Gary Atturio

Remote mixing and production

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Gary Atturio on SoundBetter

A staple of the Brooklyn music scene for 15+ years, I have been engineering and producing for artists such as Savoir Adore, Darwin Deez, Belle Mare, and A Great Big World. I work out of Studio G Brooklyn as well as my own mix / production room in Brooklyn. I'm also an avid bass player, synth player, and guitar player.

Mixing: my mix room is very well tuned, I have great sets of monitors, and all of the latest, greatest plugins. I sum into an analog mixer as well, for that last bit of "life" added to tracks. My goal is to help you achieve your vision while maintaining a level of competitiveness and uniqueness. In remote mixing I have the ability to live steam HD audio from my computer so we can Zoom collaborate on tweaks.

Production: I have a large collection of analog and software instruments as well as fun noisemakers to help achieve your vision. I like working with people to create a "sound" that is unique but can also be relevant. I am an avid guitar, bass, and synth player, and also use analog and digital drum machines to create tracks. I have the ability to track real drums and have many different sessions drummers I can record as well.

Session musician: I love playing bass, guitars, or synths for artists. I can either follow a demo guide track or come up with parts on my own.

Also my band is called Shapes in Calgary and I write, perform, produce and mix all of the music for that band with the exception of lead vocals, which my wife does :)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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  1. Review by Amelia Bushell
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    Gary is an absolute pleasure to work with. I have worked with him on a number of projects now and he consistently brings his best game, making sure you’re happy with the final product. He encourages your input in a friendly and understanding way but he is also able to take the reigns on creating a sound he thinks might sound great for
    your song. Because he is wealth of musical knowledge, it’s easy for him to create exactly the sound you’re looking for. I highly recommend him!

Interview with Gary Atturio

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am especially proud of Belle Mare - Liars EP. It’s such a great listen. I played bass, engineered and mixed it.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently: mixing, mastering, producing, and recording ADR for a feature length movie!

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Yes! Amelia Bushell and Grady Walker are two amazing writers / producers I work with often.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. There are no rules!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: While we are working together you and your music will be my strongest focus.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I love coming up with things that create an intense reaction in people. I love when there’s a cool thing in a track that I helped to make and every time it comes around people say “that’s so awesome!”

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: What kind of music do you work on? I usually answer that I’m not super picky about the type of music, but rather the quality and genuineness of it.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That analog gear alone makes your music automatically better!

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I like to hear rough mixes, demos (no matter how rough.) What are your goals? Do you have any inspirations / references?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Check out things I’ve worked on to see if we’re the right fit!

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Electricity (lol), a wind screen (islands are windy), a pair of NS10 studio monitors, a laptop, and an AKG 414 b-uls.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I was first a classical violinist from when I was very young. I then pivoted to rock music in my early teens. I studied jazz in college, where I also started to teach myself production. I moved to NY in my early 20s and was in bands and started working at studios. I’ve been making my living through music since about 2008.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I’m a pretty exploratory musician / mixer. I like to experiment to find the least obvious paths to what feels best.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to work with David Bazan of Pedro the Lion. I think he’s an exceptional songwriter and I love the production on his solo albums.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: I like to do extensive pre-production before diving into recoding the “real thing.” Often lots of those elements get kept to the final mix.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I typically like to work on indie pop / indie rock.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I think my ear for arrangement, mixing, and voicing are my strongest skills.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I like to bring unpredictability and clarity to a song. My typical instincts are to not do the obvious. I like to enhance the emotional content within a song.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: For mixing I typically start from the artist’s rough mix. I usually like to work for a half to a full day and then send a version 1. I also have the ability to steam my mix and we can work on the mix in real time.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a mix / production room in Bushwick, NY. I have a pretty good collection of analog and digits synthesizers. I mix through an analog summing mixer.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Elliott Smith, David Bazan, Beach House, Death Cab for Cutie

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Mixing, production, bass, guitar, synths, mastering, musical direction.

Terms Of Service

For mixing I typically allow one recall session for free, and after that it's an additional $75 per recall session. All other edits I like to work until it's done; within reason of course.

GenresSounds Like
  • Beach House
  • Boards of Canada
  • Headphones
Gear Highlights
  • Electrodyne Summing Station
  • Korg Polysix
  • Oberheim Matrix 6
  • Moog Slim Phatty
  • UAD
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