Big T

Recording | Mixing | Mastering

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Bring the soul, I'll do the rest

Hi, I'm Nick. I've been working as a sound engineer/producer since 1996 recording and producing local bands and artists at my "BigT" studio in Athens, Greece.

My personal approach is always to balance the technical demands of the studio process with the artistic aspects of music creation and recording.

I can creatively mix and master any studio or on location multitrack recording combining the best features of analog & digital processing. Standard procedure includes editing, time alignment and voice pitch correction.

I can record for your music project using quality mics and preamps a variety of Balkan, Greek, East Mediterranean traditional instruments (bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, santouri, qanun, oud, ney, darbuka) performed by recognized professionals

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I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Interview with Big T

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Analog for dreaming, digital for working

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

  4. A: Lighter, knife, fishing net, satellite phone, portable solar panel

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

  6. A: 1. Communicate - understand artist's/producer's vision 2. Listen and figure out the elements that could be improved and stand out 3. Create - time to work

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

  8. A: Folk, acoustic, world, indie rock, traditional, electronic

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: An inspired word/folk/acoustic album called "Miracle of Miracles" of a Greek independent artist in which I had the freedom of producing it from start to finish

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

  12. A: David Bowie from the past, touched by the pioneering attitude of his persona, today with Lana Del Rey because she's reinventing the underline

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: Hybrid setup combining analog and digital hardware with software. * Monitors by Focal (Trio6 Be), Yamaha (HS8), Auratone (5C), KRK (R6). * TASCAM M2600 MkII analog desk. * Analog and digital hardware by TubeTech, Eventide, Lexicon, AMEK, Universal Audio, Presonus, Drawmer, DBX, Yamaha, Sony, SPL, Dynacord. * Plugins by Universal Audio, SSL, Fabfilter, Eventide, Softube, Plugin Alliance, Waves, Pulsar, Sonnox, Oeksound. * Softube's Weiss complete collection of mastering plugins.

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

  16. A: DJing on pirate radios, recording mixtapes from borrowed LPs at late 70s. Played guitar in bands and did primitive recordings for them on 4-channel tape machines at early 80s. Discovered synths and sequencers some years later. Recording radio spots and composed commercial music at early 90's, set up my own studio a little time later. Started to record & produce local bands & independend artists at early 00s, composed songs for some well known established Greek artists later. Made a hiatus for some time at 10s, re-entered the game at 20s

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

  18. A: Originality always comes before perfection

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

  20. A: That everybody can also do it in his/her bedroom

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

  22. A: I'll do my best

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

  24. A: The challenge to be creative

  25. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  26. A: Q: How did you learn to handle all these knobs and buttons? A: I didn' learn yet, I'm still learning

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

  28. A: What's your favorite color?

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

  30. A: To be a free spirit

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Minimal and visionary, following the norms where is needed

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: To just listen

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

  36. A: A little piece of mine

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

  38. A: David Bowie, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Frédéric Chopin, Nile Rodgers, Mark Knopfler, Barry Gibb, Lennon/McCartney, Eric Clapton, Joe Satriani, Sting, Jimmy Henrdix, Freddy Mercury, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Muddy Waters, Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder, Phil Collins, Burt Bacharach, Lana Del Ray, Trevor Horn, Peter Gabriel

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

  40. A: Recording, mixing, mastering

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A Mixtape from Various Projects

I was the engineer/producer in this production

Terms Of Service

One revision for mixing & mastering, two for producing/arranging. Typical turn-around time1-2 days for mastering/editing/vocal tuning, 2-3 days for mixing, 4-5 days for producing/arranging

Gear Highlights
  • Monitoring by Focal
  • Yamaha
  • Auratone
  • KRK / Hardware by UAudio
  • TubeTech
  • Eventide
  • Lexicon
  • Amek
  • Drawmer
  • DBX
  • Yamaha
  • Sony
  • SPL / Plugins by UAudio
  • SSL
  • Fabfilter
  • Eventide
  • Softube
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Waves
  • Pulsar
  • Sonnox
  • Leapwing
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