Credited on records totaling well over 100M streams in 2019. Whatever your scale or style of music, I will use my knowledge as an engineer and my creativity as a producer to help shape you're music into the sound you are looking for.
Nate is an NYC based recording engineer, mixer, and beat-maker specializing in hip hop and pop.
Nate graduated with a BS in Audio Engineering from Husson University in 2017. He then moved to NYC and started working at Downtown Music Studios. Since moving to New York, Nate has developed his passion for engineering and his talent for beat-making into a unique and creative skill set that benefits musicians of all interests and genres. Over the years he has engineered, produced, and mixed for many critically acclaimed and award winning artists and clients including:
Black Thought (of The Roots)
Raekwon the Chef (Wu Tang Clan)
Chuck Strangers (Pro Era)
Benny The Butcher
Conway The Machine
AK The Savior (The Underachievers)
Dj Kool Herc
Lee "Scratch" Perry
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20 ReviewsEndorse Nate "NV" Eaton
Nate was the quintessential professional.
He was a pleasure to work with and was very attentive and accommodating with our requests.
Really nice to work with someone who can produce such a high calibre of work !
patient, helpful and professional! I really enjoyed working with this man
Nate was very patient throughout the process and helped me achieve the sound that I was looking for. If you are looking for a mixing engineer, I definitely recommend Nate!
Nate is super easy to work with, he uses his knowledge and expertise to boost your track into a banger! His creativity and dedication to a track gives you the best production you could ask for and his communication with me made it so much easier!
NV’s skills in both audio engineering and producing continue to impress me. One of NYC’s best kept secrets behind the boards if you asking me. Shoutout those tapes with Starker and Madhattan especially. Dude has that ear.
I worked with Nate for many years in the NY studio scene. He’s diligent and hardworking, knows the craft well and will do right by your project. We have spent countless hours working sessions together - I can vouch for his strong work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to get great results.
I hired Nate as a last minute replacement for a session at my studio in NYC and he came through in the clutch. My clients were very satisfied with the recording/mixdown and overall vibe of the session. The man knows what he's talking about and was able to communicate with my clients efficiently. I would highly recommend Nate as a producer and engineer!
Nate is an excellent engineer who has dedicated his full self to this craft. It show's in the care he gives to the project and the quality of his work. He's one of the hardest working engineers who i've had the pleasure of working alongside. I've learned so much through spending time in the studio with him. I can't recommend him enough.
I can’t say enough good things about working with Nate. The most successful songs and moments of my career have come in the past few years as I’ve trusted Nate to handle the mixing and mastering of all of my releases since 2017. Whether it’s singles, EP’s, or albums, no task is too big or too challenging for somebody who always rises to the occasion and meets his challenges head on.
When you work with Nate, you don’t just get an engineer, you get a true creative who will think outside of the box and bring ideas to the table to truly enhance your project(s).
You're in good hands with Nate! We've worked together over the years on various projects, in many different environments, and he continually goes beyond expectations. Nate's ability to always be attentive and maintain a good vibe in the studio, matched with his amazing technical prowess, is a rare combination that makes him such a pleasure to work with. Get this guy to work on your records and you won't be disappointed!
Nate is professional, personable, and timely. He enhances the quality and cohesion of the tracks and ends up elevating the whole product. He truly goes the extra mile to make sure the creative vision is met. I trust him to tackle any project I send his way. 10/10 would recommend.
Professional, knowledgeable, efficient and talented engineer. Has an exceptional ear for music and can bring your music to life. I've worked with Nate on many occasions and has all the necessary skills to engineer your next record.
I’ve worked with Nate on a couple projects in the past and he has always done exceptional work. Whatever you need to take your project to the next level, Nate can make it happen like no one else.
Nate is the most detail-oriented, communicative and versatile audio engineer I have had the pleasure of working with. When one of my clients needs a song/project mixed and/or mastered, he's my go-to. I can always depend on Nate to elevate the music to new heights in a timely and professional manner. Nate's prices are very fair for the product he delivers. You can't go wrong with NV.
NV IS A AS PROFESSIONAL AS IT GETS , ON TIME , VERY VOCAL & PUTS YOU FIRST ALWAYS
Nate Is the truth, he mixed the vinyl record I did Kool Herc and another one for Lee Scratch Perry. We also have another one coming, and he got beats too 💥⚡️🔥. -Mr. Green
Nate is a versatile and well rounded engineer/producer. Ive gotten to work with him on various projects side by side and he definitely pays close attention to the artists needs while going out of his way to make sure their vision comes to life. Efficient and down to earth are a few of the words I would use to describe his personality and work ethic.
Worked with Nate at a studio in NYC. Great engineer and super chill guy to work with.
Nate always brings a creative and unique touch to everything we've done together. He has been mixing and mastering my tracks for years and has always done an excellent job of taking my crappy raw mixes and making them crisp and clear, putting emphasis in all the right places and allowing the musical ideas that I want at the forefront to be very present and clean. He is great at communicating back and forth, and has done a wonderful job helping me reason through and quantify how I want the final product to sound when I a have trouble explaining my thoughts. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
I've been working with NV for a few years now. I work with a few artists and always recommend they send their songs to NV for mixing and mastering. His prices are fair and he turns work out quickly with minimal errors. He responds well to critiques and can be trusted to make his own decisions when prompted to.
I have also been able to listen to some of his own work and it shows his ability to switch styles. One of my clients aims for a more poppy/mainstream sound and NV does a good job handling these requests. His own personal style tends to lean towards more raw/underground hip hop sounds.
Interview with Nate "NV" Eaton
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. Because there are advantages to both. Analog for sound and inspiration. Digital for efficiency and capability.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I mixed and mastered Buckwild's album "Fully Loaded". I got to mix some of my favorite artists including Raekwon, Meyhem Lauren, and Chuck Strangers which was very cool.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My own music, a few SoundBetter artists, and some secret projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Juan "Saucy" Pena is a great engineer that taught me a lot and has an extensive credit list. We have similar philosophies and techniques.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best and help you find the sound you're looking for. It's worked so far haha.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It is a great balance. The technicality aspect with procedural and scientific challenges. Also the creative aspect with artistic challenges.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I work with their budget and their timeline? and I usually can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Looping is easy, mastering is wizardry.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can I hear the music? What are you going for? Do you have a deadline? What is your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Understand the basics of the process, focus on good communication, and don't try to undercut prices.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop (with sample libraries and all my software), headphones, Apollo, MPC Live, and a way to get power/wifi haha
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I got a B.S. in Audio engineering and have been working in the NYC studio scene and making music ever since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Dark, hard hitting, but also clean and hifi.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kendrick Lamar because he is very creative and must be one of a kind to work with in the studio.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do what feels right, there's a lot of imitation and over saturation in the music industry, it'll feel the best and be the easiest to make/do what you want to do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: hip hop: primarily Boom bap, Underground and sample based styles.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I feel my strongest skill is balance, I understand that the value of technicality, creativity and comfortability are all equally important when producing and mixing music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of technical training, honed in a high stress, high level pro studio environment combined with over a decade of production experience. The result is a professional, organized and experienced execution with a creative, specialized, and passionate creative outlook.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I think it is very important to be organized and it is an essential part of my workflow. I spend a lot of time organizing and prepping my mix sessions before I even get started with processing. I have a very developed template that I primarily build off of that can get me consistent results at a fast speed without sacrificing quality. It has also helped me develop "my sound".
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My home studio is a simple setup yet it is very effective. It is an acoustically treated "office" with some furniture my desk and a spare desk. My desk has my Avantone Mixcubes and Focal Alpha 80s. I use these in combination with Sennheiser HD650s to do the majority of my monitoring. I have an Apollo Twin quad core with UAD ultimate, Fabfilter everything bundle, Waves Mercury, Soundtoys 5, Valhalla All, and more. I use Protools 2019, Ableton Live, and occasionally Logic Pro X. I know my equipment very well and am able to continuously achieve the sound I'm looking for. In some situations I will work at larger Pro Studios in NYC primarily Downtown Music Studios. Downtown has amazing rooms and extensive gear lists that can be viewed on their website.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by many people from all mediums of art. In regards to music, MixedByAli and Eddie Sancho inspire my mixing, Alchemist and RZA inspire my production, and Black Thought and Kendrick Lamar inspire my overall creativity/artistry.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: In the past I was primarily recording hip hop, and pop vocals in a pro studio setting. Lately I have been mixing numerous styles from my home studio, project studio, and pro studio depending on the budget.