Hi, I'm Richard Iturra (known as Ripo), I'm a musician from Chile, I play guitar in Egrégor and I'm a producer, mixing and mastering artist specially for rock and metal bands. I really love what I do and I always give my best effort to get the best out of every song.
I've mixed and mastered several differents styles of music, but my main specialty is Rock and Metal. I have years of experience recording bands in Chile with great results, but there is no better thing I can say about me than listening my work so, check out songs I've recorded.
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Interview with Ripo Mixing and Mastering
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At this moment I'm recording the first album for the metalcore band Eleva, finishing the mixes of the first album of my band Egregor, and recording some songs to metal bands like Valiant and Disowned
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to do my best untill they are really happy with the results.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really love working with others musicians. I enjoy turning their music into a song that can stand beside a fully professional album.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always listen how their mixes sound, there is a mixing engineer for every style and taste, is just a matter of finding the right one.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, my guitar, headphones, audio interface and one mic.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for 7 years now, first started as a hobby recording demos for my old band, but eventually I fell in love with mixing and started studying and mixing for other people who don't had the money to go to professional studios.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm so proud of the first Egrégor album "Karma". I recorded it and mixed it. I really feel is my best mix so far.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd really love to work with bands like Katatonia, Anathema, Tool or even Messhugah. I love the power in music, but the feeling is what is more important to me.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Just always pay attention to what the song is trying to express, and if the music is colaborating with that.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually do rock and metal and everything in between. Some pop and folk music too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have good ears and good taste. I've been listening music all my life and I play guitar myself so I know how things must sound. I always make bands sound like they play so much better than they do in real life.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I always try to bring art to the sound of every song, what is the mood of the tune, what the lyrics talks about, all of that is important to me in order to decide how to mix the song. Prosody in sound, at least I try.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I admire Steven Wilson, David Castillo, Joe Carrel, Andy Sneap, Graham Cochrane, among others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually record, mix and master rock and metal bands. I edit/tune and whatever necessary to make the songs shine and sound professional, no matter how hard that is always my goal.