Growing up, Artist, Producer, and Engineer Austin Sexton was surrounded and inspired by his father’s 60’s doo-wop band. While his dad taught him everything from soul to punk to R&B, in 2012, Sexton decided to use that knowledge to create his own unique sound. Now an independent platinum producer for projects like KYLE’s album Light of Mine and single To The Moon, Sexton just released his third personal EP, Spike, on Thursday, November 11. With his father as his muse, Sexton created an album he feels is reminiscent of the groovy soul and funk music he grew up around, combined with a modern Hip-Hop twist for today’s listeners. To attain that deep bass and clear sound he wanted for both Spike and other projects, Sexton has been relying on his KRK ROKIT 10-3 G4 monitors at home while also using the KRK V-Series 8 monitors while working at Playback Studios in Van Nuys, California.
Pictured: Austin Sexton with the KRK V-Series 8 studio monitors at Playback Studio in Van Nuys, California
“When I use KRK, I immediately feel like I don’t even need to mix the song because it already sounds like it’s put together; it sits things nicely for you. The music feels very bright, but it also hits really hard. The low-end is tight, and the high-end is crisp. I’ve got depth and kick and oomph in there. When it comes to music creation, it’s a really good thing to be able to feel something. I’ve always loved that about the KRK sound.”