AES Member Profile

Daniela Rivera

Daniela Rivera

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Mixer
  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Other: Music Tech Education, Consulting, Recording Academy Governor


Daniela Rivera is a Daytime EMMY and internationally nominated mixing engineer. She is a multiple GRAMMY participant (Rihanna "Unapologetic" 2014 WIN and Wiz Khalifa "Blacc Hollywood" 2015 Nominated) and multi-platinum audio engineer with credits on Billboard charting hits and MotionPicture Soundtracks (Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Zootopia). In 2022, she received her 3rd technical award nomination - Best Engineered Album/Vocal
for Taiwan's 33rd Golden Melody Awards. She was highlighted for mixing on Karencici's sophomore album "99% Angel". The album later went on to win Best R&B Album & Single in the 13th Annual GIMA. Daniela holds an Associate's in Audio Technology (SAE Institute) and a Bachelor's in Entertainment Business (Full Sail University). Her early career includes assistant engineering at the famed Silent Sound Studios (Atlanta, GA) under the mentorship of Thom "TK" Kidd, then furthering her experience under a 4-year assistantship for 3X GRAMMY-winning Mixer, Phil Tan. Daniela has been an educator in music technology since 2016, served as a GRAMMY U Mentor, and was elected Governor for the Recording Academy - Atlanta Chapter 2021-2023.

Non-AES Awards & Award Nominations

2022 - Best Engineered Album/Vocal - Karencici - Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan NOM mixing engineer)
2021 - Post Production - Spelman & Moorehouse College - 49th Annual Southeast EMMY Awards (NOM mixing engineer)
2019 - Best Engineered Album/Vocal - Karencici -Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan NOM mixing engineer)
2015 - Best Rap Album - Wiz Khalifa - 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Participation Certificate - NOM)
2014 - Best Urban Contemporary Album - Rihanna - 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (Participation Certificate-WIN)

Education Background

A.A.S - Audio Technology (SAE Atlanta 2010)
B.S. - Entertainment Business (Full Sail 2017)

Employment History

•Silent Sound Studios - Assistant Engineer under chief engineer Thom "TK" Kidd.
•Riotproof Productions - Assistant and studio engineer for Mixer Phil Tan.
•Callanwolde Fine Arts - Audio Technology Instructor
•SAE Atlanta - Adjunct instructor / Audio
•dRIVMUSIC Group - Chief Engineer / Owner

Related Experience

13 years professionally working in the filed as an audio engineer and over 6 years as an educator in Music Technology. Prior management and operations experience.

Why Am I An AES Member?

I am passionate about my engineering craft! This is a lifetime pursuit!

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