“NCM is a true craftsman and a great hang!”
– Matt Giffin, Keyboardist / Producer
Since 2006, musician turned sound engineer Nathan Carter Moore has been recording, editing, mixing, mastering, producing, and providing live sound reinforcement services for acts of all kinds (Rock/Pop, Indie/Folk, Jazz/Blues, Country, World, Classical, and just about any other genre imaginable) and all sizes (from solo musicians to bands to full orchestras).
NCM studied music at Concordia University (Montreal) earning a BFA and was then accepted to McGill University’s Master of Music in Sound Recording programme where he studied under George Massenburg, Ronald Prent, Martha de Francisco, Steve Epstein, Jeff Wolpert, Wieslaw Woszczyk, and many others . . .
“Nathan is one of the most talented persons I have ever met . . . He is able to bring to the sound an element of freshness and surprise, and a degree of augmented realism that is impressive and compelling.”
– Wieslaw Woszczyk, Founder McGill Sound Recording
After six months working as the Senior Audio Associate for The Banff Centre’s Audio Department, NCM accepted a position as Assistant Engineer at Galaxy Studios (Belgium) serving as assistant to Ronald Prent, Darcy Proper, Werner Pensaert, Tijmen Zinkhaan, and many other resident and roster engineers throughout the complex’s expansive facilities.
In 2008 NCM returned to Canada to become house sound engineer at Humber Studios (Toronto), where he spent over 3000 hours in sessions, recording, editing, and mixing over 130 EPs and albums while continuing to work freelance – recording, mixing, and mastering for musicians and bands from across Canada. 2019 sees NCM return to his hometown of Ottawa.
“Nathan’s technical proficiency and awareness makes it easy to reach the intended outcome. He can be trusted with creative decisions while still maintaining perspective on the artist’s personal sound.”
Albums he’s worked on have been reviewed in the Globe & Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, and have been nominated for the Juno Awards, the East Coast Music Association Awards, the Music Nova Scotia Awards, the West Coast Music Awards, the Toronto Independent Music Awards, and the International Independent Music Awards (including winning the 2013 Vox Pop Best Contemporary Classical Album award).
NCM was awarded the Fred Sherratt Award in 2008, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Science’s Award for outstanding achievement in 2007, and has been a six-time finalist in the Audio Engineering Society’s Student Recording Competitions:
- 1st place Non-Classical Surround – Paris 2006
- 1st place World/Folk – San Francisco 2006
- 2nd place Stereo Pop/Rock – NYC 2005
- 2nd place Stereo Pop/Rock – Vienna 2007
- 3rd place Stereo Jazz – Vienna 2007
- 3rd place Stereo Classical – Vienna 2007
Nathan Carter Moore plays guitar and some violin, bass, and drums, and even sings a bit. He’s performed solo, in indie rock bands, orchestras, and choirs. NCM is a semi-regular at Choir! Choir! Choir!