Listen up please: I had screened several sound engineers while trying to find the right guy for the record we are making. I had been introduced to a sound engineer who has mixed and mastered for Bob Dylan and several other world renowned recording artists. Their fee started at $600 per day with a minimum commitment of 2 weeks. A friend who's band I managed insisted that I speak to his sound guy /producer. All these options I considered. I spoke with several sound engineers who had solicited me via Thumbtack. None of them understood what my vision was. Then I replied to Ivan Alexis Rivera of IAR RECORDINGS. When he listened to a track that I had forwarded to him, by the very words of his first sentence that he chose to respond with, I immediately knew that we were on the same page. He speaks my language, that being Rock and Roll. And although I am more than twice young Mr. Rivera's age, he is an absolutely gifted, brilliant engineer. We worked for the first time last night for about 9 hours and I am very much blown away at his skills behind the console. We have much work ahead of us, and I couldn't be happier with his professionalism and talent. Remember that name, Ivan Alexis Rivera of IAR RECORDINGS. He is going to the top!!!