Services


Carlos Ruiz is a freelance audio engineer, offering a variety of services to producers, artists, record labels, film studios and audio/media companies.

Mixing

Mixing the multi-track of the session to one single stereo file with balancing, panning, EQ, compression, automation and creative effects to maximize the emotional impact of the song. Contact for quote.

Mastering

Applying the final sonic touch to the mix down of singles/albums for release and distribution utilizing a special set of techniques, tools and applications to finalize your songs for universal play and create continuity to the overall project. Contact for quote.

Recording

Recording, tracking and overdubbing services for vocal and live musician sessions. Providing a comprehensive understanding of acoustics, DAW operation, gain staging, mic placement, microphones, and studio gear used for recording to capture the best sounding performance. Contact for more information.

Production

Production, arrangement, songwriting assistance available as well as programming, remixing services available upon request for a variety of genres like House, Experimental, Chill-out, Hip-Hop, Rock, Alternative...etc. Contact for more information.

Remote or On Site Engineering

All services available for sessions at other recording/project studios for an addiontal fee.

Projects can be uploaded/downloaded via privately shared Dropbox folders. Utilizing a hybrid studio setup with professional software and high end hardware processors to enhance the overall sonic quality, all projects are delivered radio & club ready.


Sound Design services available. Using a special set of tools and approaches to craft unique and original sonic elements to elevate your song, film, production or project. Contact for more information.

Studio setup assistance available as well upon request. Custom wiring plan based on client needs and workflow. Recommendations on materials (patch bays, cables, connections, labeling, documentation...etc.) for install. Full installation of DAW, patch bay routing, cable connections of all rack mount gear, effects units, instruments, DJ setup and any other studio equipment along with a full I/O setup and test of system.

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Hybrid Recording Studio

Hybrid studio with DAW's, Native/DSP plugins and outboard processors with a Neutrik patchbay routed into 3 UAD Apollo X16/8 Duo's (32 in/out) & Event 2030 BAS Monitors, Auratone 5C monitors.(2) AVID S1 Controllers. TC Electronics Clarity M.
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Digital Audio Workstation

Pro Tools w/ Ableton 10 & Reason 11 availble.Plug-ins from companies like UAD, Waves, Fab-Filter, Sound Toys, Izotope, PSP Audioware, SSL, McDSP, Native-instruments, Arturia and many others, along with an array of VST instruments and samplers.
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Outboard & Synths

(O) SSL Fusion, Manley EQ, Audioscape Bus Comp, Vintage Audio MSL Comp, Focusrite ISA, DBX 160A (2), Eventide DSP4000, Strymon Volante Echo & Big Sky Reverb, Pioneer Spring Reverb, BOSS RDD-20. (S) Virus TI, Nord Lead 2, Novation Supernova, Korg Electribes.

About


Some things about my past...

History

As a kid growing up I was completely fascinated by how records were made. Reading the linear notes of my favorite records for mentions of engineers, equipment used and studios they recorded at was as natural to me as reading a book during a commute is for some. My real introduction into the world of audio came in 2001 while visiting my sister at her job. I was given a demo version of Pro Tools, the one that only came with 4 tracks, and ReDrum by a friend of hers who worked in the sales department, that company was AMS Neve.

After learning a bit of theory and production as well as DJing on my own, I joined Top DJ Gear, an online store that sold professional studio and DJ equipment, as a Sales Manager. During that period I dug deeper into early music production software like Pro Tools, Reason, ReCycle and Sound Forge, and hardware instruments like drum machines and synthesizers. In 2003 I enrolled in a month long course at The Cutting Room Studio where I learned mic placement, signal flow, recording techniques, Pro Tools, plug-ins, outboard processing, and the SSL Mixing console.

For the next few years I was a freelance engineer, working in various project/recording studios in NYC doing vocal and instrumental recordings, editing, mixing, and post production as well as some sound design projects with other engineers. In 2007 I was a founding member of NightChild Records, an underground House music label with my partner Rissa Garcia. We produced a number of records under alias' like Rissidium and Rissa & Ruez as well as producing my own solo works under the monikers, Excidium and Ruez . While running the label I was able to hone my skills as an engineer assisting on a number of releases with editing, mixing, and mastering.

Since that time I continued to learn more about mixing, production, mastering, as well as building my own recording studio with outboard gear for a unique hybrid setup and in 2016 I launched Whatever, an underground label that specializes in just about whatever I think is cool and dig. Under Whatever I continue to produce and release a wide variety of genres under alias' Ruez and Boros as well as assisting on other projects from artists on the label.

I believe 2018 was the year I started to really embrace what I love doing and that was mixing records so I veered a little away from production and started focusing on post production a lot more, much to my delight. I mixed & mastered a number of projects, most notably all of Rissa Garcia's releases which were met with wide acclaim by DJ's & critics, including DJ Times magazine and featured on Mixmag online. Shortly after that I decided to join the Mix With The Masters program to get a more in depth training resource from some of the best engineers in the world.

Most recently I mixed/mastered a number of projects for a variety of artists, including Tedd Patterson’s latest remixes of Hypnotise by Danism & Lean into It by Luyo on Nervous Records. As well as mixing Ruggero Fiore x Todd Terry’s ‘Feed the Dancefloor’ as well as two singles from A.D.’s latest album Rubble, Cannibal & Circus. A variety of projects have been released on labels like Nervous, Plastic People, NightChild, Pogo House, Moiss Music, 3Bridge Records and many others.

Discography


Latest Projects

Apple Music Playlist - Spotify Playlist

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Saliant feat. Oliver Twisted

Begin The Beginning (Susan Esthera Remix)

Mixing & Mastering

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Danism feat. Heidi Vogel

Hypnotise (Tedd Patterson Remix)

Mixing

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Rissa Garcia

Fetish Freak

Mixing

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Brian Burnside

Deepa / The Chase

Mixing

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Luyo

Lean Into It (Tedd Patterson Remix)

Mixing

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Brian Burnside

Bklyn Deep EP

Mixing - EP

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Tony Fuel ft. Andrea Brown

Let's Rise (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Mixing

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Gatto

Dee Groovy EP

Mastering - EP

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Mr. O'Neil

Into The Groove EP (Part 1)

Mixing - Original Mix

Mastering - EP

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A.D.

Rubble

Mixing - Cannibal & Circus

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Ray Seiler

Love.Fun.Dance.

Mastering

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Sumsuch

Dulcie Caught a Cricket (Gatto's Spiders on Acid Mix)

Mixing & Mastering

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Ariel 'Lights' Figueroa

Para People & Abel Bejeda - Adao (Ariel 'Lights' Figueroa Remix)

Dany Cohiba - Rhythms from Caracas (Ariel 'Lights' Figueroa Remix)

Mixing

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Tony Fuel ft. Andrea Brown

The Feeling (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Mixing

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Ruggero Fiore

Call It House

Mixing & Mastering

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Bruv

Coming Back EP

Mastering

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Ruggero Fiore

The Trip

Mixing & Mastering

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Rissa Garcia

Love Is Lifting Me EP

Mixing

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Emergency Tiara - Dancing in the Living Room

Rissa Garcia Remix

Mixing & Mastering

JD Samson, Kim Anh, Nimmo Remixes

Mastering

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Romagnoli - Life Is Good

Original Mix

Mixing & Mastering

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Mr. O'Neil - Foolish Games

Original Mix

Mastering

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Ruggero Fiore & Todd Terry - Feed the Dancefloor

Original Mix, Rissa Garcia Remix & Sean Cormac Remix

Mixing

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Rissa Garcia - You Be The One EP

Good For Nothing & You Be The One

Mixing


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Treadwell - Voyager

Voyager & Under The Stars

Mixing & Mastering


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Sean Cormac - Third Wind

Original & Rissa Garcia Remix

Mixing


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Conclave - Sunny

Sunny (Rissa Garcia's Wepa Mix)

Mixing


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Sounds of NY - Various Artists

Rissa Garcia-Baby I Can Feel It

Mixing & Editing


Ruez-Do It Right Now

Production, Editing & Mixing


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Rissa Garcia - Wanna Feel Loved EP

Mixing & Editing


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MJ Spookz - Heartbreaks & Chill Vol. 1

Promises & Mistakes

Mixing


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Annie Lenox - Little Bird

Little Bird (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Mixing & Mastering


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Jason Merced - OYA

OYA (Original Mix)

Mixing & Mastering


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Kaytranada featuring SIR - Go DJ

Go DJ (Giros Rework)

Mixing & Mastering


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Rivka

Chords of Life (Original Mix)

Mixing & Mastering


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Melowdee - To Love

To Love (Original Mix) & To Love (Deep Love Mix)

Mixing & Mastering

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Rivka - R3 On ACID

R3 On Acid (Original Mix) & R3 on ACID (4:07AM Mix)

Mixing & Mastering

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Lizzo - Good As Hell

Good As Hell (Rissa's Garcia Dub As Hell Remix)

Mixing & Mastering


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Gofa - Stay Chill EP

Stay Chill (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Editing & Mixing

Stay Chill (Ruez Remix)

Production & Mixing


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Inner City - Good Life

Good Life (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Mixing & Mastering


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Sean Cormac - The Boys in the Garage 1012 (Rissa Garcia Remix)

Mixing & Editing

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Road Soda - Closed on Mondays

Mastering

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Thomas Blondet - Let It Shine (Rissa Garcia's Dub Remix)

Mixing & Editing

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Kelz Castro - 4 Seasons Freestyle

Mixing & Mastering

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Boros - Aura

Production, Mixing & Mastering

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Ruez - Songs For Dreams EP

Production, Mixing & Mastering