Brian Bertucci began in music as a singer-songwriter during the early 1990’s. He developed a following in college, and played successful shows as a solo artist in coffeehouses and fairs throughout Florida. He began experimenting with recording as an aid to his songwriting, first with a cassette 4-track and drum machine, and then with early computer audio software.

Brian’s first demo, the nine song “Closer then Ever” was released in 1998.

In 2000, Brian had an eight month stint as bass player in the Melbourne, Florida based rock band OHM. He produced a four track EP for the group in his growing home studio, which they used to secure local bookings. At the same time, Brian was hired as a Multimedia Assistant at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Sonar Work Set upWithin a year, Brian had been brought on full time at KSC and was in charge of producing all audio content for the Digital Media Lab in their Pro Tools TDM studio. For the next seven years, he composed, recorded, and edited music for marketing and training videos, web animations, and interactive games and CD-Roms.

While at KSC, Brian got to touch a shuttle, shoot high speed footage of DSCN1584 copyheat tiles being destroyed, and won a total of five Communicator Audio Awards for his production work. In 2004, he began producing video for the Digital Media Lab, first as a cameraman, then as an editor, and finally as a scriptwriter and full producer.

In 2005, in an opposite reaction to all the corporate music he was making, Brian released his second record of personal material, the stripped down, coffee-house style “Lines.”

DSCN2937In 2006, Brian opened his home studio to outside freelance work and recording students, where he produced projects for a number of local artists and businesses.

In 2007, Brian taught “Intro to Recording Techniques” as an Adjunct Professor at Brevard Community College. The class utilized Brian’s hands-on approach to learning, with students completing real world tasks such as producing radio spots, remixing songs, and mixing 24 track sessions in class.

In 2007, Brian and Launch Pad Audio relocated to Berea, Kentucky, where he offered full audio production services, specializing in local independent artists, and recording arts education workshops.

Living-Arts-and-Science-CenterBrian currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky, where he produces for local musicians and businesses and teaches Audio Production Workshops for The Living Arts and Science Center.  He has worked with The Horse Radio Network, About.com, and Pinnacle Productions.  He is currently working on a new album of original material at Launch Pad Audio.