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“Watching an artist grow as a musician and/or songwriter, capturing his or her body of work, documenting a piece of history. If I can influence that and the world can hear that artist through my ears, then I’ll feel like I’ve done something truly great in music. That’s what I strive for.”

– Jim Kaufman, Producer
“Watching an artist grow as a musician and/or songwriter, capturing his or her body of work, documenting a piece of history. If I can influence that and the world can hear that artist through my ears, then I’ll feel like I’ve done something truly great in music. That’s what I strive for.”
– Jim Kaufman, Producer

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About Jim Kaufman

Innovative in his audio journalistic approach to production; Jim Kaufman’s mastery lies in the detail-oriented creation of sonic storylines that captivate listeners one song at a time. A renowned producer, composer, engineer, mixer, and entrepreneur; Jim Kaufman maintains studios in both Los Angeles, California and Sedona, Arizona, and also co-owns The Song Factory in Nashville Tennessee. The Song Factory holds multiple #1 country songs and proudly publishes Jon Pardi (Dirt On My Boots, Head Over Boots), Dustin Lynch (Cowboys and Angels), and Ashley McBride (Dive Bar In Dahlonega, Girl Goin’ Nowhere) among others!

With a multi-instrumentalist background colored by experiences in almost every imaginable aspect of the music industry; Jim Kaufman catapulted from playing piano at the age of 5 to composing film scores, developing artists and producing hit songs. Kaufman’s songwriting and production credits run the gamut of musical genres. Current Kaufman productions include Atlas Genius’ third LP and Danny Worsnop’s (Asking Alexandria, We Are Harlot) second solo LP. Extracting and enhancing the careers of the best and brightest out of a plethora of underwhelming acts takes not only time but skilled precision in artist selection and development. “As a producer, my job is to not produce just a hit record, it’s to create longevity for an artist, ” Kaufman says of his proven approach to cultivating artists and maximizing their recording potential. “By shining my light on that potent nucleus I am able to better understand who they are at their core and show them their audience in it’s purest form”.

Alongside his steadfast team including manager Andrew Brightman and lawyer Eric German, producer Jim Kaufman manifests all talents to provide dedicated services in the true interest of doing what’s right for the artist.

I've been behind the scenes with some of the finest to ever sit in the producer's chair, from Rick Rubin to David Khane. I'm absolutely convinced that Jim Kaufman is next in line to receive the torch. He is cut from the same cloth of rare excellence.Shiva Baum, Artist Manager/A&R

Jim's intensity in the studio translates to artistic perfection. He's able to control the atmosphere and is constantly challenging and improving our musical abilities.
Josh Kennedy, The Black Moods

Services

PRODUCING • DEVELOPMENT • COMPOSING• MIXING • AUX PERCUSSION

STUDIO

OUTBOARD GEAR
Studio-1

Neve 1970 Melbourne Console w/ 33115 pre-amps
Neve 1089 Mic Preamp with DI (x2)
Neve 2264A LB Compressor (x4)
Avalon DI (x2)
API 512c (x6)
API 550a (x2)
API 560 (x2)
Barefoot Micromain 27′s Gen 2
Burl Mothership w/ 24 In/32 Outs
Burl B-32 Vancouver Summing Mixer
Chandler Ltd. Germanium Mic Pre/DI (x2)
Chandler Ltd. Germanium Comp
DBX 160
Demeter VTMP Mic Pre (x2)
Empirical Labs Distressor (x3)

Gates M3529B Limiter
GML 8200 Stereo EQ
Mac Pro Gen 6 w/ Pro Tools 12 HD
Moog Low Pass Filter
Moog MIDI Murf
Moog Ring Modulator
Novation Bass Station
Trident S 20
Retro Doublewide Compressor (x2)
Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
Shadow Hills Dual Vandergraph
SSL G Comp
Yamaha NS-10 Studios w/ Bryston Power Amp
Vintech 1073 Pre’s (x2)

MICROPHONES
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Neumann U 47
Neumann U 87 – Matched pair
Neumann FET 47
Neumann USM 69
Audix ADX 51
Audix UEM 81
AKG D25
Blue Kiwi
Electrovoice RE 20
JKP Subkick
Josephson E22s (x4)
Neumann TLM 103
Rhode NT5 (x2)
Royer R121 (x2 – matched pair)
Samson R2

Sennheiser E 604
Sennheiser MD 421 (x2)
Sennheiser MD 441-U
Sennheiser MD 504
Shure Beta 52
Shure Beta 57 A (x2)
Shure KSM 32
Shure PG 48
Shure SM7B
Shure SM57 (x2)
Shure SM58 (x2)
Telefunken ELAM 251
Telefunken C12 (x2 – matched pair)

INSTRUMENTS & PEDALS
instruments-and-pedals

Martin 1953
Foppstar JL-18 Amphead
Ampeg SVT Classic
Bogner 20th Anniversary Amphead
Kemper Profiling Amp
VHT Pitbull Superlead Amphead
Digital Delay DD-5
Ernie Ball Sting Ray 5
ESP Ltd. EC-1000ET
Fender Telecaster
Fender Stratocaster (x3)
Fender Blues Junior 3
Fender Rhodes Electric Piano
Fender Ukulele
Flanger BF-3
Gibson Les Paul Custom (1954)
Gibson ES 335 Guitar
Gibson 79 Stereo Amplifier
Gretsch “The White Falcon” 4-string Bass
Jose Ramirez Classical Guitar

PRS Custom 24
Access Virus C
Access Virus TI
Access Virus Polar TI
Korg Kaoss Pad
Korg MicroKorg Minimoog
Marshall 1960A 4×12 cabinet
Moog Voyager
Etherwave Theremin
Nord Lead 2
Nord Wave
Roland TR 909
Super Fuzz
Super Shifter PS-5
Yamaha P-200
Silvertone Guitar
Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Dozens of stompboxes/effects from various manufacturers

Featured Records

63 Days

Doin’ Just Fine

Love Gloom

Medicine

The Long Road Home

Are You Real?

Featured Artists

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Management
Andrew Brightman
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Legal
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Eric German

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