Karen Kane

Recording technology

Karen T. Kane



Karen Kane has been in the music industry for more than 35 years. She attended Berklee College of Music, Boston and graduated from the Recording Institute of America, where she obtained 2 diplomas in audio engineering. Early in her career, she managed a number of recording studios including the well-known 6 West Recording, a major jingle facility in New York City. Today, she has produced and/or engineered over 200 full-length album projects, countless demos and has engineered numerous live sound shows.

Karen engineered 3 albums nominated for Juno Awards (Canadian Grammy) in ’97, ’02 and ’03 by Harry Manx, Big Daddy G and Jack Grunsky. Two of the nominations were in the “Best Blues Album of the Year” category.  Kane’s recording work has been nominated for Boston Music Awards and singles have appeared on U.S. music charts. Her on-location mobile recording projects include the BareNaked Ladies (for a live TV special) and Janis Ian.  In 1986, Karen engineered Tracy Chapman's first-ever demo recording.

Karen is the author of numerous articles on recording methods and techniques published in Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Sing Out and Hot Wire. In 1996, Kane was hired to develop and teach new audio engineering courses for Centennial College and The Learning Annex, Toronto. In 1998, she joined the faculty at Harris Institute for the Arts, Toronto.

In 2002, Karen re-located to Wilmington, North Carolina and continued her work as a Producer/Engineer and Audio Educator. In 2003, she launched a 4-level audio engineering program, which over 80 students have enrolled in.  In 2012, Kane joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as the instructor for the Recording Technology program. She continues to produce and engineer music projects both locally and internationally.

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