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AES Show 2020 Student Recording Competition Silver Winner - Juan Pablo Rodriguez Benavides

AES Show 2020 Student Recording Competition Silver Winner - Juan Pablo Rodriguez Benavides


  1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from and what do you study?

My name is Juan Pablo Rodríguez, i´m from Bogotá Colombia and I just graduated from Universidad de Los Andes here in Bogotá. I am a music producer.


  1. What initiated your passion for audio? When did it start?

It all started when I was 16 years old and had a basic music production class at my school. I´ve always loved music and I wanted to go further into it as a career, so I chose that class to learn about audio and see if I liked it; I did a lot.


  1. Tell us about the production of your submission. What is the story behind it? What inspired it? How long did you work on it? Was it your first entry?

This song was composed by me and my friend Luis Chisco. It all started last year when I needed

 to compose something for my graduation project. The entire production was done this year and most of the recording was done in my University. Because of COVID 19, I had to record the accordion and vocals remotely and mix it all at home with headphones (with Sonarworks reference 4 and a Yamaha HS7 as a reference). I finished it in July and presented my graduation project in August, so when the competition opened I said, "Why not, let's send something and see what happens." And it all went wonderfully.


  1. What/Who made you join AES?

A teacher named Marcela Zorro invited the students to create an AES section last year and I was really interested so I joined. Since then, I have been really happy to be part of it.

  1. Tell us about your favorite experiences at the 149th AES convention online.

My favorite part was the competition. I really liked having the opportunity to receive feedback from very important engineers.

Posted: Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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