Black Market Recording

Mixing & Mastering

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My name is Nathaniel Bridges and I am a California based mixing/mastering engineer, looking to work with a diverse set of clientele. I provide a high quality product very quickly.

I'm a highly dedicated recording engineer, easy to work with, and very fast. I went to The Berklee College of Music in Boston where I got a Bachelors degree in Music Production and Engineering, as well as a Masters Degree in Music Technology at Berklee Valencia, Spain. I've been working as an audio engineer for over ten years.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Black Market Recording

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

  2. A: My job is never boring because I never have to work on the same thing twice. Every day is a new set of challenges.

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

  4. A: I bought my first 16 track Yamaha digital recorder at the age of 12 after mowing my dads lawn for a year. After that I interned at a recording studio called Rockwell Sounds for four years in high school. I got my degree in Recording and Production from Berklee Boston in 2014, and my Masters from Berklee Valencia in Music Technology and Innovation in 2015. I have since enrolled in a coarse to become an Avid Certified Expert in Pro Tools with an anticipated finish date of 2016.

  5. Q: How would you describe your style?

  6. A: I think I bring out a little bit more aggression and grit to alot of recordings I work on. I like them to feel kind of old school.

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

  8. A: I work on alot of Americana, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Reggae, Garage, and Pop music.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: My strongest skill is being able to work fast, organized, and in a professional manner. If you really need a song finished as soon as possible, but want it to sound professional, I am your engineer.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have a Tascam 388 1/4'' tape machine that I use for tracking, and as a mastering tool. I have Pro Tools 11 and numerous plug ins (Melodyne, RX Suite, etc) that I use for editing, mixing, and mastering.

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

  14. A: I am very inspired by Jack White, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and many others. I want to be able to release a steady stream of high quality work over the course of my career as a music producer.

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

  16. A: Typically I will edit, mix, and master a track for a client to completion. This usually involves a dialogue every day where I will update the client with my progress, any changes I've made, and creative discussions about the track over email.

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

  18. A: I promise to provide you a high quality mix or master at a fraction of the price of many of my peers.

The BoxBerrys - Bye Bye Beethoven

I was the Mastering Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Tascam 388 Tape Machine
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Focusrite 8PreX
  • Ableton-Live
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