Nacho de la Riega

Awarded Mixing and Mastering Engineer

I’ve been in the industry for 20 years. I Work for independent artists and mayor labels. I put my ears before my eyes. Multi nominated and awarded for several albums. I offer a Free consultation pre mix or mastering to prepare the tracks.

I have excellent prices and can work within any budget for super high quality professional work.
I can give package deals and lower prices for multiple songs and projects.

Ignacio “Nacho” de la Riega is an awarded producer, sound engineer and musician born 1982 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From an early age his interest in music took him on the path of becoming one of the most recognized recording and mixing producers in Argentina in the last 10 years.

At the age of 16 he became an assistant at “ Estudio Santito” known to be one the best studios in Latin America of the time. During that early period he worked with multi Grammy winning artists such as Gustavo Cerati, Diego Torres & Pedro Aznar.
At the age of 22 he leaves “El Santito” and builds his own recording studio regarded as one of the most innovative studios in Buenos Aires. In “Estudio Bulo” he starts working with renowned argentinian artists such as David Lebón, Marcela Morelo, Soledad Pastorutti, Kevin Johansen, Bossa & Stones, Juan Quinteros & Luna Monti, Sonora Marta La Reina, Nicki Nicole, & more.

At the same time, De la Riega immerses himself in the Jazz world, being a consummate jazz pianist himself, and becomes one of the go-to engineers in this genre recording more than 50 albums with artists like Rodrigo Agudelo, Damien Poots, Leonel Cejas, Hernan Jacinto, Ayelen Zuker, Eleonora Eubel, Jesus Fernandez y Sergio Wagner.

Ten years in, besides continuing his career as a recording engineer, he starts working as a Record Producer. Loli Molina’s first record as an independent artist was tasked to de la Riega. Loli Molina, a well known artist in Latin America who has toured the world, trusted Nacho the important mission of deconstructing a career based on pop music and taking it further out into a indie-folk with jazz interventions. de la Riega’s unique perspective as both a recording engineer & musician were key to project Molina’s career, now living in Mexico, acknowledged as one of the most important latin female artists in the world.

de la Riega became a fundamental part in the singer-songwriter scene in Argentina in the last 5 years. He partnered up with the label Open Folk where he recorded 12 albums, Andi Pomato, Mauro Meloni, Open Folk’s “Las Estaciones”, Fede Petro, Nichi and Estela Stier’s first two albums. Estela Stier went out to be one of the most well-known up & coming artists in Argentina raising to notoriety through social media and now touring the country with her last album “Flowers & Crowns” recorded and co-produced with de la Riega. This album was also praised by producers such as double Oscar Winning Composer, Gustavo Santaolalla.

Nacho de la Riega has won 2 Gardel awards for his work, has been nominated 8 times, produced over 12 records and recorded, mixed and mastered over 500 albums in the last 20 years.

In 2019 he has been summoned to be a juror in the 2019 and 2020 Gardel awards. (This are the most prestigious music awards in Argentina) and he became voting member of the Latin Grammys.

In 2020 he’s been working on multiple projects For both domestic and international artists.

In the present days he is recording albums for major labels like Sony – BMG – Pop Art & Music Brokers, and became resident producer for latin american music label based in Los Angeles, Nacional Records.

Mixes without Limiter ( leave “glue ” compression on)
Stems always with same length and weight ( to avoid sync issues)
Always render/ bounce in the native resolution

My place is a tailored hybrid studio with a rupert neve console and some really nice outboard, combined with the power of UAD plugins and others.

I offer a variety of services:

I think Hybrid mixing its the way to go, I choose that workflow for my tracks and others. Its key to put attention to details and take the music where its meant to be taken without compromising.

Stereo Analog Mastering:
I’ll take your stereo mix and process it with analog gear to remove all harshness, tame annoying frequencies, balance the tone, control the low-end, fix muddy frequencies, glue music together, raise the level and get it ready for digital distribution.

Stem mastering:
I gather together all the stems + the stereo mix and use the channels of the neve and my analog outboard to mix balance and give color/ flavor to the audio. And then I master all the songs properly for digital/ vinyl and cd sources.

Recording sessions:
Ive been working on music for 20 years now. I have access to all top musicians in the scene, and I own a great studio for tracking with all Class A pre amps and outboard. If you are looking to track a session, lets give it a go!

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