Jeff Kanan

Mixer, Producer, Engineer

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Platinum Accredited Industry Veteran Mixer

Starting 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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AllMusic verified credits for Jeff Kanan
  • Dispatch
  • Madonna
  • Kingsley
  • Kingsley
  • Kingsley
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Luke Ryan
  • Randy Jackson
  • Siva Noir
  • Underground Orchestra
  • Underground Orchestra
  • Underground Orchestra
  • Shelter
  • Sam Moore
  • Fantasia
  • Michael Tolcher
  • Khaled
  • Sarax
  • Madonna
  • Afrika Bambaataa
  • Daniel Rodriguez
  • Dave Hollister
  • Dave Hollister
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Tom Scott
  • No Secrets
  • Sheila E.
  • Sheila E. & the E-Train
  • No Doubt
  • No Doubt
  • Bop Skizzum
  • Bop Skizzum
  • Bop Skizzum
  • Red Devil Magic
  • Red Devil Magic
  • Whitewater Ramble
  • Red Tide Rising
  • Red Tide Rising
  • Katey Laurel
  • The Quiet American

Reviews (21)

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  1. Review by Anthony A.
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    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.

  2. Review by Gavin F.
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    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.

  3. Review by Chris Le Rock
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    Excellent work! Jeff is a great guy and a very professional mixing and mastering pro. Will work again soon as possible...

  4. Review by Chris Le Rock
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    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

  5. Review by Nic
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    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.

  6. Review by Keith S.
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    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.
    --- Keith

  7. Review by steve k.
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    Jeff is a very talented guy! Great ear and easy to work with! Highly recommended if you want a great mix for you songs!

  8. Review by Danny
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    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.

  9. Review by David Preston
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    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!

  10. Review by David Preston
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    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.

  11. Review by Cody T.
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    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.

  12. Review by Jake Euler
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    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.

  13. Review by Adam
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    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.

  14. Review by Dan Diaz
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    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!

  15. Review by Bill Conn/Conn Artist Music
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    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.

  16. Review by Russ Kettle
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    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!

  17. Review by Gracie Schram
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    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!

  18. Review by Scott Miller
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    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!!

  19. Review by Ryan Chrys
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    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!!

  20. Review by nadir
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    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 :)

  21. Review by Aaron Elrod
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    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

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

  2. A: An artist called The Host Club

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both I guess. There are nice things about both.

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

  6. A: I enjoy making mixes come to life for clients

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: All Genres and all types

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Mixing

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

  14. A: I have the ability to make radio ready competitive mixes for people.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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...

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

  20. 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

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Terms Of Service

Mixing $600 per song. 2 revisions. Typical turn around time is 1-2 weeks but contact to be sure. Additional Revisions will be charged at $100.

Gear Highlights
  • Protools
  • API
  • Alan Smart
  • Neotek
  • Ward Beck
  • 1176
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