Mexico is arguably one of the richest countries in the Americas. It is such a beautiful country, and so rich in culture and history and talent. Mexicans have been creating their own art, fashion, sports, architecture and music, among many other things, for thousands of years. It’s no wonder that one of the country’s own record producers/recording engineers is so adept at helping to shape Mexico’s enormous and seemingly limitless music industry. The well-known music producer and recording engineer Jake Carmona is from Mexico and he is at the forefront of Mexico’s music scene.
He has been in the music business for over 18 years and has learned from the ground up how to produce and engineer music. He has pretty much done every job there is in the studio and on location. He has become more than proficient in the use of all the engineering and editing and recording tools that are part of the modern process of outputting the best sound possible from singers and from musicians. He has managed studios, increased efficiencies and improved workflow while never taking his eyes off the quality that is needed to achieve in this highly competitive industry. He has backed up and archived media files along with hitting predicted forecasts and target metrics. He has collaborated on the development of new artists and projects and has met deadlines continually.
Jake got his start in the music business when he was fourteen working at San Nicolas de Disa Latin Music in Los Garza, Mexico. He worked as a recording engineer for his father, Kukin Carmona, the great Mexican guitarist, audio engineer and composer. He moved from studio to studio in Mexico and kept adding more and more recording knowledge and grasp of music software and recording hardware to his already full bag of tools. He studied in France at the Studios La Fabrique, in Avignon. His teacher there was three-time Grammy award winning recording engineer/producer Jacquire King who has worked with artists such as Tom Waits, Nora Jones and Buddy guy, to name a few. He also studied recording and mixing at Mixla in Tarzana, California under five-time Grammy award winning recording engineer and producer Chris Lord Alge, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Green Day and the Dave Mathews Band, among others. Did we mention that Jake Carmona was the recording engineer on Costumbre’s record Siempre, which won the Latin Grammy Award for Best Norteño album. Jake has been nominated for some of his other work also and we see no end to all the awards his talents will bring him in the future.