“Kuk Harrell was producing from LA, and we were cutting it here in Nashville” – Jeff Braun | #TilYouMakeIt



In this episode of #TilYouMakeIt, Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling mixing engineer Jeff Braun (Jason Aldean, Elle King, Nelly) reflects on having to improvise a makeshift vocal booth to cut Kane Brown’s vocals in Nashville with one of the world’s most sought-after vocal producers, Kuk Harrell, running the session from Los Angeles.  


Five-time Grammy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Kuk Harrell is responsible for defining the role of the modern vocal producer and has worked with artists like Rihanna, Beyonce, Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige and Lorde. 


#TilYouMakeIt is a collection of stories capturing wisdom from the game’s most esteemed producers, mixers and engineers. 


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I cut a bunch of vocals on Kane Brown songs. I got to work with Kuk Harrell and he produced like all those Rihanna vocal stuff. So he was producing from LA and we were cutting it here in Nashville.


We did Kane Brown and H.E.R Blessed & Free. We did Kane Brown and Swae Lee and Khalid. Kuk was in LA and I was at Kane’s house, so I set up like a makeshift vocal booth with blankets in their living room and we Audiomovered back and forth so that he could hear the session and then he would remote desktop into the system that I had set up at Kane’s house.


And the process was like, it was pretty seamless. He was producing the vocal. And we were just capturing it in the room


LISTENTO, it’s crazy. The technology’s amazing.


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