It's all started in 1980s.
First recording studio, first tape recorder.
But before there were saxophone, college, bands...

Peter Ratner started his music career at the Khabarovsk Institute of Music and Culture, where got his Bachelor of Arts in Orchestra Conducting, Arranging, and Orchestra Business Management. He played in several rock-bands during 70's and early 80's. In 1983 he played tenor-saxophone and flute in the big band Dalny Vostok, and worked with the jazz quintet and his pop-group "MIDI" as musician, composer and arranger. He also worked as a Professor of Jazz and Big-Band Arrangement at the Khabarovsk Institute of Music and Culture, where he taught arrangement and orchestration courses. In 1988-1990 he served as the conductor of the Khabarovsk Philharmonic Big Band Orchestra "Dalny Vostok" ("The Far East").

In 1991 Peter established and led the largest and most successful privately owned professional sound recording studio and video production facility in the Russian Far East. Studio "NewMix" recorded many talented Russian, Japanese, Korean and Indian musicians. Peter sold company in 1998.

Peter moved to Anchorage, Alaska in 2000. In 2003 he started a freelance recording service where he recorded well-known jazz and classical musicians, singers & bands. He offers quality live audio recording of musical events and performances, audio consulting and online mixing services.

More recently most jobs were mixing and producing projects for bands in Alaska, Portland, OR and Washington area as well as Russia.

Peter was full member of AES (Audio Engineering Society) and GRAMMY Academy voting member of Pacific Northwest Chapter of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).


One day a friend was talking to me about a engineer he was working with that made his music feel like someone had shoved a whole box of Altoids in his mouth. I had never heard such a rave review, and being on the verge of recording my double CD, I knew it was time to open up to another pair of ears on the project. That is when I called Peter Ratner.

- Milo Matthews, Bass Player, Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer


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