Gregory Giarelis


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Gregory Giarelis on SoundBetter

Producing, mixing, mastering oriented to hard rock and heavy sound

Offering mixing and mastering services as well as record producing. For the past years I've been working as a mixing and mastering engineer and I specialise in heavy rock and heavy metal music. Guitar is my main instrument and over the years I've acquired experience in the above genres playing and producing wise. Offering services spanning from songwriting and arrangement to recording, mixing and mastering your projects are welcome in my studio.

I'll be happy to work with you.


Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nikos Tzouannis
    by Nikos Tzouannis

    He is more than a consummate professional. Grigoris is a music worker and what he does, he does it well! He is the mind and soul of Battle Symphony. With his methodical approach and plan, he has managed to raise the band to at least one level and to leave his musical signature on every song. Perfect collaboration, amazing character, just the man you MUST work with.

  2. Review by Dimitris Gasparatos
    by Dimitris Gasparatos

    I met Gregory during the recordings of the Silver R.I.S.C's album "Knot over" (2023 No Remorse Records). We worked together perfectly & the quality of his work is of a very high level.
    He is an amazing & smart producer, excellent character and of course a musician of a very high standard. He entered the philosophy of our music immediately and highlighted it. The mixing and the mastering was perfect!

    The album's sound quality was enthusiastically received by all the international reviews that followed the release.
    We 'll be happy to cooperate again!
    Dimitris Gasparatos - Musician


    If you want your music to sound big and crystal clear, Gregory is your guy!
    Highly recommended!!

    Tony V - Silver R.I.S.C

Interview with Gregory Giarelis

  1. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  2. A: I think excitement!

  3. Q: What's your typical work process?

  4. A: If I work as a producer I collect the tracks in the best possible way, recording and editing wise. Depends if I'm working on a single or an album but then I go on to prepare and mix the track/tracks. Mastering. Delivery!

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: Well, as I mentioned I just delivered "Silver R.I.S.K"'s "Knot over" album which I produced, recorded, mixed and mastered. It got posted on YouTube (not only by the band). So among others it got this comment: "Whoever is mixing and producing these Greek bands albums is getting it spot on. Absolutely superb, massive respect from England 🤘🏴" This a YouTube comment from a guy in the UK. That made me really happy!

  7. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  8. A: Just delivered a record for a band called "Silver R.I.S.K". The album is called "Knot Over". I produced it along with the band, we re-recorded their old guitars and I mixed and mastered it. Getting great reviews worldwide! To my enjoyment the production is praised by many people. Check it out!

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Well, honestly I'm discovering the community still! I promise I will get back to that!

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Well both! Analog for the colour. Digital for the accuracy!

  13. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  14. A: a finalised, good product delivered on time.

  15. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  16. A: quietness of me, loudness of the material and the satisfaction of the customers.

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: Sometimes, during a project, usually advise on drum playing or programming changes/suggestions if programmed. I always consider their opinion and offer suggestions. Also orchestrating stuff. Usually "can we add a string ensemble", "would it help if we add this loop". Again, taking their opinion/proposal into consideration and offering suggestions.

  19. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  20. A: honestly, a good song, makes an engineer's life much easier. There are many things you can fix in a mix though!

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: As far as producing/mixing goes, I started back in 2010 when I got my first cubase. Just to do my own stuff. I was constantly (...still am) recording guitars, bass, got into drum programming and making instrumental songs at first. Then I started to make fuller productions adding my recordings of vocals and sometimes other needed elements ( it maybe loops sometimes) and completing songs. Then I started taking a few mixing jobs for local bands and friends. Jump to now....It's been almost 15 years, almost non-stop, working almost every day! These days, I'm working as a producer/mixer/mastering engineer for a symphonic metal band called Battle Symphony. Also laying guitar tracks for them.

  23. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  24. A: 1. What is the level of their project completion recording wise. 2. a)Do they need guitars reamped b)are there guitar DI's 3. How many tracks does their record consist of (if a record and not single). 4. Is there a delivery deadline 5. a reference track and/or a rough mix.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: well...give a listen to a posted work sample. See, if what this person does suits you. Then contact him and describe your needs further.

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: two speakers, a computer, and another set of speakers :-p

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Analytical and with a sense of focus. Also exciting, when needed!

  31. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  32. A: Saxon. dig their stuff!

  33. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  34. A: well. clean tracks without noises can make a lot of difference in the outcome of your work!

  35. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  36. A: I usually and mainly work on heavy stuff. Power metal, thrash metal, death metal etc

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: organising large projects, and delivering them within the given deadlines. So, I'd say organisational skills.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: It's a very simple setup based mainly on a very good set of speakers by KS Digital (D-80). Other than that some outboard gear, a healthy set of plugins and my trusty MacBook.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I grew up listening to all sorts of bands and guitarists such as Black Sabbath (absolutely love the Tony Martin era), Iron Maiden, Saxon, King Diamond, Gary Moore, Europe, Santana, etc. More recently I find quite a few symphonic metal bands very interesting, such as Nightwish, Kamelot, Visions of Atlantis. Also heavier bands such as Arch Enemy and even more technical death metal stuff such as OBSCURA. I also dug in to the blues genre for quite a while (still loving it...and probably always will).

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I mainly handle the mixing of projects as well as the mastering stage. If needed I record extra instruments.

Silver R.I.S.K - Cry no more

I was the producer, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

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