Sound engineer based in Manchester UK. Originally from Athens, Greece.

Owner of a Bachelor degree in the Science of Sound Engineering.

Working actively since 2007 as a freelancer live or studio sound engineer.

I've worked with many artists, most of them live. I believe that sound engineers should work with any artist (under any occasion) in the best possible way. That's why I tend to maintain my professionalism but also add a more personal feeling in my artist-sound engineer relation. Anyone has to feel cozy and familiar with a new partner, and especially when that is the key to bring out the greatest potential!

So, for anything you need remember to ask freely!

Also a list of some live console brands and models I have used on live gigs or in a studio: MIDAS (Heritage 3000), SoundCraft (GB2), Allen & Heath (GL2200, GL2400, ZED436), Yamaha (M7CL48, LS9, 01V96), Mackie (8 Bus), Dynacord (PowerMate 1000), and many more, I can't really recall at the moment.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • MOTU 8pre x2
  • Behringer ADA8200
  • KRK Rokit 6
  • Rode NT2A
  • AKG K171 MKII
  • Behringer BCF2000
  • Behringer Oxygen61
  • i7-3820/16GB Ram PC

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

The pricing is in British Pounds (and NOT in dollars) + 20% VAT
Cancellations the previous or same day, do NOT get a refund.
Contact me for any extra information you need. Cheers!

Reviews of Nikos Pavlou, the "Porcupine"

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    A phenomenon brain smooth and slicky , did a superb and fast job while i was at his studio recording and shooting about a cover of mine on youtube , tottal control of his studio machines and programms !
    Proffesionalist with tons of knowledge !!

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    What could i say about that guy ??? Nick is a very special guy...Helpful and very good at what he is doing...never let me down before...i DEFINITELY recommend working with him!!!

    Ahh as foe the question bellow "would you recommend working with this engineer/facility" add one more answer--------> Yes , No and DEFINITELY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    I recorded the music for the theatrical play I directed in February at Nikos' studio. He is absolutely professional,eager to find solutions to the problems you meet and I am absolutely satisfied from the final project.Considering the difficulty of the organs (greek traditional music),he showed great comfort in handling different sounds.Thanx,man !!

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    Upside Down entered the studio for the first time to make their demo recording section with Nikos Paulou at Porcupine Studios and we can assure you that the result of the whole session was EXCELENT.Perfect sounding,mixed and edited as we thought it would be our material is now done by Mr.Nikos and we are very thankful for everything.

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    We are working with Nikos for about a year, and he is our sound engineer in our live gigs. We are completely satisfied and we trust him 1000%. He is doing a great job with our live and monitoring sound. And he is also a great guy. Work with him if you want to get proper services for your music.

  • Picture?type=largeover 3 years agoby

    In November 2012 i recorded the vocals for my Prog Rock project's(Lost In Perdition) EP
    "A Moment Till Sunset" and i couldn't be more satisfied by the services Nikos Pavlou offered me.I felt his studio like my home.
    Proffesional with lots of knowledge in what he does and very high quality in sound recordings.
    I 100% recommend working with him!!!

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