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Yurii Barybin: Professional Audio Evolution




Yurii Barybin is a sound producer and mixing engineer, production manager, technical director, live sound engineer (FOH and monitor), audio systems engineer, in-ear systems designer, recording and mastering engineer. Founder of the Diversity Source Monitor Audio Mixing Technique that helped many musicians to get a perfect sound on stage. Full member of the Audio Engineer Society (AES) and member of Ukrainian Union of Audio Engineers. 

Currently working as a production manager, live sound engineer for Grammy nominated artist and songwriter Dan Balan, Ukrainian pop-diva Olya Polyakova and as a sound producer at Bulldozer Creative Workshop.

Also known for audio live show production, sound design and mixing for artists such as Okean Elzy, Mika Newton, Tina Karol, Alsou, Ell and Nikki, Quest Pistols, Erika, Gouache, LAMA (Ukrainian band), Druha Rika, Para Nornalnyh, Ambertraps, NeAngely, Gorchitza Live Project, Leprikonsy, 4 Kings, Ana Baston, Qarpa, Easy Deasy, TJ Wilkinson, Jamie Foxx, Miguel, Travis Scott, DJ Vice, Wiz Khalifa, Jidenna, Busta Rhymes, The Weeknd, Desmond Child, Disclosure, TA KU, Soren Juul, Baby Alpaca and Julia Holter and many more.

Graduated from Kiev State Theatre, Cinema and Television University in 2006.Major in cinema and television audio designer and sound engineer.

Early in his career, Yurii spent time working as a live broadcast audio engineer, FOH and monitor engineer, rigger, stage-manager, drum and guitar tech for the most significant Ukrainian show-production company  Zinteco Design. He was touring with the world famous artists Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Brainstorm, Okean Elzy, Philipp Kirkorov, Valeriy Leontiev, Ani Lorak, Vopli Vidopliasova, Valeriy Meladze, Leonid Agutin, Via Gra, Andrei Danilko (Verka Serduchka), Glukoza, Irina Bilyk, NeAngely, Gorchitza Live Project, UDO, Zdob Si Sdub, 5’nizza, Mad Heads, Cool Before, Alena Vinnizkaya, Mandry, TNMK and more, as well as providing a high quality service at major Ukrainian festivals and national-wide events. Yurii has been working as a production and stage manager for Tviy format (Твiй формат) live project at M1 music TV channel. 

Yurii Barybin was a production manager and a crew supervisor for “Spring in 39 Steps - making of Eurovision” (“Весна у 39 крокiв) - behind the scenes film about Eurovision 2005 song contest held in Kyiv, Ukraine directed by Kostyantyn Onyshenko.

Yurii was touring with Ukrainian rock band Okean Elzy as a stage manager and monitor engineer, during this time he created and implemented an in-ear personal monitor systems design for the band’s live shows. Okean Elzy is the first Ukrainian rock band that started to use in-ear personal monitor systems during their live performances at festivals (Maxidrom, Nashestvie, Kryliya, Slavianskiy Bazar, Tavriyski Igry) concerts and TV appearances in Russia, Poland, Morocco, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

In 2007 Yurii Barybin was invited to hold a technical director and production manger positions for Tina Karol - singer, songwriter, Eurovision Song Contest 2006 song contest Ukrainian representative. He created an audio design for Polyus Prityazheniya Tour that had complete sold out in more than 28 concert venues. Mixed Tina’s live performances for the festivals like Slavianskiy Bazar 2007 in Vitebsk, Belarus and Tavriyski Igry 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tviy format live TV performance and many others.

Yurii also worked as a production manager and FOH engineer for LAMA (Ukrainian band) - MTV awards winner band produced by Vitaliy Telezin.
         
Yurii started to work with Olya Polyakova - artist, singer, TV host as a technical director, production manager, FOH and monitor engineer in 2008. He designed OP studio and worked as sound producer, mixing and recording engineer. Yurii created a lot of the audio mixes for the live performances, festivals, music videos, live broadcast at numerous TV musical projects.

In 2009 Yurii designed a new sound concept for Quest Pistols band live performance for the tour across Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia and Germany. That year Quest Pistols won MTV Europe Music Awards as best band.

Yurii Barybin created sound design and in-ear personal monitors design for Eldar & Nigar, also known as Ell & Nikki, live performances and mixed FOH audi. On May 14th 2011, they won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Düsseldorf, Germany for Azerbaijan with the song "Running Scared" written by Stefan Örn and Sandra Bjurman.
Yurii Barybin works as a production manager, FOH and monitor engineer for Dan Balan, a Moldovan singer, songwriter, and producer. Dan Balan is the first and only Moldavian musician to be nominated for a Grammy as a co-writer of Rihanna and T.I.’s "Live Your Life" single. He is the founder of European band O-Zone, and the author and producer of the international hit single "Dragostea Din Tei”, that topped the charts in over than 30 countries and sold over than 12 million copies worldwide. He is also the songwriter and performer of European hit-singles "Chica Bomb", "Justify Sex", "Freedom", "Lendo Caledo", ”Lubi” and “Funny Love”.
Yurii Barybin created a new monitor mix design for Dan’s international Lendo Calendo tour and other live performances in UAE, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Produced a long list of tracks, among them Qarma, My 17, Alisa Petryk, Dima Kostyuk, GoPro drum video for Avid team, Ivan Rubanchuck, Sasha Soloha, Who Am I etc. at Bulldozer Creative Workshop. 

Yurii Barybin worked as a FOH audio engineer for Ambertraps band at Eurosonic Noorderslag 2015-an annual four-day conference and showcase festival presenting European pop music since 1986 in Groningen, Netherlands.

== Awards ==

According to Lavina Music recording label’s information Okean Elzy’s album Gloria got platinum status in six hours after release.

Tina Karol was recognized as the most popular female singer in 2007 in Ukraine. Tina’s third album Polyus Prityazheniya that was released in 2007 became golden in 3 weeks and platinum in 9 month.

Quest Pistols won "Золотой Граммофон" (Golden Gramophone Award), for the single Belaya Strekoza Lubvi (“Белая стрекоза любви”) in Moscow, Russia in 2009. And won “RU.TV music awards”, Creativity of 2011 nomination in Russia.

Ell & Nikki (Eldar & Nigar) won Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, Germany 2011.

          Luli (Люли) song by Olya Polyakova won Best song nomination at Pesnia goda (“Песня года”) in 2014 in Russia. Her "Shlepali Slepki" tour had success and complete sold out.

Dan Balan won MusicBox Awards, nomination as the Best male artist in Russia in 2013.  Also he won "Золотой Граммофон" (Golden Gramophone Award), for the hit single Lubi (“Люби”) in Russia in 2013.
Lish Do Utra (“Лишь до утра”) song won a Krasnaya Zvezda nomination as the Best song in Russia in 2013. Lendo Calendo hit topped the iTunes Chart and reached number one in Russia and also peaked the charts in Romania and other CIS countries.

== Consulting ==

Cosmos Sound is a production company based in Los Angeles that provides services and equipment for live concerts, fashion shows, sport events, exhibitions and more.

Big Time Operators is a production company that has a strong experience in providing audiovisual services for Los Angeles clubs like 1OAK, Hyde, Sayers Hollywood, Greystone Manor, Emerson. Conference and corporate events for Facebook, Cadillac, Kilroy Realty, New York Times VR, Delta Airlines, Virgin, Armani Sounds, Costume Designer Guild Awards, ABC, HBO, USTV, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers Records, Hulu, Vogue Magazine, Baccarat, Lacoste, Vidcon, Comicon, D23, Beautycon, Cinegear, Fender and DJI.

Raphael Moreira - Los Angeles based performed as lead guitarist and backing vocalist with some of music’s most recognized artists like Christina Aguilera, KISS, P!NK.

== Films ==

2005 - Spring in 39 Steps (“Весна у 39 крокiв) - making of Eurovision 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine.

2007 - Tina Karol - Polyus Prityazheniya Live in Kiev DVD.

2015 - Audio design, sound effects, recording and mixing for the short movie ''Once Upon a Mine'' directed by Vofka Solovey.

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