DJ Unwind (Brad LaBarbera) is a black-sheep when it comes to the world of music. His laid-back, yet friendly approach to his clients is equally as important as his final song mixes.

TV Credits Include:

Sleepy Hollow (FOX) // Sons of Anarchy (FX) // The Bold & The Beautiful (CBS) // Pretty Little Liars (ABC) // Witches of East End (LifeTime) // The Kardashians (E!)

Videogame Production:

Crimson Nights (STEAM)

My credits include

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Gear highlights

  • Chandler LTD-2s
  • JLM PEQ500s
  • Purple TAVs
  • Purple ODD EQ
  • XQP 541
  • Tonelux TX5C
  • A-Designs Pacifica

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Flexibility // Transparency // Quality

Reviews of DJ Unwind

  • Default-avatar13 days agoby Verified Review

    I thought I did the Perfect Mix, until I heard Brad's Mixed Version, Absolutely Brilliant Mixing, Amazing Clarity, way Tighter and I hear New Depth to the Elements, Warm Mixes filled with Feelings.
    also Great Communication, Very Polite, All My Questions, Wishes and Every little Detail was taken care with Much Warmth, I'm so glad I chose Brad.

  • Default-avatar24 days agoby Verified Review

    To the mix, Brad has turned around robustly professional work. He's versatile in style of music, collaborative through all stages of work and intuitively spot-on. A sonically and aesthetically superior product. There's no doubt he'll be getting my next project.

  • Listing_thumb_venn_082016_fbpostabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Brad was amazing to work with. Very kind, professional, and incredibly skilled. He delivered a high quality mix, exactly to my needs. Thank you so much for your help!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Unwind is amazing. He knew exactly how to get sound I was after. Really pleased with the final result! Great production skills and great communication

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    This guy is unspeakable. Mad skills and great communication.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    DJ Unwind did an amazing, thorough job on my songs. I am happy that he was willing to walk me through all of his ideas, but also be receptive to my ideas. His commitment to ensuring that I was satisfied with the end result made the process seamless and less stressful. I look forward to working with Unwind in the future.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with Brad. Great production skills and great communication.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby

    I feel privileged to have taken advantage of an opportunity to watch Brad mix in his environment & to hear the stunning results immediately. He is meticulous and unafraid to challenge traditional mixing methods by putting his own unique stamp on his projects. Brad is a master of his craft, & he has no idea how much work I'll be sending his way!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby

    I've worked with Brad (DJ Unwind) plenty of times over the years. He has been my go-to guy for all my mixes. He definitely takes pride in what he is putting out there, and makes sure the artist is completely satisfied with the product. He has a high knowledge of engineering, and I completely recommend him to any artist.

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    I've had the pleasure of working with Brad over the years and he takes a lot of pride in what he does for his client. You can see that he cares about your song sounding as a you do and that is hard to find these days in an engineer. Every mix that he has done for me has been the best quality and I will keep going to him again and again.

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Interview with DJ Unwind

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
My promise is that I treat every single song that comes in with utmost respect, and attention to detail. Nobody's recordings (or compositions) sound alike, so it imperative to be open-minded.
Can you share one music production tip?
Absolutely. For vocals
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on mostly Pop, Hip-Hop, and all forms of Electronic music.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a hybrid approach, which mostly relies on analog for gaining staging, EQ, and compression.
What's your strongest skill?
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Andrew Scheps.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. The flexibility and workflow of digital. The sound (stacking) of analog.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: "How do you get your kick drum to sound like that!?" A: "Pixie-Dust".
How would you describe your style?
Clean. Focused. Dimension.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
From an engineering standpoint, Stephane "Alf" Briat for his mixing work for AIR! Some of my favorite music includes (but not limited to): AIR, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Brian Eno, Pearl Jam, David Gilmour, Organized Noize (Outkast), King Tubby, Zero 7, Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Fleet Foxes.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Song Mixing -