Studied Music Technology and Acoustics. I've been mixing for 15 years.
I can mix a song in a day for fairly good prices.
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Interview with Kostas Manikis
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do mixes for songs with acoustic instruments mostly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I like Al Schmidt as an engineer.Also like to dig in new styles for ITB mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to make to as 3d as possible.To give movement to each part of the song and make the lead shine!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding a good balance between modern and classic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do more often acoustic folk songs,but that can change by time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I find it better to hear at low levels.That way you'll protect your ears and work more!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with J.J.Cale because I believe he was the best all around songwriter.Unfortunately,he's dead.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I prefer more melodic,harmonic stuff than noisy.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a songwriter,but found my way with mixing and make other people's music sounding better.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A new laptop,a kensington trackball,my Focal Spirit S headphones,a backup hard drive and a solar generator!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll try my very best to fulfill the dream for the project.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital.It is much easier workflow and can achieve great results too.