About

Bruns holds a Masters Certification in music production from Berklee. His specialties include live multi-track recording, vocal tracking / comping / tuning, editing, mixing, live drum & percussion tracks, and beat programming. He uses ProTools (is AVID certified), Ableton software, and a combination of outboard analog  signal processors and “in the box” audio plugins.  He is also the studio designer and Recording Arts Director at a top private school in Studio City, CA.

Equipment

State-of-the-art equipment including the latest audio plug-ins, hardware, software, and acoustic treatments.  Record and produce vocals, make beats, and overdub percussion, guitar, keyboard, and bass tracks at industry standard quality.  Patio lounge area for taking a break.

Drum Tracks

Distinguish your productions where loops and sample libraries can fall short by adding the LIVE percussion of Bruns’ tight grooves, syncopated ideas, and unique textures.  When called for, utilizing any plethora of authentic folkloric instruments from his extensive collection procured over decades of  his own world travels/studies (see travel page).

Bruns specializes in Orchestral (including mallets), Steel Pan (all voices), Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean, and West-African percussion, as well as most styles on the drum set.  He is also a stellar sight-reader and can make his own charts as needed.  Tracking can be done off-site (project studio / commercial) or on-site.   Bruns’ state-of-the-art studio is fully equipped with a variety of name-brand  mics, preamps, and A/D converters, in a professionally acoustic-treated room (studio fees apply).

Recording & Mixing

Recordings that Bruns engineered, edited, mixed and/or mastered (click on album cover to hear samples)

Sync & Placements

Bruns produces music for commercial placements, “bump” (intro) music for YouTube Channels / Podcast,  theme songs for movies / shows, and “jingles” for commercials.

Coffee Commercial Remake.

Music done for Root2Rise Yoga.

Audio Production

Bruns produces recordings for acoustic bands at top studios in major cities around the word.

Studio & Curriculum Design

Bruns is the designer of the educational recording lab and founder of the Recording Arts & Production program at Campbell Hall school in Studio City, CA

Academic & Industry Credentials

  • Master’s Certificate in Music Production (Berklee)
  • Certified ProTools Instructor (AVID)
  • Recording Academy  (Voting Member)
Bruns records drum & percussion parts for Byron Motley and his ALL-STAR lineup![see video HERE]
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