20+ year veteran of multi-platinum projects, particularly interested in artist development.

Vocal editing, comping, tuning, timing by hand using Melodyne.
Drum and percussion programming
Drum editing, comping, processing, mixing.
Virtual Instrument Programming / Arranging
Mixing

THE MUSIC ALWAYS COMES FIRST. Technology is there only to facilitate the delivery of musical ideas and performances to the public.

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Ken Hutton:

  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Tim McGraw
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Tim McGraw
  • Marty Stuart
  • Sambo Barraba & Johnny Unungmurra
  • Don Williams
  • Rick Tippe
  • Connie Smith
  • Prairie Oyster
  • Pam Tillis
  • Brent Mason
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Michelle Wright
  • Tim Ryan
  • The Rankin Family
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Michelle Wright
  • Crystal Bernard
  • Sam Bush
  • Sam Bush
  • Charlie Major
  • Marty Stuart
  • Keith Gattis
  • Paul Jefferson
  • Pam Tillis
  • Don Williams
  • John Michael Montgomery
  • Janis Ian
  • Janis Ian
  • Janis Ian
  • Janis Ian
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Ricky Skaggs
  • Al Kooper
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Aaron Tippin
  • Ty England
  • Lee Roy Parnell
  • Jon Randall
  • Marty Brown
  • Flaco Jiménez
  • Hank Flamingo
  • Tim McGraw
  • Al Kooper
  • Rick Trevino
  • Kim Hill
  • John Jarvis
  • John Jarvis
  • Ricky Van Shelton
  • Mark O'Connor
  • Mark O'Connor
  • Suzy Bogguss
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Marty Brown
  • Mike Rayburn
  • Joe Ely
  • Joe Ely
  • George Strait
  • Janis Ian
  • Janis Ian
  • Janis Ian
  • Curnutte & Maher
  • Curnutte & Maher

Gear highlights

  • Melodyne
  • Native Instruments Komplete
  • Genelec nearfields

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Up to 10 revisions free of charge.
Typical turnaround for vocal tuning and light editing is less than 48 hours.
Up to 10 days turnaround is typical on a mix.

Reviews of Ken Hutton

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 days agoby

    I've never worked with someone who has more patience than Ken. Such a nice guy. The result is just perfect, really professional! Thank you Ken.. for everything. See you soon. :)

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_plusamanagement5 days agoby

    Ken did a great job. He made an extra effort to deliver quickly and we appreciate that. the result was great and we couldn't be happier.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar14 days agoby

    Quick turn around + very professional and friendly!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar19 days agoby

    Ken went above and beyond to make sure that I would get a great vocal track for my song. I will work with him again in the future!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar19 days agoby

    I love about Ken that he sees music as art.He takes feedback very patiently,which, in combination with his good ears,immediately allows him to understand what his clients want & what your track needs.His enthusiasm for experimentation & his many years of experience in the music business provides the best prerequisite to achieve a satisfying result.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Great sounding vocals + fast turn around

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar2 months agoby

    I had some timing issues with my track Ken did a great job in with snapping the vocals to rhythm, will definitely work with him again.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar3 months agoby

    Ken is awesome. So easy going, professional, insanely talented and just a pleasure to work with.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 months agoby

    Professional and fast that's all you need

  • Verified Review (Client)Default-avatar7 months agoby

    2nd time working with Ken. Great engineer, friendly and turn it around fast.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_me8 months agoby

    I had a great experience working with Ken. Always very professional and offered insanely fast results!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    great work

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    Great job!

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar11 months agoby

    Ken is professional, quick and extremely responsive & goes the extra mile. Will definitely work with him again

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_590x550about 1 year agoby

    I had a great time working with Ken. He is a really nice person, works fast and delivers high quality results.

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Had a great experience working with Ken. Needed to get some vocals edited and Ken delivered the goods and then some!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby

    Ken was lovely enough to give me some excellent free advice and support. I wish I knew about him before wasting my money on unnecessary services by others. Definitely will contact again.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I have known and worked with Ken Hutton for many years, and he is not only a great engineer, he is a great person with a positive can-do attitude with the skills to make your music sound better. He has a great work ethic and has the musical and editing chops to match!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Ken was the greatest plus to our project we could have added. His technical skills and musicality are excellent without any doubt. But even more he totally influenced the whole attitude, both professionally and interpersonally positively during the complete course of our work. Strongly recommended for anyone looking for a producer/artist developer!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Through the whole production process of our new demo Ken helped us to take a grand leap forward. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who wants to raise his bar in musicality!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I've worked on several projects with Ken over the years. He's EXTREMELY good at what he does, and he was always ton of fun to work with!

    Jeremiah

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Ken has an excellent ear for arrangement, production, and engineering. We love what he has done to help us move our music forward.
    Christian from Billion http://www.billion-music.com

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Interview with Ken Hutton

What are you working on at the moment?
a Neo-soul / smooth jazz project with a great young singer.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting behind an artist's vision and facilitating their success.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Some people have the misconception that perfection is the goal. Over-tuning, over-processing, and over-mixing tend to make sterile sounding products. Editing and mixing should always allow for natural feel and flow. We want the technology to enhance the humanity, not oppress it.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
20+ years. Started assisting in Nashville at Sound Emporium, worked up to being in high demand, got burned out from too many hours, took a break to regroup, started working in sound therapy and Neurotherapy, found my love for music again, then began doing artist development for unsigned talent, which I find very rewarding.
What type of music do you usually work on?
vocal-centric music across many genres
What's your strongest skill?
Musicality
What do you bring to a song?
I was trained as an orchestral trumpet player, then got deep into Nashville singer / songwriter projects. I make sure that everything I do is strong technically, but the ultimate goal is to respect, preserve, enhance, and never lose sight of the most important aspect; musicality.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is called barebones, because it has nothing unnecessary, but each element from instruments to cpu to software to plugins to monitors is high end and used musically. Gear can be impressive, but like a surgeon's scalpel, if not used with skill and discretion, it can be quite destructive.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
currently can't get enough of Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, and the Metropole Orkestra.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
These days, I'm mostly doing artist development in Germany as producer / engineer.