here catching up on email and listening to your new CD. What a delight
it is! I love your voice and the songs and here's the bonus: it's
one of the most gorgeously produced albums I've heard in quite a while!
Just my cup of tea: clean, musical, lush and real. My congratulations
to you, Gene and Karen for a job extremely well done".
Paul Mills, Canadian Musician/Producer, reacting to Laura Bird's latest album
"The Water In Between", mixed by Karen Kane (released October '08)
fabulous treat it was to work with you! Old school meets high tech
- the perfect combination in my mind. Of all the studio situations
I've been in, I don't remember when I've felt like I was in such good
Kara Barnard, Singer/Songwriter/Producer
"Thank you so much for the privilege of working with you! I'm
STILL taking in the fullness of the experience because I've never
had anything like it before. You are just so great at everything you
do. You are both the most focused producer I've ever worked with AND
the warmest and most sensitive".
Gutmanis, Singer/Songwriter Toronto
"Karen Kane's precise ear, nimble fingers, and expansively
artistic vision work perfectly in tandem with her years of technical
studio experience. Karen is a Type A ethic with a Type B freedom-
the dream producer for my second cd "Independence Meal"!!
Olson, Spoken Word Artist: " A red hot, fire-bellied, feminismo-spewin
"Given the raw energy of our two talents, Karen Kane brought
them together within the music and shaped them into this fantastic
CD. Her years of experience combined with her high standards in the
studio pushed us to dig deep; bring out more then we knew we
had. Watching her work the board---nothing short of Magic. She finds
the "Just right" and brings you back to you
in a way that is comforting and yet challenging. She embodies Artist
within engineering and production".
Georgia Winfree, Singer/Songwriter, from the
duo, Someone's Sister
"Karen is a true professional who can hear a missed cue at 50
paces and does the swellest swells anyone could ask for. I'd work
with her again in a heartbeat."
Jamie Anderson, Singer/Songwriter
"Someone's Sister, aka Katherine Jones and Georgia Winfree, have
mos def garnered an A+ on their first CD effort, entitled Hand Me
Downs. This AAA acoustic masterpiece was recorded at Audio Genesis
and produced by Mixmama Karen Kane; and to perfection, I might add.
This is absolutely one of the best NC discs of 2004".
Laura McLean, a review
for The Beat magazine, November, 04
"Combine Laura Bird's haunting alto voice, her insightful
songwriting skills with an admired in-demand mixing engineer/producer
(Karen Kane) and some of the best musicians in the biz...... the result
is 'Dreamwalker' a finely crafted, top-notch first CD that deserves
to be listened to again & again"
Borgstrom, Artistic Director 'Live! at the Opera House' series, Toronto
"The albums that you engineer have the cleanest, clearest,
most authentic sound of any recordings.
The quality of sound makes the music a joy to listen to. Wonderful
got the Cd and we LOVED it! You've done a great job of mixing. The
mixes capture what a live recording should capture: that extra life
and buzz.....it's really, really good."
Zrazy (Ireland) on their
live recording, recorded and mixed by Karen Kane
"Karen loves her job. She has fun and absorbs the music she's
working on, until it is apparant that she is WITHIN IT. This quality,
combined with her incredible ear, technical wizardry and obvious experience
in her field, makes working with her a complete joy."
Ember Swift, Canadian
"In an environment that is potentially daunting, I felt complete
confidence and calm....Karen's expertise, dedication and exceptional
listening skills made the entire process from recording to mastering
a fantastic and pleasurable journey. I'm looking forward to working
with her again!"
Laura Bird, Canadian Singer/Songwriter
"Karen manages to coax the most glorious sounds out of every
instrument. I've always been more than pleased with the work I've
done with her. She creates a very comfortable, casual working environment
that makes it very easy to relax and make great music. It's hard to
find someone as well versed in the engineering AND mixing process
as she is."
Wayne DeAdder, studio
"Boston's resident recording whiz, Karen Kane, engineered "A
Rainbow Path"...working with tight budgets and sometimes
little studio experience, progressive musicians really depend on a
competent, cooperative engineer, and for many fine-sounding albums,
that has been Karen Kane."
From a 1984 review of
Kay Gardner's album, "A Rainbow Path"
"We only worked together once at Phase One, but it was a great
and educational experience. One of the best bass and drum sounds I've
ever heard during a session".
Paul Antonio, drummer
for Jesse Cook and Toronto studio drummer
"I ran across your article about recording djembes on a website
called drum journeys. As I am a novice home studio recorder and djembe
player, I found the article very informative. I linked to your website
and read some articles there. I've learned more from these brief articles
than from most other sources combined. Thanks for sharing your experience