Hi folks, I'm Chris, a sound engineer with 25+ years of experience. I specialize in mixing, mastering, audio restoration and guitar reamplification. In addition to running two record labels (over 100 releases), I'm also an active musician and producer. As a lecturer, I have taught audio engineering to hundreds of students. Just hit me.
I typically use my hybrid studio (Logic Pro, Audient, Tannoys, Genelecs, Izotope, SSL controllers & plug-ins, UAD Spark, and classic outboard gear) to provide the services listed below. But, I also regularly visit traditional studios with large-format consoles. In other words, I could mix your song on a large SSL, Neve, or Amek board.
Mastering. Do you crave the energy, transparency, and loudness of professional productions? Let me help you stand side-by-side with your favourite commercial releases. Send me your stereo mix, and let's get started. I will master your track, make it radio-ready, and prepare it for Apple Music, Spotify, vinyl, or any other medium.
Stem Mastering. If you have mixed your song partially and need more than just mastering, send me your stems, and off we go. Usually, something between 4-8 stem tracks will do the trick. Let's discuss the best possible approach after I've listened to your project.
Mixing. Do you wish to leave your raw tracks in my hands and judgement? I can take your song all the way from mix to master. Oh yes, the mastering process is included. Send me your project files, and I will get to work once we've discussed the desired approach.
Audio Restoration. Using the latest technology, I will remove noise, clicks, pops, breaths, background noise, bumps, and more. I will generally improve the sound quality of your audio.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
- Noble Treat
- Corona Bor
- Giorgos Margaritis
- The Mighty N
- Flexibilia Recordings
- Plasteline Recordings
- Geoff Goodman
- Jax Cohen
- DJ Jes
- Beat Remvie
- Ellen Curtis
- Mister Kentro
- 12 Inches
- Aeon Dream
- No Balance
- Puta Vulcano
- Skinny Whales
- Fool In The Box
- Sub Dose
- Black Athena Recordings
16 ReviewsEndorse Chris Martinis
Strong background in the field of audio engineering. Many accomplishments and extensive experience. But first of all a professional who will give you his holistic opinion straight, understandable and with arguments.
Great result. Superfast delivery. Clean and straight communication. I recommend Chris, without a doubt.
Chris is an amazing audio engineer with unbeatable skills in audio and can successfully mix, master and restore your tracks and deliver a high quality results!
An incredibly competent professional with an ear to perfection and skills to match. Highly recommended!
Chris is an excellent audio engineer. Very creative and a very interesting guy. I would definitely recommend him!
Soul of SAE Athens, creative character, brilliant mind, professional approach. Chris is a true artist and master of sound. Definitely recommend him!
Great working with Chris. Fast delivery, lovely result! Would definitely recommend him further.
a cool and passionate sound engineer and sound designer, Chris, with his remarkable skills and personal way of getting inside the artists' deep thoughts, gives a personal touch to any project he gets involved with... which is rare and valuable enough...
Chris is fantastic audio engineer extremely creative and up to date professional. Very bright and enthusiastic person able to feel the needs of the audio industry.
Had the pleasure of working with Chris a few years ago and I can say with certainty that he is not only one of the BEST audio engineers but also concept creator and business manager.
I have had the opportunity to observe and experience Chris' audio and music production work in several projects. A creative professional with outstanding technical knowledge, very inspiring artistic approach and for sure a brilliant personality to interact and spend time with during a creative project. One of the key elements that Chris brings in a project is his diverse experience in music genres and audio applications. This can really add value, freshness and originality to a project. I would definitely love to work again with him!
There is no doubt that Chris has deep knowledge of audio engineering and music production! It's not only the solid technical background and the years of experience but also the creative mindset that makes him unique in what he is doing! His influences from various music genre is an asset for sure! I would recommend him without a second thought!
He is what i call 'quiet strength and technology priest'. He has a way with dealing with artists vulnerability same as stubbornness. Being an engineer and a musician himself, he understands and justifies the struggle artists go through until they get things their way and this is the most important part: to be technically solid and efficient to serve as well as to suggest and to be that ear that not only hears well but also, helps when artists find themselves in dead ends. It's always wonderful and educational working with Christos.
Chris is an exceptional professional and human being. Having taught sound engineering and music production for over two decades at SAE college, he goes beyond the theory as he has years of hands on real world experience under his belt. He mixes and masters and demonstrates versatility across various genres (techno, trap, punk, jazz and more). Great guy and fun to work with !
An excellent audio professional, with deep knowledge of audio technology, attention to detail and an excellent communicator! He gets the Black Athena seal of approval each and every time!
Interview with Chris Martinis
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Band Complete, a project (during my tenure with SAE Athens) that engaged students in several areas of creative media production/publishing and the professional life of a music band. My role was manifold - project creator & coordinator, recording sessions supervisor, assistant engineer, mixing engineer, and publisher. You can read more about the project at www.bandcomplete.com. Notably, between 2010-2013, Chris Tsangarides collaborated with the team and acted as the recording-sessions mentor, supervisor, recording engineer, mixing engineer, and producer. Overall we engineered/produced EPs for Puta Volcano, Stonebringer, Skinny Whales, and Fool in the Box.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently, I am working on a house music project in which I compose and produce.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Relaxed, resourceful, dedicated, motivated, and high-reaching.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West, David Sylvian, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Bob Clearmountain, Fourplay, Foo Fighters.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Equally strong since both technologies offer unique approaches to sound and manipulation.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality, and a product they will be proud of. Exciting and fruitful collaboration.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I relish working with people and helping them realise their dream projects. But I would make an incomplete statement without saying that I love the audio side of things in life. I'm an audio person, and this job allows me to practice what I enjoy most.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: First, I ask them what they envisage and what they strive for. Second, I discuss any procedures/settings they might have in mind. Have they tried to achieve a particular sound on their own? If so, what did they encounter? This helps me understand where they most likely wanna go.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your research, talk to several professionals, and follow your intuition.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If on a powered island - electric guitar & amp, computer, headphones, fishing angle. If on a non-powered island - acoustic guitar, xylophone, solar battery charger, mp3 player, fishing angle.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing keys/piano at 8 and progressed to guitar when I was 14. At 19, I started studying Audio Engineering. At 25, I initiated the opening of SAE Athens and began teaching all things Audio. Since then, I've been involved in countless productions as a recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, producer, guitarist, arranger, and publisher.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You, strange friend :) I wanna tap into the unknown!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I'll discuss client needs thoroughly. Next, I'll think carefully about how to approach the given task. Once presented and approved by the client, I'll create the first draft and send it to the client for consent. If the client is happy with the direction of the work, I'll complete it asap.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I usually use my personal hybrid studio, centred around an SSL Big Six, Tannoys, Genelecs, Logic, Izotope, and classic outboard gear. But, I also regularly visit traditional studios with large-format consoles. In other words, I could mix your song on a large SSL, Neve, or Amek board.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always listen carefully, and don't rush into things. Use your intuition, but also consider approaches by similar artists. There is no single truth. As long as you believe in your vision, everything is allowed.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I do a lot of EDM, which includes House, Techno, and related genres. This links strongly to the work I've been doing with my labels over the past years. But, I also have a strong background in Pop/Rock productions, going way back to the 90s. I've done numerous sessions in traditional large-format studios, and I believe that those have contributed significantly to my professional development and overall musical perception.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Passion, freshness, and a distinctive approach. I love working on new ideas and unique sounds. Ideally, I'd be experimenting with clients toward an exceptional outcome.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually mix for music, master music from stereo files or multiple stems, and restore audio for film, podcasts & audiobooks.