Nikos Mavridis

Violin, Strings Production

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If you want to add an impressive Solo or a whole String section to your track, you have surely found one of the best. My name is Nikos and I am here to elevate your music to the next level. I have arranged hundreds of tracks in all possible styles. Check out my audio compilation to get a taste of my work and feel free to contact me for anything.

After two decades of recording and arranging Strings, I am confident enough to put myself among the best.
From the quality of the playing, to the technical aspects of recording and sound engineering, every aspect of my workflow constantly evolves to provide the best possible result.

Whether as a Violinist, Viola or an Arranger/Composer, Artists from all over the world are excited to work with me and I do my best to deliver the best out of my experience as a musician, composer and producer.

I have worked with great musicians, was a member of a few bands touring around Europe and the USA, and played tons of Symphonic and Chamber music in some of the world's best venues.

My passion for many styles of music resulted in a rare combination of a top level Classical training, combined with an extremely versatile music life, both on stage and in studio.

My personal songwriting experience helps me understand the needs of each client and I often give valuable tips on production and mixing when it comes to strings.

The price list is only for reference, I can estimate it better when I know how much work is needed.

So if you want to collaborate with one of the best and give your music a special vibe and character, just contact me and let's get to work.

For more information visit my homepage: www.nikosmavridis.com

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Nikos Mavridis
  • Falkenbach
  • Carach Angren
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Rome
  • Carach Angren
  • Carach Angren
  • Carach Angren
Discogs verified credits for Nikos Mavridis
  • Raining Pleasure
  • Raining Pleasure
  • Raining Pleasure
  • Reencuentros
  • Raining Pleasure
  • Rome (4)
  • Rome (4)
  • Carach Angren
  • Rome (4)
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Carach Angren
  • Carach Angren
  • Falkenbach
  • Vassilikos
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Herumor
  • Carach Angren
  • Spielbann
  • Herumor
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Herumor
  • ASP
  • ASP
  • ASP
  • Herumor
  • Carach Angren
  • Falkenbach
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Herumor
  • The Rose Of Lilith
  • Αφανής Ήρωας
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • L'Âme Immortelle
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows

113 Reviews - 23 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by sherif K.
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    Nikos really understand the tone and quality of strings that I wanted for my song and was very effecient and professional providing me with all the tracks that I needed in a very short time with top quality. Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Ben V.
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    Great playing, quick turnaround, gave us more than we asked for so I think really good value. Would definitely recommend!

  3. Review by Kevin D.
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    Cudos to Nikos
    I enjoyed my first experience with Nikos. He delivered excellent and timely tracks for me; these live tracks will make all the difference. I look forward to working with him again.

  4. Review by Alex S.
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    Nikos has again delivered such a beautiful and considered arrangement for my track. He's so committed, responsive and enthusiastic that it makes working with him such a pleasure. A top-class musician and strings arranger, and I would recommend him to anyone.

  5. Review by Rudy K.
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    Always a great experience working with Nikos. I’ve hired him on countless projects now and he always delivers excellent recordings and comes up with great ideas that bring my songs to another level.

  6. Review by Pistol
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    It was a little work with Nikos! He went above and beyond in working on the track

  7. Review by Paul
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    Exceptional playing as always. Nikos is clear in his communication and is a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended again. Can't image working with anyone else on strings.

  8. Review by Jackson A.
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    Need strings? This is your guy. Nikos was so thorough and fast with getting everything done, plus he dealt with all of my perfectionist revisions without complaint. He's completely transformed my song and I can't wait to work with him again.

  9. Review by Nan Li
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    What an amazing musician! Nikos mastered his art and delivered something more than I can expected! I would love to work with him again in the next project!

  10. Review by Guenther W.
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    Fantastic Performance. Easy Communication. Extraordinary emphatic.Recommandation at the Highest Level!

  11. Review by Avintha F.
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    Amazing as always! He absolutely nailed the violin parts and delivered fast. Nikos will always be my go-to violinist.

  12. Review by Keith W.
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    Nikos is extremely talented and always goes above and beyond bringing his unique style to every project he works on!!! I will definitely be working with him again and I can't recommend him enough!!!

  13. Review by Paul
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    Gorgeous playing! Nikos is dedicated to the art, easy to communicate with and has a strong intuition when it comes to the playing style a composition needs.

  14. Review by John D.
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    Nicos went well over and above what I thought he would do . I am actually speechless of how brilliant, beautiful and power his tracks are with my song.
    I will definitely call on him for more material!

  15. Review by Anton K.
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    Will always be using Nikos, anytime I need strings on a song. He's become my sound better go-to. Always over-delivers every time.

  16. Review by Jaguar S.
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    THE VERY BEST YOU WILL GET!

  17. Review by Keith W.
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    Nikos is a legend and I can't recommend him enough!!!

  18. Review by Paul
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    As always Nikos delivers. We had great back and forth about mic placement and technique and he was willing to experiment. In the end, he sent over all the 'standard' recordings and then delivered another large set of the more experimental ones. Amazing- It gave me literal dozens of options to choose from. Brilliant.

  19. Review by Jaguar S.
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    He is just SUPERB! He really cares!

  20. Review by Jaguar S.
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    THE BEST!!!! TRUST ME, YOU'LL FIND NO ONE BETTER FOR YOUR MISSION!!!!

Interview with Nikos Mavridis

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

  2. A: That I will treat their music with the outmost love, care and respect.

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

  4. A: My grandfather and my father are Violinists, so i do it since I was a child. I have completed my classical studies in Germany. Regular studio experience since 2007 with a great number of bands. Meantime doing concerts as a Classical Violinist, Viola, Session Musician, and trying my luck as a producer, music composer and sound engineer.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I have no particular style. One of my strongest skills is imitation. People mostly love my sound. So this must be my style.

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

  8. A: I would love to work with Lana Del Rey. Her melodic style of music offers so many ideas about harmony and I love harmony.

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

  10. 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. Long term clients seem to trust me with my experimental sides, relying on my experience as a Musician. I really like it when it happens. Strings seem to elevate a song to a totally new level.

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

  12. A: Customer sends the track with an audio or midi file and describes his wishes verbally. I try to get the best picture I can about the sound and the style. If possible there is a reference track. I make the recordings and if needed we make a few changes. Usually no changes are needed if the communication is good enough from the start. This is for me the most essential part of the workflow.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: A nicely balanced acoustic treatment. Medium sized Room. Audient iD14 Soundcard with Burr Brown converters. Aston Origin/Line Audio CM4 Microphones. Logic Pro X. Yamaha HS7 Monitors. Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones.

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

  16. A: A wants to add some strings to his song. I arrange and record the strings specially for his song and genre.

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

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

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

  20. A: Working on releasing my own music. A very difficult step for many of us who write and produce their own music. But i am getting closer.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. A: A 3/4 Classic Guitar and 4 sets of strings. Boom!

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

  26. 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 Studio in Germany. We call it a homeopathic dose of Hammond. (The Hammond must be real. No plugins). I am the lucky owner of a T-500.

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

  28. 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. This is a very fortunate fact.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. 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 and imitate lots of different styles of playing.

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

  32. A: Lately i am very inspired by modern producers such as Illangelo. But my influences are noumerous. Radiohead, Beatles, Russian Rock bands, Modern Trap, Old school Hip Hop, you name it. Good music is always good.

  33. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

  36. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  42. A: There are no common questions yet.

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

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

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Demo Compilation

I was the Violinist-Viola-Strings Arranger in this production

Terms Of Service

A few revisions are included in the price if needed. More revisions can be made with additional costs. Typical time 3 to 5 days. Depends on the complexity of the work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Rome
  • Carach Angren
  • Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows
Gear Highlights
  • A great sounding Violin
  • A nice warm Viola
  • Recording in Logic ProX with an Audient iD14
  • Aston Origin Mic
  • Line Audio Mic
  • . Yamaha HS7
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