Adam Keil - Staff Engineer/Producer
Adam Keil is a rising young engineer who strives to shape each recording to fit the artist’s authentic sonic space. Adam’s love of music began in performance and deepened as he discovered the art of recording. He studied guitar as a teenager, playing in rock and jazz bands throughout high school. When he began recording his own music in his father’s rehearsal space in rural Vermont, he decided that he would become a recording engineer.
Adam graduated from UMass Lowell in 2014 with a BA in Music with a concentration in Sound Recording Technology. For his first two years, Adam steeped in guitar performance, theory, and technique, then spent two years in studio process, recording tracks for student bands in UML’s state of the art facilities, working as director at the student run radio station, WUML, and playing basement gigs with his band Root Juice.
In the studio, Adam draws on both of his strengths; as a musician, he understands song form, harmony, and tuning. As an engineer, he also understands the need for a true sonic context for each artist. Currently playing lots of folk and Old Time music, he understands the frustrations of recording where the vibrant, open sound of a live folk band can fall flat in the studio. In Adam’s recordings, there have been thundering basements, rollicking bars, weathered porches, and firesides. Whatever your space, Adam wants to put you there.