Nick Agee

Mixing & Mastering

starstarstarstarstar
34 Reviews (29 Verified)
Nick Agee on SoundBetter

Professional Recording Engineer/Mixer located in Los Angeles, CA. Experience working with Grammy award-winning producers and artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers and Portugal.The Man. Work featured on official Spotify and Apple Music playlists.

My mission is to deliver a final mix that captures the client’s vision for their song in the best way possible.

To achieve this, I’ll take your recordings and highlight the clarity, depth and energy in each performance, creating a final mix that fills the listener with that same emotion and energy the artist had recording it. I strive for that feeling in every one of my mixes.

I love working on music in the indie pop/bedroom pop genre, as that pulls influences from R&B, Jazz, and even Funk in fresh and modern ways. I’m heavily inspired by artists like Still Woozy, Foster The People, and Frank Ocean.

I see mixing as a cooperative process between creatives. The more information I can learn about you and what inspires you to create, the better I can help you achieve that sonically.

Reach out and let's talk about your project! I’m happy to help in any capacity I can.

- Nick Agee

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Nick Agee
  • Dr. Demento
  • Falling in Reverse
  • Motörhead
  • Blues Traveler
  • Little Faith
  • Little Faith
Discogs verified credits for Nick Agee
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Amanda Fridley
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Spring Sing Company 2014
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Rob Staley
  • Little Faith
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Little Faith
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Amanda Fridley
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Spring Sing Company 2014
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Rob Staley
  • Downtown Attraction
  • Little Faith
  • Hot Chocolate Party
  • Little Faith
  • The Curly Wolf
  • Various
  • Blues Traveler
  • Motörhead
  • Falling In Reverse
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic / Osaka Popstar
  • Motörhead

34 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

Endorse Nick Agee
  1. Review by Sofie S.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    second time working with him, highly recommend! he’s very patient and makes sure you’re happy with the result. always a pleasure working with him

  2. Review by Sofie S.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    very patient and understanding! nick makes sure that you’re completely pleased with the end result and is super friendly and professional. highly recommend!

  3. Review by Terry D.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    It was easy working with Nick through the entire project. He delivered exactly what I wanted. Great attention to detail. Revisions were fast and accurate. Overall it was a great experience!

  4. Review by i.e (.
    starstarstarstarstar
    by i.e (.
    check_circleVerified

    Nick was exceptional, not only for his mastering/mixing skills but also his friendly, organised and professional manner. He understood the assignment, what we wanted from our project, and used his creativity to really bring the most out of our song.

    Would highly recommend.

  5. Review by Laela
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Laela
    check_circleVerified

    Absolutely wonderful to work with!!

  6. Review by Jodye Phoenix
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick was super cordial and quick with getting my masters back to me. Loved the quality of how they came out as well, will definitely collaborate again in the future!

  7. Review by Ben Camden
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick did a great mix of my song! He was very easy to deal with and delivered my revisions with a quick turnaround. He had some really good ideas for reverb/delay throws to add some interest, and helped add in an extra synth part to complete the song. He made the guitars sound amazing too!

    I'm so happy with the final mix! I will definitely be getting Nick to mix more songs and highly recommend him.

  8. Review by Anuraj B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    So much fun working with Nick! He gave me a great sounding master and was professional and quick as per usual!

  9. Review by Simon Brienzo
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick is the man! Very Easy to work with and he has great taste with mixing! Highly recommend Nick to help polish your tracks!

  10. Review by Johan Bjurling
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Super easy and polite communication. Quick to deliver and make revisions. And most importantly, a great sounding mix and master!

  11. Review by Anuraj B.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick was super professional, really friendly and a genuine joy to work with. He helped me achieve exactly what I had in mind for the master of my song.

  12. Review by Jos Vincent
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick is a mixing GENIUS! We’ve worked before and every track he touches turns into a massive bop 🎵 very polite, professional, and creative. Will never work with another mixing engineer- Nick is just too good.

  13. Review by Josh Elson
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick did a solid job mastering my track! He turned it around super quick, was open and responsive to my questions/requests, and seemed pretty knowledgable about the whole process. A pleasure to work with!

  14. Review by Erica
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Erica
    check_circleVerified

    Fantastic work from Nick again. A great balanced master and quick turn around time. He's an absolute beast.

  15. Review by Erica
    starstarstarstarstar
    by Erica
    check_circleVerified

    Nick was polite, prompt and did an excellent mastering job. Clean, balanced and brought out the best parts of the song. Amazing volume increase too!

  16. Review by Simon Brienzo
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    I can not recommend Nick enough! He was a pleasure to work with and everything was done very quickly! I will 100% be coming back for future songs!

  17. Review by Jordon Hudson
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick is awesome to work with! Very efficient and easy to communicate with. Works hard to ensure you are happy with the product and will help to achieve your vision working on a full album project. Would highly recommend Nick!

  18. Review by Zaryab Khan
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick once again showing me why he's a pleasure to work with, with great communication and a better master!

  19. Review by Jordon Hudson
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    Nick is super awesome to work with. Very fast communication and happy to make revisions as needed! Very good at helping to achieve your vision. and your sound. Looking forward to working with him on future projects!

  20. Review by Dane M.
    starstarstarstarstar
    check_circleVerified

    always so helpful and awesome to work with!

Interview with Nick Agee

  1. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  2. A: Lately I've been really into working on music in the indie pop genre because it pulls a lot of influence from R&B, Jazz, and even Funk. So I feel like it's always fresh and inspiring.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Currently my studio space includes a pair of Neumann KH-120 monitors, a 27" iMac, and a UAD Apollo Twin X Quad as my audio interface. The room has been treated with acoustic paneling and my monitors have been calibrated for the room to ensure that they are producing a flat frequency signal. Making it an optimal space for mixing and mastering.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I've been working in music for about 10 years now. I studied audio engineering at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. After my time at MI, I started out as an assistant engineer at the legendary Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. in Hollywood. Within about 6 months, I was running my own sessions as the lead engineer for the studio. I ended up doing that for many years, but relocated to New Orleans, LA in 2019 to check out the music scene there for a while. I've recently moved my studio back to California, where I reside currently in Los Angeles again.

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: It's extremely gratifying when a mix of mine exceeds the expectation of the client. In addition, listening a song or album that I've worked on after its been published is also very fulfilling experience to me. I'm really proud of my work and seeing it on Spotify makes it feel official.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: I'm very inspired by the vibe that artists like Frank Ocean and Foster The People bring to their music. I'm also inspired by most things that Mark Ronson is apart of as well.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I'm very dedicated to making sure that the client's vision is the target and their word is final.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Less is more! The more tracks you try to squeeze into a 2-track stereo out the smaller it can sound. Theres a reason the Beatles and Motown records sound so big even though they only used 4 and 8 track machines.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I feel like it's the fact that most people think they don't need a professional to mix and master their music. It's a VERY crucial part to the process of making a record and shouldn't be taken lightly. A professional engineer will give not only a fresh ear to the project, but they are going to be well trained in the specifics that go into these final stages of music production. This is where a song/recording that you might have worked on for months, can be elevated or ruined, if not handled correctly.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are your goals and visions for this project and how can I help make sure you are able to attain those goals and visions?

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I'm a huge fan of things that sound "vintage" and "analog", so I'd say that style definitely finds its way into the music I tend to work on.

  21. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  22. A: Foster The People. They have such amazing and elaborate productions that sound incredible.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Digital, because of the ability to recall sessions quickly even when traveling. The analog emulations are becoming so indistinguishable from the originals.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: My promise is to treat you and your music with the utmost respect, to give you a memorable experience.

  27. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  28. A: I love to bring emotion out of every project I work on. I want my mixes to make the listener feel exactly how the artist did, when they wrote/recorded the song. That is what I believe resonates with people most, so I strive for that in my process.

  29. Q: What's your typical work process?

  30. A: Before starting a mix I like to get all of the organization done first, such as editing, track labeling, grouping. After that I can start the mix with fresh ears and let my creative side work without worrying about any editing getting in the way of my focus.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Usually just Mixing & Mastering, but I also offer Drum/Instrument editing and Vocal pitch correction.

loading
play_arrowpause
skip_previous
skip_next
dae zhen - Lately (Drugs)

I was the Recording Engineer, Mixer, Guitarist, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

- Mixing rate includes 3 drafts, $20 for each additional draft.
- I will deliver the unmastered mix as well as stems, if necessary.
- Turnaround time 1-2 days per song.

GenresSounds Like
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Frank Ocean
  • Foster The People
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann KH-120 Monitors
  • Pro Tools 2022
  • UAD Apollo Twin X
  • UAD Plugins
  • Waves Plugins
  • iZotope Ozone 9
  • Soundtoys 5
  • Sonnox Inflator
More Photos
SoundBetter Deal

Multiple songs can be bundled together for a discount. Contact for more info.