Kevin Coppola is a recording/mixing Engineer and session drummer based in Chicago, Illinois. He already has a multitude of engineering credits under his belt. Kevin is currently a student at Columbia College Chicago majoring in Audio Arts and Acoustics.
Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Kevin has been recording and mixing for over five years. Finding many local bands from around the area has allowed him to improve and hone in his engineering skills. He has a modest but trustworthy setup, with much of his mixing being "in the box".
Kevin has also been playing drums for over ten years being involved in almost every genre of music and having multiple bands of his own.
Kevin's services include recording, editing and mixing at his home studio and session drumming/percussion for other artists.
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Reviews (3)Endorse Kevin Coppola
Kev was super professional, very patient and accomodating with our mix requests, very transparent and open about what he was actually doing to the mix, got a really powerful sound right off the bat and even helped us get an even better guitar tone. Highly recommended. Great mixer :)
Kevin is precise, clear and extremely easy to work with. Totally fair on his prices and has a unique understanding of how to obtain what you want in your piece. I'll definitely be a repeat customer.
Kevin is very easy to work with. Great communication. Good listener. Makes it a priority to have project turn out exactly how you want it.
Interview with Kevin Coppola
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I tend to use a lot of compression on drums just because I like the sound of it. I like getting the music to sound as in your face as possible. This is of course, within taste.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nobody specific. I would just like to work with the next and upcoming underground band. I always find it exciting to be able to be the first step into someone's musical carreer.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My forte is in metal and rock. I've always listened to that kind of music when growing up so I really get how it's supposed to sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: That I'm always trying to improve and am always open to suggestions that a client makes.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try get every song I mix to be the best sound that I can get it to. I try to strive for perfection when mixing, especially for a client.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always try to make sure that I don't mix while my ears are fatigued. I try to take breaks between mixing sessions so that when I do mix, every change makes a positive difference.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's nothing fancy. It's a home studio with a growing mic collection that includes, a few sm57, a Rode M3 and other mics.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andy Wallace is a big inspiration to me because he's mixed some of my favorite albums. He also rarely uses outboard gear and uses tons of automation to get the tracks to come to life. His mixing is a performance in itself and it shows in the albums he's mixed.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording bands at my home studio and then mixing those recorded tracks to my clients content.