Nick Ruffalo (Ruff)

Dance/Pop Producer & Engineer

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Hey! I'm Nick a music producer, mixing and mastering engineer & songwriter from New Jersey who specializes in all facets of dance & pop music. My artist project "Ruff" has amassed over 10 million streams across all DSPs. I'll work side-by-side with you every step of the way to assure that your final track is radio-ready to your 110% satisfaction!

Are you looking for a full-blown production from scratch? Mixing and mastering services? Or tweaks and edits in your existing instrumental? Together we will take your production to the next level to truly find your sound!

HOW TO START
-Contact me and send over the project details, listening links, reference tracks, etc.
-We will discuss a price that makes sense for the project's details and fund 50% before starting
-Once the project is funded and started, we will work together every step of the way to get the best possible final version!

GUARANTEES
- Quick turn-around time
- 110% satisfaction
- You will be provided with all necessary stems upon completion of the project

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

16 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Extremely satisfied with the latest project he worked on, as always. Quick turnaround and pinpoint revisions.

  2. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Great engineer who continues to display talent and professionalism. I'll definitely be working working with him again.

  3. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Great producer, always gets my track to where it needs to be and very easy to work with

  4. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Always a pleasure working with Nick. Fast turnaround, and an amazing final product.. Will use him again soon!

  5. Review by JT Roach
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    Nick was awesome to work with and we got a great song. Would work with him again anytime.

  6. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Another great experience with Ruff! The final result sounds great

  7. Review by Marze
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    Very understanding and professional producer. Made it so easy to work with him!

  8. Review by Walter D.
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    This person did all of what I wanted with his own flare to it.

  9. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Talented producer who I highly recommend! There's a reason why I've trusted him with so many of my projects

  10. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    As always, my song was returned to me with superior quality and was exactly what I was looking for. Always a pleasure working with Nick

  11. Review by Adam W.
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    Completely changed the quality of my song. Extremely flexible and made the revisions I requested quickly. Will definitely be working together again.

  12. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Ruff made my track sound exactly how I envisioned. Extremely talented and great to work with. Highly recommended

  13. Review by Giancarlo M.
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    Talented and creative producer who elevated my work to a professional level. It was great working with him!

  14. Review by Erik Steen (ERIICE)
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    Eric is a super talanted musician and producer, strong recomendation!

  15. Review by Austin Leeds
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    It was great working with Nick . Thank you!

  16. Review by Robbie Rosen
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    Was such a pleasure working with Nick! He's an incredibly talented producer & writer, and we worked so effortlessly together! Definitely recommended 10/10 for high-quality instrumentals & toplines. So looking forward to making more great music together going forward!!

Interview with Nick Ruffalo (Ruff)

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: As impressive as technology has gotten over the last decade, there is something about using analog gear that brings a certain "warmth" to your track you just can't truly achieve with digital. The last 1% !

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

  4. A: Mixing & mastering, as well as production and lyrical work!

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

  6. A: My inspiration comes from a very mixed bag of artists, including The Chainsmokers, Journey, Gryffin, Hans Zimmer, Quinn XCII, Cheat Codes, and Lost Kings.

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

  8. A: I would bring my laptop, an unlimited power generator, my MIDI keyboard, Kontakt and Sylenth!

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

  10. A: What element of your track was the "spark" that shaped and dictated your process? Now let's capitalize on that !

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

  12. A: EDM and Pop.

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Summer of '16

I was the Songwriter, Producer, & Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

3 FREE revisions + 50$ per extra revision afterwards
Turn-around time = 1-2 weeks or less

GenresSounds Like
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Gryffin
  • ILLENIUM
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 11
  • Ableton Push 2
  • Waves Audio Plugins
  • FabFilter Plugins
  • Serum
  • Sylenth
  • Nexus
  • LABS
  • T-Racks
  • Soothe 2 & Kontakt.
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