Remote Mixing and Mastering

@Nikobell on SoundBetter

Does your music sound flat, one dimensional, boring or lifeless? My live audio background will help to transform your music and give it a life-kick!! With Album credits from Usher to unknown emerging artists there is no project too big or small.

My background is over 20 years of being a live audio engineer touring with people from Mumford and Sons to Culture Club, i now try to be more studio based mixing albums and have been involved in projects from well known Artists like Usher to totally unknowns. I specialise in bringing a live feel to a mix to help make it edgy!!
A lot of people today have access to live digital mixing consoles that can easily produce live multitrack recordings of their shows, the thing is afterward it is then miixed by a studio or bedroom engineer and most of the live feeling is lost. I definitely do not do that and most of my business is from people who, knowing me as a live engineer want my ‘Live’ sound

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with @Nikobell

  1. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  2. A: Macbook Pro, Solar powered adapter, midi keyboard, my Manley compressor and a stereo speaker setup

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: Always try and approach a song with fresh ears. Sometimes you have to reset your ears by listening to something completely different.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: I specialise in bringing a fresh live sound to a studio recording

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I use an apple mac with Pro, tools, Studio one and Logic for mixing. I can be mobile and facilitate live recordings, using my macbook pro and various microphone pre-amps. I have a studio at home where I perform my mixing and mastering tasks.

  9. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  10. A: Paul Weller, Jay-Z, Robert Glasper, Labrinth, Aaron spears, Calvin Rodgers, Eddie Brown

  11. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  12. A: I love injecting life into recorded music

  13. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  14. A: I worke don a project with an artist called Kersha Bailey, I was proud about the fact that there really wasnt a budget for it but I still produced an amazing CD even while I was on location.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: I am working on a project with an artist Whom i manage called Cariss Auburn

  17. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  18. A: Not currently as I am a new starter on here

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: Digital is much more reliable and convenient but when I started it was all analogue back then and I did much pref.er the sound

  21. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  22. A: my promise is to see the project through till the end no matter what

  23. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  24. A: The flexibility to work when I want to which actually ends up being all night lol

  25. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  26. A: How long will it take? until I am completely happyThe flexibility to work when I would like to

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: people think I just twiddle knobs

  29. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  30. A: What is your budget, do you have a deadline?

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: Make sure you are ready to elevate your sound. Be very happy with what you are bringing

  33. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  34. A: I stumbled across sound and was only meant to do it for 2 years. It has now been 20 and counting.

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Wide and dynamic

  37. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  38. A: Stevie Wonder. I love the dynamics and depth of his songs.

  39. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  40. A: Mainly R & B but as long as it sounds good to the listener I will work on anything. If the listener isn't happy I usually find that that is not a good place to start.

  41. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  42. A: My strongest skill is being able to interpret how sound needs to be

  43. Q: What's your typical work process?

  44. A: I usually listen to the music through a few times to start to get a feel for where the song is then I compere it to any references and try to pick out any similarities. I then try to get the best sound from the mix using techniques that I have picked up over the years.

Gear Highlights
  • Apple mac
  • neumann
  • Sennheiser
  • Digico
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