Musician/Engineer: Studio/Live

KENJI on SoundBetter

Originally from Perth, Australia. Live Sound Engineer since 2000. Professional Musician (Guitar/Bass) since 2005. Protool® competency, and I've also spent some time studying Studio Engineering with Analog Tape Recorders at Electrical Audio, in Chicago, USA. My skills with fretted instruments also extends into Lutherie/Live Stage Technician.

Available for Live & Studio work as a Musician or Engineer. No job too small or too large...

Experience with touring as a Live Sound Engineer, and Guitarist/Bassist.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

Interview with KENJI

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

  2. A: My skill-set.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: A guitar, guitar amp, interface, microphone, and headphones... and cables, capo, accessories, etc.

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

  6. A: Listen to what the client wants, and maybe offer suggestions that may help with the workflow. Put down what I feel works, and do some revisions until the results are good.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both

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

  10. A: The relationships.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: A very simple setup of Macbook Pro, Apogee Quartet, and a bunch of quality mics, cables, effects, etc.

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

  14. A: I'm inspired by people in all fields. As a performer/writer: Warren Haynes, Paul McCartney. As a live engineer: Dave Natale, Paul Boothroyd. As a studio engineer: Steve Albini, Andy Wallace. As a luthier: Jim Olson, Kenji Okumura. just to name a couple from each field.

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

  16. A: It varies from time to time. Most of my work over the last few years have been performing and recording. Recently I've been involved in more live mixing.


Terms Of Service

Payment is negotiable depending on project.

Gear Highlights
  • Apogee Quartet
  • PRS
  • Gibson
  • Fender
  • Martin
  • Musicman
  • Hofner
  • ÷13
  • Vox
  • Marshall
  • Klon
  • Fulltone
  • Keeley
  • etc.
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