Kenny Carkeet

Producer, Mixer, Musician

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RIAA Diamond Certified producer in Los Angeles. My biggest song is "Sail" by AWOLNATION selling over 15 Million records worldwide. I played in AWOLNATION for 8+ years touring the world, playing every festival, and TV show. Now I write, record, produce, and program records full time in Los Angeles, CA.

I specialize in Writing, Performing, Producing, Programming, and Mixing. I am very proficient with editing and tuning as well. I tend to adhere to very quick turnarounds without sacrificing quality. I put 150% of my effort into every project I am a part of. I look forward to helping you reach your maximum musical potential.

Offering writing, co-writing, recording, producing, mixing, tuning, editing, programming, playing... all things music studio related.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Kenny Carkeet
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & the U.N.
  • Barfbag
  • Beware of Darkness
  • Beware of Darkness
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • Night Riots
  • The Black Moods
  • The Black Moods
  • The Black Moods
  • Bear Hands
  • Anti-Flag
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • The Used
  • The Used
  • The Used
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Meiko
  • Trevor Hall
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • AWOLNATION
  • IAMX
  • IAMX
  • Spencer Ludwig
  • Spencer Ludwig
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Never Shout Never
  • Spiritual Rez
  • Spiritual Rez
  • Spiritual Rez
Discogs verified credits for Kenny Carkeet
  • The Golden Hippie
  • Anti-Flag
  • Anti-Flag
  • Night Riots
  • Andy Frasco & The U.N.
  • Andy Frasco & The U.N.
  • Night Riots
  • The Used
  • Andy Frasco & The U.N.
  • War Tapes
  • IAMX
  • Trevor Hall
  • Awolnation
  • Meiko
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • Oh, Be Clever
  • The Used
  • 5 Seconds Of Summer
  • Never Shout Never
  • The Black Moods
  • Night Riots
  • Andy Frasco & The U.N.

120 Reviews - 23 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Brad W.
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    Kenny and I have worked on four different occasions. He always makes sure to tailor the song to my liking. Great communication. Always a pleasure to collaborate with such an amazing talent!

  2. Review by Brad W.
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    This is the third time Kenny and I have worked together. Every song he produces is a treat to write lyrics to. If you want a top notch production. He is your guy!

  3. Review by mj m.
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    Fast turnaround, good communication. Very accommodating. Would use again.

  4. Review by Luke Mitrani
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    Kenny is very professional & pays great attention to detail. Truly a gem on this website. Look no further friends…

  5. Review by Luke Mitrani
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    It was a pleasure to work with Kenny, very fun and proffesional. Thank you for the Bass track!

  6. Review by John B.
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    We just finished our first tune with Kenny and the overall experience was AMAZING! He did everything that he offered to do and then some. We are very impressed with the professionalism that was given to our project and the positive vibe throughout. Do not give it a second thought if you get the opportunity to work with Kenny!

  7. Review by Connor S.
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    Dude’s a killer! Immaculate vibes, impeccable talent!

  8. Review by Ginpei M.
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    Amazing work!

  9. Review by Tom B.
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    Kenny was an absolute superstar from start to finish with my project! He really too the brief I had and ran with it and the end product was full of energy and a whole lot of heart! The experience I had was better than anything I had hoped for, and I can’t speak highly enough

    Kenny was professional and very friendly to work with and he was flexible with my payment dates, which was much much appreciated!

    Thanks very much Kenny, and I hope to work with you again in the future!

  10. Review by Connor S.
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    An absolutely fantastic experience working with Kenny! I can’t recommend him enough. If you’re seeing this, pull the trigger and work with him! You won’t regret it

  11. Review by Artur P.
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    I want to express from the bottom of my heart that Kenny is a true professional! He has always been on the same wavelength with us, completed the work very quickly and efficiently. I would like to highlight Kenny's responsiveness and dedication, for which we are especially grateful! When we need help again, we will definitely turn to him

  12. Review by Matt M.
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    Well, this is my fourth song with Kenny, and all I can say is there is not a human being on earth that i would trust to care for my songs more than this guy. He will never let you down, that is for SURE.

  13. Review by Rachel C.
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    Kenny has a very unique sound and a lot of technical expertise - truly a gem on SoundBetter! He elevates the sound of my tracks so much and treats his work with great professionalism. His artistry has helped open doors for my project and I highly recommend him.

  14. Review by Josh
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    Kenny absolutely nailed my vision once again for this song and I’m super happy with it. Responds super quick and has always been way ahead of schedule with things. Couldn’t be happier

  15. Review by Meghan Aro
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    Kenny is awesome to work with, can’t say enough great things!

  16. Review by Matt M.
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    This is my third time working w Kenny, and when i put my music in his hands, i have no worries, just full trust that its in the best possible hands. The tones/textures of my vocal track were right on point, just what i wanted, and he is the BEST to communicate with, bar none.

  17. Review by Matt M.
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    This is my second song working with Kenny, and it just keeps getting better. He's very fun to work with, he listens and listens, then creates and creates, then in the end, as a listener and creator, he takes your jam up to the moon.

  18. Review by Tyler O.
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    Kenny is outstanding, highly recommend working with him!

  19. Review by Meghan A.
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    Kenny was really lovely to work with. He's talented, professional and takes feedback so well. He even took the time to help me select a new mic and figure out some technical sound issues I was having to get me the best quality audio.

  20. Review by Josh
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    Kenny made me an awesome mix!! Very easy to work with and super fast! Well done!

Interview with Kenny Carkeet

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

  2. A: I went to FullSail university from 2005-2008 studio Audio Production and Entertainment Business. I then moved to LA and worked in songwriting/production studios as an engineer soaking up every bit of songwriting knowledge i could. I mostly worked for Jimmy Messer (Kelly Clarkson, Enrique Iglesias, Spoon, etc). I would then write a song that would become one of the biggest songs of the decade "Sail" by AWOLNATION. The singer and I created the song and it started playing at radio. We put together a band and toured the world for the next 8 years together playing main stage slots at ACL, Coachella, and more.

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

  4. A: I bring a career spanning 20 years creating 200+ songs every year. I have worked with some of the biggest artists and have played the biggest shows (ACL, Coachella, etc). I understand what it takes to have a 'great' song and sounds COOL. Interesting is what I aim for, not necessarily 'perfection.'

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

  6. A: Depending on the type of work the project needs, I'll usually start by cleaning everything up and making everything work 'nicely' with each other. Timing, Pocketing, tuning, etc. Then I'll get into additional production if needed, then on to Mixing.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I'm running a Pro Tools HD rig using Presonus conversion. I utilize outboard gear such as Chandler Germanium Pre Amps, Universal Audio 1176 Compression and more. I have Waves Platinum bundle as well as SoundToys, Arturia, Rob Papen, and more.

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

  10. A: Producers: Ricky Reed, Scott Storch, Rick Rubin, Butch Vig, Dennis Herring, Damon Alburn, Alex Turner Artists: LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Phoenix, Tame Impala, etc

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

  12. A: I write, produce, and mix songs for all types of clients. I do both in person production as well as online assistance. I am a multi-instrumentalist that can help finish any aspect of a song that you need!

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GenresSounds Like
  • AWOLNATION
  • OutKast
  • Foster The People
Gear Highlights
  • Neotek Series 1 Recording Console
  • Full studio with tracking room
  • Telefunken Microphones
  • Kemper Digital Amps
  • Chandler Limited Pre Amplification
  • UA1176
  • Wurlitzer Electric Piano
  • Moog Synthesizer
  • Nord Synthesizer
  • Roland V-Drums
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