Phelan Kane is a London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. For over twenty years he has been active in both the music industry and the contemporary music education sector, with a focus on electronic music and alternative bands.
His specialism is sound design and production techniques such as synthesis and sampling, alongside audio processing and plug-in development. His credits include sources as diverse as Placebo, Radiohead, Fad Gadget, Depeche Mode, Moby, Snow Patrol, Mute, Sony BMG, Universal, EMI and Warner Bros.
For over seventeen years Phelan has been teaching aspects of music production and music technology at HE level, alongside engaging in curriculum development and design. In 2006 he completed an MA in Audio Technology from the London College of Music, University of West London and became one of the first wave of Ableton Certified Trainers in the world in 2008. In 2016 he completed the study for an MSc in Sound & Music Computing at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London. He is a member of the UK’s Music Producers Guild, holds a PG Cert in Learning & Teaching, is an Affiliate of the Institute for Learning, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently Chairman of the London Committee for the British Section of the Audio Engineering Society.
He owns a very (un)healthy collection of audio hardware and software toys and possesses an obsession with synthesis owning many vintage analogue synthesizers such as modular systems, Moog’s, ARP’s and Oberheim’s. Phelan Kane is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function, which specialize in Max for Live devices releasing the M4L synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.