My goal is to deliver the highest quality product to you efficiently and affordably. I've mixed records for buzz artists like Elohim, Hazel English, Holy Child, Ne-Hi, Ashe, Jaws Of Love (Local Natives side project) and many more. And I've produced songs for Moa, Fever Charm, Dead Poet Society, and Frankie.
I have been working professionally as a mixer, engineer, and producer for over ten years. After graduating from Berklee College of Music I moved to Los Angeles where I currently live and work. When I'm not in my private studio you can find me in any one of LA's incredible studios or on the beach.
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36 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Yianni AP
Yianni always delivers a top quality production and mix, thanks for another awesome track!
Yianni delivered top results for my 2nd and 3rd songs I have hired him for. He is understanding and flexible of all the changes I request, and I always know I'll have a great mix at the end. Onto the next one!
I had the pleasure of having Yianni mix my EP and he did an incredible job. Not only does he have a great ear and skillset for the technical aspects of mixing, but his musicianship proves valuable as well. He is very enjoyable to work with, responds quickly, asks the right questions, and turns around edits in a timely manner. I would highly recommend working with Yianni if you ever get the chance!
Yianni was absolutely brilliant to work with - really patient and kind and offering some good suggestions. His production on my track was spot on and brought out all the sounds I wanted from my song. He's very understanding of any changes and going back and forth between versions of the track which is really helpful. Overall, a really professional and friendly guy to work with. Would love to work with him again and highly recommend!
Yianni’s always got the A game ready for making sounds that move. He’s Super sharp at capturing the sounds needed to portray different emotions in a song. I’m always impressed and touched by his Ability to transmit an idea into a beautifully moving song 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
This guy makes my music sound as i want. And it's never easy for people to understand what i'm looking for, so you're definitely in the right hands here. Look no further!
Yianni is an Exceptional producer, sound engineer and an artist behind artists. He is very Intuitive with the sonics that will fit with the songwriting style and your voice. I'm so Grateful in Yianni's drive in bringing out the best sounds to the songs I write. I love Yianni's works.
Yianni was a pleasure to work with! He took the time to make the song exactly how I envisioned it. He was super professional and always responded instantly to my messages. Will definitely work with him again in the future!
There just are not enough words to write about how great it is to work with Yianni. He takes the time to understand a song from concept to creation. He worked with me on every step of the song and was able to come up with creative solutions whenever we hit a road block. He skill set is unmatched. He is patient and thorough and will work with you until you are 100% happy with the song. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
Yianni is the absolute God of music. He is Intuitive and confident about the choices he makes in sounds. He is very talented and a delight to work with. He communicated well both musically and in person. I love yianni’s Work. I also love yianni as a true artist. I’m grateful for you.
We really enjoyed working with Yianni! He’s a dope engineer.
Always amazing working with Yianni!
Yianni is incredible - looking forward to our next project together!
Yianni always knocks it out of the park! Incredibly skilled and awesome to work with.
Yianni is an Exceptional Producer and Musician. He was Intuitive about the sound that would suit my style and was Incredibly patient to meet me to get to understand my visions before we recorded in his Studio. He is Incredibly sharp and made me feel really comfortable before my recording. His production and arrangements were EXCEPTIONAL and really brought out the feel of the music.
Thank you for being such a wonderful producer and now friend, Yianni ! :)
Amazing work at short notice with a tight deadline. Met the deadline easily and made an amazing track. Great stuff. Highly recommended.
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Yianni is SUPER easy to work with! Very professional, quick and friendly. He's a super talented producer, engineer, mix master!! If you want a commercial, high quality product I definitely recommend working with him!! A+ collaboratorrrr!
Yianni is always fantastic to work with! We have done several projects together with more in the pipeline. He's amazing!
Always a fantastic experience with Yianni! Looking forward to our upcoming projects.
Yianni continues to prove himself to be a very talented and versatile producer and I really enjoy working with him! I look forward to many future projects.
Interview with Yianni AP
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of a couple of songs I worked on for the artist Jaws of Love. This is a side project for the singer of Local Natives. I was the lead engineer and mixer. I'm really proud of this one because this is one of the bigger artists I've worked with and I was really happy with the results.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always working on a lot of things, but what I'm most excited about is an EP that I'm producing for a talented artists by the name of Emree and another EP by another talented artists by the name of Morgan St. Jean. They are both incredible singers/writers and I'm really excited for what is to come when they start releasing our records.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Jack Collins very well. He is a very talented producer, mixer, engineer.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital for most things (pro tools, processing, etc.) because it's so easy to recall settings. If an artists needs some revisions I don't need to rewire my studio and spend an hour getting the settings on my hardware right. That being said, I do use some analog gear, specifically synths. Analog synths bring a nice warmth that I havnt been able to fully replicate in the digital domain.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will work my hardest to make sure they are 100% happy with the end result. In addition I promise to be honest and to push the artists to achieve greatness.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love that I get to be creative!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception of what I do is that because I can do so much (mix, master, engineer, produce, etc.) that I must not be very good at each of those things. I believe each of those skills informs each other and work together.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask a lot of questions. What their vision is, what their turn around time is, what the song means to them, how I can help their project, and what are some reference songs.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't settle for a product that you are not thrilled about. Make sure to really honestly communicate what you want and what you're feeling about the results.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, interface, guitar, headphones, and microphone
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar when I was about 12. Soon after that I started a band with my friends. When my band needed someone to produce and record our songs I stepped up and gave it a shot! I quickly fell in love with production, engineering, and mixing. I started working with more bands and interned at a local recording studio. I later attended Berklee College of Music where I graduated with a degree in Music Production & Engineering and with a minor in Commercial Record Production. I made a lot of life long friends and connections at Berklee. After graduating I moved to LA immediately. I started working with artists as soon as I arrived. About a year into living in LA I was able to start renting a private studio (where I currently work) to start working with more artists/musicians.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, modern, and simple.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it simple stupid
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on pop music. I'd say it's about 70% pop, 15% hip-hop, and 15% rock/everything else.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill's are producing tracks from scratch and mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a unique and modern production style accompanied by an ability to make the song sound and feel sonically awesome. At least that's the goal!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by talking with the artist for a while to get a really good understanding of what their vision is. I think this is probably the most important step. After I have a clear understanding of the vision I like to dive right in. If it's mixing or producing, I'll just go ahead and take a day or two and focus just on that. For production I'll typically start with a groove/drums and then build the instruments around that and the vocals. Once I have a good draft I'll send it to the client or have them come in to the studio and from there we work on any notes they have to finish it up.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a nice private studio in SilverLake LA. I was really fortunate to get this great space to use as my studio. It's got tons of instruments all around, drums, guitars, etc. And it's big enough to record a full band live or to just have a bunch of people in there hanging out/working on a song together. It's filled with plants and natural light :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: There are a lot of producers that really inspire me, such as Ricky Reed, Benny Blanco, Max Martin, and more. I'm inspired by their dedication to the craft of production and the fact that basically everything that touch turns out incredible.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for my clients is production. Usually a client will have an idea for a song (lyrics, chords, and melody) and I will produce the music and track for them.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Honestly the most commen question is how much is it going to cost and how soon can I get the final product. And my answer is almost always, "whats your budget and when do you need it by."