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Alejandro Rodriguez

Alejandro Rodriguez

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Audio Fields:

  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Music Recording/Mix Studio
  • Recording Industry - Home/Project Studio
  • Recording Industry - Mastering Studio
  • Recording Industry - Post Production
  • Recording Industry - Film/Video Sound
  • Recording Industry - Location Sound Recording
  • Live Sound - Concert Sound
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Composer
  • Engineer
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Mixer
  • Production Sound Mixer/Sound Recordist
  • Recording Engineer
  • Sound Designer

About

More than 25 years of experience as recording, editing, mixing, mastering, post and live sound engineer and producer. Staff engineer for EGREM Studios in Havana in the 80's and 90's, and freelance then and later on in Mexico and the US. Artists list include Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa and AfroCuban All Stars (from Buena Vista Social Club), Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, J.M. Vitier, Andrew L. Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" Mexican Cast, "La Academia" (Mexican TV reality show, "American Idol" style), Grupo Niche, Armando Manzanero, Ricardo Arjona, Pancho Cespedes, Tania Libertad, Mariah Carey, Molotov (soundtrack for "Y Tu Mama Tambien" Grammy nominated movie), Leo Blanco, Jim Ogdren, Fernando Huergo, etc.
Recent live recording or sound reinforcement of artists like: Gary Burton, Chick Corea, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mark O'Connor, Don Was, Burt Bacharach, Al Kooper, Hiromi Uehara, Abe Laboriel, Alex Acuña, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, Francisco Mela, Tito Puente Jr., Charlie Sepulveda, Chucho Valdes, Omara Portuondo, Gary Bartz, Dave Kikoski, Peter Berstein, Bob Moses, Alejandro Sanz, A. R. Rahman, etc.

Education Background

-Associate Professor at the Music Production and Engineering Department of Berklee College of Music, since Fall'06, teaching both in campus and online at Berkleemusic.com
-Co-auther with colleague Rich Mendelson of the Berkleemusic.com online course "The Art of Mixing"
-Bachelor Degree in Music (Theory, Harmony, Piano, Solfeggio, etc... Professor - 11 years course) at the National School of Arts -ENA- in Havana, Cuba. Grad. 1982.
-Telecommunication Engineering at the Technical University -ISPJAE- in Havana. Grad. 1985.
-Recording techniques training course at SUPRAPHON Recording Facilities in Prague, Czech Republic, autumn, 1989
-Sound for Film, Radio and TV-Bachelor in Arts Communication Degree at the Arts University -ISA- in Havana. Grad. 1993
-Acoustics professor at the National School of Music in Havana, for two years; and professor at the Sound Engineering department in the Music Faculty at ISA (Arts University) in Havana, for four years.
-Professor at ITESM (Campus Est. de Mex.) for an Audio and recording techniques series of workshops (1998 & 99).

Employment History

Staff Rec.&Mix Engineer at EGREM Studios, in Havana, Cuba, 1986-1992.
Freelance in Cuba, 1992-1996
Staff rec.&mix engineer at Machine Head Studios, in Cancun, Mexico. 1996-1998
Freelance in Mexico, established in Mexico City (studio, live sound, post work), 1998-2004
Freelance engineer, established, Miami, 2004-2006.
Full time professor at the Music Production and Engineering Department. Berklee College of Music, from 2006 to the present.

Why Am I An AES Member?

It's the organization representing my profession. I'm a proud member since the late '90s.


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