I am a sound technician from Athens, Greece now residing in Sofia, Bulgaria. Recording/mixing/mastering, live sound, post production and as a session musician for drums/bass/guitar/vox fx.
Sound reinforcing the sonic waves since 2001.
Recording, mixing, mastering,live sound, post production and sound design, plus composing and session musician work!
Have worked with numerous artists from all over the world, toured Europe extensively with various artists. Specialized in extreme metal genres as well as everything experimental.
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Interview with Abyssal Productions
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Equipment: DAW, software and computer: MacBook Pro 17” Mac Pro 3,1 i7 2,7 Logic 9, Logic X Mackie MCU Softube,Waves, UAD plugins Addictive drums 1, 2 Superior Drummer 2 Le pou Plugins Torpedo WOS Kuassa Kazroq Native instruments IK multimedia Focusrite Liquid Mix 32 Preamps and converters: Antelope clocks and converters Presonus UA Apollo 16 Focusrite ISA One Antelope Zodiac Gold Mics: Rode Senheisser Shure Studio Projects AEA Monitoring: B&W DM604 S3 Event TR8 dB Audio d200 Amp custom handmade Drums: Pearl Export ELX amber fade 22’x8”,10”,12”,13”,16” floor ELX 14” Snare Pearl Piccolo Snare 14” Black panther 12” snare Axis A shortboard pedals Pearl Icon Rack and stands Sabian Cymbals: 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 Zildjian Cymbals” 14” Quick beat hi hats 20” Oriental Chinese 18” Crash of doom 10” A Splash Meinl 14” Thomas Lang China Drum Electronics: Roland PD8, CY8, CY5 Alesis DM5 module Ddrum 4 SE Module Ddrum triggers 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 Takamine acoustic Cort B5 Artisan bass EHX Metal Muff w Top Boost EHX East River Drive T-REX Moller RockTuner PT2 ENGL E645 Powerball I Fryette 2/90/2 Crate GFX 120 Head ENGL 4x12 cab, Celestion vintage 30s VHT Cab 2x12 EminenceP50E More amps on request
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Touring with Dodheimsgard in Europe in 2016. Working with Rotting Christ for some shows in Athens.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on 3 albums for some Greek Local bands, one is black metal, one thrashcore and one atmospheric black metal.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Mainly analog for the colour and warmth, digital for ease and because its everywhere.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To get more than they're looking for!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: 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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make it sound like Pink Floyd or Dream Theatre ? :P
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When people ask for mixing a track but in the process the project needs tons of editing, drum programming, guitar re-amping etc etc
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be creative, share your ideas and dreams and we can make it happen. Trust who you're hiring and give him some room to develop your sound!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tough one...my B&W DM604 S3's for sure!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: 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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: 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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: High pass filters!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Metal on all of its subgenres
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, i especially love mixing drums.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love to create feelings with the sound i am trying to create. In general i like clean full sounding productions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Terry Date, Morissound Studios, Jacob Hellner, Peter Collins, Bruce Swedien, Alan Parsons, Fascination Street Studios
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 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.