Mixing & Mastering engineer at Above Ground Studios designed by audio guru Frank Comentale. I recently mixed & mastered Tate Kobang's "Bank Rolls Remix" (#4 Spotify #22 Billboard, HBO "Ballers", MTV "Wildin Out", Playstation) and Lil Mo's "Come See Me" (remix) feat. Party Next Door and Drake.

I want you to sound your best! I'm an expert mixing & mastering engineer making music radio ready at Above Ground Mastering Studios; professionally designed by world renown studio designer Frank Comentale(Hit Factory, Wyclef, Red Bull, Diddy etc...). My mixing approach: mix until song sounds amazing. My mastering approach: Master to be radio ready. I specialize in Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, and Pop. I mix in Protools HD and master in Sound Blade HD. I collaborate with my clients to achieve the very best sound!

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Nate Middleman:

  • Rainbow Israel
  • Norm Skola

Gear highlights

  • Totem Fire & Thunder speakers
  • Mackintosh amp
  • Lynx Hilo converter
  • UA 6176
  • Blue Robbie

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Nate Middleman

  • Default-avatarabout 8 hours agoby

    I have had the pleasure of having Nate work on a major project in Bermuda. He went beyond what was asked, I appreciate his hard work and dedication to his professon. Nate was able to create a sound track which was to empower the young people of Bermuda, we produce over 2000 cds and handed them at no cost to the young people there.

  • Default-avatarabout 18 hours agoby

    Nate is the ultimate professional and delivers quality mixes. His mixes are clean and he always gives expert advice on recording tips that can help with editing in post. I only go to one engineer and that's Nate and Above Ground Studios!

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby

    My first experience was definitely an memorable one! Professionalism second to none. Knowledge of music and gear incredible. And an ear that's out of this world. Will recommend anyone who's really serious about their music. I've dealt with a few engineers. Hands down one of the best on the east coast!

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby

    Nate is DEFINITELY one of the best engineers you could ever have the pleasure of working with. His professionalism and quality is consistently outstanding. 💯 I have yet to meet another soul as passionate and driven about providing the best sound possible. If you want your project to sound its ABSOLUTE BEST... Holla @ my dude Nate. PERIOD! 🔥🔥

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby

    One of the best engineers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with his mixing and mastering style is unparalleled his attention to detail is amazing if you want the ultimate experience for your music a clean and crisp sound quality to be applied to your projects go see Nate @ above ground studios

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby

    Nate has the cleanest mix i ever heard in the city . Never disappointed when I hear one of his mixes . He in this game for the long run .

  • Default-avatar3 days agoby

    My Guy Right Here‼️💪🏿 One Of The Best Audio Engineers in The Baltimore/ DMV Area that I know, and a Good Friend.💯 Does Immaculate Work, And takes his time on your Project. I'd recommend anyone that wants A1 Top Quality, Go to Above Ground Studios And Ask For Nate‼️✊🏿

  • Default-avatar4 days agoby

    Nate is probably one of the best engineers in the industry. I managed a few artist and be had always been efficient and professional in mixing and mastering their projects. Highly recommended

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    Nate is one of the best engineers you'll find on the east coast. Always forward thinking, always creative. The dude's sound is on point. You want to hire him. It's more than worth it.

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    The Greatest Engineer my eyes have ever Seen

  • Default-avatar5 days agoby

    One of the best recording and mastering engineers I've ever worked with. All my songs sound sonically correct when he done adding his touch. Nate is Very easy to work with and has a fast turn around time.

  • Default-avatar6 days agoby

    When i signed my defjam record deal i was bought to Nate middleman..he is the epitome of professionalism he is a very honest stand up individual and my professional career started when Nate started recording me he is an engineer that can see the artist vision he makes whats in your head come to life

  • Listing_thumb_2011_nov_matrineasial7 days agoby

    When it comes working with top music professionals, ones who have the proper temperament, ones who have the outside the box visions, ones who can work with you on your project from start to finish, Nate is of that breed. There is absolutely no doubt why I, Marvenis, incorporate Nate into all of my major label projects.

  • Default-avatar7 days agoby

    When I was introduced to Nate Middleman our very first session was the start of my professional career.Nate has recorded my verse for the song RUN with ghostface and jadakiss i can always count on a professional opinion from Nate he has never lied to me and showed what professionalism embodies in every situation as far as studio etticate.

  • Default-avatar7 days agoby

    Nate is a beast when it comes to mixing and now adding mastering to his arsenal! WOW
    If you don't know him and you are in the music industry, you need to know him ASAP!

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate is an exceptional engineer and producer. His talent is top notch and his studio is amazing! I am a perfectionist and he is the BEST I have ever worked with in the industry. He works with every style of music and truly delivers excitement and energy to tracks.

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Awesome sound,very very professional on all levels of production!!! Nate has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and an understanding of his craft that allows an artist feel comfortable and be extra creative. I love the atmosphere at Above Ground Studios..top notch, comfy, clean; if you're looking for a spot..get up with Nate asap. No disappointment

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Great engineer! Nate is very knowledgeable and a diligent worker. He is committed to getting you the best mix and master possible. He is an expert at vocal tuning, and effects. If you need the trending sounds added to your vocals or music, you should contact his studio ASAP!


  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    My go to engineer !

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate is an amazing talent all together. I've had the pleasure of working with Nate on a few songs of my own. Everything about Nate is high quality, mixing,mastering, and engineering. He definitely sets the bar high for other engineers. Every since I have worked with Nate , I have not been satisfied with other engineers. HE IS THE BEST

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate has the ability to bring the energy needed to take your record to the next level !

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    I have known Nate for Yearrrrss (I don't even remember how long lol) he has worked with all my clients that I bring in town. From local artist , to worldwide /national/ international superstars . I have worked with a lot of engineers/producers and I must say that Nate's skills , mixes and mastering is in my TOP 3 ! I

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    I've recorded over 4 albums with Nate & he's mixed almost every song I've done. Always A1 work never a complaint. Industry quality work period.

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate is a great engineer, very knowledgable, very easy to work with. Your song/project will be in good hands from start to finish!

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate is thee BEST Engineer in the business!! He listens to you as the artist and helps you create a sound that is BEST for you! He has created a space where artist can be free and creative without judgement! Knowing I need quality mixing for all my music, he's my 1st choice! I not only trust him with my music, but I also trust him with my career!

  • Default-avatar9 days agoby

    Nate from day one has done nothing but top quality work for me. His mastering always adds the perfect touch that makes a huge impact on the song. Not only that, but Above Ground Studio is a place that I can feel at home and vibe at but still record with top quality professional equipment and engineers. I'd 10/10 recommend Nate to any artist.

  • Default-avatar10 days agoby

    Nate Is One Exceptional Engineer That Has Produced, Mixed, & Mastered Mostly All of My Tracks. I Respect His Wisdom, Knowledge, & Craft of This Game and I'd Prefer To Only Use Him As My Engineer Cause Truly There Is No One Better. He's Helped Me Perfect My Sound & Has Taken My Talents To The Next Level of Industry Sound He Is Above Grounds Indeed

  • Default-avatar10 days agoby

    Nate is a world class engineer hands down! Very professional and will take your project and artistry as his own and deliver the sound and quality you're looking for! If you don't believe me check out my project #lifeabsolutely and see for yourself! http://piff.me/4b52763

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Interview with Nate Middleman

What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started Djaying and producing at 16, went to Institute of Audio Research in 1998, assisted engineers in New York for a few years and worked with a few underground Hip Hop artists (The Beatnuts, DJ Honda, etc...), did freelance engineering for various record labels(Def Jam, Arista etc...), started my own studio business(Above Ground Studios) in 2005, executive produced a few artists, built a new state of the art recording, mixing & mastering studio in 2014 to provide high quality audio services to the independent music industry.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I Mixed & Mastered Tate Kobang's "Bank Rolls Remix". Proud of this song because it reached #4 on Spotify, #22 on Billboard, was featured in HBO's "Ballers", MTV's "Wildin Out", and a Play Station commercial. Also gained over 3 million views on the official You Tube video.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm mixing & mastering 808 Mafia Beat Tape by Trey The Mac 11, DJ Blaqstarr project, Richie Casino "For The Money", Tony Roy "Bad Dog", Jazze "Love Is War" album, Josh Stokes, Tate Kobang, Lil Mo
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You'll sound your best!
What do you like most about your job?
Listening to music everyday
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Partner with an engineer you can communicate with. Communication is key to realizing your musical vision.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Professional audio mastering room designed by studio architect Frank Comentale (Hit Factory, Code Red, etc...) Totem Fire speakers and stereo Totem Thunder subwoofers, Macintosh MC302 power amplifier, Lynx Hilo A/D/A converter, Auratone speakers, Sound Blade HD and Pro Tools HD software, Sonic EQ, Quartet Dyn PEQ, Fab Filter, Waves, Sound Toys, Navy
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mastering albums, eps, and singles. Mixing multitrack recordings.
How would you describe your style?
Clear, Full & Dynamic!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Kanye West because he pushes the limits in Hip Hop.
Can you share one music production tip?
Fill the space.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Pop.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
I Mix until the song sounds amazing and the music envelopes the listener. I Master to enhance the mix and make the song radio ready.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Rick James, RZA, the Beatles, Harry Nillson, Timbaland, Bob Marley, Prince Paul, George Clinton, Dr. Dre, Easy Mo Bee, Rod Lee, DJ Blaqstarr, Pharell, Bruce Sweiden, Dave Pensado, Tom Coyne, Chris Athens, Brian "Big Bass" Gardner
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Tom Coyne, Irko, Dave Pensado
Analog or digital and why?
Both because analog sounds amazing and digital can do amazing.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Whats your rates? On my website
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
You name it.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What songs do you like and why? Whats your vision for your music?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
SSL routing console, Focal Grande Utopia BE Loudspeakers, Mackintosh amp, Neumman U87 mic, 24 track reel to reel tape machine