Bio

 

Adrian Benavides has found a unique position for himself in the music business by applying his expertise as a programmer and sound designer between studio and live production for a wide range of artists.  His work as a live audio/MIDI programmer has reached the main stage at Coachella, Super Bowl Kick-Off Week, The Tonight Show and several other nationally broadcast American television shows as well as venues across the United States, Europe, The United Kingdom and Japan with artists such as Daughtry, Childish Gambino and Blue October.  His work in the studio has garnered international praise, collaborating as a remixer, sound designer, and mixing engineer with such artists as Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), Stick Men (featuring Tony Levin), Daughtry, KOMARA and Kevorkian Death Cycle.

Benavides attended Austin Community College to receive a formal education in audio engineering.  He was also studio assistant and live electronics programmer for world-renown drummer Pat Mastelotto for several years (aiding in projects such as Chrysta Bell, TU with Trey Gunn, and HoBoLeMa with Allan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio and Tony Levin).  Awards and notable accomplishments include producing two Billboard Dance Club Chart Top Ten hits for Puerto-Rican pop singer Zayra, Austin Music Awards 2012: Album of The Year as part of the production team of Quiet Company’s “We Are All Where We Belong” (with Tim Palmer and Matt Parmenter), Prog’opolis Best of 2012 featuring four songs mixed by Benavides from various releases, ProgMontreal’s Top Ten Albums of 2013 featuring Specimen 13, and finally a solo release titled “Same Time Next Life” in 2012 which was deemed “lush in texture” (Drumhead Magazine, July 2012) and “machine music for thinkers” (musikreviews.de, May 2012).