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"Deva Productions is
everything you ever dreamed of in a studio: a roomy and great-sounding
recording space; a piano that's a joy to play and listen to; the latest
and best gear; a beautiful, peaceful setting; all presided over by an
engineer with years of experience and the ears to prove it."
Lisa Baney, jazz singer.
"I have so appreciated
the expertise, patience and excellent results from recording and editing
sessions with Bruce. From my experiences with him as my recording
engineer, I was compelled to have him as our main engineer for each of
our concerts at Music at the Mission Concert Series in Fremont, CA. The
results have been fantastic."
"For me, Deva Productions
has been a real find. In addition to being CEO of Spiraling Music , I am
the director of music at my church. We produced a meditation CD at Deva
Productions to sell as a fundraiser for the music ministry. To my
delight, Bruce was, in addition to being an excellent engineer, a coach
for the youth who participated on flute, sax, and gongs. Deva
Productions provides a creative working studio to get a lot accomplished
quickly. Bruce is highly skilled in the use of his state of the art
I would recommend Deva Productions to any serious musician looking to produce a successful project."
Merril Collins, Pianist, Composer
"Bruce is a dream to work
with. He is always on time and ready to go; he has great equipment and
really knows how to use it; and he has both terrific ears and a great
sense of humor. I highly recommend him as a recording engineer."
Dr. Christy Dana
University of California, Berkeley, CA
|"I've had 10 CDs recorded and produced at Deva Productions. From the very beginning I was impressed by how easy it was to work with Bruce Mishkit and how well he conducted the sessions. His advice was always solid, and ultimately, by the time the product was finished and all beautifully mastered, there was nothing more to be desired. He is the consummate pro."
Ronald Ermini, composer
"Bruce is the best! A
miracle worker! He made my 'Live from St. Croix Concert' MORE THAN
LIVE!...He is a joy to work with. He works fast, efficiently, and is
also a fine musician. He also provided artistic guidance in the audio
production and musical decisions. He was compassionate with all his
billing and time and totally available for the project when I needed
him. Can't wait for the next project. I recommend him to all my
Bassist, teacher, author, recording artist
"I have recorded with
various groups at Bruce Mishkit's studio and found every session to be
very enjoyable and productive. We have always gotten great results no
matter what the instrumentation was. Being a musician himself, Bruce has
a great sense with regards to acoustic realities and how best to capture
each musician's true sound. Whether it is classical, jazz, or rock, he
can get it done."
Bevan Manson is an L.A. based composer and jazz pianist. Besides studio work in L.A. he has worked with Bob Sheppard, Gunther Schuller, George Garzone, Darol Anger, and many others. He is currently writing and producing orchestral recordings for various singers and instrumentalists.
"Recording at Deva
Productions and working with Bruce Mishkit is really a comfortable and
productive experience. What more can you ask for? Bruce is always
cheerful, he's on top of the latest recording technology, and, he's a
musician with a great ear. As picky as I am, he is always accommodating
with helpful advice, suggestions and good humor.
Prominent classical, folk and pop artists around the country have praised not only the content of our CD but also the clarity, balance and faithful reproduction of our sound. What better way to recommend an establishment than to mention we are now recording CD number two at Deva Productions with Bruce at the helm!"
Greg Mazmanian for all the Mazmanians.
"A fine musician himself,
Bruce is a good friend to the artist. With
kindness and humor he puts one at ease… as much as is possible in a
recording studio! He is thoroughly an expert technically, he inspires
confidence and identifies with the project, ensuring the best possible
results. During my sessions at his studio in the Lafayette hills, I
enjoyed his company and profited happily from his wisdom."
-Matthew Owens, Cellist
|"I love working with Bruce Mishkit at Deva Productions. He makes you feel like you're at home and places the musician's needs first. His Steinway is stunning and really responsive. Most of all, I am grateful for the diligence in which he is able to produce the highest quality recordings. All too often I have had urgent deadlines and Bruce always made time for a session - he's really there for you. NO ONE can or will do that in a moment's notice. I highly recommend recording at DEVA. Bruce is one of the best engineers around."
Chloe Pang, concert-pianist
"Bruce Mishkit is an
excellent sound engineer as well as an excellent musician. His deep
knowledge of many styles of music, combined with his technical
expertise, has made every project I've done at his studio a joy to work
on. He is also one of the few engineers in the Bay Area who gets a truly
great acoustic jazz sound that is both natural and modern at the same
time. I wish I could work there all the time."
David Rokeach, Drummer
Bruce has been fantastic to
work with. We began to use Deva Productions two years ago and we were so
impressed that we hired him for our entire concert season. Our chamber
music performances take place in a wide variety of venues. Bruce always
finds a way to make even the most basic venue work! The quality of his
recordings are absolutely stellar and his price and punctuality make him
one of the best around.
Pamela Freund-Striplen, violist
Artistic Director - Gold Coast Chamber Players
"Bruce Mishkit is not only a fine saxophonist and good friend, but he is a high level recording engineer who runs an excellent studio complete with a beautiful piano. He and I have worked together on a number of projects including: mastering two of my CDs, recording a voice and piano duo and overseeing the recording of my student jazz group from the Jazzschool in Berkeley. Through all of these projects, Bruce is meticulous, thoughtful, precise and is committed to making the "sound" right. If you have a recording project requiring faithful sound reproduction and an ironclad endeavor to capture the music as it is, I recommend Bruce Mishkit as an engineer of considerable skills and musicality."
After playing on a couple of other projects at Bruce's studio, I knew this was where I wanted to record my project. He has great equipment, a beautiful peaceful setting, and is very acommodating with scheduling ( yes, working on Sundays, late hours, etc). He has geat ears, so it's like having an extra producer on the session.
Mary Fettig, Woodwinds
3435 St. Marys Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
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