I've been in the industry for 20 years. I Work for independent artists and mayor labels. I put my ears before my eyes. Multi nominated and awarded for several albums. I offer a Free consultation previous to mixing and mastering process.
I have excellent prices and can work within any budget for super high quality professional work.
I can give package deals and lower prices for multiple songs and projects.
My place is a tailored hybrid studio with a rupert neve console and some really nice outboard, combined with the power of UAD plugins and others.
I offer a variety of services:
I think Hybrid mixing its the way to go, I choose that workflow for my tracks and others. Its key to put attention to details and take the music where its meant to be taken without compromising.
Stereo Analog Mastering:
I'll take your stereo mix and process it with analog gear to remove all harshness, tame annoying frequencies, balance the tone, control the low-end, fix muddy frequencies, glue music together, raise the level and get it ready for digital distribution.
I gather together all the stems + the stereo mix and use the channels of the neve and my analog outboard to mix balance and give color/ flavor to the audio. And then I master all the songs properly for digital/ vinyl and cd sources.
Ive been working on music for 20 years now. I have access to all top musicians in the scene, and I own a great studio for tracking with all Class A pre amps and outboard. If you are looking to track a session, lets give it a go!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
101 Reviews - 15 Repeat ClientsEndorse Nacho de la Riega
Working with Nacho for the second time was just as good as the first time. Excellent communication, professionalism, and willing to do anything to make your work sound as good as possible. I'm satisfied yet again!
Amazing job once again Nacho! If you need a record mastered... He's your guy!
Nacho once again did an amazing job. Very professional and very skilled at what he does.
This is my second time working with Nacho and he consistently delivers beyond expectations! I am an amateur musician and he elevates my work making it sound rounded, rich and full. Nacho is an excellent communicator and works very hard to deliver way before the deadline, always. I'm looking forward to working with him very soon in the future and can't wait for the magic he does!
Nacho does an amazing job again. Second time working with him and he mastered the record in less than 24hrs and to perfection. Thanks Nacho!
Communication was timely even tho I didn't have a hard deadline, very professional and accommodating. My finished product sounds exactly how I envisioned it. everything was perfectly leveled. And to my own surprise I didn't need a revision. excellent work!
Nacho is extremely skilled and talented. Not only does he have the technical abilities to bring out the best in a track but he also has the musicality/taste to bring about the best version of your song. Amazing experience and very professional/punctual/understanding.
This is my second time working with Nacho, he's incredible at what he does! He's able to transform a track to a competitive market level no matter the beginnings. He's a consumate professional, a 'master', and a pleasure to work with :) Thank you Nacho, I'll be back!
Nacho is a master at what he does. He polish some harshness and gave me back the record sound better than ever! Will definitely use Nacho again!
I am very happy with the mastering from Nacho. His mastering gives a nice analog sound with a tight and balanced low end that fits perfectly with the song. Even the harsh sound in my mix has been smoothed out sounds good.
In addition to making good sound, Nacho is easy to communicate with and gives you a quick response.
I can highly recommend mastering from Nacho.
Super respetuoso con la mezcla, potenciándola, destacando los puntos fuertes de la canción.
What can I say, Nacho's professionalism is on par with the best in the industry.
Excellent work all around. Looking forward to future tracks with Nacho.
I would recommend Nacho's services to anyone either professional and or novice, the results are amazing.
Excelente trabajo y rápido como siempre. Muchas gracias!
Number one without any doubts. Thanks for the good work Nacho de la Riega. you're the best
Absolutely amazing! Nacho is a master at what he does, making your music sound soo much fuller and richer. He is also friendly, responsive and respects your work. Truly a seasoned sound engineer, delivering beyond your expectations!
Second time working with Nacho, He makes the mix sound alive again. Always a pleasure!
I always enjoy working. thanks nacho. you are a star
with efficient and accurate work, Nacho kindly help us to fix the mix, spice up and take it up to a professional level, keeping the character of the songs with better dynamics. The conversations are intact and instant. Strongly recommend! Working with him is a charm.
I enjoyed working very much. fast feedback and fast job delivery. thanks nacho
Impecable sonido y rápido como siempre. Muchas gracias!
I highly recommend Nacho to anybody who wants to take their productions to the next level. He did it again. We worked on a third song and he did a fantastic mixing. I am very happy with his professionalism and work ethic. Please, visit his website to know more about him and his career. We need to support talent like him. He definitely deserves the shot. Your project will be in the best hands
It was such a pleasure to work again with Nacho. Always profesional and Kind. He made sure to squeeze the best out of it mixing. I highly recommend
Great work Nacho.
Super cool as always, great job. I recommend it 1000%.
Always a pleasure to get my master back, Nacho does good work, quick turnaround as well!
Working with Nacho was very satisfying! The service was quick, he was attentive, and communication was excellent. He really helped me make the proper adjustments to anything that was needed for the mastered track to work out. The result exceeded beyond my expectations. I without a doubt plan on working with him again in the future!
Nacho is a fantastic mixing engineer! I'd like for everyone to know that your project will be taken to the next level. Trust his work!
In my personal experience, he took the challenge to work on my project which was a bit outside of his style and usual work. He understood the vision and essence of the project and delivered something beyond my expectations.
Dont forgot to visit his website to read his biography to get to know more about him and his work.
Don't hesitate more, go and hire him!!!
Nacho is amazing to work with. He is supportive, kind and really focused. Nacho pays attention to detail and was very helpful with good advice for me getting my mixes ready at and prepared for mastering. The finished sound is clear smooth and everything I needed to hear. I highly recommend him.
Still in awe! My masters were perfectly sculped and polished by Nacho. Extremely happy with the outcome. Highly recommended. Thank you again and again!
Nacho is dedicated to the music. It's easy to see through his work ethic that he will go the extra mile if needed to make sure your track hits that professional sweet spot. He was very timely with responses, very transparent, and turned around an excellent master track that I am very satisfied with. Looking forward to working with him again for sure!
Nacho was fantastic to work with. I was seriously lost for words when I first listened back to my mastered track! Couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
Super quick turn around, finished way ahead of schedule.
Nacho was also great to communicate with and will definitely hitting him up for future projects! Thank you!!!
Fast , patient and precise . Thanks !
This has been my 5th time working wit Nacho and it only gets better. Nacho is by far one of the most easy-going people that I´ve worked with, and at the same time is extremely focused, and into the details. He makes it easy from the get go, by getting into what you want to get out of the project, and that makes you feel at home. It´s not easy to share your songs with someone, specially when producing your songs and defining their identity, but it´s a no brainer when you find someone like Nacho.
the best of the market. Nacho you are incredible
Always a pleasure working with Nacho. Good communication, great sounding master, very prompt and got the job done!
It was a great record! I was totally happy with the result !!
The best I have known so far. My first album waits for your magic. You are number one without any discussion
It was a pleasure working with Nacho. Great communication and quick response. The songs sounded great too. I will reach out to him again in the future for other projects.
Un gusto trabajar con Nacho, excelente sonido, perfecta atención y tiempos de entrega muy rápidos!
Well I would say that there are studio sound engineers who are good but when you have wisdom and practice it with love, the result is amazing. Thanks a million Nacho for being part of my artistic career
I am very pleased with the quality of work Nacho did on my song.
The communication was great and the job was done well in advance of the deadline.
It was an immense pleasure to be able to work with a great Mixing and Mastering Engineer. Incredible results. Nacho personally I congratulate you and your Grammy is coming soon. Good job, amazing. These five stars are too few for the quality of your work. You're the best. Greetings from Switzerland. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to take my music to another level.
Brilliant! Gave me so much useful feedback. Always willing to help.
Excellent work and communication. I would recommend to master your song with Nacho if you want to get a high end professional sound.
And another fantastic mastering by Nacho. Took the mix to another level. Opened the stereo image, created more depth, and leveled it in-your-face. Fantastic mastering!
Nacho is extremely talented and affordable. I highly recommend him if you’re an independent artist in need of someone that is willing to give you mix feed back and master your track beyond your expectations. This is not the first or last time I will be working with him.
Nacho is just amazing! He intuitively understood what I wanted and needed. I was so thrilled with the results on every level!
AMAZING !!!!! Amazing work thanks Nacho, I will do all my mixes with you from now on, the best experience I ever have when it comes to mastering a song, Analog and modern sound all in one, Make me sound like a better mix engineer Best choice ever
Thank u so much.
Super fast turnaround. A fantastic and detailed mastering experience. Perfect communication, the artist and myself are extremely happy with the results.
Another fantastic mastering. Kept the organic sound and dynamics of this classical piano performance, while getting rid of resonance, giving it more clarity with a subtle but critical compression.
Absolutely amazing! Took my song to the next level. Fantastic communication and great to work with.
Nacho is a professional engineer who is very affordable for independent artists. He gave me great feedback on my mix, listened to what I wanted for my master, and executed perfectly in a very timely manner. I will definitely be working with him many more times
Nacho is just incredible! The turnaround time and the quality he brings to the track is outstanding. Top notch engineer who I highly recommend to other musicians.
Superb work once again! Nacho always delivers top quality in a timely fashion. Will be working again in the near future, thanks!
Great work once again, got the job done ahead of schedule and it sounds amazing!
A pleasure to work with Nacho. He's prompt and skilled and I look forward to working with his again in the near future!
Excellent job playing, mixing and mastering. Fast service; super communication. I will certainly return with more jobs!
Great working with, Nacho. He is fast, efficient and nice. Everything you’re looking for in a SoundBetter job.
Nacho did an awesome job on my mastering! Also excellent communication, and a quick turnaround on the job..all around good work and will work with him again!
This guy is amazing, just a few words and catch the sense of the song. Great Nacho, we will still working on the future. Cheers!
Nacho is a fantastic engineer. I communicated what I wanted out of the project and he came through with flying colors. His ability as a mixer is only surpassed by his professionalism. He provided me constant drafts and feedback, and was incredibly efficient and timely. Call Nacho!!
Nacho's professionalism was outsanding, he really connected with what I wanted to achieve and was extremely easy to work with, showing a lot of patience as well as commitment. I'm extremely happy with the job he did mixing and mastering my track and I hope I can't wait to work with him again soon.
Nacho was professional, efficient and a pleasure to deal with.
5/5 as always. Opened the mixed, gave it more space and made it more clear and LOUD. Fantastic mastering at an unreal time! Thanks Nacho!
An he did it again! Out of the park Nacho! Thank you!
Amazing work!! A real pleasure working with Nacho! He was professional and kind.
Fast feedback and fast job delivery. Highly recommended.
Extremely versatile and professional Mixing Engineer
El 1. Lástima que sólo hay 5 estrellas para poner, porque merece 100.
The best engineer I ever worked with..Not only a great professional but also a great person who makes the creation process a real pleasure. ¡Thanks Nacho!
Highly recommended, excellent mixing engineer !
Nacho is a fantastic engineer and a great human being. I wholeheartedly endorse him.
Nacho is a fantastic engineer and a great human being. I wholeheartedly endorse him.
Nacho is a fantastic engineer and a great human being. I wholeheartedly endorse him.
I couldn't be more pleased with the job Nacho did with my songs. His experience and professionalism made each song find its own identity and sound beautiful. Also, the communication was great. I'm looking forward to work with him again. Highly recommended!
The absolut best engineer! My choice for Mixing and Mastering, every time.
The best equipment, but more important, the best knowledge on how to use it, plus the patience to understand Whatever it is that you want!!! Super highly recomended
From several years on, working with Nacho has been a real pleasure and audio excellence guaranteed. Always with the ears and heart in what the music stands for and with a superb kwnoledge in technical matters (wich he shares generously). His studio is like our musical bunker since his early days, and in one field or the other, passing the tracks through his beautiful gear and ears is a must.
Nacho no es solo un gran profesional y un apasionado por su trabajo. Es generoso y construye un clima de comodidad. Su principal virtud es su compromiso artístico con el material. Se preocupa por que cada etapa salga a la perfección y entiende estéticamente las necesidades de cada canción, album o proyecto. Hice 3 discos con el, una película y participaciones en grabaciones. Me ayudo a completar la identidad sonora en cada uno de ellos, escuchando y llevando mas allá cada propuesta. Nacho presta su oído, experiencia y corazón en cada trabajo. Es mi ingeniero/productor/artista favorito.
I worked with Nacho several times now and he's always been magnificent. Apart from delivering great sounding work, he is always a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
my favorite engineer in argentina! wonderful audio and excellent communication to have the best result in my music.Thank you for always
Working with Nacho was one of the best and most enjoyable work / musical experiences I’ve ever had. Beyond his artistic contribution (which, in my opinion, is always brilliant) and the warmth with which he approaches each process, his quality as a professional is impeccable. A huge pleasure!
Un placer total trabajar con Nacho, tanto desde lo técnico como desde lo humano. Excelente profesional y gran persona. Recomiendo!
my favorite engineer in argentina! wonderful sound and the best communication to give the best result in my music! thanks forever!
nacho will always be one of my main audio mentors. it’s so musical, intuitive and accurate in the way he mastered my tracks. one of the best engineers i ever met.
Working with Nacho is always a pleasure!. Highly professional and musical, he knows how to make your songs sound amazing and he makes you feel super comfortable every time. Being able to record with Estudio Bulo's equipment is definitely a dream, so I can truly say this is the perfect combo for any musician who wants to sound super pro and to take their music to the next level. Thank you always, Nacho! :)
Nacho de la Riega is by far one of the best engineers I’ve worked with. He is a tech savvy and can not only work the knobs but is also a wonderful musician; which is key in the process of recording, producing and/or mixing music. I recorded my first album with him in Argentina more than 10 years ago and have worked with him ever since, sending him tracks to mix and master, both for my solo projects and with other groups I’ve worked with, like Sempiterno. We were actually at his studio recording this past December and as always, the vibe, atmosphere and professionalism were impeccable.
Nacho De La Riega is one of the finest recording engineers I've worked with in my professional life. Nacho is both a great tech and musician which I find it to be the best combo possible when working on an album. His experience and perspective have been educational in my work as a producer, not only as the person who works the knobs, but also the human aspect of it all. Knows how to treat anyone who comes into the studio with respect and is always open to suggestions and to try new things. I've done 8 projects and I'm looking forward for many, many more to come.
I had a wonderful experience working on my first album with Nacho de la Riega in 2016. He was in charged on the production, recording and masterizing. I found lots of experience, hi quality tech and excellent audio results. I will soon repeat the experience with my second album and I am looking forward to start.
I've worked with Nacho in many opportunities, and I have always been very satisfied with his work, he is always in a good mood and a very hard worker.
He handles each project with love and care as if it were his own, concerned with every detail so that you can get the best result.
I'm always looking forward to work with him, since it is always a wonderful and fun experience.
Nacho is very professional, patient, easy to work with! Have done 8 projects with him already and will keep on doing more! He tends to hit the nail pretty quickly and works pretty fast as well! He is very receptive and detaile
BULO IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RECORDING STUDIO EVER !!! AND WITH THE MOST TALENT AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
SUPER PROFESSIONAL AND RESPONSIBLE !!!!
GREAT PEOPLE, GREAT EARS =GREAT MUSIC
THANKS NACHO !!!
Working with Nacho was a life-changing experience. not only a remarkable human being, but also a great teacher and a passionate artist. His constant search for beauty and sound expression is a fundamental part of our sound with Pyura. As we produce House/Pop music, we need to feel that hybrid electronic-organic texture in our masters and Nacho is just the perfect engineer for that.
I had the opportunity to record, mix and master in his studio with different projects: No Lo Soporto and Yoga. It is a pleasure to work with Nacho, the climate that is breathed in the atmosphere is of relaxation and joy, and this is essential for the recordings to flow in the best way. Nacho´s obbession regarding the quality of the audio guarantees a mark of excellence in the final result.
No Lo Soporto: https://goo.gl/efJCJa
Nacho is so very professional and nice to work with, he is truly one of music's guardian for me in terms of how loyal he is to music and how attentive he is to every detail even in long sessions and those intense moments that encompass any professional recording session. He makes great audio, great mixes, owns high end gear which he operates in a superb manner and works with top musicians and creators all the time. He has a very humane and lovely way of putting creative teams together and guiding them the recording process, and that definitely comes through in his recordings!
I've worked with Nacho de la Riega in my 3 albums with my band "Vecina" (vecinacanciones: twitter, instagram and facebook) He'd masterized the first one ("Foto de un buen dia" 2012) and produced, recorded and masterized the other two ("después de la mudanza", 2015 and "formas de bucear" 2018). just as it looks, as time went by, we choosen to work with him over and over again. We found lots of experience, kindness leadership, hi quality tech and excellent audio results. I Highly recommend!
I worked with him several times, and I keep coming back to him because a) He has the perfect combination of technical/audio skills and knowledge, excellent project and people management, and musical sensitivity. He can wear all hats. b) He commits to every single project he works on. He won't do it just to get the money and move on to the next project, he puts his mind and heart on it. c) If something doesn't go as planned he is a problem solver, he won't let you put a spanner in the works - which us artists usually do. Nacho goes beyond mere service, he is a true partner.
Nacho is my go-to mastering engineer. I know that from the moment my productions get to his beloved studio BULO they can only get better. He has a fantastic musical taste, and always gets in-sync with what I want without even speaking. Besides his high quality, he always has the time and patience to explain everything he did and why, making it a perfect one-stop shop for recording, mixing, mastering & learning. Also really appreciate his boutique studio in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Always a successful experience!
Nacho is definitely my first option if a need to record, mix, or masterize a piece of music. We worked in almost 50 projects with excelent results. Working with him literally changed my ear and my perspective of audio. Has a lot of experience, great gear and a beautiful studio. But for me, the most important is that he has a great ear in a musical sense and knows how to get the sound that i want.
Give him a try and you will be back time after time.
Working with Nacho it’s an amazing experience. He has superb attention to details and great hardware to work with. The piano and Rhodes that he have are soooooo beautiful! Super recommended!
Nacho is the best mixer and mastering chief in the entire area. Excellent support and knowledge. His sensitivity in production can reach wonderful places. Thanks Nacho for all your work on my tracks. Cheers!
Interview with Nacho de la Riega
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record mix and master music. But These days I have at least one Stem Mastering session per week.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A hole bunch really. From Tony Benett to spanish revolutionary Rosalia...I found inspiration in many many places. Music is endless, and that Its profoundly inspiring.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run a hybrid setup. I mix in pro tools using UAD plug ins on " each channel " basis. All my channels go to a Rupert Neve console, where I insert analog gear on the sub and main mix. The return then is recorded back on pro tools. I generally use a Curve Bender and an SSL G master bus comp on the Master Insert, and Avalon Eqs, Manley and other gear on the sub groups. To record Im pretty straight forward, I have API, Neve, Avalon and Chandler pre amps that go to my Apollo.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I don't have a "typical " work process. It depends a LOT on the material. That's the nice thing about music and studio life...you don't get the same every day.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Well it depends on the song and Genre. But the common factor is : make a GREAT listening experience that moves you.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Fast and accurate diagnostic on how we can make a track better.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work with singer/ songwriters to make albums, Jazz bands to do live sessions and all kinds of music to mix and master their songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: ears first, eyes second.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: wow ... hard to say, since they are several ! As of today, I would say Phoebe Bridgers and Rebecca Martin.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A Very patient one.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as an assistant in the days we used tape machines. In my early twenties I started recording that led to producing a few years later. Being in every part of the chain, makes you understand each part and each role a whole lot better.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: EMI Curve Bender would be my n1. Follow by a neve console. A Telefunken u47 mic, a Zener Limiter and a FATSO
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to music I ve done in the past, is the best way to get to know an engineer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: All the necessary that give me a clear path to follow.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That since I do jazz a lot, I can't do Dance and Ambient music as good or the other way around.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I have a faulty mix, Can you fix it on the mastering ? I rather have a great mix and make an even greater master out of it.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the feeling that music is endless and that after so manny years, Im still amazed and thrill about it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll put the music first.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Hybrid ! no question. Digital for the flexibility and the recall possibilities and analog, for the sound!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Im new on the platform, hopefully I will be able soon.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I have several ongoing albums, but Im about to release and album from Fede Petro that Im quite proud of.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Loli Molina 's Rubi is one of the finest albums I recorded and Produced. It was her third album, but we felt as it was the debut album. it was a magical process and I feel it all got into the vibe of those songs.