XOKK.NET*Kevin Kearney

Audio is Mightier than the Sword

what I do

184062420707Anything related to Audio Post-Processing, Mastering, Web design and Internet Media. I treat ALL projects as if they were my own, and...If I can't do the job? i'll find a man who can, and I know a lot of creative people. I believe in sharing the wealth, be that material, spiritual or otherwise.
Audio Mixing/Mastering

in the late 60's my father owned a A/V studio, where I was dumped on countless occasions. I was shown how to make a lot of noise with various machines. I never really grew up. My first job as engineer was at the BBMC studios in London working with legendary Reggae producer Sid Bucknor (Bob Marley, Aswad & countless others)

Media/Web Design

I started website design for a band I was once in. I taught myself how to use Photoshop, Dreamweaver and code in PHP, HTML, CSS and various other internet related languages. I have built all kinds of websites, for all kinds of people. I get a lot of satisfaction from creating simple, unique sites that stand out....like mine for example...lol

Examples: HTML - WP - HTML5 - PORTFOLIO

Musician/Composer

I have been involved with music since I was a kid. I don't even know how many bands I have played in, mixed, engineered or produced but the number is high. I have a keen ear, I listen crucially to all music as if it were my own. I have no musical preferences but if I can't tap my foot or cry to it? It's often not worth listening to.

I love.....

I'm pretty good at....

Obviously a self assessment.......
90%

Audio Production

76%

Website Design

85%

Musician/Composer

who I am

“I am always doing that which I can not do in order that I may learn how to do it.” ― Pablo Picasso

In a nutshell

Born in Liverpool UK. I was lucky enough to grow up with the Beatles on 24/7 in our house. As the 60's became the 70's, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the likes totally changed my perception on life (on mars). As Punk dawned, it became clear that anyone with a little bit of get up and go, could get up on stage and make music! All I needed to do was learn how to play an instrument....a minor detail. My dad bought me a guitar after persistent whinging that my life would not be worth living if I don't get one. He had no choice. My guitar enabled me to communicate on levels that broke the language barrier, which was pretty handy because I grew up in Holland and Dutch is by no means a simple language to master. Playing music and playing it well became integral in my life.

Moog's, Splicers and Tape

In the early 80's I again pestered my dad for a computer. This time it was serious because I had seen Brian Eno using an array of them at a concert in Amsterdam and he blew me away! He actually though it was a good idea....and my life in computers and music started in 1983 with a Yamaha CX5M, the very first commercial music computer. I stepped it up a gear and acquired my own array of Analog synths including a Korg MS10/20, a sequencer, MiniMoog, ARP Oddesy and a WASP. With all this and a Coffee Shop next door....the new world Analog Synths revealed itself. I am so lucky to have experienced the original entrance of digital sequencing, sampling and analog synths.

Synths, Samps & Seqs
65%
Guitars, Bass & Keys
80%
Tape2Tape/Multitrack Recording
75%

milestones

Time.....and you ask yourself 'Where does it all go'?
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The amount of times I have thought to myself 'Is it me?'

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Hours spent sleeping on the floor in the airport, train & bus stations of life

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Times I have said "Shit, I wish I hadn't done that"

WHAT YOU DOING RIGHT NOW?

Aside from saving the ears of the world, i'm doing all kinds of stuff, mostly post production and 'Voice Over' editing for documentaries. Below are a couple of present and ongoing music projects.......

GHOST FUTURE - PARIS, FRANCE

JAN 2016: I have just finished the post production with French Electro duo 'Ghost Future' from Paris. So far feedback in Europe has been amazing and the future looks anything but Ghost!



WALKING SHOE - CHICAGO USA

For the past three  years I have been working closely with Chicago R&B Producer 'WalkingShoe' His unique approach to R&B/Rap has caused quite a stir over the past 12 months. This is called 'Nora' Ft. yU.


Mississippi Jones - Seattle, Washington

Together Mississippi and [email protected]$ work to create songs and experiences that celebrate revolution, love, independence, change, and connection, a pair of relentlessly driven genre pushing musicians. A pleasure to work with!


XOKK, pronounced "SHOCK"


Härmälän Mimosa

I was asked to re-master the soundtrack 'Prometeus Noussee' for this amazing group from Finland called Härmälän Mimosa. The video is beautiful as is their music. Working with music that you admire is not work, it's a pleasure. Please support young artists, especially the ones I work with. Visit their website HERE

contact

Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.

Lets talk, after a while we'll be giving each other nicknames. Click my box up!

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Kevin Kearney
London, UK