Welcome! I am Kale Nixon, creator of Leisure Audio. I'm a musician, performer, producer, engineer and music educator. I have been a musician since childhood, a writer/composer/sound artist for 15+ years, and have been involved in the Portland, OR music scene for 10+ years.
I have recorded many albums as a solo artist and a handful in bands and ensembles. I have also regularly performed in the Pacific NW area in said solo projects and ensembles since 2010.
I am a player, user and manipulator of many musical instruments such as the guitar, bass, keys and other electronic instruments. I also use software like Ableton Live and Max/MSP for composing and producing.
I currently record solo under a variety of project names such as LEISUREWEAR and BODY SHAME. And I'm a member of the groups CHIBI, NUISANCE, and LWAXANA.
Outside of making music, I'm also a mastering engineer for hire. Notable albums I've mastered are
- "Causal Loop" by Crystal Quartez
- "Clamber" by Clamber
- The Social Stomach / Body Shame Split
- "Head" by The Translucent Spiders
See my YouTube channel to see examples of some of my educational videos, or feel free to contact me to discuss rates for lessons.