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Zach Fisher

Chief Engineer

Zach Fisher has made music production the center of his life for the past 15 years. Primarily rock and live-band focused, Zach enjoys working with artists at all levels ranging from emerging bands to Grammy award winning and household name artists such as Weezer, Rancid, Bad Religion and more. A musician himself, Zach has a deep knowledge and understanding of both the songwriting and recording aspects of record production and can help you from start to finish with arranging, writing, producing, tracking to mixing and mastering.

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Jack Ruley

Studio Manager

Studio Manager and co-owner of Big Bad, Jack Ruley has been with the studio since the beginning. He is understanding of both the artistic and recording processes, and will help accommodate any of the artist's needs from scheduling and booking time to arranging session players, instrument rentals, engineers, and equipment rentals 

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Brian Fomoba


Brian is a California native with a passion for music and he is an in-house engineer here at Big Bad. He grew up on hip hop, r&b, and latin music but welcomes every and any genre with open arms. He’s been working in music for 5 years and is knowledgeable in production, composition, arrangement and songwriting.


Nate Van Fleet


A midwest native, Nate received his BA in Jazz Drumset Performance from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then moved behind the recording console to join Mike Mogis and Benjamin Brodin at Another Recording Company in Omaha, NE. During his time there, he worked as an assistant engineer and session drummer collaborating with artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Bright Eyes, and Avi Kaplan.  Since relocating to LA, Nate has centered his focus on drumming, producing, and mixing. His recent work includes records for Barns Courtney, Cuco, and Grace Weber.

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