Nate Kohrs

Producer and Engineer

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Producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist with over 10 years of experience. Credits include Universal Music, Warner Records, Lionsgate and more.

As a producer, my main objective is always to make the song shine. Programming, instrumentation, sounds and arrangement all exist to serve the song as a whole and to display the artist in the best possible light. If the production is amazing but it is wrong for the song, then the producer hasn't done their job well.

I specialize in taking a simple guitar or piano and vocal demo and creating a fully produced arrangement. I've had the opportunity to engineer for, and learn from some of the biggest names in the industry, and I bring that knowledge and experience to every new production.

As a mix engineer, my philosophy is similar to my production philosophy: The song always comes first. A dynamic, punchy mix that highlights the best of the song is always what I aim for.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

301 Reviews - 43 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jane S.
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    Nate is amazing to work with! He gets edits and changes done quickly and efficiently. He has really transformed my songs into finished pieces of work. I highly recommend working with him because of his professionalism and talent.

  2. Review by Naomi Wynters
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    Great Job as always on this journey!

  3. Review by Gary M.
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    Take it from a satisfied repeat customer, Nate is an extraordinary music producer. He always finds the right expression for a song to come alive and shine its brightest. Very glad I found him!

  4. Review by PM RECORD LABEL
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    Nate thanks for all your hard work on these final new SD2 album tracks and for the creativity and imagination to take them to the next level. Working with you is an absolute pleasure and honour - three years has gone so fast looking forward to all our new creations moving forward PM Record Label

  5. Review by Andrew
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    Another totally catchy pop tune that has all the Nate characteristics of a hit remix. Thanks for the wonderful remix of this track and I look forward to sending you many new jobs in the future. Nate is the best producer/remixer PM Records has ever used. Thanks Nate

  6. Review by Andrew
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    Another totally awesome production and remix by Nate - thanks again for the enormous dedication and hard work that you place into every track that we send you. Nate can turn the dull into delicious and the drab into fab ! best remixer around

  7. Review by Lille Rode
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    I definitely recommend Nate. He does just what you ask and doesn't go romping all over your song unless you speciafically ask him to! He is patient and conscientous and communication with him is easy and timely, even over Christmas and New Year.

  8. Review by Vladimir
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    Perfect as usual. Can’t wait to begin a new project with Nate.

  9. Review by Rory D.
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    I had a fantastic experience working with Nate. He came up with a new approach to a song I was working on and created an excellent set of instrumental tracks to go with it. He was super responsive and worked to get the song sounding the way I heard it in my head. Awesome experience!

  10. Review by Convergent R.
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    Nate is awesome, very patient and highly involved with the project!
    Super recommended!!

  11. Review by Gary M.
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    I sent Nate two demos that I had recorded in my spare bedroom 20 years ago. He returned two brilliant, awesome, irresistible productions that understood and expressed the soul of songwriter and artist, ready for broadcast. A pleasure to work with, responsive and focused, Nate is really the best choice! Thanks! See you again soon.

  12. Review by Andrew
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    Fantastic Awesome Nightclub Remix of the Classic Knock On Wood - Nate always comes up with something unique and mighty catchy for every single remix he works on for PM Records - a most valued remixer and completely professional and autonomous thanks Nate

  13. Review by Andrew
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    The best Christmas song ever - thanks so much Nate you always create something magical and exciting and never disappoint - thank you thank you thank you

  14. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Stellar!!!! 100/100!!!

  15. Review by Vladimir
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    A very good and thorough professional. Quick turnaround, meaningful response, top-notch quality.

    Will definitely come back with more work for Nate. Highly recommended.

  16. Review by Naomi Wynters
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    A pleasure to bring ideas to life with and work with. Nate is wonderous to create with. I love the way the sound we have created continues to evolve and Nate always knows that special touch to add to each track to keep it uniquely individual while having a touch of nostalgia always a 5 out of 5 in my book.

  17. Review by PM RECORD LABEL
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    Imagine has never sounded so modern and relevant, thanks for another amazing production and remix Nate. Having someone like Nate who can operate autonomously is so rare. Can not recommend Nate enough as he is the most honest, hard working guy out there. completely trustworthy and he knows how to turn any track into a smash hit. Thanks Nate as always.

  18. Review by Stephane
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    Nate is the real deal ! Not surprising he is so appreciated. Talented, versatile, a real musician / producer and a pleasure to deal with. Highly recommended !

  19. Review by GOLDIE_LX
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    Nate is really professional and easy to work with. Looking forward to working with him again

  20. Review by Andre S.
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    New songwriter/singer. We hired Nate hoping he was a good fit. He was perfect for us. Patient, insightful. Good guidance and the production was spot on. Will be doing more with him.

Interview with Nate Kohrs

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

  2. A: I produced an album in Australia for a friend of mine from France. We met in New York, recorded solid guitar and vocal tracks of his songs, and I took the tracks to Melbourne and 'filled in the band' around his super indie/vibey songs. I mixed the record and had it mastered locally in Melbourne. The whole project was rough around the edges in the best rock n roll kind of way. He was very happy with the results and we have stayed close friends since.

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

  4. A: I'm currently working on a demo for a Nashville client.

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

  6. A: Rob Murray is a good buddy of mine. We worked at Downtown NYC together and his mixing and mastering is totally on point. Would recommend him to anyone.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's fast, it sounds great, and it's fast.

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

  10. A: I promise I will keep at it until they get the best possible production for their music.

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

  12. A: I love the moment when I'm cutting a guitar track and I can feel the song lifting up and floating. Sounds kind of hippy-ish, but for me, that's the best moment of my workday... when the emotion of the moment takes over.

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

  14. A: Most clients ask how long it will take. I try to give them an honest window of the amount of time it will take based on my workload and the speed at which I can create tracks. Because of my ability to work quickly, my timeframe is often much faster than they're anticipating.

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

  16. A: The biggest misconception I've encountered is that clients less familiar with the production process is that they don't realize I can play many different instruments, and that I am able to mix all my productions myself.

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

  18. A: I generally ask clients what music inspires them, or what music inspired this particular track. Do they have any idea of what they'd like the project to resemble? Is there an artist (other than him/herself) that they could envision performing this song? Is this music sunny, top down driving music? Is it late night whiskey sipping music?

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

  20. A: My advice to a customer looking to hire someone like me is to be upfront about the style and vibe you are looking for. If you want a track that's aggressive and synthetic, say so. If you want something more dynamic and organic, be sure to let me know. I'm happy to work with you to create whatever you'd like... as long as I know what I'm aiming for.

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

  22. A: SM7, UAD Apollo, MacBook Pro, Fender Strat, DT 770s

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

  24. A: I've been doing this for over 10 years. I went to school for audio production and interned with Tony Maserati. I eventually moved to NYC to work in a big studio (Downtown Records). From there I began doing freelance work with artists and film directors. I lived in Melbourne Australia for a few years where I produced albums, scored films, and collaborated (long distance) with some Nashville artists and publishers. After moving to LA I built a production studio downtown and am currently working from there.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: My style is rooted in rock and blues in a very general sense, but I love good pop production. My projects tend to combine these elements and hopefully bring out the best in both.

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

  28. A: I'd like to work with Kip Moore. I think his acoustic recordings sound great, as do his more fully produced work. I think his voice is killer as well, and I think it would be a ton of fun to bounce ideas around with someone who takes songcraft as seriously as he seems to.

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

  30. A: I reference a lot of different music when I'm working. I don't like to copy anyone else's work, but I like to compare low end, vocal level, etc so I know my mixes will be competitive.

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

  32. A: I usually work on a combination of pop and/or country. I also do a lot of film music.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is creating a really great rhythm section to support an arrangement. Ear candy is great, and fun to play with, but a solid rhythm section, wether it's live or programmed, is the backbone of a song. I pride myself on being able to make a rhythm section quickly find it's groove.

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

  36. A: I bring a lot of musical experience to a song. I'm first and foremost a fan of music... a music lover. I'm honored to be a part of any artist's production, so I try and fill in the missing voice in the room to bring balance to a production.

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

  38. A: Typically I begin by determining the style and vibe of the song. I often start with a rhythmic element (drums, percussion) and then begin building the mix from the bottom up. I try and save as much live instrumentation until I have a solid bed of a song so that the live playing grooves and flows naturally with the rest of the arrangement. I tend to mix as I go, so if I'm sending in-prog versions to clients, they are already sounding pretty close to a proper mix.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have an acoustically isolated production space in downtown LA. I have a collection of instruments and amps, but I do a lot of 'in the box' production and mixing. I find this way of working (real instruments mixed with synths and samples) gives the best most human feel (when needed) and also allows me to work very quickly.

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

  42. A: I'm inspired by songwriters who actively hone their craft and improve their songwriting and singing ability in both the studio and in live gigs.

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

  44. A: I typically am hired to produce songs for artists who have completed or nearly completed songs, often recorded as 'work tapes' (guitar and vocal). I work with the artist or on my own to create a complete band arrangement of the song. We then cut final vocals at my studio, or the client sends me a completed final vocal for mix.

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  • Mac Pro
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • UAD Apollo
  • Fender Guitars
  • Martin 000-15
  • Slate Mics
  • Shure Mics
  • Waves
  • UAD plugins
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  • Arturia
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