Grigoris can digitally process your tracks in many ways, while Giorgos - who is a winner in "Be Your Music" award in Greece for song writing, mixing and mastering (Electronica) - can mix your song in the analog domain and provide a digital master.
Before mixing, every track has to be clean and decent. If it is not provided by you, we can:
- Remove hiss, unwanted sounds such as metronome click, pops, plosives etc.
- Align and quantize (if possible) tracks and make them sound together.
- Tune your vocal tracks (slightly out of tune), so they can sound on key.
- Edit anything that is possible and can be done.
During mixing, the procedure we usually follow is:
- EQ for frequency balance.
- ENHANCER for harmonic balance.
- COMPRESSOR, LIMITER, GATE, EXPANDER, DE-ESSER for dynamic balance.
- FLANGE, PHASE, CHORUS, VIBRATO, TREMOLO for modulation balance.
- PITCH SHIFTER, HARMONIZER for tone balance.
- REVERB, ECHO, DELAY for time balance.
If you have any question don't hesitate to contact us and we will answer you as soon as possible.
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I had a great collaboration with this team. The result was Excellent. Congratulations for the perfect work.
With open mind and warm heart, a great amount of experience and knowledge, they get out the best of you and your creations. This is where the magic happens...
Excellent work due to valuable experience.
My pleasure doing business with G&G team. We have a long history of productive work inside of the studio both online with Grigoris. I can recommend him as one of the most experienced people you may find around.
I Wish This Collaboration To Be Creative & Efficient!
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Many promise a perfect sound but these team makes it a reality !!!
Fantastic job, mix and mastering, easy people to work with trully professional and fast!
Interview with G&G Studio Team
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Giorgos: My latest job (now speaking), was a maxi single of experimental electronic music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Giorgos: Analog, because the sound is warmer and fatter. Every outboard gear in the chain of sound has its own character and timbre. Grigoris: I have worked both ways, since 4track cassette tapes. I suggest digital editing and analog mixing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Grigoris & Giorgos: That in the end they will be totally satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Giorgos: I like mixing because it contains creativity, challenge and emotion. Moreover, these are the three elements of life and my job is my life. So ... let's live!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Giorgos: Three of the most common questions are: Q - In which way you're going to mix? A - The analog way, up to 32 mono tracks. Q - How long will it take? A - It depends on the number of the tracks. Fewer tracks with no edit take less time. Q - What is the cost for mixing a full album? A - Once again, it depends on the number of the tracks. But for a full album a better price will definitely be done.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Grigoris & Giorgos: A few questions that have to be done is, how many tracks each song consists of, where it was recorded and the quality of it, what is the purpose of the song (demo, CD, internet - radio) and finaly if there is a deadline.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Grigoris & Giorgos: A good advice for a good result is, detailed communication so that every part has understood what has to be done and how to do it.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Giorgos: A mixer, a pair of loudspeakers, a microphone, a compressor and a reverb.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Giorgos: My advice is that one tip on itself is not enough for music production.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Giorgos: Every musician has its own color and of itself is an inspiration.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Giorgos: Tonal balance, dynamic range, distinct musical instrumental fields, great stereo image and more glow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Grigoris: PC HP Workstation, Allen & Heath GS3000 32-8-2 Analog Recording Console, Peavey CS200 Amplifier, Peavey Phase Reference Monitors, Presonus Firepod AD/DA Converters x4, dbx compressors, Lexicon reverb, RME ADI-2 Mixing Converter + RME 9632 Optical Interface.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Giorgos: Signal passes through Allen & Heath GS3000 mixer using the internal EQ, compression is obteined with external units as well as Reverb and additional FX. Finally the signal returns to the PC through RME converter in High Quality.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Grigoris & Giorgos: Mixing through analog desk, using also analog compressors, reverb and FX. We can also provide digital mastering and all facilities in the digital domain.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Giorgos: I started my music studies in the age of 9 with piano and theory. Later I continued with guitar, higher theory, chorus direction and orchestration. I studied sound engineering a little later with scholarship. For the past 15 years I have been in the position of sound mixer and master in a wide range of music. Grigoris: I studied piano, theory and jazz harmony. I'm in the music industry since 1989 when I founded Studio 5 in Athens. I have collaborated with many bands and musicians of any kind of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Giorgos: My ears, because of congenital reduced vision ability, listening skill is more sensitive. Grigoris: My +30 years studio experience working on the analog and digital domain.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Grigoris & Giorgos: Communicative, collaborative, Teamwork.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Giorgos: Hip Hop, Electronica, Pop Grigoris: Rock, Metal