Cesar Mejia is an L.A. based engineer and producer born and raised in Boyle Heights. Besides engineering and producing he is a faculty member at Cal State Dominguez Hills where he teaches audio recording courses for the Digital Media Arts program.
Cesar has a unique approach of putting his clients at ease, allowing the artist to perform at their optimal. Cesar’s methods and skills have allowed him to maintain an ever-growing list of clients like: Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Brian Eno, Bill Withers, Will I. Am, Beatmo, Chicago, Zach de la Rocha, Mezklah, Wayne Shorter, Hurley Clothing, Hanoi Counsel for the Arts Vietnam, Sting, Joni Mitchell, Al Geroe, George Duke, George Benson, Motorhead, Monte Carlo 76, Natashia Williams, Brujeria, Nathan East, Los Lobos, Marcus Miller, Aztlan Underground, Chicano Son, Amazon Gold Foundation, Andy Garcia, Most Eligible Basturds, Marisa Ronstadt, Susan Egan, & Kenny Moreno.
Constantly working on projects of multiple magnitudes, he fully dedicates himself and applies the same enthusiasm to all his clients.
Louie Gonzalez is based out of the San Pedro/ Los Angeles area. At nineteen, jaded from being unable to support a demo financially, Louie took matters into his own hands, and began to record his former Punk band via DIY methods. It was then that he realized that he wanted to work on the other side of the recording console. Louie completed the Recording Arts Program from L.A. Harbor College and Cal State Dominguez Hills. He joined the Shelter family in 2010.
Louie has had the honor and pleasure of working with all types of genres of music, and always applies the same enthusiasm and dedication to his projects and artists. He is committed on taking any task and providing the best sound.
Marco Ruiz grew up throughout Los Angeles, finally settling in Boyle Heights in his early teens. Music has always been a big part of his life, especially when he entered the U.S. military. On deployments, Mark listened to music prior to missions to give him an edge to return safely. Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Marco decided to pursue music as a career and lifestyle.
Passionate, intense, and efficient. This is what Marco encompasses. Marco's unique style of engineering helps bring out the artist’s vision in the music. Marco’s priority is to bring out the best performance within the artist and capture it.
Carlos A. Montes is a Los Angeles based engineer, producer, educator, and entrepreneur. He has worked with a variety of artist in and around Los Angeles, including San Diego based band The Infants and Los Angeles based band Beatmo. Carlos is also a high school teacher and coordinator in Hollywood, CA. He currently teaches courses in beginning computers and beginning guitar techniques.
Carlos constantly strives to work with artists who have something important to say. He enjoys working closely with up-and-coming songwriter's in order to provide creative guidance and support.