Mike Nicholson Hondo Creek

Studio, Guitarist, Bassist

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Mike Nicholson Hondo Creek on SoundBetter

Recording, writing and playing music for over 40 years.

Hondo Creek is a full service facility located in central NC near Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Designed by venerable studio designer, Hondo Creek and I can offer top notch recording, mixing and mastering. As engineer I have recorded acts such as the Connells, Terry Anderson, Peter Holsapple, Eric Sommer, VoR and hundreds more. I can handle anything from down and dirty demos to full on productions - from Bach cello concertos to gangsta rap to authentic delta blues - I done it all. As a guitarist I am versed in most style except jazz or metal. As a bassist I am proficient in most rock styles as well as country, Americana, folk and more.
Plug-ins: Universal Audio, Waves, IK Multimedia, T-RackS, FabFilter, Soundtoys, LiquidSonics, Antares, ToonTrack.
Monitors: ATC SCM-150, Focal Alpha 80. UA Apollo converters, Avid S3 console, boutique preamps, massive mic locker, guitars and amps galore. Software and real keyboards. Drum programming.

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  • The Rockinghams
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8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Craig Pearman
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    Hondo Creek is a beautiful, state-of-the-art studio that more than fulfilled my needs. In addition to top of the line equipment, I was very impressed with Mike's dexterity and knowledge during the recording and mixing process. I always felt he had my best interest at hand. And the control room is a very comfortable and casual area. My song came out sounding terrific. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Gary Pullen
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    Hondo Creek is an amazing place to record your song or album at. Set in a small wooded neighborhood in Pittsboro it allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle of Raleigh, relax and record.

    My first album was made there with Mike Nicholson at the controls and he did a great job of producing and playing multiple instruments on the album. I can't wait to work with him again. Do yourself a favor make some music there, you will be so happy you did.

  3. Review by Jackson McGee
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    Hondo Creek is a very relaxed space with a great sounding room. Mike Nicholson is a master of workflow and incredibly efficient in setting up and dialing in sounds. Mike has a great set of ears and has the ability to quickly mix and master sessions. A great Ludwig kit, full compliment of microphones, amplifiers, guitars, midi tools and keyboards.

  4. Review by Jen Strassberg
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    Mike is a joy to work with. From doing recordings in the studio to teaching me how to play the guitar, Mike is an expert at his craft. Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Brannon Bollinger
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    I'll second Boomhower. Mike is great at everything! Very knowledgeable and flexible. Lots of experience. And Hondo Creek is a beautiful studio.

  6. Review by Michael Daughtry
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    We had a comfortable, professional, and productive experience. We were extremely satisfied with our final product. Thank you Hondo Creek!

  7. Review by Daniel Hresko
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    I have trusted Mike Nicholson for all my band and solo recording needs for over 15 years, most recently at the gorgeous Hondo Creek facility. Professional, personable, empathetic, and possessing an encyclopedic knowledge of guitar tones and the ability to conjure them, Mike will get you the sound you want, and give you the respect and care that you and your project need.

  8. Review by Jeremy Boomhower
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    Mike is very professional and knowledgeable. He's able to adapt to any musical project I can throw at him and works very efficiently. I highly recommend him for anyone looking to record at any level, be it a demo recording or full length album.

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