I am certainly passionate and in love with what I do. Whether its recording and production or composing for film and tv, I throw myself in to a project one hundred percent. I really make an effort to work well with the people around me as I think we can achieve much better results if everyone is on the same page.
I offer services that include mixing, production and composition. I have recently worked on projects for Marty Davich, Neil Diamond, Curiosity Streams and more. I have more than 10 years experience in Pro Tools and Logic, as well as recording live bands and orchestras, throughout London and LA. I currently live in LA, and work as a mixer and composer. I also specialise in live recording, with access to a recording studio. you can find much of my work at my website: wwwmcukmusic.com
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Michael is one of my favorite producers to work with. He really listens to what I want. I'm very particular and he's patient, making sure to go through every sound and particular plug-in I am looking to use on my song. His mixes are very clean, thorough, and musical and I would recommend anyone to work with him!
Interview with Michael Chrysanthou
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production work is by far my most common type of work. As a producer it is my job to make sure that every step of the creating process is done to its highest potential. I make sure that I am involved in the recording, mixing and mastering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am running the latest mac OSX, on a 2018 imac. I use an 8 channel Digidesign 003 for my pre amps and A-D Converters. I use the lates version of Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. My plugin collection includes, various Spitfire Audio bundles, all Soundtoys plugins, Omnisphere 2, Trillion, Stylus, Izotope Ozone and Nector, Sylenth, All Rob Papen plugins and all PSP plugins.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My ears! I think that working in the industry for the past 10 years has really shaped my ears in a hugely positive way. I have the ability to listen to an idea or demo and know where it needs to go and exactly how to achieve it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have been working on a lot of scores for movies lately. These have ranged in genre from, classical composition to EDM to Blues.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not over complicate your self. In todays music industry we have so many tools available it can sometimes feel overwhelming and you are always trying to achieve something that is not possible. Remember the Beatles only had 4 tracks at one moment in time and they made something special
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently scoring a movie made by an up and coming director in Malaysia. It is a drama so the music is very traditional and tense.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am constantly inspired by my peers. I learn so much from musicians I work with, as well as producers and sound engineers such as Michael Beinhorn, Dave Pensado, Dr Dre, Stevie Wonder.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I am on the creative side of things I will try a few different ideas before I land on what feels right, sometimes this can be quick and sometimes it can take a little longer. If I am mixing I will get all the technical things such as editing etc out the way first and then explore the creative side of the mix.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I know when something is done. I think sometimes musicians can get too caught up in thinking that a song is never perfect. This is something that I used to do and then learned that once you get to a certain point with a project, you will not be making things better just different, and this is my best skill, knowing when its ready.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Michael Beinhorn fascinates me, as he has such a unique work ethic and approach to music. He has a great philosophy on pre production and this is something I would love to see in action.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is definitely influenced by the drama of a cinematic score! I like to add my own twist on something very cinematic, by experimenting with groove, and bass. It all adds up to something very uniquely me.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: After getting my AA degree in music production, I moved to LA from London to pursue music, and found myself working for an independent record label. After learning the ropes and seeing how a label works I decided to focus on composition for visual media and to date have composed for 3 feature films and more than 10 commercials and short films.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: iMAC Pro Tools Any Motu Converters Neve 1073 U87
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I am very easy to talk to so please be up front about budgets, time constraints etc and we will reach our goals much easier.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask what their vision is of the project we may work on, and see if its something that I can help them reach.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am unsure if there any misconceptions about me as I try to be as upfront and honest with people as I can. People may not realize that I mix, produce and compose, which In would like to change.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I am often asked about budgets, and my answer is I can be flexible especially if it is a project that I am passionate about. That is why I always ask what their vision is and if is something I know I can do well then I am more likely to do whatever it takes to work with them.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its so much fun! Who wouldn't love creating music for a living!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I absolutely go out of my way to make their vision come to life and give them one hundred and ten percent at all times. I will always promise that I will let them know along the way how we are progressing so we are all on the same page.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I have to say I would choose a hybrid of both. The lusciousness of an analogue pre amp like a Neve 1073 and the efficiency of a good DAW, can really be an amazing place to create.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yeah, Analissa Coral is an artist that I have worked with and she is really special. As a songwriter and producer anyone would be lucky to work with her.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have recently collaborated on a film with Marty Davich who is a highly respected composer in Hollywood. This was such an amazing experience as we were able to mix my knowledge of new composition techniques with his classic scoring techniques. I feel as though we created something really special, and learned so much along the way.