Juan Lopez

Engineer

Juan started creating music at the early age of 11 when he first picked up the trumpet. Over time, his fascination with music continued to grow, and his passion for music transformed into a determined effort to make a career in the music industry. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and received his degree in Recording Technology under the direction of acclaimed producer and engineer, Jim Vollentine.

Juan worked as an engineer for the Butler School of Music and became the head engineer for the UT Jazz Orchestra. He also interned at Big Orange Studio in Austin where he mastered live recording sessions for Daytrotter.


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Juan started creating music at the early age of 11 when he first picked up the trumpet. Over time, his fascination with music continued to grow, and his passion for music transformed into a determined effort to make a career in the music industry. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and received his degree in Recording Technology under the direction of acclaimed producer and engineer, Jim Vollentine.

Juan worked as an engineer for the Butler School of Music and became the head engineer for the UT Jazz Orchestra. He also interned at Big Orange Studio in Austin where he mastered live recording sessions for Daytrotter. Juan attended multiple AES Conferences where he expanded his knowledge of recording techniques and took master classes with Chuck Ainlay and George Massenburg at British Grove Studios in London.

After receiving his degree, Juan wrote, recorded and toured with pop-rock band, Driver Friendly, with whom he’s been with for over a decade. With three full-length albums and two EPs under his belt, he has a good understanding of the collaborative process that happens both in a live performance setting and behind the board. This experience and knowledge makes Juan a valuable player on any song-writing team.

Other accomplishments include writing music for and performing in the feature film, Bandslam; recording, producing and mixing the score for the documentary Stacker; winning the Outstanding Engineered Live Recording Award by Downbeat Magazine; teaching high school students in Drum and Bugle Corps; providing trumpet session work for various artists; and running the Austin Marathon.

Juan joined Orb Recording Studios in January 2015, where he is thrilled to be part of a team that shares the enthusiasm and passion for recording that he possesses.