Takis Koroneos

Session Guitarist

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If you need high-quality electric guitar recordings, I'm your guy! Over 14 years of experience, have worked with hundreds of musicians and producers worldwide, specializing in Rock, Metal, EDM, and Pop.

I'm an audio engineering graduate (SAE alumni), started my guitar training at the local conservatory, and later on had private guitar lessons with Bob Katsionis (ex-Firewind, solo, Outloud, and many more) who helped me take my guitar playing to the next level.

Flexible to record in a wide range of sounds and genres. Able to record full electric guitar arrangements, rhythm and lead guitars, guitar solos, and loops.

The main guitars I'm using for my recordings are the Charvel Pro-Mod Dk24 HH 2 Pt and Michael Kelly Hex Deluxe (EMG 81/85 pickups).
For high-quality amp sounds and variety, I choose to record with the Axe-Fx Ultra or Archetype: Plini by Neural DSP.
The heart of my audio gear is the RME Babyface Pro audio interface which has top-grade preamps and converters.
I'm using Cubase as my main DAW but I also use Pro Tools and Logic Pro.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Interview with Takis Koroneos

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital but sounds like analog. As for why I'd say being able to recall your settings at any given moment, flexibility, ease of use, and no need to wake up the neighbors.

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

  4. A: I'll work with you till you're happy with the results.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Creativity.

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

  8. A: I've had lots of people asking me to record acoustic or classical guitar.

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

  10. A: Can you provide some references regarding the sound and playing approach you'd like me to take? What's the bpm (tempo) of your project?

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

  12. A: Keep in mind this service is about electric guitar, not acoustic or classical. The more details you provide me with about your project's needs, the better.

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

  14. A: My laptop, guitar, audio interface, headphones, and phone.

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

  16. A: I've studied audio engineering, and have mixed and mastered several songs, but also worked on radio stations and TV post-production. I'm working as a studio session guitar player since 2019, but I've been playing the guitar since 2008.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Melodic, emotional.

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

  20. A: Iron Maiden. Either as producer or guitar player. When I started playing the guitar I was trying to learn every song I could from their discography, I'm very familiar with their work and I'd be more than happy to work with them.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Always try to make the best of what you've got, the more you do the better you'll become.

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

  24. A: If I was to be more specific here I'd say Rock, Metal, EDM, and Pop. What I don't work on is anything that requires advanced fingerstyle technique since I'm mainly playing with a guitar pick.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Listening, vibing, adapting. Those are the three words I'd use to describe my strongest skill. I've taken on many different kinds of projects in the past, for some of them I wasn't even sure if I'm able to complete them successfully since they were genres I had little to no experience working on. But almost every time something sounds and feels right to me, works for the client as well.

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

  28. A: Professionally recorded electric guitar tracks, years of experience, emotion. I'd like to emphasize emotion since I follow my heart whenever I record guitars for a song. I take extra joy whenever clients tell me that I've exceeded their expectations and taken their song to another level.

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

  30. A: First of all, I read carefully my client's requirements and make sure I have everything I need to get started with the project. If the client provides any references, I proceed by listening to them and the client's track carefully. Based on all that, I proceed by dialing a fitting sound for my recordings. After that, I start jamming on the parts where I'm supposed to record in order to brainstorm ideas. Once I get the right vibe, I solidify my ideas and then record them. Once the recording process is over, I proceed by editing my recordings (trim parts, fades, etc). After that, I create a rough mix to send to my client to make sure if everything is okay or if any changes need to be done. Once the client is satisfied with my work, I proceed by delivering the lossless guitar tracks.

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: I mainly use my well-trusted Charvel Pro-Mod Dk24 HH 2 Pt for most recordings, the versatility and sound of this guitar are just amazing. I prefer recording in the box using a DI and Archetype: Plini for amp sims, sometimes paired with GGD Cali Cabs. If needed, I reamp my recordings using the Axe-Fx Ultra that packs amazing sounds for any genre. The heart of my audio gear is my also well-trusted RME Babyface Pro which features top-notch pre-amps and ad/da converters. For monitoring, I'm using the Neumann KH120 and Sennheiser HD600.

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

  34. A: It was Iron Maiden that first inspired me to pick up the guitar, Adrian Smith is one of the musicians that have inspired me a lot, amongst other guitar legends like Randy Rhoads, John Petrucci, Ritchie Blackmore, and so on. But my musical journey is long and neverending. I find inspiration in anything that sounds good to me, from Hans Zimmer scores to J-Rock, and anything that has great melodies and vibes really.

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

  36. A: Arranging electric guitar parts for clients' songs like rhythm guitars, lead guitar, and guitar solos. Another pretty common type of work is writing electric guitar loops for EDM or Pop songs.

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Takis Koroneos - Into The Unknown

I was the guitarist, composer, producer, mixing and mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn-around within 4 days, fast delivery within 24h also supported after communication (extra cost).

GenresSounds Like
  • Iron Maiden
  • Dream Theater
  • God Is An Astronaut
Gear Highlights
  • Charvel Pro-Mod Dk24 HH 2 Pt
  • Michael Kelly Hex Deluxe (EMG 81/85)
  • Axe-FX Ultra
  • Archetype: Plini
  • RME Babyface Pro
  • M1 Macbook
  • Neumann KH120
  • Sennheiser HD 600
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