RIAA Certified Gold! Mixing & mastering engineer at Above Ground Studios designed by audio guru Frank Comentale. I recently mixed and mastered Warner Bros artist Shordie Shordie’s single “Betchua” (Over 100million 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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- Lil Mo
- Tate Kobang
- The Beatnuts
- Ghostface Killah
- DJ Honda
- Dru Hill
- Bone Thugs And Harmony
- Das Efx
- DJ Blaqstarr
- Tony Roy
- Strykers Posse
- Lor Scoota
- Young Moose
- Moneybagg Yo
- Lord Finesse
- Bandhunta Izzy
- Shordie Shordie
- busy bee
- Camp Lo
- Nipsey Hustle
- Lou Got Cash
- das fx
- DJ Kool
- YK Osiris
- Kiana lede
- Wiz Khalifa
- A boogie wit a hoodie
- Alicia Keys
- Sick Boy
96 Reviews - 14 Repeat ClientsEndorse Nate Middleman
Again very very good job from the best sound engineer!
Talented ears 100%!
Nate is awesome , mixed and master my track beautifully, highly recommend and will be returning soon!
Best mixing and mastering I ever heard from my projects! He has clear ears
Nate did a great job, very easy to work with. I'm very happy with the way it turned out. Also very fast. I highly recommend Nate for his services.
All-around A+. Took his time with the 10 songs I sent him & gave them all that crisp professional sound I’ve been looking for. Nate was the first engineer I’ve had that got my sound right. You can’t go wrong with him!
Always professional and fast like a bullet!!!
Fast and Professional! Highly recommend!
made it sound fat and clean!
Mastered my Hip-Hop track, very high quality
He got the job done.
Very detailed in the mix. Easy to work with. He did a great job on my single. Highly recommend him for your next project. I look forward working with him in the near future on more records. More to come as we are just getting started.
One more time with Nate, Once again great job!!
Did a nice job on the masters. Didn't need many revisions and they sounded great.
Nate is a genius at what he does! This is my second time working with him to master my tracks and as usual, he delivered an amazing finished product! I absolutely recommend!
Nate is always professional and provides great feedback about sonic quality. If a mix needs to be fixed/changed he lets you know. His honesty, integrity and feedback are outstanding. I have used him for all of my Mastering needs.
He is accurate at his work. Was able to get back to me in time and understood what i was asking for.
Quick turnaround. mastering was done even before other offers came in. Results sound excellent.
Just got 3 amazingly done masters back from Nate. His skills never fail to disappoint and i'm always left with my expectations exceeded!
Awesome quality as always, incredibly fast turn around and an all round positive experience
Nate was great and very easy to work with
Wonderful service and quality as always! Nate never fails to deliver !
Nate was awesome to work with. Not only did he have my song sounding great, but he really took the time to work with me to make sure the best product was delivered. He definitely went above and beyond what was asked of him! Great experience.
Quality work and a fast turn around as always, Nate was happy to make any adjustments needed and it all happened swiftly and professionally. Always a pleasure, always highly satisfied!
Nate Middleman did an awesome job mastering a single for me! If you want something mastered right, he's your man!!
Nate consistently makes my music sound better than I ever expected with each Master. His attention to detail and skills are incredible. Impressed every time!
Nate The Great TWI certified thanks for working with us Nate looking forward to doing more commerce with you in the near future. BlessUp
As always Nate does a great job! He communicates effectively and wants what is best for the client. He is honest and puts in years of technical experience into the final product. I won't go to anyone else period!
What is truly amazing is his ability to work on so many genres of music. He does everything from Movie Soundtracks to Hip Hop, EDM, Pop etc.... Truly a pleasure to work with!
Professionalism - Positive experience with how we related to each other online. Nate was respectful, clear, and direct. Not entirely prompt, but still no significant delay of work.
Quality - While still very experienced and talented, not up-to-par for what I was specifically looking for with my project.
Service - Excellent, had no issue with Nate in terms of service. He was kind and made sure to mention he was happy to make any changes even upon final delivery.
Awesome quality work and a fast turn around. always a pleasure working with Nate!
Pleasure working with Nate. Got what i asked for - great for heavy 808 tracks
Very fast turn around, he addressed the things I asked for and the song came out great! Definitely will work with him in the future.
Always a good job!!! And fast.
Very Nice guy!
consistent great work. Went above and beyond with tips for my mix pre master, and a quick turn around as always. Thanks Nate!
Nate did a fantastic job. I appreciate his prompt responses, help with minor questions, and of course the high quality mastering. Very thorough and a pleasure to work with!
He's awesome. He does it fast and dope.
Work with Nate it's a pleasure His very fast and professional.
He have the vision of your song.
I recommend him it eyes closed.
Did a great job in a very timely manner. Was also very responsive to proposed changes and even offered some changes himself.
I see why people love working with Nate and Aboveground Studios. Nate is a consummate professional with attention to detail. The song sounds radio ready and sounds great in ITunes.
Thank you Nate again! So excited to release this to the world!
Fast and professional! Always a pleasure to work with Nate. Always my first choice when it comes to mixing & mastering!
My dude came through as always and turned a track I’d been sitting on for ages into something perfect. Amazing mastering results, good communication and super fast turn around time. Always a pleasure :)
Couldn't be happier with the way my track turned out thanks to Nate. Very professional and excellent quality! Will be back for sure!
Reliable, professional, and fast. Definetly look forward to working with Nate again. I definetly would recommend him to everybody else.
Tireless work effort. Nate worked and delivered an awesome mix and master on my track!
Nate has this immense understanding of little nuances which make a great difference in the song mix. Look forward to work with him more in future.
Great Master Engineer! Very patience and get the job done!
Highly professional and prompt with the timing. I totally enjoyed working with Nate.
Great job! Master sounds great :) highly recommend it!
Very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Nate goes in.
he's very good at what he does.
would recommend to anyone.
100% satisfied with my finished products.
Amazing Mixing and Mastering Engineer, a pleasure to work with and very professional, will be working with him on more songs :)
Nate delivered an exceptional Master to my track within the time expected. And super easy to work with.
Nate is a fantastic mastering engineer. He´s very intuitive and respectful. My track sounds dope now. Highly recommended! I will definitely work with him again
Great mastering service from Nate!
Nate did an amazing job mastering my song! The entire service was time efficient and very professional. I definitely recommend!
Patient and responsive every step of the way.
Nate is an amazing engineer and delivered a top notch performance on a recent project. Looking forward to working together in the future!
Nate couldn't possibly have been more professional. I would recommend him to anybody and everybody.
Working with Nate was Amazing! He was understanding of my needs and his price was more than reasonable. After mastering my music initially when there were changes I needed made, there was no problem he fixed the issues immediately. Last but not least, his work sounds Amazing! I wholeheartedly recommend using Nate Middleman for your mastering needs!
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Nate lived up to his reputation. Very easy to work with and excellent communication. We worked together on my single "let her Fall". I would recommend him to any artist.
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MY MAN NATE IS THE BEST ENGINEER IVE EVER WORKED WITH EVEN WHEN I WASNT ON MY A GAME MY PROJECT STILL CAME OUT FIRE!!!!!!!!!. IF YOUR ROCKING WITH NATE THEN YOUR ROCKING WITH THE BEST.
Yooook Nate and I have been working together for years. The 2 remixes I have on radio now he was the force behind making sure I sound clean. Clear and current. The sound of music has changed since we started working together. So glad Nate stays up on what's hot and happening when it comes to that mixing and mastering music. He is the PLUG.
Nate is my go to guy for mixing & mastering. He has a special knack for bringing a record to a whole new level without taking away from the authenticity. Great work, good guy. He mix and mastered our biggest record to date (Bank Rolls Remix) and will be our go to guy for big records going forward
Nate is definitely a world class engineer and trust me I've worked with several over the almost 40 years that I've been in the Reggae music business. I especially love the fact that he actually becomes a co-producer on my project ensuring that the best recording, sound and quality is the end result. Nate Middleman is an exceptional sound engineer!
Nate has the experience, the talent and the ears to take any song to the next level. Highly recommend!!
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.
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!
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!
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! 🔥🔥
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
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 .
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‼️✊🏿
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
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.
The Greatest Engineer my eyes have ever Seen
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
My go to engineer !
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
Nate has the ability to bring the energy needed to take your record to the next level !
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
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.
Nate is a great engineer, very knowledgable, very easy to work with. Your song/project will be in good hands from start to finish!
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!
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.
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
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
Interview with Nate Middleman
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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).
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You'll sound your best!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to music everyday
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Partner with an engineer you can communicate with. Communication is key to realizing your musical vision.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mastering albums, eps, and singles. Mixing multitrack recordings.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Clear, Full & Dynamic!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West because he pushes the limits in Hip Hop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Highlight the song's emotion.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tom Coyne, Irko, Dave Pensado
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because analog sounds amazing and digital can do amazing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whats your rates? On my website
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You name it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What songs do you like and why? Whats your vision for your music?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: SSL routing console, Focal Grande Utopia BE Loudspeakers, Mackintosh amp, Neumman U87 mic, 24 track reel to reel tape machine