Yurii Barybin

Yurii Barybin (born in Kherson , Ukraine) is a sound producer and mixing engineer, production manager, technical director, live sound engineer (FOH and monitor), audio systems engineer, personal in-ear monitor systems designer, recording and mastering engineer, author of the patented Diversity Source Monitor Audio Mixing Technique. Full member of Audio Engineer Society [1] (AES) and member of Ukrainian Union of Audio Engineers.

Working as a production manager, live sound engineer for Grammy nominated artist and songwriter Dan Balan, Ukrainian pop-diva Оля Полякова and as a sound producer at Bulldozer Creative Workshop.[2]

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, Leprikonsy, 4 Kings, Ana Baston, Qarpa, Easy Deasy, Tony Wilkinson, Jamie Foxx, Miguel, Travis Scott, DJ Vice, Wiz Khalifa, Jidenna, Busta Rhymes, The Weeknd, Desmond Child, Disclosure, Ta-ku, Søren Løkke Juul and Julia Holter and many more.


Graduated from Kiev State Theatre, Cinema and Television University in 2006.

Major in cinema and television audio design and sound engineering.

Language Systems International College of English. Completed ESL and Business English programs.

Early career

Early in his career, Yurii spent time working as a live broadcast audio engineer for Zoloti Vorota Broadcast Company in Kiev. Later 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 Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Brainstorm, Okean Elzy, Philipp Kirkorov, Valery Leontiev, Ani Lorak, Vopli Vidopliasova, Valeriy Meladze, Leonid Agutin, Via Gra, Andrei Danilko (Verka Serduchka), Glukoza, Iryna Bilyk, NeAngely, Gorchitza, UDO, Zdob și Zdub, 5nizza, Mad Heads, Cool Before, Alena Vinnitskaya, 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 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.

From 2004 to 2007 Yurii was touring with one of the most famous Ukrainian rock bands Okean Elzy as a stage manager and monitor engineer, during this time he created and implemented an in-ear personal monitor design for the band's live shows. Okean Elzy is the first Ukrainian rock band that started to use in-ear personal monitor systems.

In 2005 he designed a recording set up for tracking drums for Okean Elzy's new album Gloria at 211 Studio produced by Vitaliy Telezin. After the album release the band went on tour (30 cities in Ukraine and 10 in Russia). Yurii Barybin worked under band's live performances at festivals, concert halls and TV appearances in Russia, Poland, Morocco, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan.

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

In 2007-2008 Yurii worked as a production manager and FOH engineer for LAMA (Ukrainian band) - MTV Europe Music Award for Best Ukrainian Act winner produced by Vitaliy Telezin. Yurii mixes FOH sound for many LAMA's live performances. Some of them were the most significant for the band's music career (Cannes TV Festival in France, Europapark in Germany, Tavriyski Igry international festival and UMC tour).

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 a sound producer, mixing and recording engineer. Yurii created audio mixes for the live performances, concert shows, festivals, live broadcast at numerous TV musical projects.

Audio for music videos Shlepki and Luli was mixed by Yurii Barybin.

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

Yurii Barybin created sound design and personal in-ear monitors design for Eldar & Nigar, also known as Ell & Nikki, live performances and mixed FOH audio during their European promo-tour. On May 14, 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. It was Azerbaijan's first ever win at Eurovision song contest.

Present career

Since 2013 Yurii Barybin works as a production manager, FOH and monitor engineer for Dan Balan,[3] a Moldovan singer, songwriter, and producer.[4]

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.

From 2014 works for Bulldozer Creative Workshop.[5] Produced a long list of perfectly mixed tracks, among them Qarma, My 17, Alisa Petryk, Dima Kostyuk, GoPro drum video for Avid team, Ivan Rubanchuck, Sasha Soloha, Who Am I etc.

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.

In 2015 Yurii consulted film director Vofka Solovyov about audio design for the movie Once Upon a Mine.[6]

He is currently consulting - Gold Sky Productions for Maker Studios's projects. Maker Studios, Inc. is an American worldwide multi-channel network, the global leader in short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube. - Cosmos Sound is one of the biggest production companies 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 based in Los Angeles. - Taglyan Cultural Complex is a luxury special events venue in Hollywood. - Neuehouse Hollywood - Rafael Moreira - Los Angeles based performed as lead guitarist and backing vocalist with some of music's artists, including Paul Stanley (KISS), Don Felder (The Eagles), Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Dave Navarro, Natasha Bedingfield, Tommy Lee, Sheryl Crow, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Melissa Etheridge and international stars Vasco Rossi, Utada and Koshi Inaba (B’z).


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 Once Upon a Mine - a short movie directed by Vofka Solovéy. Official select for Court Métrage (Short Film Corner) at Festival de Cannes 2015.


  1. "Audio Engineer Society".
  2. "Official Website Buldozer".
  3. slament (2016-07-10). "Yurii Barybin: "Sound engineering as an Art"". Slam Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  4. "Yurii Barybin - The art in sound.". 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
  5. "Official Web-Site".
  6. "Endorsements | Once Upon a Mine". Onceuponaminefilm.com. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2015-09-28.

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