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WCA #484 with Fernando Reyes – Leaving Peru, Challenging Cultural Norms, Life in a Different Language, Working with Michael Brauer, and Flying Solo

My guest today is Mix Engineer Fernando Reyes, who has worked on projects for The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, Fabio Capri, ARIZONA, and Idina Menzel. Fernando has also spent the last 7.5 years working as Michael Brauers’ assistant. 

In this episode, we discuss

  • Lima, Peru
  • Exposure to Computer Recording
  • Early Recording
  • Leaving Lima
  • Challenging Cultural Norms
  • PowerPoint
  • Planning Ahead
  • Therapy
  • Full Sail
  • Flying Solo
  • Adulting
  • Life in a Different Language
  • Grandparents Spoiling
  • Friends
  • Alternaitves to School
  • Electric Lady Studios
  • General Assistant 
  • Michael Brauer
  • Longevity
  • Raising Questions
  • Thrown Into the Deep End
  • Doing His Own Thing
  • Lessons Learned
  • New York to Miami
  • Watering The Seeds
  • Having Family Close
  • Taking Meetings
  • Building Community
  • Management

Matt’s Rant: The Gear We Choose

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: Fernando Reyes
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith