Nikos Mavridis

Violinist, Viola, Arranger

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22 Reviews (19 Verified)
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I offer professional high quality recordings of Violin, Viola and String ensembles, relatively fast and for a good price. Vast experience in Studios with Artists including Sopor Aeternus, Carach Angren, ASP, L’Âme Immortelle, Falkenbach and many more. If needed I can provide Strings arrangements and Production tips of professional quality.

As a member of a Family of musicians I have been playing the violin since age four. My life long experience includes various competitions, masterclasses, concerts etc. I have completed my studies in the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe in Germany as a Classical Violinist. Besides that I have been recording for several artists and arranging in professional studios in Germany and Greece for more than a decade. As a live performer I had the opportunity to be part of many Bands from different genres. From Folk, Rock, Gypsy Jazz, to Symphonic Black Metal. I am always active as a Classical Violinist, with lots of experience in Chamber and Symphonic repertoire. Currently playing concerts and participating in various live projects as a session musician in Greece and abroad.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Nikos Mavridis
  • Carach Angren
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Carach Angren

22 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Doug M.
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    My second time working with Nikos. Beautiful playing as always, and he brought some great ideas to the arrangement that added depth to the song.

  2. Review by Daniel W.
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    Once again, Nikos has done an outstanding job on a very difficult piece. Highly, highly recommended!

  3. Review by Simon
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    Fantastic result and quick turnaround. Nikos is a very personable and highly skilled musician. Would definitely recommend and would not hesitate to work with him in the future.

  4. Review by Sercan
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    Nikos, is very good and very fast, it was a pleasure to work with him!
    I recommend him to everyone!

  5. Review by Daniel W.
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    Excellent service and musicianship!

  6. Review by Rudy K.
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    Another great experience working with Nikos. A very talented violinist that works quickly and efficiently. Thanks!

  7. Review by Tsuko G.
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    I don't know where to start...

    I entrusted Nikos with the strings arrangement of my pop/motown track, and with his blessed ears, perfect play and stunning sound quality, he managed to breathe LIFE into my music like no one else can.

    If you want anything pro strings/violin related, this is your guy. Search no more. You will NEVER regret.

  8. Review by Paul
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    Nikos was prompt, polite and most importantly- delivered amazing tone and heart with his performance. He exceeded my expectations and I'll be using him again. Top notch talent.

  9. Review by Rudy K.
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    If you need remote string recordings done, Nikos is your best option. Always does quality work and takes the time to get things sounding exactly how you want.

  10. Review by Doug M.
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    Nikos did a fantastic job with a lead violin part and string arrangement on my track. Great tone, very conscientious, reasonable rates.

  11. Review by Rudy K.
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    Once again, Nikos provided me with an exceptional string recording. He goes above and beyond to make sure every track is sounding great before delivery.

  12. Review by Clemens W.
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    He's the best out there. Period.

  13. Review by Dejan K.
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    Nikos is a very talented musician with really great and friendly communication. Working with him was a real pleasure. Excellent violin sound, recording quality and fair price. I'm really satisfied.

  14. Review by Rudy K.
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    Nikos went above and beyond to deliver an awesome recording. Great player, fair price, and easy to work with.

  15. Review by Smaragda A.
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    Incredible musician, 100% professional - got the job fast and neatly executed! bonus : Nikos creative input was very important!

  16. Review by Cal
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    Back again to tell you again about my friend!
    Wonderful to work with. He gives me the strings my records need for LaSound! Take notice. We were here!

  17. Review by Cal
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    He has the gift!
    Give him the path and he will blaze.
    I will be using him in the future.

  18. Review by Cal
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    Easy communication. Got the work done fast. Will be working with him again soon.

  19. Review by Tommaso M.
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    I hired Nikos for some violin and Viola parts and he sent me very clear and professional sounding tracks. Definetely recommended!

  20. Review by Patrick Damiani
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    Nikos Mavridis is the man you need for your recording session (or live gig)
    We had dozens of studio sessions in all different music genres, from pop to rock to metal, from classical to gipsy. Either playing from sheet or improvising, Nikos will deliver with great pitch and tone. Occasionally I had him playing the Hammond for me, too :)
    I guess, having him flying from greece over to germany around 20 times for studio sessions in the last 10 years shows he is worth it ;)
    highly recommended

  21. Review by Dionysis Bastas
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    Great perception!
    Great musician!!!
    Professional experience on Recording studio

  22. Review by Clemens W.
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    Most talented violinist I know. Have been working together for years, always beyond perfect!

Interview with Nikos Mavridis

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

  2. A: That they will be satisfied with my musical experience and my classical professionalism.

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

  4. A: I am a violin teacher, participating in Classical concerts as an Orchestra member, Violin or Viola, doing solo Projects, traveling as a session Violinist, composing my own music, recording strings for various projects, currently a member of "Field Commander C", a Leonard Cohen Tribute Band from Germany.

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

  6. A: I am especially proud to have participated twice in the International Violin Masterclass of Leonidas Kavakos. He is one of the best worldwide and this was a dream come true and a huge honor.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: We are lucky to have a choice. I choose both.

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

  10. A: A a musician I have travelled a lot, met lots of people, played lots of different music and look forward to do exactly the same in the future.

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

  12. A: I have not noticed a misconception till now. It is what it is.

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

  14. A: Depends on what the client needs. There are questions about sound, style, arrangement etc.

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

  16. A: My father is a Violinist, so i do it since I was a child. Studies in Classical music. Regular studio experience since 2007 with a great number of Bands and genres. Meantime doing concerts as a Classical Violinist, Viola, session Musician, and trying my luck as music composer.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: My best style is of course a Classical kind of sound. But I can adapt it to other music styles if needed.

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

  20. A: If you want to add some analog warmth to your harmonies, play some sublime Hammond organ to it. No one will notice, but it will make a huge difference. Done it many times with a friend that owns a Professional Studio. We call it a homeopathic dose of Hammond. (The Hammond must be real. No plugins). I am the lucky owner of a T-500.

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

  22. A: Whatever kind of music requires a violin or a string ensemble. Literally anything. From Pop to Folk, Metal or Electronic music. Strings nowadays can serve many purposes.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: I have perfect pitch, a relatively fast prima vista, lots of experience in studio and on stage and a very solid violin technique. Besides that I have a very broad personal musical taste for many music genres, for that reason I can adapt very good to the demands of a particular type of music.

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

  26. A: Whatever a customer needs. It could be a String Arrangement, it could be a Solo, or something totally sublime. I am very flexible about this.

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

  28. A: Customer sends an Audio or midi File, or describes his wishes verbally. I try to get the best picture I can about the sound and the style. I make the recordings and if needed we make a few changes. Usually not much changes need to be done, as long as the communication is good enough from the start.

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

  30. A: Rick Rubin, Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Johny Greenwood,

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

  32. A: Petros Voudouris. A sound engineer, a friend, and the person that helped to make this profile.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Audient iD14 Soundcard with Burr Brown converters. Aston Origin Microphone. Logic Pro X.

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

  36. A: A 3/4 Classic Guitar and 4 sets of strings.

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

  38. A: Recording Violins. Arranging Strings. Enhance synthetic string sections. Improvisation.

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

  40. A: I am obsessed with Radiohead. Because it is a superb Band.

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

  42. A: There are no common questions yet.

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

  44. A: Be as exact as you can about what you want. Feel free to talk a lot about it. Send reference tracks. Online collaboration can be tricky, so the more I know the better I can understand what the customer wants.

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I was the Composer, Violinist in this production

Terms Of Service

A few revisions may be included in the price when agreed so from the start. More revisions can be made when needed with additional costs. Typical time three to ten days. Depends on the work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Rome
  • Carach Angren
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
Gear Highlights
  • A very good sounding Violin. A nice Viola. Recording in Logic ProX with an Audient iD14. Aston Origin Micro.
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