Airaid media offers amazing quality at mid market cost. We do live recording, beats, vocal comp, commercials and lots more. Native Spanish and English speakers, and an incredibly motivated staff that focuses on quality not quantity.

Airaid Media is a México City based recording studio founded by Preston Lambeth in 2016. We have more than 15 years combined experience in recording, beat making, engineering, mixing, commercials, and marketing. We have an amazing studio located in Polanco that has a roof top terrace, coffee bar, air conditioning and sofas in the control room. For more information send us an email at contact@airaidmedia.com or go to our website airaidmedia.com for more details and photos!

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Rode NT2
  • MXL Gold Ribbon
  • Universal Audio 7-710D Microphone Preamp
  • Avid HD OMNI
  • Digidesign 192
  • Presonos Central Station
  • Focusrite OctoPre MkII
  • Line6 Tonport UX8
  • Novation Nocturn 25

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Normal turnaround time is roughly 5 business days for 3 songs. This all depends on the genre.

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Interview with Airaid Media

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Factory flaw, super prouday because we nailed it and made the client super happy
What are you working on at the moment?
A 5 track LP for a band called Russter
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I do not know anyone yet on the site, but will soon and recommend later
Analog or digital and why?
A mix. The new digital equipment is modeled so well after the analog gear, it's tough to tell, but analog still in a lot of situations to get the warmth algorithms can't get
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
We will make you happy no matter what
What do you like most about your job?
I love getting lost in the music
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Can you make me sound like.... band x Answer "Hell yes"!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy and you can get the same quality from a home studio
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Have they ever recorded before We ask for sound references and bands that are of similar sound If they have any ideas they want to incorporate
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Don't be sucked into what people say they can do, make them show you, if your gut doestrogen not feel it, NEXT
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Acoustic guitar, a mic, the launchpad, the universal audio preamp, and the Avid HD OMNI pro
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
We have been recording since 1998 and our path is to become oneven of the top studios in Mexico City
How would you describe your style?
Our style is very versatile and influenced by so many things. We call it "Omni style"
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
We would love to work with someone like Tool or Deftones. Try have so much creativity it's not even funny
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't record too hot. It's like adding salt to good, you can always add more, but you can never take it out!
What type of music do you usually work on?
We work on all kinds of types of music, recently we have made movement in the rock, hard rock, and hip hop genres
What's your strongest skill?
Listening.... and getting the sound that the client wants with analog or digital equipment.
What do you bring to a song?
We bring so many different elements, feelings, and color to the tracks that we record. What sets us apart from others is that music is in all of our DNA and we are all artists at the end of the day
What's your typical work process?
Our work process is very simple and adjustable to the client. We really like to let people record without feeling like they are being recorded. We arm the tracks and sometimes step out and just let the band do what they do
Tell us about your studio setup.
Our studio setup consists of our live room and a control room. The control room is very comfortable with a huge sofa, allowing for a nice relaxing place, and our rooftop terrace allows for you to get away from it all and get focused.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
We have so many inspirations it's tough to list them all. We love all music and I think that this sets us apart from our competition
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
We mostly do live recording in our studio B, mixing, engineering and pre mastering.