Nacho de la Riega

Mix and Mastering and Engineer

341 Reviews (286 Verified)
Nacho de la Riega on SoundBetter

I've been in the industry for 20 years. I Work for independent artists and major labels. I put my ears before my eyes. Multi nominated and awarded for several albums.

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 for digital distribution.

Atmos Mastering
I Work with your stems into making your Atmos Master adaptation for immersive experience and playlisting opportunities.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

341 Reviews - 44 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Matthias

    Nacho always delivers great masters, I'm sending another song his way soon... Will be our 7th together? That should tell you everything you need to know.

  2. Review by Miguel M.

    Great work and professionalism as always!

  3. Review by Diego Briones

    Nacho is the best of the best. Super patient and diligent with your music and prompt and punctual. His musicality and technical prowess is second to none. The only engineer we ever recommend to people.

    Thanks Nacho for another great record! This is just the beginning!!

  4. Review by Ramiro C.

    Un placer trabajar con Nacho como siempre. Muy profesional y rapido. Recomiendo 100%

  5. Review by Miguel M.

    Fantastic work!

  6. Review by Dane L.

    Nacho killed it! So happy with Nacho's work. Professional, fast, courteous, everything you'd want with a collaborator. Highly recommended, will look forward to working together again in the future.

  7. Review by Tomas Iglesias

    Absolutely amazing work from Nacho, again!
    I've been a client of his for a time now and I couldn't be happier. He works lightning-fast, super communicative and revisions are hardly needed. He gives my mixes that extra 10% that leave them sounding radio-ready.
    If you're looking for a mastering engineer who's professional, understanding and has great taste, Nacho is your guy.

  8. Review by Matthias

    Nacho always delivers great masters! 5th time working together, not the last.

  9. Review by Diego Briones

    Nachooo. Thanks so much again for the mix man. You take our music from average to outstanding with your mixes. You're the pro in the room and we've always appreciated your instinct/experience.

  10. Review by Henry
    by Henry

    Blown away with Nacho's work. Incredible masters. Prompt and professional communication, fast delivery. Couldn't be more pleased. Will definitely be back very soon!

  11. Review by Tomas Iglesias

    Outstanding work yet again from Nacho!! Super fast delivery and just what I was looking for. 11/10 recommended!!

  12. Review by Julie F.

    Amazing work!

  13. Review by hvrtfeelings

    Nacho nailed it again. This is my second song mastered by him. Lots of depth and punch. Easy to talk to. Thank you Nacho.

  14. Review by Xuan S.

    It has always been a pleasure to work with Nacho, accuracy, musicality and great efficiency. Thanks a lot.

  15. Review by Renzo C.

    Un placer trabajar con un profesional como nacho. rápido y una calidad buenísima. muchas gracias.

  16. Review by Matthias

    Nacho always pushes my tracks to the next level, stellar job once again!

  17. Review by Wes L.
    by Wes L.

    Fast to make fixes, generous with thoughts on how to improve my mixes, and a great ear for mastering. Appreciate your support (and patience) as always.

  18. Review by Matthias

    Nacho is the besto! 3rd track together, and preparing the 4th one. Cheers and thank you for your great work as usual

  19. Review by Ramiro C.

    Un placer trabajar con Nacho, super profesional y muy rápido. Recomiendo 100%

  20. Review by Matthias

    Nacho always goes the extra mile making sure my mix is best and mastering-ready. Learning a lot from under his supervision. Until next time!

Interview with Nacho de la Riega

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Loli Molina 's Rubi is one of the finest albums I recorded and Produced. It was her third album, but we felt as it was the debut album. it was a magical process and I feel it all got into the vibe of those songs.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I have several ongoing albums, but Im about to release and album from Fede Petro that Im quite proud of.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Im new on the platform, hopefully I will be able soon.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Hybrid ! no question. Digital for the flexibility and the recall possibilities and analog, for the sound!

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: That I'll put the music first.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: the feeling that music is endless and that after so manny years, Im still amazed and thrill about it.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: I have a faulty mix, Can you fix it on the mastering ? I rather have a great mix and make an even greater master out of it.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That since I do jazz a lot, I can't do Dance and Ambient music as good or the other way around.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: All the necessary that give me a clear path to follow.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Listen to music I ve done in the past, is the best way to get to know an engineer.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: EMI Curve Bender would be my n1. Follow by a neve console. A Telefunken u47 mic, a Zener Limiter and a FATSO

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started as an assistant in the days we used tape machines. In my early twenties I started recording that led to producing a few years later. Being in every part of the chain, makes you understand each part and each role a whole lot better.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A Very patient one.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: wow ... hard to say, since they are several ! As of today, I would say Phoebe Bridgers and Rebecca Martin.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: ears first, eyes second.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I usually work with singer/ songwriters to make albums, Jazz bands to do live sessions and all kinds of music to mix and master their songs.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Fast and accurate diagnostic on how we can make a track better.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: Well it depends on the song and Genre. But the common factor is : make a GREAT listening experience that moves you.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I don't have a "typical " work process. It depends a LOT on the material. That's the nice thing about music and studio don't get the same every day.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I run a hybrid setup. I mix in pro tools using UAD plug ins on " each channel " basis. All my channels go to a Rupert Neve console, where I insert analog gear on the sub and main mix. The return then is recorded back on pro tools. I generally use a Curve Bender and an SSL G master bus comp on the Master Insert, and Avalon Eqs, Manley and other gear on the sub groups. To record Im pretty straight forward, I have API, Neve, Avalon and Chandler pre amps that go to my Apollo.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: A hole bunch really. From Tony Benett to spanish revolutionary Rosalia...I found inspiration in many many places. Music is endless, and that Its profoundly inspiring.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I record mix and master music. But These days I have at least one Stem Mastering session per week.

R&B / Trap / Rap Reel

I was the Mix / Mastering engineer in this production

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    R&B / Trap / Rap Reel
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    Mel Muniz (bolero)
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    Small Reel (compilation)
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    Fede Petro - Waiting on you
Terms Of Service

Mixing delivery in 3 days / 3 revisions included
Mastering delivery in 24 hs / 1 revision included
All other services: Contact for more info

GenresSounds Like
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Beck
  • Justin Timberlake
Gear Highlights
  • Rupert Neve Design 5060 Console
  • Chandler Limited Curve Bender
  • Avalon 747
  • Avalon 2055
  • SSL G Master Compressor
  • Manley Elop
  • Api Preamps
  • Avalon Pre amps
  • Rupert Neve Tape 542
  • Adam and Focal Monitors
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