Nick McDougal

Podcast, Audiobook production

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Audiobook and Podcast production service: 1) Narration 2) Editing audiobook or podcast - your narration or mine. 3) Mastering 4) QA auditioning

I have a great ear - my background is in music. With careful attention to pace and flow I reveal the life of your narration, letting it breath naturally to capture your audience. From my business background I bring attention to detail with prompt and clear communication. I’ll work closely with you to ensure your project is produced correctly, on time and on budget. Audio production, editing, mastering, QC auditing, and narration services are available. I send out my work only when it's perfect. Let’s finish your project now!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Don Michael Stewart
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    Nick did an outstanding job on producing and narrating my audiobook. He was very professional both in work and communication. Did the work in a timely manner. Easy to work with. All in all, very pleased with Nick and his service.

  2. Review by Mary Lu Harding
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    In my experience, good audio transcribers are hard to find. Nick stepped in and saved my day with excellent quality transcription. He is both good at what he does and a pleasure to work with.

  3. Review by Peter Robinson Smith
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    I worked with Nick years ago. It was a wonderful experience. He was my recording producer and main editor and “lots” more! THIS latest project of Nick’s is perfectly suited for his talents and I’m confident saying it’s sure to be one more impressive additions to his list of successes.

  4. Review by Megan Rule
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    Nick has done an excellent job narrating and editing our audiobooks. He has become a valuable part of my production process taking on multiple projects at a time. He goes above and beyond, consistently producing consistent high quality work. He is an absolute pleasure to work with. - Megan Rule, Digital Marketing & Audiobook Manager at Inner Traditions • Bear & Company

Interview with Nick McDougal

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I work out of my own studio, built to exacting standards to provide accurate monitoring.

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

  4. A: Discuss project, provide audition sample, agree cost and delivery date.

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

  6. A: Edit previously recorded narration for audio books and podcasts Mastering Narration

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

  8. A: I am a musician, and bring my keen listening skills to the project.

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

  10. A: Audio books, podcasts

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

  12. A: solar panels, batteries, laptop, headphones, mic

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

  14. A: Time - producing quality results takes hard work, and time.

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

  16. A: How long will the job take, and what will it cost?

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

  18. A: When I'm working in audio I feel as happy and excited as a kid playing in a sandbox. I also like being my own boss.

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

  20. A: The job will be done correctly.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: I have worked with both analog and digital. Digital workflows can be more efficient and cost effective now.

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: I'm currently editing and mastering an audio book. Some of the narration was recorded at different times in different environments, requiring careful EQ work.

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

  26. A: I narrated, edited and mastered a 350 + page audio book recently. I produced an interesting, engaging narration, with excellent sound quality while completing the job within the client's budget.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Attention to details, while applying aesthetic and artistic sensibilities to the production.

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

  30. A: Get it right at the mic. Get the sound right at the source.

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

  32. A: Anyone who's got a script or audio file ready for production!

  33. Q: How would you describe your style?

  34. A: Detail oriented, conscientious, collaborative

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

  36. A: I started as a performing musician in my teens and earned by living as a performer for several decades. Later I founded and managed a compact disc manufacturing business. Now I work out of my own studio.

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

  38. A: Please describe your goal in detail. I'll advise you promptly as to how I can help you achieve your goal.

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

  40. A: What is your goal and your timeframe? What do we need to accomplish to complete your production?

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50% deposit. Balance due on approval of final files.

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Rode NTK
  • ProAc Studio 140 Mk 2
  • Auratone
  • AKG K702 monitors. I work from my own studio
  • built to exacting standards to provide accurate monitoring.
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