Excellent quality producing for indie artists
I am Angelos Tassopoulos, songwriter, producer, arranger based in Berlin Germany. I have been actively producing, recording and writing songs, either for personal recording projects or other artists in the alternative/independent music scene.
My joy is creating music, and my focus is crafting interesting sonic palettes, giving unique form in abstract ideas through sound and collaborating with music artists. I can carefully produce, arrange, record or mix your music, while also put in my songwriting skills. My home studio consists of analog gear and instruments (analog synthesizer, hardware drum machine, acoustic and electric guitars, electric bass, pedals and FX) but also top quality software programs, imitating the hardware/analog feeling, giving flexibility, different options to choose from, and excellent sonic aesthesis overall.
Don't hesitate to send me a message, since I am open to discuss your ideas with you, and work on your project in the best and most suitable way. My priority is to come up with a music outcome that expresses the artist's ideas in full and professional form. Looking forward to hear from you!
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2 ReviewsEndorse Angelos Tassopoulos
Angelos was the main producer of my second EP, which is an indie/synth pop album. He produces,performs, arranges and composes. From all the people I worked with he is definitely the most charismatic one. His natural talent of transforming an idea into music in such an accurate way, it's what makes him so unique as a producer. His communication skills and working flow make the whole process feel almost like working with a friend. Trusting your songs to someone is a big deal and I couldn't be happier I did it with that guy. I can't imagine myself working with another producer for the next years.
I worked with Angelos for the publishing of my first solo EP, and boy he delivered!!
Angelos is a music force that any singer-songwriter would like to work with. He produced, arranged and performed the instrumental parts in all 4 tracks of my first solo work, an indie-folk EP called "Ohnezeit".
His insticts and work ethic was the reason that this EP turned from a simple idea to reality. He is a true professional that will put the highest amount of his production skills and creative input on your songs in order for them to become how you imagined them!
100% recommend this man!!
Interview with Angelos Tassopoulos
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: For me both. Analog for the saturation aka harmonics. Digital for the flexibility in workflow and because you don't want the analog feeling all of the time.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That brief time when I come up with a new music idea and it's all fresh and inspiring. That first session that takes place.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Daft Punk because they quit :(
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't confuse impressive and ear-pleasing sound/timbre with the sound you need for that specific part. Everything eventually is placed in context. Every sound, from a light hi-hat placed in the back of the spectrum to the voice of the singer in a phonocentric song should work together nicely. I try to always have that in mind when I produce.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electro, Synth pop, Indie-pop, Alternative, Contemporary.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Exceptional musical ideas, professional production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I come up with a musical idea either through playing software or physical instruments or being given to me by another artist. I start to think about the concept, what's the meaning, where do I want it to go, how does it feel etc. Other times I find the abstract experimentation in a given musical idea very useful too to get to a point that I can clearly hear where the song is going. By the time I have the idea ready to given full sonic form I start to produce, record, arrange. After that stage I focus on final designing and finishing the song. I strongly believe that is important to grasp the idea of a song and build around that. I try to avoid being strict and setting rules of what needs to be done, in which way etc. Embrace the flow, use that button, see what happens! Come back the next day see what you've done. Trial and error it's the only way. What matters the most for me in the working process is to let the song get me (and of course the listener) to the place where it can shine and be the most exciting. Eventually the only think that matters is what comes out of the speaker. My working process is build around that.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio setup is based in my UAD Apollo x4 audio interface, Logic Pro X and exceptional instruments such as the Prophet REV-2 analog synthesizer, Gibson SG, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Squier J-Bass, and guitar pedals such as Boss BD-2, CE-2W, DM 2W, MXR DynaComp, Proco RAT, Electro-Harmonix MicroSynth, Big Muff. I also have a hardware BOSS Flanger RBF-10 that i use a lot in sound designing and a VOX AC310C guitar amplifier. I use a lot of excellent software plugins that give an analog/warm feeling to the sound, combining workflow flexibility and professional sonic outcome.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kevin Parker, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, MGMT, Jon Hopkins, YMO, Tyler the Creator, Rick Rubin, Andrew Scheps, James Blake, Arcade Fire, Parcels, Dave Smith, The Cure, The 1975
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing and arranging