Kreeger Studio Sessions

Songs engineered for various, talented DC musicians

While a student in American University’s audio technology program, I had the pleasure of engineering and mixing songs in the school’s brand-new Kreeger Studios. Here are samples of my recording work by three artists: the Del-Rays (“Pipeline”), Yeveto (“Paper Scissors”), and Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Palms Orchestra (“Just One Kiss”). On “Pipeline” and “Paper Scissors,” I was a post-recording mixer; on “Just One Kiss,” I was an assistant engineer, console operator, and mixer.

artwork_kreeger-studio-sessionsFor “Pipeline,” I wanted a mix as aggressively fun as its sixties ancestors, but which would take advantage of its modern recording style and not lean on kitschy, faux-analog effects. “Just One Kiss,” which harkens back to the twenties, avoids similar trappings by looking to vocal jazz mixes from the fifties — as if the band were recording in cavernous studios in the Hollywood Hills. But to avoid being steeped in nostalgia, I mixed “Paper Scissors” without any historical model. Instead, I looked at how the guitars and cellos move together, and used the room tracks (with subtle effects) to highlight their similarities and widen the song’s immersive atmosphere.

Kreeger Studio Sessions on SoundCloud.