I write and tour with the band Microwave (mcrwv.com). I'm proficient with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Melodyne, and VocAlign. I'm an encyclopedia of music. I'm confident that I can help make whatever project I work on as good as it can possibly be.
I've toured internationally over the last 6 years and written the lyrics/vocals and much of the instrumentation for 3 LPs, an EP, and 2 smaller releases with the band Microwave. I started recording/editing/engineering in 2016 and have since become proficient with Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Melodyne, and VocAlign. I'm a wizard with all sorts of comping, editing, and tuning. Let me work on your project with you and I promise you'll be glad that you did!
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Interview with Nathan Hardy
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hire me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook Pro, UAD Apollo Interface, Peavey Telecaster, Gibson Ripper Bass, Danelectro Baritone
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to a lot of music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Stoner Rock, Indie Rock, Emo
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Identifying what will make a song better, both with composition/arrangement and mixing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'm great at writing melodies, harmonies, composition, and arrangement as well as identifying different potential inspirations for a given project, communicating how I think things should come across and why.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I prefer to get stems for demoes and to play around with the composition/arrangement to see if I can help make it better. I like to recruit one of a couple engineer friends that I have to track drums at a nearby studio. I'm not very particular about the order in which things are recorded. I never stop working on a song until I'm sure it's as good as it can be.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a room built out dead end/live end using 4 inch thick fiberglass insulation including ceiling-mounted cloud insulation. I create a vocal booth using additional 4 inch thick fiberglass acoustic panels mounted on stands arranged underneath the treated ceiling.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jon Brion, Rick Reuben, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Tracking, comping, and editing while assisting with composition and arrangements.