What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I am in the audio industry about 13 years now. I enjoyed all those years because you work with people who share the same passion with you and thats wonderful. It was a bumpy road but in the end of the day you make your living by making music and thats wonderful.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
"Krasomillia" with Dimitris Ifantis is a very special project for me. I just opened my studio (on day 2 we started tracking) and it was my first production for a major artist. Dimitris trusted me from day one and thats special.
What are you working on at the moment?
Right now am working in 2 Albums that i produce both in the Rock Genre and one Heavy dance Pop Single that will be available it the mid April.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. The cons from analog are the Pros on digital and vice versa.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To make them happy.
What do you like most about your job?
Everything. And i am totally honest with that.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That everything can be fixed in the mix. The don't. And if they do song become soulless.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
To be honest. Thats the best starting point to every relation.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Ipod (Solar power included ) my Genelecs, a pair of 1176 Rev D compressors and the slate everything bundle plug ins
How would you describe your style?
My style... i will put it this way. i don't like 4:3. IMAX suits me better. I want a song to be open, and wide and powerful . No "loud" powerful. Thats the easy part. I am talking about a song that you want to dance or make your head bang from the moment it hit the speakers.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I really like the artists with strong personality and also open minded.
People with vision and passion about music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Sure! If you record at home Record with a Dynamic rather a cheep Condenser. Can really help you with rooms with poor acoustics, sibilant Singers and noises around the room.
Sometimes singers feel more secure when the hold the mic and i performance is everything. You can't fix that.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of the time Rock and Pop albums.In the past i have done from movie soundtracks to EDM albums.But most of the time Rock an Pop Songs.
What's your strongest skill?
I really trust my ears.All those years i know where something is not right or when to stop the moment i hear it. Its an instinct i have. I try not to be obsessed with what's on my screen but how i feel the song.
My clients say that i do something special on drums.
What do you bring to a song?
In one word excitement. Not only as technician but also as a music lover i want to make a song powerful and memorable. I want to make a song special. To have that " Something". And this is the reason that a spent time to be familiar with the song.
What's your typical work process?
First i have to be sure that there is nothing to distract me from the mixing. So i listen carefully all the audio clips i edited them, tuned and tempo fixed them if necessary and only if its something we already talked with the client.
Then i listen the track several times to find the key elements that makes the track different and when i feel confident i start mixing. You have to know the route to make it to the final destination....
Tell us about your studio setup.
Noisyland Recordings (my studio) has 2 different live rooms with very different acoustics. All the cables are pached to our control room and the main core is my analogue Allen & Heath GSR 24M. From there signal pass through my convertors and i can route from there my audio signals. Same in the mix when i done thing out of the box. I really enjoy hitting those analogue 1176 hard!
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Well all depends on the material we are working. I tend to talk with my clients about the characteristics of the song and about what i like the most of the song. And then we build from that base. I am not try only to make the song sound good. Now days most of the song sounds good. I want your song to be memorable and recognisable.