Kevin Wilson

Mix And Recording Engineer

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Completing your musical process with over 17 years of experience and numerous Grammy Nominations. Have your records sounding industry standard with my many years of experience and dedication to detials.

From Intern to Assistant Engineer, Kevin excelled into a position at Sony Studios and then moved straight to Senior Staff Engineer at the infamous and innovative Bad Boy Records / Daddy’s House Recording Studios. Engineering over 50 different albums and single releases from chart topping artist such as Danity Kane, Cheri Dennis and the Notorious BIG. Kevin also played a key role in the production of Sean Puffy Combs “Press Play” album that debuted at number one on the US Billboard Charts in 2006.
After 5 years of working with Bad Boys Records, Kevin Wilson was presented with the opportunity to work exclusively with Mario Winans as his Personal Recording Engineer. Touring Germany, Amsterdam and Russia was just the beginning of the miles he traveled while working within the music industry. His time with Mario Winans lead him in garnering a position within Platinum Sound Recording Studios in 2008. This is where Kevin had the chance to work and tour with Grammy Award Winning Artist Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda. is success at Platinum Sound Recording Studios is a staple for upcoming Audio Engineers, Interns and music communities alike. Becoming the main recording and mixing engineer on Busta Rhymes 2012 album “Year of the Dragon and 2013’s hit single “I Wanna Thank you” featuring Q-Tip, solidified the hard work and dedication that Kevin puts forth in every project he commits to.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Kevin Wilson
  • Sean Chambers
  • Smokie Norful
  • Wilco
  • Fred Hammond
  • Faith Evans
  • Tank
  • Estelle
  • Estelle
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond
  • Keri Hilson
  • T.I.
  • Gucci Mane
  • Gucci Mane
  • U2
  • Elephant Man
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Danity Kane
  • Fred Hammond
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Bigelf
  • Andraé Crouch
  • Bishop David M. Copeland
  • Ruben Studdard
  • New Edition
  • Dave Douglas
  • Yung Wun
  • Geoff Keezer
  • Abbey Lincoln
  • Sesame Street
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Cher
  • Baby
  • Mary Mary
  • Bigelf
  • JoAnn Rosario
  • JoAnn Rosario
  • The Singletons
  • The Singletons
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Swizz Beatz
  • The Lords of Altamont
  • The Lords of Altamont
  • The Lords of Altamont
  • The Lords of Altamont
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond
  • Desmond Pringle
  • Desmond Pringle
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ
  • Lamar Campbell & Spirit of Praise
  • CeCe Winans
  • Sara Von Davenport
  • Colorado Mass Choir
  • Colorado Mass Choir
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Marvin Sapp
  • Motor City Mass Choir
  • Motor City Mass Choir
  • John Jennings
  • Graeme Park
  • Graeme Park
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond & Radical for Christ
  • Mockingbirds
  • U.K. Subs
  • Chris O'Leary
  • Estelle
  • Rachelle Coba
  • Bruce Katz Band
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond
  • Fred Hammond
  • Kevin Wilson
  • The Bennett Brothers
  • Brandon Santini

Interview with Kevin Wilson

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: I work in all genres of music I am open to all forms and look at every song as an opportunity to be a part of a memory.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: I am inspired by Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, EDM, House, Jazz, and Classical.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I have a Universal Audio interface with running all of the studio standard Plugins.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: I have a turnaround time of 3 days. I listen to what the client wants and work closely with them to make sure we are completing the work as a team.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I bring over 17 years of experience with numerous Grammy nominations and Platinum and Gold plaques. I bring my knowledge of vocal tuning and vocal production to every project I am involved in.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Mixing, Recording, Vocal Tuning, Song Arrangement, Vocal Production, Project Consulting, and A&R Consulting

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I work in all genres, being in the industry for as long as I have it has been a great opportunity to work in all genres from Rock, Folk, Classical, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and International World Music.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: The one music tip I would give is to listen to the music you are creating. It is not only for you it is something that you are sharing with the world. So make sure you are listening to all types of music.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I would like to work with Janet Jackson, she is an icon in the industry and has been an amazing singer for many years. What she brings to the music industry is something that I would like to learn from.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: My style is like a painter being commissioned to paint a masterpiece. I am provided the paint and the client provides the image that wants to be painted.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: My career path has always been to be a top music engineer, Also being able to build artist from the ground up. I have been doing this for over 17 years.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: I would take my Apollo units, Adam A7 speakers, NS10 Speakers, iMac computer, and a Telefunken 251

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Make sure you are comfortable and the both of you are on the same page. You are both coming together to complete your vision and artistic idea.

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: I ask what are you looking to get out of this mix? Do you have a rough mix for me to listen to? Do I have the freedom to add my creativity to your song? What is your budget for your song or project?

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: The biggest misconception is that all I do is push a button and don't listen to what the music should sound like.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: How long does it take to get the mix done? My normal turn around time is 3 days. What songs have I worked on? I normally send them my discography.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: I like that fact that I am a part of history. Once a song is completed and out in the world, it is forever a part of history.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: I will deliver a quality product.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I use both. I believe the sound quality you get from analog gear cannot be replicated by digital gear. On the digital side, it is the ease of being able to recall information instantly is a huge feature.

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. A: I just completed an album with one of the cast members from the show Star.

  41. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  42. A: I worked on a U2 album No Line On The Horizon. The project was challenging and innovative. Seeing a group that has been in the industry for so long and still has a relevance is very rare

GenresSounds Like
  • U2
  • Miguel
  • Busta Rhymes
Gear Highlights
  • SSL 9000J
  • SSL 9000K
  • NEVE 98R
  • Universal Audio Apollo software and hardware
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