Nick De La Torre

Mixing & Mastering

4 Reviews
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I've been recording, mixing, and mastering for bands and solo artists for over 15 years. Love to make artist's musical aspirations a reality and take their music to the next level. I'd love to hear about your project and to discuss how I can help you make your art as great as it can be!

I specialize in mixing rock, pop, electronic and acoustic music. I use a diverse range of tools to provide any song with exactly what it needs including products by Softube, Slate Digital, iZotope, Universal Audio all on a mammoth of a workstation computer. Using these tools I am able to capture vibe, color and warmth of analog gear when appropriate while at the same time maintaining the clarity and precision of digital recording.

The most important thing to me is to get the music to sound the way the client (you) wants it to sound.
To achieve this, I have the client submit reference tracks of other artists that represent the sound or feeling that is being sought after. Then, through a continual dialogue, I make sure that the final product, is exactly what the client was hoping for.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Zack Fletcher
    by Zack Fletcher

    I worked with Nick on my alt-folk project, Moths in the Attic. Through his knowledge and skills as a producer he was able to bring this vision to life. We recorded several musicians and instruments and Nick was phenomenal at capturing the essence of each and then mixing all of the layers into a beautiful tapestry of sound. He was a pleasure to work with and kept the sessions fun and collaborative. He accommodated my ideas and also offered great creative input that elevated the music. The album received praise from indie press and blogs, and I couldn't be more proud of the result! Thanks Nick!

  2. Review by Rachel Ann
    by Rachel Ann

    It was so great to work with Nick, a great engineer, producer, and coach during sessions!! He made my original song come to life..It was exactly what I had envisioned! Nick pays attention to detail, is dedicated to his work, and creates such a joyful recording environment. Working with him to complete my team's album was a wonderful experience!

  3. Review by Cassandra Acree
    by Cassandra Acree

    I absolutely loved my time working with Nick on my team's album! He helped us figure out how to make our originals become what we envisioned them to be. He was super hardworking, flexible, fun, empowering, and a joy to work with! I've worked with other studio engineers throughout the country and this experience with Nick easily tops them all!

  4. Review by Joshua Kinn
    by Joshua Kinn

    I was able to work with Nick 2 years ago when I first started recording music. Nick was extremely encouraging, patient, and dedicated to making my music stand out. Not only is he incredibly talented in his ability to make music, but he also has an exceptional personality and ability to make you feel comfortable in his studio. Awesome experience!!!

Interview with Nick De La Torre

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. They each bring unique benefits and marrying them is the ultimate strategy. There are things Digital can accomplish that Analog simply can't. There are tones Analog can accomplish that Digital simply can't.

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

  4. A: I work on a lot of Pop, Christian, Folk, Rock and singer-songwriter projects.

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

  6. A: My wife says my O.C.D is obnoxious. My clients say it's a superpower. I passionately bring an attention to detail and a comprehensive understanding of how to "make the pieces fit." I get especially excited for fringe cases of having to repair mistakes that were made in the recording process or making changes that shouldn't be possible after a performance has been recorded.

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

  8. A: I like to bring in the tracks I receive from a client, create a mix/master that sounds great, and then compare to a reference provided by the client. Based on the reference, I make adjustments to match the reference closely, while maintaining the unique nature of the client's art.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I work in a hybrid setup. My DAW of choice is Studio One 6 as it allows me to integrate my analog gear so smoothly. I love editing and fine-tuning instruments and vocals with the powerful tools available "in-the-box" (on a computer) and then running them through analog channels and compressors for the delicious magic they provide.

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

  12. A: Mixing and Mastering

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

  14. A: I love creating art, and being a part of someone else's creation process to make their vision a reality. I love making beautiful things more beautiful.

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: There are a lot of people out there that do what I do and some of them are perfectly capable from a technical standpoint. What is far more rare is finding someone that makes the process enjoyable, is easy to get along with and makes you feel like a rockstar.

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

  18. A: Use your ears, not your eyes.

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

  20. A: Chris Lord Alge, Paul Moak, Rob Graves, Dave Pensado

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Gear Highlights
  • Hybrid variety of analog channel strips
  • compressors
  • and preamps as well as my sweet baby
  • the Oberheim OB-6.
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