Gary Atturio

Remote mixing and production

7 Reviews (5 Verified)
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 :)

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

7 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark S.

    Gary is great to work with,
    He wants to make a great song every time and is willing to
    listen to my suggestions and also give them when needed.
    He is willing to stick it through when things get tough
    and I appreciate that.
    thanks again Gary..

  2. Review by DIR52
    by DIR52

    Gary took my song to another level once again. A fabulous producer and musician who is great to work with, responsive to feedback and who brought his own creative flair to craft a track that exceeded my expectations. Highly Recommended.

  3. Review by DIR52
    by DIR52

    Gary is a master craftsman, a great ear for a song and knows exactly what to do to make your song sound amazing. Another wonderful experience with this very talented producer.

  4. Review by DIR52
    by DIR52

    Outstanding mixing and production work by Gary. He took a promising demo and turned it into a beautiful gem of a track, rich in tone and perfectly balanced. He had a clear vision for the song and delivered it with bags of style. I would highly recommend working with him; a very talented professional who is so friendly and easy to work with. I would love to work with Gary again.

  5. Review by Mark S.

    As someone new at this I really appreciated Gary's patience with me.
    He took my song to new heights with his great ideas and expertise.
    He has a gift for getting the most out of a singers voice.
    I would highly recommend Gary and would not hesitate to use him in the future.

  6. Review by Harrison Cohen

    Gary is one of my all-time favorite collaborators. He is an exceptional producer, mixing engineer, songwriter, bassist, and music director. We have worked together on countless projects and in numerous different settings. I cannot say enough good things about this human being. He always gives his 1000%, is insanely talented, and is a great person. I highly recommend working with him.

  7. Review by Amelia Bushell
    by Amelia Bushell

    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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