Latin Grammy nominated producer and sound engineer with a strong background in Latin American music; from traditional to contemporary styles. I work with a broad and exceptional team of musicians from all of the Americas that can pull out any exciting production. Don't hesitate to get in touch and let's make something awesome!
Latin Grammy nominated producer and sound engineer with over 600 tracks produced and released. A strong background in Latin American music for artists and media, with placements in several TV shows and ads. I work with any genres from traditional to contemporary styles together with a broad and exceptional team of musicians from all of the Americas that can pull out any exciting production.
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7 ReviewsEndorse Felipe Arévalo
I worked with Felipe on several albums, from solo guitar to orchestral music, latin, tango and pop. He’s got the ability to know how to make the music sound great, and when needed, hire the best musicians for your productions.
As a sound engineer, he makes sure you have the right equipment for the recording, that you hear exactly what you need on your headphones and the sessions are always relaxed without compromising on quality, yet very efficient.
His editing and mixing skills are second to none.
I've worked with Felipe twice and it has been a great pleasure as he has very high quality standards as a producer. We worked together for the Latin album released by West One Music Group called "Somos". The album was a success so then we worked again recording vocals for other tracks of the album. I felt very comfortable working with him, and would totally recommend his work!
As a composer living and working in Los Angeles, California, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best mixers and music producers in the world. Felipe Arévalo is definitely one of them. He is very professional, versatile and a super fun person to work with.
I totally recommend him!
Felipe is an incredible producer and recording engineer. I had the pleasure to work with him in different projects and always his professional skills, ethics and carisma made the time in and out of studio productive and comfortable for the team to create. Felipe approaches each production with great attention to detail, and both an artistic and technical sensitivity that allows him to deliver top quality products that extend and enhance the artist's vision. He is definitely someone you will enjoy working with and want to involve in more projects.
Felipe is INCREDIBLE. I'm currently working with him on a large-format salsa album where he is the recording engineer and, honestly, over the 10+ years I've been making Latin music professionally, I have never had to give someone so few instructions and/or explanations as to where to pick up from, what sort of sound I want from each instrument, etc etc - he knows exactly how, what, where and when. As a result not only our hours in the studio have been super productive but the album is sounding fantastic. (Also, he edits like a samurai.) Highly, highly recommended!
Having worked with Felipe over 6 years on different projects, I can say that the dedication and professionalism this guy brings is unparalleled! Creative and passionate producer, and incredibly talented mix engineer. Get this guy involved with your project, it'll be a great decision :)
Interview with Felipe Arévalo
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In production: I would define my production process as a "non-invasive surgery"; my main goal is to let the artists' identity breathe through the song and I do that through really understanding their vision. In Mixing: The ultimate goal is to convey good energy, emotion and definition.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love music production and mixing. I approach each track/album from the artist's vision and I make sure we carry it all the way to the finishi line in the best quality. How?... Working on pre-production and the development of a concept from the artists' priorities. Supervising the recordings and the musicians involved (as well as making sure all the legal side of things is covered) and then, recording and taking the projects in the best quality to a mastering studio. My job isn't done until your tracks are released
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Your artistic concept and the production framework come first always. It will be tricky to reach to a satisfying result unless those two things are clear from the start.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Latin influenced and "world music"... any, really. It is the kind of music that just puts itself out there to be experimented with. It is never drastically so pure that you can never bring anything innovative to it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a mixing studio that blends high quality outboard and in-the-box techniques. Once the project advances, depending on what it requires, I jump unto bigger studios that have the equipment necessary for the session. It could be a full analogue setup as well as a very digital environment, it really depends on what the projects calls for.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I really admire the overall work of Mike Spencer (Jamiroquai, Ellie Goulding, Rudimental), the conceptual and spiritual devotion of Rick Rubin (Metallica, Shakira, etc), the musical simplicity of Gustavo Santaolalla (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Hans Zimmer (Inception OST and many others) and really admire Berry Gordy (Motown) and his ability to put together an "assembly line" to generate hits.