Luke DeJaynes is a producer, engineer, mixer, multi instrumentalist, studio owner, and educator based in Nashville. Credits include: Walker Hayes, Jerrod Neimann, Bailey Bryan, Jameson Rodgers, Everette, Jana Kramer, Lecrae, Jeffery Steele, Jill and Kate, Matt Giraud, and TONS more, both in the studio and live.
I'd love a chance to help with your next project! I specialize in mixing anything in a popular music genre, and I also have a full recording studio to do drum sessions, or full production if needed. I mix in a hybrid style of hardware and software, and have a large selection of industry standard gear. I've worked on everything from Major Label artists, to up and comers. Let me help elevate your project to a pro level!
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Luke is hands down the best musician I have ever worked with. But playing drums and guitar barely skims the surface when it comes to his musical ability. Luke really shines in the studio. As a producer, his ideas are innovative and endless. Whenever I get stuck, I know Luke will have an answer for me. He's one of those guys who can do it all and do it all very well! He writes, produces and mixes. Time and time again Luke has been my go to solution in the studio and he always comes through! You will be amazed at how good Luke makes you sound!
Luke Dejaynes is not just one of my favorite producers, he IS my favorite producer! With all honesty working with Luke at Groove Kitchen Studios is a career highlight for me... I’m working on my 3rd Record with Luke and his team at GKS for the simple fact that I KNOW they will go the extra distance in making the songs next absolute next level! And they do every single time!!! I sometimes come in like a car needing a little restoration and direction and when I leave I have a damn Ferrari! :)
Add to this, he’s a wonderful person! Groove Kitchen is my recording home!
Luke DeJaynes is a pro in every sense of the word. He has mixed, mastered, and produced for us on different projects and every one has turned out better than we could have even hoped for. Luke is a gifted player, producer, and engineer and also a humble, fun guy who is easy to work with. Recording with him in his studio is a truly enjoyable experience. I have been continuously impressed with his talent. We have worked with several people in Nashville for over a decade and Luke is always at the top of our list. I highly recommend working with him on your next project.
I am a mastering engineer who works with artists from all over the country, as well as some international projects. I know that any song sent to me that has been mixed by Luke Dejaynes will be of top sonic integrity. I never have any trouble with any of his mixes and only have to lean on subtle processing; which is a rarity in this modern digital age. Both the production quality and tonal balance of the music Mr. DeJaynes touches is simply awesome. Luke's work is always on par or better than major label releases. I recommend him without any reservation.
Interview with Luke DeJaynes
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My passion is to help artists "find" their sound, whether during the production of their songs, or in the mixing of the project.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by anyone who gets joy from creating music. This should be fun, not painful!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a full recording studio with vaulted drum room, multiple booths, and a control room. I have gear by most industry standard brands including SSL, API, UA, Daking, Emperical Labs, Neve, Vintech, Purple, Shadow Hills.. and too much more to list. I mix in pro-tools using a hybrid of hardware and software depending on the needs of the mix.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Most clients say that I bring a fun excitement and professional feel to their work.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making something feel good.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything popular. Pop, Rock, Country,
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it feels good... don't over think it.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I lead with my gut, but agonize over the details along the way.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been engineering/ mixing for 20 years.. playing for even longer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: sm57, Daking, sm7b, Distressor, coffee pot
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open to taking chances!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: what do you listen to that makes you fist pump?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That things have to sound like everything else.... Let's make something unique!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q.. How much do you charge? A. How much you got?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Every project is different and new.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll go to the limits of my abilities to serve their needs every time.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Is that an answer? I have TONS of analog gear, but I also see how much value is gained by working digitally. When I mix I use a hybrid of plugins and a few choice pieces of hardware.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Tyler Ross.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing and mixing multiple projects at the moment.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've been working on a collection of singles with a duo called "Jill and Kate". they are continually releasing them throughout the next year. I was the producer, player, and mixer on it. They were so open to the creative process, and our main goal was to "just have a good time!" you can really hear that in the project. I love it.