LET YOUR EARS DECIDE

I could talk until I'm blue in the face about audio nerd stuff like gear, recording techniques, mixing tricks...  Or, I could just play you some songs and let the sound speak for itself. I think that's probably a better plan.

Audio Samples

Tracked, Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Nic Chaffee
You're Not AloneDelta Nove
00:00 / 05:05
Chardonnay TearsBob Wallace
00:00 / 03:14
I'm Having a BallSteve Lang
00:00 / 02:32
You'd Be So Nice to Come Home ToThe Tim Gill Quintet
00:00 / 03:49

Gear

Software/Hardware

Avid Pro Tools HD Native
Antelope Orion 32 HD
Mac Pro 2x3.46 gHz Intel Xeon, 128 GB RAM
Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo & Quad

Euphonix MC Control

Waves, UA, Soundtoys, and Slate plugins

Instruments

Yamaha GB1 Baby Grand Piano

Yamaha SG1500 Guitar

Fender Stratocaster

Yamaha LS6 Acoustic Guitar

Yamaha BB414 Bass Guitar

Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Drum Kit

Ludwig Supraphonic Snare Drum

Assorted percussion toys

Microphone Preamps

Avalon M5


Avalon U5


Universal Audio LA-610 MkII

Trident Audio S20 (2)

Shadow Hills The Equinox

Sytek MPX-4Aii (Burr/Brown mod)

Warm Audio WA-12

Amplifiers

GrooveTubes Soul-O 75

Fender Blues Junior (modded)

Walter Woods Bass Head

Leonardo Custom Bass Cabinet

Summing & Monitoring

Shadow Hills the Equinox analog summer

Stam SA4000 Stereo Bus Compressor

JBL LSR3428P studio monitor

JBL 3412 subwoofer

Yamaha NS10 studio monitors

Furman headphone distribution

Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amp

Photography & Video

Canon 5D MKII DSLR Camera

Canon 60D DSLR Camera

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens

Canon EFS 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

Microphones

AKG C414-B ULS (2)
AKG D880 (3)
Avantone CK-7
Cascade Fat Head II ribbon (2)
Cascade Vin Jet ribbon
Cascade Gomez ribbon
Cascade X-15 stereo ribbon

Electro-Voice RE20
Oktava MK012 (2)
Sennheiser MD421 (3)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM58 (5)
Shure SM81
Shure Beta 52

Slate Pro Audio VMS ML-1
Telefunken AK-47
Telefunken M-80 (2)
Yamaha SubKick