About The Old Quarry

Hi! I’m Nick Messitte, founder of The Old Quarry. I’m an engineer with over 15 years of experience in genres as various as rock, indie, mood pop, jazz, hip hop, prog, EDM, and musical theater. My passions lie in giving independent musicians everything they need to compete with—and hopefully outshine—big-budget major-label releases.

This informs everything I do at the Old Quarry, from my relationships with clients, to my educational outreach. For your productions, I’ll bring the same care and consideration as I bring to companies such as ABC, NPR, iZotope, sonic scoop, Sonarworks, mastering the mix, and Forbes.

Tools at Our Disposal

Gear is not the most important thing

But it is important.
 
Familiarity with the gear you have is even more important. 
 
This may not be all the gear we have, but it is all the gear we use on a regular basis.

Gear list

Equalizers

SPL PASSEQ 2

SPL PQ 

compressors

Manley Variable Mu

API 2500

Rupert Neve Designs Masterbuss Processor 

Converters

Lynx Aurora 16

Cranesong HEDD 192 

ColoRATION / summing

Dangerous 2-buss LT

BAE 1073MP 

API 3124   (with CANARE or SESCOM pads)

moNITORING

B&W 802 Series 80

Dynaudio BM6A

Audeze LCD-X

Sennheiser HD 650

Dangerous Source

soFTWARE

DMG Audio

iZotope

FabFilter 

UAD 

Slate Digital 

Logic Pro X 

Pro Tools

Reaper

Wavelab

HOFA