Highly accomplished, visionary, record producer, songwriter, composer and, mixing engineer based in Los Angeles,CA who has worked with Grammy Award winning artists such as, Avi Kaplan (Pentatonix), Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls). I work with major established artists as well as debuting, indie ones.
I pay huge attention to details, especially when it comes to vocal production. I will always guide singers to get the best possible performance. I love this process. artist development is a big part of my mission. What is more, I always make sure the music is very carefully tailored around the artist and helps the vocals shine.
My job is to make sure I understand artistic vision and I'm on the same page with a client, exchanging ideas and inspirations. I have nothing to hide in my process and I encourage artists to be a part of every production stage. I know that the right vibe and the right energy in the creative studio environment is everything.
I usually play all the interments on a track which makes the record sound tight and cohesive. Working with a very wide range of genres I find it very easy to combine even extreme influences.
Guidance to help artists with social media and digital marketing is a big part of what I do and is as important as every other part in a creative process.
Feel free to send me a message using contact button above and let's create something amazing together.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Michael Nocny
Michael is AWESOME! He is professional, efficient and creative. He is also warm, encouraging & uplifting. I trust his expertise and recommend him highly. I would love to work together again.
Michael already came very highly recommended by one of few people I trust. The vibe of the studio was very chill, clean, and professional. He made me feel like he was invested in making my vision come to light and not just what he liked. I've already recommended him to other friends.
I am beyond grateful that a friend of mine recommended Michael to me. Now after working with him, I can call him a friend of my own. He gave my music the production it's been missing. He made my music come to life and gave me hope again that not everyone in the business is shady. I had a say in how I felt about every detail, which is the most important part.
I truly cannot say enough good things about Michael as a producer and as a person in general! I worked with Michael on my EP at Endeavor Studios in LA-- he was an outstanding vocal engineer and captured the character and intimacy in my voice. I co-produced most of the songs with Michael and he was extremely respectful of my vision while simultaneously helping to elevate my sound in ways I had not previously thought of. Also, he gets everything done ON TIME. I wish everyone could be so efficient! I couldn't be happier with my experience and the final product!!
I adored my time at Endeavor Studios with Michael! We recorded my first ever EP last August and he, along with the Endeavor Studios fam, really helped me bring my songs to life. I would 100% recommend that you book some time at Endeavor Studios LA with Michael! He is so easy-going and fun to work with and you'll absolutely love the space!
Absolutely loved working with Michael! He is stellar. Intuitive and mega intelligent with all the skills, as well as an ear to match mine for fine-tuning details, he brought my track to life. It’s sounding just the way I had envisioned but a million times better. Everything has its place in the mix, and the song now totally slays like a Bulgarian dance party on a Spanish plaza overlooking the Alhambra. I also worked with Michael on producing vocals for a couple of tracks. He was able to pull expressions and tones out of me that I didn’t even know were possible. So much yes!
Working with Michal Nocny on my EP New Moon
Was a creative and visionary process. Michael will listen to all of you’re creative ideas and guide you into bringing your Vision to life! It is truly a process to work with Michael, however the end product is one of a kind and you will see your creative vision come to life if it is a process you are willing to trust. His production, engineering, mix/Master skills are out of this world and he is very professional, high level industry standard!!
I highly recommend working with Michael , especially if you have your own unique lane!
Michael’s understanding of music and energy puts him in a class by himself. I’ve worked with some of the most iconic producers and writers in the business and I can honestly say, Producers like him don’t come around very often i’m Humbled to have met and worked with him.
*He’s gets to the core without being forceful
Super patient *****
The guy is not normal I can think of a few instances
Where I was left speechless at is sheer speed brilliance. The guy is just unreal.
Suuuuuper vibey producer. If you're looking to get a modern, sexy, dark, sound, then this is Michael's bread and butter. That's not to say he isn't capable of doing so much more.
Honestly, you're getting a massive steal from this guy, where else can you hire a producer that has gone #1 multiple times?
Interview with Michael Nocny
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually ask about the goal and the vision for the project. We have to be on the same page and know exactly what we are aiming at. It's creative work but it has to be efficient as well.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please know where you are headed with your music. Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve as an artist. Have an open heart and mind. Every musical encounter could be an amazing inspiration if you allow it. Oh, and leave your ego at home.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing piano when I was 12 years and really quickly got into it. Got my hands on the first DAW (Sonar Cakewalk I believe) in the studio environment when I was 17. But that was just studying and having fun. I would say I've been doing this professionally for more than 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Hard to say really. I've been growing up listening to funky 80's and I love strong rhythms and beats but I also love moody, cinematic sounds. These two worlds are definitely present in my production.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Oh come on! It's too many! Can't choose. No it would be Michael Jackson...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't be lazy. oh, and always do what's best for the song. Well, ok...That's two ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I would say it's mostly pop related genres. I love darker, underwater, moody synth sounds but since I moved to California I discovered so many new genres like Country and Americana, and I absolutely love them al! Also, absolutely adore working with unique voices, choirs and a-capella groups. They just have one instrument, their voice, and it's incredible what they can do with it. Its so organic and natural.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think it's synchronizing with artists in a creative process. Once I get inspired everything happens really fast. I have a pretty strong intuition for a guy so I'm able to feel the artist without asking too many questions :)))
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever the song needs. It's always all about the song. Sometimes it's just a mix, sometimes there should be a change in lyrics or change of a key to make sure artist is perfectly comfortable delivering the story. I bring another set of ears and intuition. I always try to follow what feels right.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can work with anything just to start with. Could be just a vocal loop, drum loop or a particular sound that I like. I spend a lot of time getting to know the artist's music taste to make sure we are on the same page. I like to make things happen quickly and hear the final project as soon as possible so there no time to overthink stuff. It's just better to be spontaneous. Music is nothing else then live, evolving art.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of the time I'm asked to do a complete production from scratch to finish, whether it's a single, EP or the full length album. Co-writing or taking demo songs to the next level is the most common type of work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I can't tell you but its a big one! I finally was able to talk sense to myself and started working on my own album...It's been in the making for so many years but I feel like now is the time! A far as 2018 goes I lost count after producing 50 songs this year...
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Oh there are many producers, songwriters and top liners I would recommend in a heart beat. If I know I'm not feeling it I would always recommend someone who can do better than me.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I think I'm mostly proud of one particular song called "So Good" with an amazing polish singer Magdalena Tul. We recorded the song with Derrick McKenzie from Jamiroquai and incredible gospel choir, Sound'n'Grace. I co-wrote, arranged, fully produced and mixed the song. Also played most of instrument parts like guitars and keyboards. That was pure fun!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both actually, digital gives you speed and efficiency which is so important while creating but analog gives you all the feels, colors and flavors.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always give my best. The word "almost" or "good enough" is not in my dictionary.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get paid for playing. Pretty much. Most of the time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Let me put it this way, sometimes it's not about the music at all, or that snare sound or what mic to use. Sometimes it's just about the connection and support that record producer has to give the artist he works with. You may be the most talented producer in the world but if you lack interpersonal skills you are not going anywhere.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I just need one, fridge (full of beer)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am lucky to be able to work at one of the most inspiring studios in Los Angeles. The Endeavor Studios. It's a brand new, beautifully designed facility where artists can feel free to create anything they want. My setup is hybrid. I use a lot of plugins and emulations but with analog summing while mixing or mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Every musical encounter is an inspiration. It's all about the right energy. There is nothing better than being synchronized in a creative process with an artist in the studio, exchanging ideas and forgetting about an outside world for a minute.