EP 186: Alex Gamble – Engineering With Intention

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Alex Gamble, a seasoned professional in the realm of audio production, has built a distinguished career as a versatile force, excelling as a Mixing Engineer, Dolby Atmos Mixer, Recording Engineer, and Producer. Guided by a commitment to dismantling technical barriers, Gamble’s focus lies in creating atmospheres that empower artists to step beyond their comfort zones and actively participate in the production process. Beginning their journey at Union Sound Company, Gamble’s career highlights include significant contributions to the award-winning “Antisocialites” by Alvvays, and collaborations with notable artists such as Fucked Up, Broken Social Scene, Arkells, Sarah Harmer, Tanika Charles, and Bruce Cockburn, spanning across labels like Universal Music Canada, Arts & Crafts, Sub Pop, Six Shooter, Royal Mountain, and Bonsound.

Gamble’s passion for challenging the status quo and fostering creativity has resulted in a rich tapestry of critically acclaimed recordings. Their relentless dedication to breaking down technical barriers and creating a conducive environment for artistic expression positions Alex Gamble as a driving force in the ever-evolving landscape of audio production. With an extensive portfolio of award-winning works and a commitment to pushing artistic boundaries, Gamble continues to shape the sonic landscapes of the industry.


  • Taking the leap from a comfy day job to pursue music
  • Making the most out of audio college
  • Finding your own process
  • The secret to capturing great vocals
  • The important conversations you need to have with artists before starting a project
  • Getting clear on your vision before you start recording
  • Working with analog tape
  • Committing to a sound
  • Questions to ask yourself when recording any instrument
  • Getting fat-sounding snares
  • Tuning drums to the player’s techniques
  • How to get your drums in phase
  • Adding drum samples
  • Dolby Atmos mixing: What you need to know before getting into it
  • Who is paying for Atmos mixes?

To learn more about Alex Gamble, visit: https://www.audiogamble.com/

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