Justin Yelle, Engineer/Producer
Justin received an Associates degree in Visual Communications (Video/Digital Photography) from MCC in 2004. He then went on to ARTI (Audio Recording Technology Institute) in Orlando Florida where he continued his education with a Degree in Audio Engineering/Production. (2006) While in school and shortly after ARTI, Justin worked with companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Post Magic Productions and Que Lindo Films. He then decided to relocate back home to Rochester, NY the city he loved and Kaotic Studios was born. (2006) As one of the only Certified Engineers in Western New York, Justin became a sought after engineer building relationships with many artists, bands and businesses across Western NY after continuing his training with many world class engineers like Dave Pensado, David Glenn, Graham Cochrane and Ian Shepherd among others. His faithfulness to Rochester was once again tested when he was offered jobs to relocate to LA in 2007 from Westwood Studios and Technicolor Sound. He relocated for only a year before he decided to return and continue to fight for Rochester’s growth as a music Hub. Since returning he has developed relationships with clients all over the country including continued work for Westwood Studios, (LA) Technicolor, (LA) Ooolala Films,(NYC) and many more. Justin has been in some of the most respected studios in the country, including ABC, FOX, Westwood, Technicolor, Universal, and Disney recording studios in the Greater Los Angeles and Orlando areas where he has worked on some of the best equipment, engineers and environments including the only THX certified post facility at the time (Post Magic Productions). Just recently Justin spent some time in Nashville working with the best in the business including putting on live shows at the famous Ryman Auditorium most famous home to the Grand Ol Opry.
Damion Hill, Engineer/Producer
Damion has worked professionally in the music scene for over a decade. Before that he started out by recording his own and friends bands in his parents basement on a small four track recorder. That hobby soon turned into a career when up and coming musical acts would approached him to produce their albums. Over the years he has been a part of hundreds of projects. His love for helping musicians achieve their “sound” is what drives Damion’s passion for his craft. Damion began his college years studying Recording Technology and music theory. This gave him insight and experience into how larger studios work. Damion has spent the last few years focusing on an international clientele from Finland, Sweden, India, France, Brazil, Australia, and more. Most notably Italian singer/songwriter Tommaso Gavazzi which you might recognize from Italy’s version of The Voice. Tommi’s song “Cheap Blood.” will be translated in multiple languages for a video that will be shown throughout Europe for the Mario Mieli Foundation. Now an engineer/producer at Kaotic, Justin and Damion share similar ideas about production and the music business which added songwriting to Kaotic’s list of services. Damon has focused his songwriting/producing focus towards Hip hop, R&B, Soul, Pop, Rock, and EDM. Damion is a technological guy at heart. Loves anything that makes his work quicker, easier, and still give him quality and creativity above all else. He loves micro-brewed beer and hot chicken Buffalo Chicken wings. He’s also a coffee addict… So now you know what to bring for your first session at Kaotic Studios.