Incredible Closeup this week with recording and mixing engineer Orlando Gomez of Beacon Hill Recording studio! Orlando gives us a great insight to the world of producing multi-platinum level musical projects, working with local talent to superstar artists and the teamwork behind the scenes it takes to make it all come together. Orlando discusses his own personal experiences in the industry as well as his recommendations for success in his field. Not surprisingly, his advice will help you succeed in any field.
01:06 Role of audio engineer
02:17 The many roles in the production of a song
06:11 At what point did you decide to pursue a career in music?
07:29 How were you able to succeed in both your degree in electrical engineering and still
pursue your role in the music industry?
08:58 Where do you see the music industry going with the emergence of
sites like Soundcloud, youTube and iTunes?
10:53 What advice do you have for people trying to make it as musicians
or producers at these sites?
13:27 What are some of the things you feel have had the most impact on
your success as you were going through high school, college, or
14:13 Could you share with us some of the resources out there that
someone in high school or college could use to help them further
their music production knowledge?
15:32 Could you describe an average day of what it is like working as a
17:52 Are there any eclectic or offbeat ways you tap into your creativity?
19:22 Did you estimate the degree of success Khalid would have as you
were working on his music? How did you feel about Grammy
21:16 Looking back at your success, what advice would you have for
yourself when you were starting out?
22:41 What would you like to see happen in El Paso to keep the
momentum going in terms of the music scene?
25:55 Working long hours as you mentioned, can you tell us about the
challenges you come across in the process? Challenges with an
artist, interpersonal challenges, creative challenges?
27:40 Is there anything else you want anyone to know who is interested
in the music or production industry?
Beacon Hill Recording Studio El Paso, TX- See the team at this studio, the artists they work with, and links to samples of their work.
Beacon Hill Recording Studio’s Soundcloud link
Recording Connection – Real studio education, real studio connections. They offer many certifications in many cities across the United States. Orlando featured in Recording Connection’s Apprenticeship to Employment and Success stories
Audio Engineering Society – for more information on this field.
Sokanu – What does an Audio Engineer do?
Audio Engineer – career information from TheBalance.com