Producer/Songwriter/Engineer with experience ranging from art pop production to atmospheric film scores.
I am a freelance recording engineer and songwriter based in San Francisco, California. I have been writing and recording music from a young age, having released my first EP at the age of 14. I often find myself preoccupied in the realms of songwriting, sound art, producing, and mixing. As an artist, I value raw emotional integrity, as well as sonic inadvertent intention. I like to build worlds that feel as direct as they do unquestionably natural. With a background in contemporary music, my musical perspective is riddled with winsome idiosyncrasies that are simultaneously influenced by pop tendencies.
I have an extensive background with experience in classical as well as pop and rock recordings, archival work, audio and visual editing, producing, songwriting, sound design, and film scoring. I love to work in all sonic fields, and am as comfortable recording in a control room as I am editing from home.
Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.
ReviewsEndorse Nicole Rowe
Interview with Nicole Rowe
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the commitment that analog requires, you can't just "fix it in post" as simply as you can in digital.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you find yourself working on one part for too long, take a step back and think about the bigger picture. Maybe it's time to move onto another aspect of the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a fresh idiosyncratic sound and perspective. I have a wide range of influences that lead to a unique style that can transform the originality of a song's sound.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio with an AKG C414 XLS, a UA Volt 276, a Macbook Pro with Ableton Live 11 Suite, Pro Tools, and Logic Pro X. I also have a midi controller, KR55, PO-2, a Harmony Bobkat, parlor guitar, and a Yamaha Portasound. I also have access to professional studios in my area that are fully equipped.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Will Wiesenfeld, Adrianne Lenker, and my community inspire me the most. It's important to bounce ideas off of your friends and mutual friends and be aware of what those around you are making and working on for inspiration and a sense of context of your place in the music community.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do mixing work and co-production, and have less frequently scored films and comped vocals for others! I highly value collaborative projects.