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KEEEKS on SoundBetter

The breakdown for a lot of artists today can be the simplest to fix; radio ready mixes and quality recordings. It's hard enough to stand out in an oversaturated industry, KEEEKS specializes in making your song do just that.

I work out of a beautiful studio in West Hollywood (www.sonofmanproductions.com). My process is a bit different than others. Before I begin a mix, I like to jump on a call, or a skype to discuss the vision. It's super important to me to make sure we both have an understanding of where we want the mix to go. I also like to reference other songs and mixes that are relevant.

Select Credits (Artists):
- Lady Gaga (UMG)
- BRÅVES (Rostrum Records)
- Goldilox (RCA)
- Lauren Ruth Ward (Sony)
- Haley Reinhart (Interscope)
- Elephante (Armada)

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Reviews (3)

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  1. Review by Dave Mangels
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    Kyle just finished mixing my album. Absolutely blown away by the quality and turn around! He initially told me 2 weeks and I received my record completed in under 5 days. I struggled to hear notes - he knew exactly what I wanted. Can't wait to go back to track my next album! No more bedroom recordings for me.

  2. Review by Meg Bucci
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    I love this place!! I recorded my full length with Kyle and his partner at Son Of Man over the course of a month. Kyle also ended up mixing my record too. The space is sooooo comfortable, it felt like my home....

    So much talent - highly recommended!

  3. Review by Brandon
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    I met Kyle at an industry event and I decided to bring my artist by to record our next single. Hands down best vocal I've ever heard. His gear is top of the line and the quality is unmatched! Also, Kyle is super easy to work with. The whole son of man team made us feel right at home. He's right, you'll never want to leave.

Interview with KEEEKS

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

  2. A: Typically, if we're talking recording - we like to meet the band before our first recording day. It helps things go smoothly the day of. It's important to create a plan of action and talk through creative decisions before the day. If we haven't thought things through it can stress everyone out and damage the final product.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: We run an iMac (maxed out) through an apollo duo. We have 2 sets of speakers, Barefoot MM45's and JBL LSR 08's. Our go to vocal chain is Telefunken 251 -- Neve1073 -- TubeTech LCA 2b. It is absolute gold on most vocals

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

  6. A: The Haley Reinhart extra gum spot. We only did 2 or 3 takes of that. No comping. She is an unbelievable talent and I'm so happy I was able to experience her magic.

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

  8. A: Just finished mixing the debut EP from an up and coming band that was recently signed to a major label. Can't wait for the world to hear it - It's revolutionary!

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Malachi Mott -- Super talented producer.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Hybrid! Why pick when you can have both

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

  14. A: I will never give up on you. We go until everyone is happy

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

  16. A: The opportunity to push the limit

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

  18. A: Q: What does that button do? A: I don't know

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

  20. A: I put my pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records

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

  22. A: What do you envision your end product sounding like?

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

  24. A: Work with someone you could imagine yourself being friends with. Trust me, after 20 hours in the same room together - thats going to be important. Also, make sure they smell good.

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

  26. A: Assuming the computer is already on this island - Barefoot MM45's, Telefunken, Juno, Midi Controller, Neve 1073.

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

  28. A: 10 years. Started as an engineer at a jingle house. So many dead ends, so many late nights. Never give up.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Clean and refined.

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

  32. A: Radiohead. They are always pushing the boundaries of modern music. Always.

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

  34. A: Instead of blending 8 sounds together to create 1 - spend the time to find that 1 sound the encompasses the 8! Less is more.

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

  36. A: I don't like to put myself in a box. Although, I seem to work mostly in pop, indie rock and electronic music.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: I'm really good with people. I know, it sounds cocky - but it's the truth. Every artist I've ever worked with always says, "you are so easy to work with". I know how important it is to feel good when you are recording. It's really easy to quickly feel the pressure of getting the right take and I don't want to add to that in any way.

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

  40. A: Personally, I like to bring something different every time. I'm like a piece of clay that can be easily molded depending on what I'm needed for. Sometimes, the only thing a band or artist needs help with is the actual physical recording. Sometimes, they need way more than that. I think it's important to come in an 0 and be willing to go as far as needed to create the best song.

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

  42. A: Chris Lord Algae, Josh Gudwin, Tony Masareti, Andrew Dawson

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

  44. A: Typically, most of the time at the studio is spent recording and mixing. We work with a lot of up and coming artists on their debut EP's.

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

  46. A: The Haley Reinhart extra gum spot. We only did 2 or 3 takes of that. No comping. She is an unbelievable talent and I'm so happy I was able to experience her magic.

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

  48. A: Just finished mixing the debup EP from an up and coming band that was recently signed to a major label. Can't wait for the world to hear it! It's revolutionary!

  49. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  50. A: Malachi Mott! Dope producer.

  51. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  52. A: Hybrid! Why pick when you can have both

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

  54. A: I will never give up on you. We go until everyones happy!

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

  56. A: The opportunity to push the limit!

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

  58. A: Q: What does that button do? A: I don't know

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

  60. A: I put my pants on just like the rest of you -- one leg at a time. Except, once my pants are on, I make gold records

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

  62. A: What do you envision your end product sounding like?

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

  64. A: Work with someone you could imagine yourself being friends with. Trust me, after 20 hours in the same room together - thats going to be important. Also, make sure they smell good!

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

  66. A: Assuming the computer is already on this island - Barefoot MM45's, Telefunken, Juno, Midi Controller, Neve 1073.

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

  68. A: 10 years. Started as an engineer at a jingle house. So many dead ends, so many late nights. Never give up!

  69. Q: How would you describe your style?

  70. A: Clean and refined.

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

  72. A: Radiohead. They are always pushing the boundaries of modern music. Always.

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

  74. A: Instead of blending 8 sounds together to create 1 - spend the time to find that 1 sound the encompasses the 8! Less is more.

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

  76. A: I don't like to put myself in a box. Although, I seem to work mostly in pop, indie rock and electronic music.

  77. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  78. A: I'm really good with people. I know, it sounds cocky - but it's the truth. Every artist I've ever worked with always says, "you are so easy to work with". I know how important it is to feel good when you are recording. It's really easy to quickly feel the pressure of getting the right take and I don't want to add to that in any way.

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

  80. A: Personally, I like to bring something different every time. I'm like a piece of clay that can be easily molded depending on what I'm needed for. Sometimes, the only thing a band or artist needs help with is the actual physical recording. Sometimes, they need way more than that. I think it's important to come in an 0 and be willing to go as far as needed to create the best song.

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

  82. A: Typically, if we're talking recording - we like to meet the band before our first recording day. It helps things go smoothly the day of. It's important to create a plan of action and talk through creative decisions before the day. If we haven't thought things through it can stress everyone out and damage the final product!

  83. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  84. A: We run an iMac (maxed out) through an apollo duo. We have 2 sets of speakers, Barefoot MM45's and JBL LSR 08's. Our go to vocal chain is Telefunken 251 -- Neve1073 -- TubeTech LCA 2b. It is absolute gold on most vocals!

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

  86. A: Chris Lord Algae, Josh Gudwin, Tony Masareti, Andrew Dawson

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

  88. A: Typically, most of the time at the studio is spent recording and mixing. We work with a lot of up and coming artists on their debut EP's.

Terms Of Service

Typical turn around on mixes is 2-3 Days. Includes 3 revisions then $35/revision.

Gear Highlights
  • Barefoot MM45's
  • Telefunken 251
  • Tube Tech LCA 2B
  • TC Electronics Finalizer
  • Neve 1073LB
  • RND511
  • BurlB1
  • Apollo Duo
  • UAD Satellite
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