Brian Knapp Gardner, also known as Brian "Big Bass" Gardner,[1] is an American mastering engineer. He has worked on a number of recordings since the mid-1960s, including classic rock, funk, disco, alternative rock, R&B, hip hop, pop punk and dance-pop.[2] He is known for his work on hip hop albums, including collaborations with Dr. Dre, who gave him the nickname "Big Bass".[3]

Brian Gardner
Birth nameBrian Knapp Gardner
Also known as
  • Big Bass
  • Big Boss
OriginIdaho, U.S.
Occupation(s)Mastering engineer

He was last employed at Bernie Grundman Mastering, a mastering house founded and run by Bernie Grundman, and is now independent.[citation needed]

Gardner has been nominated eight times for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year award, winning it once for the Outkast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.[4][5]

References edit

  1. ^ Discogs - Brian Knapp Gardner profile and discography
  2. ^ Credits,
  3. ^ Brian Garder Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine,, March 1, 2002. Accessed October 3, 2007.
  4. ^ "Winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner". Brian Gardner Grammy nominations. Retrieved August 21, 2017.

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