ABOUT NICK BURCHALL
Nick co owns and works at Audio Animals as the lead mastering engineer. With over 20,000 mastering orders under his belt, Nick has established himself as one of the industries best mastering engineers for all genres.
The pride of Nick's mastering studio is his £130,000 mastering chain, which is known as one of the best in the world. Nick's mastering chain includes the legendary UnFairchild 670m 2, Shadow Hills optograph compressor and Elysia Alpha compressor. Three of the industries best compressors money can buy. Using such high quality equipment in Nick's unique way achieves a sound unlike any other studio.
NICK BURCHALL - MASTERING ENGINEER
Hi my name is Nick Burchall, I was born in London in 1986 and established Audio Animals in October 2012. Within this time I have had the pleasure of working with over 18,000 different mastering orders. Everything from major Hollywood films and platinum selling artists to first time producers releasing their very first song. Cliche maybe, but music has always been a big part of my life. I began by learning the Violin and then on my 12th birthday my parents treated me to the Piano that I was so eager to learn. My piano teachers were very dynamic and gave me the chance to learn everything from classical to contemporary as well music theory, improvisation and playing from ear.
It didn’t take long to realise music was what I wanted to do with my life, so once I left school and during college, I got experience working in studios and taking evening classes on various courses across London so that I would be in a position to take a Sound Engineering course at University. In 2004, I started my Engineering degree in Audio Technology and Innovation at DeMontfort University in Leicester. I really enjoyed my time there, and really got to develop my skills. By my second year, the University had completed the building their multiplex of studios, including my favourite the main studio which featured a Solid State Logic AWS 900+ as the centre piece. This was the start of me falling in love with the sound of SSL and the quality of outboard equipment.
Upon leaving University with a BSc, I wanted to give myself more options for work, so I did a diploma at the Qantm College, (part of the SAE) in web design and development. Upon completing the course, I freelanced in various studios as a mastering engineer. Then in 2012, my cousin Paul and I decided to bring our studios together and form the Audio Animals studios you see today!