Kostas Manikis

"Mixing engineer"

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Studied Music Technology and Acoustics. I've been mixing for 15 years.

I can mix a song in a day for fairly good prices.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Kostas Manikis

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital.It is much easier workflow and can achieve great results too.

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

  4. A: I'll try my very best to fulfill the dream for the project.

  5. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  6. A: A new laptop,a kensington trackball,my Focal Spirit S headphones,a backup hard drive and a solar generator!

  7. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  8. A: I started as a songwriter,but found my way with mixing and make other people's music sounding better.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I prefer more melodic,harmonic stuff than noisy.

  11. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  12. A: I'd love to work with J.J.Cale because I believe he was the best all around songwriter.Unfortunately,he's dead.

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

  14. A: I find it better to hear at low levels.That way you'll protect your ears and work more!

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

  16. A: I do more often acoustic folk songs,but that can change by time.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Finding a good balance between modern and classic.

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

  20. A: I try to make to as 3d as possible.To give movement to each part of the song and make the lead shine!

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

  22. A: Usually I begin with drums at mixing,because they set a steady volume level.Then,I'll bring an harmonic instrument in,like bass.Then the vocals,if there are any and then the rest.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: I've set up a control room in my home.It has fairly good acoustics,nice monitors and relaxed atmosphere. I use mostly plugins to mix and sampled virtual instruments to compose.

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

  26. A: I like Al Schmidt as an engineer.Also like to dig in new styles for ITB mixing.

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

  28. A: I do mixes for songs with acoustic instruments mostly.

Rain in a hot summer day

I was the Mixing engineer, Composer,Aranger in this production

Terms Of Service

Typically offer three revisions,additional cost for more.

Gear Highlights
  • Focal Solo Be6
  • SPL Crimson
  • Focal Spirit S
  • Presonus Faderport
  • Reaper 5
  • I7 4820k
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