Owner, Devon Kirkpatrick, leaves NYC and Sony Music Studios to move back to his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA with plans to open his own recording studio.
Sockit Studio, LLC is formed, and location scouting and planning has begun.
May 15th 2000:
Sockit Studio moves into its 3900sq ft. building at 10379 Mammoth.
August 15th 2000:
Construction starts on Studio A.
November 18th 2000:
Sockit Studio holds its first session.
GRAMMY Nomination: Mystikal Tarantula Best Rap Album. Devon Kirkpatrick, Engineer.
January 1st 2010:
Sockit Studio opens Studio B and installs a Yamaha DM 2000 console and completes a wiring upgrade to Studio A.
January 2010:GRAMMY Nomination: The Williams Brothers The Journey Continues Best Traditional Gospel Album. Devon Kirkpatrick, Engineer.
Studio A adds Studer 827 and CLASP analog recording capabilities.
August 13th 2016
Sockit Studio floods with 3’ 2” of water throughout the building. Almost all equipment is saved before water reaches it. The server containing all client songs is carried out through the floodwater.
April 13th 2017
Sockit Studio B reopens for business, along with Studio A’s lounge and the office.
January 11th 2019
Sockit Studio A reopens.
Owner/ Head Engineer
- 1999‐Present Owner & Senior Engineer: Sockit Studio Baton Rouge, LA
- 1997‐1999 Staff Assistant Engineer & Pro Tools Engineer: Sony Music Studios, NYC
- 1996‐1997 Staff Engineer and Assistant Engineer: Unique Recording, NYC
- 1994‐1996 Stage Manager ( FOH Sound ) Cunard Cruise Lines: World Wide
- Fall ‐1994 Staff Engineer: La‐Di‐Da Records: Hove, England. UK
- 1993‐1994 Degree at Full Center For The Recording Arts: Validictorian & Studio Mantience
Course Directors Award
Notable Engineering Credits
- 2010 Grammy Nomination: The Williams Brothers “The Journey Continues” Best Traditional
Gospel Album. Devon Kirkpatrick Engineer
- 2003 Grammy Nomination: Mystikal “Trantula” Best Rap Album. Devon Kirkpatrick Engineer
- 1999 Grammy Award: Lauryn Hill “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”
- Best Album, Best R&B Album, & Best R&B Song.
- Certified 8x Platinum
- Devon Kirkpatrick Pro Tools Engineer and Assistant Engineer
Notable New York Assitant Engineer Experience
- 1999 Grammy Nomination Backstreet Boys “Millennium”
- Best Album, Best Pop Vocal Album
- Certified 13x Platinum
- Devon Kirkpatrick Assistant Enginner
Assistanting Experince with the following artist and engineers:
Jay‐Z, DMX, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland, Public Enemy, Canibus, KRS‐1, Run ( Run DMC), Big Pun, Nas, Pras, ODB ( Wutang) Kid Capri, Doug E. Fresh, Mobb Depp, Easy Mo Bee, Lost Boyz, Ja Rule, Mad Cobra, Salt N Pepa, Mad Lion, Eve, Celiene Dion, Tony Bennett, Julio Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, Marc Anthony, John Secade, Natalie Cole, Shawn Colvin, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Cohen, Fiona Apple, Sneaker Pimps, Art Of Noise, Coco Lee, Love Spit Love, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Kenny Rogers, Neil Dorfsman, Elliot Schiner, Phil Ramone, Trevor Horn, John Harris, James Farber, Joe Ferla, Bob Power, Alen Menken, John Leventhal, Jimmy Douglas, Eric Foster White, Tom Yezzi, Robin Thicke, Dan Shea, Corey Rooney, Nicole Renee, Rodney Jerkins, Swizz Beats, Miles Davis,Wynton Marsalias, Milton Jackson, Chris Potter, Omer Avitar, Cherry, Harry Connick Jr., Marilyn Manson, Sheryl Crow, John Eintwhistle, Hum, Junk, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Eryka Badu, Outsiderz, Jeni Fujiti, Eternal, Phoenix Johnson, Chico DeBarge, Case
Professional Development and Teaching
- Jan ‐2016 Mix With The Masters Seminar with Andy Wallace
- Audio Enginnering Society Member since 1993.
- National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences voting member since 1997
- 2008 ‐ Present Instructor @ The Recording Connection
- Instructor for Audio Engineering and Music Production
- Instructor for Ableton Live
Kevin T. Studio Manager
Torin H. Senior Staff Engineer
Christopher A. Senior Staff Engineer
John G. Staff Engineer
BuRRRgh Staff Engineer
Sockit Studio specializes in recording and mixing. We also offer mastering, voice over recording, podcast recording, and phone patch capabilities. For clients needing production assistance, we offer in-house production through our in-house engineers and have relationships with outside producers and session players. Using our HUE lighting system, we can seamlessly work with your photographer and videographer to capture the look you want for your session, listening party, birthday party, or special event.
Mixing & Recording Services:
Sockit Studio A is a complete analog studio and a complete digital studio, custom wired for true versatility. Combining a love for analog and an appreciation for the clarity and work flow speed of digital, Sockit Studio A features Pro Tools HDX (64 I/O) digital recording and Studer 827 Gold Edition CLASP analog recording. Mixing can be done in the digital realm with our 96 Channel Yamaha DM2000, in true analog warmth through our API 1608 II 32 input analog mixing console, or with a combination of the two.
Simple recording sessions can be accommodated with Sockit Studio A’s live room, and more complex setups can be achieved through the use of tie lines to Studio B’s live room, control room, and lounge. By using Studio A and B connected together with high quality Mogami cabling and Radial engineering interfaces, all musicians can be in the live room or control room of Studio A with all amps located in Studio B. This allows Studio A to access its main live room plus three additional isolation booths for full band recording while maintaining full line of sight. We can use this same setup with our Radial JD7 guitar splitter and distributor to simultaneously record up to six separate isolated guitar amps. Musicians can control their own individual headphone mixes with our Mytek Private Q headphone system that delivers loud, clear, customizable, all-analog, zero latency cue mixes.
Studio B is equipped with an isolation booth large enough for vocal recording and singular instrument recording. It features Pro Tools and Ableton software as well as Native Instruments Komplete bundle and Maschine. Studio B is a popular budget choice for simple tracking sessions and mixing. Some of our in-house engineers also produce and can augment your arrangements or create new ones from scratch. We are affiliated with a number of producers and session players across a variety of genres.
Notable work at Sockit Studio Includes:
2010 Grammy Nomination: The Williams Brothers “The Journey Continues” Best Traditional Gospel Album. Devon Kirkpatrick Engineer.
2003 Grammy Nomination: Mystikal “Trantula” Best Rap Album Devon Kirkpatrick Engineer
Sockit Studio has worked with and on projects for:
Ester Dean ( two month producer lock out of Studio B while filming the movie “Pitch Perfect”. Universal Music, Level, Boxx, Nick Lachey, Kirk Franklin, MTV,Sony Music, BET, Jive Records (BMG), Max Minelli, The Blind Boys of Alabama, BOX, Deborah Cox, Brian‐Michael Cox, Spinner Bait, Da Bricklayaz, Unfinished Business, C‐Murder, Palo Viejo, KRK Entertainment, Brother, Menagerie, Savage,
Mouse,Weebie & Lil Boosie (Trill Entertainment),A Soup Named Stew, Keith Jacobs, Real Family, Tre Virdure, David Banner, Amanda Henkel, Muhammad Ayers, The Ill (Ill Relatives), Shawn Anthony, Tino Tomas, Bill Wray, Threat Boyz, Kritik, Greg Talmage, Lil Cali (YZGYZ), Landon Calhoun, Hall‐A‐Fame, Dragon’s Breath Records, Dreezy, Mafia Boyz, Horseshoes & Handgrenades, Dogmatic productions (Republican National Convention 2004), Choppercity Records, Dezmond Meeks (a contestant and featured on American Idol spring 2005), Front Street Project, DJ Supa Mike, Maven, , Blessings from Above, Skull Duggery, Core 9, Every Other Day, Pin Point Square, Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge, Moby (Blade 2 Soundtrack), Rhythm Life Entertainment, Grant Guillot, National Public Radio, Chill, Daniel Lee, Latino USA, Slip (aka Black Opium), Grind Time Records, 68 Rouge (February 2001 Farm Club Winners), Face, Kenny Acosta, KE’NOE, Brandy Farris, Broken Chains, Kirk Hyde, Kane & Abel, Stickchap, Page 68, Silko, BG (Cash Money Records), Bubba Sparks (Beat Club Records), Sola, Club Decease, Gator Boys, Mike Pinter, Mindbent, McCloud, Beer Pressure, FingerCuff, Last Chance Dave, Knever, Brewster, Aftermass, Caustic 6, Levee Breakers, Soulscript.
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