Audio Engineer/ Producer
Nick Novak is a staff audio engineer at Mystery Street. He also manages the company’s live sound production and vendor relations.
He obtained his degree in Audio Design & Production with a minor in Music Business from Columbia College Chicago. He’s taken the helm on our work with Sofar Chicago, making live location recordings featuring Rebecca Brunner, Oliv Blu, Wic, and Kainalu, as well as a video used in promotion for the film Bohemian Rhapsody with the band Astro Samurai.
Having served in the US Navy as a nuclear power plant operator, Nick has an expansive knowledge of electronics, physics, and troubleshooting. This, coupled with his experience as a musician, gives him the know-how to produce quality recordings with ease. As a musician, Nick has performed in Jazz ensembles, as well as punk and metal bands.
In his free time he enjoys going to concerts, watching Marvel movies, and seeing Beatles tribute bands with his daughter.
Some of his recent clients include Push 33 (rock), Miss Alex White of White Mystery (acoustic), Anfang (heavy rock/blues), Sweet Bluebird (folk), Junon Boys (Alt-Rock), Rottweiler (Punk), Just Jax (Indie-Rock), and Taylor Gray (R&B).