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Bad Racket: Cleveland Recording Studio 2220 Superior Ave. E. Suite 204 Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 CALL: (216) 309-2882

James Kananen

Owner / Audio Engineer

I am an audio engineer from Cleveland, Ohio. More than just the person that hits the space bar or pushes the faders and makes headphone changes, but a helpful resource to achieving your goals. I am an audio engineer who’s primary objective is to record a wide variety of content. Through the use of creative recording techniques, I craft a stunning reproduction faithful to the artist’s intent. “It’s important to not only listen to the music but also to listen to the people who are making it.” I have always had a background in music. When I was young, I played piano and various brass instruments. I began recording and producing demos and recordings for friends and family, and after attending college, attended the conservatory of Recording Arts, then moved to Cleveland where I began actively beginning my professional career as an audio engineer. In 2007, recording bands out of my bedroom and my apartment. In 2009, we formed an LLC for our studio and began looking for a space. Thomas and Adam had similar goals and it seemed like a no-brainer to work together to be a success. Thomas was primarily business oriented while Adam and I focused more on engineering. I continued to work part-time as a live sound engineer at the Grog Shop until 2014 when I decided to concentrate on studio engineering full time. I plan to continue to record and document the artistic world as I see it for the rest of my time here on this planet. As a craftsman of many arts, I possess just the right combination of skills to make your project a success.

Email: james@badracket.com
Tel: 216.905 5714

James Kananen Audio Engineer Cleveland Ohio