Brian Gardner

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

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]

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 Album Of The Year Award, winning it once for the Outkast album SpeakerBoxxx/The Love Below. [4] [5]

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  2. Credits,
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  4. "Winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. "Brian "Big Bass" Gardner". Brian Gardner Grammy nominations. Retrieved August 21, 2017.