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Our Engineers & Producers

Although we are very proud of the facility & equipment we've put together for our clients, we're even more proud of our team of producers and engineers. At CCM our team is dedicated to helping you define your sound. Our producers and engineers have years of experience working in some of the finest studios around the world. Their work has been heard on countless records, on the radio, and even in television and film. Regardless of what genre of music you're recording, we have a team member with real world experience to help you make it the best it can be.


Darren Skanson

Darren is the owner and chief engineer at CCM Studios. Darren has been engineering, writing, and producing for 30 years. Establishing the studio in 1995, Darren’s credits now include 2 Billboard charting CD’s, an award for his music Acoustitherapy, and hundreds of sessions and projects. Darren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with concentrations in recording, composition, and guitar performance from The University Of Minnesota, Moorhead.


Darren Skanson's compositions stretch the breadth of Country to Classical and Spanish guitar to traditional songwriting to modern works for film and TV. Whether songwriting, classical composition, film scoring, audio logos, or MIDI production music, Darren is at home in any of them. He was the composer and audio engineer for the TV series Shoot! and his music has been featured by Shutterfly and Belco Credit Union. Darren has also has 3 songs put on hold by Nashville's Sony/Universal as well as Luke Bryan.


Darren is also Colorado's #1 Classical Guitarist and a versatile studio session guitarist. He has studied and performed on guitar for 25 years. He reached #8 and #11 on the Billboard’s Top Classical Chart and his original composition “Rondo For Michael” was the #6 most requested selection on the most listened to radio station in the world, Beethoven Radio. He has sold more than 100,000 copies of his 10 solo cd's. Darren spent several years touring nationally with progressive rock band Mata Hari as well as classical guitar/violin duo Watson & Company.


Michael Warkentin

Mike (Greensleeves) has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the co-founder of the Denver based, live hip-hop band, Broken Tongues.


Mike is an MC/turntablist/producer/engineer with loads of experience in the writing, recording, mixing and performing aspects of music and has worked professionally in solo and full band applications for nearly a decade. Comfortable behind the boards or behind the mic, he can certainly provide beneficial feedback and forethought to take your project to another level. Mike has mixed for So You Think You Can Dance and numerous artists in the world of hip-hop including Papoose, Yah Yah, Naeem Oba and Q Burse.

Beat Making

Looking for beats? Mike sells and leases beats ranging from southern slap to East coast boom bap; West Coast hyphy to Lady Gaga-esque dance-hop.


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Denver, CO 80220


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