Adam Kagan

Mixing, mastering, Atmos

43 Reviews (39 Verified)
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My mixes have surpassed 2 BILLION streams. I’ve mixed and mastered dozens of Grammy-nominated albums for R&B, Pop, Rock, Gospel & Latin artists. Indies and major labels - artists from Kanye West to Swedish House Mafia to Joe Bonamassa. Chief at famed NIghtBird Recording Studios and Chalice Recording Studios in Hollywood.

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. Atmos and stereo monitors by Wayne Jones Audio.

My studio is equipped to mix and master. stereo and ATMOS mixes 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

• 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.

43 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Piotr Dygasiewicz

    Adam is extremely nice, patient and friendly person. Oh, and he is real professional too! It was a pleasure and honor to work with him. Hope to work with you again, Adam.

  2. Review by Antonio M.

    Wonderful experience as always. Very patient and always very happy with the end product.

  3. Review by Antonio M.

    One of the best to do it!! Thanks Adam.

  4. Review by Antonio M.

    Adam is the man. Period. I appreciate your amazing skill and talent!

  5. Review by Farage B.

    This was a straightforward process. Really happy with the results. Looking forward to the future!

  6. Review by Frank F.

    GRATITUDE to Adam for his aural sensitivity and taste.

  7. Review by Björn Rydhög

    Adam is an experienced and skillful producer. His communication is clear and the final result with the song top notch. I highly recommend him!

  8. Review by Frank F.

    I chose Adam because of the type music he had experience with,
    this sonic palette and because he understood whatI wanted from listening to my song. Along the way he has been thoughtful and patient. I previously record my guitars mostly without a lot of effects and he brought out contrasting colors . I am very please with the results.

  9. Review by Todd C.

    I've worked with Adam for mixing and/or mastering on 5 tracks now. I'm always impressed with his knowledge, terrific ear, and patience. The results have impressed me each time. He turns things around quickly and always communicates effectively. I can't recommend him enough!

  10. Review by Dunn ".

    Adam bring years of experience, talent, and pros. when It comes to mixing engineers. He stays true to the song and he brings up the best in you. He treats your song as if it was his own. He is among the very few best mixing engineers on SoundBetter.
    Thanks Adam. I am loving my song that you mixed for me. I can't wait to start my next project with you.

  11. Review by Poetic Q.

    Adam cares about the quality of the work, to the level of inspiring others. I am looking forward to more projects with AK!

  12. Review by David S.

    Excellent Mix Engineer! You can't go wrong with Adam.

  13. Review by Muz Lee

    Amazing work with Adam! He did the job asked in a timely manner, happy to have worked with him

  14. 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 ~

  15. Review by Todd Michael Chapman

    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.

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

  17. Review by Bruno G.

    Adam is great to work with and the end product sounds amazing!

  18. Review by June
    by June

    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.

  19. Review by Chedda C.

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

  20. Review by David Solorio

    An amazing mix from an amazing engineer! Thanks, Adam!

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.

"I See Red" by Everybody Loves An Outlaw from 365 Days (Platinum single)

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    "I See Red" by Everybody Loves An Outlaw from 365 Days (Platinum single)
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GenresSounds Like
  • Dua Lipa
  • Bruno Mars
  • H.E.R.
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Sonnox
  • Brainworx
  • Izotope
  • analog gear includes Vac Rac
  • Chandler
  • Neve
  • Pultec
  • Univeral Audio
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