Los Angeles based, 12-time Grammy-winner, producer/mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina has built an eclectic and impressive client list in the recent years: Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello & The Roots, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Placido Domingo, Celine Dion, 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, Sheryl Crow, Soul Coughing, Beyonce, Beto Cuevas, Kevon Edmonds, Kina, Eric Marienthal, Juanes, Angie Stone, René Pérez from Calle 13, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, blues legends Al Blake & Fred Kaplan, Michael Buble, Juan Gabriel, Jumaane Smith, Jackie Evancho, Naturally7, Cristian Castro, Clare Fischer Big Band, D’Angelo, Alejandro Sanz and Macy Gray among many others.
He has received 35 Grammy Nominations, both American and Latin, for his work with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lady Gaga, Luis Miguel, Clare Fischer Big Band, Illya Kuriaki & The Valderramas, and Alejandro Sanz.
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.
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, and numerous 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.
We thank him from the heart for talking about our Creamer Plus preamps which are now an important part of his studio!
Creamer Plus – an introduction (5:14)
Creamer Plus in detail (5:40)
Creamer Plus – tips and tricks (6:54)