Mix and mastering engineer Juan Carlos Sotelo recently joined Headliner for a chat about his work with independent artists in his native Mexico City, and why Leapwing Audio plugins have been with him every step of the way…
Tell us about the kind of work you do, and a bit about your musical background and early influences.
I'm an educator, professor and producer, with my main gigs being mixing and mastering. I'm mostly working with independent artists in Mexico City as an engineer or co-producing songs for rising producers. I'm also a Member of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the AES, trying to provide a platform for people that are under-represented as well as improving accessibility, embracing emergent audio fields and research and radiating inclusiveness to all races, genders, physical abilities, ages and nationalities.
All of my social media channels are dedicated to audio education in the context of music production. Recently I started an English speaking YouTube channel to share my perspective, and to highlight some of what’s going on in the Mexico City music scene.