About

Nikolay GeorgievWho am I?

My name is Nikolay Georgiev. I am a freelance sound engineer and music producer based in London. I am in love with music, recording music, mixing music and working with sounds. Friends call me Nik.

I still remember how fascinated and happy I was when in 1996 I did my first ever 4-track music recording. Since then I have participated in projects of various musical genres like: classical music, jazz, folklore, pop, rock, progressive rock, electronic, metal and avant-garde experimental music. I started my career in live sound working for various promoters in Bulgaria on gigs as the MTV Exit; Earth, Wind & Fire; Simply Red; Al Di Meola; Eric Truffaz Quartet; Methodman; various Jazz, Rock and Reggae festivals. In 2007 I moved permanently to the UK and in 2009 I graduated at SAE London in Audio Engineering where I currently teach on the Audio and Music Production Degree course on a part-time basis. This means that since 2007 I have had the chance to use SAE’s facilities on a daily basis, recording, mixing and experimenting on consoles as the SSL 4000 G+, Neve VR Legend, Neve Genesys, Neve Custom 75, SSL AWS, TL Audio VTC, Yamaha OR2, Neve DFC, Digidesign Control 24, Digidesign Icon and others. I play electric guitar, compose music and love any minute spent in listening.

I am a full member of the The Audio Engineering Society (AES) and since December 2011 I have the pleasure to be a member of the British Executive Committee and consequently Chair the Section in 2015. As such I founded and organised the Student Event ‘Up your Output!’ – chairing the event in 2013 and 2014 and being a past-chair in 2015.

Since the start of 2014 I work as internal and 3rd party plug-in developer for Acustica Audio and represent the company in the UK.

In 2008 I graduated with distinction in Philosophy and defended a thesis titled: ‘Truth, truthfulness and Music” –  an attempt to interpret from a fresh point of view the so often misinterpreted philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and his concept of Truth and truthfulness. I did this by focusing my attention on his passionate and radical visions of the music of Bach, Mozart and Richard Wagner.

What do I do?

The ear is the sound engineer's most important tool.

• Location recordings of classical, jazz, acoustic music, all kind of contemporary amplified music.
• Music Production & Studio work. I can produce your music or simply engineer on your session. I can help you to choose the right studio for your aims and budget, engineer the recording, and once the session is over, edit and mix your tracks in my mixing room.

• Original samples for electronic and experimental music, sound effects, environmental atmospheres, ambient re-amping of “dry” sounds, or ambient mixing and re-amping of “dry” multitrack projects.
• Online Mixing (including free “mastering” upon request).
• Location recordings of acoustic instruments. Perhaps you need a violin part, cello or classical guitar for your film or song? Maybe a grand piano, or even a small orchestra? Would you like to have outstanding professional musicians performing on exceptional instruments in the right acoustic space? I can provide you with this.
• Sound design & foley. I can record almost any sound on earth and create any on-demand ones by the means of recording, synthesizing, editing and processing audio.

And in case there is a “more than one person job” to be done, a good team of professional audio engineers is always available to help.

Why me?

• High personal attention for every project no matter the size;
• Very good technical knowledge;
• Well maintained state of the art recording equipment;
• Considerate musical pre-production (careful familiarization with the musical or film material and the final goals of the project and it’s budget, etc.);
• Good technical pre-production (pre-recording inspection of the recording venue, aesthetic and safety considerations, etc.);
• Careful post-production done in the right acoustically treated environment (editing, mixing & mastering).