Sockit Studio's History

Studio A Pre
Current Studio A Control Room

Founded in 1999, Sockit Studio has risen as the sum of education and experience of its owner and head engineer Devon Kirkpatrick.

Devon was educated at the U.S.'s premier recording school, Full Sail Center For The Recording Arts in Orlando, Florida, graduating in 1994 as class Valedictorian with perfect attendance and the Studio Maintenance Course Directors Award.

After graduation, Devon went to New York City where he was an Engineer and Assistant Engineer for Unique Recording (closed in 2004). Outgrowing that studio in a few months, he moved on to one of the best studios in the country and one of a few like it in the world, Sony Music Studios NYC (closed in 2007). Sony had a stage large enough to hold a 90+ piece orchestra and the capabilities to broadcast and produce shows such as A&E Live By Request, Hard Rock Live, and Sessions at West 54th. Sony/BMG houses the largest tape vault and archiving department of the big four labels, offering mastering in house as well as post production, video, and five multi-million dollar recording studios. Devon specializing in recording, was exposed to all of these disciplines and has worked as an assistant engineer or Pro Tools engineer on numerous GRAMMY winning albums. Most notable was his Pro Tools Engineering work for Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill which won four GRAMMYs (including album of the year) in 1999. Devon's project involvement encompasses 5 GRAMMY wins, 12 GRAMMY nominations and multi-platinum album projects totaling more than 50 million units sold in the United States.

Sockit Studio was built as a place to call home. We are a commercial studio located in our own 3,900sq ft. building. Our equipment, work flow and design are based on formal training and real life experience. We have created an atmosphere where you can relax and be creative knowing that all of your technical needs will be met with experience and professionalism. At Sockit we believe that "Everything Is Possible." We know you have a vision, and our desire to help you achieve it shows through in our service and commitment to providing the best recording experience possible.

Devon Kirkpatrick 1999
Devon Kirkpatrick in the Unique Office 1996