David Kahne

David Kahne

David began his music industry career as an artist signed to Capitol Records. He then began working as independent producer/engineer in the San Francisco Bay area, working with seminal underground bands like Romeo Void, Rank and File, and Pearl Harbor & the Explosions. In 1983, he began a long tenure at Columbia Records, serving 8 years as a Staff Producer before being named Senior Vice-President of A&R in 1991. While at the company, he produced and arranged for a wide range of artists including Tony Bennett, The Bangles, Fishbone, Presidents of the United States of America, Billy Joel, Dionne Ferris, Shawn Colvin, and Bruce Springsteen.

David left Columbia in 1995 and returned to independent production, producing albums for, among others, Sublime, Soul Coughing, and Sugar Ray.

In 1998, David was named Senior Vice-President of A&R for Reprise Records, and in 2000 he was named Executive Vice-President of A&R for Warner Bros. Records. During his tenure there, he produced Orgy, Chris Isaak, Stevie Nicks, KD Lang, and New Order, among other artists.

In 2002, David left Warners to return to independent production. He has produced many projects, including Paul McCartney, The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Sean Lennon, Reeve Carney, Butterfly, Kelly Clarkson, Matisyahu, Taking Back Sunday, and Renee Fleming.

David is also a composer of orchestral music, having written 3 full-length ballets and composing for film, including the score for the Dublin-produced "Bloom", a film adaptation of Joyce's "Ullyses" starring Stephen Rea. He also co-wrote a piece for Twyla Tharp, "Surfer at the River Styx" with Don Knaack.

David has his own studio, SeeSquared Studios, situated at Avatar Studios, where he does most of his production work.

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"I was really happy when I used the Amythest Standard the first time. It was so clear and open, with so much detail shining through. I use a pair of them on overheads, and haven't used anything else since then. I also use an Amythest for acoustic guitar recording, and a pair of them for acoustic piano. Wonderful mics...."

David Kahne
(Sublime, Bangles, Paul McCartney, Renee Fleming, Regina Spektor, Fishbone)


"The Flamingo mic, the big boy, is perfect on vocals. Full of body, and it can really take the level well. I was using it with Renee Fleming, who has an amazing amount of power, and the Flamingo just captured her voice and sent it on through. It's also great for solo violin or any orchestral instrument. And it looks cool, too : ))"

David Kahne
(Sublime, Bangles, Paul McCartney, Renee Fleming, Regina Spektor, Fishbone)

 

"I use the Globe [Standard] mostly on electric guitars, either as a close mic or a big room mic. It has a thickness to it that I love, and it can really take the level. Just put a pad in the line, and you're ready to go. Great for getting a very dense sound on an acoustic guitar also."

David Kahne
(Sublime, Bangles, Paul McCartney, Renee Fleming, Regina Spektor, Fishbone)

Born March 18th, 1980 in Caracas, Venezuela. Award nominated record producer and recording...