Audio Engineer | Label Owner | Agency Owner
Nick Middleton is a celebrated producer, engineer, DJ, label owner, and artist manager. From performing at the world’s biggest festivals (Coachella, Life Is Beautiful), to remixing world-class talent (U2, Imagine Dragons), Middleton’s career is built on an aptitude for electronic music and a keen ear for the next big thing.
In 2013 Middleton founded Westwood Recordings, where he has built an impeccable artist roster and catalog with an international following. In the studio, Middleton’s production and engineering work with acts like The Funk Hunters, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), and Big Gigantic have led to an impressively diverse body of work that boasts over 20 million streams online.
In addition to his own productions, Middleton maintains a top tier list of studio clients, regularly Mixing & Mastering projects for a fast-growing list of electronic stars and labels around the world including Dr. Fresch, Big Gigantic, Stickybuds, K+Lab, DiRTY RADiO, Interscope Records, Universal Records, BMG, and Island Records.
Outside of engineering work, Middleton has also done official remixes for global stars such as Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, U2, Gramatik, Opiuo, Haywyre, and Dub FX.
Mastering Engineer | Inner Portal Studio
Inner Portal Studio was founded in 2001 to provide professional mastering and mixdowns for musicians around the world. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to work with thousands of musicians and producers on their projects, helping them to achieve the best sounding music possible.
In addition to over 2 decades of experience doing mastering and mixdowns, I’ve also written music for TV; worked as a product tester for companies like Ableton, Roland, E-Mu, Elektron, Access Music, and Audiofile Engineering; been voted a Future Sound Of Chicago DJ by Shure; and been a live sound engineer for Seattle’s Decibel Festival.
Oh, and I’m still an active musician and live performer as well.
Audio Engineer | Warp Founder | Ableton Trainer
Vespers is a sought-after producer, engineer, influencer, coach, and keynote speaker. Having assembled a vibrant, international collective of music producers via his social media networks and worked with many of the industry’s heavyweights, Vespers is a highly-regarded thought leader and creative innovator.
A first-mover on Youtube, Vespers built a thriving channel with 11M+ video views, 104,000 subscribers, and nearly 400 campaigns. He’s collaborated with an ever-expanding list of international audio brands including Ableton, Universal Audio, Apogee, Dynaudio Pro, iZotope, FabFilter, Audeze, Sonarworks and many more.
Building on his success on Youtube, Vespers has become an authority on audio production. He’s been a keynote speaker at events like the Virtual Electronic Music Summit and AEMCon, as well as stand-out music festivals such as Shambhala and Basscoast.
In 2013 Vespers co-founded Warp Academy, where he’s assembled a team of top-tier instructors, sound designers, and audio experts. Warp Academy has been recognized as an official Ableton Certified Training Center and has worked with over 50,000 students, empowering them to create exceptional music and live their passion.
Audio Engineer | Ableton Certified Trainer
I love helping people achieve their musical goals, from total beginners to professionals adding to their skillset.
I’ve studied classical, rock, and blues guitar; I’ve played piano in a reggae band and drums in a punk band. I’ve frequented all-night classical Indian concerts. If it’s music, I’m all in. I began producing in the analog domain with a 4-track cassette recorder.
This machine allowed for only two effect returns, so I made the best mixes I could with just one compressor and one reverb. Even with such limited technology, I always loved the song production process, from tracking to mixing and mastering, and that passion continues to this day.
I worked for Ableton from 2008 to 2011, creating documentation, and this is where my understanding of digital music technology depended tremendously. I’ve since gone on to work for other companies like Novation and Future Audio Workshop.
I’m also proud to say that I’ve been creating content and collaborating with Warp Academy since its founding.
Nowadays, you can find me mixing albums for artists across various genres and releasing hip hop, house, and footwork songs under the moniker DJ IBG.