Waddup! My name is Nyk. Based in Los Angeles, Ca. eager and ready to network and start working.
Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana but moved out to LA about 6 years ago. I am classically trained and well versed in many different genres including r&b, pop, country, edm, and hip-hop. After touring in China as an amateur r&b act in 2015, I returned to the states and found myself signing to an independent record label, Franchise X Ent. About two years go by and I decided to step out on my own and cut ties with the label. I am currently finishing up my first solo EP debut, " Retrospect Vol. 1."
I've added a couple tracks to my profile so you can check out some of my recent work. Anything from demo vocals, to songwriting, top- lining, and background vocals I got you. I pride myself on being able to deliver quality clear vocals and I also love getting creative with ad-libs and harmonies. High falsetto, powerful belts, edgy vocal tones, and anything else you might be looking for I can achieve. The prices listed are mostly for demo work only, any work-for-hire inquiries please feel free to inbox me. I offer a quick turn-around, usually 3-5 days max, plus 2 free revisions, a full demo track, and the dry wav vocal files if needed. Communication is key when collaborating and every song is treated as if it was my own so trust me when I say you're in good hands. Looking forward to working with you!
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Reviews (18)Endorse NYK
NYK did a fantastic job! Great quality of work!
Worked with Nyk on a upbeat throwback soul RNB track and he brought and honesty and vulnerability to the track that lifted it and made oh so much bettet. Hardworking and determined to do a great job Nyk is a pleasure to work with and I will definitely be working with him again hopefully.
NYK did a great job on a Hip Hop song I sent him! Will certainly work with him again.
great guy to work with and excellent tone and disposition to do the job till I was satisfied so yes I will work with him again and recommend him
great voice and quick response spectacular bgvs!!
Nyk has a great voice and range and is very collaborative and professional. A pleasure to work with and to listen to. Will definitely look to work with him in the future.
Listened to NYK's sample work and was impressed. Hired him to perform and he outdid my highest expectations! Just a truly incredible performer. Thanks NYK
I had a quick turnaround need for vocals on a new track. Nyk delivered an excellent vocal performance that was right on brief. He was also professional, responsive and energetic throughout the process. A real delight to work. Pure talent.
2nd time working with NYK And once again, Reliable, fast, Great price and I didn't even need to give a revision because he nailed it!
What can I say about Nyk. His work ethic second to none. His artistic skills top of the tops. He is always spot on. There will be no need for revision. Hopefully we'll work again!!!
Great imagination and creativity. A pleasure to work with Nyk for his commitment to the project.
NYK is amazing. He works fast, he has an excellent voice, he makes sure you get EXACTLY what you want, and he's an all-round friendly, totally amazing guy!
Creative and professional. Sure we will work together again.
Amazing vocals, Great turn around. Perfect rhythm that fit the track on point. 100 % recommend!
High-quality work! He has great ideas. Very good cooperation!
It was a pleasure to work with N.Y.K. He went above and beyond my expectations with his top notch vocals..He took my project to the next level..Thank you N.Y.K..🎤
Nyk is an amazing artist & a great guy to work with. I got some great vocals plus some top notch lyrics. I could not think of anything better. Looking forward to work again with him!!!
Interview with NYK
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The song on my profile "Siren", is a track the I wrote with a couple of friends of mine. I've also had the chance to tour China the summer before last as a solo r&b artist in which I was able to be a part of a couple writing session for some upcoming artists in the area.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I am working on my 1st solo project as an r&b artist
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Joey Diggs. He is one of the premium soundbetter members, a good friend of mine, and was the one that told me about this website.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Either. I'm used to both so I have no real preference but if i absolutely had to chose then I would pick analog.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise great product and to always make sure that they are happy and satisfied with the outcome of the final product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most, is that I get to do what I love, while helping others do what they love, and getting paid at the same time.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Most customers are usually asking about the payment amount which depends on the job. If they ask to have the song completed by a specific date we make sure to set that in the proposal. Some ask for adjustments after I've sent the track back and I adjust things for them no problem. I always like to make sure that the customer is satisfied with the final product.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that this is easy. This takes time, patience, experience , knowledge, dedication, and a love for music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly is needed? Is there a specific vision for the song? if I am writing lyrics. It usually depends on the job. I like to make sure that I have a very clear vision of what the customer is wanting before getting started.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just that they be friendly and easy to work with. A clear vision of what the customer is needing is always a big help in finishing the job to the customers liking.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A knife, a lighter, a lamp, some rope, and a gun
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been pursuing music professionally for the past 3 years. I originally moved out to LA for acting.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is R&B pop crossover type music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Pharell. I just love his creativity and his music production is dope!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Your music will only sound as good as it's recorded so do it well.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I'm open to working on all genres but i have usually worked on pop, r&b, and country tracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill would be my voice and also my songwriting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring an original perspective to a song with my unique vocal tone. No one person sees things alike. I like to tell stories with my lyrics and really make my listener feel what I'm singing about.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process when songwriting starts with coming up with the melody 1st and then going back in and writing the lyrics.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup is simple, yet effective. I record with protools using a scarlett 2i2 processor and a samsun microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: my inspirations are Micheal Jackson, Prince, Neyo, Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean, Miguel, and the list goes on and on haha
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: the most common work I do for my clients is songwriting, demo vocalist, melody compilations, and male vocalist.