My name is Nathaniel Bridges and I am a California based mixing/mastering engineer, looking to work with a diverse set of clientele. I provide a high quality product very quickly.
I'm a highly dedicated recording engineer, easy to work with, and very fast. I went to The Berklee College of Music in Boston where I got a Bachelors degree in Music Production and Engineering, as well as a Masters Degree in Music Technology at Berklee Valencia, Spain. I've been working as an audio engineer for over ten years.
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Interview with Black Market Recording
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My job is never boring because I never have to work on the same thing twice. Every day is a new set of challenges.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I bought my first 16 track Yamaha digital recorder at the age of 12 after mowing my dads lawn for a year. After that I interned at a recording studio called Rockwell Sounds for four years in high school. I got my degree in Recording and Production from Berklee Boston in 2014, and my Masters from Berklee Valencia in Music Technology and Innovation in 2015. I have since enrolled in a coarse to become an Avid Certified Expert in Pro Tools with an anticipated finish date of 2016.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I think I bring out a little bit more aggression and grit to alot of recordings I work on. I like them to feel kind of old school.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on alot of Americana, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Reggae, Garage, and Pop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to work fast, organized, and in a professional manner. If you really need a song finished as soon as possible, but want it to sound professional, I am your engineer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Tascam 388 1/4'' tape machine that I use for tracking, and as a mastering tool. I have Pro Tools 11 and numerous plug ins (Melodyne, RX Suite, etc) that I use for editing, mixing, and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am very inspired by Jack White, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and many others. I want to be able to release a steady stream of high quality work over the course of my career as a music producer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically I will edit, mix, and master a track for a client to completion. This usually involves a dialogue every day where I will update the client with my progress, any changes I've made, and creative discussions about the track over email.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to provide you a high quality mix or master at a fraction of the price of many of my peers.