Fantasy Studios at Zaentz Media Center


James Gangwer
Chief Technical Engineer

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, James Gangwer got his start in the music business as a player and originally studied electronics to learn how to fix his own amplifier. He continued his education to learn the technical side of tube, solid state and computer based equipment. In August, 2001, he was brought on as a staff member of the Fantasy Studios team because of his unparalleled expertise in vintage microphones and outboard equipment. At the time, the studio’s vast collection was in terrible disrepair. With James’ expertise, Fantasy Studios now boasts one of the finest collections of vintage microphones and outboard gear in the Bay Area. James continues to be the go-to guy for the lofty task of maintaining the valuable and unique collection of gear that Fantasy Studio houses.