Jono is a veteran producerand engineer, with a long track record that includes numerous major-label releases. Above all, Jono is an artist in his own right. As such, he approaches
For many years, The Kitchen Sink has been a recording destination for artists, producers and commercial clients, across genres, from around the world. Originally located in a converted adobe house in Chupadero, a rural area 30 minutes north of city, the studio is now housed in classic studio building in heart of downtown Santa Fe. Constructed in 1989, during the golden age of analog recording, The Kitchen Sink's current home is surely among the best-designed facilities of its kind in the state of New Mexico, and neighboring regions.
The spacious live room, control room and isolation booths have all been designed to exacting standards. (For a closer look, check out our PHOTO GALLERY)
There is on-site parking for up to ten vehicles, with additional street parking available within a few blocks of the facility, which is situated minutes from the historic central plaza, hotels, museums, galleries and countless restaurants and bars.
Co-owned by long-time Santa Fe resident Jono Manson and Boston transplant Tim Schmoyer, the studio continues to serve local and regional artists and has also developed a client base that reaches far and wide. Recent clients include T Bone Burnett, Blues Traveler's John Popper, Amanda Palmer, Terry Allen, American Idol Finalist Crystal Bowersox, David Berkeley, Italian rock Icon Edoardo Bennato, Tom Russell, Pakistani pop stars The Sketches, legendary Italian rockers The Gang, International Folk Awards "Artist of the Year" Ordinary Elephant and Roomful of Teeth, among many others.
WHO WE ARE:
JONO MANSON (Founder/Chief Engineer) :
each project from this unique perspective. He is a prolific songwriter and seasoned performer. During a career spanning four decades he has performed everywhere from the local dive to Madison Square Garden, from house concerts to festival stages. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award –winning artists and have been featured in major motion pictures, on network television and in national advertising campaigns. He continues to collaborate with a wide range of artists as a co-writer and producer. He began his audio engineering career in his native New York in the late 1970s, and never looked back. (see Jono's SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY)
Since moving to Santa Fe in 1992, Manson has been closely connected to the local music community as an instructor in the College of Santa Fe's Contemporary Music Program, as the host of a weekly radio show devoted to local music, as a bandleader and performer, and as an advocate for initiatives aimed at supporting the arts and social programs in New Mexico. Manson has three times been named “Producer of the Year” (2011, 2014, 2017) by the New Mexico Music Awards, and releases from his studio and production clients are consistently honored in numerous categories.
TIM SCHMOYER (Engineer):
Recently relocated from Boston, MA, Tim Schmoyer is an experienced live sound and recording engineer.
Tim spent ten years as front of house engineer for Blue Man Group Boston and also worked live sound at many Boston area venues, including The Middle East, The Paradise, and Great Scott.
Through his homegrown Engine70 Studios, he provided engineering and mastering services for numerous Boston area bands and solo artists. His own musical interests have always leaned towards the hard-core, punk, metal scene. However, as a recording and mix engineer, he works over a wide spectrum of genres, always serving the music and bringing out the best in each project.
He began his musical life playing violin, piano, and trombone, however he is a drummer at heart. His career began in earnest in the early 1990s when he moved from Buffalo, NY to the NYC area to join the now-legendary straight edge hardcore band, Up Front. During this time he toured internationally, and life on the road galvanized his musical foundation.
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