Kenny Carkeet

Producer, Mixer, Musician

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I am an RIAA Diamond Certified producer based in Los Angeles. My biggest song is "Sail" by AWOLNATION selling over 15 Million records worldwide. I played in AWOLNATION for 8+ years touring the world, playing every festival, and TV show. Now I write, record, produce, and program records full time in Los Angeles, CA.

I specialize in Writing, Performing, Producing, Programming, and Mixing. I am very proficient with editing and tuning as well. I tend to adhere to very quick turnarounds without sacrificing quality. I put 150% of my effort into every project I am a part of. I look forward to helping you reach your maximum musical potential.

Offering writing, co-writing, recording, producing, mixing, tuning, editing, programming, playing... all things music studio related.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Kenny Carkeet
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Barfbag
  • Beware of Darkness
  • Beware of Darkness
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • The Black Moods
  • The Black Moods
  • The Black Moods
  • Bear Hands
  • Anti-Flag
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The Used
  • The Used
  • The Used
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Meiko
  • Trevor Hall
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • IAMX
  • IAMX
  • Spencer Ludwig
  • Spencer Ludwig
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Spiritual Rez
  • Spiritual Rez
  • Spiritual Rez
Discogs verified credits for Kenny Carkeet
  • The Golden Hippie
  • Anti-Flag
  • Anti-Flag
  • Night Riots
  • Andy Frasco & The U.N.
  • Night Riots
  • The Used
  • War Tapes
  • IAMX
  • Trevor Hall
  • Awolnation
  • Meiko
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • The Used
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • Night Riots

19 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Noah F.
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    Kenny is the best. He never has an issue with revisions and is just a really cool person. I’m glad I found him!! The song also sounds really legit which always helps ;)

  2. Review by Peyton S.
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    Excellent job man, really made this record HIT!

  3. Review by Embla B.
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    It has been great working with Kenny! He is a highly professional and skilled producer and mixing-engineer. He offered me new revisions time and time again, until the mix sounded exactly how I wanted. Would recommend:)

  4. Review by Milo V.
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    Needed comping tuning and timing of vocal in a track.
    Kenny did an excellent job. Quick and efficient.
    Would definitely recommend

  5. Review by Jordan G.
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    This was my first time working with a producer (have only worked with mixing/mastering engineers to date), so I didn't know what to expect. I can say that I was absolutely blown away by my experience with Kenny!

    Communication was extremely timely, and the quote was super modest for the amount of time and effort that I can tell was put into the track. Not to set Kenny up for failure by providing impossible standards, but I genuinely couldn't be happier with the end result!

  6. Review by Peter
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    Kenny is an absolute genius. I never expected the track to sound this huge and impressive. Turn around time is amazing. Very humble guy and an awesome producer. Look no further than Kenny. The best.

  7. Review by Mystics M.
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    Prompt communication. Good work!

  8. Review by Milo V.
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    Good price quick and efficient

  9. Review by Elliott Cheng
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    Kenny is a GREAT producer that is easy to work with and talented with the ability to play any instruments and well with mixing and mastering. The project for me turned out super surprisingly good and I would love to work again with Kenny In the future!

  10. Review by Michiel B.
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    Excellent mixing job and what’s almost more important to me great positive vibes and a joy to work with!

  11. Review by Antonio T.
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    Great listener, and super efficient! Really nailed my vocal comp! Thank you

  12. Review by Jonathan M.
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    So amazing! I mean he is so talented, great communicator, listened to my requests, followed through and was fast and efficient. I will definitely be hitting him up again!

  13. Review by Julian M.
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    Kenny was fantastic to work with. The music was nice and clean and professionally done. His communication was great and it was an all around great experience. Thank you Kenny

  14. Review by Brian H.
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    Kenny is great to work with. He communicates very clearly and takes instructions very well, while remaining creative. The drum tracks were perfect. I would definitely recommend him. Thanks for the great tracks!!!

  15. Review by Nathan N.
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    Kenny did an amazing job on my track, it was my first time working with a producer and he made it swift and painless. Everything I asked for he executed and more and got involved with the track and making it as best as possible. Will absolutely be using him again and would recommend him to both experienced and new musicians looking for someone who knows exactly how to achieve what you want to achieve

  16. Review by Ben Hilzinger
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    I've worked extensively with Kenny over the past few years in the studio and on the stage. His energy and creativity has been instrumental in every session we've had together. While he always brings out the best in every musician and expects nothing less, his overall attitude and demeanor is the perfect blend of "have fun but get shit done". He is my favorite producer/engineer. Hands down. Don't sleep on Kenny Carkeet.

  17. Review by Aaron G
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    Kenny is a multifaceted creative in every sense of the word. From start to finish he can write, play all the instruments, edit, mix and master a song. Additionally, his speed in the studio is second to none. I would highly recommend working with Kenny if you’re looking to create high-caliber professional recordings.

  18. Review by Tasso Smith
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    Kenny is of a rare breed of creatives who is tireless in his passion for music, life and humanity. It's this passion paired with his insane music ability and drive to progress music as an art that have enabled his success. He is a wiz in the studio with endless sounds, riffs and melody ideas and a real joy to work with. I see many more big records in his future as he becomes a go to producer for alternative, rock and pop projects.

  19. Review by David Bason
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    The most musical person i know. Super quick quick protools skills. Play, program, engineer, produce, mix, master all in one spot!

Interview with Kenny Carkeet

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

  2. A: I went to FullSail university from 2005-2008 studio Audio Production and Entertainment Business. I then moved to LA and worked in songwriting/production studios as an engineer soaking up every bit of songwriting knowledge i could. I mostly worked for Jimmy Messer (Kelly Clarkson, Enrique Iglesias, Spoon, etc). I would then write a song that would become one of the biggest songs of the decade "Sail" by AWOLNATION. The singer and I created the song and it started playing at radio. We put together a band and toured the world for the next 8 years together playing main stage slots at ACL, Coachella, and more.

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

  4. A: I bring a career spanning 20 years creating 200+ songs every year. I have worked with some of the biggest artists and have played the biggest shows (ACL, Coachella, etc). I understand what it takes to have a 'great' song and sounds COOL. Interesting is what I aim for, not necessarily 'perfection.'

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

  6. A: Depending on the type of work the project needs, I'll usually start by cleaning everything up and making everything work 'nicely' with each other. Timing, Pocketing, tuning, etc. Then I'll get into additional production if needed, then on to Mixing.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I'm running a Pro Tools HD rig using Presonus conversion. I utilize outboard gear such as Chandler Germanium Pre Amps, Universal Audio 1176 Compression and more. I have Waves Platinum bundle as well as SoundToys, Arturia, Rob Papen, and more.

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

  10. A: Producers: Ricky Reed, Scott Storch, Rick Rubin, Butch Vig, Dennis Herring, Damon Alburn, Alex Turner Artists: LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Phoenix, Tame Impala, etc

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

  12. A: I write, produce, and mix songs for all types of clients. I do both in person production as well as online assistance. I am a multi-instrumentalist that can help finish any aspect of a song that you need!

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Sail by AWOLNATION

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GenresSounds Like
  • AWOLNATION
  • OutKast
  • Foster The People
Gear Highlights
  • Neotek Series 1 Recording Console
  • Full studio with tracking room
  • Telefunken Microphones
  • Kemper Digital Amps
  • Chandler Limited Pre Amplification
  • UA1176
  • Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Moog Synthesizer
  • Nord Synthesizer
  • Roland V-Drums
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