Mixer Nico Kalwill has built an impressive discography, filled with hit records and independent releases in all genres of music. Universal, EMI, Warner, Sony, Sub-Pop, BMG, RCA have all hired Nico, harvesting over 20 Gold and Platinum albums and 2 Latin Grammy awarded albums.
Diverse projects have taken him to work in major studios such as Abbey Road in London, Sonic Ranch in Texas and La Fabrique in France. For more than a decade he's been responsible for the unique sound of American duo CocoRosie.
Growing up in Buenos Aires, Kalwill started engineering in the late nineties at the legendary Studio Panda, while studying audio and music production at Ceartec Recording Institute. After graduating in 2001, his restless curiosity lead him to move to Los Angeles and later to London, where he further developed his recording skills and started acquiring worldwide credits.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Nicolas Kalwill
Nicolas discusses and shares his opinions with you and help you to the best of your works. He is professional and has a taste. I do recommend him mixing for you!
Nico is absolutely incredible, very good communication, everything sounds beautiful, with punch and open, dinamics mixes, he brings all that you need for your song!!
I worked with Nico in different productions, his level of professionalism, and knowledge is incredible, very careful and fantastic generator of ideas. thumbs up!
Interview with Nicolas Kalwill
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frank Ocean...Alex Turner... Needless to explain why! They are my heroes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie Pop, Alternative, Trip-Hop, Dream Pop, R&B, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Folk, Indie Electronic.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I can be very creative especially when the resources are limited. If I find a problem I take it as an opportunity. Although the famous quote "we'll fix it in the mix" has gained a bad connotation, I do enjoy the challenge of fixing it in the mix!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Beatles, Tchad Blake, Andy Wallace, George Martin, Serban Ghenea, Mark Stent, Bob Clearmountain, Eddie Kramer, Mark Ronson, Dave Fridmann, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing is my number one activity. I'm also hired for very often for producing and tracking drums.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own a professional mixing studio based on ProTools HD. My converters are Apogee Symphony II and I can insert some exceptional pieces of analog gear. The space is acoustically measured and treated to give me an extremely accurate frequency response, which accompanied by AdamS2X, Genelec1032, DynaudioBM5A, YamahaNS10 and DangerousST monitoring, ensures a mix that translates well everywhere. In addition, I am associated with Panda, an A-class studio, with an SSL4000G+ console, and an outstanding collection of outboard gear such as Fairchild670, Neve1081, Urei1176, Pultec, Neve 2254, GML, API, etc...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Excitement, punch, warmth, width, depth, extended low end, intensity, loudness, movement, texture, kick, air, drive, feeling, personality, space, attitude, dimension, clarity, musicality, emotion.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try to find the gem inside the artist's soul, and craft from there. Remember you are not a featured guest. We are there to strengthen their message, not to add our own!