Meta Function
Meta Junction Recordings
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BIO

Phelan Kane is a London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. For over twenty years he has been active in both the music industry and the contemporary music education sector, with a focus on electronic music and alternative bands. His specialism is sound design and production techniques such as synthesis and sampling, alongside audio processing and plug-in development.

Credits

His credits and clients include sources as diverse as Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Placebo, Depeche Mode, Moby, Amanda Ghost, Snow Patrol, Dido, Babyshambles, Elastica, Ableton, Mute, Phil Vinall, Fun-da-mental, Hut, 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. I have worked at many high end (and sadly missed!) studios such as The Townhouse, Olympic, Mayfair, Livingston, Parr Street, Rockfield, Monnow Valley, The Chapel, The Stone Room, Miloco Hoxton Square and Stanley House / Sofa Studios.

 

Meta Function

Meta Function makes innovative Max For Live devices alongside high quality devices, packs, racks and plugins that feature inspired sound design, tweaked to perfection to expand your sonic arsenal.

Working in partnership with Sonicstate, we are proud to announce the release of two Max For Live synths: the Mono Junction, a free synth that features a novel NegSawPW waveshape, and the Wave Junction – a powerhouse of ten user selectable wave-shapes via two independent oscillators, two noise sources, three state variable filters and a comprehensive twelve slot modulation matrix

Realised by seasoned producer Phelan Kane, 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.

 

Meta Junction Recordings

He is currently running electronic label Meta Junction Recordings. 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 seventeen 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 lecturer at BIMM London, SSR London, the Dept. of Music & Media at the University of Surrey, Tileyard Education and The London College of Music at The University of West London. He delivers HE content specialising in DAW, synthesis, sampling, audio processing, sonic manipulation and electronic music production. 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 MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London and became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the world in 2008. In 2016 he completed study for a MSc in Sound & Music Computing at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London.  He is a 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 is currently Chairman of the London Committee for the British Section 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.