EP20 | Machine Tight w Michael Keene

EP20 | Machine Tight w Michael Keene

Michael Keene is a multi instrumentalist, producer, and visionary behind tech metal legends The Faceless. Keene also owns a studio called KeeneMachine Studios, located in North Hollywood, California, where he has produced albums for bands such as The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, and Veil Of Maya.

We discuss how he has developed careers both as a prolific well known musician, as well as a producer, and how he approaches getting his recorded guitars to be so damn tight. As a result of having worked with some of the best of the best musicians in progressive metal, he’s got some very specialized insight into how to approach in-studio collaborations.

“You’re gonna be a better producer if you are a musician” – Michael Keene


– What it takes to record super tight guitars
– Why he loves Waves GTR
– A comparison of real amps vs amp simulators
– Guitar EQ
– Capturing great sounding DIs
– Reamping


Michael Keene’s Studio 
Eminence Speakers 
Waves Plugins 

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