Andrés Borda Zabala

A native of Colombia, Andrés 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 eight years since Andrés graduated from The L.A. Recording School, he’s won five 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.

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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…
LAFS Spotlight Academy 2019

The Spotlight Academy Class of 2019

Celebrating our Spotlight Academy Inductees at #LAFSSpotlight On Friday, September 20, The Los Angeles Film School community came together to honor the first five inductees of our Spotlight Academy. President Tammy Elliott and Alumni Relations…