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Mick Guzauski
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History: Multi-Platinum engineer/mixer Mick Guzauski's love for both music and technology called him when he was in high school. Growing up in Rochester, NY where there were no commercial studios, Mick put together his own studio in parents' basement with equipment that he had begged, borrowed, built, repaired and modified. You could say Mick had one of the first home or project studios! "I met Chuck Mangione, an up and coming composer in Rochester and engineered his recordings as well as mixed his live sound. When Chuck signed with A&M records in 1975, he asked me if I'd like to go to Los Angeles with him to engineer his new album," says Mick.

Enter Mick's first experience in the "big time" recording: A 45 piece orchestra with rhythm section and soloists at A&M studios! "It was trial by fire but it worked out ok and everyone was happy. I engineered several albums for Chuck in the next few years and filally relocated to Los Angeles in 1978," says Guzauski.
Early '80s , Mick worked with Maurice White and Earth, Wind and Fire at the Complex (then George Massenburg Studios). "Being around George was a great learning experience in both the art of recording and in audio technology," adds Mick.

Conway Studios in L.A became Mick's home base in the mid 80's where he engineered and mixed projects for Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Mister Mister, Madonna, Talking Heads, Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Patti LaBelle, Stanley Clarke, Georgr Duke, Quiny Jones, Michael Bolton, Cher,
Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Mariah Carey, Talking Heads and Eric Clapton.

"In 1991 I received a call from Walter Afanasieff, asking me to mix a Michael Bolton record he was working on. It's a great relationship with Walter and Michael, I still do work for both of them. Walter hired me to mix a Mariah Carey album in 1993. Tommy Mottola, then CEO of Sony, liked my mixes and asked me if I'd like to relocate to New York and work for him at Sony Studios. At the time, I sort of wanted to, but I still enjoyed being in L.A," adds Mick.

I accepted Tommy Mottola's offer later and moved back to NY. "This made my wife happy who was shaken by the '94 L.A. earthquake and created great opportunity for me to work on some time-less albums with Tommy at Sony and at Mariah Carey's home studio. I was mixing projects for Mariah, David Foster, Babyface, Boyz to Men, All 4 One and many others," says Mick.

Mick who build his private studio, Barking Doctor Recording in Mount Kisco, NY, is relocating back to Los Angeles in 2013. BDR sported a
Sony OXF-R3 Oxford console and Pro-Tools HD Xcel 3 system with 96 IO's and tudio B is built around a Yamaha DM-2000 console and all the standard mixing outboard that he preferes (Eventide SP-2016's, Manley and GML EQ's, AMS's, EMP Plates and even the Sony 3348HR). "I'm looking forward to living in Southern California again," says Guzauski. Mick has mixed projects for Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, Leann Rimes, Eric Clapton, The Corrs, BB King, Brandy , Marc Anthony, J Lo, Michael McDonald, Mariah Carey and many others.

Current Credits: When Daft Punk started looking for an engineer/mixer to team up with on their fourth studio album - and first in eight years - the recommendation of mutual friend Chris Caswell, the album's keyboardist and arranger, led them to Mick Guzauski (Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Natalie Cole, Kenny G, and Christina Aguilera). Guzauski was actually only vaguely familiar with Daft Punk's work when the band came calling in 2011, but the experience he says has made him a better engineer. Unlike most dance albums, the sound is organic and not overly processed. Guzauski credits the conwayduo of Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo for their musical sensibility. The basic tracks and select overdubs were cut and mixed at Conway Studio C in Los Angeles. Conway's live room was the perfect tracking space for Daft Punk and the Neve 88R-equipped Studio C proved an ideal mix HQ for Guzauski. Recent work includes: mixes for Paddy Casey (Sony/Ireland), R. Kelly single, "Rise Up," for (Zomba/Jive) and Michael McDonald's Universal album and completed mixing Breaking Benjamin's single, "Breath," and Evans Blue's "Q", both radio remixes for Hollywood Records.

The new Guzauski-Swist GS-3a Studio Monitor System is distibuted by GcPro and already in use at countless major recording studios around the globe, such as Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN, and by songwriters and producers including Robert Marvin and Espen Lind. Founders Mick Guzauski and Larry Swist met some 40 years ago and have been working with audio gear ever since. Guzauski-Swist LLC formed from their desire to create studio monitors that offered no compromise with most exciting to listen to near-field/mid-field system they could design given the present technology available. The result is the Guzauski-Swist GS-3a Studio Monitor System, which is comprised of a 3-way 12” active system at 28Hz-20Hz+/-2dB with less than .05% distortion and 3.5 kilowatts of amplification per stereo pair.

Contact: Mic Guzauski or Debappel@jdmanagement.com

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