Nicholas Bolton engineers all projects at Holy Tapes! Mastering.
He studied audio engineering at Northeastern and Rutgers Universities. While touring in bands like this one and this one, he recorded local bands and ran live sound for DIY spaces and theaters in NYC.
Nick started Holy Tapes! Mastering in 2012 to help local bands finalize albums affordably. He’s worked with many bands, record labels, and indie film production crews since. After working at In The West, he subsequently moved the studio to a new space in Jersey City where he works now.
Besides mastering, Nick is also the Sound and Video Supervisor at NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts where he’s worked with notable acts as David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, The Lovin' Spoonful, Oliver Lake, Glenn Kotche (Wilco), Carter Burwell, Lenny Pickett (SNL) and John Robinson.
He also works as a freelance theater systems consultant, sound designer and technician for several Off-Broadway and experimental theaters in NYC, and volunteers for a non-profit animal rescue.
He currently creates modular synth + tape loop music under the names Raft and Arsenic.