KEITH KOHN - PRODUCER | composer | sound designer
I am a Music Maker based in Los Angeles and have been licensing my tracks for almost 20 years for TV & Ads. I have over 3,000 placements and counting. I've produced Music for Films and have been fortunate to work on some really interesting projects.
In 2018 I collaborated with Tony Robbins creating custom Audio Programs for The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and The Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
Also in 2018 I began working with Native Instruments, and have created 80 unique Sound Packs for Sounds.com to date.
Recently, i started serving as an Advisory Board Member for GiveaBeat.org, a non profit that bridges the electronic music community to families impacted by incarceration by providing young people with access to professionals in music and related arts, encouraging young people to pursue creative career opportunities.
Keith was always drawn to the emotional power of music starting with Philly Soul then Hip Hop and Club Music from their origin.
It was the early 90’s and Keith had the good fortune to get a job running errands and cleaning toilets at City Lights Recording Studios in North Jersey which at the time made the cover of Mix Magazine for it's design,
Working 90 hour weeks for $250 plus food, a couch to sleep on and cigarette money was a dream job, then it got even sweeter, when a client left a Linn 9000 Drum Machine. His boss let him keep it and this opened the door to music creation.
After realizing he had a passion for engineering and production he decided to attend The Art Institute of Philadelphia for Audio Engineering. Living in Center City Philadelphia he would hang out at The Legendary Sigma Sound Studios and continue working weekends at City Lights as an Engineer.
At City Lights he worked with and was mentored by some award winning Engineers, Producers and Writer.
Jon Smeltz - The Roots, John Legend, Lauren Hill
Joe Venneri – Bob Marley
John Rollo – Joe Cocker, The Kinks
Michael Wagner – Ozzy, Metallica
Ronald Bell – Kool and The Gang
Mike Mangini & Shane Farber – Digable Planets
D-Squared – KRS-1, Kid Rock
In June 1993 Keith went to Los Angeles on vacation with some cassettes and ended up getting a gig producing music for rappers unknowingly executive produced by a drug dealer.
It was around this time Keith fell in love with Trip Hop, Breakbeat and drum n bass music.
Along with fellow bandmates Joe Faraci and Hans Gutknecht they began writing and performing in Los Angeles as Morphic Field.
The songs created by the bands were featured in tv shows and films, like Sex and the City, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and Zoolander, to name a few.
This success led Keith to begin a career spanning almost 2 decades writing music for licensing and has over 3,000 placements and counting.
While doing live sound mixing in the Los Angeles World Music scene, Keith began working with composer Michael Mollura on music for films. This collaboration See The Film Page for more info.
In Early 2016, Keith started developing audio programs for NuCalm to be used in their patented Neuroscience system and has collaborated with Tony Robbins for The NBA Champions, The Golden State Warriors and The Stanley Cup Champions Washington Capitals creating custom audio programs for peak performance.
He currently is working with Native Instruments, creating unique Sound Packs for Sounds.com.
Recently, he started serving as an Advisory Board Member for GiveaBeat.org, a non profit that bridges the electronic music community to families impacted by incarceration by providing young people with access to professionals in music and related arts, encouraging young people to pursue creative career opportunities.
Keith's greatest accomplishment is that he scored an amazing hot wife and they co-produced 2 beautiful, sweet, daughters, Lila & Melody they live in Playa Vista,Ca.