About Me - ☺☺☺
Pura Vida! Thanks for visiting my site. 

I’m Julian Picado a Costa Rican:

- Mastering Engineer - I love stereo, but can do Atmos and practically any other existing format. I believe your music deserves only the best and I make sure my tools are some of the finest around. [This is for you audio nerds] I use ATC monitoring, Merging converters and the coveted CEQ 6 by Terry Audio for that final magic touch.

- Producer - I usually record, mix, and master the projects I produce as part of my creative process. I’m currently working on projects with Latin American artists such as: Nicolle Jadad, Matar Fuma, and Moncho Berry.

- Artist - New music dropping mid/late 2024. Many old aliases exist in the Internet ether. Lmk if you find them, I sure can’t.

- Guitarrist/Live Electronics - I’ve toured the United States as Guitarrist and DJ for Brooklyn-based artist BAYLI opening for acts such as Magdalena Bay and Slayyyter in venues like Brooklyn Steel, Webster Hall [NYC], The Novo [LA], Société des arts technologiques [Montreal] and many more! Also had the pleasure of performing at clubs like Nowadays [Queens], TBA [Brooklyn], and The Peppermint [LA]. 

- I’m currently in LA but always happy to travel if the conditions are right ! -
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Sometimes I do work as a recording engineer. I’ve had the honor of working for artists such as: Keith Richards and Steve Jordan from The Rolling Stones, Larrance Dopson from 1500 or Nothin’, Norah Jones, and jazz luminaries like George Cables and Lenny White

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I had the privilege of studying guitar at Berklee College of Music with masters of the craft such as: Tim Miller, Tomo Fujita, Jon Damian, Mick Goodrick, Tiger Okoshi and John Baboian. I then furthered my knowledge in Audio with a Masters in Music Technology at NYU under the tutelage of Paul Geluso. My thesis focused on Immersive Music Techniques for Pop Music. At NYU I also learned Mixing and Production from GRAMMY-award winning engineer Kevin Killen (David Bowie, U2, Shakira, Peter Gabriel) as well as Mastering from Alan Silverman (Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Keith Richards, Bebo Valdés).