Whether full surround film scores, sound design for spots, voiceover tracking, or original music for broadcast, interactive, and web, Mix Kitchen brings to your project the kind of craftsmanship and creativity that comes from years of experience.
Our multifaceted recording and mixing facilities include two fully equipped suites and relaxing, full-service client surroundings. From inception to final mix, for projects both large and small, we’ll work as an integral part of your team.
In 1998 Craig co-founded his critically acclaimed underground label, Uncommon Trax (uncommontrax.com). In addition to billboard success (Big Bang Theory "Do U Got Funk," D. Ramirez "Get Your Freaque On," Mantronik's "77 Strings") the label has successfully placed numerous songs from its catalog in commercials (Best Buy, Bank Of America, Becks), Television shows (Entourage, Moonlight, The L Word, The Hills, Sex in the City) & Film (American Pie: Beta House, Save the Last Dance 2, Meet Bill). Craig also has broad experience as a composer of original music for advertising and television. Craig has placed songs & or composed music for television shows: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Passions, Sex and the City, Joan of Arcadia and Dawson's Creek. In 2004 Craig co-founded Emoto Music a production company specializing in scores for spots. His commercial credits include music for Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Gatorade, BK, and McDonald's. In 2012 Craig left the employ of Emoto to pursue other opportunities in scoring and production.
A Boston native (As a child having studied at New England Conservatory & Berklee), Craig received a degree in piano and composition from Northwestern University. He received instruction from renowned recording artists Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Keith Jarrett, Michael Tilson Thomas and John Browning.
Sam recently completed Sound Design and the theatrical Surround mix for "Head Games," the latest full-length documentary by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters.")
In 2006, Sam co-founded Mix Kitchen, a new facility in downtown Chicago to fit the needs of a growing, diverse clientele. In 2011, Mix Kitchen moved into a larger space, and now offers turnkey music and sound services for artists, agencies, and corporations.
From 1997 to 2004, Sam was chief engineer for Steve Ford Music. Since 1986, Sam has worked with most of the major music houses, all of the major recording studios in Chicago, and a number of facilities in Memphis, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles
A New Jersey native, Sam graduated from Northwestern University with a major in Radio, TV & Film. While there, he was DJ and producer at WNUR-FM, developing a live concert broadcast series and worked on concerts by Pat Methany, Betty Carter, Oregon, and others.