Nicky Brenner

Sing, Record, Edit, Mix

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I am a singer, recording engineer, and music producer based in NYC. I have been working in a cappella recording and production for the past 5 years where I have traveled all over the East Coast to record and produce hundreds of vocalists.

I take pride in my ability to coach the singers and give them tips in order to reach their performance potential. In addition to traveling, I work in my apartment recording studio located in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan in a sound proof space with top tier microphones and other recording equipment.

I have 5 years of experience in Logic Pro, Melodyne and Finale.

As a vocalist I have the ability to record and edit myself. I am proficient in various styles including pop, rock, R&B, Musical Theatre, and Classical.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University- Tisch School of the Arts.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Nicky Brenner

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am currently working on two a cappella albums from two groups at Binghamton University. I'm also working on an acoustic guitar/singer single from a performer based in Brooklyn.

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

  4. A: You will love the final product because refuse to settle for anything less than that. This process will be stress free and straightforward and I will be there to answer any questions throughout the entire process.

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

  6. A: That "Autotune" is auto. I spend hours in melodyne working in an extremely detail oriented way.

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

  8. A: Tell me about your style. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you looking to learn in the production process?

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is probably my ability to coach singers. I come from a singing background and studied various vocal styles when I earned my BFA from NYU. I also have a lot of experience in education so I feel I can guide singers towards better style choices in a way that makes them feel empowered and confident in their talent. I am also highly skilled in Melodyne and I can work very quickly to edit vocals in a clean, yet natural sounding way.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have an apartment studio in Hell's Kitchen. The walls are totally sound proofed. I have state of the art microphones (AKG C414 XLII (3), SM7B (1), Sennheiser e835 (4)) and other recording equipment. I record in Logic mostly, but can also work in ProTools.

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

  14. A: Typically, I work in a cappella production where I have traveled all over the East Coast to record hundreds of vocalists. I coach the singers on their style and execution in order to bring their performance to the next level. Then I edit the vocals in Logic and Melodyne. I also do vocal percussion editing and sampling. I then mix the songs in Logic. I am here as a producer to guide my clients through the entire production process and I am here to be their go to through the entire process.

God is a Woman

I was the Recording Engineer, Editor, Mixing Engineer, Background vocalist in this production

Terms Of Service

I typically allow 3 rounds of revisions but my goal is for you to love the final product!
Timeline depends on what is involved in the project.

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Gear Highlights
  • AKG C414 XLII (3)
  • SM7B (1)
  • Sennheiser e835 (4)
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