About Adam Kagan

Adam Kagan is a recording engineer, mixer and producer with over 15 years experience in the Los Angeles music scene. At least 9 albums have been nominated and/or won Grammy Awards, and several albums have been gold and platinum. Along with these album credits, Adam has been involved in several feature film and television shows as music editor, music supervisor and mixer. Adam founded 2 Degrees Productions to facilitate artist development and to provide production and post production services to music, film, television and multimedia companies. 2 Degrees maintains a private facility in Burbank, California. He is currently the chief engineer at Nightbird Studios in West Hollywood.

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Posts by Adam

Audio-Technica AT5040 Review

Adam Kagan puts the new flagship Audio-Technica condenser through its paces on sax, vocals, drum room, and many guitars. If you’re looking for a neutral, high sensitivity microphone, this should be on your short list.

Posted:Thursday, June 6th, 2013
(13 Awesome Comments)

Analog Tape vs Digital Recording: Which sounds better?

Los Angeles based engineer and producer Adam Kagan compares tape to digital! Does analog really sound better?

Posted:Saturday, January 26th, 2013
(86 Awesome Comments)

AEA RPQ500 High Performance Preamp

Adam Kagan reviews the AEA RPQ500 preamp with Curveshaper EQ.

Posted:Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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The Grand Preamp

Compare six high-end preamps — Neve, Great River, Manley, API, and Avalon — on identical piano performances… another great pro-gear-shootout from Adam Kagan.

Posted:Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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Mic Check: One… Two… Three…

Adam Kagan describes a 16-way vocal mic shootout, leveraging the goldmine of vocal mics at Oceanway Studios. U47, U67, U87, ElaM 251, and many more. The good news, the superpremium vintage tube mics don’t always win every gig.

Posted:Sunday, July 15th, 2012
(18 Awesome Comments)