EP 77: Optimizing Your Creativity (With Don Gunn)

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Don Gunn is a freelance recording/mixing engineer, producer, and musician in Seattle, WA. who has worked with hundreds of artists over the years including Death Cab for Cutie, Peter Frampton, Soundgarden, The Lonely Forest, King Crimson, The Humans, and Fences.

Don started Gropius Mastering in 1997, but recently returned to the more creative side of producing, recording, and mixing. He primarily works at Two Sticks Audio in Seattle, a brand new room built by Jason McGerr from Death Cab for Cutie, but also Studio Litho and other fine rooms around Seattle. Don has also written an instructional book on Apple’s Logic Pro DAW.


– Scheduling creative time

– Compartmentalizing your work to optimize your creative focus

– Batching tasks

– How to edit your drums but keep a human feel

– The challenges that come along with mixing live albums

– Mixing King Crimson and Death Cab For Cutie

– Mixing music in surround sound

– How to clean up audio with clicks, pops, and noise

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