Andrew Nast

Andrew Nast


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Andrew Nast

Title
Producer / Songwriter / Mixer - Committed to artist development since 1997
Bio
Andrew Nast has been working in the music industry since 1997. Major credits as engineer under production power houses The Matrix and Tim and Bob. Production, mix and writing credits for top 40 radio and network TV. Looking for the next big thing; passionate about artist development.
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Expertise
artist management, mixing, mix engineer, record labels, music publishing, music production / mastering, music composition, sound designer, artist development
Interests
hip-hop, electro, punk, electronic, folk, singer/songwriter, edm, music, reggae, pop, dance, post-hardcore, acoustic, post punk
Location
USA

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Julianne K submitted media.

Nuh Backchat Mama by Siaosi

Andrew Nast

I love this jam, and have been playing it at my weekly DJ gig.

Danny Meigel submitted media.

Zonkk by Foresterr

Andrew Nast

Nice! Have you guys ever heard "Double Nickels in the Dime" by the Minutemen? Or "Commercial Album" by the Residents? It would be cool to hear a record of arrangements like those by you guys. Let me know if you find yourselves needing to make a record, or have one mixed. I'd love to be involved! 

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

Andrew Nast

I think a different mix would help this track. What makes dub step exciting (for me anyway) are the rhythm elements, and this mix is putting too much emphasis on the pads and bass for my taste. Speaking of bass, this track uses a smoother bass then I'm used to hearing in dub step, which could be really cool, but I feel like it's taking up the wrong spot. Over all, I think there a few moments you should experiment with flipping the entire two track to make evolutions. This will help give the track more dynamic, which is critical since it's instrumental. I like the arrangement over all, and I dig on the chords and vibe. This is not far away from being "done."

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

630am (demo) by AMWI

Andrew Nast

I would try and play with how your drums are introduced, and perhaps have them move to different sonic spaces. For example, you have a short whip (air blast thing) that you could be using as a transition to put the drums in a different place (and extreme EQ, or flanger, or Kaoss Pad). When the track gets heavier and the drums pick up, I would try external gates on some or all elements. The break down just after could use more left to right motion, possible with FX. Think mondomod, or flange with pan FX. I personally would make some of those leads even nastier, and put them more up front. Overall another very nice track. You guys make really cool stuff!

Carl Thewlis submitted media.

Andrew Nast

Curtis, you have a great voice! If you're in the So. Cal area, I'd love to do some writing with you. I'll give you a follow on twitter, let me know what you may need help with!

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

Andrew Nast

It's nice to hear your work with a vocalist on it. I need to have a better understanding of the intent of the track to give you the right feedback. If you wanted to reach a pop format, there are some changes. I could use the "changing mirrors" phrase that happens about 1:40 as a repeat every bar or so in the intro, and also at the 1:40 mark. I would process the vocals a little differently as well; more up front, with automated fx moves for certain parts. Overall this as a concept of something commercially viable is much closer then the last track. Feel free to e-mail me, and we can have a back and forth dialog that may be the most productive for you. andrewnast@gmail.com

Terrell Burt submitted media.

My Inspiration *Unmixed* (Written By Terrell Burt & Dash Miller) by Writers: Terrell Burt & Dash Miller; Vocalist: Dash Miller

Andrew Nast

Same as other, these are strong songs! The dynamic of this once mixed will be unreal, and I would LOVE to get my hands on it. One thing though; at 3:00 you modulate in a way that isn't working for me. I think you'd be better off to just modulate the whole track a step or step and a half to lift it. The way it's rolling now makes it rub... like someone isn't along for the ride. Strings? Vox? Could be an amazing moment.

Terrell Burt submitted media.

New Reason To Love (Written by Terrell Burt) by Writer: Terrell Burt; Vocalist: Karina Zabala

Andrew Nast

I can place tracks like this all day! I'm going to listen to your next one, then lets have a phone call.

Derrick Dickey submitted media.

BlindEye (demo) by AMW1

Andrew Nast

My initial react is like! Has a NIN/Skinny Puppy vibe I dig. My first recommendation would be to find a vocalist; I hear a female. In your B section, the music moves a half step-i would avoid this unless you are making a modulated progression that continues upward (and for this track, that doesn't make sense. For TV tracks, thats a great move to build tension.) The break down parts are a great relief and leave an excellent chance for a vocal hook- as a pre or post chorus. The way is goes starting at 3:40 or so I can imagine as a bridge build, I would work the elements to build tension there. 4:40 brings that mod part back; I think those should be your "verses" and the breaks could be an easy "pre hook." The part that follows makes sense for a hook, you need the vocals to define which direction to take, and then another instrumental element to make the part different/lift from the rest of the song. The entire piece is arranged as an instrumentalist would arrange something; my opinion is to get a vocalist involved, and then take a fresh look at your arrangement overall. Follow me on twitter - @apnmusicgroup - I like where this is headed a lot, and may be able to recommend some vocalists for you, as well as help out with your mix/arrangements. Thanks for sharing!

Eugene Joseph submitted media.

Pass Over by Eugene M. Joseph

Andrew Nast

This is awesome! I would be happy to connect you with the libraries I use to place music to TV and Film. If there is any other help you need, let me know. andrewnast@gmail.com

Eugene Joseph submitted media.

Austin by Eugene M. Joseph

Andrew Nast

This track is also amazing! Obvious talent here, what are you looking for help with?

Bob Manning submitted media.

Stand/still by Cold, cold heart

Andrew Nast

This is great. Have you scored to film yet? Let me know if you need some leads for placements. andrewnast@gmail.com

Max Rosengren Falk submitted media.

Andrew Nast

This is really strong! The song and video are both great, I think you guys have a sound that can be widely embraced. My only note is your groups name, which I will now scroll up to remember...CMBSTN, its just a lot of letters to remember. I don't know that I will be able to tell someone in conversation later today what your band name is.

I'd love to be involved with your project, send me an e-mail and let's chat about it. andrewnast@gmail.com