Patrick Soria | Berklee Valencia Campus

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Patrick Soria

Instructor

Patrick Soria

Instructor

“The technological advances over the last few years have made digital recording platforms more affordable, bringing recording technology to the masses. There are not segments anymore to the process of making a record. Nowadays, because of DAWs, you can write, record, produce, and mix all at the same time.”

“It’s very easy to fall into the trap of being so overwhelmed by software and plug­ins that you end up letting it dictate how you create music rather than the other way around. Mixing isn’t just about pushing buttons; it is about what is going on inside of you.”

“In my teaching and professionaI experience, I have found that the most important thing is to trust your feelings and emotions. The more practice you get in trusting yourself, the better you will get and the better your mixes will sound. So I want to give my students the skills to be masters of the tools and not slaves to them. But ultimately I want to make the technology disappear to be in service of the process and the creative moment.”

Career Highlights

  • Sound engineer, sound designer, producer, composer
  • Worked as an assistant and in­house engineer at Capitol Studios, Acousti Studios, and Recorder Studios in Paris; clients included Warner, Universal, Sony
  • Worked as freelance recording engineer and editor with Grammy­winning mixer Manuel Tomas; clients included multiplatinum record producer/songwriter Matt Wallace (R.E.M., Maroon 5, Sheryl Crow) during the recording of “Mousetrap Heart” by Thirsty Merc and “Give Me the Music” by Eva Avila, vocal tuning on American Idol, and Presuntos Implicados’ album Sera, nominated for a Latin Grammy Award
  • Organized and set up for John Petrucci’s master class at the Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa (BBK) Fundacion in Bilbao, Spain
  • Worked as a Pro Tools assistant for director Luc Besson while mixing Lock Out at Digital Factory
  • Signed as an artist and composer for Warner Music
  • Teacher at Berklee College of Music, Valencia campus