Adam Kagan

Mixing and mastering

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I have recorded, mixed, mastered and produced dozens of Grammy nominated albums for R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel and Latin artists. Past clients include just about every major record label, including artists from Kanye West to Swedish House Mafia to Joe Bonamassa. Chief for famed NIghtBird Recording Studios and Chalice Recording Studios in Hollywood.

I work all over the city and world. My private studio is located in Hollywood and is based around a Pro Tools HD system augmented with my favorite outboard gear from Inward Connections, Summit, Chandler, Pultec, Universal Audio and Cathedral PIpes.. I have a nice recording space for drums, vocals, guitars, etc...

My studio is equipped to record, mix and master. I mix stereo, 5.1 and ATMOS projects for music and post.

Recent projects include:
"I See Red" by Everybody Loves an Outlaw (Platinum single: #1 Spotify Viral U.S., U.K., Global. #5 Billboard Rock Chart)
Dakota Lotus "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" (Disney)
Oskar Cartaya "Bajo Mundo" (2017 Latin Grammy nominee for Best Latin Jazz Album)
Rodgarband - Akademia Award for Best Jazz Album 2017
Kanye West "All of the Lights" - 2 Grammy Awards

Services:
• Mixing - all styles from Top40 to Trap to Latin Jazz to Film Scores (stereo and ATMOS0
• Mastering - Apple Digital Masters, HD masters, DDP available
• Full Music Production available
• Post-production audio services - ADR, Foley, sweetening, and surround mixing.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Credits

Discogs verified credits for Adam Kagan
  • CoCo Lee
  • Plus One (2)
  • O-Town
  • Sandy & Junior
  • Jordan Pruitt
  • Jesse Powell
  • Karla St. James
  • CeCe Peniston*
  • Aaron Neville
  • Louise
  • Jesse Powell
  • Jesse Powell
  • Jason & deMarco
  • Jason Warner (2)
  • Kimberley Locke
  • LaToya London
  • Jordan Pruitt
  • Doug McClure
  • Freddy's Dilemma
  • Mr.Sun Fusion Band
  • I-15
  • Karla St. James
  • Soundmaster T
  • Babyface
  • CeCe Peniston*
  • K-Ci & JoJo
  • Sam Salter
  • Aaron Neville
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Another Level
  • Another Level
  • Kele Le Roc
  • CoCo Lee
  • Contagion
  • O-Town
  • Plus One (2)
  • Cleopatra
  • Various
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Gladys Knight
  • O-Town
  • O-Town
  • Kenny Lattimore
  • O-Town
  • Heather Headley
  • Sandy & Junior
  • Natural (2)
  • Aja (9)
  • DMX
  • RJ Helton
  • Jason Warner (2)
  • Various
  • RuPaul
  • RuPaul
  • Simon Webbe
  • Vanessa Hudgens
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Doug McClure
  • Tiffany Evans
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Waka Flocka Flame
  • Big Mountain
  • Contagion
  • Various
  • Freddy's Dilemma
  • Mr.Sun Fusion Band
  • Annette Adler
  • DMX

32 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by David S.
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    Excellent Mix Engineer! You can't go wrong with Adam.

  2. Review by Muz Lee
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    Amazing work with Adam! He did the job asked in a timely manner, happy to have worked with him

  3. Review by Seth Hirsch
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    Adam was great to work with and I had fun on the project! Hope to work with him again soon ~

  4. Review by Todd Michael Chapman
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    Just finished up the third song of mine which Adam has been involved with. His mastering work was done fast, with great communication, and terrific results. I've come to expect quality from Adam in mixing, mastering, and just good advice.

  5. Review by Denny White
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    Adam was an absolute pro and pleasure to work with, hope to do more!

  6. Review by Bruno G.
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    Adam is great to work with and the end product sounds amazing!

  7. Review by June
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    was a pretty hard mix with lots of instruments. Adam made everything sit in place and sound wonderful.Also was very patient with some changes during the mixing process, leading to it take longer than usual. Sincerely an amazing mixer- Will definitely work again with.

  8. Review by Chedda C.
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    Adam is ALWAYS a pleasure to work with. He gives his best effort with a very efficient turnaround. A+ workmanship.

  9. Review by David Solorio
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    An amazing mix from an amazing engineer! Thanks, Adam!

  10. Review by Chedda C.
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    Adam is always diligent and a pleasure to work with! Great turnaround speed on projects also!

  11. Review by Ευαngelion
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    Adam is one of the best mixing engineer on here. Always to pleasure listening to his mixes.

  12. Review by Todd Michael Chapman
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    This is the second track I worked with Adam on, this time for mastering. Adam is very professional, easy to work with, and provides honest feedback. Having his ears on my projects has been a tremendous help. I'd definitely work with him again.

  13. Review by Michael Goldberg
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    Adam took a lot of stems and helped make better "sense" out of them and help create a first class mixed song. He was a great pleasure to work with and he was fast and intuitive...and was able to take my explanation of the song and bring that into fruition. Adam delivered exactly what I was expecting from a first class sound engineer and mixer. Highly recommend!!

  14. Review by Todd Michael Chapman
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    Professional, friendly, and knowledgeable of his craft. Adam is a real pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job. I'm looking forward to doing more songs with him.

  15. Review by Alex B.
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    Adam will go above and beyond for you. Technical aspects of mixing that never crossed my mind were amplified by him taking the lead on the whole process. I would highly recommend him to any musician looking to lift their song/album to the next level.

  16. Review by Chedda C.
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    Always courteous and extremely efficient. Great to work with!

  17. Review by Neill MacCallum
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    Adam Kagan is a mixing BEAST! His mix of I see red was all I needed to hear to know that my song was in great hands. I'm really happy with the job he did on my song High School, and I feel very grateful to have connected with him through this website. I highly recommend him for all your mixing need. Thank you for a great mix and Im looking forward to working with you again in the near future!

  18. Review by earl wyte
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    I had a great experience with Adam and my mix is now professional. He's timely, responsive to feedback and very motivated to give you the sound you want. Not to mention a nice guy : )

    10/10 would recommend Adam's services.

  19. Review by Adrian C.
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    The best engineer I have ever worked with!
    Adam really makes sure to dial everything in exactly how you want it. He is patient and very quick with the turn around time. Truly brought out everything I wanted in this song, my vision has became a reality thanks to Adam.
    I truly couldn’t be happier with the mix.

  20. Review by Chedda C.
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    Always a pleasure to work with. Very patient, professional and skillful. Looking forward to working with Adam again.

Interview with Adam Kagan

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

  2. A: I've been playing music since I was a child and producing, mixing and mastering professional music for about 20 years now.

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

  4. A: Work until you are satisfied - don't settle for good enough.

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

  6. A: Top40, Pop, R&B, Urban, EDM, Jazz, Rock and scoring.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: My strongest skill is understanding the message of the music and allowing that to shine through.

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

  10. A: I like to think I bring the best out in the music that is already there. I add my own flavor, but I try not to change the essence of what the artist and producer intended. My job should be transparent, but also improve the music to a point where the whole exceeds the sum of the parts.

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

  12. A: I like to discuss the project with the producer and artist and figure out the best process, whether I work on a song and then make necessary revisions or sit with the artist or producer while I work. I typically work quickly, but take as long as it takes to get the job done.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I work mainly in-the-box, but I have a few choice pieces of outboard gear that I can't get away from.

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

  16. A: I'm influenced by the best music of the last few decades. I'm inspired by artists and producers who are into their craft and work hard.

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

  18. A: I mix songs for record companies and independent artists for Top40, Rhythmic, Jazz and Soundtrack. Pop, EDM, R&B, Jazz and classical. I master songs and albums for pop, R&B, jazz, classical and scores.

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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Sonnox
  • Brainworx
  • Izotope
  • analog gear includes Vac Rac
  • Chandler
  • Neve
  • Pultec
  • Univeral Audio
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