In today's world of Spotify streaming you want to avoid listener fatigue which is the result of overloud, harsh, bad and boring mixes which kill fan engagement. Because you have worked so hard you want to give your music every chance that it stays on yours fan's playlist forever. Don't miss out on those possible extra streams.
Have you got completed recordings that need to be professionally mixed with a vibe?
Do you need that magic combo of producer & mixer for your songs to make it the best it can be?
Want to avoid listener fatigue with an analogue warmth and a vibe that gives maximum listener pleasure?
I’m Nick J Harvey and my job as a sonic craftsman is enable your vision. I tackle every song with the ears of an arranger and record producer with a depth and perspective always considering how the sounds work together and ultimately affects the emotional response of your listener.
Working with yourself my goal is to elevate your music to maximum enjoyment, engagement, connection and pure sonic delight for your casual listener or diehard fans.
The craftsman's approach I take to music is inspired by the producers, mixers, arrangers and performers of the 60's/70's.
Make your music sound like a modern classic.
Specialty Genres: - Blues, Rock, Country, Folks
* Producer Services
* Overdubs/Adding Parts
* Full Production Services
I’m very approachable, professional and supportive with the desire to bring your musical vision to fruition with my own expert understanding.
I work remotely with my hybrid mixing studio and we can easily set a zoom meeting and dive into the details on a call together.
So let’s get rockin today
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Nick J.Harvey has managed to do what few others are able to do in today’s studio world: create a high-quality, “signature sound” that’s instantly recognisable. He uses just the right mix of an old-school, analog mindset, combined with modern production tools to put exactly the right vibe and polish on his productions, from arranging, through recording & mixing. I’ve had the pleasure of mastering several of Nick’s projects, and they’re a joy to work on, I never have to “fix” anything in mastering. I just need to remember to stay out of the way and let the quality of his work take center stage.
We have been working with Nick since 2018 when we released an EP of Christmas Instrumentals. Since then we have done a full Album of Christmas Instrumentals along with a couple of original instrumental singles with Nick Mixing and Producing as well as supplying parts as required. He is easy to work with and provides clear instruction as to what is required. Last year we were still able to release 2 singles while working remotely proving distance is no issue for Nick. The mixes are always excellent. We look forward to continuing to work with him on future projects.
I came to Nick with Lyrics and a basic tempo and melody idea presented with me singing acapella along with some reference tracks to give him an idea of the sound that I was looking for. My style is more old school country/folk/Americana and Nick basically was able to get inside my head and created the sound that I heard but could not properly articulate. I am excited to release this piece in the near future and I will be working with him again.
Interview with Nick J Harvey
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20 years in different roles. Over the last 5 years I've done numerous trips to LA and Nashville. I have even been mentored by a Nashville legend which lifted my game to higher level. Hopefully more international travel coming soon.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style... musical. In that I take the best of the last 50-60 years of music and apply those rules and lessons to today. Its about music that is good on the ears.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do the hard work of preparation. Get the performance of the parts right. Its the 5 Ps -Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Putting stuff together. I can understand how the sonic sandwich needs to stacked for the best results. From my previous experiences I work well in teams and pride myself on my professionalism.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The music business is all about relationships, so that first contact point with the client is critical. In developing a working relationship you can begin to understand the client desires, directions and vision. After that its about going to work for the client and getting a result for them.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my next album release for 2021.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both digital and analog. Get the front end sounding sweet and capture that into a computer. Much easier than having dramas with tape machines.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to establish they understand your goals and concerns for the project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A mixture of blues, rock, acoustic and country.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The ears of somebody that really has listened deeply to a lot of tracks, and knows how to take that experience and replicate those sounds for other people.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My approach was always to build a modern hybrid studio. A mixture of valve and analogue gear that might have been present in a studio in the 1970's for the front end with a high quality digital capture at the back end. I use a mixutre of UA plugins and Slate plug-ins that emulate the classic gear. I also do hybrid mixing outputting to an external mixing summing box that can extra harmonics and punch.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My whole passion for music was born out of listening to the 60's and 70's records of my parents as a child and later as an teenager. I remember the most mind blowing event for me was when I could start to pick out the parts of the records, for example hearing the shakers in a chorus of song. I realised I might have been listening to the music, but not really LISTENING to the music. Then my quest began to create "real music" like what I heard.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my external client work is mixing. Besides my own projects and TV/Sync tracks I also do guitar parts, arrangements, co-writers, and production services to other local artists. My goal is that my participation must always elevate the clients project.