Brian Gardner
Background information
Birth name Brian Knapp Garner
Also known as Big Bass
Occupation Mastering Engineer
Years active 1960s-present
Associated acts Jackson 5
Donna Summer
Duran Duran
Mastering Engineer

Brian Gardner is a mastering engineer, whose work has included credits on Duran Duran's Pop Trash album.


Brian has been Mastering hit records since the 1960s, with the first seven Jackson Five singles when he started as an engineer. His professional career began when Bill Robertson at Capitol Records helped him land a job at RCA Records, starting out in mastering and then recording.

He has over 750 credit including 1970s records by Donna Summer, the Village People, and George Clinton. Brian has worked at Trident Studio in London, UK, and is currently operating at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, USA.

A selection of creditsEdit

  • Tracks of Life - The Isley Brothers (1991)
  • True to Myself - Eric Benet (1996)
  • Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child (1998)
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back soundtrack (1998)
  • Midnite Vultures - Beck (1999)
  • 1999 (new master) - Prince (1999)
  • Emperor's New Groove soundtrack (2000)
  • Pop Trash - Duran Duran (2000)
  • Greatest Hits - Ice Cube (2001)
  • Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack (2000)
  • Rock Steady - No Doubt (2001)
  • "The Sound of Plastic" (2010)