ORLANDO FERRER

Summary

 

Orlando Luis Ferrer Camacho (born March 29, 1985, in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican drummer and Latin Grammy award-winning engineer. He began his music career playing drums at the age of fourteen and, by age sixteen, had already started playing in local bands. It was during this time that Orlando developed a sense of leadership that led him to co-produce, record, and mix projects for the bands he helped create. Ten years later, his passion for music and the recording process has led him to multiple Latin Grammy nominations and awards with the artists Kany García and Victor Manuelle. Today, Orlando continues to work with international and local acts such as Don Omar, Los Rivera Destino, Andrea Cruz, SieteNueve, and many more.

 

 

Early Life

 

Orlando was born on March 29, 1985, in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father, Orlando Ferrer Davila, was a business owner and mechanic while his mother, Marilyn Camacho, worked as a secretary for three decades. In January 1999, when Orlando was but thirteen years old, his father passed away from cancer. Having been raised with music around the house, Orlando naturally turned to it as a refuge after the passing. The role of drumming took the highest priority as Orlando went on to form Dracmas, a Christian prog-metal band, with his childhood friends. The band would become a staple around the local scene, having played in venues such as the Tito Puente Amphitheater (opening for Symphony X), Centro de Bellas Artes de Guaynabo, and Hard Rock Cafe in San Juan. After graduating from high school, Orlando went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón campus. He graduated Cum Laude and began his first job at Cemex Puerto Rico with one goal only: to raise enough money to build his first recording studio. Shortly after this, Music House Recording studio was born. It would not be long before the home studio setup would prove insufficient for Orlando, as more and more clients were knocking at his door. A year later, under the supervision of world-renowned studio designer John H. Brandt, Diffusonix was born (2013). Since then, Orlando has served the local music community and has built a career that led him to his first work on a Latin Grammy award-winning album with Victor Manuelle in 2018, and later with Kany Garcia in 2019.