I am the owner/operator at Blue Dream Studios in Los Angeles, CA. We offer recording, mixing & mastering services as well as film packages for live, in-studio music videos.
We offer a multitude of services:
-Live drum tracking
-Remote drum recording
-Time alignment for drums and other instruments
-YouTube cover recording/filming
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53 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Sam Brawner
Sam did an awesome mastering job again for my latest single. Can't wait for the next!
Sam not only expedited a clean mix. He gave me great feed back that will surely help me in the future!
Sam is great! Very easy to work with and he delivered beautiful tracks. Will work with him again.
Amazing Engineer, very fast and easy to work with, looking forward to working together again!
quick to respond and more than willing to help with any questions or concerns you might have. Definitely recommend
Sam took my request to re-mix/master a track I made changes to and was super patient through the whole process! Everything came out great again.
Thank you so much for your wonderful mastering!
Sam is such a great guy to work with. Done great on mixing for sure, but also willing to communicate. Great experience!
It was a lovely experience! Sam is a great engineer and gave back me the data quickly. When I asked for a fix, he was willing to accept it and fix it. I appreciate it so much. Thank you, Sam!
I have been working with him for over a year. It's really important to keep someone like him right next me. he is always on time. super easy to work with. THANK YOU:)
Sam gave me back great sounding masters, I’m very pleased with how all the songs on my band’s first EP turned out. If you want quality, Sam Brawner is the one to call. He always makes your music sound great, I put my trust in him with all my audio needs!I plan on doing many more projects with him, he’s the man.
Sam is an amazing mixing/mastering engineer, communicator and all around cool and professional guy. He worked very hard on several revisions of our funk/RnB songs to address all of our notes with quality in a timely fashion. Huge emphasis on quality and timely! Sam is an experienced craftsman who understood the goal and vision for our project and delivered a full and crisp sound. We are so proud to release a quality record thanks to his efforts and will definitely be working with Sam again!
Quick to reply + mastering quality is amazing. Would highly recommend!
I asked Sam to master a 10 song album for me and I was happy with the results. When I wanted to make changes he was really informative about the process and even gave me advice for mixing when preparing for mastering. In the end I received back professional-quality masters!
Sam was fantastic to work with. Timely and communicative, he provided a professional-grade mix and master for my single that I loved. He responded quickly to messages and did an incredible job making adjustments as notes were given. Absolutely would recommend hiring Sam for any project and would gladly work with him again!
Sam was great to work with- he not only was able to work quickly with my timeline, his mixing and mastering was excellent quality. I am very happy with my mix and appreciative that Sam was so easy to work with! Thank you again.
Awesome work! Communicative and delivered a master that was exactly what we were looking for. I recommend!
Awesome to work with! Quick turn over time and is very good with understanding what you want out of the song.
Sam came through for me again with an excellent mix/master! Communication was solid, turnaround was quick, and i'm happy with how the track turned out. Highly recommend hitting him up!
Sam just mastered the first song on my band's first project. He took my mix to the next level! Sam knows exactly how to make a song sound colorful and exciting. I trust this man with all my sonic needs, as you should too. I plan on hiring Mr. Brawner plenty more in the future...you will never go wrong. Hire Sam B. today and never look back!!!
Interview with Sam Brawner
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Raquel Rodriguez's EPs The 310 part 1 and part 2. I recorded, produced, mixed and mastered part 1 and I did the same, minus mastering, on part 2. I worked with Anderson .Paak early on in my career mixing 2 of his records. I most recently mastered Mac Ayres' 16 track album Juicebox as well as MXXWLL's 17 track album.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a studio located at my home in Los Angeles, CA. The live room is about 20 feet by 20 feet and contains a full drum set, baby grand piano, 2 Fender Rhodes suitcase keyboards (1973 & 1975), a Hohner D6 Clavinet, Hammond B3 and 122 Leslie speaker, a Fender Deluxe Reverb amp with Universal Audio OX Box, and an Agular bass rig with a 4x10 cabinet. The control room is disconnected and there is a CCTV camera in the live room that can be viewed from the control room. There is a talkback mic on the Avid C24 board and headphone cues for easy communication.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, UA Apollo, Headphones, Mic and XLR cable
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing piano at age 5 and drums at age 12. I went to school at the University of Southern California for jazz performance and received my Bachelor of Music. While at USC I also studied recording and engineering. I started producing in 2008 for my funk band and started renting my own studio space in 2012. My first major project was mixing Anderson .Paak's records O.B.E. Vol 1 and Cover Art. In 2015 I began construction on my home studio with my partner, soul/r&b artist Raquel Rodriguez. We opened the doors to Blue Dream Studios on January 1st of 2016.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is this.. There are no rules in music, if it sounds good coming out of the speakers, it sounds good. Period. It doesn't matter how you got there, as long as it sounds good.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can bring excitement, fatness, grit, space, direction, repairs, effects, etc..
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It all depends on the project, song and artist. The first thing I would do would be to research the artist and listen to their recent/past releases and ask them if they have any influences, reference songs, etc..
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: In the mixing and engineer world I am a huge fan of Andrew Scheps. I had the privilege of working with him on a session with Raquel Rodriguez at The Village Studios in Santa Monica, CA. He produced, engineered and mixed an original song of Raquel's. I am also a big fan of drummers Questlove and Adam Deitch. I love their production work and style of playing.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording, producing, mixing and mastering