Doing After Hours with Grammy Winning Mixer/Engineer, Rafa Sardina

New Studio in Woodland Hills, CA to Meet Production Demand


June 2005, Woodland Hills, CA -- Seven-time Grammy-winning mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina opens After Hours Studio in Woodland Hills, CA.

Sardina's eclectic credits include Platinum Certified recoding artists Macy Gray, Jessy Moss, Dr. Dre, Luis Miguel, Sheryl Crow, Angie Stone and Alejandro Sanz, Esthero.

Rafa who has worked at some of the world's top studios, decided to have his own place in order to accommodate a wider range of client budgets and still be able to do what he loves...mixing, engineering and producing albums. "Even some of my more established clients will appreciate the cost saving move, " says the mixer/engineer.

Earlier this year Sardina acquired few new toys, inlcuding an Audio Technica microphone. "What I love about these mics is their performane and versatility. Last year I found myself renting the mics on almost every session. So, finally I have a pair of my own," says Sardina. According to the mixer/engineer who has worked at some of the nicest commercial rooms (Abbey Road, Cello, Hit Factory, Chalice and Record Plant) he uses the mics for Drums and strings to vox and everything in between.

"The design of After Hours evolved from a very basic 'home studio' to one on par with commercial facilities. Rafa and I worked together to develop a working studio that would satisfy his Grammy-worthy demands and were able to maximize the existing spaces to become a dedicated recording/mixing environment experience," says Clayt Hudson, the principal architect of COMPOS/IT/E with design credits to include: O'Henry Studio C, Alejandro Sanz home studio in Miami Beach, FL, and NRG Recording Services.

"I'm sure certain projects will still take me to major facilities where I love working," Sardina adds.

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Seven-time Grammy Award winner engineer/mixer Rafa Sardina has an eclectic and impressive client list that includes artists: Alejandro Sanz, Macy Gray, Jessy Moss, Dru Hill, Kina, Mariah Carey, Luis Miguel, Dr Dre, Soul Coughing, Angie Stone, Juan Gabriel, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Indian legend Yesudas, score for Oliver Stone film "Any Given Sunday," and IMAX movie "Michael Jordan- To The Max."

Sardina engineered Alejandro Sanz' Grammy winning Album, No Es Lo Mismo (Best Latin Pop Album 2004 Vocal or Instrumental) and mixed tracks for international artist, Luis Miguel for his most anticipated recent release, Mexico en la Piel (Mexico in my Skin). Rafa also mixed five tracks for Miguel's "33" (certified Platinum X5 and nominated "Best Latin Pop Album" 2004). He engineered "Meditteraneo" for Rendez Vous artist Marc Antoine and mixed Antonio Orozco's recent album, "El Principio Del Comienzo" (New Beginning) for Universal Music (Certified Platinum and Number One In Spain in its first week of release)! Sardina also produced/mixed and engineered "Sin Querer" for singer/songwriter Ana Pozas' second album including the song "Si Es Por Tí" featuring a duo with Ana and the new Latin pop sensation, Alex Ubago. Also look for the debut release of Esthero on Reprise Records engineered by Sardina.

Sardina who enjoys Apogee, Manley, DUY , JBL, Avalon and Audio Technica products, is an avid ProTool user (HD system upgrade). He is currently working with number of talented artists and musicians in his studio, After Hours.

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Or Visit: http://www.rafasardina.com/