Gabe Esparza of McGe Productions is an Audio Engineer with major label credits in both American and Latin markets. Recent artists he has worked with include Miguel (RCA), Danna Paola (Universal Mexico) and Lorenzo Mendez (Sony Music) As a mixer he has worked on various styles of music with a specialty in Pop and Hip-hop in English and Spanish.
I mainly provide mixing services but I'm also available for beat making, radio jingle production, sound replacing, and vocal tuning.
My experience as an audio engineer began when I attended and graduated from CRAS in Tempe, Arizona in 2007. Upon graduation, I interned at Sonic Ranch Recording Studio, the worlds largest residential recording studio in Tornillo, Texas. Through experience at the ranch I eventually worked as an assistant engineer on various major label projects including Intocable and Snarky Puppy.
Over the past 5 years I have had more experience as a tracking engineer at the ranch and as a mixing engineer for my production company, McGe Productions where I co-produce and record alongside with Mishael Coss.
I have mixed and helped produce various genres of music ranging from pop, alternative rock, Spanish Rock, Country, Hip-Hop, R&B and even Norteño music. With a given reference I can assure that I can achieve any sound for you and I promise to treat your project as my own.
Producers/Engineers I've worked with:
Russell Elevado (D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys)
Geoff Emerick (The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel)
Matt Hyde (Deftones, No Doubt, Seether)
Stefano Vieni (Kalimba, Ximena Sariñana)
Kiko Cibrian (Luis Miguel, Jesus Adrian Romero)
Andres Torres (Luis Fonsi, Belanova)
Stephen Short (Chaka Kahn, Phil Collins)
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Gabriel is professional, respectful and very knowledgeable when it comes to the many aspects involved in music production. From miking up a drum set to make it sound it’s best, to returning a great sounding mix and everything in between. I highly recommend him and look forward to remain working with him on my future music related endeavors. Hire him!
Interview with Gabe Esparza
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both work hand in hand and are just tools to make the best product possible. At the end of the day, the average listener doesn't really care about what mics were used on a drum kit, which program was used or how many tracks a song has. It's more important to know the tools that you have whether they're analog or digital to make something that translates a feeling to the listener.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: One of my main inspirations when I began recording music was the Neo-Soul, Soulquarians Era music of D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and Common. In 2018 I was blessed to work as assistant engineer for Russell "The Dragon" Elevado, the recording/ mixing engineer behind all of those records like Voodoo, Like Water For Chocolate, and Mamas Gun. It was a mostly analog based mixing session because Russell's signature sound involves a no plugin approach so it was something different for me to see in such a modern digital era approach I'm so used to working in. It was the first real time that I saw a mixer really paint because of how involved he was with building sounds from his outboard gear and guitar pedals. It was a masterclass for me and it will remain as one of the most memorable experiences in my professional career.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Anything is possible sonically and the answer to achieving a particular sound is always yes. The goal is to replicate and perfect the idea that the artist has in their mind for how they want their song to sound. Music is art and those that create it hold their music as an essential part of who they are. With that said, I treat any song the way I would treat my own music, with the greatest care and attention to detail to make sure the artist is happy and that I can show pride in the work I've done.