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

62 Reviews - 16 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Štěpán J.
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    It was really awesome working with Hugo! He came up with a new, different direction, that really helped the song and made the track more original and interesting! Also, communication was great and he was open to discussion. Looking forward to working together again.

  2. Review by Keith
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    Hugo is a true pro and a kind person as well. Looking forward to next time!

  3. Review by Joss W.
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    Excellent work from Hugo! He gave me a totally different perspective on my song that was really helpful to the evolution of my songwriting and Production process. Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Bader A.
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    This is my second time working with Hugo, and the results were spectacular. He was able to deliver my vision and provided unique guidance on what works best for each track. Hugo will be my go-to Engineer.

  5. Review by Eyal A.
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    Working with Hugo is an enriching experience. The interaction with him helps to understand more about the music and its potential. He certainly has a special touch for mixing and for working on music in general.

  6. Review by Eyal
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    Working with Hugo was a pleasure. He is very creative and innovative and above all he brought the song to life. Highly recommended.

  7. Review by Chris B.
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    Not only a legendary Mixer/Producer/Composer, but a consummate professional. Hugo took the time with me to get the best sound. He was friendly, and the turnaround on mixes was very fast. I would definitely work with him again.

  8. Review by thomas
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    Hugo was excellent at identifying what needed to pop in the mix to bring my tune to life in a way I didn't know was possible. Very attentive and great work !

  9. Review by Bader A.
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    Working with Hugo was fun, easy and collaborative. He was able to deliver my vision toward the mixing and provided another sonic dimension to the title itself. I enjoyed working with such a legend in the industry.

  10. Review by Joe M.
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    Hugo took my song and brought out the most energy and detail he could find in a style uniquely his own. So happy with the finished product, Hugo's communication and I hope to work with him again soon.

  11. Review by Matthew B.
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    Another song, another great mix! Great ear and attention to detail. Looking forward to more.

  12. Review by thomas
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    Great engineer! Very responsive and attentive

  13. Review by Matthew B.
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    Hugo delivered an incredible mix, bringing a ton of energy and life to the song. It really made the song sound bigger than I thought was possible.
    And he is a pleasure to work with.

  14. Review by Brian H.
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    Great job, appreciated the flexibility and quick turnaround

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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 +

  18. Review by Daniel R.
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    Professional champion!

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

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

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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