Ken Hutton

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25+ year veteran of multi-platinum projects, particularly interested in artist development. Credits include Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery, and George Strait.

Ive logged more than 10,000 hours working for world-class producers, including Don Was, Val Garay, George Massenberg, Tony Brown, James Stroud, Garth Fundis, Al Kooper, and Richard Landis on projects for MCA, RCA, Sony, Warner Brothers, Almo Sounds, Capitol, and more.

I offer:
Mixing
Complete track production (drums, bass, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars)
Drum and percussion programming.
Virtual Instrument Programming / Arranging
Vocal editing, comping, tuning, timing by hand using Melodyne.

ITS ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC.
The function of technology is to facilitate the delivery of musical ideas and performances to the public.
Great music comes from people, not gear.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

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
  • 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

54 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Joe K.
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    I can't say enough nice things about working with Ken. I can't think of anything more important when putting together a musical team than having someone who is kind, knowledgeable, talented, and caring. Ken has all of these qualities plus many more. He is a 5-star provider and if you decide to work with him I am 100% confident you will be thrilled with the end result of your art. Ken just gets it and treats your art like it is his own, there is never a feeling of impatience or that you are being

  2. Review by Joe K.
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    Ken is easy to work with and he made my song sound great. Thank you Ken!

  3. Review by Jonathan V.
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    Always a great experience working with Ken. Great suggestions and great results. He was super patient with me as I took a long time to do my vocal. Glad to have him on my team.

  4. Review by Jonathan V.
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    Ken is the total package. I'm so glad I decided to go with him to mix my next single. He really went the extra mile giving me some great suggestions to re sing some sections of the song. He then went on to comp and tune my vocals. He finished everything off by delivering an awesome mix that I was very happy with. He took my suggestions in stride and kept great communication throughout. Very professional and delivered all services in a timely manner. Very highly recommended.

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    Very talented, great to work witb

  6. Review by Kolton B.
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    Ken has been very professional through this process. His quality of work is amazing and he has very good musical ideas to enhance any song. Very easy to work with and understanding of people's situations. He always provided me with a product in a timely manner. Highly recommended. Thank you for all you've done!

  7. Review by Dantes
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    He is a legendary engineer. Your track is in very good hands with Ken!

  8. Review by Nik C.
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    Ken is the only guy I will use for drum programming. When the work is this good there's no reason to look elsewhere. A+++++ every time.

  9. Review by Nik C.
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    Ken is sooooo good that i don't even bother receiving other bids. The guy is the real deal. Professional, Insanely fast turnaround, and gobs of talent. He's my go to guy for drum programming.

  10. Review by Jakob W.
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    Ken is simply the best. Beside of his professional skills he also offers you humanness. He has the patience to discuss what you want and need and always able to figure out the best way to make his clients happy. He isn't like those professinals who see you just as another client, no, he is a friend. Thank you!

  11. Review by Nik C.
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    Awesome as usual.

  12. Review by Nik C.
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    Ken is soooo freakin awesome, and talented, and fast, and professional and talented and yeah, well you get the picture. Oh, he's a real nice guy too!!

  13. Review by julie d.
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    Strict professional with impeccable skills! Can bring even the most disorganized track to a beautiful order. I highly recommend Ken!

  14. Review by Austin Crum
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    It’s always a pleasure working with Ken he gives great direction to his session musicians and he shows true professionalism!

  15. Review by Carla T.
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    Professional. Quick to respond. Gave me advice for recording vocals on a project Im working on and although he didn't charge me I did pay him for his time. Will work with him in the future.

  16. Review by Dion T.
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    A pleasure to deal with!

  17. Review by Matt McCalister
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    Ken helped me tackle a very challenging issue with a vocal and did a great job on it! I'd definitely recommend working with him!

  18. Review by Austin Crum
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    I love working for Ken, he gives great direction and he is a good friend to have in the industry!!

  19. Review by Austin Crum
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    Ken is a very talented producer / engineer, he is a great guy to work for and always provides his clients with top notch professional quality! Highly recommend him!

  20. Review by AK
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    Very professional and thank you for the vocal tuning.

Interview with Ken Hutton

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

  2. A: Scary Pockets, Louis Cole, Snarky Puppy, and the Metropole Orkestra.

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

  4. A: Artist development in Germany as producer / engineer.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: 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.

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

  8. A: 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.

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

  10. A: Getting behind an artist's vision and facilitating their success.

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

  12. A: a Neo-soul / smooth jazz project with a great young singer.

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

  14. A: 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.

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

  16. A: vocal-centric music across many genres

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Musicality

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Terms Of Service

Up to 5 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.

Gear Highlights
  • Melodyne
  • VSTs and processing plugins galore
  • great monitoring
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