My name is James Kananen and Im a record producer and studio owner in Cleveland Ohio. Contact me at 216 905 5714 or james@badracket.com and lets talk about your project!

A recording studio is first and foremost a performance space, and at Bad Racket, that’s where we begin. From humble beginnings we crafted a one of kind environment where creativity can flow. Our team's collective experience and expert craftsmanship ensure your project is as awesome as you are. We try to inspire talented artists to perform in a relaxed environment where they can concentrate on the recording process without unnecessary bullshit. With some essential equipment, we craft high quality recordings with attention to detail and a discerning ear to the artist's vision as well as our expert opinion. You can be positive you can perform at your very best, without breaking the bank. We offer all sorts of services from very basic, to complex, including production, recording, mixing, mastering and post-production, as well as professional advice. We will do anything it takes to make your project the best it can be.

We're very lucky to have an amazing team of engineers and even more fortunate to have the culture, energy, and talent of the music community. Music is about forging an emotional bond. Understanding that continues to be key to defining our success.

Gear highlights

  • Neumann u87
  • API preamps
  • Neve Style Preamps
  • 96k converters
  • Vintage Mixer
  • Amps
  • 1000sq ft live room

Genres I specialize in

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