Not your average engineer. Located in Los Angeles, California, David Gnozzi, platinum mix engineer, producer, and host of the Youtube Channel MixbusTv is considered one of the most technically savvy modern mixing engineers, available for full productions, vocal production, mix and mastering. Rock, metal, pop, hip-hop, electronic music.
David's teachings changed the the way of mixing for hundreds, thousands people, one quick Google search will show how highly regarded David is not just among upcoming and aspiring engineers and home producers but among his piers at the top of the music industry.
His client lists is among the most diverse out there, from Electronic Music to Hip Hop, Metal and Pop, David also discovered and is not exclusive producer and manager of upcoming Hollywood superstar Isabella Kelly - aka Bella
A double platinum album with McSolaar, and numerous charts with artists from all over the world, you can rest assured each and every mix or production David works on is one of a kind gem.
Mix, Mastering, Full Production, Management.
Collaborating with: MOTU, Heritage, Tegeler, Drawmer, Toontrack, Audient, Austrian Audio,Wes Audio, Modson, Waves, TcElectronic, XLN, SoundTheory, Status Audio, Naughty Seal Audio, MME Pro, Kazrog, Sonible + many more David is available for in person seminars, pro audio hardware & software demos and in-depth "how to's"
Selected discography McSolaar, Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Adema, Julien-K) Raygun Romance, Ty Oliver (Powerman 5000), Sammi Doll (IAMX) Ladytron, Felix Da Housecat, Aesthetic Perfection, Mad Gallica, Lizzy Jeff, Kaos India, Lambstone, Five to Ten,
Audyaroad, The Cabin Fevers, Down To Ground, Hellfire Society, Syndey Valette, The Nest
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Interview with David MixbusTv
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: All of them, if I have to point out one, McSolaar Geopoetique album, his return to the scene, so very important, I was the mix engineer, the album went double platinum. Also my artist Bella, that's my biggest upcoming project
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: yes many, if they don't have enough budget for my services, I could suggest others
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: mostly analog, but both of course. Why? Because it still sounds better, it's more inspiring and if you're inspired and enjoy what you do you perform better. I'm faster with it, I'm consistent and it sounds better. Did I say that already?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That's an odd question, I don't promise what I can deliver, that's pretty much it. Depending on their expectation and the raw material, I tell the truth, and that truth I can deliver. I also promise that their stuff will sound a lot better then before I put my hands on it, but ultimately, every engineer is limited by how good the song and the material is, whoever tell you differently, is lying or they don't know how to do their job.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: hearing my clients excited and happy about the mix, when they tell me they never thought their song could sound that big or that wide etc.. I also like to play with knobs and buttons. Artist development tho' is the part of my job that I love the most (I take in very very few artists tho')
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: My rates. And my rates vary depending on many factor, so for each project I need to have some basic information in order for me to give a quote.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: It depends on the project, track count and genres first. Deadline, expectations after hearing the rough or the raw material, what direction they want me to go and how much freedom I have for adding things and/or being creative with effects (which usually is one of the main reasons my clients want me)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Talk to me, communication is everything. Also book in advance, I usually have a waiting list.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Assuming I have a laptop with Pro Tools, a pair Neve 542's, Neve 8801 Channel strip, Distressor, SM7
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Don't hire me if you want to sound like anyone else.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who inspires me
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My clients come to me because of what I add to their vision, I'm known for my vocals effects and big drums among other things, but overall for a modern and polished sound that still sounds very natural, wide and open. Oh right, I'm the "crest factor guys", I can make things loud, and still sounding good. Loud as in very loud. My mixes are customs tailored for each client every single time, you can recognize my stamp, but I do everything from scratch every time, so everything mix is a unique sound. Clients often ask me for additional production, I don't always accept that, but I do on project that I like.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Located in Los Angeles, my personal mix and mastering suite sees main monitors EVE SC3012, Genelec 1031A (original), Kali LP8, Kali LP8, JBL 305 and more. My hardware list includes SSL Fusion, Heritage Audio Successor, HA609, Neve 542's, Wes Audio Dione, Mimas and Prometheus, 4 Empirical Labs Distressor, Drawmer 1970, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978 and MC 3.1 as monitor controller, Crane Song HEDD mastering converter, 24 Channel MOTU ES8 Pre + 16A, Louder Than Liftoff Chop Shop filters, LA2A, LA3A, API 512's, various additional interfaces, converters and midi controller and keyboards, a big collection of guitar pedals, Sennheiser HD600, Austrian Audio Xi55, Status Audio CB1, full collection of desktop controlled efx by Tc Electronic, customs acoustic treatment by Dave Bass. Hellraiser Pinhead "glow in the dark" Limited edition, a bearded dragon. Yes they make a hell of a difference.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mix and Mastering primarily, creativity coaching and full productions including recording (rock, pop, metal) and supervision for new and ongoing production. Problem solving.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Problem Solving, any problem.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainstream rock, metal/metalcore, trap, hip-hop (platinum), EDM.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you're recording/producing, understand what the artist needs, to calm down or to get angry, bright lights or darkness, fast pace or a slow, relaxed process. If you're mixing, see what he/she sees, hear what he/she hears, then bring it to life. Technical tips are not important, why you do what you do is more important than what you do.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Almost 20 years
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm a youtuber (first), or that I only do mix and mastering.