Audio Engineers of Detroit opts for Neve desk to power new studio

Audio Engineers of Detroit has opened a new recording studio in midtown Detroit, opting for a 32-channel Neve Genesys Black console to power the studio’s main control room.

The Motor City studio offers various services including recording and mixing in Dolby Atmos, audio restoration, location sound and podcast work. 

Alongside its commercial services, Audio Engineers of Detroit also offers an affordable education programme that teaches students the skills and techniques needed for a career in professional audio.

“Some years ago, I had the pleasure of mixing on a vintage Neve console and fell in love with the sound,” says Mike Kinnie, Founder and Vice President of Audio Engineers of Detroit. “We wanted that Neve sound for the new studio and we also wanted a console that had DAW control so it made sense to us, after researching different consoles, to choose the AMS Neve Genesys Black console. 

“It does make life easier, and it makes a difference knowing that you have options in terms of the way you want to work – traditional or ‘in the box’. Most of our clients prefer ‘in the box’, but it is great that we can give them a choice. Having this console will also help our students develop their engineering skills – I know it has already helped develop mine”.

Mike Kinnie, who began his career in live sound before moving into studio recording, runs Audio Engineers of Detroit with his wife Robin Kinnie. Both have established pro audio credentials with Mike having recorded hundreds of songs, worked thousands of shows, and amassed a large network of industry contacts.

Meanwhile, Robin, who is President of Audio Engineers of Detroit, has forged a successful career in podcast and audiobook production. She also regularly speaks on amplifying diverse voices and serves as the Detroit Chapter Head of, a national organisation that aims to increase the number of women in audio engineering. 

The couple opened their first studio in 2016 after realising the need for a quality internet broadcasting voiceover facility that was both affordable and accessible. 

Audio Engineers of Detroit opened for business in May 2021 and will start running its first educational courses in early August, once Covid restrictions have been lifted.