Mix/Produce/Edit/Tune/Whatever you need. Based out of Echo Mountain Recording in Asheville, NC.
As both a mix and recording engineer, I am here to serve the artist and the song. My approach is to edit and pitch-correct when needed, but to ultimately let the performances breathe on their own. My goal is to bring the best out of each track, and in order to achieve that, I invest 110% of myself into every mix. I want the artists that I work with to feel proud of their recordings, so I happily provide revisions until that happens.
One of my favorite things to do is to play with space. Whether it’s through thoughtful mic placement, re-amping, or using plugins while mixing, I want every project to have its own unique sense of space. And while I love getting adventurous with effects when given the opportunity, my priority is always to do what is best for the song. Living in Appalachia, I work with acoustic music quite often, so I know how and when to stay out of the way.
As a staff engineer at Echo Mountain in Asheville, NC, I’ve had the opportunity to assist and learn from many talented engineers and producers from around the world. This position has also afforded me the privilege of working with great artists such as Mandolin Orange, Moses Sumney, Sylvan Esso, Steep Canyon Rangers, Judy Collins, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Béla Fleck, and more.
I enjoy working in any genre, but most of my experience lies in indie rock, alternative, and Americana. Let's make a record!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
- Leftover Salmon
- King Calaway
- Manchester Orchestra
- Steep Canyon Rangers
- Asheville Symphony
- Moses Sumney
- Jim Lauderdale
- Casey Kristofferson
- Rachael Kilgour
- The Steel Woods
- Mandolin Orange
- Jonas Fjeld
- Judy Collins
- Beth Snapp
- Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
- Ian Ridenhour
- Fireside Collective
- Two Bird Stone
- Jon Stickley
4 ReviewsEndorse Kenny Harrington
Kenny is the real deal! Super easy to work with, very intuitive to the feel I was going for, made excellent choices I would have never thought of that took my rough draft into a radio worthy production. The amount of effort put into this one song was beyond comparison and the end product speaks to this in the very first listen. I've found my guy!
Working with Kenny was such a great experience. We were drawn to him due to his work on some great projects by very established bands, and were pleased to find out how nice, punctual and professional he was. He took our stems and really made the tracks come together. We look forward to sending more projects his way. Thanks Kenny!
In addition to possessing immense talent and an uncanny musical ear, Kenny is also a great guy who truly cares music and people. He dedicated a lot of time to each of my songs, listening to the different vibes and getting a sense of my vision for the album. The result was a series of mixes that felt incredibly natural and balanced. My album would NOT have sounded adequately cohesive and unified without Kenny's expertise. If you are looking for someone who "gets it," look no further than Kenny.
I have work with Kenny many times over the past 8 years with two different projects that I have participated in; Morbids (See “Mayday EP”) and Wyla (See forthcoming release). He is one of the most conscious and knowledgeable engineers that I have had the pleasure of working with and is generally and genuinely a nice person, and a great hang. If you need a record tracked or mixed you need look no further.
Interview with Kenny Harrington
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: (In no particular order) Shawn Everett, Blake Mills, Dave Fridmann, James Murphy, Brian Eno, Tony Visconti, Kevin Parker, and so many more...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a staff engineer, I spend most of my time tracking. When I'm not tracking, I'm mixing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: In 2010 I received my BA in Audio Production from the Art Institute of Washington. I spent a few months in DC running FOH at a club, but moved to Asheville, NC shortly thereafter. I began recording artists in their own homes, using a modest mobile rig, and mixing the projects in my home studio space. I then secured an internship at Echo Mountain Recording, and have now worked my way up to staff engineer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise I'll be all-in. I'm committed to making a record they will be proud of.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My job is to stay out of the way, so I try not to impart a 'style'. Although, I do enjoy getting adventurous with effects when appropriate.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I enjoy working with artists who love crafting great songs and arrangements, no matter the genre.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Living in the mountains of Appalachia, I spend a lot of time recording acoustic music. However, I also enjoy working with indie rock and experimental musicians.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I share a top-notch, treated mix room inside Echo Mountain Recording. We run Pro Tools with a solid plugin collection (UAD, FabFilter, Soundtoys, Waves, Izotope, Arturia, and more).