Professional New York mixer, engineer, producer, and musician with credits on EDM, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Funk, Pop, and Country records for local, national, and international artists.
Nich “S!lky” Jones is a recording/mixing engineer, producer, and musician based in New York City. As an assistant engineer at Germano Studios | The Hit Factory and a live audio engineer/technician at venues including The Manhattan Center and The Flatiron Room, he is immersed within the NYC music scene. Surrounded by music since a young age, Nich studied piano and bass trombone while simultaneously learning a variety of additional instruments and production styles in order to diversify his musical skill set and to connect with clients of all genres. While studying Sound Recording Technology at Ithaca College (B.M.), Nich learned from industry leaders Alex Perialas, Clarke Schleicher, and Brian Dozoretz, embracing the nuances of the audio industry and how to integrate his musicianship into his recordings and mixes.
Under the alias “S!lky Jones”, he is an artist/musician who writes and produces with others such as Reuben Reuel and Trombroski. Even early in his career, Nich holds many engineering credits including Blake Shelton, Letters from Mom, and Dan MWale, and has had the pleasure of providing sound reinforcement for lovelytheband, Raelynn, Eitan Katz, and many others. Nich Jones Music showcases the variety of expertise Nich offers while demonstrating his dedication to the success of the creative.
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Nich was awesome and made the whole process as convenient as possible
Nich did a great job, he clearly know what he is doing. He was also happy to make changes to the mix that were related to my personal taste. Great experience. I will continue my woring relationship with Nich!!
Amazing response time and his work is amazing and professional. Nich knows what he's doing and I definitely recommend him
Been Working with Nich for some time now. His work is amazing and really help take your music to the next level
I've been working with Nich over the last couple of months and he's truly an amazing engineer and mixer. He's incredibly easy to work with, timely and very communicative. Can't wait to continue working with Nich on all my future projects!
I've had the pleasure of working with Nich a handful of times over the past year. He is a very knowledgeable engineer/producer who has completed excellent work on my tracks across the board. He does a great job in taking direction, while also delivering in a timely fashion. I would certainly recommend Nich for any project!
Interview with Nich "S!lky" Jones
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common type of work I do is mixing and mastering for clients.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give them a shot. It's scary to hire some remotely and not know them, but in the end you may have hit the jackpot and with sites like Soundbetter, you're guaranteed to not regret your decision.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for out of your song? What kind of vibe? Who do you draw inspiration from?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some remote mixers like to spend an hour or two on a mix and call it a day. I do not. I will work on a song until it's perfect to both me and the artist. Whether that is 5 hours or 5 days.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital has so many different options and ways to work that you cannot do in analog, but analog has the unique sound you want.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lido, Diplo & Skrillex, Brasstracks/Ivan Jackson, Jon Bellion, Chance The Rapper, and engineers like Luca Pretolesi, Chris Gehringer, Manny Marroquin, Nathan Boddy, and others.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually am working on electronic and hip-hop music. I have had the recent pleasure of working with S4M.SCøTT on his recent "The Night Before" EP.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing/mastering: I use ProTools mainly. I focus on making each sound clean with a great space, blending them with summing and saturation, and use multiple sub mixes to build more dynamic contrast, width, and depth in the mix. For recording: I use Pro Tools 2018 with an option from multiple condenser and ribbon microphones, and in-series processing (light compression/eq). For production: I currently use Maschine 2.0 but am beginning to work in Ableton 9 & 10.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my professional experience as a producer and engineer in multiple realms and backgrounds of the industry from modern (electronic/hip-hop) to classic (rock/country) techniques. For example, in Nashville I learned classic and analog approaches to mixing while working with Clarke and producers Scott Hendricks and Paul Worley. There I aided in the recording process on Blake Shelton's "Texoma Shore".
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would give so much just to work with Lido for one day. He has been an inspiration for me in every aspect of music and is my favorite producer/artist.