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Nick Selby

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I do tape syncs and podcasts. I produced the Quality Policing Podcast's long form (mental health, body cameras, car stops, police use of force data); the Trail of Bits podcast (which I also voiced) and am currently host of the Tech Debt Burndown podcast.
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Nick

Twice Emmy-nominated (okay, okay, twice Emmy nominated as part of the team that did ‘Live and Tape Sound Mixing and Sound Effects for a Drama Series’ on a soap opera, but still, let’s see your Emmy nomination, huh?) sound engineer, producer, and voice artist Nick Selby has what must be charitably called the weirdest career ever.

In the 1980s and ’90s, Nick mixed live sound at Lincoln Center and at CBGB; worked in the studio as everything from a tracking engineer for Def Jam artists to a studio gofer.

Nick co-owned from 1988 to 1991 a NYC recording studio with a 2-inch Ampex MM1000 16 track-recorder, a 24-channel Sound Workshop Gold series console and a whole bunch of cool digital gear like, LOL, an AKAI S-1000 with 32MB of RAM, and a bitchin' MIDI-studio based around an Apple IIe computer; and for three years sat in a 7-foot-by-7-foot booth working with a woman named Barbara who told him when to bring in the music and make it louderlouderlouderlouder on a CBS soap opera.

In 1991 he worked as one of the first producers on Warsaw, Poland-based Radio Zet, where he also was a sometime-morning drive-time DJ. He served as a creative director and production manager for an international ad agency before it fired him unceremoniously. Recently Nick has been working on a range of tape syncs and field production for podcasts, museums, and radio stations in the US and Europe.

In 2017 he reported, produced, voiced, and edited the long-form report, Divert to Where? Mental Health Policing in America, and other features for Quality Policing Podcast.

Nick was the voice, executive producer, and lead writer of the Trail of Bits Podcast in 2022, and has been the co-host of the Tech Debt Burndown podcast since 2021.



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Voiceover


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  • Sound Devices MixPre6 II multitrack recorder
  • Zoom H5 multitrack recorder
  • Rupert Neve Designs 511 preamp (x2)
  • Rupert Neve Designs 543 compressor
  • Focusrite Pro ISA One preamp
  • Sennheiser MKE 416 shotgun microphone
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone
  • Neumann TLM 103 (x2) microphone
  • Electro Voice RE50 microphone
  • Lom Audio basicUcho (x2) microphone
  • K-Tek KE79CC Traveler Boompole
  • Mogami Gold and Neumann microphone cables
  • Sony MDR-7506 headphones