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2019 Latin Grammy® Nominations Producer Of The Year!
.Fandango At The Wall: A Soundtrack For The United States, Mexico, And Beyond
(Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra)
• Indestructible (Flor De Toloache)
• Volver (Plácido Domingo & Pablo Sainz Villegas)
2018 Latin Grammy® Nomination for Best Engineered Album (category 46) :
Orquesta Filarmo´nica De Bogota´ - “50 Años Tocando Para Tí”

2017 Grammy® Nom Best Latin Pop Album & Best Rock/Urban/Alternative Album
Executive producing 2017 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honoring Alejandro Sanz.
The prestigious gala is held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
2016 Grammy® Win: Record of The Year for engineering on "Really Love" for D'Angelo.

Rafa Sardina
engineer l mixer l producer l musician

History: Los Angeles based Grammy® & Latin Grammy® Winner Producer/Mixer/Engineer Rafa Sardina has built an eclectic and impressive client list in the recent years: Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jordan Smith, David Foster, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion, Rachel Platten, Harry Conick Jr, Josh Groban, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Dr. Dre, Dru Hill, Armando Manzanero, David Morales, Jessy Moss, Luis Miguel, Paco de Lucía, Chris Botti, Susan Boyle, Katherine Jenkins, Zaz, Stewart Copeland, Sheryl Crow, Soul Coughing, Beyonce, ChocQuibTown, Beto Cuevas, Kevon Edmonds, Kina, Eric Marienthal, Juanes, Angie Stone, Calle 13, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, Alejandro Fernandez, blues legends Al Blake & Fred Kaplan, Juan Gabriel, Jumaane Smith, Jackie Evancho, Naturally 7, Michael Bublé, Cristian Castro, Clare Fischer Big Band, Macy Gray, Robbie Williams, Alejandro Sanz, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel and D'Angelo among many others. He has received over 51 Grammy & Latin Grammy Nominations for his work with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Clare Fischer Big Band, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, Alejandro Sanz, Calle 13, and D'Angelo & The Vanguards.

In 2016 Rafa Sardina got another Grammy recognition for Best R&B Album for D'Angelo's "Black Mesiah".
Also in 2016 he received 5 Latin Grammy Nominations for Producer Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Best Pop Album, and Best Alternative Album, winning the Best Alternative Album one.

Rafa is nominated in 2017 for 2 Grammy's for Best Latin Pop Album & Best Rock/Urban/Alternative Album.

Rafa Sardina is currently serving as Governor for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Grammy's, as well as been appointed Chairman of the Producers & Engineers Wing at the Grammy's, and Vice-Chairman & Founding Member of the CPI (Circulo de Productores e Ingenieros), the equivalent organization representing Producers & Engineers in Latin America, Brazil, Spain & Portugal.

As a musician, engineer and producer Rafa connects easily with artists and has tremendous respect for creating a studio vibe that's performance-friendly for both new and established talent.

Rafa's love for music began at an early age playing guitar and attending recording sessions in his native Spain. After four years in Medical school, Rafa chose to pursue his life-long passion: Music. A live sound stint with folk, jazz and world artists in Northern Spain and South of France led him to the United States where he attended Full Sail University in order to expand his knowledge and abilities. He graduated with a Valedictorian Award for achievements and excellence. Soon after he landed an engineering position at the legendary Ocean Way Recording Studios in Hollywood and Record One Studios in Los Angeles. Rafa had the unique opportunity to work with world reknowned artists on a daily basis: from Natalie Cole to the Black Crows, Celine Dion, Greenday, Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Sinatra, the pre-recording of The Academy Awards and worked on numerous movies. Rafa's intuition to move to Los Angeles proved to be one of the most rewarding synergies of his life.

Though Sardina is best known for working on pop, rock and R&B projects, he has recorded and mixed just about any genre of music you can imagine: orchestral recordings, big band, R&B, dance, gospel, soul, rap, choral, film/TV soundtracks and movie scores like "Any given Sunday", "102 Dalmatians", "Michael Jordan- To the Max", "Biker Boyz", Tyler Perry's "Madea's Family Reunion", Johnny Depp's "The Rum Diary" and many more.

Over the years Rafa has developed professional and personal relationships with many artists that he has grown to respect.
"At the end of the day, it comes down to a simple studio philosophy - I'm there to make sure the artist is able to realize his vision, intensely collaborate in the creative process and have fun in the journey."

Rafa founded Fishbone Music Productions in 2001. He built his studio from ground up with artist's need in mind. "Afterhours" was designed by Com-po-site architectural firm, who's behind the design of very reputable studios like The Record Plant, David Lynch Studios and many other world-class facilities. "It helps me to be more flexible with today's recording budgets and create a safe place for artists to work without having to worry about the clock," says Sardina, who specified the acoustics and gear installation details of his studio in Los Angeles, California. He also frequents major studios around the world. "Basically, I go where the projects take me…"
Sardina's Gear of Preference: Augspurger Speakers, Avedis Audio, Bricasti, Focusrite, Sennheiser, Plug-In Alliance, McDSP, iZotope, Waves, SPL & DUY Plug-ins, Neumann, Apogee converters, and Solid State Logic mixers.

Rafa Sardina at After Hours, Woodland Hills, CA photo: Ed Freeman

Rafa Sardina official
After Hours Studio Spotlight at studioexpresso


Sardina PlugIn Alliance Interview

Modern Mixing Dilemmas -- Blair Jackson MIX Interview with Sardina Feb 2006
short version posted here
Rafa talks about the process of working for film

EQ "Session File" (June '02) - Read here! Rafa talks with Lisa Roy at Cello Studios
Studio Sound Cover (Oct '01) story --- Read here!

Sardina endorses Audio Technica, DUY Plug-ins , JBL LSR line of professional studio speakers, Apogee AD 8000 SE Special Edition , Trak2 and SSL.


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