Six-time Latin GRAMMY and US GRAMMY award-winning professional mixing engineer and producer Luis Barrera Jr. has crafted a versatile sound inspired by his Mexican-American upbringing that has caught the attention of artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Maluma, The Weeknd, Shakira, Daddy Yankee, Reik, Sebastian Yatra and Marc Anthony, among others. Now that he’s made a name for himself in the industry, Barrera has started to focus on a journey to take his music to the next level: building a Dolby Atmos music studio.
Barrera was looking for a setup for his new private Dolby studio that would deliver authentic, natural sound. He turned to KRK V-Series studio monitors, placing three V8s in the front, two V6s on the sides, four V4s in the ceiling, and another two V8s in the rear. He also selected two S12.4 powered studio subwoofers for Dolby Atmos mixing and one S10.4 for standard mixing projects.
“From the beginning of this process, KRK was my first choice. When I heard the V8s at Dave Way’s studio, I was so impressed; I like the way they sound. They’re loud, they’re the perfect size for my studio, and they look amazing. Speakers don’t lie; they translate well, and they are not overhyped. The balance between low-end, mid-range, and high-end isn’t overwhelming or flat; it’s very natural. The subs too, they’re both very tight. Now whenever I talk to people about what to buy for their studio, I always recommend KRK.