Comprehensive Music Production & Composition
Combined with music production & recording facilities and key relationships in all areas of music production, Aaron Kaplan and Andrew Troy can fully develop, compose, and produce any type of music project. Both are highly skilled composers, recording engineers, mixing engineers, Pro Tools editors, and technical engineers who have worked at top studios in the U.S. with many known artists and music producers. Since 1998, Kaplan and Troy have also owned and operated world-class recording studios including: REVOLVER RECORDINGS (Costa Mesa, Hollywood); ICON RECORDING STUDIOS (Hollywood, the original Hanna Barberra Studios); and ARK MUSIC (Torrance, Santa Monica) previously located at Remote Control, the prestigious Hans Zimmer studio complex.
Kaplan and Troy have worked with music producers Hans Zimmer, Matt Serletic, Dan Catullo, Robbie Adams, Rich Costey, Jim Monroe, Andy Johns, Cameron Webb, Lorne Balfe, Klaus Badelt, Daniel Rojas, Craig Nepp, Biff Vincent, John Swihart, Ron Goudie, Michael Happholdt, Martin Beal, Bob Michaels, Kid Congo, Kevin Haskins, Greg Collins, Jeff Moleski, Ken Scott, Stephen Stuart Short, Helik Hadar, Michael Patterson, Paul Logas, Bjorn Thorsrud, Tony Pappas, Mikal Blue, Jerry Finn, and Charlie Watts.
David Bowie, James Taylor, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Dave Koz, Hanson, The Pointer Sisters, Beck, Matchbox Twenty, Lindsey Buckingham, Ron Weiner, Weird Al Yanchovich, Puff Daddy, Al McKibbon, Goo Goo Dolls, Electric Light Orchestra, AFI, At The Drive-In, El Centro, Social Distortion, KROQ “Almost” Acoustic Christmas, Tim Burgess - Charlatans U.K., The Bangles, Polarbear, Long Live Crime, Maven, Perry Farrell, Gameface, Jeffrey’s Fan Club, Offspring, Ray Benzino, DMX, Rush, Brian Transeau “BT”, Rod Stewart, Neil Finn, Blink-182, The Push Stars, El Nada, Unit F, Linda Strawberry, Blinker the Star, Sik, Cadillac Tramps.
Aaron Kaplan - As an LA session player, he has performed on four ROD STEWART albums and has received platinum award recognition for his work on ROD STEWART’s “As Time Goes By”, BRITNEY SPEARS “Britney”, and DAVE KOZ’s “The Dance”. Aaron embarked on two tours with HANSON as a guitarist and keyboardist covering America, Europe and Asia. His live performances can be seen on Late Night with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Good Morning America, The Today show, Ellen Degeneres, and Craig Kilborn. This was followed by numerous international touring gigs including Roger Joseph Manning Jr. of Jellyfish. He also composes and performs under the Moonshine Music label, a comprehensive production library of Americana, Blues, Bluegrass and Country published through Extreme Music.
Andrew Troy - a member of the music groups POLARBEAR with Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction), LONG LIVE CRIME with seminal American artist Raymond Pettibon, and MAVEN with Bon Harris (Nitzer Ebb), which featured Marilyn Manson on the Nick Cave cover of "Hard On For Love", Linda Strawberry (Smashing Pumpkins), and the late great stand up bassist Al McKibbon (Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday) who performed on Maven's song "Jesus, Mary, and Jennifer Louis". In 2009, he and Peter DiStefano (Porno for Pyros) performed at Lollapalooza in Chicago where the duo were later joined by drummer Kellii Scott (Failure, Blinker the Star) to perform various live concerts, the duo also joined in the studio by drummer Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) to co-write the score of the critically acclaimed NRDC documentary “ACID TEST: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification”.