GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning engineer/mixer/producer Robert Carranza recently participated in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview. Carranza discussed what recording music means to him and his membership in The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing, among other topics.
"We're not really recording engineers, we're really photographers that capture what's in front of us," said Carranza. "The way I like to make records is [through a] lens and when you look through that lens you want to see what's there."
Carranza has worked as an engineer/mixer on albums by artists such as Zee Avi, Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, and Los Lobos, among others. In 2004 he won a GRAMMY for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Ozomatli's Street Signs. The album garnered him a Latin GRAMMY the following year for Best Alternative Music Album. He also picked up a Latin GRAMMY for Best Rock Album By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for producing Mexican rock band Molotov's 2004 album, Con Todo Respeto. In 2008 Carranza garnered his third Latin GRAMMY as an engineer/mixer for Molotov's 2007 release Eternamiente.