LATIN GRAMMY WINNING ENGINEER and 6 x nominated producer, who has worked for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy albums. Pop, RnB, Afrobeat, Pop Rock, Rock, Latin, Metal, and everything in between!!!
Recognized as probably the most important woman 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, Brandy Clark, New Kids on the Block, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Melymel, Mozart La Para, Farina, Il Divo, Aterciopelados, Nati Natasha, Paula Arenas, Superlitio, and many other top US and Latin artists.
*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
Paula Arenas - Mis Amores: 4 x Latin Grammy Awards nominations: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Nominated as Producer, Recording engineer, Mixing Engineer,
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33 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Maria Elisa Ayerbe
Maria Elisa is a great talented professional and a great human being. She gives her heart into what she does. That is something that as an artist I felt since the beginning. The communication flow with her was excellent. She knows how to listen, which is something hard to find now a days in music professionals. I'm really happy with the mix. It is TOP quality.
Maria Elisa; THANK YOU SO MUCH for such a wonderful job. I'm sure this is the just the beginning of more songs to come. Happy new 2024!
Maria Elisa did a fantastic job reviewing my song. She broke the review into two sections. Section one was a number of comments for a range of "issues/likes" and her second section was a summary, almost an exec summary of the first part in 4 succinct points.
Working with Maria Elisa is always a pleasure, so professional and over the top. Proud to have worked with her again and can't wait to release this next single for everyone to listen!
Thanks for your help, Maria
Muy amable y muy dispuesta a ayudar en todo lo necesario para que funcione todo genial
Maria provides a true ear. Her mix took my song to another level. Quick and informative. I look forward to working with her again.
Maria redefines Pro. She's creative, diligent and always - always - a happy and nurturing presence throughout the mix process. She's been an absolute pleasure to work with and I thoroughly recommend her to anyone in search of a talented mix engineer. Oh, and what she does with vocals is insane. Thanks Maria!
We've worked twice with Maria and can recommend her very highly! She's so good at what she does, and just a pleasure to work with.
Maria is a real pro. Super talented, responsive, and has a great ear. She's open to trying out ideas, talking through options, and doing what it takes to get the song to where the band wants it to go. We would hire her again -- in fact we already have!
Maria is a very talented mixing engineer. She is communicative, and she takes time to get the most out of a mix. She was able to bring out the musicality in each song.
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!
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.
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.
Thanks very very much this time mix. Your mix sounded awsome!!
Maria got my mix sounding incredibly clean and balanced! She's exceptional at what she does and highly recommended. Thank you Maria!
Maria mixed my artist new single. Superb mixer True professional. Excellent communicator and listener.
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 !
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!
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!!!
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.
Interview with Maria Elisa Ayerbe
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A band produced and engineered by me: Rosa Rosa
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both are equally amazing worlds, but digital needs no recalling :-)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll make my best to make your music come to life
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being part of an artist musical journey
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much do you charge per mix? A: What is your budget?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Well... There aren't many female mixing engineers... Most people doubt working with me before hearing what I can do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you envision with this mix?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sm57, MacBook pro with Avid Pro Tools, Sony HDR 7506, XLR cable, audio interface. You can do anything with that combo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: H.E.R. She is a musical genius with incredible talent. It would be a pleasure to experience her creation process
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Add distortion to the bass to separate it from the kick drum.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, rock, urban, Latin, classical, Caribbean
Q: What's your strongest skill?
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.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: ProTools, Dangerous Music Source, Dangerous 2-Bus, UAD Quad PCI card
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.