Dave Trumfio and Kingsize Soundlabs Featured in Mix Magazine
Tom Kenny at Mix recently sat down with cover star Dave Trumfio to discuss the history of Kingsize Soundlabs and their historic partnership with Gold Diggers. Dive in to learn the back-story of Dave's rise from Chicago to L.A. and go behind-the-scenes at the formation of Gold Diggers Sound!
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.
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The Trumfian concept of the sound lab is not new. He’s just developed the idea and made it work better than anyone else. In a nutshell, Trumfio’s studio network includes more than 35 rooms in and around Los Angeles, with roughly 80 percent of them on month-to-month lockout to producers and artists.
For Gold Diggers, as plans went along, they decided to flip the ratio and have only two month-to-month rentals and seven day-to-day rentals, with a focus on touring and visiting artists. While that’s what the demand dictated, any of the rooms can be adapted rather quickly according to needs. Flexibility was built into the equation.
Read the full story of Gold Diggers Sound at Mix Online