Kevin Augunas is multi talented producer, mixer, engineer, songwriter and musician. He offers a dynamic depth and knowledge of equipment, production, and song crafting which has afforded him a freedom to capture the energy of a recoding in a truly detailed, delicate approach. Bar none, he owns one of the highest quality, meticulously selected vintage collections of recording equipment that Vintage King has ever provided. His inventory spans from the most esoteric classic outboard gear, microphones, and recording consoles to the most insane instrument and amplifier accumulations one could ever witness.
Kevin Augunas started out as a session Bass player. When he was playing in different bands, they would end up recording low budget demos around NYC. Kevin eventually began engineering the sessions himself when the studio assistants provided were not capable of getting the results the bands were trying to achieve. Over the years he collected gear when on the road (pre-ebay) and ended up putting a studio together back home in L.A. Kevin found himself spending more time in the studio and less on the road playing bass. The impressive collection of gear is anchored by his EMI TG12345 Mark IV recording console. It is one of two consoles that were specially built for Abbey Road Studios in London. The console was the first of two delivered and was initially installed in Studio 1 in November 1974. The console was used to record many famous records and film scores, one of the more notable being for the Pink Floyd film â€œThe Wallâ€.
As it turns out, he has been working with such artists as the Cold War Kids, Jon Brion, Sinead O'Connor, Panic At The Disco, The Vandals, Richard Swift and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros.
Kevin's Favorite Gear:
- EMI TG 12345 Mark IV Console
- Fairchild 660
- Pultec EQP-1A3
- Urei 1176 (Blue Stripe)
- Neve 1084 Mic Pre/EQ
- API 560 EQ
- 2 inch / 16 track tape machine (Ampex mm1200 or Scully)
- Telefunken ELAM 251 Microphone
- Neumann U47 Microphone
- Pair of M-50's