I have been a bass player for more than 35 years, and have been recording for more than 30. Once I became more involved with recording, that became my passion, while my bass playing continued, along with a valiant effort at guitar, several other stringed instruments, as well as keyboards.
I spent 7 years as a professional recording engineer in Northern California. During that time, I worked on all sorts of sessions, music and voice-over alike. I worked on large-format Neve consoles, recording to DA88, ADAT, and 2" tape, as well as Pro Tools. I was also the Forensic Audio engineer at the studio, which had me working on restoration of old recordings from 78s and old reel-to-reels, to assorted jobs where I was trying to pull voices out of background noise.
I've been at Sweetwater for 10 years, and have helped countless people realize their dream recording studio systems, as well as helping configure PA systems, both large and small. I really enjoy using my experience to be sure that my customers find the perfect gear to meet their needs.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1316E-mail Mark
Apogee certified, ProTools trained, Focusrite RedNet, Vivitek certified. Sweetwater University.
I grew up in Ohio, and spent 15 years in California
Pro Tools, mics, analog preamps, compressors, EQs.
I have a ProTools HD system, a variety of preamps, lots of mics, from Rode, Blue, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, AKG, etc. Some Synths, 2 basses, several guitars, etc.
I am an avid photographer
"I reject your reality, and substitute my own."
Mythbusters or Top Gear. I could watch them back to back to back.
While on vacation riding through the Virginias, I took a phone call from a customer. He needed help getting his computer and software configured, and knew that I would be able to help him fast. My wife took over the driving, and I got my customer up and running!
I am surrounded by some of the smartest people I've ever met, and we all are trying to row the boat faster, and in the same direction.
I've worked on sessions with Brian Setzer, Marie Osmond, MC Hammer, the Brubeck Brothers, Smashmouth, Vivian Campbell, Eric Valentine
Sweetwater is the best online music store period. Mark Bruhn and Nikki always do a good job for me. That's why I'm a lifetime customer. Sweetwater has everything I want and if they don't Mark or Nikki get it for me, enough said.
Lee from Binghamton, NY
I am certainly not one of the largest spenders at Sweetwater and yet, Mark has always made me feel like I’m his biggest customer. Sweetwater’s prices are very competitive, but it’s Mark’s attention that keeps my business. Even a bigger factor is the trust that Mark has established with me over the years. It is the main reason that Sweetwater is the only place I will buy online. Thanks again Mark.
Rick from Tujunga, CA
I expect that my purchases have been in the bottom 10% of Marks customers, but he has always treated me as if I were in the top 1% - even when I was just ordering a cable. Although "time is money", I never felt rushed when talking to Mark. I could have saved a lot of money early on if I had only ordered from Sweetwater after talking to Mark about what my needs were and what equipment would meet those needs. Rather than doing my own novice research and thinking I knew what I was doing. Good move going to free shipping - I hope the policy has netted increased sales and you have more than broken even.
Richard from Winnebago, MN
Dear Sweetwater, Thanks again for your great service in 2012. My salesperson, Mark Bruhn, has been extremely helpful over the last few years. I count on his counsel and it seems like he's practically part of my studio himself. He's patient, knowledgeable, and always responds to my seemingly endless questions. Since 2007, his advice has helped to make my studio outstanding and I have several GRAMMY nominations and Year-end Best of accolades for my music and productions thanks to his enthusiastic and patient advice.
Paul from Nashville, TN
Excellent Job! Mark Bruhn was very helpful from the start til the end. I am very happy with the whole experience of purchasing a guitar from you.
Steve from Novi, MI