Starting at the legendary Westlake, Jeff has worked on projects by Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, No Doubt, Sting, Randy Jackson, Liz Phair, Staind and more, spent time in the studio with amazing producers like Don Was, Josh Abraham, Rick Rubin, Glen Ballard, Ric Ocasek and learned the art of mixing from Spike Stent, Tim Palmer and Humberto Gatica.
Having started his career at the legendary Westlake Audio, Jeff has had the privilege to work on projects by Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, No Doubt, Sting, Randy Jackson, Liz Phair, Staind and many others. He has spent many hours in the studio with legendary producers including Don Was, Josh Abraham, Timbaland, Rick Rubin, Glen Ballard, Ric Ocasek, and Willam Orbit. He has spent time learning the art of mixing from many including Humberto Gatica, Tim Palmer and Krish Sharma and Spike Stent.
After many years in the studio and learning from the best in the business, Jeff has amassed an extensive resume. He has mixed thousands of songs, done hundreds of productions and also developed a reputation of being on of the Top mixers of film trailer music.
Over the last few years Jeff has mixed music for records produced by Mike Luce(Drowning Pool), Brad Corrigan (Dispatch), Andy Rok (Flobots) and Matt Morris and film campaigns such as Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, Godzilla, Rouge One, Wonder Woman, Passengers, Moana, Secret Life of Pets.
In 2017, Jeff is now based out of Denver Colorado where he mixes and produces records out of his studio, The Keep Recording.
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39 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Jeff Kanan
High quality work with a quick turnaround. Jeff is all Aces!
top notch , professional touch with a quick turnaround. Jeff helped turn a project around and get it back on track!
Really Glad to work with Jeff on this Track. Not sure how Jeff managed to make the track sound so great.
The recording had so many issues especially with the drums but Almost can not believe how Jeff made this sound so Great.
Thanks once again Jeff, You are a Star :)
Another Amazing Mix from Jeff. Jeff is Very easy to work with and He has a good attention to details. Well Done once again sir. will be coming back for sure. Cant get enough of this :)
WoW, Jeff is one of a kind. Someone called Jeff a magician on Soundbetter and I couldn't agree more. Jeff is very spectacular in so many ways. Very fast, easy to work with, and impressive mixing. I will definitely be coming back. If you need a WOW factor on your tracks, Jeff is the guy to reach out to.
Thanks so much, Jeff, You are a true star. Just can't believe how you managed to turn a weightless track into something so impressive. Well done.
I leveraged Jeff for Producing my songs. There is nothing like Studio Quality Music done by a professional. Jeff went above and beyond, very easy to work with, knowledgeable, got the right studio musicians, and his mixing is EXCELLENT. I will definitely be working with Jeff and The Keep Recording Studio again! - Chris "Red Skies Mourning"
As someone who has used other peoples services, I can confidently say that Jeff delivered exactly what I was looking for- something that I couldn't say about anyone else. I asked for honest feedback, and the comments I received could not have put me into a better place to improve my music. You have to do your homework and find someone who do more than just deliver a finished project, Jeff was definitely that person for me!
Another great experience working with Jeff. He brings our work to a whole new level and makes it far more marketable. Looking forward to the next opportunity to work together with him.
Really great sounding master & very quick turnaround. Thanks again, Jeff
Jeff was great! Did a doalpgue edit for our short film that came out perfectly, and worked very quickly. Highly recommend
The perfect man for the job. We are a family band with rough vocals from kids and amateur adults. Jeff made us sound radio ready. Super professional, swift delivery, very happy with the end result.
Jeff was on point with everything I needed!
I’m very happy working with him!
Jeff is very pro at what he does indeed. He knew what I wanted and with only 1 revision the mixing of my track sounded really good. thank you!
Jeff took the original mixes that he worked on and added just the right amount of shine in mastering all 16 tracks. As an unsigned band trying to make a mark Jeff has provided the perfect starting point for our first album! Fantastic work, and we hope to work with him again in the future.
Fantastic! Simply a pleasure to work with all round. A knowledgeable, helpful, and very professional mix engineer who producing a highly polished set of mixes. Thanks Jeff.
Just simply amazing. Everything from adding subtle nuances to great professionalism in balancing the final mix, and providing great overall advice. Jeff took an average recording and turned it into a quality and polished releasable track. We liked the experience so much we committed to another 15 tracks!
Jeff is a real pleasure to work with. The project was completed to a very high standard and Jeff remained extremely professional and polite throughout, sending songs back to me very quickly. I highly recommend working with him!
I love what Jeff was able to do with my simple little piano ditty. He brought out some lovely aspects. He was also patient and communicative even when my temporary isolation made it difficult! Would work with him again no problem!
Jeff was very professional and delivered the songs before the deadline. Everything sounds great and Jeff went above and beyond what was asked. I will definitely work with him again.
Jeff produced a brilliantly clear and vibrant mix of Mozart's final Symphonic masterpiece - Symphony 41. Very easy to work with, and quick to understand the direction I wanted to take with this timeless music, and to deliver results. Highly recommended.
Excellent work! Jeff is a great guy and a very professional mixing and mastering pro. Will work again soon as possible...
Awesome guy, worked very hard and professional. Got my tracks to a higher level. All fits and done perfectly. I'm very happy with the mixes. Will work in the future again with Jeff. Thanks a lot buddy
Jeff has an awesome sense of soundscape and an absolute pleasure to work with. Super quick in replying and couldn't be more happy with the process and his work.
There is no reason to not hire Jeff. I received world class skills with unparalleled service of the highest professional quality with a smile, and all this ahead of schedule. He performs -- and delivers results – on par with the major labels. In many cases he exceeds even this. Every mix can stand toe-to-toe with anything on radio.
Jeff is a very talented guy! Great ear and easy to work with! Highly recommended if you want a great mix for you songs!
Jeff is a true pro. After working with a wide range of very good studios for mixing, I found Jeff's mix to be the most impressive. His mixes sound smooth and refined while also sounding real and honest. I highly recommend Jeff for any mixes you want to shine.
Jeff KNOWS sound. After working with top international artists he's aware of the trends sonically. He's not just mixing your song when you hire him. He's giving it a chance to truly stand out as the best it can be. Hire this man!
I've had the pleasure of working with Jeff on many different projects that range from virtually every genre of music. He always deals with what is best for the recording and the session and doesn't have stock chains of equipment. I remember times when I had to write parts in the studio and he was always right there listening to everything I did while giving supportive/positive feedback.
Not only do I do my band's (Creature Canopy) studio work with Jeff; I take my larger budget film mixes in to him to work with and get another ear. He has so much, broad-strokes industry experience, there's no one else I would work with. Especially since each studio session is incredibly fun, and he is super enjoyable to work with.
Any time we (Chemistry Club) need to do any mixing, Jeff is the first person we think of. He's become a good friend through our working with him, and someone we can really trust to make our stuff sound great! He's very receptive to our style and our input, as well.
Jeff has been the engineer on all the projects for my band The Host Club. And without fail, every time I think I've seen his best work, he out does himself on the next. His years of experience engineering some of the biggest songs of the 90's and early 2000's, really shows itself in all his work. He works at the highest level in the industry. I cannot recommend Jeff enough.
Jeff is a fantastic mix engineer who never fails to deliver anything but the highest quality results. He has been mixing my trailer music tracks for the last three years and it's always a highlight of the album-making process!
Jeff has been a great asset on the numerous trailer music and film scores I've composed. Recently he mixed my score to the documentary feature film "Matthews" and he did just an amazing job. The finished orchestral score sounded full, warm and lush thanks to Jeff's talents and abilities. Looking forward to continued collaborations with Jeff.
I've had the pleasure of working with Jeff on a couple of projects as well as sending him students and friends of mine. Every project he touches turns out amazing. One of my favorite projects with Jeff was working on my solo EP. His experience and vision helped me create an environment that took some ideas into great songs. He's one of the beat around for sure!
Jeff engineered and mixed my newest release, Dear Fall, that went to #2 on iTunes for Singer/Songwriter. He was fast paced and professional engineer and his studio was a perfect creative space. I was more than happy with all the work Jeff contributed to my music, not to mention he is the kindest soul to have in your life. I highly recommend working with Jeff!
I've been working with Jeff for about 14 years and when he left LA to return to Denver I had to follow him cos he's that good!!! I fly from LA to Denver 5 or 6 times a year to mix new projects and trailer libraries with him and it's ALWAYS worth it!!
Jeff mixed our album just how we wanted it, big and full and fat and modern sounding. He's quick and he has a great ear and knows what sounds good. I recommend Jeff for all his abilities as producer, engineer and mixer, he's a bad ass mofo!!
I ve known Mr Jeff Kanan for years now. I spent several hours in studio with Jeff in pre/production and production and mixing and I have to say its been always a great fun work environment. Coming from Italy I never had the opportunity to work in such great studios like Los Angles has to offer. Jeff has a great hear and a great taste in music. He is the man :)
Jeff has been mixing and co-producing my (The Host Club's) projects for years now. Since we began working together he has taken our sound far further than I could ever have taken it alone. His years of experience and insight make him an invaluable asset to the creative process. I always come out with a product that is perfectly polished.
Interview with Jeff Kanan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend most of my time doing mixes for clients. Any thing from records to film trailers to scores. All Genres and all styles
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by most of the major mixers but grew up listening to records made by guys like Terry Date, Tim Palmer, Chris Lord-Agle etc...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Protools HDX. I use analog summing, compression and eq. Basically a hybrid setup where I can mix in the box but spread things out to get some analog in the chain.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have the ability to make radio ready competitive mixes for people.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All Genres and all types
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started at the legendary Westlake Audio in Los Angeles. There is learned from some of the best in the business. I have been doing this for about 20 years.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy making mixes come to life for clients
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both I guess. There are nice things about both.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: An artist called The Host Club