Dynamic & Quality Mix/Masters at a reasonable price
Hi,there! My name is Nishant and I am a freelance mixing/editing/mastering engineer based out of Mumbai,India.
I have studied the craft of sound engineering from and interned at the music department of Sound Ideaz Studios, Mumbai:one of the quintessential studios in the Bollywood music industry.
I have mostly worked with local indie bands, but I also have experience in audio editing and post production for short films,advertisements,etc.I work in Pro tools and my entire workflow is in the box.Although I have worked as a freelancer for just under two years now, 2 of my mixes were featured on MTV indies,India.You can hear one of them ('Paranoid city' by the band 'Insignia') under the audio samples.
My constant efforts while mixing are to absolutely ensure that the mix fits the style and need of the artist and I am open to doing revisions,within reason of course; especially when they have a very specific vision in mind.
Last but not least,I am a fan of taking frequent breaks between mixes to keep an open perspective.Having said that,I do try and keep the turnaround time to a minimum.But if it ever delays,rest assured,it will be done just to make sure no stone is left unturned!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Nishant Nair
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to keep an approach where the mixes aren't too squished and the instruments can breathe in the mix while giving the impact that the style of music demands.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead. I'd just like to be in the room and observe. There's too much to learn.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I have been assured time and again by my own experiences that listening to your mixes after a good distracting break can give you a more transparent idea because you aren't fooling yourself.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would describe it as being persistent and burying my head into the session until I get a result I am happy with and eventually the artist is happy and satisfied with.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Its a laptop setup running pro tools 10. I use the scarlett 2i2 as my primary sound card and monitor via my beyerdynamic dt880 pros and audio technica m50x.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both.Depends on who's is using it and what it is that they are hearing.Personally, with today's advancement in tech,digital seems more workflow friendly and THIS is possible only because we are dealing with the digital domain. Having said that, I would still love to own a large format console and work on it someday. There's something very beautiful and tactile about working on a NEVE or an SSL type of a console.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly live recorded music and to be more specific, rock or blues.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Translation. As an engineer, it is my job to make sure whatever I am given translates emotionally and sonically to whoever is listening.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing it basically begins by asking the client what band/artist they draw from, and if they have any rough mixes or demos for me to listen to.