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BIO

Phelan Kane is a London based Music Producer, Recording and Mix Engineer, Musician, Artist, Mastering Engineer and Music Programmer. For almost twenty years he has been active in the music industry making tea, producing, programming, engineering, editing, mixing, performing & teaching.

Credits

His credits and clients include sources as diverse as Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Ableton, Mute, Placebo, Amanda Ghost, Snow Patrol, Babyshambles, Elastica, Phil Vinall, Fun-da-mental, Hut, Dido, V2, Witness, X-FM, The Drum,
The Duke Spirit, One Little Indian, Sasha Skarbeck, Toyota, Aziz Ibrahim, Arista, Yamaha, Ed O’Brien, Alabama 3, Polydor, Lukas Burton, The British Film Institute, Segs Jennings, Island, PIAS, Steve Dub, dEUS, Channel 4, Titan, Phil Selway, Fangoria, Zoe, Das Pop, Beggars Banquet, Cyberdance, Boy George, Lalalover, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros.

Kane's production style incorporates the best in cutting edge analogue and digital production methodologies and always puts the song and the perfromance first. Technology is merely a tool to create the vision of artists. Recently Kane has been mastering material for labels such as Meta Junction, CyberDance, Vivod and Giallo Disco.

 

Meta Junction Recordings

He is currently running electronic label Meta Junction Recordings (www.metajunctionrecordings.com). Meta Junction is a community of London-based electronic musicians and progressive experimentalists working with classic hardware and innovative software. The community’s output mixes a wide range of styles uninhibited by arbitrary labeling, marrying digital communication and new technology with analogue music production methods. Meta nurtures innovation and the characters of Meta Junction are a broad pallet - an inclusive mix of music makers and talents to enhance the electronic spectrum.

The Meta sound was born from an obsession with vintage analogue Moog, ARP & Oberheim synthesizers, modular systems, classic effects units, dub production techniques and a big arse Calrec mixing desk that takes the output way out of the box – with a nod to the classic sounds of the electronic trail blazers and confirmation that the computer is only one part of the production mix.

Kane's output on Meta Junction is a seamless mix of analogue and digital thump, a collage of modular synth,outboard effects, plug-ins, mixing desk and computer - a mix of FX and sounds cut on the fly. This is the audio soundtrack to a psychedelic biomechanical future.

 

Scholarly Activities

For over fourteen years he has been involved with delivering and designing contemporary popular music education at HE level. For two years he was the Head of Higher Education at London based Tech Music School (now BIMM London) and was instrumental in project managing the design, structure and eventual delivery of seven undergraduate Bachelor Honours degrees and two post graduate degrees in subjects such as Music Production, Songwriting, Music Business and Popular Music Performance. He is currently a Senior Music Production Tutor at TMS and the School of Sound Recording London, specialising in DAW, synthesis, sampling, audio processing, sonic manipulation, electronic music production, research methodologies and contextual studies. Radiohead members Ed O'Brien and bandmate Phil Selway had music technology lessons with Phelan at Tech Music School in London in 2001.

In 2006 he completed a Masters degree in Audio Technology from the London College of Music. He became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in 2008 and Kane has recently embarked on the path of Digital Audio DSP with study for a second Masters in Digital Music Processing. He is an active member of the UK’s Music Producers Guild, holds a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching, is an Affiliate of the Institute for Learning, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Audio Engineering Society. He owns a very (un)healthy collection of samples, plugs and DAW toys and possess an obsession with synthesis and owns many vintage analogue synthesizers such as modular systems, Moog’s, ARP’s and Oberheim’s.

 

Meta Function

In 2014 Kane formed Meta Function. Meta Function makes innovative Max For Live devices alongside high quality Packs for Ableton Live that feature inspired sound design, tweaked to perfection to expand your sonic arsenal. Future plans include the development of audio plug-ins via the AU & VST formats. The first product to be released by Meta Function is scheduled for late 2014.