Having lived in the Caribbean almost all his life, Elvin got a taste of New England while studying Music Production & Engineering at Berklee College of Music, starting his formal education at the tender age of 16.
After falling in love with the city of Boston and the New England region, he kept them close to his heart after returning to a full-fledged audio engineering career in his native Puerto Rico. But life has a way of bringing things full circle. After more than twenty-seven years working at different recording studios, as well as with creative minds and the best up-and-coming advertising agencies back home, a new opportunity took him back to the Northeast—specifically to Bristol and Anderson Productions.
Elvin’s work philosophy is simple: efficiency, quality and reliability. Plus never saying “It can’t be done!”
Whether doing short promos, sound design or long-form pieces (including the six Christmas specials he worked on for Puerto Rico banking giant Banco Popular), Elvin still loves post-production work after all these years (he has been working non-stop since 1988!)
In addition, Elvin has composed, arranged and produced music for clients such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Don Q Rums (Serrallés Distillery), Gerber and Borden. His CV also includes a two-year stint as a college professor at Inter American University back on the island and occasional live music performances with a devotional and world-music group called The Bhakti Project. He recently produced an album for singer Gaurangi Devi Dasi—a project that allowed Elvin to become involved in all stages of the production, from songwriting to musical arranging and even handling the album’s photography.
As with everything we do, there is something to be learned.
And Elvin… well, he is still learning.