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"What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos; that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?" --Hi Fidelity

Hey guys, my name is Nick Baumhardt. I help write and record music.

Sometimes bands hire me to help record and produce for them. I hope to be more than just a guy pushing buttons. Ideas and creativity help make a great recording - not high priced gear.

Great songs come first and foremost. Great performances are always better than studio tricks.

I believe that you can always do better. I believe that many artists have amazing potential and can achieve that through hard work and focus.

My time is split between Nashville, Los Angeles and Chicago. I have arrangements with studios in all three cities. if you would like to work together on a project, I'd be happy to speak with you. Feel free to shoot me an email from the Contact page.