I have been working professionally in music for 6 years now, developing a passion for recorded sound. I believe in the spirit of an artists’ voice, and I find it to be a great honor to help translate an artists’ best performance into something accessible to the public. I hope to be that for your next production!
My name is Noble Thomas, and I am a mixing engineer based in NYC. I was educated at the Sonic Arts Center @CCNY, where I learned things from the basics of audio, to analog workflows and reparative audio processing. Since then, I have been mixing and mastering for artists such as "Rah-C", "sectiontoo", and others.
Mix: $150/song - 4 revisions (+$50/rev post)
Master: $50/song w/ 2 revisions
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8 ReviewsEndorse Noble Thomas
Had three tracks mixed by Noble and he delivered high quality mixes whilst listening to any changes I’d like in them!
So I far I've had one song mixed & mastered by Noble and it came out great!! Will definitely continue working with him, he's professional, easy to work with and very talented! :)
The song: sabina xvii - On Tilt
Noble has a really thoughtful approach to mixing with the professional flexibility necessary to elevate your track no matter the genre. Definitely recommend working with him!
My experience working with Noble was great! He was very responsive & worked with me to get the perfect sound I wanted. Thanks Noble!!
Noble mastered my band's last single, "Honey Garden," and I will definitely be calling him again for future projects. He's very professional, shows dedication, and works quickly. I was extremely pleased with the results of the single, and am always impressed with other music I hear that he's worked on. I would recommend Noble to anyone looking for mixing and mastering work. I have no doubt that he will continue to be successful!
Been working with Noble for almost two years. Overall great taste and great ear! His mixes will surpass your expectations. He prioritizes getting you the best product possible in a timely manner. Super pleasant to work with. Good vibes all around. Couldn’t recommend him enough!
I've worked with Noble for years on a variety of projects and he always displays a high level of professionalism backed by a great ear. His mixes alone are extremely strong, but his input and creative risk taking when working together has always been inspiring and enhances the track sonically. I would recommend him to anyone looking for that next great engineer who will be making significant waves for years to come!
Really enjoyed working with Noble and will 100% continue doing so. The studio time is always good vibes. He is also very professional and meticulous with each track and always delivers-- making sure the mix is tight and guiding the sesh, while also listening to the direction you as an artist want the track to go in. I've gotten my music mixed and mastered by the top recording companies in the past and working with Noble is on par with that same quality! Highly recommend
Interview with Noble Thomas
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The project "Portrait" by sectiontoo is a project I am very proud of. I think we collaboratively got the tracks to really sing and show the story of the record as a whole. I mixed and mastered the whole record.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: a few singles, a full length album, and a short film
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, either, it doesn't matter in my mind. I think digital sounds great, and so does analog. They both have their own use case; use them when needed!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to handle your music with respect and care, and always thinking on translatability and transparency.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working with sound, it's honestly very moving on my end.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My clients like to ask me how long things will take, and I try to keep it under a week :)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Production doesn't include mix work, the mix is really a separate process in my mind.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually like to ask about the origins of the song, who produced it, what kind of instrumentation was used, the meaning or understanding of the song, and what's missing/lacking
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice would be to bring your art to someone like me with confidence and know your vision for the track beforehand so that I can best understand what you're wanting to hear at the end.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, interface, m50s, mouse, keyboard
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have always been a musician from a young age. I started as a drummer at age 5, and have been playing ever since. This started me playing in church, school, and around the NY area with friends. After playing for some time, I got interested in live sound production and would rent systems / run FOH. This naturally turned into a curiosity towards recorded music and I've been hooked ever since. That ended up with me going to school at CUNY City College for Audio Engineering, and now I'm here!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I believe my style really acts more like a filter than a style. I like being able to take the source material and just define it in a way that keeps it tight to the original but helps it translate to others.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the Foo Fighters because I can't imagine the feeling of a record being made with that kind of force.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Making your bass line hug your kick drum is one huge ticket to a vibe
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm usually working on hip hop, rnb, pop/electronic music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being able to bring translatability and depth to the source material is definitely my strong suit.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to think that I bring an unbiased ear to a song. I don't think there's much else that really defines the ear of a mixing/mastering engineer versus a normal ear except for the ability to look at the song as a whole and hear it for what it is.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually work from the drums and forward. My mixes are very spatially driven, so I like to get the core center elements driving before placing the stereo information.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: All digital set up around a UAD Apollo 8 Quad and a Lucid ADDA 8224. Presonus Sceptre S8 mains with T10 sub. JBL LSR305 as second monitors. Heritage Audio RAM2000 monitor controller. A bunch of plugins :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Daniel Lamois, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, and many others
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually get handed the session from my clients when they are just finishing up the production and the vocals. I then usually take the session for a few days and come back with at least v1 of the mix.