Professional New York mixer, producer, and musician with credits on EDM, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Funk, Pop, and Country records.
Nich Jones is from Albany, NY, currently residing in Ithaca, NY as a freelance audio/mixing engineer. Most recently interning under studio veteran Clark Schleicher at Warner Bros. Studios in Nashville, TN, Nich has hands-on experience with major record labels and their corresponding studios. On the side, he also produces his own music, makes beats for clients, founded Contingency Records, and has worked as a live sound engineer in the NYC, Ithaca, and Nashville areas. Nich has also served as a stagehand for major touring acts such as Esparanza Spalding and Rae Lynn and has credit as an assistant engineer on Blake Shelton's "Texoma Shore”.
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Reviews (3)Endorse Nich "S!lky" Jones
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
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: 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 sound you want.
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 (maybe even more).
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? and because I don't like to not work with someone, what is your budget?
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.
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 pleasure of working with Kevin Moffat on his current discography and am honored to have help him build his sound.
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, I interned under studio veteran Clarke Schleicher at Warner Bros. Studios Nashville where I learned classic and analog approaches to mixing while working under Clarke and producers Scott Hendricks and Paul Worley. Here I aided in the recording process on Blake Shelton's "Texoma Shore".
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing/mastering: I use ProTools mainly, Logic Pro X sometimes, but focus on making each sound clear and clean, blending with summing and saturation, and use multiple sub mixes to build more dynamic contrast, width, and depth in the mix. For production: I currently use Maschine 2.0 but hope to begin working in Ableton 9/10 soon.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Diplo & Skrillex, Brasstracks/Ivan Jackson, Jon Bellion, Chance The Rapper, and engineers like Luca Pretolesi, Chris Gehringer, Alex Tumay, and others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My most common type of work I do is mix and master for clients.