Background

Beginning in the late 80s East Village, Brian was a professional musician (guitar, voice, piano) who became a student of Robert Fripp and Guitar Craft through the early/mid 90s. He has many years of experience in tracking, mixing and producing organic music (Ampex MM1200 2"). Mastering began in the late 90s and his experiences in all other phases plays into a uniquely musical take on the craft. Originally from the secret music city of Columbus, Ohio he works out of Los Angeles.

Equipment

Modified solid state and new old stock tube gear in a short signal path fill a single desk of great power and flexibility. Speakers from the immensely clever German designer Joachim Gerhard, hand made by Immedia in Berkeley, CA. Amplification is Class A push pull tube from Cary Audio. Bricasti M1 SE converters.

Studio

Located on a street with artists of all genres in Atwater Village, the Los Angeles room is a new concept in mastering design. The freestanding walls treat mid and high frequencies, while the low end escapes into the three story, open floor plan, concrete structure. This provides great low end clarity. Windows and fresh air encourage a more human connection to the outside world. Mastering is about connection, and this design brings something to the work a windowless cave studio can not.

Instruments

Lounge

Bricasti DAs


Doyle Bramhall II - Rich Man

The Kills - Ash & Ice

The Last Shadow Puppets - Everything You've Come To Expect


Lucinda Williams - The Ghosts of Highway 20

Ringo Starr - The Lifetime Of Peace & Love Tribute Concert

Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty


Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor

The Arcs - Yours, Dreamily,

Chet Faker - Built On Glass


Ray LaMontagne - Supernova

Ghost - Meliora

The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - So Delicious!


Dr. Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp

Dr. Dog - B-Room

Dr. Dog - Live At A Flamingo Hotel


Dr. John - Locked Down

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Grace Potter - Midnight


The Posies - Solid States

David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time

David Lynch - The Big Dream


The Black Keys - Brothers

The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys - Turn Blue


Dorothy - Rock Is Dead

Hamish Anderson - Trouble

Lydia Loveless - Somewhere Else


Mary Lambert - Welcome To The Age Of My Body

Zola Jesus - Taiga

The Delta Riggs - Hex.Lover.Killer


Delta Spirit - Into the Wide

Train - Does Led Zeppelin II


Beck - I Won't Be Long


Sigur Ros

Ryan Bingham - Tomorrowland

Ryan Bingham - Fear and Saturday Night


The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Between The Ditches

Saskwatch - Leave It All Behind

The Growl - What Would Christ Do?


Hanni El Khatib - Head in the Dirt

The Olms - The Olms

The Sheepdogs - The Sheepdogs


Newsted - Heavy Metal Music

Keaton Henson - Birthdays

JEFF the Brotherhood - Hypnotic Nights


Yellow Red Sparks - Yellow Red Sparks

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Tell Me

Hacienda - Shakedown


Cadillac Sky - Letters in the Deep

Counting Crows - Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow

O.A.R. - King


O.A.R. - Live at Red Rocks

Royal Bangs - Brass

The David Mayfield Parade - Good Man Down


The Pack A.D. - Do Not Engage

WhoMadeWho - Dreams

Lee Fields - Emma Jean


The Receiver - Length of Arms

moe. - What Happened To The La Las

Riverboat Gamblers - The Wolf You Feed


Tennis - Young & Old

Ringo Deathstarr - Colour Trip

Semi Precious Weapons - Aviation


Hamish Anderson - Restless

Ryan McGarvey - Redefined

Nikki Lane - All Or Nothin


Birth Of Joy - Prisoner

Spanish Gold - Out on the Street

The Soft White Sixties - Get Right


Bombino - Nomad

Hacienda - Loud Is The Night

The Shins - Port Of Morrow