About Me

Kevin Pandele, metalhead & metal producer.

In a nutshell...

I've been working in music for over 10 years, as a composer and as a producer. I've worked with countless bands on countless releases. I am passionate about what I do and can help you bring your music to the next level. If you have doubts, ask around about me.

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  • How I work

    The way I work is not formulaic. I like to tailor each production to each band I work with… However, there is a certain general sound that I try to go for, or that my ears find pleasant let's say. I do tend to like clean productions with a very massive weight to them, not in terms of loudness necessarilly, but I do like a tightly packed low-end!
  • My Influences

    Bands: Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia, Tool, Meshuggah, Freak Kitchen, Strapping Young Lad, Gojira, The Interbeing, Textures, A Perfect Circle, etc… (There's really too many to list)
    Producers: David Castillo, Jens Bogren, Jacob Hansen, Devin Townsend, Peter Tägtgren, Andy Sneap, Tue Madsen, Randy Staub, Andy Wallace, etc… (Again, too many to list)
  • Endorsements

    I have the pleasure to be endorsed by Mayones & Warwick.

The Studio

the damage room is my personal studio
you can use it at no extra cost, or if you want, you can have me come to your studio

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Hear samples from what gets done at the damage room!


This is, after all, the best way to decide if you want to work with me.

Equipment

  • DW  Collectors Series Maple Drumkit w/ 22" Kick, 14"x6" Snare, 10"/12"/16" toms
  • Zildjian 14" Z3 Hi Hat, 18" A custom Projection Crash, 20" Oriental Trash China & 21" Z3 Mega Bell Ride Cymbal
  • Sabian 10" XS Splash
  • Mayones Custom Regius Baritone Guitar
  • Mesa Boogie 4x12 Rectifier Cabinet
  • Engl Savage 120 Head
  • Peavey 6505 & JSX Head
  • ISP Technologies Decimator ProRack G
  • Ibanez sr1205e Bass
  • Taylor Acoustic Guitar 214ce
  • M-Audio Keystation 88es
  • Maxon Overdrive OD-808
  • Radial JDI & JCR boxes
  • ApulSoft apEQ & apTrigga
  • AudiofileTriumph
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • East West Orchestra Platinum, Pianos & StormDrum 2
  • Flux BitterSweet II, Epure v3, Solera v3, Pure Limiter v3 & Stereo Tools
  • IK Multimedia T-Racks 3 & CSR Reverb
  • Knufinke SIR 2 Convolution Reverb
  • Line6 PodFarm
  • Ohmforce Ohmboyz Delay
  • Slate Digital FG-X, VCC, VBC, VTM & Trigger2
  • Steinberg Cubase 7.5
  • Synchro Arts VocAlign
  • Toontrack Superior Drummer
  • Two Notes Torpedo PI-101
  • Universal Audio 1176 Classic Limiter, 4K Channel Strip, 4K Buss Compressor, API® 500 Series EQ Collection, BOSS® CE-1 Chorus Ensemble Plug-In, Cambridge EQ, dbx® 160 Compressor, DreamVerb, EMT® 140, ENGL® E646 VS Limited Edition, ENGL® E765 Retro Tube, Fairchild® 670 Compressor, FATSO™ Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor Plug-In, Helios™ Type 69 EQ, LA-2A Leveler, LA-3A Leveler, Little Labs® IBP Phase Alignment Tool, Little Labs® Voice Of God Bass Resonance, Manley® Massive Passive EQ, MXR® Flanger/Doubler, Neve® 1073 EQ, Neve® 1081 EQ, Neve® 33609 Compressor, Neve® 88RS Channel Strip, Ocean Way Studios Reverb, Precision Buss Compressor, Precision De-Esser, Precision Enhancer Hz, Precision Equalizer, Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery, Precision Limiter, Precision Maximizer, Precision Multiband, Pultec Passive Collection, Pultec Pro & Legacy EQ, Roland® Dimension D Plug-In, Roland® RE-201 Space Echo Tape Delay, SPL® Transient Designer, Teletronix® LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection, Teletronix® LA-3A Classic Audio Leveler.
  • Waves L3-MultiMaximizer & SSL 4000 Bundle

Policies

Payment

Depending on the project, payments are usually split in several installments. A deposit is required to book dates (in most cases, $100-$200 will suffice).

Cancellations

Once we agree on a schedule, please try and adhere to it. Unless it's an accident or an emergency, please try to give me 24 hour notice of any change/cancellation.

Housing

Housing is possible. Please get in touch with me to discuss the details.

Alcohol/Cigarettes

Uh… duh!?? But while I agree that you should do whatever is needed to keep the sessions as stress-free as possible, you can only smoke outside of the studio and try not to drink yourself into a belligerent state!

Food/Drinks

You will need some, but you'll have to keep it away from the gear, obviously… There is also plenty of fast-food places & delivery services around.

Last Words

Being in the studio is grueling, mind-numbing, and repetitive… It is also hard work! So please, leave your ego, annoying friends and/or attention seeking girlfriend outside…

Services

Pre-Production

You should always use a few days for pre-production, if you record an LP, it'll help avoid mistakes during the recording process.

Recording

If you want me to, I can bring new ideas to the table, help you harmonize certain parts or create a new arrangement of a part or song.

Mixing

This is my favorite part of the process; download this recording guide if you intend to have me mix the material you recorded yourselves.

Reamping

Record your guitars at home and have me reamp them here at the damage room. Get in touch with me for details.

Mastering

I can take care of mastering whether you want something loud and modern or something musical and dynamic.

Stem Mastering

This method allows me to have more control over the mastering… I, therefore, highly recommend it!

Rates

HOURLY RATE

$ 30
  • Perfect for touch ups, overdubs, etc...

  • anytime between 8am & 8pm

DAILY RATE #1


1-6 days
$ 200/day
  • Save over 50% on
    the hourly rate!

  • 8am-8pm (12 hour block)
    You can't split a day.

DAILY RATE #2


7-14 days
$ 175/day
  • Book between 7 and 14 days
    they don't have to be consecutive

  • 8am-8pm (12 hour block)

  • Pay in several installments

LP RATE


15+ days
$ 165/day
  • Book 15+ days for your LP
    they don't have to be consecutive

  • Take the time to get everything
    the way you want

  • 8am-8pm (12 hour block)

  • Pay in several installments

References

Here are some of the recent CDs I've had the pleasure to work on
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And many, many more…

Get in touch!

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