Thanks for a great and rewarding experience. Your studio is first class, but your skills are exceptional. Your lightening fast improvisation and experimentation on the board, mixing, and as a musician,made the sessions a joy, and the creativity in the room was extraordinary. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you.
Created and launched World Famous KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, Host of American Top 40 in 110 countries,
Has won Billboard Magazine Radio Personality of the Year Award. and much, much more…
Award-winning, worldwide personality, star, and innovator for radio, television, film, new media and visual arts.
Shadoe Stevens is one of the most recognized voices in the world
"Nic Nak Sound is one of my favorite places to record at when I'm in my hometown of Los Angeles. My friend Nick Tancraitor is wonderful engineer. He always makes my drums sound fantastic and is a great guy. Look forward to coming back soon.
God Bless you"
Gregg Bissonette , Grammy Award Winning Drummer (Santana, Counting Crows, David Lee Roth, Don Henley James Taylor, and more)
Nic’s music talents are of the highest quality and his work is always excellent. He is quick, hardworking, gets the job done in the least amount of time and is easy and fun to work with. If you have a music need, work with Nic and you will then be working with the very best.
President and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems.
"You have a great ear ! Love your work and your music bed collection !"
Dave Deno, Creative Director
(Salem LA, KKLA, KTIE, KRLA, KFSH)
"Nic Nak Sound is a great place to track vocals. It's the perfect combo of low pressure and high efficiency. Nic is Lightning fast at managing multiple takes so ideas can flow without interruption. I highly recommend him and his studio.".
Mark Baxter - Premier Vocal Coach to some of the biggest names in the Industry.
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Scott Weiland (Velvet Revolver), Steven Augeri (Journey), Richard Patrick (Army of Anyone), The Click Five, Gary Cherone (Van Halen) Paolo Nutini, Steven Augeri (Journey), John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For, Vertical Horizon, The Dresden Dolls, Quicksand, Aimee Mann, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Peter Wolf and more.
"Recording at Nic Nak Sound is always a pleasure - an extremely comfortable environment for any music project."
Dan Higgins, Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist (Dan has recorded/performed with John Mayer, Babyface, Phil Collins, Clint Black, Elton John, Whitney Houston and many more...)
"Nic Nak Sound is the studio with the most flavor and my friend Nick is a great guy" See you soon...
Luis Conte, Grammy Award Winning Percussionist (Luis has recorded/performed with Eric Clapton, Shakira, Celine Dion, Diana Krall, Phil Collins and many more...)
We used Nic Nak Sound for our digital pilot and couldn't be happier. We were on a really tight deadline, and Nic stepped up to do all our sound design, mixing, dialogue editing and some of our background music.
He was completely focused on making our pilot sound the best it could and the whole project looks great because of it.
Assistant to Showrunner Kenya Barris BLACKISH ABC
Nick ran the voiceover recording session quickly, professionally,
and I love the sound quality. Fast turnaround !
"I found my new favorite spot for my V.O work."
NBC Entertainment Marketing and Digital
"Friendly folks, swell tones, what's not to like?"
Jimmy Johnson, James Taylors's Bass Player (15 years with James Taylor,,,,Peter Cetera, Rod Stewart, Ray Charles, Stan Getz, and many more...)
I had the privilege to work with Nic on my film series, Another Slave Narrative, and he is an amazing sound mixer. He not only provided me with a cinematic sound (dialogue with a music track) that was definitely not present in the raw audio, he did so in less than 12 hours. He is kind, has integrity, and has necessary recommendations that enhances projects, rather than overloads them. I look forward to working with Nic again.
Michelle R. Jackson Another Slave Narrative FILM Series Creator and Director
"My experience at Nic Nak Sound have been very enjoyable and creatively flowing because Nick Tancraitor is the consummate pro and gets a great sound in record time...."
Mike Oneil, Guitar. (Mike has performed/recorded with George Benson, Al Jarreau, Paul McCartney, Chris Botti, Sheila E and many more...)
"Nic Nak Sound provided the perfect environment to record my CD. Nic Nak took the project as seriously as I do, and pulled it off quickly, AND professionally. Thanks, Nick"!
Tom Wilson, Tom Wilson starred as "Biff" Michael J Fox's beefy nemesis, in the classic 'Back to the Future' trilogy of films as well as 'April Fools Day' and many more. Tom Wilson does studio Cd recording "Tom Wilson is Funny" at Nic Nak.
"No waiting for punch ins, Great headphone mix, always clean sounds, professional atmosphere."
John Chiodinni, Guitar (John has performed/recorded with Natalie Cole, John Cougar Mellencamp, David Foster, LeAnn Rimes and many more...)
"Nic Nak Sound was the best possible place I could have done my recording project. My engineer, Nick Tancraitor (Mr. Nic Nak lol..), provided all of the necessary expertise on the board... fast, efficient ! He`s got gREAT ears and has experience in many different genres of music making. A good musician and a helluva cool guy, I`m looking forward to working with him on my next one"!
Tim Morrison, Former Co Principal of the Boston Symphony, Morrison is one of Hollywoods top solo studio musicians (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, JFK, Apollo 13, Born on the Fourth of July, Amistad and many more). Tim Morrison records his Project at Nic Nak Sound, entitled "After Hours".
"Ive Really enjoyed working with you and would love
to do it again on the next movie. The Surround Mix
turned out Awesome."
Andrew P Jones
"Having had the remarkably good fortune of recording with Nic at Nic Nak Sound, I have been immersed in a wonderland of talented artists that allow me to flourish both as a Trumpet player/Composer and as a Producer. Nic's keen ear and good sense provides me with some of the best recorded sounds I've ever experienced. What a talented guy!!! It's been a pleasure, Nic"....
Dave C. Norman- Studio recording artist, special recording Project Producer and former live performer with such bands as America, Richard Marx, Celia Cruz and many more...Dave C. Norman completes a series of Cd's at Nic Nak Sound. "Love Lost" "Stratasfear" and his recent release "A Tribute Album"
NicNak Sound is my first recording experience in America. And after thirty years of being a recording artist in the Philippines, I can honestly say that Nick (Tancraitor) is, by far, the best recording engineer I have worked with. His efficiency is amazing and his studio has a very relaxing feel to it.
Marco Sison (Universal Records International Recording Artist)
'Nic Nak Sound is a nice relaxing place to record your music. It's a Professional atmosphere..there's good energy here....
Biff Hannon, Keyboards, Piano for Grammy Award Winning artist Doc Severinsen (Biff has performed/recorded with Dave Sanborn, Lee Ritenouer, Sarah Vaughn, Maynard Ferguson and many more...
"Though I know Nick normally works with composers and musicians who are more accomplished than I am, he nevertheless made me feel both welcome and important from the very first time I set foot in his studio. His remarkable musical, technological and production talents were matched every step of the way by his warmth, professionalism, integrity and genuine interest in every single note we recorded. I look forward to working with Nick many, many times over the years to come and highly recommend his studio to anyone interested in working with the very best".
Peter Berk, composer and co-founder of Crier Communications in Beverly Hills. (Peter Berk recently composed and recorded the song "Your all heros now" which has become the national theme song for www.give2thetroops.org at Nic Nak Sound.
"Always a pleasurable experience at Nic Nak Sound. a very comfortable place to record. Nick is Easy to work with and your project will be enhanced by his skilled approach to recording and mixing."
Eric Jorgensen, Trombone (Eric has recorded/performed with Al Jarreau. Gerardo, Paula Abdul, Mana, The Indigo Girls and many more...)
"Great Studio, Great sound quality. ALWAYS a pleasure working here..Thanks Nick" (nice guy)"
Doug Webb, Saxophone (Doug has performed/recorded with Carly Simon, Genesis, Clint Eastwood, Rod Stewart, Kenny Rogers and also plays Lisa Simpsons sax parts on the show the Simpsons...and many more....)
“There is so much here to savor, with the recording balance and production values, as one might expect, Hollywood excellent.”
All About Jazz
"Nic is an asset to the music production industry. Working with extreme efficiency and amazing speed, the term "fastest gun in the west" comes to mind - with a healthy dose of recording ethics lacking in most other people in his field..."
Odette Quesada and Bodjie Dasig (have written songs/ produced records for renowned Filipino artists such as Kuh Ledesma, Ric Segreto, Ariel Rivera, Lani Misalucha, Lea Salonga, Rico J. Puno and Sharon Cuneta, to name a few...) Now based in LA, Bodjie and Odette produce records for upcoming talents in the Filipino-American community.