Maria Elisa Ayerbe

GRAMMY recorder and mixer

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I am a recording, mixing engineer and producer, who have worked for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy nominated albums. Mary J Blige, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Natti Natasha and many other music legends. Pop, Latin Pop, Latin Urban, RnB, Pop Rock, Reggeton, and everything in between!!! Contact me for pricing and special song packages!

Recognized as probably the most important female audio engineer within the Latin music industry, Maria Elisa has participated in Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated productions. In 2019, Maria Elisa was awarded by the Latin Recording Academy as a Leading Lady of Entertainment.

As a recording and mixing engineer, Maria Elisa has worked for a variety of artists, producers, studios, and record labels in Miami, Nashville, and South America from all sorts of musical genres such as: Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Melymel, Mozart La Para, Farina, Mikaben, and many other top US and Latin artists.

Awards certificates:

* Laura Pausini's album Similares, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Latin Pop Album in 2016.
* In 2017, Paula Arenas and Mau y Ricky were nominated to the Best New Artist category at the18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
* In 2019, Paula Arenas received nominations in Album of the Year and Best Traditional Pop Album categories for the 20th Latin Grammy Awards.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Maria Elisa Ayerbe
  • Il Divo
  • Il Divo
  • Laura Pausini
  • Laura Pausini
  • Guaynaa
  • Los Farandulay
  • Alfonso Tellez, Jr.
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Rosa Rosa
  • Gabriel Coronel
  • Gabriel Coronel
  • César Pinzón
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco
  • Gatoblanco

17 Reviews

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  1. Review by Israel Malek
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    Maria got my mix sounding incredibly clean and balanced! She's exceptional at what she does and highly recommended. Thank you Maria!

  2. Review by Music P.
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    Maria mixed my artist new single. Superb mixer True professional. Excellent communicator and listener.

  3. Review by JUAN PINTO
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    Maria is a great professional, it helped me to shape the sound that I was envisioning for my track, not also with the mix but also with vocal arrangements and overall guidance to improve the vibe of my project.
    keep rocking !

  4. Review by Javier Moreno
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    Working with Maria was a great, she was the right choice to mix a Latin pop track for us and we were very happy right with the first mix! I totally recommend her. Thank you!

  5. Review by Alfonso Victoria
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    You know that feeling when you hear your favorite song on the radio, and suddenly you realize it is YOUR SONG?? Maria Elisa makes that magic happen. Her vision perfectly aligned to mine, and she gave a sound to it. You will FEEL the difference right away. Thanks, Maria Elisa!!!

  6. Review by Rawberto
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    If you are looking for top-quality sound for your music, Maria is the ideal mixing engineer for your productions. The experience I had working with Maria was beyond my expectations. Without any doubt, I will definitely continue to work with Maria on future projects.

  7. Review by Patrick C.
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    Maria was absolutely fabulous to work with from start to finish! Her highly advanced knowledge of the process along with her excellent skills & communication made it a real pleasure to work with her! From the start Maria convinced me her goal was to make sure I was extremely happy with the final product! In fact Maria took my song to a whole new level now ready for commercial release! Highly recommended & now my 'go to' Mixing & Mastering Engineer!

  8. Review by Juan C.
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    Working with Maria was a pleasure from start to finish. Extremely knowledgable and skilled professional.
    Also very musical and kind. Will most definitely recommend!

  9. Review by Alfonso J.
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    Such a great experience! Professional and timely! Maria delivered above and beyond expectations! Can't wait to work with her again!

  10. Review by Stefano G.
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    I wanted my song to sound pro and I did it with her! Truly a professional, serious, fast and reliable. The dream of every singer.

  11. Review by Sinego
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    Great mixing engineer! The communication was on -point and she always understood my feedback to perfection. I strongly recommend it for electronic music.

  12. Review by Camilo Velandia
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    I've had several productions mixed by Maria Elisa and she's fantastic. She's my go to mixing engineer and also my go to person when I need advice on mixing tips, gear, plugins, etc. Very knowledgeable, versatile, easy to work with, and very flexible. Definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a good mixer, any style!

  13. Review by Juan Camilo Arboleda
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    My go to mixer, a warm human being and an exceptional engineer. I mix everything with her, from string arrangements to full orchestral scores, she brings the best sound every time!

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    My go to mixer, a warm human being and an exceptional engineer. I mix everything with her, from string arrangements to full orchestral scores, she brings the best sound every time!

  15. Review by Gatoblanco
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    Maria Elisa is the type of mixing engineer you want to have on board for your music projects: She is skillful, trustworthy, resourceful, experienced in several genres, and capable of making production decisions due to her formal music background. We have worked together on two EPs and one full length album, and she has boosted the sonic scope of what we came up with during the early production stages.

  16. Review by Alejandra Jimenez
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    I had the opportunity of working with Maria couple years ago. One of my favorite things from her work is her drum recording and drum sound on her mixes. If you are looking for someone to give some punch to your tracks, you should consider working with her!

  17. Review by Camilo Silva F Mastering
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    Maria Elisa's skills are exceptional. She has a highly trained ear, she's obsessed with perfection and her attention to detail is way too high - the perfect skill set for a successful, top-notch recording and mixing gig. We've done quite a few albums, EPs and singles together and i hope to do a bunch more for years to come !

Interview with Maria Elisa Ayerbe

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: Flood is an engineer/producer who I have always looked up to. Mixing engineers: Richard Furch, Manny Marroquin, Mark Spike Stent, Rusell Elevado, Josh Gudwin

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: I am a recording and mixing engineer. I have experience in many genres such as: pop, urban, hiphop, latin, world music and even classic.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: ProTools, Dangerous Music Source, Dangerous 2-Bus, UAD Quad PCI card

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: When mixing a song I like to study the references sent or recommended by the artist. It takes me about 2-3 days to finish a mix. I'll work on customer reviews until satisfaction is achieved on both parts.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: When mixing I look for enhancing the arrangement and bringing the drums up front, while keeping the vocal as the main element of the song.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: I have been a musician since age 11. I will work with the artist and producer to achieve the best sounding track, regardless of genre or style.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Pop, rock, urban, Latin, classical, Caribbean

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Add distortion to the bass to separate it from the kick drum.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: H.E.R. She is a musical genius with incredible talent. It would be a pleasure to experience her creation process

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: Unique

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have been mixing since 2009 and recording since 2006. Started out in Colombia, then moved to Nashville and worked for 3 years. Been located in Miami since 2015.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Sm57, MacBook pro with Avid Pro Tools, Sony HDR 7506, XLR cable, audio interface. You can do anything with that combo

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Don't judge a book by the cover! I am the engineer you are looking for :-) tell me your budget and we'll make it happen

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: What do you envision with this mix?

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: Well... There aren't many female mixing engineers... Most people doubt working with me before hearing what I can do.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: Q: How much do you charge per mix? A: What is your budget?

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: Being part of an artist musical journey

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: I'll make my best to make your music come to life

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both are equally amazing worlds, but digital needs no recalling :-)

  39. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  40. A: A band produced and engineered by me: Rosa Rosa

  41. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  42. A: I was the only recording engineer selected for the FIRST ever all-female songwriting soncamp for Mary J Blige. I was invited by She Is The Music foundation and ASCAP.

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GenresSounds Like
  • J Balvin
  • Juanes
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  • Pro Tools
  • UAD PCI Quad Card
  • Dangerous 2-Bus 16 Summing Amp
  • Dangerous Music Source
  • Waves Audio
  • SoundToys
  • iZotope
  • Auto Tune
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