Mixed by AL
I can make your song sounds unique!
Hi friend! My name is Anastasis Louka and I studied Music and Sound Technology at University of Portsmouth, UK. I am making music since 16 years old. The last 5 years I started Mixing and Mastering music for other people. From 2015 I’m running my own recording studio (Bad Frequency Studio). The studio is located in Paralimni area (near Derinia), Cyprus. The address is Nikitara Street but it’s better to give us a call on 00357 99 298 128 for directions.
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Interview with Mixed by AL
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I produced, recorded and mastered a few of the top rappers in Cyprus!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I recorded a few local bands the last few months and now I'm mixing their songs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Mostly digital because it's quicker and sounds amazing and I can do revisions any time.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I give you want you are looking for!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The process from rough mix to final mix!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question is when I'm going to finish the song. I always set a deadline depends of the project!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think mixing is simple and easy. It's not!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask them what sound the want for their song, and a reference track for any released songs to get a better idea about what they looking for.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Arrangement is everything! Good arrangement leads to good mixing, to good songs!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My ears, headphones, computer (that's all I need).
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm making music for 7 years. I start learning mixing 4 years ago. At this point I gained all the skills I needed to make an amazing sounding record but I will never stop learning.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chilly Peppers, Adele, Lana Del Ray, Jay Z, Beyonce because they are amazing artists.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Layer different drum kits together!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Metal, Hip Hop, Pop, Folk, Reggae.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and Producing!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, Energy and Emotions
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Mixing 3-10 days, depends of the project. Mastering 1-2 days, Music Productions 4-6 days.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a small recording studio in Cyprus. I got most of my work online for mixing and mastering. I have a Focusrite Clarett 8preX as my main audio interface, Yamaha hs7+sub and M-audio bx5 monitors. I'm mixing in the box but I own a few outboard hardware gear for special 'flavor'.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: CLA, Andrew Scheps, Tony Maserati are my favorite mixing engineers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mixing (and low budget mastering) for a lot of my clients. Also, I'm doing music productions.