I can make any sound and do it well. I can do a soundtrack for any mood. Check out Iridescent Space Penguin, Fractal Goblins, Gentlecore, and Nick Tuttle to hear my work. I hope the quality speaks for itself 💖🎶
I am Iridescent Space Penguin, Fractal Goblins, Gentlecore, and Nick Tuttle. I write, perform, and produce way too much music even for those FOUR artist aliases to be releasing. Please make use of my manic creative energy 😁
You also might be interested in the fact that I can:
Add any instrument(s) of any complexity level to your song. Any genre / style / key / time signature / whatevs
Mix and master your music professionally for a reasonable price.
Give lessons on songwriting, audio engineering, music theory, and most instruments.
I can sing. Don't ask me to write lyrics please 😛
I can give constructive criticism without cutting anyone down 💪
I do actually have a physical studio. You could come record here (Misty Music Studio, Pisgah Forest NC).
Send me a note through the contact button above.
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Nick is a master musician and an incredible instructor. Before meeting Nick, I worked unsuccessfully with 3 other music teachers, which led me to a point of frustration that caused me to contemplate giving up. Once I met Nick everything changed. His understanding of music, theory, instruction, and constant motivation has transformed music from a distant hope to something that is understood and within my reach. His ability to create beautiful music in every genre is something to behold. He's a chameleon who weaves in and out of genres effortlessly. Do yourself a favor and reach out to him!
Interview with Nick Tuttle
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm really proud of Fractal Goblins and Iridescent Space Penguin. I created these two aliases as a way for me to "stick to my favorite genres", and they've wound up being the best creative outlets I've ever had 💖😈🐧 Any time you ask me what new thing I'm working on, I'll point you to one of those two artists.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Fractal Goblins are featuring Iridescent Space Penguin on a fancy new electro-metal instrumental 🎶
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Soon maybe :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Do people still argue about this? You should use both. Use what you like. All that matters is the end result. If it sounds good, it is good.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I'll do my best to bring your vision to life with SOUNDS AND NOISE 🎶🎉
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To be honest, I love getting to hang out with my animals and make music all day. It's the best <3
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you learn to / find time to play so many instruments? Well, it's a two part answer. 1. Lead a very unbalanced life 2. Practice for a million billion hours
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think I just sit in a dungeon making music all day... When in reality I sit in a dungeon making music all day WITH MY ANIMALS :D
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Can you link me some songs with examples of instrument tones you like? What sort of mood are you going for? Does your project have a message or a theme?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be VERY specific with your wants and needs please! There are a million billion sounds so you have to be specific.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Yamaha cedar top classical guitar Water filtration device Stainless steel jars How to survive being stranded on a desert island for dummies CB radio to signal for help
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ha! Forever. I started when I was 14, had various part-time jobs until my early 20s, and now I'm 30 😮
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: What a tough question, there are so many! Right now, my top choices would probably be Rebecca Sugar, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Mark Hoppus. All three for the same reason, I think they're really sweet people with incredibly creative souls.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears, not your eyes 🙈
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything except country music (sorry Kentucky). Electro-swing and fuzz-metal are my favorite genres, but I probably find myself working in hip-hop, pop, and contemporary jazz most often. Love those too :3
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: One thing people tell me a lot, is that I'm intuitive and will pick up on what sounds and moods you're going for pretty quickly. Music can be extremely subjective, and everyone interprets art in their own way, so being able to read people and find the sounds they hear in their head is probably my most valuable skill.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Flavor, colorful tones, danceable beats, catchy melodies, whatever you need 💖 Variety is the spice of life, and I like it SPICY!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Starting at the beginning of a song is probably the most consistent part of my process lol. I search for some core sounds that will be in the song and start playing with beats, melodies, and chord progressions 🎶
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simple, clean, and efficient. I've got a plethura of electric and acoustic guitars with different specs and tunings. Sold most of my expensive amps cause I mostly use pedals through Quilter amps. Gretch acoustic drums, Roland V drums, a few bass guitars, WAY too many keyboards, and a few unique instruments like Navajo flutes, a Fairy Ocarina, percussive toys, and more plugins than you'd know what to do with. I mostly mix on HS8's and double check things on AKG702's. My mic collection is smol but mighty.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Too many to list, so here's who comes to mind first: Green Day, Bruno Mars, Rebecca Sugar, Lizzo, Cloudchord, Edamame, Mastodon, Plini, Mark Hoppus
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It's super varied, but my #1 client request is usually for full instrumental tracks. Sometimes it's music for a singer, other times it's a soundtrack piece.