Meticulous and accurate editing/comping/quantizing/tuning on Pro-Tools and Melodyne
Former in-house editor at Soundscape Studios before relocating to London.
Comping/Editing is the essential step that lies between the Recording and Mixing stages of a track. It can involve a light polish or major reconstructive surgery and I love working in either case!
Comping involves using the best takes for each part and 'compiling' them with the other best takes to get the best version possible. This compilation is then merged and fine-tuned using various Editing techniques to bring the final result.
I work from Pop all the way till Metal and have a particular love for drum editing with Elastic Audio (although leaving everything to EA is not always the best approach).
As a multi-instrumentalist and through my understanding of music theory, I appreciate the fine-points behind rhythms/melodies and what the player was trying to achieve during the recording. This is extremely helpful when dealing with full band editing sessions.
I can also hold back on 'robotic' editing depending on what is suitable and what the artists' tastes/visions are for the track.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions. I look forward to working with you!
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96 Reviews - 23 Repeat ClientsEndorse Elias Chrysochos
Fast and friendly with great attention to detail. Would definitely work with Elias again
Elias is a top-tier engineer who will handle your tracks with the utmost care and attention. Hire him!
Crisp and clean editing with solid communication skills
Great detailed work, and always willing to go above and beyond
Professional editing services with a quick turnaround
Pleasure to work with, communicative, meticulous, accommodating.
Elias edits music tracks to a clean and professional standard and he works in good time, making any adjustments that I might need. Thank you again for your great work.
Pro-level editing/tuning services
helped me timing on vox. great to work with!
Excellent quality of work and accuracy. Communicates well and is prompt to respond. Works fast. Accommodating. Definitely Recommend!
Another job well done! Elias always does great work comping and quantizing my drums. They're on-beat without sounding rigid and the cuts are always seamless.
First class... the editing was right on the money! and to boot Elias is a great communicator!
Again, I wouldn't dream of letting anyone else near my sessions to edit or tune. Elias is simply the BEST - hands down! He is ALWAYS meticulous, professional, and accurate - always! There simply is no one better. And he always goes out of his way to make sure the files are perfect and that you're happy with the final result. I highly, HIGHLY recommend him!
easy to work with and always does a great job
Awesome! Great communication. Great job. 10/10
love working with elias. he does a great job and always does better than i expected
Elias communicated well, was very prompt in replying and getting the job completed. I am very pleased with the finished product 10/10 would recommend!
Elias always does an incredible job when comping and quantizing drums for me. My most recent track had quite a bit of edits, but the cuts were seamless and the drums sound tight and still natural. Amazing work as usual!
Great job as always
Yet another fantastic job well done by Elias who touched up some guitar tracks for me. He was quick, professional, and the end result sounds absolutely fantastic!!
Interview with Elias Chrysochos
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Generally analog (although my world is digital!)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That an equal amount of care is given to all, no matter if they are platinum sellers or recording out of their own bedroom - I will make you sound how you intended!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm not sure if there's anything to misconceive about editing - most experienced musicians know the deal :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you require both comping and editing (and of course, when's your deadline?)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If the recording performances weren't 100% then don't let them haunt you. Invest a little in editing and you won't regret it (your mixing engineer will also highly appreciate it!)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A tent, a torch, a weapon, clothes, phone...
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I worked as an intern in an awesome studio 7 years ago and was taught a lot from the producer/mixing engineer. Having always been a musician, editing was the fastest skill I picked up (once I got the hang of the the software) and then I just kept going with it!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: As an editing engineer, it's easy when a technically amazing artist comes to work because then I'm not left with much to do! I prefer the challenge of the unknown artists who are slightly rough around the edges but with good musical content that just requires a polish to compete with the bigger names out there.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly Rock and Pop although I've also done my fair share of Hip-Hop and RnB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Never compromising on quality and knowing the difference between an artistic imperfection vs a genuine mistake.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the performance up to industry standard without killing the character.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the song a couple of time, identify the sections (verse, chorus, bridge), understand what the performer intended to play, identify which takes were the strongest and then just go for it!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Thankfully just an efficient DAW like Pro-Tools, Melodyne, a good set of ears and a quiet room are the essentials required for editing - no need for a 96 channel desk in this department :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm pretty much in awe of the top end mixing and mastering engineers. The performance, recording and editing can be top notch but the final stage is where all the hard work can either be enhanced or undone.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Drum comping & time correction seems to be the most popular request although vocal tuning and guitar editing aren't far behind!