Andrés Borda Zabala

Recording Arts, Class of 2011

Andrés F. Borda Zabala

A native of Colombia, Andrés Borda Zabala (2011 Alum) knew from an early age that he wanted to enhance the natural sound of instruments and vocals. He found inventive ways to make his early recordings sound better, constantly tweaking and tuning his instruments. With his heart set on working in the music industry, Andrés enrolled in The L.A. Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School, to channel his creative talents into a workable skill set. Andrés originally started composing scores for film, but eventually shifted into audio engineering shortly after graduation. He has been focused on audio ever since then.

“At the end of the day, nothing comes free in this world. If you want something, you have to risk it, you have to change it, you have to apply it…you have to go the extra mile in everything if you want to succeed.”

In the years since Andrés graduated from The L.A. Recording School, he’s won six Latin Grammys® for his work with Natalia Lafourcade and Carlos Vives. As an audio engineer and mixer, Andrés has contributed to more than 60 albums and feature films. He’s worked with some of the biggest names in music, and currently works as a studio manager and head audio engineer for Carlos Vives at Gaira Musica Local Estudios in Bogotá, Colombia.

Latest news featuring Andrés F. Borda Zabala:

2024 Grammys

The Los Angeles Film School Proudly Celebrates Alumni Contributions to GRAMMY-Nominated Works

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Los Angeles Film School alumni gear up for the music industry’s biggest night with nominated projects by SZA, Carlos Vives, and Paramore Recording engineers and mixers Hector Castro, Andrés Borda, and Jhair Lazo made significant contributions…

GRAMMY-Nominated Work by Andrés Borda, Jaycen Joshua and Jonathan Gautier

The Los Angeles Recording School, a division of The L.A. Film School, recognizes the alumni and online instructor who’ve made outstanding contributions to the music industry through their work on Grammy-nominated albums this year. Congratulations!
2019 Latin Grammys

Recording Arts Alumni Win 2 Latin Grammys

Two Alumni Worked on 4 of the 10 Records Competing for Album of the Year! The Latin Recording Academy® held its 20th annual Latin GRAMMYS Awards® on November 14, in Las Vegas. We are proud to announce that two alumni from The Los Angeles…