Grammy award-winning recording engineer specializing in studio/location recordings, mixing, editing and post production.

Making recordings for Sony Masterworks, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, and organizations such as The Metropolitan Opera, Brian has album credits which span multiple genres and include artists Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Stuart Duncan, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and the New York Philharmonic. As an engineer, he has worked on film scores for ESPN and composer Hans Zimmer, also live concert broadcasts featuring Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, and Andrea Bocelli.

Brian has been awarded a Grammy (Best Engineered Album, Classical) for Winter Morning Walks, received two Grammy Certificates of Participation (Best Folk Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-classical) for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a Certificate of Participation for work on Steven Mackey's Grammy-award winning Lonely Motel, Downbeat Awards for his studio and live recordings, Bradley Award for excellence in music production from McGill University, and is an AES Student Recording Competition winner in pop/rock and folk categories. As an engineer, Brian has worked on a variety of respected music productions and continues to do so in New York City.

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Brian Losch:

  • Sharon Isbin
  • Isabel Leonard
  • Brooklyn Youth Chorus
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Andris Nelsons
  • Keith Lockhart
  • Boston Pops Orchestra
  • Pablo Heras-Casado
  • Parker Quartet
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Andris Nelsons
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • Carlo Bergonzi
  • Leontyne Price
  • Thomas Schippers
  • Robert Craft
  • Paul Muldoon
  • Evan Rogister
  • Mohammed Fairouz
  • Ensemble LPR
  • Kate Lindsey
  • Hafez Nazeri
  • Renée Fleming
  • Joshua Bell
  • Fred Sherry String Quartet
  • Fred Sherry String Sextet
  • Franco Corelli
  • Nello Santi
  • Richard Tucker
  • Scott Dunn
  • Hong Xu
  • Hong Xu
  • Hinrich Alpers
  • Jussi Björling
  • Bidu Sayão
  • Emil Cooper
  • Steven Mackey
  • eighth blackbird
  • Rinde Eckert
  • Carlo Bergonzi
  • Thomas Schippers
  • Licia Albanese
  • Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Alan Gilbert
  • Chris Thile
  • Edgar Meyer
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Franco Corelli
  • Leonie Rysanek
  • Irene Dalis
  • Kurt Adler
  • Franco Corelli
  • Leontyne Price
  • Fausto Cleva
  • Irene Dalis
  • Franco Corelli
  • Leontyne Price
  • Fausto Cleva
  • Irene Dalis
  • Dimitri Mitropoulos
  • Thomas Schippers
  • Berislav Klobucar
  • Birgit Nilsson
  • Jason Furman
  • Landon Knoblock
  • St. Charles Singers
  • St. Charles Singers
  • Gennaro Papi
  • Irra Petina
  • Raoul Jobin
  • Lily Pons
  • Erika Raum
  • David Moroz
  • Nathan Parker Smith
  • Pierre Monteux
  • Risë Stevens
  • Roberta Peters
  • Michel Monteaux
  • Lucine Amara
  • Risë Stevens
  • James Melton
  • Mimi Benzell
  • Wilfrid Pelletier
  • Risë Stevens
  • James Melton
  • Mimi Benzell
  • Wilfrid Pelletier

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 12 HD
  • Pyramix Virtual Studio
  • Fabfilter Pro Bundle
  • Soundtoys 5
  • Lexicon PCM Total Bundle
  • Altiverb 7
  • Slate FG-X & VCC
  • Merging Hapi recording interface
  • Grace m108
  • GKL preamps
  • Schoeps
  • DPA
  • Neumann
  • other microphones

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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Reviews of Brian Losch

  • Listing_thumb_burningwilltoliveabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Brian's been doing such a great job mixing my album, that for the sake of giving him sole mixing credits I gave him a previously mixed song to work on that I was already 100% happy with and he took it to an even higher level.

  • Listing_thumb_burningwilltolive2 months agoby Verified Review

    Brian once again proves himself to be the right man for the job. Blending an acoustic guitar into a full orchestral performance is no easy task, but he pulled it off brilliantly. He will always describe in very intelligently written detail the reasoning behind the moves he makes with the pieces you submit to him.

  • Listing_thumb_burningwilltolive3 months agoby Verified Review

    Once again Brian serves as proof that it pays to hire the best. Brian, with his keen ear, found microtonal flaws in the pitch of my string section's performances and corrected them. He's a master at quantizing too. He made everything fit together perfectly in my latest piece.

  • Listing_thumb_burningwilltolive4 months agoby Verified Review

    Once again, Brian has fully realized and surpassed my artistic vision.

  • Listing_thumb_12592651_10209146862015686_1032056567726590262_n4 months agoby Verified Review

    Brian is a talented and collaborative professional. I was very impressed with the effort and care that he puts into projects, and would highly recommend him to anyone's consideration the final output exceeded expectations. I enjoyed working with him over the project timeline and would work with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_burningwilltolive4 months agoby Verified Review

    Brian is living proof of the old adage that it pays to hire the best. He wasn't shy to let me know what I could do on my end so he could crank out the best mix possible on his end. He totally exceeded my original vision for the song he worked on.

  • Listing_thumb_rob_headshot11 months agoby

    Brian is a phenomenal engineer. When asked to recommend an engineer in NYC he's almost always my first call. If you need someone with great ears, and immaculate attention to detail there's no way to go wrong with him. He's been the recipient of multiple well deserved Grammy's, and surely there's more to come.

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Interview with Brian Losch

What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Please provide references for a specific sound you are hoping to achieve. A production can go many different directions and it's best for me to understand what you are looking for so we are both happy!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I come from a musical family and music production has always been an inherent skill in my life. From the age of 15 I began recording music and later studied music recording, jazz guitar and computer science at University of Miami (Bmus). I also earned a (Mmus) degree in sound recording from McGill University. I have worked and studied at the Banff Centre for the Arts as an audio associate and Tanglewood Music Center as an audio fellow. Moving to New York City to pursue a career as a recording engineer, I had the opportunity to work with renowned music producers and engineers which led to multiple Grammy awards and further opportunities not just in album production, but in television and film.
Can you share one music production tip?
The mix starts with musicians, the space, then mic placement. It's much more important to get the capture right, then to attempt a compromised fix later on. (i.e. "fix it in the mix!")
What type of music do you usually work on?
Acoustic music recorded in acoustic spaces. However, modern production techniques can be just as useful with a well recorded classical album and I often reference top radio mixes. My interests are eclectic: For example, I like to draw from pop productions for inspiration in making acoustic recordings sound larger than life.
What's your strongest skill?
Technical problem solving. Many times I am hired to work in difficult spaces or given audio tracks that are in need of repair. In every situation I strive to bring out the best possible outcome for the music, audio, and production as a whole.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Typically I am part of a project from start to finish, which includes pre-production, recording, editing, and mixing. Many of my biggest credits are in the classical/jazz genre, but I have a depth of experience in a wide variety of music. I am increasingly involved in post production editing and mixing for a variety of music-based television and film productions.