My name is Diego Ezpeleta and I specialize in sound engineering for different types of ensembles, ranging from classical to modern productions in jazz, blues, rock, electronic and experimental music.

As a music producer I also create original scores, compositions and sound design for documentary films and audiovisual productions, where I combine the use of acoustic atmospheres, live instruments and electronic sounds.

 

Graduated from Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, I also interned at Galaxy Studios in Belgium, where I gained broad experience in orchestral recordings and film post-production. 

Currently based in Costa Rica, I have collaborated with many local and international artists from places such as Estonia, Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, UK and USA.

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Education

 

  • Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering. Abbey Road Institute. Amsterdam, 2019

  • Licentiate in Industrial Engineering. University of Costa Rica. San José, CR, 2012

Experience

  • Production, sound recording, sound design and sound mix for 'Tierra Mágica'- Short documentary by Alessandra Baltodano and funded by the Costa Rican Film Center, 2021.

  • Music composition and sound design for 'Wedding Officiant' - Creative documentary by Alamo Pictures, 2020.

         ***Selected for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) 2020.

         ***Selected for ‘Oslo Film Festival’ 2020 and nominated for best documentary.

         ***Selected for ‘Short.Sweet.Fiilm Fest’ 2021, Cleveland, USA.

  • Sound edit and mix for 'Heart Time' - Short documentary directed by Hõbe Ilus and produced by Union Docs.
      ***Selected for Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) 2020.

  • Engineer and mixer for ‘Creepin’ Johnson Band’ recording. Abbey Road Institute Studio. Amsterdam,  2019.

  • Studio Assistant at Galaxy Studios for orchestral recording projects:
    • Daens Musical recording. Director: Dirk Brosse - Galaxy Orkest
    • Twin Twinkler recording. Composer: Stian Westerhus-Philharmonie Zuidnederland Orkest 

    • Arabian Gulf Cup Doha 2019 Theme. Orch. Youki Yamamoto- Galaxy Orkest 

    • The Smurfs Theme Park Shanghai-Composer: Rene Merkelbach-Galaxy Orkest

    • Korean Film scorings: Under the Light, The Man Standing Next and The Closet. Music Director: Younwuk Cho - Galaxy Orkest

  • Assistant to in-house engineer Dirk Overeem at Black Mail Show live recording and mixing. Metropole Academy Orchestra. Amsterdam, 2019.

  • Studio producer and recording engineer for ‘Manon Nijenhuis Jazz Quintet’. Abbey Road Institute Studio. Amsterdam, 2019.

  • Assistant to studio producer Anthony Maes at live recording. Abbey Road Institute Studio. Amsterdam, 2019

  • Studio Engineer for ‘Leeches’ band recording. Rockfield Studios. Wales, UK, 2019

  • Technical sound and lights installation for I Land Sound Festival. Saarema, Estonia, 2018

  • Stage assistant at Galaxy Studios during final sound mix of the film ‘Dreamland’ by Nicholas Jarecki.

  • Sound edit and music composition for 'Born from Coffee' - Independent micro-documentary by Wimblu-2017

  • Music composition for 'Feet on the Ground' - Multimedia documentary by Alessandra Baltodano. 2011

Gallery

Long Beach Records - Recording Sessions

Photos by Ricardo Machado, Alexander Otarola, Adrián Luna, Mau Mora

Location: Long Beach Records Studios, San José. Costa Rica

2021

Galaxy Studios - Orchestra Recording Sessions

All photos by Diego Espeleta

Location: Galaxy Studios. Mol, Belgium

October - December 2019

Metropole Academy Orchestra Recording

All photos by Diego Ezpeleta

Location: Muziekcentrum Van de Omroep. Hilversum, Netherlands

February 2019

Creepin' Johnson-Live Studio Session

All photos by Alessandra Baltodano

Location: Sonic City Studios. Amsterdam, NL

September 2019

Rockfield Studios - Recording Session

All photos by Diego Epeleta

Location: Rockfield Studios. Wales, UK

July 2019

Galaxy Studios - Sessions