Music Studio Desk

Keith Kelley

AudioWorks/TechWorks – Basic Audio Technology, Intermediate Audio Production, Advanced Audio Production / basic electronics, A/V Basics, Cable Construction and Management

Keith attended Sheffield twice- first in 2004 with the AudioWorks program, and again between 2005 and 2006 with the TechWorks program. He has been a professional live sound engineer since 1999, with early recording experience stemming back to 1989 involving personal music projects on four-track recorders. Prior to attending Sheffield in 2004-2006, Keith had taught himself how to read electronic schematics and grasped enough electronics theory to get a job performing what he referred to as “puppy mill VCR repairs.”

He has been restoring tube guitar amps and building guitar pedals for the last 15 years as a hobby. Keith has mixed front of house and monitors for countless national artists, from Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead), Stanley Jordan, Joe Russo, Léon, fun., WALE, Brisco, Fountains of Wayne, Vivian Greene, Eli Young Band, Jimmie Allen, Remember Jones, Rozes, Phoebe Ryan, and has provided systems support for major artists such as Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Jake Owen, Phantogram, Lupe Fiasco, Smallpools, and many more. He is no stranger to the corporate A/V industry, having mixed events for Princeton University, the W.H.O., Pfizer, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, TD Bank, and literally hundreds of other high profile clients. He is still a very active live sound engineer in addition to running commercial sessions here at Sheffield.

Keith was chief engineer at Studio 420 in Berlin, NJ for six years until its closure, primarily mixing a wide range of vocal artists and genres. Many of these artists generated considerable rotation on Philadelphia’s Power 99 FM. Keith studied audio electronics with a NY/NJ based technician, learning the deeper secrets of vintage studio equipment in tandem with their proper care and feeding. He has worked at major studios either running sessions or assisting in repair services, from The Studio in Philadelphia, to Daptone in Brooklyn or Laughing Dog in Staten Island. Keith also holds a Masters of Arts in English and Media Studies from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.