I'll be REAL with YOU. I myself have only been mixing/mastering/producing for 2 years. However, I have the ability to reach a PRO LEVEL sound. I have really only worked on my own projects (and mastered my friends EP). I am about to finish my second album. Ultimately, I am a super down to earth producer looking for more experience in the field
My main focus is mixing/mastering for soundbetter.com. My genres are heavily centered around rock but I am open to working with other genres!
I tend to gravitate towards a high fi sound. I love using analog plugins to get a result that sounds like it came from a studio.
I am also a musician who plays Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Steel Slide Guitar, Keys, Drums, and Vocals.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
1 ReviewsEndorse Kevin J Nowacki
Working with Kevin was a pleasure. He’s attentive and delivered mastering services that took into account both the needs of streaming services and my sonic preferences. He successfully preserved the integrity of my mix, while adding that “little special something” on top:a deeper soundstage, wider stereo field, and more clarity and space overall. He delivered the master in a timely manner and was easy to work with. Recommended!
Interview with Kevin J Nowacki
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of the album I produced back in 2021. It is called The Creators by Genghis Pierre. I produced the whole album and really happy with how professional it sounds considering that was my first project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on my second album for my project Genghis Pierre. It's a dance funk/disco album. I am currently wrapping up the mixing process.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I personally use all digital. But within the digital realm I use a lot of analog emulating software. I love the warmth that analog gear provides.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give my best efforts to create a record we can both be proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love seeing a song come together. That is why mixing is my favorite part of the process. It allows me to take some raw stems and glue them together to create a professionally sounding track
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What genre is the song? how many stems does the song have? what reference tracks do you have? what sound are you aiming to achieve?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest with me. If you are not an experienced producer don't try and fix the issue in a mix by saying its needs more of blank. Instead tell me what the issue is so that I can fix the issue.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An electric guitar, Apollo interface, microphone, midi keyboard, and a laptop
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing/mixing/mastering for 3 years now. I am at an intermediate level who can achieve a pro level sound. I see myself getting better at producing but I am definitely happy with where I am at and have gotten plenty of compliments saying that my music sounds professional.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style when it comes to production is high fi pop sound. I like a nicely compressed mix with the vocals sitting in the front. I also enjoy a nice low end bump with some air on the top.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Elise Trouw. I really want to produce female singer/songwriters. I love the sound of a female voice.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: GIRATS - Get It right at the source! fixing it in post production is never the best way to get a good sounding mix. The best way to get a good mix is to make sure you get a good performance out of the musician.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually like to work on music with live instrumentation. So Rock, Disco, Funk, Indie
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 1) write a song 2) create a demo (skeleton) and use the stems as dummy tracks to record over 3) Tracking Phase 4) Mixing Phase - Glue the track using compression and side chain, Make sure each instrument fits in the right frequency spectrum, and finally create depth in the track using reverb 5) Mastering Phase - Make sure the track has a nice tonal curve.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use an Apollo Twin X,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Elise Trouw, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sound Garden, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, David Gilmour, Pink Floyd
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I have Mix and Mastered for clients in the past