I'm a 20+ year veteran of multi-platinum projects and love putting my knowledge and experience to work for up-and-comers.

Vocal editing, comping, tuning, timing, processing.
Drum editing, comping, processing, mixing.
Mixing
Percussion
Virtual Instrument Programming / Arranging

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

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

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review (Client)

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

  • Listing_thumb_me4 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    great work

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Great job!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Listing_thumb_10481860_10204486789303992_3982341057691300643_o8 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar3 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-avatar9 months 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-avatar10 months 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-avatar10 months 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-avatar10 months 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-avatar10 months 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.