Rob "Nimbus" Middleton
Recording and Mixing Engineer
I am a young aspiring audio engineer from Suitland, MD who specializes in Recording, Mixing all other audio needs you might have for an affordable price.
I'm offering you a high quality sound for a lower price. I've been Engineering for 7 plus years and will use my knowledge mixing techniques to help you get your music where you want it to be. I have knowledge of Pro Tools 10/11/12, Logic X, Cubase 9, Ableton 9 and Fl Studios 12.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Rob "Nimbus" Middleton
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on my first full length project where I recorded majority of, mixed and mastered it. I am proud of it because it was a period where I got stumped a lot on some of the mixes but I learned how to overcome speed bumps like technical difficulties and making critical mix decisions and have used it as a lesson learned and have grown from it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on a few projects with a bunch of local artist in my area.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid since you can get that analogue sound and still have all the editing and automation benefits of digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you that I will do my best to take your music from that packaged space ship and to the stars and beyond.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love working on music period.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: So what exactly is mixing? My response is that making a song is like baking a pizza. Recording is gathering all the ingredients such as the vocals, instruments, and any other pieces of audio that go with the song. While mixing is tossing the dough, spreading the sauce on it, adding cheese, pepperoni's and any other special toppings you want. Then mastering is taking that pizza you just put together and popping in that 350 degree oven to be cooked and consumed by the person its being served to.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Understanding exactly what the process of mixing is and how important is in order for your music to be successful.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What vision do you have for the project? Where do you want this project to go? Do you have a song of reference?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you have clean none distorted files and have tempo and key information
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Black and Silver LA 1176, Tube-Tech CL 1b, Pultec Eq, 1073 Neve Pre, API 550B
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to be a freelance mixing, recording and eventually a mastering engineer. Hopefully to own my own studio where I can work and continue to do what I love for a living
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style of mixing as gritty yet clean
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Rihanna, SZA and many more
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't clip while recording!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop and R&B, but I am willing to work on any genre and have working on everything ranging from Dance to Country.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making the right mix decisions for the right song
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring a song to life. I love Dynamic Range in music and think the Loudness Wars took away from it but I still believe in letting a track breathe.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process can vary depending on the genre and song at hand.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The Studio I mainly do work out of has a pair of Dynaudio BM15a's and a Pair of Tascam's. As well as a Yamaha 02r96 v2 with a Mac Pro that has Pro Tools 10 the complete Waves bundle, SoundToys, Sonnox and Fabfliter plugins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mixing Engineers that inspire me are Derek Ali, Alex Tumay and few legends such as Phil Tan, Dave Pensado and Andrew Scheps
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and Mixing