I would like to thank Petros for his excellent job! Cοnstantine Athirides "Alexander The Great Rock Opera" National Theatre of Northern Greece. I am not seeing your music only as a mixing process but as an overall production. I am not counting hours, I will take the time and effort to do anything to get the best results until you are 100% satisfied
That means I will rerecord your vocals through a Neve preamp/EQ and pass it on an LA2A tube compressor, re-amp a guitar or rerecord the bass on a second track and give some distortion through an analog 1176 and so on. Of course, everything goes to my old Soundcraft console to get analog saturation, punchy drums, wide stereo field, and analog EQs. I am mixing in Analog, Hybrid or Digital and use Pro Tools as my main daw.
I have been working in the industry for a little over 20 years, getting my first internship with Studio Polytropon in Thessaloniki (Greece) as assistant engineer. Through that studio, I worked under several projects and engineered sessions for several artists and producers on different styles of music. After my relocation to Hungary in 2004, I started remote mixing and engineering freelance with my mobile rig until 2017 when I built my first studio which is located at the center of Budapest. I can send you the 1st draft mix within 48 hours. Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding your project!
"Dear Petros, Wow, wonderful! What a great job you did. That's now a new blessed experience to listen to this music. Thank you so much! Take good care and a big hug. "The Shadow and the Light" album. -Tony Renold
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10 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Petros Gailas
I came to him with a really difficult project and he never gave up and made magic happen! The result is absolutely perfect!
It was a great experience to work with Petros! Communication was fast and friendly, and he is very patient. Not to mention that he knows exactly what he is doing! I am very happy with the result - the mix sounds just wonderful. Highly recommended!
Petros is very persistent in finding just the exact sound! Thank you!
Excellent outcome! Petros is a star engineer for sure. His attention to detail and seamless communication was exactly what was required to bring this mixing project to completion! My vocals were tuned to success!
Petros make a perfect sound.
He achieves 100% of the result.
Petros is a Great tonengineering,he always knows what musicians wants to have, cause he is a Great musician too.We did editings and mixies together and he did a Great Job.First call guy.
I would like to thank Petros for his excellent job working with me in the preproduction, recording, editing and mixing of numerous tracks included in my published CDs but most important for being an esteemed member of the highly skilled sound engineers involved in the production of "Alexander The Great" Rock Opera, produced by the National Theatre of Northern Greece! -Cοnstantine Athirides
Great guy and fun to work with. Great mixing job. Thx Petros.
Petros has a very professional approach, his work was excellent. After the mixing our recording came out better than we expected. It improved a lot in the process.
Petros is a cool guy and a skillful musician. He helped me a lot in improving my music and I'm thankful for that.
Interview with Petros Gailas
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually make editing (various kind of editing), mixing and mastering songs
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I listen to a lot of music, I am composing, I'm also a guitarist, I like to play live with bands and I preferred rock/hard rock. I love the way of work of Chris Lord Alge and I follow all of his works.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am using a Soundcraft console with a lot of analog compressors like 1176s, LA2As and so on. I am using also plugins but most for fix problems so my mixes are like 70% analog and 30% digital.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Spread the multitrack channels to my console and correct phase issues. Then I am trying to find the balance of any instrument and listen very carefully about what is needed for the song. Listen to it several times helps me to know what kind of feeling I have to give on my mix in order to help the song to step out. Then I am checking the harmonies in case if something does not sound right and then start mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The excitement, the feeling that is needed, all the instruments to glue together in order to make you want to listen to it again.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The balance of frequencies.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock, hard rock, heavy rock, pop, instrumental, jazz, acoustic, classical
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The rhythm section to be glued/locked together for all the instruments and to serve the vocals and the main intro melody. Anyway, if there is no groove, there is no music!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Muse, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch. They are incredible musicians with incredible compositions.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Love for music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started at the age of 5 to play guitar and when I was 11 I had my own band and gigs to play. I started to record my own compositions at the age of 16 on a 4 channel tape-recorded and a Roland Sound Canvas midi synth soundcard. From that moment I'm falling in love with production.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Sound Card, U87, Neve 1073 and an LA2A.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone that you believe he is gonna bring out the best result and feeling for your music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know what DAW your song is currently in. Also, if you're not sending a session, I ask for the files wet and dry so I can hear what you've been hearing. Also what they want to achieve with their music plus a reference track/band that they believe their music is more close to it.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: It's hard to make a bad recording sound like a great mix. So, in that case, I will rerecord guitars, bass, and trigger the drums if needed for better results but of course if the band agrees with that. But I always try to be upfront with people what I can actually do with the source material provided.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you want me to send the song? I like one set of files wet and dry and the current bounce you've been listening to.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To turn a recording to an awesome production that serves the artist and the song!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do anything that is possible to get the best results for their music according to the editing, reproduction, mixing, and mastering in order to be 100% satisfied!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: First of all, I believe that the best way is the Hybrid but I prefer analog as about the sound quality that analog gear brings into the mix. For example, an analog compressor keeps the vocal clean without destroying frequencies even if you pushit hard. An analog console like the one that I am using, gives me an analog saturation, punchy sound on drums, wide stereo field on the general mix, and analog EQs. But, is not possible to accomplish the best results without the digital world. For example, an Active EQ plugin like my McDSP AE400 can cut the hi-hat from my snare channel which is hard to do this in the analog world. Also, I can create several different FX in two minutes. And last but not least I can trigger drum sounds with my Slate Trigger2 plugin. So I believe the combination of both worlds is the best for today's productions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished the drum recording for the band Aliens In The Church.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Maor Appelbaum
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recording a symphonic orchestra and chorus of 130 people with only 6 microphones (cause of a lack). This was a live concert at St. Stephen's Basilica church in Budapest/Hungary. You can listen to a sample of Mozart's Confutatis on my list tracks.