METAL RECORDING STUDIO TOUR – Guitar, Bass, Microphones, Outboard Gear

My Metal Recording Studio Tour. Gear by Custom Audio Amplifiers, Suhr, Darkglass, ENGL, Ownhammer, Rupert Neve, Universal Audio, Louder Than Liftoff, Cranborne Audio, CAPI, Wes Audio, Avid, Audioscape, Horizon Devices, Focal, Amphion, Focal, Pepper’s Tree.

Playing METAL live vs recording in the studio. How to set up for great metal gigs. 

What’s the difference between playing Metal live and recording in the studio? Having just stepped off stage from our gigs with Hybrid Nightmares, I summarise the different approaches in this video as a studio and live guitarist.

Mixing Metal Tutorial. Compression vs Clipping – Doctor Mike Worships Tape Over Compression

Mixing Metal Tutorial. Compression is a key way to make instruments powerful and fit in the Heavy Metal Mix. Overcompression, however can make instruments sound thin, too pushed and, frankly, boring.

I discuss unique ways to retain dynamics and still keep Metal Guitars, Drums and Bass super powerful in the Mix. By using Tape, Saturation and Transformer Clipping.

Staying Present when Recording Metal

Staying Present and Mindful when Recording Metal. It’s all about the mindset. The state of mind that you are in during the recording session in the studio or at home, dictates the end result. The way you feel translates into your guitar, bass, drums and vocal recording, and even mixes. Consider tuning your mind into your music and not losing the big picture, and the results will follow.

Custom Cinematic Songwriting

Today marks the launch of my second Music Business – Custom Cinematic Songwriting

Alongside with Recording and Mixing Metal Bands, I now aim to help TV, Film, Series, and Game Directors to connect their viewers with the moving picture.

I first had this idea about a year ago in Melbourne lockdown. I was really really sad to not be able to go to the bush or to the coast. This connection is desperately required for my everyday well-being, and that was taken away.

So I decided to write a composition about nature. I wanted to explore if I could make it more contemporary than your normal metal stuff that I make, yet having all the heavy roots and complex harmonies embedded.

I spent a few days playing with my Prophet composing, and that’s how “Infinite Motion” slowly came out (lots of editing and mixing on that one consequently!).

I then progressed to make 2 more diverse compositions, and accompanied these with videos assembled from stock footage, depicting how these could be used in the movie world. 

I am very excited to open this second direction in my studio, looking to make some killer and memorable compositions to my peers who are working with Movies or Games!

Thanks to all my friends who supported this initial idea and gave valuable feedback, Dan Bucknell, Anna Gradoboeva, Sam Lowe, Nicholas Roberto Di Lorenzo, Chris Graham!

Doctor Mike Reacts to Crap Metal Snares

Doctor Mike Reacts to Shiddy Heavy Metal / Metalcore Snare Drums and Mixes. I listened to In Flames (I Am Above, Clayman 2020), Children Of Bodom (Something Wild), Metallica (St. Anger), Meshuggah (The Violent Sleep of Reason), Erra (Drift), Mnemic (Liquid), Alpha Wolf (Black Mamba), Emmure (Slave To The Game). I analyse and explain what I think is right or wrong with the sound of snare drums in these mixes.

Happy Holidays 2021

Finishing this incredibly difficult year in style, and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunities to work with so many of you killer musos 🤘
Despite all the hurdles, you guys have kept going no matter what, and I am truly blessed to be around and help realise your vision! 🎶
Many of our work had to be done completely remotely this year, and it’s incredible that you guys have kept up with the annoying Zoom processes, and stayed on top of it! ⚡️
Cheers to musicians, artists and bands who trusted me to work on their music, massive thanks goes to Adrian Coiro and The Emotional Construct, Auld, All Is Violent, Beast Impalor, Ben Ward , Blondmoss , Chris Cameron , Cleanzing The Wicked , David J. Van Pelt , Dorian Suhaj, Tom Lee Christen and Dreamworm , Edan H , Final Reformation, Joe Pigram and Grand Duke , Grant McKinnon, Chloe Rina and Harshmellow , Imago Phase , Jake Dewshurst , Joe Pope , Joel Anderson, Katana Cartel , Andrew Shiells and Mazikeen , New Million , Chariot arcana , Song Of Solace , Sergey Yakovlev , Chris Span, Simon Pope and The Archanan , In Shadows We Rise, Xavier Appiotti 🎸
Massive thanks to the incredible musicians who agreed to help me with my solo track Anxiety, and continue working on the new batch, Mike Heller , Efes Projekt , Jon Howard , you guys made this year for me 🙏
Huge thanks to my colleagues and engineers, Tony Jack Mantz at Deluxe Mastering , Nicholas Roberto Di Lorenzo at Panorama Mixing & Mastering , and Ben Wallick with his incredible podcast. You guys have always covered my back and delivered the absolute best out of our collaborations 💿
Enormous thanks to Chris Graham and The Six Figure Home Studio Community family, you guys know what’s this about 🔥
Massive thanks to Sasha Ischenko for marketing help, this was outstanding!
Extremely grateful to keep moving forward and keep helping artists around me despite the massive difficulties the world has thrown on us 💪
Let’s recharge and make 2021 an absolute blast!! 💥

I take pride to call EOL Studios my job. Built through blood, sweat, and tears.

I built this Heavy Metal Production Studio through blood, sweat, and tears – and way too much of each.

Emerging as a naive dream of 25-year old myself, with absolute zero financial foundation behind it. But my desperate desire to make Heavy Records the way I’ve been hearing them in my head throughout my life pushed from ‘nothing’ to ‘something’. And here I had the first basis of my studio, my first clients and my first records done. Still, without a clue on how to grow it and build it from ‘something’ to ‘everything’.

Blood, sweat, and tears. Coming back from my Doctorate studies at 5 PM, to get started in the studio. From 5:30 PM to 9:30-10 PM at night. Every business day, for 3 years.

Jumping into the studio full-time in 2018, with no way to remain in Australia and just desperately hoping that things would work out. Yet another round of 12-hour days, now in the studio and on the studio development side of things, thanks to The Six Figure Home Studio.

Going back to vicious routine, one last time as I promised myself, in 2019. 4 days a week at University lab to finish my immigration, the rest of the week is for the studio, in the name of heavy music, for my clients.

And ending up here, at the tail end of COVID, with ‘something’ turned to absolute ‘everything’ for me, and with future looking solid as I finally live the studio life I’ve been so desperately chasing for so many years.

I’ve paid a very high price for this, and now I take pride to call EOL Studios my job. At least, until I disappear from the face of this world, as a Doctor of Metal. And yes, EOL stands for Echoes Of Life – but that’s for another time and another story.

The mere single path – on the entire Earth.

Secret Sonics Podcast With Ben Wallick – Mike Trubetskov. Pursuing A Vision In Heavy Music.

Mike Trubetskov is a music producer, mixing engineer, guitarist, and artist and based out of Melbourne, Australia! Mike is the owner of EOL studios and focuses primarily on heavy music.Secret Sonics Podcast Episode 62. Mike Trubetskov. Pursuing A Vision In Heavy Music

The Overcoming Project | Anxiety

The Overcoming Project is a psychedelic-melodic-groove metal studio project conducted by Mike Trubetskov, PhD, Guitarist and Producer at EOL Studios.

Today Heavy Magazine is premiering the second single release titled, “Anxiety“, which features world-class musicians: Jon Howard (Threat Signal, Imonolith) on vocals, Mike Heller (Fear Factory, Malignancy) on drums, and Sergei “Efes” Fomin (FS Projekt) on bass.

Mike Trubetskov composed the track, performed guitars and all the production and mixing business. Tony Mantz mastered the track at Deluxe Mastering.

Talking to Trubetskov today about the new track he says, “’Anxiety’ depicts a psychedelic journey towards defeating one’s deepest fears, with blast beats, on an extreme edge of the consciousness.”

“Anxiety” is released digitally on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a lyric video produced by Andy Pilkington at VeryMetalArt.