Superstar Sound: Four-time Grammy-winning mixer and recording engineer Cristian Robles brings decades of experience working with legends in a multitude of genres to Knockout Productions, the multi-faceted music and management services company he launched in late 2017 with partner Albert Estevez. Beginning his studies of sound engineering in 1990, the Chilean born musician’s first “cable pulling” gig for a Santana concert led him to work live over the following years with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode, Metallica, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins and Sting among others. Hooking up with famed engineer-producer Humberto Gatica led to opportunities to engineer and mix for a variety of superstars, from Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé and Andrea Bocelli––and on production teams with David Foster and Quincy Jones.
A Visionary One Stop Shop: Long revered for his respect for the artist’s vision, great work ethic and creating the perfect environment to take a project to the next level, Robles has assembled a powerful team of producers, vocal coaches and engineers of varying expertise to provide numerous services––covering every stage of the creative process––under the Knockout Productions umbrella. These include music production,
film scoring, music arranging and advertising, music programming, songwriting, live recording and mixing, mastering, dubbing, audio production, sound design, foley and post-production for independent music artist projects and major film and television productions. “We have combined our talent and services to better cater to the needs of publishers, record companies, publication agencies, TV stations and indie bands and artists,” Robles says.
Artist Development and Multi-Cultural Connections: “We’re also doing mentorship and artist development, helping direct up-and-coming independents in all genres to
find their vision and give them new ideas on how to break into this ever-volatile industry,” Robles says. “Branding is a part of that, and we are currently working with an AC pop/rock singer named Kim Kline whose anti-bullying message we will be promoting to the media.” A multiple Latin Grammy nominee, Robles
is also passionate about creating bilingual lyrical adaptations and creatively connecting American artists with Latin artists and translating their songs into Spanish to build cultural bridges and increase their global visibility and touring options.
Contact Knockout Productions, 800-316-8810, knockoutinternational.com
Pictured (l-r): Albert Estevez and Cristian Robles