Gerrit Kinkel founded this boutique music production company to combine his talents as a composer, sound designer, producer and recording engineer. He grew up in Austria where he studied classical music as a trumpet player and “tonmeister” at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He then moved to Boston to study music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. Subsequently his passion brought him to Los Angeles where he was working for Capitol Studios in Hollywood before he started his own production company in 2010.


GERRIT KINKEL PRODUCTIONS now has clients in all areas of the Entertainment Industry, from Major Record Companies to Television and Motion Picture Studios. Our reputation as an ambitious and innovative company is continuously growing. Gerrit has won and been nominated for various Grammy Awards, his sound design and music contributes to a variety of major blockbuster movie trailers, some of which received Key Art and Golden Trailer Awards, he’s briefly worked on an international TV Show as a composer, he has also engineered for recording artists like Cher, Sting, Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Chris Botti, John Mayer and many more.

Music Production & Engineering


  • 2013 – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (Arturo Sandoval – Dear Diz Everyday I Think Of You) – WINNER
  • 2010 – Best Pop Instrumental Album (Chris Botti – Live In Boston) – NOMINATED


  • 2012 – Best Engineered Album (Arturo Sandoval – Dear Diz Everyday I Think Of You) – WINNER
  • 2012 – Album Of The Year (Arturo Sandoval – Dear Diz Everyday I Think Of You) – NOMINATED
  • 2012 – Best Jazz Album (Arturo Sandoval – Dear Diz Everyday I Think Of You) – WINNER
  • 2011 – Best Jazz Album (Arturo Sandoval – A Time For Love) – WINNER
  • 2011 – Best Engineered Album (Arturo Sandoval – A Time For Love) – NOMINATED


Composition & Sound Design


  • 2013 – Best Action (GI Joe: Retaliation) – NOMINEE
  • 2013 – Best Animation / Family (Turbo) – NOMINEE
  • 2013 – Best Horror (The Last Exorcism Part II) – NOMINEE
  • 2013 – Best Horror (The Possession) – NOMINEE
  • 2012 – Best Thriller (The Grey) – WINNER
  • 2012 – Best Horror (The Devil Inside) – WINNER


  • 2013 – Best Sound Design (Evil Dead) – GOLD
  • 2013 – Best Sound Design (The Conjuring) – BRONZE
  • 2013 – Single Entry (The Conjuring) – SILVER
  • 2012 – Best Sound Design (Silent House) – BRONZE
  • 2012 – Best Sound Design (The Possession) – FINALIST