Hi, I'm Nathan Scott, a ProTools certified operator with 4 yrs. of music production experience. I've had the privilege of working alongside Brady Kerr, one of the only ProTools certified experts in the world, recording, mixing & mastering hundreds of tracks and an album. I've released 4 self-produced EP's and have produced a wide variety of genres.
I am offering the following services:
- Playing Guitar on your Track
- Programming Drums
- Vocal Processing
- Writing Lyrics
- Quantizing Tracks
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Nathan Scott
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud of my contribution to Norco Music's albums and for holding the record for contributing to the most tracks on the albums at 24 tracks total. I took on many roles (producer, songwriter, singer, mix engineer, guitarist, bass, and more). You can check out those credits at http://www.norcomusic.com/nathanscott
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Paisley, he's an awesome house producer and colleague, trained by Brady Kerr as well. He also recommended that I try SoundBetter so huge shout out to him.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I get great results, Its portable, I can work from anywhere, I can save a lot of money & often times those huge mixers are just there for aesthetic reasons anyway.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I am not happy until you LOVE the result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing someone who is new to recording excited about the results. Watching them leave happy and listening to their song on their phone with a smile on their face. OR when customers record and hear the raw file and start to get super pumped once I start adding plug ins & effects. That's always fun.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: A lot of people don't know the difference between mixing and mastering.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would ask questions about their project, their struggles, and how I could help. Then, depending on what they are hiring me for I would ask the following: If they want me to sing: What about? Any reference tracks that evokes the emotion you want to evoke? If I'm Mixing / Mastering: Which Artist's mixes do you love? What song sounds most like yours?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on building my brand as Nathan Scott as well as my house music side project Roam Amor.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure the proof is in the pudding. If you're going to hire someone to make you sound good, make sure they have proof that they can.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Laptop, My ZOOM mic (cause it can be used as an interface/ mic), My Acoustic Guitar (with DI in case theres wind), my headphones, and an instrument cable. This right here would be a very portable setup and I'm sure i could get some awesome samples on that island.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My path could've gone in about 5 directions. I've tried: Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Clothing Designer, Bartender, DJ, and Tattoo Artist. I've been producing music for 4 years now and am now ready to go all in on this path.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Experimental and ever-expanding. Like NYC melting pot.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Josh Pan because he doesn't stick to one style, he's interesting, and oddly enough has been in a few of my dreams. Story Time: I had a dream about Josh Pan two days before my girlfriend won his giveaway for 4 tickets to his show
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you are a new producer don't expect that everything or even anything you make will be good, It takes time, repetition and dedication. It's in the process that you find passion and once you've found passion there are no mistakes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Whatever type of music is inspiring me at the moment mixed with whatever has inspired me in the past. I have worked on a wide variety of genres and especially love blending genres. to name a few: House, Future Bass, Dubstep, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggaeton, Reggae, Jazz, Classical, Riddim, Trap, Alternative, Rock, Metal and everything in between.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I believe my strongest skill is being able to be in a flow state when I create music, however, I have been told that the thing that makes my music so strong is my voice.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my attention to detail, My life experience, and an open heart.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Every track is different, I don't have a specific process but I do move fast and take an outcome independent approach to creating. Sort of like throwing paint at a wall and seeing what sticks. After I feel like the song is showing its face then I'll add the makeup (arrange, mix & master).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a bedroom studio, sound-treated walls, an AVID MBox interface that I plug my KRK Rokit 8 monitors, AKG C214 and instruments to. I have 3 Midi Keyboards and a Yamaha Keyboard, 2 Acoustic guitars, 1 Electric and a bass guitar. Check it out at https://www.therealnathanscott.com/recordingportfolio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: OWSLA, Brady Kerr, Mad Decent.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record, Mix, Master.