Hip Hop Audio Engineer

11 Reviews (1 Verified)
AyoBudd on SoundBetter

Let's take your song to the next level. All tracks deserve love and that's why you're here.

Hey, I'm AyoBudd, a full time producer, studio owner, mixing & mastering engineer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was hired by the top studio in Albuquerque "On The Moon Studios" back in 2020, where I work alongside a highly experienced audio engineer who has shaped me into the well-rounded engineer that I am now. I've used the last 8 years to network and build relationships locally to establish my own business.

I specialize in Hip Hop but have experience in EDM, Pop and Indie Pop. Every artist I work with holds a high expectation for me to deliver their songs quickly, efficient and at a high quality. I also work with artists from across the world virtually who have reached out through social media. Needless to say, I've heard countless unmixed songs and not one has threatened my ability to make it sound great. No matter if you're recording in your bedroom or in a studio, I can deliver a clean end result.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


  • English
  • Spanish

11 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by DEFIED
    by DEFIED

    Over. And. Above.

    Aaron's vocal mixing is- chef's kiss- incredible. His attention to detail and communication is exactly what you want in a producer. He cares about the song. It was a pleasure to make art with AyoBudd!! Can't wait to finish our EP with him on our team :)

  2. Review by Frostty kold
    by Frostty kold

    This guy makes your music sound so good… The best part about him is if you don’t like it he will make it right! He even produced a song that had legendary TJ Hickey in it! It’s called spaceship by Frostty kold ft tj hickey! HE IS SO HONEST!

  3. Review by AceWho
    by AceWho

    I was sitting on a track “Zecon - What I Want (Remix)” for 3/4 year. AyoBudd made me sound AMAZING in the final!
    The way the project came together, I couldn’t be happier.
    Very professional and turn around time was spot on!

  4. Review by Yung Lykos
    by Yung Lykos

    Ayo Budd is the most RELIABLE, CONSISTENT and HARD WORKING producer in New Mexico and he out ranks many producers in other regions of the US and even the world. He really deserves more recognition for his work and his ability to really understand what the needs of an artist are. Y'all better pay some real respect to the man because he really earned it. Appreciate you budd, you keep doing what you've been doing, New Mexicos finest producer. 💯

  5. Review by Mastercnn1222
    by Mastercnn1222

    Aye bud you gotta get AyoBudd to mix your music and take it to the next level! Great service, professional sound what else can you ask for? A sandwich? Fr tho 50$ is a steal for the quality of work provided

  6. Review by 3:33
    by 3:33

    I was introduced to AyoBudd in the process of looking for someone to produce my album, and he is by far the best thing that has happened to my project. AyoBudd takes the time to understand and analyze your vision for your music, which he then uses to bring your songs to life. He consistently surprises me with unique creative decisions that make the experience super immersive for the listener. Any artist that works with him can tell you that he is intentional, efficient, and that he cares deeply about his clients and his work. I recommend him to anyone looking to create their dream sound!

  7. Review by Coast C.

    Hands down AyoBudd is the best producer and audio engineer that I've worked with. I've had a few runs with other producers and engineers in my city, but AyoBudd offers the best prices for the dope quality he provides. Definitely going to be working with him more consistently before the prices go up because his work is really unmatched.

  8. Review by Mic Rabid
    by Mic Rabid

    AyoBudd seems to just understand music in a different way than anyone else I've come across. He can mix any type of music, whether it be, rap, rock, R&B, reggaeton, or EDM, he can do it all with ease and precision. The variety of beats he is able to produce and the quality level of the mastered projects always blow my mind. He is truly a master of his craft and somehow manages to get better each and every day.

  9. Review by Jeremiah Archuleta
    by Jeremiah Archuleta

    Ayoobudd. This man has an EAR for music, talented, and consistently putting in the man-hours. I've only met him twice, and each time has been a vibe worth remembering, and his beats thaaty he sends me regularly never disappoint. I'm team ayoobudd for sures.🤝🏽

  10. Review by Dstunaa
    by Dstunaa

    A professional 💯👌🦍

  11. Review by Naekwon
    by Naekwon

    My session with AyoBudd was absolutely impeccable. The studio space he has allows for your creative flow to shine with style and ease. I will definitely be returning to create more records with this creative force of a human.

Interview with AyoBudd

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

  2. A: One of the projects that I am proud of is not a big record or a major artist. His name is Frostty Kold, he has a slight disability and makes rap music. I discovered Frostty when he opened for one of my artist's show. I took notice of him and absolutely fell in love with his music. He was genuine and I reached out to make a song with him. This song was for his girlfriend, who's his number one supporter.

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

  4. A: Currently working on a debut album for a female artist called "333." She's an indie artist and wrote all of the songs on garage band. Has asked me to mix and master the entire project. I've written small parts for the project and am very happy with where it is.

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

  6. A: I don't know any engineers here on SoundBetter. Hopefully soon.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. Makes things easier and less hot. Analog gear gets too hot for me to stand, specially when I'm working.

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

  10. A: I am invested emotionally to any music that I work on, this means careful and decisive mixing approaches.

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

  12. A: The one thing that will never not bring a smile to my face is seeing the artist's reaction the their finished song.

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

  14. A: Them: Can I get a discount for a bigger project? Me: Absolutely. The more the cheaper.

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

  16. A: People assume my work is easy. Some choose to disregard that engineers have spent thousands of hours experimenting trying to improve their craft. Many emotions can come from working on music, such as frustration.

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

  18. A: How did you find out about me? Can I get a demo sent to my email? What do you want changed, removed or added to your song?

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

  20. A: Find someone you can trust. You have to trust an engineer's judgment to a degree. Also someone who can you can communicate with any time of day.

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

  22. A: Laptop, Interface, speakers, keyboard and a generator to charge them all up.

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

  24. A: I've been working in the music industry for 2 years as of 2022. 8 years since I started messing around with music. My career path has been clear since graduating high school. I didn't want to take the same route as many of my friends did. I wanted to be my own boss. The only way I could do that was if I started immediately in any way I could. That was when I began investing in gear, and over time studied the production game closely.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Outside of the box approach. I tend to think a little different from other engineers. I can visually display a mix in my mind, so I have the ability to create an entire ambient experience.

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

  28. A: My ideal artist would be Rod Wave. I am a fan of his vocal and the way he guides his engineers to mix it. It's a very real and natural approach. I also like his beat selection.

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

  30. A: Adding a clean tube at 10khz and above with a multiband saturator gives you the freshness you didn't think you needed.

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

  32. A: I am usually working on a Hip Hop record. This ranges from slow boom bap music, to a more intense trap sound. I am comfortable working on other genres such as Indie Pop and House.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My learning ethic is hands down my strongest skill. It comes down to wanting to learn more about my field. This allows me to continue pushing forward, towards becoming a better engineer than I was yesterday.

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

  36. A: I bring hope that we create the next big hit. I fully acknowledge the aspiration you have to create something that you can present in front of millions of people. That is why I work hard to deliver an industry standard product.

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

  38. A: When it comes to receiving stems to work with, I tend to listen to the record multiple times before tampering with it. This gives me a good standpoint on where the record currently is, and where it needs to go. I spend around 2 hours adding my effects before I feel content with the mix. I then send out an approval mix with the artist, this is typically where their vision determines the final outcome.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work at "On The Moon Studios." We have a mixing room, live room, 2 recording booths, 2 grand pianos, a drum set, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitars, accompanied by high-end analog gear. As well as a huge collection of plugins.

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

  42. A: Gunna's producer Turbo and Weezy inspire my sound and creativity. They're are both a powerhouse for making fire beats and clean mixing. I aim to become a mix of both.

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

  44. A: I provide a full studio experience, write instrumental, track vocals, mix and master.

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I was the producer and audio engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Mixing will include 3 revisions. 1-2 Business Days.

Mastering will include 1 revision. 1-2 Business Days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lil Baby
  • Drake
  • Gunna
Gear Highlights
  • Mixing using Fabfilter
  • Ozone
  • and Waves plugins. Using FL Studio DAW.
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SoundBetter Deal

$50 for Mixing and Mastering

  • Recording booth is live!Aug 26, 2022

    I spent the last week working on setting up a recording booth for my studio. It's acoustic treated and everything. This set up should help me for my upcoming sessions.

  • Finding ways to give value to the customerMay 10, 2022

    So recently I've been offering a non-explicit version and a performance version to the artist at no extra charge. Most times the artist will come to me at a later day requesting a live performance version of the song. 

  • Wrapped up a really clean mix.May 04, 2022

    Had one of my favorite artist ageofdom come to me with a sweet and short song for me to work on for him. Had the mix done in around 3 hours. Then mastered it. Fortunately, ageofdom sends out organized stems for the most part, cut the work in like half!