An audio engineer working out of multiple studios, has years of experience, and has recorded and mixed for various genres. Also, proudly backed by my education from Mercy College’s MTECH program.
It has always been in my best interest to tailor to the needs of my clients and go above and beyond. The record or project is not done unless the client is satisfied. An artist backed by a talented recording and mixing engineer is a must in order for the artist’s music to be taken seriously as a professional product; I am here to happily provide that.
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6 ReviewsEndorse Michael Kerrigan
It's a pleasure to have been able to work with someone as steadfast like Michael Kerrigan, and I would recommend him to anyone searching for a gifted engineer. His goal-oriented excellence has been one of his most appreciated gifts throughout our work together, and I look forward to working with him again.
Michael is one the most tenacious individuals you will meet. He has what a lot of engineers lack today; and that is curiousity! His mixes are solid because he gets to know the artist first before anything. He’s always asking questions and wants to know what’s next. He doesn’t get too high, and certainly doesn’t get too low. His concern is always about being better than yesterday.
Michael is amazing at what he does. Great engineer, producer and artist. Completely goes out of his way to perfect whatever it is you’re going for whether it’s pop or death metal and makes you feel super comfortable while doing it. Love his drive and work ethic!
Such a great young engineer, good energy, fun to work with, and very skilled. He is someone I can always rely on to meet deadlines and give me great work
Crazy work ethic, really puts his clients before everything. Working with him multiple times in the past, I can confidently say I don't recall anyone ever being dissatisfied with his mixing work.
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Interview with Michael Kerrigan
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Fortunately, I have the privilege to work out of three different studios which provides me with a variety of equipment to use, and plenty of different monitors to check my mix on to guarantee a great mix. I work out of my home studio, the studios at Mercy College, and Blast Off Productions in Manhattan.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: First 48 Hrs. with Tommy Watson. Tommy had a vision for this song that was very specific and we made it come to life. There was a lot of vocal production in there that included wonderful effects which added some flavor to the overall mix. Recording him is always a pleasure because he always gives it nothing but his best.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: When I make a deadline for your mix, it will be done on that date or earlier.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Hearing, "I always feel comfortable and calm when you are recording me" and "I was gonna tell you how to mix it, but I totally trust you, and I want you to do what you were gonna do".
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have any microphone or pre-amp preferences, what instruments will be included if any, what their vision for their songs are, and what their recording process is like.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: It started off with Hip-Hop, but now there doesn't seem to be one consistent genre I work with because I have multiple clients who are artists of different genres. As of now, I have recorded and mixed for Hip-Hop, R & B, Folk, Punk Rock, Singer-Songwriters, and Gospel.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Making the client feel at home, and inspiring them to take their music to the next level.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As an artist myself, I know that it can be rough at times, and things can work against you, but I am there to inspire, encourage, and push the artist to get the best out of their recording. Once it is time for mixing, I always try to get the exact tone you're looking for. I am good with capturing an artist's vision and making it translate well to the mix.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies, depending on what the task at hand may be; if I am recording an artist, I will always try to create the most positive environment possible, and make sure the artist is comfortable at all times; these are the two most important aspects when recording in my opinion. If I am mixing, the artist is welcome to attend the session, however, I tend to mix on my own time more often than not. Efficiency is my priority, but time is also of the essence. Through years of experience with mixing, I've learned how to navigate Pro Tools at professional level, and have found the plug-ins that give me the tones that I need to make a mix shine through. I am always learning and staying up to do date with recording and mixing technology as it advances.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm heavily inspired by the following artists and bands: Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Green Day, Paramore, U2, All-American Rejects, Mac Miller, Drake, J. Cole, Jay Z, Borns
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: More often than not I am the recording engineer, mixing engineer, and I also provide feedback and offer advice to enhance production if needed.