Hugo Nicolson

Remote Mixing and Mastering

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

Grammy Award-winning Mastering,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
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • Wye Oak
  • Marc Streitenfeld
  • Marc Streitenfeld
  • Beck
  • Beck
  • Here We Go Magic
  • Father John Misty
  • Father John Misty
  • Ashtar Command
  • John Powell
  • Local Natives
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • John Powell
  • Dead Snares
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • David Holmes
  • Kharma 45
  • Kharma 45
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Shack
  • Dido
  • Dido
  • Embrace
  • Embrace
  • Julian Cope
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Primal Scream
  • Local Natives
  • Jenny O.
  • Local Natives
  • Kharma 45
  • Cashier No. 9
  • Cashier No. 9
  • Local Natives
  • Local Natives

25 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Scott R.
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    Great experience working with Hugo. He has great attention to detail, was very receptive to all my mix notes and provided revisions extremely fast. I hope I have the pleasure of working with him again.

  2. Review by Fadi M.
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    I learn so much getting my songs mixed with Hugo. He also recommended a mic that took my voice to the next level!
    His mixes always inspire me to create more and more
    A master of sound!

  3. Review by Fadi M.
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    Always a pleasure working with Hugo! The beautiful layers of depth in his mixing and mastering always has me coming back for more.

  4. Review by Eléa C.
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    Thrilled with the result, thanks for giving me the opportunity of working with you!

  5. Review by Fadi M.
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    Hugo is a legend. Helped me bring my ideas to life with patience and true mastery. it was definitely a privilege. He is the best!

  6. Review by Noel S.
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    Hugo is always able to add dimension and depth to my music, I walk away with an amazing, professional mix every time. He is able to add fishing touches that improve the quality of the song so much, and he has a great ear. Seriously 5/5

  7. Review by Noel S.
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    I went to Hugo for a mix and master of my electronic/alternative song, and he nailed it on the first go. This is the second song I've gotten mixed and mastered by Hugo and I'm glad to have found someone who is consistent and dependable. Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Denisse T.
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    It was lovely working with Hugo again. I can always trust his expertise. Worth every penny.

  9. Review by David H.
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    Hugo is great! His attention to detail is clear. All the mixes have been very well received. Would definitely recommend!

  10. Review by Steve E.
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    Absolute professional in every way - and awesome result! Thank you Hugo!

  11. Review by Tim B.
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    Excellent. Really went the extra mile to get the best out of my song.

  12. Review by Isaac J.
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    HN is awesome, delivered a world class mix and was very patient. Work with Hugo!!

  13. Review by David H.
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    Hugo is a master of sound. Everyone who's heard the tracks have commented on it. Hugo knows his stuff.

    David

  14. Review by David H.
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    Hugo was great to work with. Polite, positive, professional and last but not least the mix sounded amazing! Very pleased. Looking forward to working more with Hugo in the near future!

    David

  15. Review by Connor M.
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    Hugo was great to work with. He mixed and mastered my single and was super responsive and patient with my ideas to get the right sound. I hope to work with him in the future and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great vibrant mix. Cheers

  16. Review by Jeff R.
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    Hugo did a great job with our mixes! He was great at taking my detailed feedback and helping to get exactly the sound we were looking for. I would happily use his services again!

  17. Review by Noel S.
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    Hugo did an awesome mix and master of my electronic single. Awesome work and communication. I am a solo producer/artist so I am very, very picky about the work that people do on my songs since I am so independent, so I am glad I found Hugo. Also, super fast turnaround even with the Thanksgiving holiday which I really appreciate! Would recommend.

  18. Review by Brian C.
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    Such a pleasure to work with Hugo. He knew exactly how to get the sound I was looking for and made it better than I could have imagined. He is amazing!

  19. Review by Denisse T.
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    It was a pleasure working with Hugo. He helped take my work in a direction that I wasn't even anticipating and I loved the end result. I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  20. Review by Robert Ruby
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    His credentials speak for themselves! Hugo was very talented and professional of course. But he was also courteous and respectful of me. I'd definitely work with him again.

  21. Review by Kristianne B.
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    I highly recommend Hugo. He is extremely talented at what he does. He's also a great communicator and made the process very easy. Took the mix to a grand level!

  22. Review by Cyrus M.
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    Hugo proves mixing as an artform. He brought out the song in ways I didn't imagine. HUGE. Also quick and thorough. Uh-huh- that's why he's a legend. Highly recommended.

  23. Review by Denisse T.
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    I had an excellent experience, as always. I don't ever feel like I have to worry when I send a tune over to Hugo.

  24. Review by Josh Onstott
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    Making a record with Hugo was one of the best musical experiences I've ever had. His vision was clear and focused from the beginning and he stepped into a production role from the start. He also knew the players to call which helped shape the album. The tones and sounds that we captured were new and unique and he knocked the mix out of the park.

  25. Review by Gus Seyffert
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    Hugo comes with a positive and cheerful attitude. he has great ideas and a refined since for all aspects of making a record. i've learned a lot from him and always love having him involved.

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, $30 per revision there after. Editing and/or tuning not included files should be ready for mix on delivery.

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