I’ve been mixing audio and creating music for over 20 years in Los Angeles and now I’m happy to be exploring my new life in Portland. I'm used to working for large corporations and brands such as Vizio, Ford and the BBC. Attention to detail and making the client happy (YOU) are my priorities.
I am currently working with four music libraries producing rock, cinematic hip hop, pop and EDM. If you are interested in a genre of music that is not represented here in my profile, message me and I will be honest about what I can or cannot create. I want you to be happy with my work!
MIXING / REMIXING / EDITING / SOUND DESIGN:
If you have a song that needs some extra love, send me a link and let me know what you are hoping to accomplish. I want to work with you to get a result that you hear in your head. I have done sound design and mixing for clients such as Dodge, Infiniti, Vizio, Chevron, BBC, Travel Channel and many more.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
6 ReviewsEndorse PhonoFreq Studio
Nick was VERY responsive and actually listened to what we needed. He is a music producer who can craft a song that fits the mood required. Creative and professional A+
Nick has been a solid performer for me more than once. He has a great ability create songs that won’t sound like a bunch of loops strung together.
I can't recommend Nick enough. Solid work, quality, professional.
Nick lives and breathes music! And he is a pleasure to work with. He is a first call when I need music or audio mixing.
Nick is a tremendously tasteful composer and knows how to add the grit when it's time to get dirty. Love working with him, such a great focus, also a tremendous audio mixer on the technical front. He gets the organic flow of being creative while always staying super sharp on the technical front. Looking forward to our next session already, highly recommend.
Nick has been a reliable source for music and mixing. Top notch quality, creative and always professional.
Interview with PhonoFreq Studio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Music for various libraries.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. With it's limited samples of time it has limitless possibilities when you work from a small studio ;)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise my clients that my goal is to make THEM happy with the results of our collaboration. I will set aside my preferences to attend to their creative vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sat phone, boat, fishing net, spear, hat
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: guitar --> band --> classical guitar studies --> music degree in audio production --> los angeles -->
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The intersection of acoustic and electronic.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Compression is your friend. Learn to use it and help your track blend into a professional production instead of a demo track.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie Pop Rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creating a song based on my clients vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 20 years of attending to clients needs and making sure they are getting what they envision for their creative endeavor.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If I am creating a pop song from scratch, I like to get the primary chord progression thought out on my acoustic guitar. Then I start crafting the production around that - rhythm feel with drums, then bass, and then adding breaks, bridges, transitions, etc... If I am creating an EDM track, I might start with kick and snare beat or a synth sound. EDM is much more experimental and depends on a track by track basis.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, Kontact, Izotope RX iMac ProiMac Pro 2017 10-Core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon W Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz 23.75MB cache 64GB of 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory