Besides my musical background, I have degrees in both sound post production and filmmaking so yes, I have a pretty good big picture of how things are supposed to sound. This couple of last years I´ve been working side by side with other artists as a producer, giving my -mostly rocker- input in their projects.
I´m an always on the move musician. Guitar player by nature and multi instrumentalist by chance. Even when I compose, arrange, record and produce my own music, I´m a team player and really love sharing music with other people. I´m always looking forward to join forces with good creative people, musicians or not and create something beautiful.
I´m proud member of Anna Fiori in México and the international heavy metal act ZiX currently presenting our debut album produced by the 7 times Grammy Award winer, Mr. Steve Thompson.
I´ve study a lot and keep doing it on daily basis.
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12 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Juan Carrizo
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.
Juan was great to work with, fast response and quality audio. He took time to get it just right for me.
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.
Juan continues to do a phenomenal job for this project. It's been a joy working with him and getting to know him.
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.
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
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!
Great to work with and fast delivery - looking forward to the next project.
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!
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.
Great guitarist to say the least, always delivers the best outcome. Fun and joyful working with Juan and a great personality.
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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The two ZiX´s debut albums (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
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Preparing the 2020 session for my "dada" livelooping solo improv-visual show. Drafting a new heavy guitar EP and finishing a huge project that I arrange for with choir and all. Quite a journey.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Guitar player since 1999, professionally from 2005 to date. Studying different genres and instruments since then. Audiovisuals (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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Commitment to music as a language and the uniqueness of arts.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Get and artistic and personal connection. The technical stuff is out there. A shared passion is what you need.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is it that you are trying to communicate with this piece?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Being a guitar player is NOT just shredding around -even when that´s quite enjoyable-
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: To get to work with other artists and their visions of the world
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Right now I´m moving a lot so I´m working mostly with my Gibson Les Paul and Takamine acoustic, a KMI Kmix 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 to enjoy :)
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Regarding music arrangement I would listen to the song and record a jam along to catch that first impression. Save that. Then start listening to the song and -if any- the references to get the mood and back to recording again.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Mostly rock and very often space. I´m a big fan of spread triads and long intervals.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I´m inbetween two worlds right now. Symphonic Metal in one hand and pop/rock/folk in the other.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Guthrie Govan, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Steven Wilson -as producer-, Wes Anderson.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: An acoustic guitar, an iPod classic, a solar panel, a small XY mic recorder and a hamaca :p