As an Engineer with Credits (Kendrick Lamar, Stormzy, Migos, Eric Clapton, and more) I will push your record to its full potential by mixing and mastering it to the highest music industry standards.
I have earned my skills working for some of the best recording studios in London, including Metropolis Studio in Chiswick, with some of the best engineers, producers, and artists in the game.
When you send over your record, it becomes my little baby too and I do everything in my power to establish great communication with you and push the sonic boundaries of your music. Your satisfaction is indeed my biggest reward!
I specialize in Hip-Hop and Trap mixing but I am a great fit for R'n'B, Pop, and Rock too.
These are my main areas of expertise:
• Full Multitrack Mixing with Top-Quality Plugins and Hardware
• Song Mastering for all of the major platforms to make your music compete sonically with the music at the top of the Charts
• Vocal pitch editing using Melodyne and/or Auto-Tune
• Audio stems advanced editing using Izotope RX to polish your record before mixing
Have a question? Let's link and talk! Just send me a message and I will reply to you asap.
I look forward to working together!
Nick Ivan Music
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Working with Nick was a great experience, he is very professional and took my song to a new level with his mix quality. I look forward to working with him again and would definitely recommend him to others
Working with Nick was very smooth, he’s a great guy very professional and took our song to a whole new level.. will definitely be working with him again.. highly recommended
Interview with Nick Ivan
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Wish I had worked with the White Stripes before they split up. Imagine having Jack's guitar plugged loud in the living room while tracking them. Pop Smoke is another artist that I would have loved to record, for his deep, dark vocals. I'm sure he would have sounded huge on any microphone.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn to trust your intuition. Music's greatest energy lies there.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Trap, Drill, R'n'B, Pop, and Rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I specialize in mixing and editing. This is what I do best in life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My idea is that the mixing engineer needs to understand the energy and emotion that the artist is trying to communicate. If that's done then it's all about enhancing that idea and bringing it to life through the use of our tools: eq, compression, effects, automation and gain staging of course.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually start by editing files prior to the mixing stage. This is done by cleaning up all stems with Izotope RX from clicks and pops, noises, hum, etc. I find this a necessary step, even for those sounds that get recorded through high-quality preamps and converters in order to maximize the final mix when everything gets eventually compressed and raised in level. Melodyne is also a big part of this process, to ensure that vocals are manually tuned to perfection. Mixing is all about the details and the small, right moves. I have a holistic approach to mixing and I like to mix in contest, trying to minimize the use of the solo button. I like to mix with a warm, analog approach, even if I'm using plugins. Finally, mastering for me is all about sparkling the final touches, increasing the dynamics without killing them. It's all in the details.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is set around my studio desk by Buso Audio and my Apollo x4 Thunderbolt 3 audio interface. Universal Audio plugins are a big part of my sound, being reliable and probably the best digital replica of their analog counterpart. My other all-time favorites are Izotope plugins for their help with technical issues and editing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Although my greatest experience comes from working with Hip Hop and Trap artists I grew up listening to punk and rock music so I would say that Jack White has always been a great inspiration for me as a professional in music.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work clients hire me for is mixing their records and mastering them for Spotify or Apple Music. It is an important part of the record-making process as levels, sound quality and dynamics are vital in today's music industry.