Gabriel Antonio Alvarez Franchi
Recording, Mix and Mastering Engineer
Gabriel, found his love for music at the age of 13, when he started to work as a DJ. His passion grew into a thirst for knowledge of the recording industry as a whole, with specific interest in audio recording and music production.
In 2001, Gabriel attended the school “Taller de Arte Sonoro” (Audio Art Workshop) which is the most prestigious audio school in Venezuela. He worked under the best professors which kick started his career, by 2003 he stared working as assistant engineer with many notables in the music industry in Venezuela, such as Ricardo Martínez (Wahala & Famaslop), which gave him his first Latin Grammy Nomination and also the accolades to become an official member of the Audio Engineering Society, and a Voting member of the Latin Recording Academy.
During his time in Venezuela & Panama he was deeply involved in projects that included:
Héctor Castillo (David Bowie, Bjork, Gustavo Cerati)
Juan Angel Esquivel (Guaco, Franco de Vita, Carlos Baute)
Vladimir Quintero (Franco de Vita, Desorden Público, Mariana Vega, C4 Trío)
La Mechanik informal (Afro Latino 2016, NY, USA)
Furthering his career Gabriel has also participated in Audiovisual Projects, such as Movies, Short Films, Theater, Plays and TV commercials. Gabriel recorded all the dialog used in the short film “The Case Against Mr. Sheppard” which won the Festival Prize at Super Geek Film Festival at Florida, USA Supercon 2017.
Gabriel’s work as a Foley Artist and as sound designer was featured in:
Discovery Channel (SFX for several dozen TV series)
Netflix (Voice Over -Dubbing sessions)
Te Espero del Otro Lado” first-place winner as best short film in 2012 at the Pennsylvania Film Festival (Caldas, Colombia).
“La Cucarachita” which won 3 awards at the film festival Panalandia 2017 (Panama)
“Always trying to be on top of the ever changing demands of the audio recording and film industries”
That is Gabriel Alvarez Franchi