MAX HENRY GOTTESMAN
Studio, FOH, and Monitor engineer
As far as I can remember music and sound have always been in my life. Growing up I played piano, bass guitar, and guitar. Mostly self-taught I was inspired to learn by concerts my family would bring me to. My father had been a big fan of jazz, blues, rock, and classical music. My mother was very into disco and the British invasion. I took a studio recording workshop in high school that planted the seed. Shortly after starting college for creative writing I dropped out to intern as a FOH engineer in Tucson, Arizona. I took to it and learned everything I could. The following year I was enrolled at The Institute of Audio Research in New York City. By the time I was 19 I had a degree in audio engineering and production and had been mixing regularly around Manhattan and Long Island. I began recording solo artists and bands at my childhood home. I toured nationally playing and writing songs for the band Gottem. Since then I've worked nonstop to make the world a better sounding place. Today I'm a partner at Best Slice Studios and work for a number of bands, companies, and venues as a freelance audio engineer.
Since I was 19 I've been recording artists of all kinds. I studied extensively at IAR learning all I could working on sessions whenever I could. In 2017 I started working at Soundcheck Studios and in 2018 I became a studio manager. Soundcheck closed in 2019, and I reopened it as Best Slice Studios with friend and fellow engineer Tim Falen. From metal to rock and funk to hip-hop I have the ears, tools, and knowledge to help you get the sound you want!
FOH & MONITOR ENGINEER
Since 2010 live audio engineering has been my passion. I've been able to mix music and corporate events both nationally and internationally. In 2019 I was able to attend a SMAART training and certification, Wireless Workbench 6 masterclass, get both level 1 & 2 Dante Certifications, as well as learning to rig D&B J, V, Y, and KSL line array systems. I also toured with Good Charlotte as monitor engineer and worked major festivals like AfroPunk Atlanta as main stage monitor engineer and RF coordinator.