SunKing Studios::Steve Kaye

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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.

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Credits

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  • The Lions (2)
  • Kris Bowers
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  • Laufey (2)
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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Falko B.
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    Best mixing and mastering experience I've had so far. Steve is the man!

  2. Review by Joyce Rising
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    Steve is a very talented producer, mixer. He gave my song a great sound. Picked out some very great musicians for the live recordings of the instruments. He is also a very kind man and wants to do a lot to satisfy you with his work. We couldn't agree on the vocal. But my song has definitely got that old motown sound I love! Thanks to Steve.

  3. Review by Alex Ouzilleau
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    Steve's been amazing! He did more than a mix: he took the production where it needed to go and made a hard-to-please client (me) very happy, very quickly.

    Five stars well deserved. Thanks again, man!

  4. Review by VU
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    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.

  5. Review by John P.
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    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.

  6. Review by Kyle McClure
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    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!

  7. Review by NOT SPENCER LUDWIG
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    Steve is the man! Such a pleasure to work with! He does it all! Whatever the task he will do a great job. Highly recommend!

Interview with SunKing Studios::Steve Kaye

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

  2. A: I just finished a Kris Bowers film score for "Chevalier" recorded at Abbey Road! About to drop are two records I mixed recently by Laufey and Zzzahara! All such fun projects to mix and also do some recording and playing on!

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: bcm10::apollo 16::mac book pro::guitar::67

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

  6. A: 22 years ago I tracked and mixed my first full-length record__still mixing for that band till this day

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

  8. A: I try to bring out the emotions of a song for everyone to enjoy

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: hybrid pro tools HD::ATC SC25A::ns10's::bricasti m7::neve::skibbe::chandler::altec::empirical labs::master room::neumann::akg::wunder::space echo::abberant, goodhertz, universal audio, waves, fab filter, etc.::

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

  12. A: sly::george harrison::king tubby::pharrell::dave fridmann::curtis::serge::prince::jimi::chet atkins::jimmy page::dilla::manny marroquin

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

  14. A: mixing, producing, tracking records::mixing film scores

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: 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

  17. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  18. A: 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!!

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: 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

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: both::both have pros and cons::

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

  24. A: working on great music in a variety of genres with a variety of great people

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: feel free to call or email with any/all questions #themoreyouknow

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

  28. A: sirius xmu::kexp:gorilla vs. bear::hype machine::

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: preserving/creating life in mixes::honoring the song::adding style when/where necessary

Terms Of Service

mixing = 5 revisions_revisions beyond 5 are charged at an hourly rate_my goal is to make a great sounding record incorporating all of your vision with a quick turnaround

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