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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Reviews (26)Endorse Anthony Galatis
Two Thumbs Up! He's Master of Sound.
What more can i say? AWESOME! 👍🏼👍🏼🔥🔥
It was great working with Anthony. He is very responsive and fast with further modifications. I gave him a very challenging job and he was able to deliver. Would definitely recommend.
It was such a great experience to work with Anthony, very fast and productive session and I will be planning on working more with Anthony on future projects. A pleasure to work with and went that extra mile above and beyond to get the finished results needed for my track.
Great experience with Anthony. Great mixing and some very nice producing on a track.
Anthony did an amazing job! The music sounds incredible and the vocals shine. He completed the work fast and met all request. We were very happy with Anthony's work and will be using his work on future projects.
Another great awesome killer mix. Get ready for more.
Another great mix from a master sound Engineer. Anthony takes a song from just being a song to a whole new level. Very impressed with all the songs I have done with him. Get ready for more.
Another mix by Anthony Galatis. Very impressive work. His mixes brings all the hidden details in the song. His Live drums EQ is one of the best I've heard in my 30 year career. I can trust all my work with Anthony. Excellent work.
I worked with Anthony again on the second half of my project. He really dedicates his time to making your music sound amazing. If you want good quality mixes for your project, look no further. Of all the Engineers and considering the fact that I live in Washington D.C. and he lives in the U.K., I'd choose Anthony any day!
Anthony Galatis is AMAZING. He was able to bring my visions to life with his authentic engineering skills. He takes his time while working with your project to ensure your music is "radio ready". I will definitely use Anthony on all my projects.
Anthony just mixed a song for me that was not easy to mix since the live drum tracks weren't that great. In the final mix, they probably sound better than any live drums I worked on before. What at great job Anthony did with the whole mix. It is above and beyond my expectations. To bad they only allow up to 5 stars in the ratings.
Anthony is a real professional and a nice person. He tuned a lead pop vocal for me. He did the job perfectly. Moreover he delivered the track faster than I expected.
Stop looking at other profiles! Anthony is the guy to work with! He will deliver an immaculate mix.
Anthony's work exemplifies his attention to detail, his refined musical ear, and his precision at mixing complex arrangements and vocals. It was a pleasure working with him, and I can't wait to have him involved in many other projects.
Great to work with really super fast getting the work done and very high quality! I will be working with him a lot more in the future to come!
I had the opportunity to work with Anthony different times
It was really great , he has many ideas or suggestions , he works fast and he is very effective with Pro Tools
Top line , harmony or production are not a problem because he finds anyway a great solution
He is a complete and very professional musicians and audio engineer
I have worked with Anthony over the past 10 years with a wide range of artists in different genres and have more recently worked with him remotely from Los Angeles. Not only does he continue to impress as an accomplished producer but, whist working remotely, he is super responsive and helpful at all times.
"I had my very first studio session ever with Anthony and I just felt at home. Anthony truly converted my ideas into musical reality and was very supportive while achieving my goal. He rocks!! Highly recommended."
Great studio! Always had great sessions there. Anthony is very professional, efficient and easy going. It's always a pleasure working there.
without a doubt Anthony is one of the best producers i've worked with, knew exactly what I wanted to achieve and did it tenfold. Can't wait to work with him again and would highly recommend.
Anthony has the ability to take the tiniest idea, where it be a lyric, a melody, a series of chords etc. and build on it with such ease, until the finished product is better than you could have imagined! He has an incredible attention to detail, and above all, he made it such an enjoyable process!! Highly recommended.
if you want to further your music career, then Anthony is definitely your guy. Having already worked with Anthony on a track that spent 3 weeks on the radio 2 playlist, I knew that I wanted him to produce all of the tracks on my follow up EP. He didn't fail to deliver with the quality and we had such a laugh in the process as well. Full 5* for me.
Anthony is a consummate professional. He is a perfectionist and his attention to detail is second to none. Combine that with his immense musical talent and there's no reason to book anyone else. He's a pleasure to work with and can't recommend him highly enough.
I have been working with Anthony remotely since 2009-2010 for artists of mine including US #5 Billboard artist Consuelo Costin. I've always been impressed by the musicality of his work, by the attention paid to details. I will gladly come back to him for some of my projects in the future.
Anthony Galatis has been my "go-to" engineer / mixer / producer / on-the-spot-arranger for over a decade now. I have a huge wealth of options from which I could choose a Producer /Engineer from all over the world, but Anthony is simply THE BEST. The job is always done super-efficiently and to the highest standards required - and with a smile!
As a producer I often find the mixing stage very painful. "Am I really done?", "I can always change that sound later". When you have all the possibilities in the world at your fingertips they can also be a burden. That is exactly why you should call Anthony to mix your record. He has got the musicality and sense of detail that we all need!
I have been working with Anthony over the web since 2009 - he has done several productions for me (musical arrangement/recording/mixing), from small projects like songwriter demos to complete, full-band, radio-ready recordings. His work has always been amazing and I couldn't think of a better producer / audio engineer to recommend.
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 via email 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.