Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Touring with Dodheimsgard in Europe in 2016. Working with Rotting Christ for some shows in Athens.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on 3 albums for some Greek Local bands, one is black metal, one thrashcore and one atmospheric black metal.
Analog or digital and why?
Mainly analog for the colour and warmth, digital for ease and because its the industry standard.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To get what they're looking but more enhanced !
What do you like most about your job?
I love to manipulate sound to fit the needs of my clients and i love to know that they are satisfied in the end and enjoy the same feeling with me about their work.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make it sound like Pink Floyd ? :P
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
When people ask for mixing a track but in the process the project needs tons of editing, drum programming, guitar re-amping etc etc
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A lot of times clients have an idea of what they want but they mostly want to copy other artists sound and style, i am always trying to keep a fundamental but to help the artist evolve and expose their unique touch in sound and music and create something personal and unique.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Be creative, share your ideas and dreams and we can make it happen.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Tough one...my B&W DM604 S3's for sure!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I can remember myself recording my voice back when i was 8-10 on my old mothers cassete player. I started playing the violin when i was about 13, electric guitar at 14 and i studied and graduated in sound engineering in 2006. I've been working with bands since 2003 and professionally in a studio since 2007.
How would you describe your style?
I dont like all the standard new kind of "plastic" production most people do these days. I am trying to keep music breathing and sounding real but still with a modern touch in it.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I do not have any particular artists in mind, i am up for everything, i treat each individual project with the same respect and love.
Can you share one music production tip?
High pass filters man!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Metal on all of its subgenres
What's your strongest skill?
Mixing, i especially love mixing drums.
What do you bring to a song?
I love to create feelings with the sound i am trying to create.
What's your typical work process?
Receive tracks / stems, spend a lot of time mixing and editing drums, bringing the bass and guitars in to create a nice strong and thick sound and then add the rest. Always staying in touch with the band on what they expect and providing ideas on how to improve things or add things that are missing.
Tell us about your studio setup.
DAW, software and computer:
MacBook Pro 17”
Mac Pro 3,1 i7 2,7
Logic 9, Logic X
Softube,Waves, UAD plugins
Addictive drums 1, 2
Superior Drummer 2
Le pou Plugins
Focusrite Liquid Mix 32
Preamps and converters:
Antelope clocks and converters
UA Apollo 16
Focusrite ISA One
Antelope Zodiac Gold
B&W DM604 S3
dB Audio d200 Amp custom handmade
Pearl Export ELX amber fade
ELX 14” Snare
Pearl Piccolo Snare 14”
Black panther 12” snare
Axis A shortboard pedals
Pearl Icon Rack and stands
13” HHX Evolution Hi hats
22” HH Leopard Ride
12” AAX Splash
14” AAX Studio Crash
16” AAX Explosion Crash
16” HHX Studio Crash
14” HHX Evolution China
13” AAX Mini Chinese
10” HH China Kang
22” AAX Dry Ride
6” AA Splash
7” HHX Evolution Splash
14” Quick beat hi hats
20” Oriental Chinese
18” Crash of doom
10” A Splash
Meinl 14” Thomas Lang China
Roland PD8, CY8, CY5
Alesis DM5 module
Ddrum 4 SE Module
Guitars and amps:
B.C. Rich JRV 7 String
Epiphone Wildkat Rectified
Ibanez ICT700 w DiMarzio Dactivators
B.C. Rich Warlock NJ w EMG81,85
Samick Flying V FV450 w EMG81,85
Cort B5 Artisan bass
EHX Metal Muff w Top Boost
EHX East River Drive
ENGL E645 Powerball I
Crate GFX 120 Head
ENGL 4x12 cab, Celestion vintage 30s
More amps on request
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Terry Date, Morissound Studios, Jacob Hellner, Peter Collins, Bruce Swedien, Alan Parsons,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I mainly mix / edit and master songs in the rock/metal genre and all its subgenres. I also do some drum programming and recording bass or guitars occasionally.