About Us


History and Mission Statement

 
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Cold Narly Generation was founded in 2010 and began helping local recording artists in the neighborhood as a small project. The momentum and the credibility of great work quickly spread across the area allowing us to becoming an operating audio production company. Since then we have expanded into a national brand.

Cold Narly Generation's mission is to add value and confidence by facilitating the highest-quality music production and studio experience for our customers. CNG's business goals are designed to reach all artists and students and make it possible for them to perform in the music business at the highest level of professionalism.  Our impact is meant to enrich the careers and quality of everyone we interact with.

 

 

Staff

 

 
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Meghan Kininger

Audio Engineer

DAW: Avid Pro Tools, Logic X

Favorite Artist: Adele

Talent: Film scoring, Bassoon

My Story: 

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with an MFA in Music Composition for the Screen in May 2013. While there I learned how to mix my music. I started working for Cold Narly Generation in 2016 to further develop my mixing skills and help aspiring artists reach their full potential.

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Elias Alkebulan

Traveling Audio Engineer/Producer

DAW: Ableton/Avid Pro Tools

Favorite Artist: Lupe Fiasco

Talent: Music Production and Songwriting

My Story: 

Early 2011 I decided to take my music goals seriously and learn a little bit more about the music industry by enrolling into college for Music Production and trying my hand at progressing in the music scene in both Rochester, NY and Buffalo, NY

 

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Christina Faraci

Music Program Coordinator

Favorite Artist:Ingrid Michaelson

Talent: Singing

My Story: 

My professional music journey started when I graduated from Houghton College in 2012 with a degree in Music Education. Since then I have been teaching music for six years in the city of Buffalo at a local charter school. It was there that I discovered my love for Urban education, literacy and wanting to make an impact within my community and city. I graduated in '15 with a Masters Degree as a Literacy Specialist in hopes of infusing literacy skills into my music curriculum. I joined Cold Narly Generation because it is focused on making a positive impact through music within the City and surrounding areas of Buffalo and am excited for this new experience and opportunity in conjunction with my teaching career and aspirations.

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Rob Aquino

Traveling Audio Engineer/Producer

DAW: Avid Pro Tools

Favorite Artist:Tragically Hip / Rush / Pete Townshend

Talent: Guitar and Songwriting

My Story:

 I've been an active musician since high school and after years of traveling around North America and studying engineering and production at SAE Vancouver I've finally settled back in my hometown of Buffalo, NY.  I intend on making a difference in the city helping people and musicians from all genres to turn their musical dreams into realities. 

 

 
 
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Shawn Bankston

President, Audio Engineer/Producer

DAW: FL Studio 12

Favorite Artist: Biggie Smalls

Talent: Rapping

My Story: 

Music has been apart of my life since a kid. I began watching my brother and his friends go to the local recording studio at a young age. They inspired me to learn more about making music and handling the production. Today I am happy to share what I've learn from being a artist, producer and engineer to help others!