Benny Faccone

Benny Faccone is a recording engineer, mixing engineer, and record producer known for his work with Ricky Martin, Santana, Luis Miguel, Maná and Marco Antonio Solís.[1][2] He has won 5 Grammy Awards and 7 Latin Grammy Awards[3][4][5].

Benny Faccone
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Background information
BornItaly
Genres
Occupation(s)
Associated acts

BiographyEdit

Faccone was born in Italy and was raised in Canada. He received a composition degree from the Berklee College of Music. After graduation, he began working in the recording industry in Montreal and later moved to Los Angeles in 1980,[6] where he became engineer at A&M Records. While mixing for the band Menudo, Faccone met Draco Rosa, member of the Puerto Rican boy band and with whom he continued working for the next decades[7]. In 1986, Faccone became a freelance engineer.[8][9]

Faccone owns "The Cavern" studios in Thousand Oaks, California. He named the studio after The Cavern Club in Liverpool, where The Beatles played during their early career. He is also a professor at the California Lutheran University.[9]

Selected discographyEdit

Album Artist Role
1984 Closer to the Source Dizzy Gillespie Engineer
1985 The Broadway Album Barbra Streisand Engineer, Assistant engineer
1987 Soy Como Quiero Ser Luis Miguel Engineer, Mixer
1988 Busca Una Mujer Luis Miguel Engineer
1988 ...Nada como el sol Sting Mixer
1990 20 Años Luis Miguel Engineer
1991 Romance Luis Miguel Engineer, Mixer
1991 Lo Que Son Las Cosas Ednita Nazario Mixer
1992 En Vivo Luis Enrique Mixer
1992 El León Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Engineer
1992 ¿Dónde Jugarán Los Niños? Maná Engineer
1993 Vasos Vacíos Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Engineer, Mixer
1993 Me Amarás Ricky Martin Engineer, Mixer
1993 Encadenado Mijares Mixer
1993 Aries Luis Miguel Engineer, Mixer
1994 Pasiones Ednita Nazario Engineer, Mixer
1994 Navidad en el Trópico Disney Engineer, Mixer
1995 Fina Estampa Ao Vivo Caetano Veloso Engineer, Mixer
1995 A Medio Vivir Ricky Martin Engineer, Mixer
1996 Vivencias Ana Gabriel Engineer
1996 Si El Norte Fuera El Sur Ricardo Arjona Engineer, Mixer
1996 Espíritu Libre Ednita Nazario Engineer, Mixer
1997 Sueños Líquidos Maná Engineer, Mixer, Producer
1998 Vuelve Ricky Martin Engineer, Mixer
1998 Esperanto Kabah Mixer
1998 35 Aniversario, Vol. 5 José José Engineer
1999 MTV Unplugged Maná Engineer, Mixer
1999 Supernatural Santana Engineer, Mixer
1999 Ricky Martin Ricky Martin Engineer
2000 Sound Loaded Ricky Martin Mixer
2000 Secreto de Amor Joan Sebastian Mixer
2000 Noche de Cuatro Lunas Julio Iglesias Engineer
2001 Más de Mi Alma Marco Antonio Solís Engineer
2001 Duetos Armando Manzanero Armando Manzanero Mixer
2002 Santo Pecado Ricardo Arjona Engineer
2002 Revolución de Amor Maná Engineer, Mixer
2002 Lo Dijo el Corazón Joan Sebastian Engineer, Mixer
2003 Libertad La Ley Engineer
2003 En Vivo Ricardo Arjona Engineer, Mixer
2003 Día de Independencia [Bonus Tracks] Rojo Mixer
2004 Razón de Sobra Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2004 Con la London Metropolitan Orchestra, Vol. 2 Ricardo Montaner Engineer, Mixer
2004 Acceso Total Maná Engineer, Mixer
2005 Mis Boleros Favoritos Luis Miguel Engineer, Mixer
2005 Adentro Ricardo Arjona Engineer, Mixer
2006 Todo Cambió Camila Engineer
2006 Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2007 Quién Dijo Ayer Ricardo Arjona Engineer, Mixer
2007 Esta Es Mi Vida Jesse & Joy Mixer
2007 Con el Corazón en la Mano Rojo Mixer
2007 Ultimate Santana Santana Engineer, Mixer
2008 Una Noche en Madrid: En Vivo Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2008 Manzanero Big Band Jazz de México Manzanero Big Band Jazz de México, Armando Manzanero Mixer
2008 Arde el Cielo Maná Engineer, Mixer
2009 Ni Antes Ni Después Manzanero Big Band Jazz de México, Armando Manzanero Mixer
2009 Amor Vincit Omnia Draco Rosa Mixer, Producer
2010 En Total Plenitud Marco Antonio Solís Mixer
2011 Drama y Luz Maná Engineer, Mixer
2012 Una Noche de Luna Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2012 Exiliados en la Bahia: Lo Mejor de Maná Maná Engineer, Mixer
2013 Vida Draco Rosa Engineer, Mixer
2013 Gracias Por Estar Aquí Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2014 Sex and Love Enrique Iglesias Engineer
2015 Por Amor a Morelia Michoacán Marco Antonio Solís Engineer, Mixer
2015 Los Dúo Juan Gabriel Mixer
2016 Glory Britney Spears Assistant Engineer
2017 Jesse & Joy Jesse & Joy Mixer
2018 Monte Sagrado Draco Rosa Mixer

Awards and recognitionEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

Faccone has been nominated for the following Grammy Awards: [3][4]

Year Title Artist Category Role Result
2000 Supernatural Santana Album of the Year Engineer, Mixer Won
2003 Revolución De Amor Maná Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2003 Lo Dijo El Corazón Joan Sebastian Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2010 Amor Vincit Omnia Draco Rosa Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album Mixer, Producer Nominated
2012 Drama y Luz Maná Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2014 Vida Draco Rosa Best Latin Pop Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2015 Gracias Por Estar Aquí Marco Antonio Solís Best Latin Pop Album Engineer, Mixer Nominated

Latin Grammy AwardsEdit

Faccone has been nominated for the following Latin Grammy Awards: [3][5]

Year Title Artist Category Role Result
2000 Corazón Espinado Santana ft. Maná Record of the Year Engineer, Mixer Won
2001 Duetos Armando Manzanero Best Pop Album by a Duo/Group with Vocals Engineer, Mixer Won
2002 Lo Dijo El Corazón Joan Sebastian Best Grupero Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2003 Revolución De Amor Maná Best Engineered Album Engineer, Mixer Won
2007 Con el Corazón en la Mano Rojo Best Christian Album (Spanish Language) Mixer Nominated
2007 N/A N/A Producer of the Year Producer Nominated
2010 Mientes Camila Record of the Year Engineer Won
2011 Drama y Luz Maná Best Engineered Album Engineer Won
2012 Hasta Que Te Conocí Maná Record of the Year Engineer, Mixer Nominated
2013 Vida Draco Rosa Album of the Year Engineer, Mixer Won
2013 Vida Draco Rosa Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album Engineer, Mixer Nominated
2013 Más y Más Draco Rosa ft. Ricky Martin Record of the Year Engineer, Mixer Nominated
2014 Gracias Por Estar Aquí Marco Antonio Solís Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Engineer, Mixer Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benny Faccone | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ "Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog". Bobby Owsinski's Music Production Blog. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  3. ^ a b c Boston, 1126 Boylston Street; Maps, MA 02215 United States See map: Google. "Alumni All-Stars in the Field of Music Production and Engineering | Berklee College of Music". www.berklee.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  4. ^ a b "Benny Faccone". GRAMMY.com. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  5. ^ a b "20a Entrega Anual del Latin GRAMMY". Latin GRAMMYs (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  6. ^ Small, Mark (1 October 2012). "Benny Faccone '78: The Perfect Mix". Berklee.edu. Berklee College of Music. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Benny Faccone wins Grammy with "Vida"". The Echo. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  8. ^ "studioexpresso - producer Benny Faccone". www.studioexpresso.com. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  9. ^ a b "Benny Faccone | California Lutheran University". www.callutheran.edu. Retrieved 2020-03-03.

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