with award-winning engineer

David Gnozzi (MixbusTV)

and professional drummer

Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big)


David Gnozzi

As a former professional musician with 2 albums published (Universal Records and Danse Macabre Records), David has been recording and mixing for almost 20 years. He fully dedicated himself to recording, mix and mastering after ending his career as musician in 2010. 

On top of countless productions, mix and mastering for artists all over the world, David won ‘best album of the year’ in 2018 with multiplatinum McSolaar’s “Geopoetique” 

In 2014, he started the popular youtube channel MixbusTv, which became quickly one of the most trusted and respected mix and mastering channels, which is known for its detailed and technical reviews of pro audio hardware and software.

Now located in L.A., California, David has his residency at the world class “hit-factory” Echobar Studios in North Hollywood, available as a producer,  mix & mastering engineer.

In 2019, David is starting MixbusTV Productions, a Los Angeles based production team of songwriters, singers, recording artists and beatmakers, producing upcoming artists like Deezel, Ty Oliver, Isabelly Sierra Kelly, Flo Oramasionwu and many more.


Matt Starr has recorded and toured with Mr. Big, Ace Frehley (KISS), Beautiful Creatures, as well as members of Guns ´N Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, and more.

In addition to being an accomplished touring and recording musician, Matt has been teaching drumming and production for the last 20 years. Matt draws from real world experience to give you practical and useful direction for maximum growth and success — Which makes him not only a great drummer and producer, but also an excellent teacher!


Achieve Professional Drum Recordings
Using A Minimalistic Setup

When I first started out as an engineer, I used to struggle heavily with Drum Recording.

The whole process was confusing to me, there were just so many variables!

I was unsure where to place my mircophones in order to achieve an accurate, punchy and 3-dimensional capture of the kit.

But even worse: I felt that – with the little and inexpensive equipment I owned at the time –  I would NEVER be able to achieve the huge recordings I was looking for – no matter how hard I tried.

Can you relate?

Bear with me, there’s good news!

As my career developed, I was blessed to work with the amazing producers (Shelly Yakus, Jack Douglas) who had recorded my favourite albums.

When they told me about their drum recording process, I couldn’t believe it!

It turns out that many of the sounds I admired had actually been tracked on highly minimalistic setups: Using few microphones and some of them were even tracked in completely untreated rooms!

How did they do it?

By focusing on drum tuning, great performances and outstanding micing technique!

This course will teach the techniques professional engineers use to do all 3 of these things.

So you can achieve outstanding recordings in your studio as well!


Capture Pro Recordings

Using The Gear You Already Own

Are you a looking to capture big, 3-dimensional drum sounds, but don’t have a ton of fancy microphones or preamps at your disposal?

Then this course is custom tailored to you!

Learn the recording techniques the pros use to capture a full drum kit using a 2, 3, or 8 microphone configuration.

No matter how many mics you own – by following these concepts you can be sure to achieve fantastic drum sounds every time!

All you need are the stock pre-amps in your interface and a set of affordable mics.

Drum Tuning Matt Starr

Get A Great Sound At The Source: Drum Tuning

When recording, the core sound of your drums matters. A LOT.

If the sound isn’t right to begin with, no advanced micing technique or mixing trick can help you to fix it.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn drum tuning from one of the most sought after session and touring drummers in the industry: Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley).

Discover how to use tension to tweak the attack and fullness of the drums, when to tune top vs. bottom heads, how the strand count affects your Snare sound – and a lot more.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a deep understanding of how to tune your drums to compliment the song and genre, as well as the room you’re working in.

Achieve Huge Sounds With Impeccable Microphone Placement:

Microphone placement might be the most complicated part of Drum Recording. Sometimes even moving a mic by just 1 inch can make the difference between a crisp and clear sound or a washed out mess.

On top of that, you may have to change your approach, depending on the amount of mics you have at your disposal and which genre sound you’re looking for.

This course will clear up the confusion and teach you the techniques you need to achieve great recordings in any situation: From overhead and room micing, to finding the sweetspot for individual drum mics, recording with perfect phase and more.

Drum Microphone placement
hiphop production decisions

Learn Not Just The How, But Why

Watching Youtube tutorials and learning new concepts is great! But it can become confusing if you’re missing a plan, a strategy to approach your recordings. Only if you understand the why behind every decision, you’ll grow as a producer and turn out great tracks on a regular basis.


We’ve included all mulitracks of this recording session, so you can A/B the sound of every micing technique and understand how to shape your drum sound using various setups and approaches.

Master Drum Recording
Once And For All


If you follow your dreams and build a career for yourself, there’s always risk involved. But if you truly want to be successful in music, the biggest risk is NOT taking action at all. Even a-list producers keep learning new things on a daily basis – it’s THAT important!

This is a great opportunity to learn from some of the best engineers and drummers in the industry.

So let me ask you: What is the bigger risk? Not taking this course and having your drum recordings stagnate over the next months, or spending a few bucks to learn new concepts that could change your music forever?

However, we want to make 100% sure that you can only win with this purchase. So we’re including a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee for you! You can pick up this course right now, and if it doesn’t help you take your tracks to the next level you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked. You can even keep the files!


Instant Download


This course is a collection of downloadable zip files. These downloads are yours for life! Yes! You can stream every single Pro Mix Academy course! No need to download!

If you have any issues at all please contact us to and we’ll get you taken care of right away!

Absolutely. We’ve included all multitracks for your mixing pleasure!

No way! There is no “correct” choice. The concepts and techniques that we teach will apply to any major DAW like Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Reaper, Fruity Loops, Studio One and other similar platforms. All of these DAWs have great stock plugins, which can do just as much as Protools stock plugins.

No, this course is designed to teach you how you can use the plugins that you already own to get better sounding mixes. We are teaching concepts, techniques and thought processes that can be used with any DAW or plugin.


Feel free to email us with any questions.