Hello! I'm a recording engineer based out of Bloomington, Indiana. I will mix, master, tune, and edit your songs so that they are radio-ready and competitive with other modern hits. I graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering. I would love to work with you on your next project.
Nathan Kane is an American audio engineer and musician from Indianapolis. His extensive experience includes engineering sessions for everything from jazz trios and rock bands to full orchestras, with musicians across the world. With a degree in Recording Arts from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music, he is also an active member in the Indie/Alternative band Whale Bones and the Metalcore band The Wise Man’s Fear.
After gaining recognition and respect for his work on a release for his band Whale Bones, Nathan began working with other musicians in Bloomington and quickly expanded his range of abilities, with multiple music genres. Some of these musicians include the Electronic artists Stacks//Culture, the Screamo/Emo band House Olympics, and the Metalcore band Sojourner. In 2015, he was chosen as the winner of the remix contest for From Indian Lakes’ song “Am I Alive”, and was featured on their release “Absent Sounds: Remixed Sounds” on Triple Crown Records. Nathan has spent his time experimenting with different techniques to fit specific aesthetics and to provide diversity in a sometimes oversaturated market of music.
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Reviews (10)Endorse Nathan Kane
Easy to work with Nathan everything I asked for was possible, looking forward to the next time.
Nathan is very quick and very talented. He did a great job with my song and was personable. I will definitely work with again.
I came back to Nathan for several times alread. His work is in high quality and he delivers exactly what we need. Highly recommended~
Extremely professional. Works crazy fast. Has an insane ear!
This is the second time I ask Nathan to help on my tracks. Efficient and professional as usual,He worked his magic to bring out the best of my tracks even though it was not-so-high-quality early recordings!
Nathan is very efficient and professional :) I like the way he handles vocal and guitar tracks. I'm very happy about the product~
Nathan was fantastic in producing my vocal tracks - super quick and friendly, and the finished product was superb. Highly recommended!
We've now done a few tracks with Nathan - very please with is professionalism and product.
Excellent communication and turnaround time. Highly recommend. We will be back for more.
Another great track from Nathan - Consistently ultra fast and perfect, he has a great ear for vocal production.
Interview with Nathan Kane
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently completed the entire production for Yvette Young's newest acoustic EP. Her guitar work is incredible and her voice is beautiful. I was very fortunate to be a part of it. I produced, engineered, edited, mixed, and mastered the entire production. Be sure to check it out when it releases later this year!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I am working on writing and engineering the new record for my band, Whale Bones. I self-produce and I'm really proud of how it's turning out!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid. There are certain characteristics and nuances that can't be accomplished in digital. Plus it's nice to use your hands to really feel the art of mixing or mastering. Digital, on the other hand, is extremely fast and efficient. In editing, I'm able to make a song sound incredibly tight and powerful, and I can easily try out a bunch of different creative alterations to the sound without any commitments. Using both in tandem seems to be the most efficient to me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to work with like-minded professionals who share a common goal of making amazing music. I've made some extremely fulfilling relationships through producing, and I wouldn't trade that for the world. The feeling of accomplishment is very rewarding as well.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I want to hear about their project! I want to know what motivates them and where they draw their inspiration. If there's a certain feel they're trying to go for, or a certain sound they're trying to emulate, I'd love to find out beforehand so that I can do my research and deliver them the best possible product.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording and producing since 2012. I graduated with a degree in Audio Engineering from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. I interned at Audiotree Live for two years, working with artists like Maps and Atlases, All Get Out, Mewithoutyou, Bad Suns, and Foxing. In my free time, I wrote and recorded for my band, Whale Bones. I mastered our debut EP "The Seaside EP". I am in the process of writing a full-length record, which I will be mixing and mastering in-house. My other band, The Wise Man's Fear, has released one record and is set to release another one this year. I currently am a full-time engineer, and am always open to working with new clients on their projects!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Organize your sessions! Name your clips and tracks. Minimize clutter. Edit as soon as you can. An organized session makes a happy engineer. They'll be able to take your track so much further because they wont have to wade through confusing setups and unnamed clips.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a scrutinizing ear. I notice small errors in a track very easily, which helps me recognize any problems and fix them immediately. I will work with a track and perfect it until I am happy with it.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually work as a mixing and mastering engineer, but I do a lot of editing, tuning and comping as well. I love working on all steps in a production, and am open to whatever you need!