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Kyle Hunt

Kyle Hunt

Audio Consultant

Los Angeles, CA

Call/Text: 213.279.7485

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Diving into your parents' record collection and discovering new sounds is a right of passage for most people who end up working in the recording industry. There's just something about holding an album cover in your hands and looking at the artwork while listening to those classic sounds coming off the hi-fi. It's a transformative experience for many, including Kyle Hunt.

After grazing on his parents' Black Sabbath and Hendrix records, Kyle saw a guitar at his local pawn shop and asked for one for his birthday. He adapted to this new musical world quickly, putting together a little group and making recordings on an old tape deck with microphones from the local electronics store.

"We plugged two Radio Shack mics in for left and right and moved them around the room until we could hear all the instruments," Kyle says. "We hit record and that was our first demo tape and the first time I recorded. I was hooked!"

The obsession with music and recording led the Dallas native to link up with Austin psych-rock institution, The Black Angels. Kyle played, toured and recorded as a member of the band, including cutting tracks at some of the world's most famous studios like Cacophony Recorders, Sunset Sound, Sonic Ranch, Arlyn Studios and Avast.

"I really love the first listen back to the first song recorded after spending the day setting up and getting sounds with the engineer," Kyle states. "So much work goes into the mic choices and placement to make the magic and after all the hard work it is so gratifying to listen to that first playback."

Kyle puts this same amount of thought into helping his clients find the right gear for their studios No matter whether you're looking for tube reverbs and tape echos or a Pro Tool set-up, he can help you find exactly what you need to perfect your set-up.

Q & A

What's an album you point to as an example of perfect production?
I would say Loaded by The Velvet Underground because it isn't perfect but it feels right. I tend to love the mistakes I hear in records. Capturing the spirit of the song wins every time for me over super polished "perfect" sounding music.

What's the most important advice you've received about recording?
I think probably that the holes in the song and the spaces between the notes are just as important as the notes. Less is more.

What piece of gear changed how people work in the studio the most?
This is a tough one, but I would say the computer and Pro Tools. That being said, I still prefer tape recording.

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