Ian McKenna

Sound Designer & Producer

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Sound designer and musician specializing in experimental audio manipulation and synthesis to create unique and original high-definition sound. Contracted by Meow Wolf as a sound designer for their Denver installation. 10 years of experience in Ableton Live.

For nearly 10 years I created and performed original experimental EDM around the United States under the name Craftal. I am fascinated with the seemingly limitless sonic potential of digital audio to create things that nobody has heard before, and stimulate the ear in precise & novel ways - without sacrificing a pleasant listening experience. I am known for my unique, high-definition sound design and clean, precise mixdowns. In 2022 I played to the biggest crowd of my career at Tipper n' Friends Festival in Suwannee Music Park, for over 4000 people (see my display photo!).

In 2019, I applied to be one of the contributing artists in Meow Wolf's Denver installation, and made it through the 6-month-long application process over hundreds of other artists. I was contracted to provide an original ambient soundscape for one of the rooms, utilizing all original sounds. In the first 9 months since their 2021 opening, they passed their 1 millionth visitor.

I am also a music production and sound design tutor, specializing in Ableton Live and synthesis instruction.

If you are looking for creature sounds, sci-fi weapons, UI sounds, vocal manipulation, EDM samples or patches, standout audio branding, mixing, or editing, I have lived and breathed the weird, the wacky, and highly technical side of audio for the last decade, and I would love to help you out.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.


  • English
Craftal - Thinking About

I was the writer, sound designer, and mixing engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

2 free revisions before additional fees.
Allow 7 days turn-around time.

Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Universal Audio Apollo Twin
  • Kali IN-8s
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