Nolan Thies – Recording/Mixing

Brooklyn, New York

Nolan Thies

Grammy-nominated engineer. 

Nolan Thies began his musical education at the University of North Texas studying Jazz Bass Performance, an experience that supplied a solid theoretical foundation for his work as an engineer. After a stint as Chief Engineer at Dallas’ Bass Propulsion Labs, Nolan moved to Brooklyn, New York where he works as Staff Engineer at the beautiful and lavishly equipped The Bunker Studio. During his six-year tenure at The Bunker, Nolan has worked with an extraordinarily diverse range of artists – from large string ensembles to singer-songwriters – and this variety allows him to develop an excellent rapport with all manner of musicians. With his training in music theory, Nolan quickly grasps an artist’s intentions and works collaboratively to achieve the desired results. As a seasoned bass player, he can contribute electric and synth bass, and he’s also a proficient player of keyboards, guitar and percussion.

In addition to his role at The Bunker, Nolan operates The Blue Room Studio from his Brooklyn walk-up. The Blue Room’s comfortable setting makes it an excellent space for mixing an entire project, or tracking vocals, guitars and keyboards. Nolan’s broad experience enables him to work within many genres, including jazz and classical but he has special fondness for indie rock featuring lush textures and expansive sonic landscapes such as shoegaze and dreampop. He is available to book in either The Bunker or The Blue Room Studios.

Notable projects:

Modern Nations
The Letter Yellow
Live Footage
Brad Mehldau
Meshell Ndegeocello
John Patitucci
Eli Keszler
Taylor Young
The Blessed Isles
Lauren Fine


UA Apollo 8
UA Apollo 16
DynAudio BM6a monitors
Yamaha NS10 monitors
Auratone 5c monitors
Sennheiser HD-650 headphones
Dangerous 2-Bus LT 16 channel summing amp
Teac 5 – 8 channel console
Hairball Audio 1176
Dynamite 430 stereo compressor
Multivox MultiEcho tape echo
Otari MX-5050 1/4″ 2 track tape machine
Eventide H3000 Ultra-Harmonizer

Instruments and amps:

1966 Fender P Bass
Fender Jazzmaster
Silvertone 1484 amp
Sequential Circuits Prophet 600
Korg MS20
Roland JU-06
Casio SK-1
UAD, Sound Toys, Waves, PSP, Eventide, various other plugins
Maestro PS1a Phaser

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