Dennis Rivadeneira

Engineer, mix, produce, master

Dennis Rivadeneira on SoundBetter

Hear the difference you’ve missed all along.

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 as well as people like Neil Dorfsman, Jay Newland, Simon Climie, Jim Steinman, Rick Ocasek and many others.

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

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

Contact me today! I am running recording sessions out of Dream Studios9 in Ft Myers, FL Large Live rooms with 3 iso rooms.72 Ch Mitsubishi/Quad Eight console PT Ultimate

I generally work on a Mac-based hybrid protools system running PT Ult. 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.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian
  • English

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 mix engineer for the session.

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

  4. A: Danny Sinoff, New album recorded at Dream Studios in Ft Myers FL James JT Taylor’s new album. Xavier Taylor, new material. Marc Von Em, new album.

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

  6. A: your dreams will sound like a reality.

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

  8. A: Networking and listening to new material from talented artists all over the world.

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

  10. A: That’s it’s a simple process. It can be easy, but never simple.

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

  12. A: Cross your t’s and dot your i’s. Meaning make sure your work is ready for mix and that you can provide me with a decent reference mix that would like to use as a mix "guide". Avoid unnecessary delays and additional fees for simple things you could have done prior.

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

  14. A: Guitar, strings, set of tools, fishing gear, TP

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

  16. A: Almost 31 years

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

  18. A: Steve Miller, Eric Clapton, Joe Walsh (live)

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

  20. A: N/a

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Both - flexibility

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

  24. A: Budget. Let’s talk.

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

  26. A: What is your vision?

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Transparent

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

  34. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  40. A: N/a

  41. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  42. A: Both - flexibility

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

  44. A: Something they never heard before.

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

  46. A: Networking

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

  48. A: Budget. Let’s talk.

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

  50. A: That’s it’s simple.

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

  52. A: What is your vision?

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

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

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

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

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

  58. A: Almost 26 years

  59. Q: How would you describe your style?

  60. A: Transparent

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

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

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

  64. A: No parallel walls!!

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

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

  67. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  68. A: Listening and production. Collaboration.

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

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

  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: Tell us about your studio setup.

  74. 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.

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

  76. 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.

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Cloudy Sky

I was the recording and mix engineer for this version in this production

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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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  • 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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