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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- Georgia Napolitano
- Yang Mi
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- Gareth Emery
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107 Reviews - 22 Repeat ClientsEndorse Anthony Galatis
Anthony is so professional that working with him is fast and easy. My song is beautifully mixed and mastered with everything big and clear and still maintaining the gentleness I love. Highly, highly recommended!
Anthony is a true professional and master at his craft. Clear communication and did a great job on the mix and master. Look forward to working with you again Anthony! If anyone needs their song mix and mastered Anthony is the guy.
Anthony is AMAZING!!! Strongly recommend him! Very personable and will work until you are completely satisfied! He is the true example of a Grammy-level engineer and will take your music to levels unimaginable!!
Anthony reviewed the tuning of my vocal track. I am glad I went to him for it. He pointed out adjustments I needed to do to make it better.
Anthony has the requisite skills that are deserving of a Grammy Award! I have found my permanent engineer!! Awesome mix/master skills!!
Anthony is doing fantastic job! He's great and very accurate on what I want to get, good communication and he delivered the final work really on schedule
Anthony was great! Worked fast, sounded amazing.
Ant was amazing to work with on my project, we had a great call before starting and I feel he really understood where I needed his help and where he could help improve this track. I was a really smooth process throughout and I was really happy with the result. Would definitely work with Ant again.
Anthony is THE guy for mixing and mastering! His talents, skills, and abilities are the best I've experienced in my entire 40-plus years of music recording/production!!!
Anthony did an amazing job on my song! I actually used two other engineers prior to using Anthony and I wish I would have found Anthony first because his skills, responsiveness and engineering translation of my song vision was way beyond my expectations! He’s great! Will be using Anthony on future songs!
Absolutely professional. It was a pure pleasure working with you!
Excellent mixer, and did a fabulous job on my song. I definitely recommend him because he did an outstanding job!
So we did it - all 9 songs done. Super happy with the result. And what an amazing journey it was. Thanks Ant.
High quality work 💯💯
So good. Every song. Not sure what else I can add at this point.
Thanks so much.
Another great track from Ant - and a pleasure to work with as always. I won't say any more as we've get 7 more tracks to do and I want to save something for future reviews.
I can't recommend Ant highly enough to anyone trying to turn their musical ideas into a reality. He's a great person to work with, fast, professional, creative and helpful - he does amazing work.
Anthony did an amazing job mixing and mastering my track! All communication was quick and clear and he worked with me to find the exact right sound for my song. I highly recommend Anthony to anyone looking for a professional mix/master of their music!
Interview with Anthony Galatis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I just got here, but I will certainly take a look around:)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll work my butt off to make you sound great!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it's so varied and that I can work with so many talented artists and writers from around the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whether I can manage them. And the answer is no:)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy to write & produce a hit pop song!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do it! I'll work extremely hard to make sure I deliver the best possible result.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac Pro 'trash can.' Avid Omni interface with Pro Tools Audio Technika 4050 Mic Amphion Monitors Broadband!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd describe it as commercial.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'm a big fan of Jessie Ware and would love to get her into the studio sometime soon.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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).
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything with a commercial appeal, although I do some pretty niche stuff too, occasionally.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Co-writing and mixing. §
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.