My name is Nick Bond. I'm a young, hungry producer and mixing engineer offering professional results at seriously affordable prices. If you need help getting your musical ideas from the notepad to the radio but don't want to break the bank, then hit me up and let's make a record.
If you're after a professional mixdown of a track you've already recorded, that's easy! My rate listed here is very inexpensive and I get great results.
If you're looking to work on a track from a production standpoint, let's do it! I love getting down and dirty working on arrangement, structure, melody, harmony, and rhythm to get your track as banging as possible.
I typically use a combination of 'in the box' software such as Logic Pro X, Waves Plugins, and Soundtoys plugins in conjunction with some IRL gear I've collected over the years (Juno-106, DX7, Fender Mustang to name a few) to keep me inspired, but also maximise the efficiency of my workflow.
If you require a number of my listed services, then I'll bundle them up and discount the total price for you.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Nick Bond
Nick has been essential to my project - he's recorded, mixed and generally produced everything beyond all levels of expectation. His suggestions on other elements of songwriting (structure, lyrics, synth and guitar parts) have always been very pop sensible and ultimately led us to a much better final song. I couldn't provide a stronger recommendation to give Bondy a go - its been a wonderful experience for my band and could be a great fit for your project too.
Studio time with Nick is a breeze!
Nick is the most hard-working producer I have worked with to date. He has truly helped elevate the sound and arrangement for my projects DIET and Aeroplane Mode, and has been a crucial part of my team for the last 5 or so years. I definitely recommend getting in the studio with Nick.
Interview with Nick Bond
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Kitschen Boy was the first band that hired me to work as the sole producer and mix engineer on their EP from start to finish, so they hold a special place in my heart.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Working on EPs with Aeroplane Mode and Juno Disco and some singles with Albert Salt and Kitschen Boy.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Who cares. Whatever gets you to the solution quickest is the correct method.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My clients can have absolute faith that I will be fully invested in their work from a creative and emotional standpoint, with an eye to achieving the best possible sonic results with their music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it never feels like work.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you need expensive gear and fancy studios to make great sounding music. You just need knowledge, passion, and patience.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are their influences? What are their goals?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for someone whose influences and approach seem most similar to your's. You'll make some cool music together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Macbook, An Interface, A little MIDI Keyboard, An SM57, and a Guitar.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've played in bands for a good 15 years now and have been playing guitar for as long as I can remember, but it didn't take me long to realise that just playing music wasn't the whole picture. From the age of 12 I was fascinated by the recording process and have spent my whole life since then trying to get better at it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A balance of creativity and efficiency.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who is hungry and talented.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just do it. Don't think, don't hope, DO.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been lucky enough to make heaps of different styles of music in my life, from Rock, to Dance, to Experimental. If I had to pin down what I'm working on mostly these days it would probably be in the Indie Electronic realm (think anywhere between Mac Demarco '2' to Tame Impala 'The Slow Rush').
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Rationalism. I like making calm and measured decision in the studio. There are still times when music sweeps me up and makes me incredibly emotional, but when there's a production or mixing-based problem to solve, I think through it calmly and solve it.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: 20 years of experience and obsession with all kinds of music. Whether that's from a performance or production standpoint, I've been studying this thing called music incessantly for most of my life now.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I put a lot of effort into pre-production to ensure that a client's song is really working well before we even get into the studio. From there, I encourage artists to perform to their strengths and let their talent shine through tracking. I like to experiment with fresh sounds and ideas once the foundation of the song has been laid down and throughout the mixing process to ensure the listener has some interesting sonic textures to latch onto.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a dedicated space on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria for tracking drums and vocals and mixing songs, but also have a reasonably complete set up in my house in the city should I need to realise an idea quickly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My biggest inspiration as a producer would be Kevin Parker. His will to experiment with different recording techniques to find new and interesting sounds really compliments his work as a songwriter and producer.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide a range of services for artists, but most commonly, I'm lending my creative input as a producer, my technical knowledge as a recording engineer, and my experience as a mixing engineer to get my client's song from the notepad to radio.