MUSIC RECORDING & VIDEO PRODUCTION

Gadgetbox is the recording studio model of the future: providing recording artists and creative visionaries with the content they need for success.

Home of esteemed producer/engineer Andy Zenczak and his team of audio/video zealots,  Gadgetbox is a unique artist-driven environment focused on creativity- and the art in capturing it.

MUSIC

We spend our days helping to craft music in varying degrees of complexity--- from broadcast-ready full-scale album production, singles, EPs, or location recording at live venues... we've done it all.

Our 15 years of recording in Santa Cruz provides us with an understanding of the creative community in this area, and the ever-changing goals of the independent musician.  In short, we get it-  and we have the space, tools, and people at the helm to help you capture the magical moments in a way that will exceed your expectations.  [MORE]

VIDEO

In today's world, your audience is watching -- and whether you're an independent band/songwriter, or a creative entrepreneur, business, or non-profit organization, we have a team that can craft a compelling video and tell your story-  with the same amount of passion that you put into it. 

If it's time to 'humanize' your website with a genuine look at what makes your vision special, look no further - the Gadgetbox Production team produces rich video productions that tell your story and help you expand your audience with a personal and creative flair.  [MORE]

 

CREW

ANDY ZENCZAK
Gadgetbox's grand poobah and head teaboy, Andy has been producing and engineering for over 15 years.  A 2014 Gail Rich Award winner, Andy has worked as a producer/engineer with 400+ artists and has over 1500 mixed songs under his belt. With his most recent passion of cinematography and producing videos, he's now equally at home helping artists craft both finely-tuned recordings AND capture rich cinematic videos with his Canon 6D (when he doesn't have it pointed at his two kids...)  [MORE]

PATRICK BREDE
Audio avenger, computer crusader, mountain biking maven and location recordist extraordinaire, Patrick's dedication to capturing audio is rivaled (only barely) by his keen appreciation of fine brews and whiskey. He can also be found behind a camera taking exceptional still photos and video for many of our productions.

JULIAN FARAS
Julian serves as our dutiful director, Final Cut Pro editor, chief cinematographer and special effects swashbuckler, telling stories with whatever tool it takes to get the job done. A 2013 SF State BECA graduate, Julian's confident storytelling skills and ultra-attentive editing skills dovetail nicely with his music background, making for an explosive creative combination.

CELESTE DERUISA
Our go-to gal and woman of many hats, including wardrobe monitor, makeup artist, hair-stylist, psychological masseuse and video production assistant all-star, Celeste can organize/prep a shoot, whip up some great graphics, sing a backing vocal on your record AND plan a mean party.

JASON HATFIELD
As a film school graduate and a performer/songwriter and avid music listener, Jason brings a deep skill set in both video and audio pursuits- he can be found storyboarding, building shot lists, helping direct traffic on set, or navigating Pro Tools - generally with an ear-to-ear grin doing whatever he's up to.

COLLIN ATKINSON
A graduate of CSUMB's recording and engineering program, Collin brings a positive and upbeat spin to all things audio.  He has a solid foundation in music theory as well, and played out regionally with his band  Custom Fit.  Whether it's setting up in the studio or keeping it solid on location, his detail and diligence helps keep things running smooth.

LOCATION

Gadgetbox is located in the blossoming west-side arts neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA.  With the Monterey Bay coastline in walking distance and world class eateries, wineries, craft-style bakeries, coffee shops,  brewpubs, and the county's largest organic grocery store within a couple of blocks, you'll find break time both convenient and inspiring.  [MORE]