Professional quality mixing, mastering, and podcast editing.
My name is Nick, my brand is NixMix. I offer professional quality mixing, mastering, and podcast editing. I graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelors in Audio Production. I’ve done everything audio from recording music, to post production for film and video games. My specialties lie in mixing/mastering hip-hop music, and podcast audio editing.
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Interview with NixMix | Audio Engineer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My favorite project I’ve worked on is “Pat” an album by my client Woocitypat. I executively mixed and mastered the whole thing as well as helped with video production and cover art.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m finishing up a hip-hop project for a client. Currently in the mastering stages
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I’m very new to SoundBetter so I don’t know anyone on here yet, but I’m looking to build and connect with other creatives.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer digital, because that’s what I’ve learned on and I can’t afford an analog set up yet haha.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is that you will get the best of my work every single time. I don’t cut corners or rush the process.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Bringing the clients vision to life. Nothing better than giving the artist exactly what they’re looking for and seeing them get good feedback on their record.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The most common question in my inbox is always “how much?” Or “can you mix this by tomorrow” I have a website with all my pricing on it, and rushing a mix ends up hurting the artist more than anything.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: When I tell people I’m an audio engineer, and that I mix music, they automatically think I “oh so you make beats” NO I make the song sound better haha.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask what qualities of the record they want to stand out, what sound they’re looking for, as well as any additional preferences.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: When hiring an engineer, always explain what sound you’re looking for, and any specific requests prior to sending the files. Also, sending a reference track helps make our job easier.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been doing freelance audio work for 5 years now. I went to college at Full Sail and learned a lot about the industry and how to mix by the books. I found that my experience in both has made my sound original!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is clarity driven. I like a natural sounding vocal that compliments the instrumental. Sometimes engineers over process vocals and it interferes more than compliments a track.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite artist growing up was Eminem so definitely him. He is a main reason I started listening to hip hop, and why I started pursuing the in’s and outs of music production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My tip for beginning engineers is to trust your ear. You don’t have to always work “by the books”. If it sounds good keep going!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on hip-hop records, but I often do pop, alternative, reggae etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strong suit as an audio engineer is definitely vocal clarity. Vocals are the most important instrument on a record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I enhance the artists biggest standout qualities. I’m bringing the artists vision to life.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to color code, and edit before mixing. If instrumental is stemmed out I work from the drums up.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix in the box, so not too much analog equipment.. I run KRK Rokit 5’s for monitors, and Scarlett 18i20 for interface.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Russ, Young Guru, Mixedbyali, Eminem, Drake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing & mastering