Nate Middleman

Platinum Pop HipHop Master Mix

224 Reviews (189 Verified)
Nate Middleman on SoundBetter

Certified 2X Platinum! Mixing & Mastering engineer for Wiz Khalifa, A-Boogie, Shordie Shordie, Lil Baby, etc... I recently mixed and mastered Warner Bros artist Shordie Shordie’s single “Betchua” (Over 600 million streams) and 300 Ent. artist Tate Kobang's "Bank Rolls Remix" (#4 Spotify #22 Billboard, HBO "Ballers", MTV "Wildin Out", Playstation)

I want you to sound your best! I'm an expert 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 your music to sound amazing. My mastering approach: Master to be radio ready and MFIT (mastered for ITunes). I will master your music to sound great everywhere it's played; i.e. in the club, car, headphones, computer, phone, and radio. I specialize in Hip Hop, Trap, EDM, R&B, and Pop. I love collaborating with my clients to achieve the very best sound!

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224 Reviews - 46 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jeff E.

    Nate's always on point! We cranked out another hit!

  2. Review by Jeff E.

    Nate is extremely professional and he consistently delivers top-notch work. He's really impressive at what he does

  3. Review by Peter S.

    Top notch sound, professional, easy to work with, and fast turn around. Highly recommend to anyone that wants a professional sounding track.

  4. Review by Melkitsedek O.

    Professional sounding quality.

  5. Review by Jeff E.

    If you're looking for a top-tier mastering engineer who delivers outstanding results I highly recommend Nate! His attention to detail and ability to enhance the nuances in my music were remarkable!

  6. Review by Adam L.

    Smooth and clean delivery!

  7. Review by GloomTech

    Nate has super skills⚡️⚡️🔥🔥
    Will def use again

  8. Review by GloomTech

    Def will use again

  9. Review by ARK'AH
    by ARK'AH

    Appreciate it

  10. Review by GloomTech

    Awesome master, will def use again🔥🔥⚡️⚡️

  11. Review by Lewis
    by Lewis

    As an artist its gratifying to have a melody in your mind and bring it to reality. Nate help accomplish this awesome super power!! Record sounds next level. Thank You

  12. Review by Deangelo R.

    Crazy work quick turnaround time will definitely be working with Nate again.

  13. Review by Darci
    by Darci

    Nate heard me out on my notes and delivered per usual ✔️

  14. Review by LBS
    by LBS

    Nate has NEVER disappointed me! Always supa hot fireeee!!

  15. Review by Anwar O.

    Great work! Made the vocals more clear the beat didn’t sound louder then the vocals, ever word was crisp 5 star ⭐️ work!!

  16. Review by craig a.

    Nate stays on point! Been working with him for about 3 months now on multiple songs!

  17. Review by craig a.

    Top notch!! Very on point! Always the best.

  18. Review by craig a.

    Nate Rocks!! He's got my whole project on lock!!!

  19. Review by AJAY
    by AJAY

    the best mastering i ever had , great job

  20. Review by craig a.

    I have used Nate about 6 or more times already. You can't go wrong with him at all!! Point blank!

Interview with Nate Middleman

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I Mixed & Mastered Shordie Shordie's single "Betchua" that generated over 7 million(and counting)YouTube views in 3 short months, placed on Spotify's "most necessary" playlist, and got the artist a big record deal with Warner Bros. I also Mixed and 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 6 million views on the official You Tube video.

  3. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  4. A: 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.

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

  6. A: I'm mixing & mastering Universal/Republic recording artist BandHuntta Izzy's (Love and Hip Hop star, and Freshman Class XXL Nominee) forthcoming album. Also mixing and mastering new Shordie Shordie single "Distractions" set to be released on Warner Bros Records accompanied by a music vide directed by Cole Bennett (Lyrical Lemonade).

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

  8. A: You'll sound your best!

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

  10. A: Listening to music everyday

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

  12. A: Partner with an engineer you can communicate with. Communication is key to realizing your musical vision.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: 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

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: Whats your rates? On my website

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

  18. A: 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.

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

  20. A: 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

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

  22. A: Mastering albums, eps, and singles. Mixing multitrack recordings.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Clear, Full & Dynamic!

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Kanye West because he pushes the limits in Hip Hop.

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

  28. A: Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Pop.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Mastering

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

  32. A: Re-Playability

  33. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  34. A: Tom Coyne, Irko, Dave Pensado

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: Both because analog sounds amazing and digital can do amazing.

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

  38. A: You name it.

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

  40. A: What songs do you like and why? Whats your vision for your music?

  41. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  42. A: SSL routing console, Focal Grande Utopia BE Loudspeakers, Mackintosh amp, Neumman U87 mic, 24 track reel to reel tape machine

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

  44. A: Highlight the song's emotion.

Betchua Remix feat. Wiz Khalifa and A Boogie Wit A Hoodie

I was the Mixing Engineer and Mastering Engineer in this production

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    Betchua Remix feat. Wiz Khalifa and A Boogie Wit A Hoodie
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    Betchua by Shordie Shordie
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    Bank Rolls Remix by Tate Kobang
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    Chitthi produced by Mangesh
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GenresSounds Like
  • Dr. Dre
  • Metro Boomin
  • Lil Uzi Vert
Gear Highlights
  • Totem Fire & Thunder speakers
  • Mackintosh amp
  • Lynx Hilo converter
  • UA 6176
  • Blue Robbie
  • Sound Blade HD
  • Sonic EQ
  • Quartet Dynamic Compressor
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  • Mastering Roundtable 2020Oct 08, 2020

    Mastering Roundtable 2020 feature article
    Great conversation with Rob Putnam from Music Connection Magazine about mastering music to be market ready in 2020. Honored to be included among audio experts of today. 

  • "Betchua" by Shordie Shordie RIAA Certified Gold! 9/10/19Sep 11, 2019

    "Betchua" by Warner Records artist Shordie Shordie is now RIAA Certified Gold! This 808 driven YG Beatz! production is mixed and mastered by expert audio engineer Nate Middleman at Above Ground Studios.  

  • "Bank Rolls Remix" on HBO's "Ballers"Oct 14, 2016

    Tate Kobang's "Bank Rolls Remix" recently made it on the "Ballers" (staring The Rock) soundtrack (HBO) as the the musical background for a scene in season 2 of the series. Mixed and mastered by Nate Middleman for sale here: