Giorgos Kravvaritis

Remote Mixing Engineer

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A serious listener, pairing engineering chops informed by a musical ear not bending under one genre, utilising speed, technique and versatile skills dedicated to achieving your sonic goals.

Hi, I am Giorgos! I am a remote audio engineer based in Amsterdam, NL.

I've been recording and mixing artists in jazz and rock, more often than not of some experimental nature, for a couple of years now. I have done sessions from bedrooms, living rooms, garages, rehearsal rooms to budget and professional studios and I'm currently mixing records from my home studio. As a big music fan, I keep listening and getting inspired by a wide range of genres on my day to day, always keeping an open attitude towards informing my practice.

I focus on recording and mixing. I also offer mastering (digital) for artists wanting to get their music ready for release. My testimonials span from a wide range of producers, musicians, composers and other engineers, unanimously praising my final results through calm energy, speed, seamless communication and efficiency.

So far I’ve been very lucky to be mentored and to work around very inspiring people. I have assisted for producers/engineers Sylvia Massy and Joe Jones of Rockfield Studios and have also interned at Red Bull Studios Amsterdam under Thomas Van Opstal. Their unique views on the job along with their working methods have positively affected my mindset on music making and have had their imprint on my working ethic.

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12 Reviews

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  1. Review by Frank V.
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    Giorgos is a real pro. clear communications and very tasty and professional results. Giorgos mixed and mastered a track for my upcoming jazz-album 'Hotel Pema', giving it the space and balance it needs. very beautiful. i absolutely recommend him!

  2. Review by Kiko Mori
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    Giorgos is a one of a kind Engineer and Musician. His vast musical taste and knowledge, coupled with his engineering skills and understanding of sound, are a few reasons why his work is unique, and why I feel like no one else can do what he does. He knows what a song needs, and how to improve it, even when it already feels "finished". 10/10

  3. Review by Joe Love
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    Giorgos is that rare sound engineer who has an impeccable ear and talent as a musician. His ultimate goal is great sound and as a client you never feel that he is insisting on a certain process because it's the 'correct way'. Giorgos conducts himself in a calm and professional manner and is at once thoughtful and fun, all traits that contribute to an ideal recording experience.
    I've been on five sessions run by him and he's applied various techniques to micing my percussion instruments to give wildly diverse sounds, depending on the genre, room and ideas we talk about.
    Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Cris Haris
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    Collaborating with Giorgos it has been a long time pleasure. His artistic ideas, views and process throughout his work is in great detail and open to collaboration. Working on creating “The Turnover” , sharing ideas and trying different approaches has lead to a great level of communication and a chemistry well orchestrated. With ideas and mind out of the box, Giorgos is building steady his music signature

  5. Review by Ozzy Moysey
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    Work that I have recorded with giorgos has included a vast amount of different and sometimes unusual instruments. He seems to be fully aware of how to mic up and deal with their individual needs in a studio environment.
    The music that he has researched and listened to spans the face of the planet from ancient times to the forefronts of contemporary music, Giorgos, is a seriously experienced listener.
    His time to me is very precious. you are safe with him, you are assured that the calm but excited atmosphere that surrounds him will always lift the music to a richer and more loving heights.

  6. Review by Ozzy Moysey
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    With a background in improvisation, Giorgos, has a beautiful, natural sensitivity, a subtlety which blossoms, from the foundation of all of our projects together. He can provide an 'almost' invisible elevation but when you take it away some of the magic is not as vivid! He has a deep passion and connection to sound itself - so therefor he is as open to experimental ideas as he is able to recreating desired sonic textures you point out to him.

  7. Review by Ozzy Moysey
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    He is straight talking which makes the whole process extremely efficient. With a rich past of sound engineering studies in multiple prestigious universities and a vast amount of creative publications and projects, he has all the technical solutions to any situation we may encounter together but also the ability to approach a recording in a fresh and exciting way, the only rule being to serve your music in the most sincere and nurturing way he can.

  8. Review by Ozzy Moysey
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    I have no desire to work with any other sound engineer - maybe change it up to keep things fresh? ... No it's always feeling fresh with this guy... I'll keep going with Giorgos!!
    When working with Giorgos, you get the feeling that he is right with you, with as much enthusiasm about your music as you yourself - which always surprises and delights me! - He is always involved with many projects at once, yet it always feels like the attention is completely on you. He works to make these creations better than you previously imagined - and he can do that - it happens every time!

  9. Review by Thomas Meleteas
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    Worked with Giorgos on mixing & mastering of my latest album. Giorgos was always very supportive, full of creative ideas, and also both professional yet passionate about the project. Moreover, he delivered within the time schedule. Highly recommended!

  10. Review by The Cher's Wet Dream Collective
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    We worked with Giorgos on our latest LP and were very satisfied with his input during the mastering process. His feedback was very useful for us in order to modify a couple of things on our final mixes. The whole mastering process went very smoothly, we only needed one review, Giorgos nailed what we were going after.
    The communication between us and Giorgos was simply ideal, him having an open mind really helped things move on smoothly along our original timeline.
    We highly recommend working with Giorgos!!

    The Cher's Wet Dream Collective

  11. Review by All.Wet.Music
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    We have worked with Girogos multiple times, and we are pleased to say that he has been a pleasure.
    He is meticulous, professional and, above all else, passionate about music. Everything is delivered on time if not earlier than expected. Moreover his open mind and flexibility allows for a very fluid and productive communication.
    We highly recommend working with him, you will not be disappointed.

    Toko Joyce

  12. Review by Toko Joyce
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    We have worked with Girogos multiple times, and we are pleased to say that he has been a pleasure.
    He is meticulous, professional and, above all else, passionate about music. Everything is delivered on time if not earlier than expected. Moreover his open mind and flexibility allows for a very fluid and productive communication.
    We highly recommend working with him, you will not be disappointed.

    Toko Joyce

Interview with Giorgos Kravvaritis

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Why not BOTH?

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

  4. A: To deliver a great sounding track that represents the artist fully. Seamless communication experience.

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

  6. A: Communicate as honestly and freely as you can about your project.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Bold, open and lively.

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

  10. A: Don't follow the hype. Keep updated and educate yourself, on your own way. Listen to more music. Check other music for stuff you would never do, get inspired on what you most definitely want to do.

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

  12. A: Jazz and rock music, usually of some experimental nature. I also work a lot with a contemporary traditional artist and an improvised/conducted big band composer.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: Communication, punctuality, speed.

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

  16. A: A fresh pair of ears in a good environment, objectivity and years of enjoyment listening to the good stuff.

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

  18. A: In the beginning I spend some time talking with the artist and understand their intention when making the music of the project we're going to work on. I want to grasp what stuff they are into or exploring at the moment and get a feeling for the sound they are looking for. Before I start mixing, I prepare the sessions meticulously and get a good grip of what the tracking has achieved. I address any recording problems at this stage. My mixing mentality starts from "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". I decide what is wrong with the mix and eliminate any unnecessary information that gets in the way of the song's goal. After that, I like to get as close to the final sound of the song by feeling it, fast. I'll get a mix of the song in a level that excites me and stop there. I usually have several follow ups with the client, and mostly revise the mix or master until they are completely satisfied with the result.

  19. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  20. A: I currently mix in the box, along with a little hybrid approach on outboard gear and pedals/effects. I have a decent collection of effect pedals that I use when mixing. I'm mainly working on Pro Tools on my MacBook Pro, using the UAD Apollo Twin mkII QUAD as my interface. My monitoring is taken care of by the Focal Alpha 65 and Sennheiser HD650 headphones, along with checking stuff on a JBL flip and a SONOS speaker for final checks on consumer type products.

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

  22. A: John Congleton, Steve Albini, Sylvia Massy, Rudy Van Gelder, Frank Laico, John Coltrane, Jon Hassell, Nels Cline, Michael Gira, Henry Rollins, Ian MacKeye

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

  24. A: Creating powerful experiences and relationships through sound.

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

  26. A: Mixing. I also do a lot of typical mastering (digital) for digital/physical releases.

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Terms Of Service

Average turn-around/song 1-3 days (depending on project and availability). Revising mixes until you're completely happy with the result.

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo twin QUAD
  • Focal Alpha 65 Monitors
  • Sennheiser HD650 Headphones
  • Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer Spring Reverb
  • Moog MF-101 Lowpass Filter
  • other effect pedals
  • Novation Bass Station II
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