AboutSound designer | Greece
Alex Retsis is a freelance audio specialist based in Athens, Greece. He has been active in the field of discography, since 1993 and in theater, TV and advertisement since 2008. He has provided sound design & music services for international clients including Vodafone, WIND, IKEA, X-BOX / Microsoft, HALLS, AMSTEL and many others. For his work in advertisement he has won domestic awards (ERMIS). In the past, Alex has been involved with setting up two record companies – the techno label “Modular Expansion Records” and the experimental label “Anthropos-Mekhane”, He has performed concerts in many European countries, including the Institute For Contemporary Art in Berlin, at PACE – De Montfort University, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Berghain & Tresor clubs and has participated in domestic festivals such as Synch, Bios, Mediaterra and many more. Alex is the founder of Qebo (experimental electronic music act, signed artist with Detroit Underground label) and Videogame Orchestra (chiptune side-project). Japanese synthesizer company KORG, has endorsed his collaborative “EMEX” analog techno project.
Alex is a sound designer and on occasion beta-tester, for audio software developers Arturia, Glitchmachines, Unfiltered Audio, Sugar Bytes, Audiomodern and other companies. He designed the hip-hop signature library “New City” for sample specialists Soundmorph and the video-game sound FX library “Parallax”, for Glitchmachines. Additionally, he frequently collaborates with German audio pioneers Native Instruments, for which he provides sound design and composition services, and US based sound innovators Twisted Tools. His latest production is the hybrid foley loop library “Shift”, for AudioModern and the signature chiptune / circuit-bent Maschine Expansion “Byte Riot”, for Native Instruments. Alex also provides exclusive sound design content for Soundsnap, Hollywood’s Pro Sound Effects and Sounds.com, the audio platform powered by Native Instruments.
|2017||EBGE Merit Award||Merit Award for Mozaik’s self-promotion “Vibrant Synergy” website in the Digital Applications category.|
|2017||Silver Ermis for “Design / Self-Promotion”||Mozaik digital marketing agency has just won a Silver Award (Ermis Awards) in the Design / Self-Promotion category, for their “Vibrant Synergy” website re-branding campaign|
|2016||European Design Awards (ED Awards)ing / Music – Film||Silver design award for Packaging / Music – Film “EMEX 00110001”|
|2016||Bronze Ermis for “Social Media / Content Placement”||Fonzies Choco|
|2014||Bronze Ermis for “Social Media”||Wind F2G Cantata|
|2014||Bronze Ermis for “Use or Integration of Music”||Wind F2G Cantata|
|1996||Technological Educational Institute of Athens||Informatics / Computer Science|
|1996||Philipos Nakas Conservatory||Computer Music & Technology|
|1992||University of Cambridge||First Certificate in English (FCE)|