Meticulous and accurate editing/comping/quantizing/tuning on Pro-Tools and Melodyne
Former in-house editor at Soundscape Studios before relocating to London.
Comping/Editing is the essential step that lies between the Recording and Mixing stages of a track. It can involve a light polish or major reconstructive surgery and I love working in either case!
Comping involves using the best takes for each part and 'compiling' them with the other best takes to get the best version possible. This compilation is then merged and fine-tuned using various Editing techniques to bring the final result.
I work from Pop all the way till Metal and have a particular love for drum editing with Elastic Audio (although leaving everything to EA is not always the best approach).
As a multi-instrumentalist and through my understanding of music theory, I appreciate the fine-points behind rhythms/melodies and what the player was trying to achieve during the recording. This is extremely helpful when dealing with full band editing sessions.
I can also hold back on 'robotic' editing depending on what is suitable and what the artists' tastes/visions are for the track.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions. I look forward to working with you!
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81 Reviews - 20 Repeat ClientsEndorse Elias Chrysochos
love working with elias. he does a great job and always does better than i expected
Elias communicated well, was very prompt in replying and getting the job completed. I am very pleased with the finished product 10/10 would recommend!
Elias always does an incredible job when comping and quantizing drums for me. My most recent track had quite a bit of edits, but the cuts were seamless and the drums sound tight and still natural. Amazing work as usual!
Great job as always
Yet another fantastic job well done by Elias who touched up some guitar tracks for me. He was quick, professional, and the end result sounds absolutely fantastic!!
There is NO ONE better than, Elias -- period! I wouldn't dream of allowing anyone else near my sessions to edit -- simply the BEST!
Elias always does an incredible job comping and quantizing my drum tracks. I know that everything I record over them is going to sound great because i'm always confident that the rhythm track is going to be rock solid after he's done editing it.
Professional-grade work for editing and tuning. Always goes out of his way to ensure that the results are perfect.
Just finished working with Elias for the umpteenth time. Again, just read the reviews, they'll tell you everything you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST - hands down! No one better! Reliable, methodical, professional, and... he's super nice. Thanks again, Elias!
Another superb delivery from Elias who has now edited at least eight(!) drum tracks for me. If you're looking for an editing engineer, Elias should be your first choice!
One more collaboration with Elias, one more pro experience with killer results. If you're looking for editing just hire him and you won't regret it. Thanks once again, mate!
This is my umpteenth time working with Elias and there's a reason for that. Just read the reviews, they'll tell you all you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST -- top shelf in every way! Wouldn't dream of going to anyone else with my editing needs -- that's how great he is. SUPERB edit as always and quick turnaround! PLUS, he's a SUPER nice guy!
Yet again, Elias absolutely nailed a tricky drum track that I needed tightened up. He understood exactly what I was looking for and executed it with expert precision getting it pretty much 100% correct on the first go around. If you need editing work done, Elias is second-to-none!!
That's my second time working with Elias on comping/editing vocals. (rap genre).
Definitely looking forward to working on something else!
Did comping/editing of vocals. (rap genre)
Awesome results. Elias is very open to discussing to find the best results possible!
Great experience !!!Elias was at the heights of my expectations!
I really recomand worlking with him!
Elias has become my go-to drum editor. I don't even consider anyone else at this point. He always does a stellar job, and I'm always confident that my tracks are going to sound better when he's done with them.
Excellent work again from Elias. This is the second full album project we've worked on together and his drum editing work was top notch.
Elias is an extraordinarily talented editing engineer and my go-to editing guy at this point. Hire him - you won't be disappointed!!
Elias did a great job and improve my song，thanks！
Interview with Elias Chrysochos
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Generally analog (although my world is digital!)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That an equal amount of care is given to all, no matter if they are platinum sellers or recording out of their own bedroom - I will make you sound how you intended!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not sure if there's anything to misconceive about editing - most experienced musicians know the deal :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you require both comping and editing (and of course, when's your deadline?)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If the recording performances weren't 100% then don't let them haunt you. Invest a little in editing and you won't regret it (your mixing engineer will also highly appreciate it!)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A tent, a torch, a weapon, clothes, phone...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked as an intern in an awesome studio 7 years ago and was taught a lot from the producer/mixing engineer. Having always been a musician, editing was the fastest skill I picked up (once I got the hang of the the software) and then I just kept going with it!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: As an editing engineer, it's easy when a technically amazing artist comes to work because then I'm not left with much to do! I prefer the challenge of the unknown artists who are slightly rough around the edges but with good musical content that just requires a polish to compete with the bigger names out there.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly Rock and Pop although I've also done my fair share of Hip-Hop and RnB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Never compromising on quality and knowing the difference between an artistic imperfection vs a genuine mistake.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the performance up to industry standard without killing the character.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the song a couple of time, identify the sections (verse, chorus, bridge), understand what the performer intended to play, identify which takes were the strongest and then just go for it!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Thankfully just an efficient DAW like Pro-Tools, Melodyne, a good set of ears and a quiet room are the essentials required for editing - no need for a 96 channel desk in this department :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm pretty much in awe of the top end mixing and mastering engineers. The performance, recording and editing can be top notch but the final stage is where all the hard work can either be enhanced or undone.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum comping & time correction seems to be the most popular request although vocal tuning and guitar editing aren't far behind!