Maria Elisa Ayerbe

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Booked until July 25th! LATIN GRAMMY WINNING ENGINEER and 4 x nominated producer, who has worked for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy albums. Mary J Blige, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Natti Natasha and many others. Pop, Latin Pop, Latin Urban, RnB, Pop Rock, Rock, Reggaeton, and everything in between!!!

Recognized as probably the most important female audio engineer within the Latin music industry, Maria Elisa has participated in Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated and awarded productions.

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

Received 4 x Latin Grammy nominations for her role as producer, engineer and co-writer of Paula Arena’s Mis Amores album in the 2021 Latin Grammy Awards. Mis Amores is currently nominated for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards as Best Latin Pop Album.

Awards certificates:

*Laura Pausini's - Similares: GRAMMY Awards nomination. Recording engineer.
*Paula Arenas - Matices: Latin Grammy Awards nomination. Recording engineer.
*Mau y Ricky - Arte: Latin Grammy Awards nomination. Recording engineer.
*Paula Arenas - Visceral: 2 x Latin Grammy Awards nominations. Recording engineer.
*Aterciopelados - Tropiplop: Latin Grammy Awards nomination. Mixing engineer.
*Petrona Martinez - Ancestras: Latin Grammy winner. Awarded as Mixing engineer

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22 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Michael Costelloe
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    Another great mix from Maria! She has infinite patience in understanding what sound the artist is looking for and delivering on their expectations. She will make sure that your whole team is happy with the mix!

  2. Review by Michael Costelloe
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    Maria is an an extraordinary mixing engineer who is able to tailor your mix to the sound you are looking for. She goes above and beyond the call of duty in keeping her ear open for production issues you may have missed and helping you to resolve them. She is easy to work with and communicates extremely well. I highly recommend Maria for all genres of music.

  3. Review by Blaire M.
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    Maria provided the cleanest mix I have received back in my entire career and was the most straight-forward engineer I have ever worked with. She stands behind her work and will not let you put out something that doesn't reflect the highest standards - she also recommended a great person to work with on tuning. 100% go with Maria. You'll get a mix back that stands confidently next to commercial pop. Working with Maria has been a serious game-changer for me.

  4. Review by Kazu S.
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    Thanks very very much this time mix. Your mix sounded awsome!!

  5. Review by Israel M.
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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!

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

  7. 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 !

  8. 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!

  9. Review by Alfonso V.
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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!!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. Review by Robert McClellan
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    Maria is a fellow Pro Mix Academy Mentor, and I can attest to the fact that she really knows her stuff! Not only does she have a keen sense of what the song needs, but she is also able to articulate well how to get that vision across properly. Highly recommended!

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

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

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

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

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

  12. A: Being part of an artist musical journey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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

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

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

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Unique

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

  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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Multitrack mixing ONLY, NO stem mixing or instrumental/vocal mixing. Mixing services include unlimited revisions on a 90-day period. Mixing fee does NOT include vocal tuning, editing or programming.

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  • Pro Tools
  • UAD PCI Quad Card
  • SPL Mixdream Summing Amp
  • Dangerous Music Source
  • Waves Audio
  • SoundToys
  • iZotope
  • Auto Tune
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