Maria Elisa Ayerbe is an audio engineer for GRAMMY and Latin Grammy nominated albums living in Miami, with more than 10 years of experience in recording, mixing, music production, and audio post production.
Maria Elisa worked as recording and mixing engineer at Art House Studios, founded by multi-awarded GRAMMY and Latin Grammy producer Julio Reyes Copello. Under Mr. Reyes Copello, Maria was part of the musical productions of artists such as Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, JLo, Il Divo, Diego Torres, Fonseca, Laura Pausini, Mau y Ricky Montaner, Paula Arenas, Brika, Juan Pablo Vega, Mariana Vega, among many others.
Laura Pausini's album Similares, received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Latin Pop Album in 2016. In 2017, Paula Arenas and Mau y Ricky were nominated to the Best New Artist category at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.
As an independent audio engineer, Maria Elisa has worked for a variety of artists, producers, studios, and record labels from different musical genres such as: Juanes (Colombia), Kronos Quartet (CA), Nashville Symphony (TN), Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia), Heiga Studio (FL), El Ritmo Records (Colombia), Creative Caffeine Studios (TN), Fiona Records (Colombia), Pino Squillace (TN), Ben Sturgell (TN), Adam Dalton & B Sides (TN), Farina (Colombia), Gatoblanco (Colombia), Rosa Rosa (Colombia), Alba Triana (Colombia), New World Symphony (FL), Emmanuel Briceño (FL), Melymel (Dominican Republic), Mozart La Para (Dominican Republic), Meli Malavasi (CA), and many others.
In 2016 Maria Elisa created the independent label South Mountain Music, as a platform to develop and produce fresh music from upcoming and talented artists.
Other credits and duties:
Post-production sound supervisor for reality show Protagonistas de Nuestra Tele, aired by RCN TV and watched by over 10 million people. 2010.
Sound designer and editor:
- TV series El Regreso a la Guaca, aired by RCN TV. 2009.
- TV series Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas, aired by Sony Entertainment Television Latinoamerica. 2010.
- Film Undertow (Contracorriente), chosen as the Peruvian Official Selection film for the Oscar’s Foreign Film Category in 2009.
- Film Sin Retorno is a Mexican film, directed, written and starred by Guillermo Iván and Erik Hayser. Produced by Arte Post. 2009.
Assistant musical director for Kiltro, Chilean martial arts film released in 2006. Directed and written by Ernesto Díaz Espinoza and starring the martial artist Marko Zaror. 2006.
Live Sound Engineer for "Ansio los Alpes, Asi Nacen los Lagos" performance by Colombian's renowned theatre company MAPA Teatro, presented at international theater festivals in Colombia, Ecuador and Chile. 2009-2010.
Since 2007, Maria Elisa has worked as university professor teaching several courses related with audio and music in Colombia, Tennessee, and Florida.