Welcome to The Sound Nomad

Hello, and welcome to The Sound Nomad

I’m Rick Torres, a Music Producer, Mixer, and Engineer with a passion for music that has taken me on an incredible journey. From my early days in Costa Rica, where my love for music first began to manifest on the drums, to eventually working in the bustling music scenes of New York City and Los Angeles, I’ve had the privilege of experiencing and contributing to the music industry in countless ways.

After 20 years of honing my craft in NYC and LA, working on a wide array of projects as a composer, producer, and recording engineer, my wife Mandy and I decided to return to Costa Rica. Here, we enjoy our free time exploring the stunning landscapes with our dog, Pax. This return to my roots has been a source of inspiration and a reminder of the transformative power of music, and the incredible experiences it has afforded me.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the honor of working with notable artists such as G-Eazy, French Montana, Brody Brown, CD9, Rhett Lawrence, Emmanuel Briceño (Juanes), and Andy Vargas (Santana). I’ve also had my music featured on shows like American Pickers (History Channel) and Love Is Blind (Netflix).

What You Can Expect from The Sound Nomad

The Sound Nomad is a space where I aim to share my knowledge, experiences, and insights gained from my diverse roles in the music industry. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Music Production Tips: I’ll share my favorite techniques to help you achieve the sounds you’re aiming for in your productions.
  • Gear Reviews and Recommendations: Learn about the equipment and software that I use and recommend for producers at all levels.
  • Tutorials: Step-by-step guides on various aspects of music production, from recording to finalizing a track, aimed at helping you enhance your skills.
  • Industry Insights: I’ll discuss trends and developments in the music industry, offering my perspective on navigating this ever-evolving field. This will include topics like music placements, the evolution of music production, balancing creativity and business, and tips for independent artists looking to produce their own music.

Join the Journey

Whether you’re an independent artist, a seasoned producer, or someone who simply loves music, I hope The Sound Nomad will be a source of inspiration and practical knowledge for you. I encourage you to engage with the content, leave comments, ask questions, and suggest topics you’d like to see covered.

Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I hope this can be a place that inspires your own journey in sound and music!


Stay tuned for more,

Rick Torres

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