Record Producer, Mix Engineer, Audio Engineer
Based in Los Angeles, Nick Poortman is a Record Producer and Audio Engineer, who has built a reputation as a highly-skilled and respected industry professional having worked in a range of large format recording studios throughout the USA, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic.
Nick previously worked as the in-house engineer at Auckland’s York Street Recording Studios, followed by Modern World Studios in the United Kingdom. Upon his return to New Zealand in 2011, Nick established himself as a sought-after freelance engineer.
In early 2017, Nick relocated to Los Angeles, California, working as a freelancer between a range of studios.
Although being based in North Hollywood, Nick is regularly taking on sessions throughout the USA and New Zealand, whilst maintaining ongoing relationships with studio managers and session musicians on each side of the Pacific Ocean.
“My sessions with Nick Poortman are always creative, innovative and highly enjoyable. This is due to Nick not only being an excellent engineer, but in his ability to make producers, musicians and artists feel at ease and engaged in the art of recording.”Greg Haver – Record Producer(Mel C, Chinaski, Onirama, The Make Believe)
“Nick is a remarkable combination – he's meticulous to a forensic level but he also has a great vibe & a deep well of creativity. When he's on the session things flow in a very natural way & everything is done before I ask for it, making for a much more creative & easy vibe. He's a massive asset to any project!”Dave Eringa – Record Producer(Manic Street Preachers, Roger Daltrey , The Who, Kylie Minogue)
“I had the pleasure of working with Nick on the inaugural New Zealand Music Producer Series at Roundhead Studios in Auckland. I immediately knew we were in safe hands. Nick exuded a quiet confidence that put me at ease as soon as I got to the studio. Seriously talented, but not too serious... A winning combo!”Guy Massey – Record Producer(The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Spiritualized)