So here's the thing...

Hey! Welcome to my site! My name is Nate Ihara. I was born with a passion and love for music.  So much so that I joined a band in 8th grade, won a talent show, and the rest is history... but seriously.  I used to be a touring musician.  I loved it.  The lights, the soundcheck, the cheers, the adrenaline walking on stage, the factory sealed bags of M&Ms with no red ones in them, the backstage mayhem.  It was all intoxicating and amazing.  The long drives, the unwashed laundry, the 6 or 7 other un-showered dudes crammed into a van or bus with broken a/c however, was not.  Doing that grind for 10 years is fun when you're 20 something with a record deal but as goes the timeless story of "I used to be in a band", ummm...

...something about spring chickens and that line Murtaugh says from the Lethal Weapon movies. 

Today I mix and make music, voices, and noises in my own studio.  I still do my own material under various monikers but now I write and compose, produce, and mix for other artists as well.  One of my projects is under the name N A T V E S. Under that alias I’ve gotten to work with a ton of super talented folks from the likes of indie phenoms Every Echo, to members of Taylor Swift’s band The Agency, to Canadian synth star Moonrunner83. 

In 2012 I started doing more expanded audio jobs and now offer sound design, voiceovers, and jingles.  Over the years I’ve had music and other audio in video games, movie soundtracks, television shows, YouTube ads, and even network commercials. I’ve had the privilege of working with local and top tier folks alike across many different industries. I’ve done audio work for major record labels, artist management companies, ad agencies, video game makers, major networks, podcasts, and even government agencies (shhhhh). Some of my past clients and collaborators include:

  • 10th Street Entertainment 
  • Dove and Grenade Touring
  • George Mason University
  • Papa Roach
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In Flames
  • Virginia Department of Education
  • Powell Media Concepts
  • Sony Games -Japan
  • ThinkFun Toys
  • Seven Arts Pictures
  • Nickelodeon
  • TeenNick
  • Moonrunner83
  • Jimmy Jansson
  • Nettwerk Music Group
  • The Washington Football Team
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Wounded Warrior Project

You slippin' on what I'm droppin? If that isn't enough names (are you kidding me?) then feel free to hire me onto your next project to see for yourself.

*mic drop*