Elias Chrysochos

Music Editor

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Meticulous and accurate editing/comping/quantizing/tuning on Pro-Tools 12 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!
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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!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

72 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Richard Scobie
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    Just finished working with Elias for the umpteenth time. Again, just read the reviews, they'll tell you everything you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST - hands down! No one better! Reliable, methodical, professional, and... he's super nice. Thanks again, Elias!

  2. Review by B F.
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    Another superb delivery from Elias who has now edited at least eight(!) drum tracks for me. If you're looking for an editing engineer, Elias should be your first choice!

  3. Review by George Margaritopoulos
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    One more collaboration with Elias, one more pro experience with killer results. If you're looking for editing just hire him and you won't regret it. Thanks once again, mate!

  4. Review by Richard Scobie
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    This is my umpteenth time working with Elias and there's a reason for that. Just read the reviews, they'll tell you all you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST -- top shelf in every way! Wouldn't dream of going to anyone else with my editing needs -- that's how great he is. SUPERB edit as always and quick turnaround! PLUS, he's a SUPER nice guy!

  5. Review by B F.
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    Yet again, Elias absolutely nailed a tricky drum track that I needed tightened up. He understood exactly what I was looking for and executed it with expert precision getting it pretty much 100% correct on the first go around. If you need editing work done, Elias is second-to-none!!

  6. Review by Ivan
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    That's my second time working with Elias on comping/editing vocals. (rap genre).
    Definitely looking forward to working on something else!

  7. Review by Ivan
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    Did comping/editing of vocals. (rap genre)
    Awesome results. Elias is very open to discussing to find the best results possible!

  8. Review by Claudiu M.
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    Great experience !!!Elias was at the heights of my expectations!
    I really recomand worlking with him!

  9. Review by Luke S.
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    Elias has become my go-to drum editor. I don't even consider anyone else at this point. He always does a stellar job, and I'm always confident that my tracks are going to sound better when he's done with them.

  10. Review by immrama
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    Excellent work again from Elias. This is the second full album project we've worked on together and his drum editing work was top notch.

  11. Review by B F.
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    Elias is an extraordinarily talented editing engineer and my go-to editing guy at this point. Hire him - you won't be disappointed!!

  12. Review by Kevin Martin
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    Elias did a great job and improve my song,thanks!

  13. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    Elias was great at editing vox… good dude and great work

  14. Review by Tommy "Fingers" Drinkard
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    elias is a great editor! always go to him whenever i need takes tightened up!

  15. Review by George Margaritopoulos
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    Elias delivered once again! You can expect nothing less than pro editing from this guy. Hire him for your project, today :)

  16. Review by Erik B.
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    I am a frequent repeat customer for Elias. I am still learning guitar, but am not letting that stop me from finishing songs to show my friends. Elias puts a very subtle yet very powerful touch on my recordings that prevents me from wasting time second guessing myself. On to making more memories with sound!

  17. Review by B F.
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    Another fantastic job well done from Elias! I'm already looking forward to working with him again. I reccommend that you work with him wholeheartedly!

  18. Review by B F.
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    Another fantastic job well done! This is my third time working with Elias and I'm already looking forward to the fourth!!

  19. Review by Luke S.
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    Elias took on a tough job (editing a doubled guitar track) and did an incredible job of syncing up each take. He has a great ear and great judgement, and I know I can count on him to always do an excellent job.

  20. Review by Mike W.
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    Thank you for arranging the files properly again Elias!

  21. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    Elias is great. Takes the time to get it right. Highly recommend.

  22. Review by B F.
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    Another job, another unbelievably good end result. Elias pushed through another challenging no-click(!) drum editing job and nailed it once again. Elias has top-shelf talent and drive and he will use it to make your project sound incredible. Can't wait to work with him again!!

  23. Review by Brian J.
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    Solid results. Clearly cares about his work.

  24. Review by Luke S.
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    Elias did an excellent job seamlessly comping our drum tracks and quantizing them just right (as he always does). The edited tracks have a great feel and we're extremely pleased with the end result!

  25. Review by Tommy "Fingers" Drinkard
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    Amazing work as always. Losing count of how many times I've hired Elias.

  26. Review by B F.
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    I hired Elias to do some no-click drum editing for me, a difficult task in it's own right made even more difficult by the fact that I sent him a drum take of me jamming free form and occasionally changing tempos. I was stunned by how good the end result was - the drums were still groovy and natural but completely smooth and in time. Elias was also incredibly nice, attentive, and humble despite being ridiculously talented. If you need something edited, HIRE ELIAS - it's a no-brainer!

  27. Review by Luke S.
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    Elias always does an excellent job comping and quantizing drums for me. The edits are seamless, and the final comp always has a great feel, never sounding robotic.

  28. Review by Richard S.
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    Just read the reviews, they'll tell you all you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST -- top shelf in every way! ~Wouldn't dream of going to anyone else with my editing needs -- that's how great he is. Thanks again, Elias, for a SUPERB edit and quick turnaround! 🙏

  29. Review by Oskar Marks
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    Very easy to work with, great results and communication. Will work with again! Thanks!

  30. Review by Tommy "Fingers" Drinkard
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    So far I have hired to do editing on 5 or 6 different projects (starting to lose count now lol), and I am always happy with his work! Super friendly guy, and accommodating to your needs as well which is always a plus!

    -Tommy Drinkard aka Tommy Fingers

  31. Review by Erik B.
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    Elias was very professional and did his job well. He edited some guitar tracks for me. He was extremely fair about pricing and the quality was great. He was on time. This entire experience felt very professional all around. No stress at all.

  32. Review by Nigel L.
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    Elias was brilliant to work with. Very professional and so helpful. Communication was clear. He made sure exactly what I wanted before proceeding to work on my track. My new track which I received back from Elias very quickly (within 2 days) was faultless. Exactly what I wanted. Crystal clear audio too. If you need any audio files editing Elias is your man.

  33. Review by Richard S.
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    ALL the reviews are true, so what can I say about Elias that hasn't already been said? He's the gold standard for professional editing - period! That's why I keep coming back to him, he's just that bloody good and super professional and nice. Can't recommend him highly enough!

  34. Review by Mike W.
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    did a great job arranging and time syncing audio files to a reference track. Highly recommend!

  35. Review by Tommy "Fingers" Drinkard
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    great work, completely accomplished my needs in a timely manner. nice guy too!
    -Tommy Drinkard(aka Tommy Fingers)

  36. Review by Fernando V.
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    Great job with time alignment and tuning vocals. Was conscious of keeping things natural and receptive to my feedback. Best part was that he did an additional revision on his own. It did take a little while for the delivery but delivered within the allotted time frame. Thanks my man.

  37. Review by George Margaritopoulos
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    Top quality job once again. Elias has become a standard collaborator for professional editing. Highly recommended for all your editing needs!

  38. Review by Richard S.
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    What can I say about Elias that hasn't already been said? He simply is THE BEST and I wouldn't dream of letting anyone else near my projects/files. A real gentleman and an absolute pleasure to work with.
    You won't find anyone better or nicer. And at the rate he charges, he's doing YOU a favour -- trust me. Thanks again, Elias -- you ARE the BEST! 🙏

  39. Review by George Margaritopoulos
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    Had a really great collaboration working with Elias on this editing project.
    He made sure to go above and beyond for this one and managed to pull through even the hardest of tasks.
    Great communication and ectremely professional results.
    I'm looking forward to doing more work with him in the near future. Highly recommended!

  40. Review by Hina I.
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    Elias edited two tracks for me. He listened carefully to my requests and edited the songs so efficiently and professionally. I'm so pleased with the result and I would recommend Elias to anyone.

  41. Review by Artem M.
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    Elias has done a good job of editing the drums in my song, now I will focus on them while recording new tracks! 10/10

  42. Review by Luke S.
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    Elias did an incredible job comping and quantizing a drum track for us. The cuts were seamless and the drumming was on beat without sounding robotic. We'll definitely be working with him again.

  43. Review by Richard S.
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    There is a reason I keep returning back to Elias, he's just simply the BEST! A TOP-NOTCH professional.

  44. Review by Richard S.
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    Once again Elias delivered a masterful and flawless edit. A consummate professional that is an absolute pleasure to work with. Trust me, you can not find more capable hands to work on your files -- period!

  45. Review by Richard S.
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    Just read his reviews, they'll tell you all you need to know. Elias is simply the absolute BEST and delivers SUPERB results, ALWAYS! I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else with my editing needs; you're in the safest and most capable hands here. Plus, he's a super nice guy and beyond fair in his pricing.

  46. Review by Roy Hendrickson
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    Always top notch.

  47. Review by Korey
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    Amazing Job! Did exactly what I needed in a timely manner and wasn't overpriced! I will definitely be using him again.

  48. Review by Yashveer R.
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    Very clean work with sample editing and time correction. Highly recommended

  49. Review by Richard S.
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    Elias is a Superstar!! I just can't recommend him enough! He embodies what a professional is and is an absolute joy to work with. Also, his work ethic is second to none. I'd be remiss if I didn't say that, he is the absolute BEST at what he does. Thank you again, Elias!

  50. Review by Richard S.
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    Super fast, meticulous, ultra-competent, and a joy to work with.
    If you want your files in the most caring of hands and done right, look no further, Elias is the man. Also, you get way more than what you pay for from him -- trust me. From now on, I will only look to Elias for my 'doctoring' needs. Thank you, Elias!

  51. Review by Joshua // Sound West Studios
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    Elias is a cool dude and did a good job on the edit, I hope to work with him again in the future, he’s also a great musician!

  52. Review by Chris W.
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    Elias tuned, comped and edited my vocals as requested and on time.

    I am really happy with the results.

  53. Review by Kileza
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    Eliasdid a great job, he was also very patient and understanding.

  54. Review by Stefan W.
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    Elias is an awesome person to deal with a hugely talented audio engineer! I can't recommend him enough!

  55. Review by Jerome G.
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    Elias is the embodiment of a professional. He did a perfect job of aligning my vocals to the beat. If you want perfect timed vocals than he is the man!

  56. Review by Cohen B.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Elias. He worked on my drum and guitar bass track, His work was far beyond my expectations i have to say...
    He's now going to work on my full album. If you guys want the best, That's him !

  57. Review by Anders N.
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    It’s been a pleasure working with Elias. He is easy to communicate with, and does the work perfectly. He is really service minded, and puts proud in his work

  58. Review by Roy Hendrickson
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    Always great work ! Very happy !

  59. Review by Roy Hendrickson
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    Always steller work and attitude! great stuff!

  60. Review by Anders N.
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    I used Elias for drum editing, and he was fast and reliable. The result was very good. I can definitely recommended his services.

  61. Review by immrama
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    This is the second time I've worked with Elias in recent months and once again his work is of the highest quality. He was able to work on our mix at very short notice too which was a great help. Looking forward to working with Elias on future projects.

  62. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Elias made again a great job!

  63. Review by Sebastian K.
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    Very accurate work, very good advices about issues that I havn`t heard, great communicator, very flexible. All thumbs up!

  64. Review by Roy Hendrickson
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    Great work!

  65. Review by Roy Hendrickson
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    Excellent No-Nonsense quality work, very musical! - Great experience!!!!!!

  66. Review by immrama
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    It's been an absolute pleasure working with Elias on a debut album project featuring some high profile musicians. His editing skills are of the highest quality and he pays meticulous attention to detail which really has made a huge difference to the overall standard of the production. All his work is carried out with a sympathetic ear for the music. Great communication thoughout the project. I look forward to working with Elias again on future tracks and albums.

  67. Review by Yashveer R.
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    Elias has a magical touch when it comes to editing. He knows what it takes to make a track sound professional and radio ready.
    Highly recommended!

  68. Review by Adam B
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    Did a meticulous editing job for us on very short notice. Really made a fingerpicked guitar sound more in time while still feeling human.

    Great work!

  69. Review by Martin Merenyi
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    Elias is a professional musician and he knows what he wants. But most importantly, he can communicate what he is after, which makes working with him a breeze. I would work with him again any time.

  70. Review by Richard Scobie
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    This is my umpteenth time working with Elias and there's a reason for that. Just read the reviews, they'll tell you all you need to know. Elias is simply the very BEST -- top shelf in every way! Wouldn't dream of going to anyone else with my editing needs -- that's how great he is. SUPERB edit as always and quick turnaround! PLUS, he's a SUPER nice guy!

  71. Review by Kate Pavli
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    Elias did a great job editing my album "If I Fall". He has also helped with many other edits of different covers and live sessions I have done. He is very fast, professional and cooperative. I would definitely recommend him :)

  72. Review by Andreas Economides
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    Elias proved to be a highly skilled and professional editor when we (Waterblack) recorded our EP at Soundscape Studios in 2016. We highly recommend Elias' editing skills and we would definitely chose to work with him him again in the future.

Interview with Elias Chrysochos

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Generally analog (although my world is digital!)

  3. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  4. 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!

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: I'm not sure if there's anything to misconceive about editing - most experienced musicians know the deal :)

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: Do you require both comping and editing (and of course, when's your deadline?)

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. 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!)

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: A tent, a torch, a weapon, clothes, phone...

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. 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!

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Thorough/precise

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Mainly Rock and Pop although I've also done my fair share of Hip-Hop and RnB

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Never compromising on quality and knowing the difference between an artistic imperfection vs a genuine mistake.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I bring the performance up to industry standard without killing the character.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. 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!

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. 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 :)

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. 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.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Drum comping & time correction seems to be the most popular request although vocal tuning and guitar editing aren't far behind!

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