High level Mixing Engineer known throughout the industry as a BEAST when it comes to sound. Clients include Sony, Universal, Atlantic, RCA, EMI, Warner Music Group, Loud Records, Def Jam, Geffen, Virgin, Rawkus, and many more. Artists include Snoop Dogg, Just Blaze, 50 cent, Pharrell, Missy Eliot, Foreigner, Yes, Pink, Big Pun, and tons more.
With over 120,000 hours of mixing experience, you can count on a great sounding mix that will translate well both on radio and sites like youtube, Spotify, Apple Music. Let me be clear in explaining that a great mix can take time. Many engineers are forced to mix a record in a short amount of time due to budget. That eventually takes a toll on the music business as a whole. I take pride in my work and therefore take time to perfect a mix. If your looking for a mix engineer who will take the time to make your project shine, then you have found him. Yes I'm Multi Platinum and Grammy Nominated.
Also, I do produce as well. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROmL53F3jWU and check out the credits at the end of the vid. You will notice quite a crew that I put together for this project.
I would also recommend to goto youtube and compare my mix to other top charting hits for a good comparison.
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7 ReviewsEndorse Christos (MixByStos) Tsantilis
Christos is probably one of the most gifted people I have come across in life. Not only is he technically gifted but his vibe and energy just evokes and encourages creativity. He has his own unique signature and tone that's raw and speaks from the soul. But most importantly, he is someone who can be trusted and counted on to come through even in the most challenging situations. A true professional and gentleman.
Christos is absolutely one of the most knowledgeable and passionate mixers I have ever met. He takes sound extremely seriously, while being extremely pleasant and professional at all times. I highly recommend Christos Tsantilis for mixing, mastering and studio design. Or rather, I can't recommend him ENOUGH -- an outstanding audio pro.
Christos has been my go to engineer since 1993 and my reason being his relentless work ethic and knowledge of his craft. He is also a teacher and acoustic wizard who has helped to design and build a number of professional high end recording studios throughout New York and New Jersey. 23 years later Dreamscape Welcome to Our New Age House is actually making a rebirth and is doing very well in 2018. The project was a Two E.P. Vinyl project comprised of eight deep house tracks that is finding itself around the world again. Just showing that his abilities stand the test of time.
My favorite engineer throughout my 25 years of recording. Mixed quite a few platinum and gold classics for us at LOUD Records including Big Pun, and dead prez...
Stos is by far one of the most prolific engineers I've had the pleasure to work with in my 20+ years of experience with pro audio. He's a diligent beast with his work ethic and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better mix when Stos is involved. I jump at the chance to work with him whenever the opportunity's there.
I've worked all over the world, including having worked with Sting, and I can say without a doubt that Stos is one of the best in the business. A privilege to work with and create alongside; his creative excellence is only surpassed by his unparalleled skill.
I’ve been in the industry for over 25 years and worked with a lot of top engineers. I have to say Stos is the best. Very knowledgeable and takes his time to make sure your music sounds great. If you want the best sounding product, go with Christos.
Interview with Christos (MixByStos) Tsantilis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A project involving a woman who had been diagnosed with stage four cancer and beat it wanted to be on a record so We decided to create a single that would be uplifting and bring more awareness to the American Cancer Society. You can read more about it in this article: http://billboardsound.com/nosuga-hot-girl-light-me-up-music-video/
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Have been mixing an album which is a collaboration of the groups foreigner, yes , and Stories. Prog Rock with a twist of pop. Very cool songs! I'm looking forward to their release to the public!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new to SoundBetter so the answer would be no.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both Analog and digital are important. A killer mic going through a killer mic pre going through a topshelf compressor which then is captured by killer topshelf converter is more than just half the battle. As most pro audio engineers would say: CRAP IN CRAP OUT.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I do my best to make a product shine through.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being a part of a musical creation.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my song sound like a hit? answer: yes if the song is a hit and well tracked, then yes. Can we fix it in the mix? Almost everything can be fixed in the mix but it shouldn't. A mix engineer should really only have to worry about the mix NOT the edits or production or level of professional tracking.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Well, many think that a mix engineer is only there to level out the mix but that's only part of it. A mix engineer can breath life into a production.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How many tacks are utilized in every multi track? What style of mix are we gunning for? What's our competition? In other words which songs that are out and very popular are we trying to have your song play before and after them.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If I were looking for a mix engineer, I would look for someone who not only has massive experience but a place that they work out of that yields great results. a great mix engineer working in a bad room equals crappy mixes.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My collection of music would be with me and would listen to it in my well tuned room utilizing my custom PMC 3way monitors that sit on my custom qrd stands.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a session player, moved to producing, tracking and mixing quickly in my career. Have been in the music business for over 30 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Everyone leaves a finger print. we can all use the same tools, know the same tricks, use the same painbrush, but yet some how we all leave our uniq artistic mark. I would say, I tend to mix aggresively yet somehow keeping it clean and articulate.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Working with talented people is always fun! I have already worked with some extremely talented people and some weren't superstars in regards to being publicly known but were as amazing or even better than some artists that are famous.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Tuning of insts is so important. Keeping an ear on the tuning of drums and bass in the beginning is key so that the rest of the insts can fall in place with less work. Once the music production is complete, cutting vocals should be much easier.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: lots of hip hop, rock, and pop. Some house music as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: knowledge of making a great sounding recording
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: a professional mix that translates properly from system to system. A mix that competes against top charting songs.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: for mixing, I ask for whatever ruff mixes the client has so that I can listen to it and get my an idea of what needs to be done prior to a mix. Then I ask for a zipfile with the audio files. If fx are already utilized I would want them printed separately and also would ask for the dry track. I then start a mix. I normally finish within a few days and send a copy for approval.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: There are many facilities that I work in on any given project. My setup consists of a well tuned room, PMC monitors, Prism flagship converters, Protools with top plugins, some old school out board gear and a coffee pot that's always on brew! lol!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are so many! There is so much great music out there!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Many clients hire me from the beginning of their project so that to ensure that quality is focussed on throughout. Great tracking equals a better chance at having a professional grade product.