Dennis Rivadeneira

Engineer, mix, produce, master

Dennis Rivadeneira on SoundBetter

Hear the difference you’ve missed all along.

I’m finally offering my mixing and engineering services to the public-at-large once again.

I have have been afforded the luxury to work in the music industry for over 20 years and collaborate alongside some of the best and most iconic artists, producers and engineers.

I worked as Mick Guzauski’s mix assistant from 2001 until 2013. I can bring that dedication and attention to detail to your next production.

I have a deep understanding of many musical genres and have been part of numerous World music and Grammy/Latin Grammy Award
winning projects.

All this experience can now be put behind your next endeavor.

Contact me today!

I generally work on a Mac-based hybrid protools system running PT 12, with RME interfaces and gear by ADL, Altec, Ampex, Yamaha, Urei, Eventide, TC Electronic, Lexicon,dbx, Zsys, etc.

Plugins include but do not exclude any offerings by most major manufacturers.

Monitoring:
Tannoy SRM10B
Russ Berger “Uber Tones”
NHT Pro A10 5.1 System.
SAE, Crown & McIntosh Amplification.

I am currently the concert mixer (FOH) and technical director for James JT Taylor, the iconic voice behind hits like “Celebration”, “Too Hot”, ”Ladies Night”, “Get Down on it” and many more.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Dennis Rivadeneira

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

  2. A: Bette Midler- Cool Yule. I held Arif Mardin’s (possibly his last) hand written score. I was an assistant engineer/ editor

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

  4. A: James JT Taylor’s new album. Marc Von Em, new album.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: N/a

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both - flexibility

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

  10. A: Something they never heard before.

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

  12. A: Networking

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

  14. A: Budget. Let’s talk.

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

  16. A: That’s it’s simple.

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

  18. A: What is your vision?

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

  20. A: Cross your t’s and dot your i’s

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

  22. A: Generator, guitar, strings, stove, food.

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

  24. A: Almost 26 years

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Transparent

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

  28. A: Steve Miller, Eric Clapton (live)

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

  30. A: No parallel walls!!

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

  32. A: I have been lucky to work at the highest level in just about every popular genre.

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

  34. A: Bette Midler- Cool Yule. I held Arif Mardin’s (possibly his last) hand written score. Thank was an assistant engineer/ editor

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

  36. A: James JT Taylor’s new album. Marc Von Em, new album.

  37. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  38. A: N/a

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Both - flexibility

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

  42. A: Something they never heard before.

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

  44. A: Networking

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

  46. A: Budget. Let’s talk.

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

  48. A: That’s it’s simple.

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

  50. A: What is your vision?

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

  52. A: Cross your t’s and dot your i’s

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

  54. A: Generator, guitar, strings, stove, food.

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

  56. A: Almost 26 years

  57. Q: How would you describe your style?

  58. A: Transparent

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

  60. A: Steve Miller, Eric Clapton (live)

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

  62. A: No parallel walls!!

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

  64. A: I have been lucky to work at the highest level in just about every popular genre.

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

  66. A: None of my client’s needs are common so a common approach is never advisable in my opinion. A careful eye ( & ears) and experience are needed in order to accommodate for sudden creativity, which is more often than not, the norm.

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

  68. A: I would need a whole week to think and write down the names of everyone who ever made a deep impression on me. I aim to learn as much as possible; not just about the music but about the artist and her/his sensibilities.

  69. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  70. A: I own three PT systems. Two at a home studio and one traveling setup for exactly that. I also use some of this gear in my Live Sound endeavors. Monitoring by Tannoy, Precision Kinetics, NHT Pro. Gear by, Yamaha, Avid, TC Electronic, Anthony DeMaria Labs, Zsys, Lexicon, Urei, dbx, Altec, Ampex, akg, Neumann, Shure, Sennheiser, RCA, Roland, etc.

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

  72. A: Nothing typical about any one of my days. It all involves critical listening and a caring, mindful approach, done within the context of the music.

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

  74. A: A carefully honed set of capable ears.

  75. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  76. A: Listening and production. Collaboration.

Terms Of Service

I can confidently work in many different musical genres and generally find it extremely interesting to do so. Please contact me today to find out how we can bring your next project to life.

GenresSounds Like
  • James JT Taylor
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul
  • Bruce Springsteen
Gear Highlights
  • SSL (former training engineer)
  • Neve
  • Cadac
  • etc
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SoundBetter Deal

Get 2 free recall days per song when you book my services for mixing for 5 or more songs. Contact me today!

  • Now offering location recording servicesApr 26, 2021

    Contact me today about recording in your own space. I will bring all that is necessary to make your project pop, from the comfort of your own space.
    I have a Covid-19 Certification for Non-Union production facilities and would be delighted to make your experience a fun and safe one for everyone involved. 

    Hope to hear from you soon!


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