Dark Star Audio (aka Bruce Mac Vaughn)

Producer, Sound Designer, Mix and Mastering Engineer, Label Owner and All-Around BadAss


Specializing in:

- Mixing / Mastering

- Producing with Ableton Live

- Releases (sync / licensing music / running a label)

- Owning your own business / Client work

- Sound Design (Reaktor and other NI tools)

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Mac Vaughn, AKA Bruce Mac Vaughn, is an audio engineer from the San Francisco Bay Area with over 20 years of music industry experience. He has performed as a touring DJ, live electronic act and bass guitarist. His Techno productions have received major industry support including plays on BBC Radio 1 and top positions in Beatport’s charts. Mac is also the owner and founder of the record label, Fierce Animal Recordings, which houses artists such as Drumcomplex, Ben Champelll, Carlo Ruetz, Cosmic Boys, Maksim Dark, Alex Stein, Kaiser Souzai, Gabriel Moraes and Khainz. Mac has created production music for clients including Nike, University of Phoenix, Asus, West One Music, Dynamic Music, Propellerheads and Sample Magic.

As a mentor, Mac has been a featured speaker, influencer and teacher for some of the top audio schools across the globe. He has given talks and recorded tutorials on production, mixing, mastering, branding and social media for Pyramind, Ableton, SAE, Sonic Academy and Abletunes. Most recently, Mac is a key sponsor of a producer community event called Headroom, where artists and producers can hear their tracks on a professional club (Halcyon SF) sound system in San Francisco. 

Mac also runs and owns the audio firm, Dark Star Audio, which focuses on mixing, mastering and production. His firm has worked with some of the biggest audio labels and brands in the music industry including: EMI, Sony, Downtown Records, Ultra, Spinnin’ Records, Toolroom, Intec, Eric Martin (Technotronic), Saeed Younan and many others. In addition, Dark Star Audio has helped many new musicians start their careers by providing industry navigation through the DSA Artist Development Program.

Bruce's Sites: WebSoundcloud, Instagram, Fierce Animals IG, Dark Star IG, Beatport, Youtube