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.

 



Craig J. Snider
Craig J. Snider is a Producer, Remixer, Composer, Songwriter, Label Owner & Multi- instrumentalist. He is best known for his success as a Producer, Arranger and Keyboardist on a string of Remixes & Album productions that have topped Billboard's dance chart (25 Number One Hits!), including Janet Jacksons' "Feedback", Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us," Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away," Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable," and The Pussy Cat Doll's "Don't Cha." In 2008 he produced an EDM version of the Partridge Family's Greatest Hits, and performed with David Cassidy on Oprah. This past year Craig Produced The Fates Ep Drama Dropout, Remixed INXS Suicide with Rob Thomas, and Scored the short films "Life Lessons" & "My Mothers Idea" by acclaimed Peabody award winning filmmaker Maria Finitzo. He also scored the highly acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams and the Interrupters) new film "Head Games."

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 Fishkin
Sam Fishkin is a Producer, Audio Mixer, Sound Designer, and managing partner at Mix Kitchen. He is best known in the music industry for mixing Grammy award winners Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Mumford & Sons, and Lady Antebellum, albums by legendary blues artists Koko Taylor and Lonnie Brooks, and audio production on broadcast and DVD presentations of the Bonnaroo, Lollapalloza, and Austin City Limit festivals.

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.