Squillante Productions is a duo comprised of Mike and Nick Squillante started in 2016. The brothers are based out Westchester County, New York.
Mike, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, has been active in the music industry for the past 5 years releasing both original and cover music through his YouTube channel to over 3 million viewers and 20,000+ subscribers. Following an appearance on NBC's The Voice, Season 3 and a successful touring career with artists Melanie Martinez (Atlantic), Marc Scibilia (Capitol), and Gnash (Atlantic), Mike left the road and teamed up with his brother Nick to focus on their own musical endeavors.
Nick, a highly accomplished audio engineer and mixer, worked exclusively with 7-time Grammy-award-winning mixer Michael Brauer at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. At the studio, Nick assisted on records for artists including Bon Jovi, Butch Walker, Train, Mumford and Sons, and many more. At this early point in his career, Nick's experience is quite remarkable.
Recent projects for Squillante Productions include Owen Danoff, Marc Scibilia, Take The Black, and Bathrobe Robots.
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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.
I got to work with Nick when I was on tour with ZZ Ward. He recorded our set at Irving plaza. I own a studio and spend a lot of time recording so I can tend to micromanage getting the sound I’m looking for. I wasn’t able to do that or even help with the recording that night at all since I was busing with playing the show. When I got the tracks ba
Interview with Squillante Productions
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: 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 16 Audio Interface, A pair of ATC SCM25 Speakers, 64 Audio IEMs, and an Aeron Chair.
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: What's your typical work process?
A: If I am doing a mix for a client, first I check that my files match the reference or demo mix provided, next I clean and organize the given tracks, I then input them into my mixing template and properly configure all of the signal flow, finally, I mix.
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.