Efrens an after-hours recording engineer who works his craft as much per amore as to make a living. Hes cheery and enthusiastic about the projects he takes on Efren makes your project his own which makes him an ideal partner and guide to the novice artist who needs the services of a professional recording lab. The space where he records, mixes and edits is an intimidation-free zone and admittedly a work in progress. A converted garage space thats part cozy bedroom, part rock music studio and part electronic man cave where theres a wire cable for every reason he plans to build a control room and turn it into a more conventional recording environment in the near-to-distant future. Even so, he stresses the rooms acoustic balance of diffusion, absorption and reflection, and whatever it lacks in construction design, Efren more than makes up for in tools, expertise and personal touch. His secret weapon is the giant mug of hot honeyed tea he serves you to soothe those vocal cords and it works! If you have a day job and youre working on a tight recording budget, his convenient after-work hours and hourly rates are a welcome relief. At the console, hes a Pro Tools wiz who worked with me to deliver all the subtle touches I asked for. And in a busy recording town where engineers seem to be too preoccupied to return your calls, Efren had me at, Hello I will create a seamless, perfectly balanced product for you. Hes still in the mixing/mastering phase as of this review, but I was very pleased with the sound of the results all through our production process.