Sound engineer with 30 years experience in live and studio recording, mixing and mastering for discograph industry, cinema and TV. As live FOH and monitor engineer has worked at more than 300 of the most important venues allover the world. Studio with stereo and surround capabilities for professional mixing and mastering.
Ready to mix your multitrack projects in stereo or surround formats, for cinema, television, CD or digital platform streaming.
Live and studio multitrack recording of any kind of music formation and performance.
Live sound reinforcement FOH and monitor jobs.
Teaching of sound engineering.
Musical production. Composing and arranging music score for movies and audiovisuals.
Graduated from Sanct Petersburg Cinema and Television University (Russia). Member of AES and SGAE.
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- Pablo Milanes
- Marcos Valle
- juan de marcos gonzalez
- Haydee Milanes
- Joao Donato
- Chucho Valdés
- Roberto Menescal
- Wanda Sá
- Luciano Pavarotti
- Silvio rodriguez
- Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory
- Mack Avenue Records
- Universal Music
- Rai (Radio Televisione Italiana)
- Claudio Abbado
- Herbie Hancock
- Afrocuban All Stars
- Blue Note New York
- Moscow Symphony
- Harold Lopez-Nussa
- Dayme Arocena
- Francisco Cespedes
- Zule Guerra
- Horacio "El Negro" Hernández
- Elephant Records
- Bigre & Celia Kameni
39 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Alfonso Peña. Sound engineer
Always a pleasure to work with Alfonso! Very professional, precise and careful in every detail so that the sound comes out as best as possible when mixing the instruments and vocals. Highly recommend to everyone!
A real pleasure to work with Alfonso! He is a great professional with extreme attention, creativity and care in every music project we’ve made. I highly recommend him to everyone and I’ll definitely work with him again soon!
Alfonso is a legend! Always the best.
Alfonso is a genius and it is always a pleasure to work with him.
Once again, absolutely amazing. Alfonso created perfect mixes in no time, which let my tracks shine. It surely will hit the airplay! Thank you, Alfonso!
The best sound engineer ever! It´s so amazing to work with Alfonso together! Thank you for this magic, Alfonso!
Alfonso is incredible. Patient, helpful, attentive. Could not ask for a better collaboartor.
¡Buenísimo! Muy amable, profesional y detallista. Un resultado impecable. ¡Cinco estrellas!
It’s always a pleasure to work with Alfonso. Very professional and careful about every little detail and my song sounds amazing. Definitely I’ll work with him again soon. Thank you so much!
Wonderful sound!!!! Alfonso is absolutely on top of all professionals and definitely great to work with! Highly recommended!!!
working with alfonso was a real pleasure !! i'm definitely going to collaborate with him again and again ! very flexible , very nice and most of all very professional ! thanks again to alfonso !
Alfonso is the true engineer that you will ever find. Had a pleasure to work for two albums and the experience was truly amazing.
Great communication and a warm person to work with.
Will work on my next album with Alfonso again :)
Absolutely incredible! Fantastic!Ingenious! It was so great to get this wonderful opportunity to work with Alfonso together. I can´t describe how happy I´m with the sound he created. He is not only a sound engineer, he´s a jewel, a sparkling diamond between sound engineers, a musical talent at the highest level. He has mixed and mastered my jazz album in just a few days, creating such an excellent sound which makes me smile! Thank you so much, Alfonso!!! I´ll be happy to work together again!
Alfonso was absolutely amazing. He has an extremely professional attitude and was superb at communication. I had many revisions, but Alfonso did not mind at all and delivered exactly the sound that I wanted!
Alfonso is the best!
I worked with Alfonso with my album and he handled the project professionally with quality. Very friendly and never complained about my endless revision :)
He is a virtuoso and a gem.
Working with Alfonso was such a pleasure! He is extremely professional and very honest and clear. He delivered an amazing end result & I can’t wait to work with him again!!
Alfonso is the best!
Alfonso is a brilliant mix engineer and an excellent mastering engineer too. His technical skills are outstanding, and his sensitivity to the music is evident in the beautiful results of his work. Just listen to his sample clip. He is a great communicator who strives for perfection in his work. I highly recommend Alfonso Peña to any musician needing a top-notch mix engineer and/or mastering engineer, regardless of their style of music.
Alfonso is a master of his craft. I love working with him!
Interview with Alfonso Peña. Sound engineer
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, depending on the material, the piece of gear, and the moment. For live performances for example: for a single concert in a venue I prefer an analog board (a good one!). For a whole tour or for a performance within a festival, I choose a digital one. For monitor mixing, a digital board is more practical. In studio, DAW as digital audio information support, and an analog console as mixing board, armed with a good rack of good outboards.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mics: 2 x Neumann KM184 Monitors: Yamaha NS10 (with a Crown 1200 amp) FX Processors: Lexicon 480 Laptop computer armed with Protools This is probably my weirdest preference: Mackie DL32R mixer with an Ipad and a hard drive. It is very usefull.!!!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: During 30 years I have worked with artists I ever dreamed to work with when I started my career, like Luciano Pavarotti, Marcos Valle, Pablo Milanes, Juan de Marcos and Afrocuban All Stars, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Horacio El Negro" Hernandez, Chucho Valdes, Omara Portuondo, John Williams, Michelle Legrand, and many others. I have worked at more than 300 venues allover the world. I have recorded more than 200 albums, and a lot of singles and music for audiovisuals. On top of this I teached at the University , and I was the main engineer of the Auditorium Amadeo Roldan during 10 years.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't doubt it! I will please you for sure; satisfaction guaranteed.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To develop very accurated, trasparent, dynamic and detailed mixes in short working times.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to be part of the production team from the first moment, or at least to be present during the rehearsal and recording sessions and get involved in the decision making process ; same for live performances. For mixing jobs, I prefer to start by myself , and once I am happy with my first approach to the mix, I send it to the client for evaluation before our next mixing session together.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Al Schmitt, Tommy Li Puma, Humberto Gatica, Bruce Sweeden, Diana Krall, Fourplay, Yellow Jackets.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Pablo Milanes. "MI Habana". Universal Music (FOH, mix and mastering engineer) Marcos Valle and Moscow Symphony. "Viva Bossa Nova". Elephant Records (Russia) (FOH, mix and mastering engineer).
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Mixing of three albums: -Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez' trio -Tony Avila with symphony (live concert) -Javier Gutierrez (Caramelo) with Javier Colina and Michael Olivera and Ariel Bringuez (studio album) and Pablo Milanes' tour " Esencia" (monitor engineer)
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will try to do exactly what you expect for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creation
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: -"We will fix it during mixing". This is a huge mistake, only surpassed by "we will fix it in mastering"
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your idea about how your music should sound?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very accurate and flexible.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Diana Krall.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: -The mix starts during composing. When the music is good, it sounds well even if you whistle it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Jazz, Classical, Salsa
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am a musician and a producer as well; my mixes sound very musical, and very dynamic and with rich planes.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Acousticaly well trated control room with surround capabilities. Hybrid equipement.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio and live recording of the most diverses formations. Stereo and surround mix and mastering for music industry, audiovisuals and cinema. Live FOH and mixing engineer. Sound designer.