Oscar Zambrano was born and raised in Mexico City. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2003, he moved to New York City and started working at Sound on Sound Studios. In 2004, Zambrano founded Zampol Productions with business partner Jorge Castellanos with the main focus of mastering, mixing, and recording.
Zambrano has worked across multiple genres and with a wide range of artists such as: Justin Timberlake, the Lumineers, DJ Khaled, 50 Cent, Idina Menzel, Wynton Marsalis, and Yo-Yo Ma. Three of the albums Zambrano has worked on throughout his career have won Grammy Awards, with an additional 12 albums garndering Grammy nominations. Many of the albums he's worked on have earned multiplatinum status through the RIAA.
"Even more important than knowing the technical side of engineering is learning to develop your ear. My teaching emphasizes critical listening to help students develop trust in their ears while working."
"I try to create a real-world environment in class with real-world examples that I and other engineers experience. I like to challenge the students to think outside the box. One of the great advantages of being at Berklee is all the connections you are able to make. You meet people from all over the world and from many different backgrounds, all studying different things all related to music. Music is the common language."