Mixing Engineer and guitarist, grand-prize winner for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with Alejandra Jimenez, and Global Music award-winner for mixing. Have recorded guitars for Nicky Jam, Beatriz Luengo, Yotuel, and J Quiles.
I’m a mixing engineer, producer and session guitarist committed to taking each note to its highest: if you’re looking to make the leap from ‘sounds good’ to ‘sounds great’, I can help.
I have 7 years of experience working with producers across the U.S. in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Miami, where I currently reside. I originally studied Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music, then a Master's in Music Production at the University of Miami.
I have worked as a mixing engineer and session guitarist for Latin-Grammy award winning artists such as Christian Castro, Yotuel, and Beatriz Luengo. I've also worked on mixes/played guitar on tracks featuring Nicky Jam and J Quiles.
The collaborations I have done with Alejandra Jiménez have earned over 1 million streams on Spotify.
Though I have worked in Country, Rock, and Reggae, and Urban, my specialty is Folk/Latin Pop. I can also play Bass, 12 String Guitar, Tres, and Uke
I mix in my personal mixing studio, a dedicated room with Pro Tools 12, with Adam A7X (and an array of 12 dollar speakers). My go-to plugins are Waves, SoundToys, SPL, and Brainworx.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out with anything related to your project. I look forward to hearing your tunes!
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
11 ReviewsEndorse Camilo Rodriguez
Gracias por hacer parte de mi segundo sencillo estoy muy contento de este gran trabajo.
I´ve participated in projects as a musicians that Camilo ended up mixing and I was really surprised with his work, he´s got a great sound and gave the music the last push it needed to get to where it needed to be.
I have to say Camilo's work is excellent. He has been my go-to mixing engineer for years for a number of reasons; his attention to detail and his ability to understand what the music needs. Camilo really takes the time to achieve the sound that I'm imagining in my head and improves upon it.
Camilo is one truly amazing producer and mixer. His sound is always clear, warm and beautiful, and his mixes are a joy to work on. Super flexible, prompt and quick communication, what else you can ask for ? and Don't hesitate to contact him. You will not regret it !
Some of the main things I look for when working with a music producer is trust, professionalism and creativity & Camilo here has all that. Camilo definitely went above & beyond over my expectations, his creativity is unstoppable, his hospitality while in the studio is great. He is determined & puts his whole heart into his projects. He helped transition my music to its newest and best sound yet.
Camilo is absolute magic. He communicates his process clearly and brings positivity to every aspect of a project. Not many people have the ears and openly show their love for their craft in the way he does. He really leads by example. He engineered my first EP and went above and beyond to offer me counsel on much more than mix. He partners with you on each problem and the results are perfect.
Camilo is an incredible producer and mixing engineer. He helped me to discover my sound and pushed me in to different places without making me lose my essence as a songwriter. He understood my sound and from there always suggested me different options to take my music in to a higher level. Thanks to his quality of work my music is on the biggest Latin Pop playlists on Spotify.
Camilo is an INCREDIBLE producer/engineer/musician. I could not trust my music with someone else, he understands what you need and he focus on your references and style. He works until the work is literally PERFECT!! Everything he records, mix, he makes it sounds so nice, clean, amazing. I really trust and love his work, he produced and engineered my EP Album "Punto y Aparte", he is the best.
Camilo is the real deal. His natural talent and attention to detail yields a clean, current, and commercial sound on anything he works on. He is reliable, open to feedback, and is most interested in serving the song and making great music. He produced my first album a few years ago and worked tirelessly crafting perfect arrangements and mixes which elevated my music to a whole new level.
Camilo is my go-to engineer. If you want your music to sound "radio-ready," he's your guy. Camilo is professional, his work is clean and he will guarantee the best sound out of your recordings. I recorded my debut EP with him, and I couldn't be happier with the end result. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Camilo is a multi-talented musician, producer & engineer. His contributions were unparalleled with anyone else's I've ever worked with. If you're looking for someone to take your music to the next level, look no further. 100% recommended.
Interview with Camilo Rodriguez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Alejandra Jimenez's "Casa". It's a combination of styles, harmonies, and a beautiful vocal performance. Playing it, producing it, and mixing was a true joy.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Alejandra Jimenez's EP, 6 more songs that should be released in march.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Camilo Silva is one of the top mastering engineers on this site and I always refer my mixing clients to him.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, for flexibility, variety, and "recallability"
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will be open, direct, and communicate promptly on everything we work on.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Listening to new music, from scratch, falling in love with it, and then having the privilege to add my own grain of sand to it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They usually want to know how to master their track, and how to release it. Because I don't master myself, I usually refer them to Camilo Silva, which I've worked with a lot in the past and is accustomed to my sound. As for releases, I gladly help them through the process of self-releasing via CD Baby or Distrokid.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I can make a bad song/performance work with a good mix. Mixes don't save songs, performers and songwriters save songs.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What expectations do they have from me, given the music they're handing over. 2. What they're proudest of in their track 3. Conversely, what their biggest fear or insecurity with their track is
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A few! 1. Make sure your tracks are the absolute best you can deliver performance AND audio quality-wise 2. Have a mix reference of what you're thinking it should sound like 3. Make sure to clear any fx on the stems, unless it's an important part of the production.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Violet Amethyst, RME 800, Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro, and a Martin Dreadnaught acoustic guitar. I'm assuming the computer doesn't count!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music. I've worked at a few commercial studios as an in-house engineer in my native Colombia, and I currently write and produce music for tv. I have also worked as a recording engineer with Christian Castro. Recently, I've been working with many local acts, which has led me to experiment and learn a lot about working with self-produced music.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mixing-wise, relaxed and open. The more space to appreciate the details, the better.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dua Lipa. Her voice is absolutely incredible.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: ANY instrument that has a natural decay (drums, guitar, piano) benefits GREATLY from parallel compression. Do it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A lot of folky pop and latin.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal mixing and production. Many times I've suggested ideas and changes for the vocal that have gone over very well, as well as offered my expertise in aligning and tuning vocals so that they sound beautifully performed and in tune, yet natural. I've yet to have anyone say the didn't like my work on the vocal.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, and direction. Many times, songs are great but undecided as to what the most important factors are, which make them unmemorable. I bring the ability to identify hooks and concepts (that are not always vocal) and shining a spotlight on them, which in turn makes the listeners remember it more clearly.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For mixing, I typically set up and color all the tracks as I listen to the full session, with all the tracks at 0 dB. After I have an idea of what the song is about, I focus on building the drums/bass. On top of that I add the vocal - and that should sound like a finished record for me. Only AFTER drums/bass/vocals is completely solid, I start bringing in all the external elements, making sure they fit in properly.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own dedicated mixing room and desk, with a pair of Adam A7X, and 2 pairs of "awful" speakers which I listen to for balance and mono compatibility. It's a relatively big room, with a Reflection Free Zone (RFZ) setup, so it doubles very well as a recording studio for all of my acoustic and electric guitar work. I work in pro tools, with waves, soundtoys, Brainworx, and SPL plugins. As for my hardware, I have a 414, a 57, a R121, and a Violet Amethyst (our current favorite). I run these through an RME800, a beautiful interface with clear as day preamps AND converters. Very happy with the results!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a soft spot of british musicians. I very much enjoy Ed Sheeran, Adele, Sam Smith, and all these vocal heavy artists that can TRULY sing their hearts out. On a different note, I'm a huge fan of Alan Parsons and the Alan Parsons Project.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixingwise, my most common request (and by far my favorite thing to do) is to make the voice the centerstage of the track. It is my pleasure to make everything revolve around the vocal, and make sure it catches everyone's ear!