Producer | Engineer | Composer | Musician
I’m Brian Sargent, Owner and Founder of Aberrant Sound, as well as chief brewmaster and artisan pizza aficionado. Whether you are looking for a punchy, well-balanced audio mix, creative sound design, original composition, voiceover, or full production for your next album, you’ve come to the right place.
I founded Aberrant Sound after getting my start engineering and producing at Sonalysts Studios and Face the Music, but my love for music started much earlier. Using my paper-route money to buy my first guitar at age 12, I spent most of my free time playing in rock bands with influences such as Van Halen, STP, Black Crowes, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. I always found myself behind the console at a gig, tweaking the mix to get it to sound amazing, or recording song ideas with my bandmates. It was at Berklee College of Music, under the guidance of Carl Beatty, Mark Wessel and Rich Mendelson, where I honed my craft not only as a guitar player, but as an engineer, sound designer and audio producer. I loved the sense of creativity and community I felt collaborating with other musicians and making an artist’s vision become reality. With a knack for pulling the best performances out of every musician, writing harmonies and bringing out each instrument in the mix, I strive to create the same “wow” I felt listening to my biggest influences for the first time.
As a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter, I have experienced all aspects of the songwriting process, and received an IMEA Award nomination for Best Country Song for “Take My Hand,” co-written with Linda Pestana. My music compositions, performances and mixes are featured on major television networks all over the world, as well as in some of your children’s favorite toys. I have worked on major brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony and Star Wars, and was nominated for “Outstanding Toy Character - Best Voiceover” by SOVAS for my work as Producer/Director/Engineer for the FurReal Friends brand. I am a voting member of both the Recording Academy (NARAS) and Americana Music Association (AMA), and member of ASCAP and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
In my spare time, you can find me on the ocean with my family, in my wood shop, brewing up a tasty IPA, trying out a new pizza dough recipe or playing music with friends around a fire pit. My favorite part of working in this industry is the energy of collaborating with my fellow artists and creatives. I look forward to working with you to make your project sound its absolute best.