New York, NY (April 13, 2018)—Songwriter, engineer, mixer and producer Juan Cristobal Losada recently moved from his studio at peermusic in Miami, setting up his Sonic Room facility in peermusic's New York office and installing a new SSL AWS 948 δelta SuperAnalogue hybrid console.
"I love Miami, and I still have a lot of work there," says Losada, who has two Grammy wins, multiple nominations and a string of top-selling collaborations and credits including Shakira, Santana, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and Plácido Domingo. "But I wanted to explore other things; to expand. My affiliation with peermusic was an important aspect of that move."
Losada’s relationship with independent music publisher peermusic allows him to continue with his own creative pursuits, while working as its in-house engineer. He has also accepted a position as adjunct professor in Music Technology and Music Business, and producer in residence for the music business program at the NYU Steinhardt School.
Before New York and the new AWS console, Losada had spent 10 years on his own SSL 4000 console. "I loved the sound of that console, but I feel like it was stuck in that sound. On this console, the clarity and transparency give me options. I can get the crunchy sound by going harder on the gain controls and on the EQ, or I can choose a clean, transparent path that doesn't add anything.
"It’s like comparing a 1986 Ferrari to a 2018 Ferrari. They’re both great, they’re both Ferraris, but the 1986 one is a collectible; the new one has GPS, Bluetooth, new leather seats, an auto-shift gear box and it doesn't rattle. This console is my new Ferrari."
Losada characterizes his new set-up as a "truly hybrid system." He mixes analog channels and DAW control, along with a flexible mixture of dual path channel modes, stereo or inline, depending on the input: "I have my drums separated across eight or 10 analogue channels, then I have bass and lead vocal, and then I go to stereo channels for stems from BGs, keyboards, percussion, and so on—and the print bus.”
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