Formerly an Assistant Engineer at Electric Lady Studios.
Nick Squillante was working exclusively with 7-time Grammy-award-winning mixer Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in NYC. During his time at the studio Nick worked on records for artists such as, Mumford & Sons, Elle King, Bon Jovi, and Frank Ocean to name a few.
Since then, Nick has been working primarily with up-and-coming artists helping them take their sound to the next level. Recent projects include January Jane, Sam DeRosa, Owen Danoff, and Marc Scibilia.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Nick Squillante
Nick is truly exceptional to work with. I recently had him mix a single and he brought so much enthusiasm, expertise and love of his craft to the process. I admit that I can be a super perfectionist, but he was very patient and understanding. I feel like having joy for the process is key to any great art and Nick really brings that to the table in addition to his hard work, and mixing wizardry.
Nicks mixes quickly make you realize there is a whole new level of depth, clarity, and a huge punchlines that can be coaxed out of a flat mix.
What you can't tell from the example tracks is the level of professionalism, communication, and respect for artistic vision. The best part of working with Nick is simply that he's a great dude to be around.
I have recorded 4 tracks with Squillante Productions so far and each one has really blossomed with Nick's direction. He has a great sense for what current music should sound like and works patiently to bring out the best performance from every musician. I'm looking forward to my next opportunity to work with Nick.
I worked with Nick on a pop track titled 'Friday Night.' I was anxious to record with Squillante Productions, and Nick provided an exceptionally professional and pleasant environment to collaborate. He displayed exceedingly advanced and proficient work tactics, while thoroughly accommodating my requests throughout the progression of the track.
My band Take the Black has recorded with a bunch of different engineers and producers before but we have never been happier/more comfortable in the studio than when we work with Nick. He is a true pro and master of his craft. We can be a pain to work with... but he always helps us get the best sound with a great attitude! He does amazing work.
I worked w/ Nick while on tour w/ ZZ Ward. He recorded our set at Irving plaza. I own a studio so I can tend to micromanage getting the sound I’m looking for. I wasn’t able to help with the recording at all that night since I was busy with playing the show. When I got the tracks back, I was blown away. Nick is a total pro and pleasure to be around.
Interview with Nick Squillante
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A MacBook Pro, a UAD Apollo 8p Audio Interface, A pair of ATC SCM25 Speakers, 64 Audio IEMs, and an Aeron Chair.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am especially proud to have been apart of Butch Walkers newest album "Stay Gold." I was involved in everything from preparing the sessions for mix to cleaning vocals. Butch is an amazing guy to work with and not to mention I am a huge fan!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, I've worked in both worlds and the sounds of plugins are so close if not identical to analog equipment that there is no use in spending extra time and money setting up and repairing physical gear. It's just unnecessary these days.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be honest, don't settle for anything less than the best, and lastly, relax you're in good hands!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path has always been audio engineering, I've been professionally working in sound since the week after I graduated college.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rich, clean, and transparent.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep it current, keep it relatable, and most importantly, If it sounds good, it is good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on anything from Pop to Heavy Rock and just about everything in-between.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I take the songs I work on to the next level for my clients.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is quite simple, I use an ITB setup with a well thought out multi-buss template to produce the same richness and depth of sound that an analog setup would.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I was trained first hand by 7-time Grammy-award-winning mixer Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, so naturally my inspiration largely comes from his work.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, producing, mixing and mastering.