Randall Kent

Producer, Mixer, Songwriter

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My goal is to serve the song. Whether I am producing, mixing, or writing, I am always looking to understand the core emotion of a piece of music, and then to support it however possible. I believe many small decisions lead to quality in a big picture way, so I keep a keen attention to detail. I'd love to hear about your project!

Randall Kent is a Nashville based producer and songwriter specializing in organic, energetic indie-folk and indie-pop. His work in the sync realm includes songs placed in numerous film, tv, and trailer spots. In addition to sync, Randall also has cuts with artist such as Grizfolk (Nettwerk Music Group), WILD (Nettwerk Music Group) including "Back To You" with nearly 10 million streams, and “Here We Go" which was sync'd for Nintendo, Dove, UGG Footwear, and the Goosebumps 2 movie.

Originally from Denver, Kent spent years touring and making records as the singer-songwriter and frontman for the Colorado pop rock band, The Heyday. The group eventually found itself working as the backing band for Matt Hires on national tours in support of Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls, and Parachute. Moving to Nashville in 2014 delivered a shift in focus away from the road and into the studio. In the years since, Kent has taken time to learn how to write and produce for other artists and genres including attending the Mix With The Masters seminar in the south of France, learning from mix guru Andrew Scheps. This blend of experiences and perspectives helps him find common ground with both up-and-comers and veteran music makers alike. Whether he’s playing the role of songwriter, producer, artist, or all of the above - his goal remains the same: To unveil the maximum emotional impact of the song.

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Credits

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  • Grizfolk
  • Grizfolk
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Matt Hires
  • Kyle Cox
  • Grizfolk

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Reed Pittman
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    I've worked with Randall a ton over the last several years, primarily creating music for our band Common Heights. He's a top notch producer and mixer and puts so much thought and creativity into the track. The music always has so much life to it, and the songs surely would not be what they are without his influence and direction. He will knock it out of the park for you!

  2. Review by Ian Mahan
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    by Ian Mahan

    I have been a collaborator with Randy for more than 10 years. In those 10 years I have seen growth in myself that I never knew possible as a musician and artist.

    I have been fortunate enough to have nearly my entire catalog of songs recorded and mixed by Randy and I would not have it any other way. The work he has done in our time working together is paramount. The success I have seen from my music is largely due to Randy's involvement in the recording and production process. His ear is second to none for a producer. The world is lucky to have the music that Randy contributes to in it.

  3. Review by Racyne Parker
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    by Racyne Parker

    I am so grateful, and lucky, to have worked with Randy on my most recent projects – I brought the bare bones of a whole bunch of songs to his studio, and he brought them to life in ways I couldn’t have imagined.

    As a producer and mixing engineer, Randy is incredibly kind, patient, collaborative, and fun to work with – he really does get the details right and works with you to figure out what is best for each song. From the conception of a project to the final product, Randy brings out the best in you and your music!

Interview with Randall Kent

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Loved getting to work with Grizfolk on their last record. They are such creative and passionate people. I produced 3 songs on that record and had the pleasure of also co-writing one of those.

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

  4. A: Just wrapped up producing records for Deathcruiser, Kaley Rutledge, The Brevet, and Racyne Parker. I'm also constantly writing and producing songs for potential film/tv placements.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Reed Pittman, Blake Mohler, Andrew Hansen.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both - just depends on the situation.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I'll be constantly striving to make the best version of the thing possible.

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

  12. A: I love getting to witness a piece of art take shape. It's never happens the same way twice.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you also send the instrumental to the mastering engineer? Of course!

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

  16. A: That it's fast, easy, and fun all the time.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are your goals as an artist?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Have a target in mind for what you are trying to achieve but be open to letting the song be what it wants to be at the same time.

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

  22. A: My '65 Gibson LG2, an sm57, headphones, a computer, and an apollo.

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

  24. A: I began making music as a singer/songwriter and frontman in bands starting around 2006. I quickly became enamored with production and mixing and have been lucky enough to call this my job since 2013.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Organic yet impactful.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Sam Fender. I love how the explosive energy of his music pairs with his incredibly emotive voice.

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

  30. A: Trust your instincts.

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

  32. A: Indie-folk, alternative, pop, rock, singer/songwriter.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Critical listening.

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

  36. A: An open mind to experiment and a relentless work ethic.

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

  38. A: When starting something from scratch, I like to give plenty of time for pre production. Experimenting with form, tempo, and key at the beginning can really help the rest of the process flow more naturally. I sometimes will record session musicians together, or sometimes completely separate, depending on the style and desired result.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio in Nashville is equipped with a baby grand piano, drums, guitars, tube amps, synths, and lots of wildcard toys. A handful of ribbon mics, some good tube condenser and dynamic mics and a few carefully chosen pieces of outboard gear help me shape sounds on the way in. From there I typically mix in the box using my Neumann KH310 monitors that are tuned to my room.

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

  42. A: Artists: Dawes, Lord Huron, Kacey Musgraves, Bahamas Producers/Mixers: Blake Mills, Shawn Everett, Andrew Scheps.

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

  44. A: Finalizing production and mixing. Some of my favorite type of work is helping a collaborator finish something they've started on their own. Usually there is something very special about that initial spark. My experience has taught me to quickly identify what is working about a song in progress and what can be improved.

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