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Brian Gardner

Brian Gardner

Real/full name:
Brian Knapp Gardner
Place of birth:
United States


Retired mastering engineer, formerly at Trident Studio, London and subsequently operating at Allen Zentz Mastering, Hollywood and Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.

Known for his collaborations with Dr. Dre.

Often referred to as "Big Bass".

The inscribed flower and bird motifs in the deadwax to the right of AZ are of mastering engineer Brian Gardner.


Gardner has been awarded seven Grammy nominations, six of which were for Album of the Year and one Grammy win for Album of the Year (Outkast's SpeakerBoxxx).

Alice in Chains

2016 Live Facelift (Live album) Mastering


2010 7th Symphony Mastering

Black Tide

2010 Bury Me (Single) Mastering
2010 Honest Eyes (Single) Mastering
2011 Walking Dead Man (Single) Mastering
2011 That Fire (Single) Mastering
2011 Post Mortem Mastering

Cyco Miko

2011 The Mad Mad Muir Musical Tour (Part One) Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")

Death Angel

2008 Sonic Beatdown (Single) Mastering
2008 Killing Season Mastering


2007 Beneath the Tides (Single) Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2007 Down III: Over the Under Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2007 Mourn (Single) Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")


1992 Earthshaker Mastering


1998 Embrace the Eternal Mastering
2001 Hold Your Breath Mastering

Fear Factory

1993 The Breed Beyond (Split) Mastering (track 5)
1993 Fear Is the Mindkiller (EP) Mastering


1993 Bow Mastering


1988 Mother Mastering


1995 Plastic Planet Mastering


2015 Black Age Blues Mastering


2008 Brothers in Arms (EP) Mastering

Golden Core

2019 Fimbultýr Mastering

Infectious Grooves

1999 Borracho Mastering
2000 Más borracho (Split) Mastering


2009 Wavering Radiant Mastering
2010 Melvins / Isis (Split) Mastering


1986 Masque Mastering

Lamb of God

2006 Sacrament Mastering
2009 Wrath Mastering
2011 Hit the Wall (Single) Mixing


2014 The Sun Will Rise Again 〜 撃魂霊刀 Mastering (as "Brian 'Big Bass' Gardner")


1990 Count Your Blessings Mastering

Mari Hamada

1996 Persona Mastering


2014 Hold It In Mastering (on tracks 2, 9)
2014 Hold It In Mastering (tracks 2, 6, 10)

Michael Sweet

1995 Real Mastering

Miss May I

2012 At Heart Mastering


2003 Atomic Ritual Mastering


2004 Probot Mastering (as "Bryan Gardner")


2011 Origen Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")


2007 Snakes & Arrows Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2012 Clockwork Angels Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2013 The Studio Albums 1989-2007 (Boxed set) Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")


2008 The Age of Nero Mastering

Suicidal Tendencies

1994 Love vs. Loneliness (Single) Mastering (as ""Big Bass" Brain Gardner")
1994 What You Need's A Friend (Single) Mastering (as ""Big Bass" Brian Gardner")
1994 Love vs. Loneliness (Single) Mastering (as ""Big Bass" Brain Gardner")
1994 Suicidal for Life Mastering
1997 Suicidal Friends & Family (Split) Mastering (as "'Big Bass' Brian Gardner")
1999 Freedumb Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2000 Free Your Soul... and Save My Mind Mastering
2008 Year of the Cycos (Split) Mastering
2010 No Mercy Fool! / The Suicidal Family Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
2013 13 Mastering
2016 World Gone Mad Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")
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Within Temptation

2004 Stand My Ground (Single) Mastering (tracks 1, 4) (as "Brian "Big Bas" Gardner")
2019 Resist Mastering (as "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner")

World Bang

1997 Alice D Mastering
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