Hugo Nicolson

Grammy Winning Mixer

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Beck ,Father John Misty, Radiohead, David Holmes, Primal Scream, GRAMMY Winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer at your service.

Grammy Award-winning Mixer, Producer, and Engineer
Hugo Nicolson
Beck, Radiohead, David Holmes, Primal Scream.
2008 Grammy winner for engineering Radiohead's album In Rainbows.
Co-producer and engineer of Screamadelica, Primal Scream’s monster 1990 album which beat out U2, Simply Red, and Erasure to win that year’s Mercury Prize, and has since gained top ranking in countless Best Albums lists.
He worked closely, over many years, with Julian Cope; making five albums, including Peggy Suicide and Jehovahkill.
Other notables include, Beck, David Holmes, Shack, the Happy Mondays and Bjork. He recently finished producing and mixing Fear the Walking Dead for AMC.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Hugo Nicolson
  • African Head Charge
  • Primal Scream
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • Wye Oak
  • Marc Streitenfeld
  • Marc Streitenfeld
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Jenny O.
  • Here We Go Magic
  • Father John Misty
  • Father John Misty
  • Ashtar Command
  • John Powell
  • Cashier No. 9
  • Cashier No. 9
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • Dead Snares
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • Local Natives
  • Kharma 45
  • Kharma 45
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Dido
  • Dido
  • Embrace
  • Embrace
  • Sarah Cracknell
  • Björk
  • Julian Cope
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Local Natives
  • Local Natives
  • Kharma 45
  • Local Natives
  • Local Natives

48 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joe V.
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    Hugo is absolutely fantastic at what he does! He works in a timely manner and pays the utmost attention to details. We truly felt that he catered to the needs of our song and brought the best out of it. He understood the feel and dynamics we were wanting and exceeded our expectations for what the song could be. Worth every penny!

  2. Review by Dustin C.
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    Hugo was a pleasure to work with! He did a great job mixing my track even while he was in the process of moving to a new studio. He was very communicative throughout that process, and receptive to my feedback during revisions. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for an engineer with expertise and professionalism.

  3. Review by Ben D.
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    I thoroughly recommend Hugo. This is the third time I have had the pleasure and good fortune his services, as both long distance and in person mix sessions. He strives to get the results you want, but he also brings his own new energy and life to tracks. Always grateful to him. 5 stars +

  4. Review by Daniel R.
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    Professional champion!

  5. Review by dennis d.
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    Impeccable. Definitely planning to continue collaborating.

  6. Review by dennis d.
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    Incredible engineer. definitely working on more stuff together.

  7. Review by Daniel R.
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    Hugo is a killer mix engineer!

  8. Review by Drew V.
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    Hugo is amazing. We’re done with one song and have four more planned with him. He’s excellent and honest. His ears and taste are special.

  9. Review by joshua p.
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    Hugo was a pleasure to work with.

  10. Review by Ben D.
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    Working with Hugo has made me a better artist. I recommend his services, absolutely.

  11. Review by Ernest A.
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    Hugo is a legendary mixer for good reason, he was lovely to work with and has an incredible ear. He's very easy going and you will have clear and prompt replies and a curiosity of how to make the song suit your values. Highly recommend

  12. Review by Daniel R.
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    Hugo is a champion!

  13. Review by Matt Moody
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    Hugo is a sonic wizard and super easy to work with. Highly recommend.

  14. Review by Rory H.
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    Great working with Hugo

  15. Review by Ben D.
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    Hugo is great. He's open, patient, inventive, works fast and is highly skilled. I recommend his services wholeheartedly.

  16. Review by Charles S.
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    Hugo was great to work with and his mastering technique is top notch!

  17. Review by Itamar e.
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    Hugo did an incredible job, mixing another 4 songs of ours. He managed to make great mixes with depth and clear sound, exactly like we wanted.
    His skills are reflected deeply in his work, and the sound he created for our songs would decorate our yet to come album in a superb manner.

  18. Review by Itamar e.
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    Hugo is the reason i joined the soundbetter platform from the first place. I realy wanted to work with him because i was familiar to his stunning & flawless work, and hoped he would be able to contribute his great qualities to my song. Gladly and as predictable, he mannaged to capture the essence of the song and now it sounds even better than what i hoped and wished it would. He is a true magician of sound and also turned out to be very convenient to work with. I'll definitely turn to him again.

  19. Review by Andrew W.
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    Hugo did an incredible job on our project. He created an amazing depth to the sound and I would highly recommend him. Hugo was quick and courteous in his communication and I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to work with him again one day! Thanks, Hugo!

  20. Review by tal s.
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    as said many time before me: Hugo is a real professional at the highest levels. I had a very detailed vision for the sound of my song, and Hugo was patient in every step and deliver me a great balanced, rich with depth and clarity mix.

Interview with Hugo Nicolson

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: I started in 1985.... making tea in a studio called the townhouse in london, the rest is way to long to talk about...

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: check the phase of thing as you go listen and see what sounds best

  5. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  6. A: All sorts over the years but I suppose I am more known for indie projects.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Getting lost in the mix finding the song again and making it shine!

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: It changes from project to project, but what I feel my job is, is to make clients happy, and if I can do that it has been a good day :-)

  11. Q: What's your typical work process?

  12. A: Setup, Mix, Revisions, that is basically it. I the mix I get a good vibe going pretty quick then tweak it till I feel I can play it to someone else.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: These days it is entirely in the box on Protools 12. It took me a while to go all the way in, but now I am and there is no going back :-) I feel my mixes sound better now than they ever have.

  15. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  16. A: I'm careful with putting people on pedestals, but I'm a huge fan of Tchad Blakes mixing work!!

  17. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  18. A: Mixing is mostly what I do these days, but occasionally I get asked back into a recording environment to mess around with some fun toys.

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Mixing: Limit of 3 revisions, $40 per revision there after. Editing and/or tuning not included files should be ready for mix on delivery.

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