Engineers

Please contact us for more information regarding our engineers and producers.
Dave Trumfio music producer
Dave Trumfio
Owner/Producer

BIO: 

"Dave Trumfio did not just drop out of the sky and appear on the Los Angeles studio scene, at the door of Gold Diggers Sound, with Kingsize Soundlabs fully formed. He actually arose out of his parent’s basement in a western suburb of Chicago in the mid-1980s, complete with Robert Smith hairdo and wearing Creepers, the variety that earned him an early nickname of Thick Soles.

But the musician-centered, DIY approach to recording and studio construction has been with him all along, from the initial Trumfio Den at age 16 with a boombox, then Fostex X15 4-track, on through the first iteration of Kingsize Soundlabs in a rented house in Rogers Park and an upgrade to 16-track." - Mix Magazine

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

AllMusic

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Rudyard Lee Cullers
Chief Engineer

BIO: 

Ruddy is an audio engineer/mixer/producer/musician who has worked with many top names in alternative, punk, electronic and pop music. He worked as an audio engineer at Stratosphere Sound in New York City from 2000 to 2012. Since then, he has freelanced and has split his time between Virginia and Los Angeles. From 1992 until 1998 he managed the legendary 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA.

 

“Ruddy is one of my favorite engineers to work with. Every session I’ve had with him, both with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and with other projects, has been a true pleasure.”

— Nik Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

 

“Rudyard Lee Cullers is a top-notch engineer, producer, and musician. A beloved presence and vibe master on sessions and all-around good guy to have working on your music!”

– James Iha  (Smashing Pumpkins)

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

ruddyleecullers.net

Celso Estrada recording engineer
Celso Estrada
Head Engineer

BIO: 

Celso is a recording engineer from Southern California. He grew up in the suburbs just outside of LA. Celso worked his way up from assistant to become one of our house engineers. Celso plays keyboards but started playing bass as his first instrument. He likes a harmony of organic and synthetic instruments and sounds. He considers effect pedals to be a good and close friend.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

AllMusic

Jimmy Dixon recording engineer
Jimmy Dixon
Head Engineer

BIO:

Jimmy is a producer, recording engineer and musician from Detroit, MI. He is a multi-instrumentalist

and will nerd out about gear when the mood is right, but the process of
making records is what he loves most. Finding the balance between experience and in-the-moment creativity seems to be a common theme in every session. His main goal is to create a space where the artist feels comfortable, supported and inspired.

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Ian Stahl
House Engineer

BIO:

Ian Stahl is a recording engineer, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. He has worked with all kinds of artists ranging from alternative rock to experimental classical and Latin jazz big bands. He loves exploring new sounds, finding the sonic identity of each band he works with, and seeing just how far you can push the compressors (all buttons in!).

Hope Brush recording engineer
Hope Brush
House Engineer

BIO: 

Hope Brush is a recording and mixing engineer based in Los Angeles who specializes in full band tracking, vocal engineering and production, and experimental recording techniques. Her background in playing a variety of instruments helps her create a musically focused and natural sounding final product unique to each artist that she works with. Some of her favorite styles to work with are indie and alternative rock, R&B/soul, and folk/singer songwriter. 

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

hope-brush.com

Brian Rosemeyer recording engineer
Brian Rosemeyer
House Engineer

BIO: 

Brian, a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania native, has been working at Kingsize Soundlabs since 2010.  He started out assisting on a wide range of sessions and has since become one of our main house engineers.  He enjoys listening to and recording all types of music.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

AllMusic

Graeme Gibson recording engineer
Graeme Gibson
House Engineer

BIO: 

Since I began my career in the late 90s, technology has vastly changed the recording industry. I was fortunate to get my start at the end of an analog era, which taught me vital technical skills and instilled deep respect for tradition and experimentation. With ever-expanding technology and possibilities, my experience and approach merges the perspectives of eras past and present.

 

For me, there is an inherent intrigue to the process of recording. It is a rewarding collaboration with infinitely unpredictable outcomes. It is susceptible to mood and energy, time and place. Everyone has their own process and an engineer should be a facilitator who adapts to the needs of the music  by using a knowledge of equipment and space to create the best sound.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

graemegibsonsound.com

Rob Duffy recording engineer
Rob Duffy
House Engineer

BIO: 

Rob is an LA native recording engineer and musician who started at Kingsize as an intern in early 2015 and now serves as one of our house engineers. His musical interests and projects are eclectic and wide-reaching, to say the least. One day he’ll be mixing an electronic cover of “I Want It That Way” sung in Mandarin; the next he’ll be recording a black metal band, or producing a twee pop single by a group from Spain. Oh, he’s also in an emo band, and yes he is aware what year it is. Rob brings a sincere and open-minded approach to each project he works on and will also talk about Godzilla movies if you want him to. But only if you want him to.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

cyclopssound.com