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.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Takis Koroneos
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You won't regret hiring me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Metal. But have also worked on many EDM and Pop projects.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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'd be able to complete them successfully since they were genres I had little to no experience working on. But almost every time when something sounds and feels right to me works for the client as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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. I find inspiration in anything that sounds good to me, from Hans Zimmer scores to J-Rock, anything that has great melodies and vibes really.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arranging electric guitar parts for clients' songs like rhythm guitars, lead guitar, loops, and guitar solos.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I've had lots of people asking me to record acoustic or classical guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, guitar, audio interface, headphones, and phone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melodic, emotional.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always try to make the best of what you've got, the more you do the better you'll become.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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.