Anthony Galatis

Award-Winning Mix Engineer

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Hit Songwriter, producer, mix engineer and vocal recording specialist. Winner of Modern Mixing 'Oxygen' Mix Contest. Available for co-writing, production and mixing work. Happy to program your tracks from scratch, even if you don't play an instrument.

Anthony Galatis is a London-based songwriter and music producer with several No.1 and Top 10 hits to his name. Born in South Africa, Anthony studied classical music at school and jazz piano at university before spending 2 years as the keyboard player for Just Jinger, South Africa's biggest selling rock band. He now runs Uptown Studios in London's prestigious Matrix Complex, home to Modest! Management (One Direction), Crown Talent, (Jessie J) and Closer Management (James Morrison). He works across most genres and has written hits for a diverse range of artists from Kim Wilde to DJs like Gareth Emery and a host of pop stars and tv talent show winners around the world.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Anthony Galatis
  • Kim Wilde
  • Sarah & Pietro
  • Mandy Capristo
  • Baptiste Giabiconi
  • Armin van Buuren
  • Kim Wilde
  • Gareth Emery
  • Jennifer Rush
  • Nadine
  • Katerine Avgoustakis
  • Katerine Avgoustakis
  • Georgia Napolitano
  • Nadine
  • Meeco
  • Yang Mi
  • RAM
  • Schmidt
  • Schmidt
  • Dennis Sheperd
  • Steny
  • Steny
  • Crystal Tung
  • Gareth Emery
  • Markus Schulz
  • Baptiste Giabiconi
  • Cornelia Mooswalder

129 Reviews - 28 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marcelles L.
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    Anthony is a very talented producer and engineer. This is my second time working with him and I'm blown away by the attention to detail and speed! 10/10

  2. Review by William P.
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    Recently, I posted a song I had written for my wife, for our wedding day 18 years ago. I wanted to have it created into a professional recording since then, so I needed someone to create it from scratch. Anthony’s message came across and he made fast and high-quality work of the track. Communication, his workmanship, and troubleshooting were top notch and five stars is absolutely deserved. I loved working with Anthony and highly recommend him to anyone!

  3. Review by Marcelles L.
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    Anthony is incredible and his work is top-notch! He worked closely with me to create a beautiful soundscape for my track and it sounds amazing.

    I highly recommend working with Anthony! 10/10

  4. Review by tzchien
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    Anthony is professional as always! He delivered me great mixes with basically nothing to pick on (other than personal preferences), and the on-demand revision was quick and just right. Highly recommended as usual!

  5. Review by beshoyh
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    Awesome mix, thanks a lot!

  6. Review by Gianna M.
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    Anthony is amazing ! He transformed my song into a hit.

  7. Review by Brandon B.
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    Anthony is Awesomee! Great workx. Working on a few projects which will get mixed and completed with Anthony also, in the near future.

    Process was simple and straight forward, also I got what I wanted for the needs of the finishing version of the song.

  8. Review by beshoyh
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    First time working with vocals and Ant saved my track from reverb overload! legendary mix!!

  9. Review by Sy A.
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    Ant went the extra mile (1.6 kilometers :) in helping us with mixing a tricky vocal section. He delivered on time, despite multiple iterations and a busy schedule. The outcome was (as expected from prior work), fantastic. Thank you, Ant!

  10. Review by Zefan G.
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    It's my second time working with Anthony, he's super professional and easy to communicate with! Always a pleasure!

  11. Review by Sy A.
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    Ant is now one of our "team members" - we have mixed and mastered several pieces together from two different musical acts. He is detailed but fast, and really listens. He teaches us how best to communicate our "task lists" to him on iterations of our work so he can respond in the most meaningful and efficient way. The result is always transformational. Thank you, Ant!

  12. Review by Zefan G.
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    Anthony is a really professional mixing engineer, easy to communicate, fast respond, and really patient to work with me to get what I wanted. And I'm really happy with the result, definitely gonna work with him again in the future!

  13. Review by Sy A.
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    Ant Galatis recently provided his expertise to mix and master another upcoming release. As in the past, he was extremely efficient. With the most recent work, we had to make some changes to the intro of the song and sent more tracks to integrate with the original set of tracks we had sent. He easily worked in the additional tracks seamlessly to improve the overall outcome.

    Thanks, Ant! It is great having you as a team member on our releases! :)

  14. Review by Sy A.
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    Ant provided us with a highly professional mix that he turned around in days. He responded immediately to feedback for another iteration of the mix with and addressed minor suggestions we had (first pass was almost perfect). His broad and deep musical talent/experience mixed with his engineering mind makes him a rare find - and, he is highly personable and just a great guy. We have already set up a cue of more material for Ant than originally planned based on his transformational contribution.

  15. Review by tzchien
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    My song is mixed and mastered amazingly, as always. Anthony is easy to communicate and always provides a satisfying version. Highly recommended!

  16. Review by beshoyh
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    Perfect mix!

  17. Review by Dwen G.
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    Great work thanks

  18. Review by Rita H.
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    It was really great to work with Anthony on a vocal mix for one of our tracks! He worked on it super quickly, was really communicative, and did an amazing job! Thanks again Anthony :)

  19. Review by Dwen G.
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    10/10 quality, will be working with again in the future, very excited! Todays session exceeded expectations!!

  20. Review by Alexander R.
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    Anthony went above and beyond the call to get the work done. And, he did it perfectly. He is that good.

Interview with Anthony Galatis

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

  2. A: I recently finished a project for a Swedish artist who is releasing a single in Finland but lives in Dubai and whose manager lives in Paris. The artist wanted me to produce and mix a song she had already shot a music video for but had fallen out of love with the original production which was done elsewhere. So she sent over the vocal files, I produced a new version, sent it back and hoped that she and her manager would like it, which they did. The manager used to be a sound engineer so he was able to articulate the small production and mix changes they wanted really well. When things work out in situations like that, it’s awesome and I’m still blown away by how much can be achieved online across the world.

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

  4. A: I'm working with some great new artists signed to big UK management companies who will hopefully emerge as shining lights in the near future.

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

  6. A: I just got here, but I will certainly take a look around:)

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital - I'm completely 'in the box' when it comes to mixing. Plugins today sound amazing and I've had one of the most famous mix engineers in the world tell me that a preset piano sound from a virtual instrument I used was one of the best "live piano sounds" he's ever heard, so there you go.

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

  10. A: That I'll work my butt off to make you sound great!

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

  12. A: That it's so varied and that I can work with so many talented artists and writers from around the world.

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

  14. A: Whether I can manage them. And the answer is no:)

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

  16. A: That it's easy to write & produce a hit pop song!

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

  18. A: I try to understand their project and what they're aiming for as much as possible and ask for any reference tracks they may have in terms of sound/style etc. that I can use as a reference.

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

  20. A: Do it! I'll work extremely hard to make sure I deliver the best possible result.

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

  22. A: My Mac Pro 'trash can.' Avid Omni interface with Pro Tools Audio Technika 4050 Mic Amphion Monitors Broadband!

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

  24. A: I was a musician first and foremost. I studied classical music at school and jazz piano at university before joining a famous rock band in South Africa, (which is where I'm from), and moving to London with them. After the band, I started writing my own material which inspired me to start producing my own songs which led to producing for other artists. I've been working as a producer for the past 12 years now.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I'd describe it as commercial.

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

  28. A: I'm a big fan of Jessie Ware and would love to get her into the studio sometime soon.

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

  30. A: Make sure all your tracks except the bass and kick drum have a low-pass filter at around 150hz. (Lead vocals can have a low-pass filter at 80hz).

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

  32. A: Anything with a commercial appeal, although I do some pretty niche stuff too, occasionally.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Co-writing and mixing. §

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

  36. A: As a songwriter with several No.1 and Top 10 hits myself, hopefully I bring a bit of finesse to the melody and structure if the song needs it. As a producer, I try to translate what the artist or writer has in their head in terms of instrumentation, even if they can't articulate their thoughts 100%. And as a mix engineer, I always make sure that the vocal sounds pristine as the most important element in the mix and that the song has a world-class, professional shine.

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

  38. A: If I'm producing a song fro scratch, I'll usually work with the artist and map out the structure of the song in Pro Tools first, (i.e. put in memory locations for the verses, choruses, etc). Next I'll lay down the chords on piano and get a simple groove up-and-running before recording a rough guide vocal. Once I have the vocal, I'll start building the track around it to make sure that all my musical parts work and that nothing clashes with the vocal melody.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run Uptown Studios in London, which is a boutique recording studio in the UK's prestigious Matrix Complex. I use Pro Tools HD software with an Avid Omni interface, Genelec 8040 monitors, an Audio Technica 4050 Mic, TL Audio Ivory processor and hundreds of plugins and virtual instruments including the Waves Mercury bundle, SSL 4000 collection, Komplete 10 Ultimate, AIR Creative collection and many more. My studio has a pro vocal booth which is ideal for recording vocals and acoustic guitars and I've also been involved in thousands of multimedia projects involving bespoke audio production and/or voice over work.

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

  42. A: I'm inspired by great songs that manage to connect with a huge audience. 9 times out of 10 it's a combination of the simplicity of the production and the balance of the mix which gets me, (with a great song, of course). I think producing is often about finding the right palette of sounds that just sound 'right' as opposed to trying to do too much and potentially losing the essence of the song in the process.

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

  44. A: I work with a wide range of artists and songwriters across most genres from singer-songwriters to boy/girl bands and DJs to broadway/west-end stars. Most of these artists tend to rely on me to produce their tracks from scratch and program all the parts for them. After winning the Modern Mixing 'Oxygen' mix contest, I've also been getting a lot of mixing work from artists who have recorded elsewhere.

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  • Avid Omni
  • Audio Technika 4050 Mic
  • TL Audio Ivory Processor
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