraviz, and it’s the third installment by him on the label, previously having released a two-parted release “For Various Reasons” on Berlin based Macro Recordings.

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    • Servis Invites Wata Igarashi (06.12.19 in Prishtina, Kosovo)

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      August 7, 2020

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    • Pinch – Reality Tunnels

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      July 16, 2020

      Reality Tunnels starts with “Entangled Particles” that features Emika on vocals, a very deep sounding track that immediately puts the cards on the table for what is about to come next. The switch from the slow trip-hop breaks to the junglist fast-paced rhythm hugged alongside the massive and atmospheric pads alongside Emika’s vocals is done with a real sense of sound manipulation and creation of the atmospheric universe that only a sound storyteller can do properly.

      And Pinch has never been a producer to create fast-groove-bangers, the words I’d like to use for just dancefloor bangers. The addition of another layer in the sound story is what puts him and this release aside from the others. For some this could be uniqueness, but I believe its first the ability to transform his ideas and transform his soundscapes into reality at the end, besides the unique signals he strongly radiates throughout the album. Continuing forward with the second track and former Roll Deep member Trim on vocals, he introduces us to a sub bass focused tune alongside brutal mid-tone wobbles and industrial sounds throughout.

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    • 3Phaz – Three Phase

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      May 26, 2020

      A bit aside from the popular stuff of Acid Arab like tracks “Gul l’Abi” and “Stil”, I stumbled upon a mix they did for Ninja Tune where I discovered mahraganat, Egyptian electronic dance music which takes a big part from the folk elements, especially evident in the percussions and synths. Since then I’ve stumbled upon some hardcore mahraganat music that my friends would seriously say it is completely equal to turbo-folk music, not realizing that even in rock music there is good and bad stuff. This is something like that, but nevertheless the whole style of this Egyptian styled music can have many similarities with Slavic folk and highly pitched synths and bad vocals are no help when debating this with friends.

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    • Dense with XTECH

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      May 14, 2020

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    • Why is mp3 bashed a lot more then it deserves

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      May 2, 2020

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    • In The Mix #19: Druggy

      in-the-mix music

      May 2, 2020

      Druggy is one of the producers in Macedonia that has deeply rooted his bass surgeon techniques since the early ages when he was one half of the Anomalia Nativa duo, one of the first to strongly emit the drum and bass and later dubstep sound in the country with various of releases behind. Later on with his bandmate and Irie Scratch they formed Trap da Fuck Up, Macedonia’s biggest trap collective known for the wild and crazy parties that always shatter some windows from the low subs.

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    • Get into a professional analog studio from your home with Mix:analog

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      April 6, 2020

      I Googled without expecting any real authentic result, but what followed was a very well executed product by Slovenian company located in Ljubljana with very passionate and awesome people doing a revolution in mixing and mastering of the XXI century.

      Mix:analog is a web application that allows you to take control of various analog gear such as compressors, limiters, tape saturators and enables you to run your own sounds through it. This is not a DAW nor a plug-in of any sorts, it’s a real-time processing application that gives you the possibility to change and take over the control of a unit that is located in their laboratories.

      The way it works is very interesting, you upload a lossless .wav file from your already mixed track, a channel that you want to distort/saturate or anything you want to throw at the gear, you go into the lobby and book the equipment you’re going to use for the time period and do your magic.

      When your session begins you’re taken into the studio, which is showing the digital to analog converter where you can monitor the dB levels, and your gear. The fellas have developed a technology called D-POT, which basically is the thing between you (your browser/mouse inputs) and the machine itself. They’ve carefully developed this to neutrally deliver the sound without any compromises because of this unique input layer, meaning that the analog machines would output the same sound as if someone would actually be there and turn the knobs themselves.

      The GUI is detailed and gives you lots of information about what is going on. The latency which I got from my home 100mbps internet in Skopje was around 50ms with lossless streaming and around 512ms buffering – which in translation is almost like having no delays at all between the controls and the sound changing.

      A/B Comparison

      This is an A/B comparison on a track I’ve been making lately, after 8 seconds the output of the audio is processed through Elysia Karacter which is a discrete Class A stereo saturator. You can hear how the track sounds fuller with slight distortion without loosing the dynamics whatsoever.

      You can view their full list of gear available on this link, although the most legendary pieces are the Fairchild 670 compressor, their tape machines Studer A812 Mk.1 and legendary Telefunken m15.

      Pricing & Tiers

      The pricing is done through MAT (Mix Analog Tokens) tokens which you can use to book sessions in the studio. The only limitation that is worth mentioning is that you can only use one equipment at a time, but for mastering purposes they’ve connected a rack consisting of several machines.

      On signup you get 300 MAT tokens which is enough to get a taste of what this amazing app can offer you. They don’t limit the option to bounce your result (and use it – which is completely awesome!), but while using the free trial you’re only limited to a 48 kHz sample rate wav, which for me isn’t such a deal-breaker considering what you’re getting.

      They have several payment plans suitable for bedroom producers to professional studios.

      Use code FREKVENCII for additional 150 tokens after registering.

      Very big thanks to Distopik, the company behind Mix:analog for giving our readers and followers tokens for extra time on their amazing platform. Also to mention that this isn’t a sponsored post of any kind, the guys were just nice after I contacted them – so kudos for that as well. 10/10, if I used numbers.

      Further Links

      ◾️ Mix:analog Blog
      I love their blog, you can find articles containing information from Yugoslavia’s Jugoton and how they made records to their own apps questions and answers, and even some producing tips which are very decent.

      ◾️ Mix:analog on Instagram
      ◾️ Mix:analog on Facebook (Official Group)

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    • The Guide to Getting Rich Sound for Cheap

      guides

      August 12, 2019

      A guide to learning more about specifications, old and new equipment and most importantly how to avoid spending too much money on audio equipment that just does it job to sound good.

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