Studio Owner/ Chief Engineer
With over 18 years of industry experience, Ryan Adkins has been recording local and national bands since 1994. Establishing himself as one of the top engineers in the mid-west, Adkins distinct ear for music recording has been a launching pad for many bands and recording artists. After graduating from Full Sail University (Orlando, Florida) in 1994, Ryan returned back to Indianapolis, Indiana where he worked as a staff engineer at The Lodge Recording Studios. Wanting to explore other opportunities in the region, Adkins left The Lodge in 1998 and was hired as studio manager at Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, Indiana. Realizing engineering was his true passion, he chose to return to the The Lodge back in Indianapolis in early ’99 as a freelance engineer. Becoming frustrated with high recording prices and the unfriendly corporate atmosphere, he decided to start his own business venture. In June of 1999, Azmyth Recording was born. This gave Adkins the opportunity to bring his healthy clientele list to a facility that offers the same industry standard sound but at a more affordable rate. His work speaks for itself, working with many national acts such as, Eminem & D-12, Haste The Day, Young Buck, Emery, 8-Ball & MJG, Eboni Foster, Cappadonna (of the Wu-Tang Clan), Mike Epps, Aimee Allen, Lil Flip, David Chastain, Lamar Campbell, Brazil, Still Remains, Demiricous, Scott Russo (of Unwritten Law) and many more.
Travis “Kold Kut” Moore
Engineer / Producer
After graduating from Full Sail University (Orlando, Florida) in December of 2004 with a degree in the Recording Arts, Travis Moore chose to start his music career in Detroit, Michigan. Travis was hired as a freelance engineer at Grand Recording Studios and worked for a year producing tracks for local hip-hop groups in the Detroit area. He then moved to Indianapolis to pursue an internship at the Lodge Recording Studios. After three long months of interning, Moore was offered an engineering position and worked as the “in-house” hip-hop producer. From that point on he gained respect and really began to build his clientele as well as his reputation for outstanding production quality. In April of 2007, Travis met Ryan Adkins and decided to work for Azmyth when he found out that that the studio was moving to the north side of Indianapolis, Indiana. Travis, also known as “Kold Kut” to the hip-hop community has now worked with hundreds of local/regional acts as well as nationals that include Mike Posner, Kirko Bangz, Aimee Allen, Haystak, and Do or Die. Kold Kut’s versatility as a producer extends well beyond hip-hop including several Rock and R&B projects with G. LaBeaud, The Matt Mitchell Project, Living Proof and Kaijowaan. Along with his strong list of recording credits, Travis has also made a name for himself as a writer of music for Television and Film. He has wrote for many major network shows that include NBC’s The Voice, Pawn Stars, The Real World, and Auction Kings to name a few. No stranger to the struggle of free-lance production and studio engineering, Kold Kut has spent many years sharpening his tools. As he continues to fatten his resume, he is solidifying a name for himself throughout the midwest region. With his uncanny ability to tailor-fit to individual artist’s personal styles, Travis is sure to one day, help define the sound of Indiana hip-hop.
Adam “Zig” Zeigler
Engineer / Producer
After graduating from Full Sail University (Orlando, Florida) in February of 2008 with degrees in the Recording Arts and in Music Business, Adam Zeigler moved back to Indianapolis and landed an internship with Azmyth Recording. During his three months as an intern, Adam found himself working on several local music projects and was soon offered a engineering position. At an early age, Adam found he had a talent for taking ideas and actualizing them. From basement video production with his friends from the neighborhood, to putting together the perfect mixtape cd for summer, Zig kept himself and all who knew him entertained. This talent naturally transitioned Adam to pursue a career in music production. Zeigler is now a recording engineer and his skills as a music producer grow with every project he’s involved in. As his career develops, it seems as though only the sky is the limit for someone with such drive and potential. Anyone who has ever tried to follow a dream can relate to the trials and tribulations that come with such an undertaking. Those with enough courage and drive to take that chance often find themselves having to make something from nothing. Adam Zeigler is one of those lucky few, who have set out to do something they have always dreamed to do and is well on his way to making what had seemed to be an impossibility, a reality. After four years of professional experience, Zeigler was nominated for “Best Engineer” in Indianapolis’s “2012: Best Of the Best Awards”. He loves to work on multiple genres of music including, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Alternative Rock, Acoustic Rock, Pop and Country. Zig has national engineering credits for work done on Haste The Day’s, “Dreamer” album (2008); Pop singer Aimee Allen’s, “A Little Happiness” (2009) and Trinidad pop star, Sharlene Boodram’s, “A Brand New Day LP” (2011). Other clients include: F.A.C.T.S, Reality, Peter Haze, Bobby Young, Alycia Reed, A-Rit, Mike Tarnow, Mean Matty Green, Brandon Bowman, Ben Ellis, K-Fresh, N.T Money, Listen Up Records, Cyniqal, Kolby Sandlian (Sour Mash 7), Indiana Tone, P-IC, Dubb, Novi Novak. Additional credits: The Matt Mitchell Project, C-Mob, Mr. Everything, Sleeper Cell, Lil’ Nut, Kaijowaan, Lynda Sayyah, G.LaBeaud, Ruff Child Entertainment.
John “Shecky” Mills
Engineer / Producer
John “Shecky” Mills studied audio engineering at The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, OH. During the year of 1994, John was learning recording techniques on true analog machines. Two inch and sixteen channel analog tape machines were still considered the industry standard. Pro Tools was just a baby at that time. Used primarily for editing. The ADAT machines were John’s first exposure to the digital world of recording. Upon completion of his curriculum, John was well versed in both analog and digital recording, troubleshooting, mixing and editing. Armed with these skills, he was ready to take on the world.
After searching for a home, it was decided that John was best suited to tackle live sound. He landed a gig as the front of house engineer for a touring band. His skills were put to the test and he was well on his way. After being on the road for some time, John branched out into freelance audio. Working with companies like Tipton Sound and Lighting, Indy Pro Audio,Walt Disney and more.
Soon enough, John had built his own project studio and started writing and recording his own music. Under the name Shecky, John produced seven albums in about five years. He has been writing and recording music ever since. As a skilled bass player, Shecky has added his art to a number of bands in various genres. From country with the Indianapolis band Blue River, punk with the band Bluck and his current band Pragmatic, also from Indianapolis.
Specializing in rock, funk and metal, John has an ear and a feel for how the final project should sound. John continues to grow as a producer / engineer, songwriter and musician. His skills are ready to take on a variety of projects and give a little extra boost to your final product.
Michael P. Lyons
Studio Manager / Engineer
Michael has thirty (30+) years experience as a songwriter and bassist. He has played and recorded with several Indianapolis based bands as well as a two-year stint in Bindlach, Germany. He has multiple local and national song placements for TV & Film. He is currently co-rriter and bassist in: The Studio B Three, The Dream Team and Big Creek. In addition, Michael has nineteen (19+) years experience as an independent manufacturers representative in the electronics, appliance & consumer products industry and is President/Owner at M.P. Lyons, Inc. In 2010, Michael attended the Audio & Recording Engineer Apprenticeship Program at Azmyth Recording under the tutelage of Ryan Adkins and Travis” Kold Kut” Moore. After successfully completing the program he stuck around to intern for his mentors. In April 2011, Michael was offered the position of Director of Student Admissions for Azmyth School of Music Technology and Studio Manager for Azmyth Recording. In April 2012 he was hired as an engineer. He has several engineering credits for: Casey Harshbarger, Ace One, Whoa! Tiger, Pass the Peas, Solid Street, Touch of Grey, Salvador Dalai Llama Farm (SDLF), Gabriel Mass, Jack Barkley, Desmond Garrett and Coma Dolls. Assistant engineering credits include: Coke Zero, The Food Network, Guardian Life, Devil to Pay, Muddy Grove, Permacrush, P-IC, Sunsplash Band, Bluck, Dead Man’s Switch, The Warrior Kings, Demetrius West & Authority, BLUCK, The New Guilt, Jimmy Tran, Audiodacity, Kool’s Bazaar, The Farewell Audition and the Matt Mitchell Project (MMP) to name a few. He has served as an assistant engineer for: Ryan Adkins, Travis “Kold Kut” Moore, Tom Roosa, John “Shecky” Mills and Michael Houston. He loves his job!