Born in Venezuela, Gustavo Celis B.M. '94 is a recording engineer, mixer, and producer who has worked with Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Ricky Martin, Roger Waters, Celine Dion, Shakira, and others. He is the recipient of two Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, and two TEC Award nominations. He also worked on the film adaptation of the musical Chicago, which won the Academy Award for Best Sound.
While at Berklee, Celis studied music production and engineering. After completing his education in 1994, he was recruited by the famed New York City recording studio The Hit Factory. “While learning the ropes as an assistant, I worked with some of the best engineers and producers in the world,” he says. In 1996 he took a break from the bitter cold of the Northeast and headed south to Florida, where he worked at Crescent Moon Studios in Miami, before founding the innovative hybrid studio Elastic Mix in Fort Lauderdale.