With a blend of high-end analogue and carefully curated digital, I specialise in crafting distinctive tones your listeners will fall in love with.
I’ve been mixing and mastering professionally for over a decade, working for everyone from indie labels and bedroom producers to global corporates and award-winning sound designers.
Mastering is sometimes called the art of ‘sound for sound’s sake’. As a true audiophile, I came to sound engineering in reverse, starting in mastering and working back to mixing. For over ten years I ran Brighton Mastering, serving some of Brighton’s favourite musicians, filmmakers, and sound designers. In 2021, I moved to an old stone miner’s cottage on the outskirts of Bristol – hence Old Cottage Audio.
While I’m happy to take on any audio project, my real passion is crafting distinctive tones that listeners fall in love with. Too often, modern productions lapse into the bright and the hype; initially impressive but ultimately insubstantial, disposable, and fatiguing. I delight in working with musicians and producers to create gorgeous little universes that invite listeners to return again and again for years to come – just like the classic records we all grew up on.
Cosy folk. Polished jazz. Dusty beats. Organic electronica. Dirty rock & roll.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Nick Lewis | Old Cottage Audio
mad quick turnaround times, always hits that sweet spot where the track really comes to life- can't recommend enough!
Stumbling across Nick Lewis' mixing and mastering services is amongst the best things that have happened to me and my music - not only is Nick an incredibly skilled sound engineer with highly trained ears that always know exactly what's going on, he's also got the gear, reliability, musicality, patience and most importantly the passion for music to get every track sounding its very best. Used him for various releases and can't wait to work with him again!