Juan Carrizo

Metal & Rock session guitarist

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I´ve worked with two Grammy winning producers, toured Latin America, Europe and Middle East. I played (and still do) the big stages. I love working in music from different genres and bringing rock and metal to any song.

I´m an always on the move musician. Guitarist, multi instrumentalist and live looping artist. I compose, arrange, record and produce my own music -and love doing all that for others fellow artists (musicians or not)-

I´m proud member of Anna Fiori in México, ZiX in Lebanon, Volkruna in Argentina, Miasma Theory in USA among other musical collaborations such as with Corina Lawrence, Macuarro, Aghora Sadhus, Toro, Soza, Pleamar and Cause.

Besides my musical background, I have degrees in both sound post production and filmmaking so I have a pretty good big picture of how things are supposed to sound. For more than seven years, I´ve been working side by side with other artists as a producer, giving my -mostly rocker- input in their projects.

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15 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Hayden H.
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    awesome dude, super punctual. dude shreds \m/

  2. Review by Rita H.
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    Juan was a pleasure to work with and has delivered exactly what we needed for a fast turnaround project. The track is sounding great! Would definitely recommend.

  3. Review by Elizabeth S.
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    Juan was very easy to work with and was very conscientious to provide what I was seeking. He completed the project very quickly, and I was thrilled with the results.

  4. Review by Billy A.
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    Juan was great to work with, fast response and quality audio. He took time to get it just right for me.

  5. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    I've worked with Juan on a few tracks now and he's my choice for when I require Guitars, he can work in different styles and certainly adds depth to recordings.

  6. Review by Zachary R.
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    Juan continues to do a phenomenal job for this project. It's been a joy working with him and getting to know him.

  7. Review by Zachary R.
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    Juan was perfect for this project. His musicianship, creativity, professionalism and enthusiasm were all exactly what I needed to bring my track to the next level. Juan is awesome and we'll absolutely be working together again in the future.

  8. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    My 2nd track with Juan and he quickly builds up a great working relationship knows the ideas I need for the tracks I ask for him to work on. Excellent work

  9. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    There is no one above or beside. Juan Carrizo is simply the best. Advena Lupus would not sound like Advena Lupus without Juan Carrizo. I can highly recommend him. Thumbs up!

  10. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)
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    Great to work with and fast delivery - looking forward to the next project.

  11. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    It's sad that we have finished the first album with Advena Lupus. I have started to planning the second one, so we can work again with this amazing guitarist. Because Juan is easy to work with, and the tracks are of top notch quality. Tumps up!

  12. Review by mr.Gangdal
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    Advena Lupus is proud to have Juan on board. We have now finished the half of what will be Advena Lupus first album. Juan has done a great job whit excellent playing on the lead guitar. It's amazing what Juan comes up whit. He truly now what a great solo part should be like. What a creative mind. Looking forward to work whit him on the rest of the songs. If you want real rock lead guitar, this is the guy to call.

  13. Review by Ignacio Andrés
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    Great musician and amazing guitar player. I´ve been playing with him for almost five years in several proyects from various musical genres. A fantastic musician to work with.

  14. Review by Ziad Alam
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    Great guitarist to say the least, always delivers the best outcome. Fun and joyful working with Juan and a great personality.

  15. Review by koni buenaventura
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    We did a lot of projects together, I mixed for him and he recorded guitars for many of my projects. He is the most versatile guitarist I have ever worked with. Juan's playing, interpretation, dedication, creativity and communication are top notch! The sound quality is also excellent, he has great equipment. The whole package anyone needs.

Interview with Juan Carrizo

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

  2. A: The first and second albums from ZiX (first with Pure Stee Germany and second with Universal) and the one we are recording now. It´s always a big and rewarding challenge to put everyone on the same track and get an album done with musicians in Argentina, Mexico, USA, Lebanon and Greece

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

  4. A: 2021 was full of collaborations. I´m working on making an album out of them. Designing new sounds for my "dada" livelooping solo improv-visual show. Recording new ZiX Album. Rehearsing new Anna Fiori´s songs. Surviving a pandemic :p

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

  6. A: Koni Buenaventura is an exceptional producer and mixing engineer, an artist too!

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

  8. A: What is it that you are trying to communicate/emotion to relate to with this piece?

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

  10. A: An acoustic guitar, an iPod classic, a solar panel, a small recorder and a hamaca :p

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

  12. A: Guitar player since 1999, professionally from 2005 to date. Studying different genres and instruments since then. Audiovisuals degree (films and TV) in 2006, sound post pro degree (2014). Mix and recording with Alan Parsons. Improvisation with Gary Burton. Collaborating with other artists (musician or not) since forever.

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

  14. A: Regarding music arrangement I like taking a little chat with the songwriter to get some insights of the mood. The listen to the song and start working, listening to references if any and off to record, send for revision, fixing and printing.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: Right now I´m moving a lot so I´m working mostly with my Gibson Les Paul and Takamine acoustic, an Apogee One interface, a Radial DI box and headphones. Whenever I need more I have a couple of great studios with tons of amps and guitars for me (and your music) to enjoy :)

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Stravins-Rock-Vai-ish

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

  20. A: Somebody has an idea for a song but lacks the skills to complete it musically. OR an artist have a full piece and needs guitars (electric or not or actually not a guitar at all but something with strings like a banjo or a mandolin).

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

  22. A: There is ALWAYS a lead (lyric or no) that´s the one carrying the song -they might change over time-. Whenever in doubt, listen to that and just follow. Inspiration will come sooner or later

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

  24. A: Guthrie Govan, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Steven Wilson -as producer-, Wes Anderson.

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

  26. A: I´m inbetween two worlds right now. Symphonic Metal in one hand and pop/rock/folk in the other.

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

  28. A: Mostly rock and very often space. I´m a big fan of spread triads and long intervals.

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

  30. A: To get to work with other artists and their visions of the world

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

  32. A: Being a guitar player is NOT just shredding around -even when that´s quite enjoyable-

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

  34. A: Get and artistic and personal connection. The technical stuff is out there. A shared passion is what you need.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Commitment to music as a language and the uniqueness of arts.

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El Inmortal by Juan Carrizo

I was the one from draft to mastering in this production

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  • Vinnie Moore
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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Eventide H9
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fernandez R8 ´91 strat & Takamine acoustic guitar :)
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