David Kahne

  • The Strokes
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Tony Bennett
  • Paul Mccartney
  • Sublime
  • Sugar Ray
  • The Bangles
  • Regina Spektor


Kahne has, over a long and impressive career, branched out into almost all aspects of music making -- acting as a musician, composer, engineer, mixer, producer, A&R lead, and music supervisor. In one or many of these capacities he has worked with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Lana del Rey, The Strokes, Stevie Nicks, Sublime, Sugar Ray, k.d. lang, Cher, Miley Cyrus, Curtis Mayfield, The Bangles, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, McCartney, and many more. He has also received a Grammy Award for Tony Bennett’s MTV Unplugged, which was the Album Of The Year 1994. In addition, Kahne has been and continues as an active composer and producer of music for film and television. He scored soundtracks for movies like Bloom (2003) and The Armstrong Lie (2013) and has written three ballets, the most recent being Hunchback.

Throughout his entire career, working in studios has remained Kahne’s first love. He currently has his own studio at Avatar Studios in NYC, called SeeSquared, where he recalls his gear consisting of, “a combination of digital and analogue. Everything is connected in a way that allows me to use both at once, accessing everything from a main computer, on which I run Cubase and Nuendo. It’s a high-tech hybrid system, using MADI to connect 6 computers and a lot of analogue gear.”

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