Robert Carranza Is Capturing Music

GRAMMY- and Latin GRAMMY-winning engineer/mixer discusses the craft of engineering and his membership in The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing
  • Robert Carranza
February 12, 2013 -- 4:28 pm PST

GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning engineer/mixer/producer Robert Carranza recently participated in an exclusive 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. 

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