Maria Elisa Ayerbe

GRAMMY recorder and mixer

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Maria Elisa Ayerbe is a recording and mixing engineer for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy nominated albums. From pop to rock, classical to EDM, soul or reggaeton.

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.

As a recording and mixing engineer, Maria Elisa has worked for a variety of artists, producers, studios, and record labels in Miami, Nashville, and Colombia from all sorts of musical genres such as: Mary J Blige, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLO, Juanes, Melymel, Mozart La Para, Farina, Mikaben, Nashville Symphony, Kronos Quartet, 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 the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

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  1. 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 !

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  10. A: Being part of an artist musical journey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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

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

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

  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: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Unique

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

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

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

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

  42. 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.

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  • UAD PCI Quad Card
  • Dangerous 2-Bus 16 Summing Amp
  • Dangerous Music Source
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