Archive for February, 2015

First time working with PareidOlia, for their single “The Art Of Peeling Onions”. I instantly knew this was gonna be fun when I first listened to the unmixed tracks: Synths and organ, many guitar parts, printed FX, weird tempos and tempo changes.

I was given full artistic freedom for this one. Some amps were combined for the final guitar tone, using even some overdrive pedals like Maxon OD808. I avoided using heavy compression, so each element is heavily automated by hand. Mastering is not brickwalled, so that that the dynamics of the original mix are fully preserved. A really nice experience.

Also, this is maybe the 3rd or the 4th time working with Athina Tousia, a young and talented videographer.

Reamped, mixed and Mastered during August 2014.

First time working with Impenetrable Darkness, a black metal band from Athens, for their drum playthrough of “Dark Harmonies And Structures Of Liturgy”. This is one of the first projects to come out from SoundWay Studios (I have been working with the guys at SoundWay for the past year or so)

The drummer playing on this one is one of the tightest drummers I have ever tracked and the whole performance is literally one take with NO editing at all! (yes, that’s right, one continuous take of blastbeats and double bass drumming without any mistake). I managed to record the drumset really well, based mainly on the spot mics. Mixing-wise, I mixed the drums to sound as close as possible to the original song, as that was what the guys wanted. If I had the freedom, I would certainly choose a slightly different approach in order to compliment the drum playing even more, but there’s no problem as long as everyone is happy with the ending result, myself included. What is really nice though, is the lack of any replacement: everything is 100% natural. Mastering is literally brick-walled in order to reach commercial volume.

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered during December 2014.