Whatever your scale or style of music, I will use my knowledge as an engineer and my creativity as a producer to help shape your music into the sound you are looking for.
Nate is an NYC based recording engineer, mixer, and producer specializing in hip hop, pop and more.
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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76 Reviews - 15 Repeat ClientsEndorse Nate "NV" Eaton
Nate is a top mixer! I highly recommend!!
Nate was amazing! super professional with a fast turnaround time.
He took my song to the next level... Nate really delivers an excellent mix/master!
My dude NV killed it again. He transformed my song into what I envisioned with complete accuracy. Hit him up!
Nate is a good dude. Very professional. Book him!
Great mix! great communication - highly recommended
Easy to work with and super quick turn around time! Great engineer!
Nate was very knowledgeable and gave many great pointers for my first time recording in a professional setting. The workflow we had was great and I'm excited to go back and record again
Nate is extremely patient, quick to respond, and easy to work with. Appreciate it Nate.
Nate did a great job, he listened to what I was going for with my song and was very fast replying and doing revisions. He started working as soon as I funded the job and made sure the song sounded like I wanted. I might work with him again since the final result didn't disappoint
Great working with Nate -
High quality sound
Will definitely come back for more!
Replied fast, listened well to my revision requests.
I feel so lucky to have found Nate. He's so chill and easy to work with. I tried to get this song mixed before by 3 other people and he's the only one who could get it done so well. We did it in so few revisions as well which is rare for me. Thank you Nate, I'll be back!
Nate was awesome to work with! Super fast, talented and professional! Great sounding mix for a pop/rap type beat. Thanks Nate!
I had a really great time working with Nate! I loved his attention to detail on the mix, and the way he built the developed the track. He's a consummate professionl, and a delight to work with; really friendly and generous!
very fast turnaround time, great communication, affordable prices and most importantly gave a fye ass mix. check his credits he knows what hes doing . highly recommend
Excellent job. extremely pleased with this mix. very professional and quick to respond. Highly recommended. 5 stars.
Complete pro! Check his credits. Excellent communication and I couldn’t have asked for anything more out of Nate. Thanks my man
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.