Alexandros Chrysidis is a Greek Music Producer. His record accomplishments include 11 multiplatinum and 5 gold albums. He works at the biggest studio complex in Greece, the Sierra Studios.
In his 22 years of expertise, Alexandros has worked on more than 145 albums, producing 45 of them. His collaborations include Vangelis Papathanasiou, Young Buck (Akon's song), Ron Saint Germain, Eurovision, many major Greek artists (Mario Frangoulis, Sakis Rouvas, Despina Vandi, Tamta), plus recordings for Disney, Dreamworks and Warner Bros.
He is considered to bring luck to productions since several debut albums went gold and multiplatinum. Kissa Zoe is one of 20 people in the world that won the Julliard scholarship after working with Alexandros.
Devoting himself to the industry, he has produced albums for all major labels, such as EMI, Sony, Universal and many more.
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- Young Buck
- Mario Frangoulis
- Sakis Rouvas
- Koza Mostra
- Despina Vandi
- Vasilis Papakonstantinou
- Sokratis Malamas
- Mazoo and the Zoo
- Giorgos Margaritis
- Giorgos Ntalaras
- Kaiti Garbi
- Thanos Petrelis
- Dionysis Savvopoulos
- Xana Zoo
- My Excuse
- Ron Saint Germain
33 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alexandros Chrysidis, Sierra Studios
Stem-mastering with soul!
Alexandros is very professional and greatly skilled. Communication was prompt, the result is astonishing. He definitely has brought my mix to the next level with his stem mastering. He even managed to achieve things in mastering which I was desperately trying to achieve in the mix (better separation, great sound stage, better eq pocketing).
Will definitely return for more.
One of the most professional mixing engineer I have never seen! Everything is warm and authentic! He brought artistry into the project!
Awesome engineer and super nice dude who I can highly recommend! Good example was: I had two little musical problems in my track and he was honest enough to inform me about it instead of just doing his mixing job.
I hired Alexandros to master my debut album a few years ago, and it was so great, that I came back for more for my second album. Once again, he has blown me away in his professionalism, expertise, and passion for what he does. To add to that, he is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a very busy guy for good reason, yet is still highly responsive. I hope to go back to him to master future projects!
...a super nice guy and also a fantasic mixing engineer!
Definently one of the best mastering guy out there ! , very nice guy that produce very nice music ! Much love !
Alexandros know is job and he do it great. You can trust is knowledge in studio. A big thank you!
Awesome mixing skills and a super nice guy!!!
I will def. come back if I have another sophisticated mixing project...
Alexandros is fantastic.
I recommend him for everyone who wants a reliable sound engineer, with solid skills and a great taste about how to create a great sound
Amazing guy with big talents, he took my song to a complete different level and is also very easy to communicate with!! He has very unique skills and i will definently work with him again!
10 out of 5 stars!
Excellent as always
As usual,Alexandros knows his stuff and never disappoints. Love his work
Alexandros advice was very honest and on point. He worked on the track very quickly and he really improved the vocals. Recommended!
people like Alexandros are a rarity in this business. his devotion and professionality are simply stunning. if you are looking for a sound engineer who makes literally miracles, Alexandros is THE MAN you need!
Working with Mr. Chrysidis was an absolute pleasure, and I could not have chosen someone better to master my debut album! He is a true professional, and his work shows the passion he has for what he does. He really brought my music to life, and I am incredibly grateful for his attentiveness and willingness to work with me throughout the process.
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! As always my go to guy. Im one of those people if you find something that works than work it. Thanks for excellent service. Highly recommended by me.
Working with Alexandros was such the amazing experience! He empowers your work! So fully talented and skilled in his craft, yet so approachable. He develops keen understanding of the project and the work it needs to bloom to its full potential. Alexandros's communication skills are beautifully on par and he is prompt!
Very great engineer. Made my $80 meteor mic sound like a Sony c800g!! Absolutely fascinated with his work. Definietly recommended for mixing/mastering tracks
It was really really great working with Alexandros. He knows his stuff and was overly satisfied with the results I got. I have to work with him again. I keep rewinding the track because its so great.
Alexandros did mastering for my new remix of famous russian singer. Again everything was perfect. We quickly found the top sound for that song. And the result was outstanding! Great job!
Interview with Alexandros Chrysidis, Sierra Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It has to be when I recorded with Vangelis back in 2008 at the Sierra Studios. We recorded a choir of 45 singers for the soundtrack of the Polish movie 'Swiadectwo'. We used headphones for all the singers, and we had set up Bluemlein Pairs Mics for each vocal group: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. We also added a Bluemlein Pair for the whole choir and then one extra for the room. I am a big fan of Vangelis music, so working with him was definitely one of the finest moments I can recall in a studio.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Any project that I am working on is classified and I can’t talk about it until it gets released.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you want to make some good sounding music without breaking the bank then you should check out Andreas Stergios.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Of course analog, for its warm sound. Digital sounds too clean, boring and dull.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If you pick experienced professionals that are successful and recognised for their work then you will get the best possible outcome.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I am so excited with every new project I work on. It doesn’t feel like a job actually!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: A lot of people ask me what is Stem Mastering. So I have uploaded a video where I explain what it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80l3yhgaEhs (don’t forget to turn on English subtitles)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You can’t have Cheap and Fast and Good at the same time. You will get more than Good with me, but that comes with a price.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Three things: 1. What is the target group of our project? 2. Why are we doing this? What lead you to begin with this project? 3. How do we want to sound like? Find good reference productions.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I can fix your pitch. I can fix your timing. I can fix all sorts of stuff but I can’t fix emotion. Put that in there, and I’ll figure the rest out.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My iLok, Blue MoFi, Neve 1081, AKG C12 and the Avalon 2044.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording music for more than 16 years. At 17 I earned a scholarship for the High College of Music Technology and Acoustics in Crete which was 4 years. During that time I also worked as a sound engineer for the Rockwave festivals (2001 and 2004). In 2000 I began my first music productions at Studio G&S in Rethymno and later on at the biggest studio complex in Greece, the Sierra Studios in Athens. Later on in 2004 I graduated with honors and a degree in “Production and Sound Seminars - Mixing is Art”.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: More like a chameleon… I adapt to what best fits the song.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I want to work with any artist that has a deep respect to his music, loves his craft and is willing to devote himself to it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Here are two tips for recording vocals: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGg-e8LguNc (Don’t forget to turn on the English subtitles).
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock and Hip-Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am always interested in revolutionary software and new techniques so if you want something fresh I am your man. I like to do what others say it can’t be done.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Punch, power, dynamics, analog warm sound, clear bass, airy highs that don’t fatigue.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I discuss a lot with the artists I work with about the direction they want their sound to go to. I am always looking for what best fits the song. I just love researching, find new sounds and also gather good reference productions. So once there is a clear vision between the client and me of how the project should sound like, then it is pretty straight forward. With modern software I can pretty much get very close to any kind of sound you can think of. I want the artist to be satisfied with the result, so I will do as many revisions as needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My workflow is based on a fully analog setup that I was working with for over 10 years. I have been blessed to put my hands on rare mics (AKG C12, Neumann U67), Neve 1073 preamps, Studer tape machines, Neve 8078 and SSL 9000J mixing boards. As for compressors my favorites are the Focusrite Red3, Neve 2254, Urei 1176, Avalon 2044, Teletronix LA3A. For reverbs and effects my all time favorites are the Lexicon 224XL, the TC Electronics 2290, and the Sony DRE 2000. The key to speed up workflows (offline bounce) and work with tighter budgets was total recall. The analog sound, all that beautiful color of vintage units, the warm sound of the tape, the headroom of a Neve and the punch of an SSL is crucial to my workflow. But getting also instant recalls on projects and not have to worry if the recall is perfect is crucial also! So after a lot of research I have managed to get that analog sound emulated through modern software and Pro Tools. For monitoring I use Genelecs and the Blue MoFi headphones..
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lord Alge is my sound God. I have deeply analysed his craft in mixing and whenever I am looking for the best sound, I always listen to his latest releases. After studying his AudioLegends course, my remix was selected as one of the best mixes. You can listen to that remix at http://www.audiolegends.com/courses/
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually people hire me to do some kind of magic to their tracks. That could be from seamless Vocal Tuning, to perfect editing/quantizing, Drum replacement or even Vocals Alignment. Most engineers will say that if you don’t have a good source there is not much you can do. Well, with modern technology there is a lot of magic that can be done! Give me poorly recorded vocals, drums, guitars, bass and prepared to be amazed with the transformation!