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

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

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Gear highlights

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

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Typically offer three revisions,additional cost for more.

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Interview with Kostas Manikis

Analog or digital and why?
Digital.It is much easier workflow and can achieve great results too.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll try my very best to fulfill the dream for the project.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A new laptop,a kensington trackball,my Focal Spirit S headphones,a backup hard drive and a solar generator!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started as a songwriter,but found my way with mixing and make other people's music sounding better.
How would you describe your style?
I prefer more melodic,harmonic stuff than noisy.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I'd love to work with J.J.Cale because I believe he was the best all around songwriter.Unfortunately,he's dead.
Can you share one music production tip?
I find it better to hear at low levels.That way you'll protect your ears and work more!
What type of music do you usually work on?
I do more often acoustic folk songs,but that can change by time.
What's your strongest skill?
Finding a good balance between modern and classic.
What do you bring to a song?
I try to make to as 3d as possible.To give movement to each part of the song and make the lead shine!
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I like Al Schmidt as an engineer.Also like to dig in new styles for ITB mixing.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do mixes for songs with acoustic instruments mostly.