Boston-based audio engineer. Working out of Phoenix Down Recording in Boston MA as well as freelance engineering with a focus on Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, and Indie-Pop music.
As an engineer my goal is to work with every artist to see their creative vision through to completion. I enjoy working with established artists as well as helping new artists find their own sound. Interning/assisting at multiple studios as well as holding in-house engineer positions has given me the range and experience to help my clients with whatever may need to be done on their record.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Kurt Beeten
Kurtis possesses an impressive ear and he uses it to gain an understanding of the artist's vision. The work he did Mixing/Mastering my single has elevated it to a level of quality I never thought possible. His patience and professionalism made it a joyful and inspiring creative process. I hope to work with him more and you should too!
Kurtis did an amazing job with my song and really gave it a new feel! He’s a very talented engineer and he’ll definitely give you a product to be satisfied with!
Works quick ,understands you're vision , top quality mixing I absolutely recommend Kurtis !!!
One of the fastest recording engineers I’ve worked with, good vibes the whole time
Great mixing engineer to work with, would definitely recommend!
Interview with Kurt Beeten
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I.M.T.F.Y. EP - Notebook P we completed the project in 2.5 days including recording, mixing and mastering. It was my first time working with a major label producer as well as propelling my vocal production career into full swing.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mastering an LP for an Indie Rock band as well as mixing for Hip Hop & Pop clients
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make the auto tune sound natural? Yes! there are many ways to create a natural-sounding autotuned / melodyned vocal.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What artist inspired your style on this track How long have you had this song in the works? (months, years)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: find the right engineer to complete your artistic vision
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: U87, Ns10's, SSL G channel, Echoboy, Fab Filter Pro L-2
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing this for 6 years total, beginning as a solo artist, which lead to music school (Berklee College of Music) and now full-time audio engineering.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: New school style of engineering with old school techniques.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, creating depth and dynamics, while adding more FX to creating a unique vibe.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically when mixing I begin with vocals & bass (kick, 808, synth bass, etc)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: MixedByAli, ThisisWatt, Benny Blanco, Josh Gudwin, Alex Tumay, Mike Dean, L10Mixedit, DJSwivel, Jaycen Joshua
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly I will mix and master for clients, as well as helping with the arrangement.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, specifically drums
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Ryan West
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid! best of both worlds
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the ability to help an artist take their music to a new level
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That there is no creativity in engineering.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frank Ocean, his music encaptures such a unique quality that I would love to be apart of.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: less is more, simplicity goes a long way. Don't overthink shit.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Pop, and R&B
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Yamaha Hs7 and Adam AX7 monitors, Apollo interface, distressor outboard compressor, u87, and WA47 microphones, all UAD, Waves, Slate and Fab Filter plugins. Fully acoustically treated control room.