My name is Chris Kenny, I am a musician and music producer from Scotland. I am also the keyboardist for Ignite Music. For over 10 years I have performed, mixed and produced music for various bands and artists, in a variety of genres from classical to pop. I specialise mostly in the Contemporary Christian Music scene (CCM).
As my involvement with music grew, the idea of using a computer and software on stage became more of an interest. This newfound passion lead to many long nights learning how to use software, such as Ableton and Reason. Through this research and learning from others more experienced, I eventually built a stable rig which gave me the best possible sounds. This enabled me to merge electronic sounds with a live band on stage.
Over time with Ignite Music, we began using Ableton to launch tracks and loops in live performance. With my experience of sound engineering and sound design, I then learnt how to create and write my own tracks. These tracks could be used live on stage or in the studio, in order to compliment the band and create a bigger and fuller sound.
Over the years I have worked with many artists around the UK, performed live and produced studio projects, as well as working on creating music for film projects. It is this experience that I want to make available to you.
You may be starting out, or have been in the music industry for years, either way, recording and producing a record can be challenging. I offer my skill in mixing, mastering and software production for your project. Get in touch to request a quote, to ask questions, or just to talk keyboards. Check out my site to find out how I can help you.
MY KEYBOARD RIG
As a keyboardist, I use Ableton Live and Propellerhead Reason dominantly in my set up, both live and in the studio. Reason acts as my sound bank and Ableton as my mixer where I can route everything and manage things easily. I also use logic Pro for mixing projects with a variety of Waves plug ins.
For hardware, I use my 2015 MacBook Pro 15", Livid DS1 controller and MOTU ultralite mklll audio interface, along with a variety of cables and DI boxes.
As for keyboards, for live performance I typically prefer Yamaha, Rolands or Nords, however I am willing to use whatever is made available to me. The advantage I have in using software, is my sounds are stored on my MacBook, not the keyboard. Thus, I can connect up to almost anything and have the same, high quality sounds without carrying lots of equipment.
I am the Keyboardist for Ignite Music, a Christian worship band based in Glasgow, Scotland. Ignite came out of a youth event of the same name and has grown over the years. We regularly lead worship together at an event called Powerpoint in Glasgow, and also at other conferences and events in Scotland. We have recorded and released three original singles which are available to buy or download on most platforms.
With Ignite Music came a huge learning curve for me. This included producing tracks to play with live and in the studio, as well as designing sounds to use live and in my productions. Over the years I have learnt a lot and still continue to learn with every project I work on. I want to make the same process I do with Ignite available to you - access to high quality tracks, designed specifically for you, so that you can then use them live on stage or in the studio.
Here is a few tracks I produced on. You can hear the full track and also what I added on its own.