Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya Mixing Ricardo Arjona

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Watch Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya Mix Ricardo Arjona

Carlos El Loco Bedoya has worked with influential artists such as Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Weezer, Enrique Iglesias and Ricardo Arjona.

In this Exclusive, El Loco Bedoya shows you how he created the energetic mix for the Latin pop song, Viaje by Ricardo Arjona.

In this two hour tutorial, El Loco Bedoya shows you how he made performances recorded from contributors all over the world in different spaces sound like they were performed in the same room.

See how Carlos addresses unique instruments like the Campana, Guiro, Conga, Bongos, Chinese Harp, Sitars, and the Cajon by adding tone with EQ, dealing with problematic room tones and how he establishes the connection between what the listener hears, and the space they expect to hear this type of music in.

Once you have seen how Carlos does it, download the stems and apply what you have learned in your own studio.

Exercise files
Equipment & Software
  • Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst
  • Cytomic The Glue
  • H82 Harmonic Maximizer
  • MOTU Chorus
  • MOTU De-Esser
  • MOTU Delay
  • MOTU Ensemble Chorus
  • MOTU Masterworks Equalizer
  • MOTU Masterworks FET-76
  • MOTU Masterworks Gate
  • MOTU Masterworks Leveler
  • MOTU Precision Delay
  • MOTU Proverb
  • MOTU Trim
  • Sonnox EQ & Filters
  • Sonnox Oxford Limiter
  • UAD Ampeg SVT-3 Pro
  • UAD Ampex ATR-102
  • UAD Dbx 160
  • UAD EL7 Fatso
  • UAD Elysia mpressor
  • UAD Precision De-Esser
  • UAD Precision Multiband
  • UAD SSL Compressor
  • UAD Studer A800
  • UAD UA 1176 Rev A
  • Waves Doubler
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Carlos "El Loco" Bedoya

Carlos “El Loco” Bedoya is a Miami based producer and audio engineer for a wide variety of musical artists in genres as far ranging as Latin and Rock to Hip Hop and Pop. His work has been acknowledged with multiple awards and nominations, including several multi-platinum albums and singles.

Carlos has worked with famous artists such as The Brazilian Girls, Beyoncé, Weezer, Ricardo Arjona, Rihanna, Mick Jagger, Sean Paul, Enrique Iglesias and more.

Carlos' unique worfklow uses Digital Performer and some outboard gear in a hybrid setup which allow him to get a detailed and rich distinctive "Loco" sound.

Watch Carlos' videos on and see how a Latin Grammy winning engineer polishes his sound for more groove, punch and precision.



Missy Elliott

Ricardo Arjona


Mick Jagger

Sean Paul

Featured Artists and Musics

Ricardo Arjona is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter and is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, with more than 80 million albums sold. His music ranges from ballads to Latin pop, rock, pop rock, Cuban music, and more recently a cappella performances and a mixture of Tejano music and Norteño music, and other Afro-American and Latin sounds. Arjona is noted for his lyrical style, and often addresses topics such as love, sexuality, violence, racism and immigration.

  • Viaje

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2022 Jun 21
Salsa? ssshhhhh... we dont' talk about salsa no no no...
2022 Jun 20
I have enjoy and learned so much for this course. How great to see how simple work (know exactly what to do) can produce such a great result. I always wonder how these type of music sound so full and massive. It's all about (most of the time) substrative EQ, great use of compressor, de-esser, tape and of course reverb (to put it in the room) and some delay. Excellent work done by Carlos. Thanks to Puremix for expanding the flavor (more than only rock / pop music).
2021 Feb 03
My friend El Loco killing it!!!
2020 Jul 27
muy bueno este video, ojalá que puedan subir más mezclas de música latina!! a practicar lo aprendido :)
2020 Jan 28
I am a big fan of Arjona and bought this tutorial just to get the inside on how the mix was done. I am very impressed and I am a new fan of "El Loco" , I can't imagine what a tutorial in spanish would be!, Pure fun!. Thanks for sharing this info and Gracias Loco !.
2019 Oct 08
Thank you for the Spanish subtitles. Great tutorial. How easy he did it look and how amazing it sounds !!
2019 Jun 01
Great video. I also agree with the previous comment. Any chance you guys can get someone mixing a salsa track like Marc Anthony’s.
Sariel Montalván
2019 May 09
Excelente tutorial, gracias Puremix. Sería de gran ayuna un tutorial para mezclar Salsa, por ejemplo una canción de Marc Anthony. Saludos a todo el colectivo!
2019 Mar 19
Great tutorial, thanks! One thing - if the Bypassed/Engaged listenings could be a little bit longer it would be easier to get a deep understanding of the work process. But it was great anyway :)
Sariel Montalván
2018 Dec 12
Please, in spanish. Please!
Sariel Montalván
2018 Dec 05
Please, in spanish!
2018 Nov 17
Loved this one. I learned a ton, thanks!
2018 Sep 30
@Michaeltn86 I agree. Left slant.
2018 Sep 01
the video is great, but is it just me or the image is slight shift to the left? while I watch the video I see for example the kick in the center, but when I hear it's image is a little on the left? thanks
Highlands Recording Arts
2018 Aug 26
This is SUCH a pleasure to mix! Its not only a great song, but I adore cancion Latin ) (y Latina)! Years ago I had the pleasure of being an assistant engineer on a project for SeIena (rest in peace) and then re fell in LOVE with Latin as a Zumba Fitness instructor, and my love for it grows and grows como la fleur. There is a new mixing contest, but the project subject is not pleasant to me. El Loco... Muchas gracias mi amigo! More por favor! I have learned much from your video - it is a pleasure to work with you (Although I use Pro Tools LoL) Adios y muchas gracias
2018 Aug 23
Good work ❤️