Grammy-nominated and multiple platinum and gold-selling mix engineer with over 20 years of experience in the music industry. Working with some of today's biggest artists. (Kanye West, Diddy, U2, Miguel, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Quando Rando, Gunna, and many more).
I started my career at Sony Studios in New York City and then moved straight into Senior Staff Engineer at the infamous and innovative Bad Boy Records / Daddy’s House Recording Studios.
Engineering over 50 different albums and single releases from chart-topping artists such as Diddy, Danity Kane, Cheri Dennis, and the Notorious BIG. I also played a key role in the production of Sean Puffy Combs's “Press Play” album that debuted at number one on the US Billboard Charts in 2006.
After 5 years of working with Bad Boys Records, I was presented with the opportunity to work exclusively with Mario Winans as his Personal Recording Engineer. Touring Germany, Amsterdam, and Russia was just the beginning of the miles traveled while working within the music industry.
My time with Mario Winans led to garnering a position within Platinum Sound Recording Studios in 2008. This is where I had the chance to work and tour with Grammy Award Winning artists Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda. Working in their studio gave me the opportunity to work with Kanye West, Miguel, Busta Rhymes, and U2.
I bring my many years of experience, professionalism, and innovation to every project I am involved with.
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- No Line On The Horizon U2 27 Feb 2009 Client: Mercury Records
- Busta Rhymes
- Kanye West "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"
- Musiq Soulchild
- Mali Music
- Faith Evans
- Keyshia Cole
- Jimmy Cozier
- Quando Rondo
- Saucy Santana
- Big Latto
- Whiz Kid
- Musiq Soulchild "Visions"
- P. Diddy
- Wyclef Jean
- Vivian Chidid
- Mary J. Blige
- Jay Z
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Interview with Kevin Wilson
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my many years of technical skill and experience as well as innovation to every song. giving a sonic quality that makes every song unique.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio consists of an Apollo Audio Interface, Apollo Mix Satellite, Softube Console 1, and Adam Audio Speakers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide my clients with recording, mixing, and vocal tuning services. Ranging from a basic instrumental and vocals to fully tracked out beats with vocals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a U2 album No Line On The Horizon. The project was challenging and innovative. Seeing a group that has been in the industry for so long and still has relevance is very rare.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working with a couple of independent artists on upcoming releases. I am also consulting with various clients on recording studio builds, also doing A&R work for artists looking to complete their current projects
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver a quality product with a commitment to punctuality and attention to detail.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is working as one of the elite engineers in the industry. I have been working in this field for over 20 years in multiple genres. I look to use my years of expertise to advise artists to get to the next level of there career.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is like a painter being commissioned which would be the client to paint a masterpiece. I am provided the paint and the client provides the image that wants to be painted.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When working with an engineer always communicate what exactly your vision is on the p[orject. It helps the engineer understand where to take the mix as well as allows them to be creative within the parameters you set forth.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I have a turnaround time of 3 days. I listen to what the client wants and work closely with them to make sure we are completing the work as a team. I am always open to revising mixes to ensure we are getting the vision the artist wants in every song
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use both. I believe the sound quality you get from analog gear cannot be replicated by digital gear. On the digital side, it is the ease of being able to recall information instantly is a huge feature.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like that fact that I am a part of history. Once a song is completed and out in the world, it is forever a part of history.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does it take to get the mix done? My normal turn around time is 3 days. What songs have I worked on? I normally send them my discography.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that all I do is push a button and don't listen to what the music should sound like.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask what are you looking to get out of this mix? Do you have a rough mix for me to listen to? Do I have the freedom to add my creativity to your song? What is your budget for your song or project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you are comfortable and the both of you are on the same page. You are both coming together to complete your vision and artistic idea.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my Apollo units, Adam A7 speakers, NS10 Speakers, iMac computer, and a Telefunken 251
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Janet Jackson, she is an icon in the industry and has been an amazing singer for many years. What she brings to the music industry is something that I would like to learn from.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work in all genres, being in the industry for as long as I have it has been a great opportunity to work in all genres from Rock, Folk, Classical, Pop, Hip Hop, Jazz and International World Music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, Recording, Vocal Tuning, Song Arrangement, Vocal Production, Project Consulting, and A&R Consulting.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My inspiration comes from musicians and producers like Quincy Jones, Kanye West, Rick Rubin, Phil Ramone, Barry Gordy, Young Guru, and Jaycen Joshua.