freelance

contact:

n (@) thenormanconquest (dot) net

I offer the following services:

  • Audio recording, editing, restoration, conversion, and mixing
  • Music recording, production, editing, arrangement, and composition
  • Audio Production for visual media- film, TV, video games, commercials, theatre, dance, radio, web, podcasts, multimedia, promos; everything
  • Video/picture editing

Expect nothing but the best from me:

  • excellent communication
  • open collaboration
  • lightning-fast turnaround
  • and a commitment to the highest standards of quality

 

freelance portfolio:

(click on the underlined descriptions to play the files)

 

Audio Engineering:

 

Production and Mixing-

Modern Acoustic Pop/Rock Male Vocal

 

Alternative Rock/Grunge

 

Old-Timey Instrumental Jazz

 

Fingerpicking Electric Blues

 

Mastering-

Loud Shoegaze Rock

 

Loud Tribal Rock

 

Solo Piano Boogie-Woogie

 

Free Jazz (Saxophone, Piano, Drums)

 

Restoration-

Analog Tape 1960’s English Voice

The source material was an old analog reel-to-reel tape from the 1960’s that needed a fair amount of de-hissing, loudening, and clarification of the text.

 

Cassette 1990’s Rock Music

The source material was an old cassette tape from the 1990’s that was not mixed very well to begin with, and had a ton of hiss.  I especially focused on bringing out the bass guitar and taming some of the louder elements, as well as equalizing the entire spectrum.  This example plays with 10 seconds of the original audio, then 10 seconds of the restored audio- back and forth for 1 minute.

 

Vinyl 1960’s Country Music

The source material was a vinyl record from the 1960’s that needed de-scratching/de-popping/de-hissing.  In addition, I did a fair amount of remixing and remastering to bring out the vocals and make the mix sound more “modern”.

 

Music Composition and Sound Effects:

 

Genres-

Silly Upbeat Pop Song

 

Vintage Country

 

Classical

 

 

Theme Music-

Ambient/New Age Theme

 

Lonesome Piano & Guitar Theme

 

Light Science-Fiction Theme

 

 

Sound Effects/Sound Design-

Soft Explosion & Slow Falling

 

Modernized Data Transmission/Computer MODEM Connection

 

Bee Stuck in a Bottle

 

 

If you would like to check out a selected discography of records that i have recorded/mixed/mastered, please visit: 

www.thenormanconquest.net/recording

 

freelance bio:

The Norman Conquest [TNC] is a producer and recording engineer specializing in esoteric music at the intersections of experimental, rock, modern classical, metal, avant-garde, & drone.  Utilizing both standard and unconventional recording practices, TNC uses the recording studio as his instrument.

Some of the artists that TNC has recorded include Barn Owl, Grouper, Elliott Sharp, Mute Socialite, Gregg Kowalsky, Quentin Sirjacq, Zachary Watkins, Alee Karim, Agnes Szelag, Marielle Jakobsons, Ellen Fullman, Stuart Dempster, Phillip Greenlief, Molissa Fenley, and Blixa Bargeld (of Einsturzende Neubauten).  TNC’s recordings can be found on record labels such as Tzadik, Thrill Jockey, Intakt, The Tapeworm, Root Strata, Important, Ambiances Magnetiques, Digitalis, and Tompkins Square Records.

In addition to recording, TNC performs as a sound manipulator and vocalist in Cosa Brava (with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Matthias Bossi, Carla Kihlstedt, & Shahzad Ismaily), Art Bears Songbook, & Dokuro (with Agnes Szelag).  TNC has performed all throughout Europe and at various international festivals including FIMAV (Victoriaville, Canada), Musique Action (Nancy, France), Music Unlimited (Wels, Austria), Music for People & Thingamajigs (San Francisco, CA), and the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival.