SunKing Studios is the work place of producer/engineer Stephen Kaye. Located in Los Angeles, Steve is dedicated to working with passionate musicians, producers and directors in making ideas leap to life. Steve has many years experience in the world of music with such artists as Fitz and the Tantrums, Ziggy Marley, Haim, and many more.

MIXING
Hybrid Analog and Digital mixing of your music to be creative, original and competitive. Add that extra style and dimension. Singles, EPs, Albums and Scores-small and large projects accepted.

RECORDING
Capturing the soul of the performance via Neves, Spectrasonics and ears with brains in between.

PRODUCER
Bringing bands and solo artists from concept to completion.

DIALOGUE/FILM MIX
Dialog editing, sweetening, mixing, SFX and Foley mix to glue the ideas and performances into a complete sculpture.

MASTERING
Finishing touches for your masterpiece. In the spirit of providing a fresh perscpective, mastering is usually only available for projects that Steve is not engineering or producing.

SONGWRITING/SCORING
Indie, pop, rock, EDM, R&B, Hip-Hop songs to jingles and scores.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Steve Kaye:

  • Orgone
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  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • Robert Walter
  • Robert Walter's 20th Congress
  • Robert Walter
  • Robert Walter's 20th Congress
  • Greyboy Allstars
  • Greyboy Allstars
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • Nick Urata
  • Michael Andrews
  • Michael Andrews
  • Daedelus
  • Daedelus
  • Mayer Hawthorne
  • Giorgio Tuma
  • Orgone
  • Fitz & the Tantrums
  • Ghostface Killah
  • The Lions
  • The Lions
  • Connie Price & the Keystones
  • Connie Price & the Keystones
  • Connie Price & the Keystones
  • Connie Price & the Keystones
  • Connie Price & the Keystones
  • The Shaker Sisters
  • Orgone
  • Orgone
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  • The Agony Scene
  • The Agony Scene
  • James Combs
  • James Combs
  • James Combs
  • Astor Piazzolla
  • Projections
  • The Late Innings
  • Elel
  • Elel
  • The Expanders
  • Clean Spill
  • Clean Spill
  • James Combs

Gear highlights

  • rca 77dx::wunder cm7::neve pres::skibbe pres::akg bx20::altec 1567::spectrasonics channel::ears with brains in between

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

mixing = three revisions_revisions beyond three are charged at hourly rate_my goal is to make a great sounding record incorporating all of your vision with a quick turnaround

Reviews of SunKing Studios::Steve Kaye

  • Listing_thumb_467021_10150724339064365_87157873_o2 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure to work with Steve. He is very open, kind person, and great engineer. I thought that Steve will help me making good mix, but he also improve sound and composition of the song by recording more instruments, and helping in production. I am sure that I will back to him with a new projects.

  • Listing_thumb_johnp3 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with Steve. He brought his creativity, all the while attempting to realize what I was trying to achieve sonically. I heard my tracks morph and mature. He was also timely and informative about the process, which I appreciated.

  • Listing_thumb_kylemcclure6 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Steve was exactly what I needed! Very fast, efficient, and accurate. I needed a quick turnaround for a pop song I'm trying to get placed in a film. He met my deadline and the song has a much stronger chance of succeeding after being mixed by him!

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Interview with SunKing Studios::Steve Kaye

Can you share one music production tip?
when tracking digital audio, have the peaks hit at 75%__not at 100% :) also, so many tips here: http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=8204
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I mixed a TV-live concert for Ziggy Marley::I think Ziggy and MTV might be responsible for introducing me to reggae as a kid!::the opportunity was a real gift!!
Analog or digital and why?
both::both have pros and cons::
What do you like most about your job?
working on great music in a variety of genres with a variety of great people
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
feel free to call or email with any/all questions #themoreyouknow
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
bcm10::apollo 16::mac book::57::67
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
18 years ago I tracked and mixed my first full-length record__still mixing for that band till this day
What type of music do you usually work on?
sirius xmu::kexp:gorilla vs. bear::hype machine::
What's your strongest skill?
preserving/creating life in mixes::honoring the song::adding style when/where necessary
What's your typical work process?
receive/listen to rough mixes::client uploads or delivers pro tools sessions or wav files::conversation about direction/mix goals::fun mix/making music time::delivery
Tell us about your studio setup.
hybrid pro tools HD::dynaudio bm15a's::ns10's::bricasti m7::neve::skibbe::chandler::alter::empirical labs::master room::neumann::akg::wunder::space echo::universal audio, waves, fab filter, etc.::
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
sly::george harrison::king tubby::pharrell::dave fridmann::curtis::serge::prince::jimi::chet atkins::jimmy page::dilla
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
mixing, producing, tracking records::mixing film scores::composing for shorts & features