I'm as passionate as you are about making your music sound the best it can be.
I have over a decade of experience audio, from running a studio to mixing live recordings for bands around the world. My specialities include all sub-genres of rock,indie, country and pop music, as well as live concert recordings.
As soon as an artist approaches me to work on their music, we're a team. It's that simple. My drive is to make your song something we'll both be proud of is what has lead to many artist's continuing to work with me, project after project. Here's a few snippets from my Google business page that artist's have shared:
"He is definitely not there to change your music only make it THE BEST IT CAN BE...Nick definitely deserves and has earned his spot in this business we couldn't be more thankful to find someone who is this kind, this experienced and absolutely focused on every minute you are paying for, really giving it his all." -The Committing
"Long story short, Nick will work with you to make music bigger and better than you thought you were capable of... Hearing Nick's final mixes of your music for the first time will induce a tear or two." -Madame Ruby
"Never been more proud of a project more than what we’ve done with Nick." -Sherwood Forest
"I've had the pleasure of working with some of the best in the industry and I put Nick Stetina right up there! Highly recommended." -Alexz Johnson
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Interview with Nick Stetina
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you like most about your rough mix? What songs/artists/productions are a comparable sound to what you envision your mix to sound like?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been running a studio and mixing/mastering for artists since 2006. Since then I've mixed hundreds of songs for artists both locally and internationally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love mixes that are punchy, have a healthy but tight low-end, and have a modern, radio ready polish, without sounding harsh, or too "hyper real".
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A little over everything comes through the doors, but I often work on rock, pop and their related sub-genres.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a music lover and someone with an analytical mind, I've been ingesting what I feel like makes great songs and mixes all of my life. I take that foundation with me into every mixing session I do, and with that, I have a standard and goal that I target every time.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My mantra with each project is, "If I could only provide this mix as a sample of my work, would I be proud to share it?" This philosophy forces me to always strive for more, and ensure I'm only providing the artist with my best.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Aside from the quest to make the best sounding recording possible, one of the things that excites me most about recording is connecting with people who share the same overwhelming passion for music as I do. More times than not, a band will enter the studio as strangers and leave feeling like long time friends. Recording in a comfortable environment plays a critical role in not only just enjoying the recording experience itself, but also in extracting the best performance out of yourself. It's my goal to make sure you're not only satisfied with the final product, but the process as well.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A well written and arranged song with proficient musicians will blossom effortlessly in the studio. It's easy to get caught up with what kind of mics or outboard gear a studio has, but don't lose sight on the fundamentals; 'that' is what makes it!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kurt Ballou puts out consistently great work. Love the sound of his room at GodCity and how it has become a signature sound in his mixes itself. Matt Squire, Kenneth Mount/Zach Odom, Steve Albini, Eric Valentine, Casey Bates, Brian McTernan - the list goes on. I can find something to admire about what most engineers in the industry do.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Artist's often send me sessions that they have recorded themselves, or in another studio, to mix and/or master for commercial release.