José “Chilitos” Valenzuela is a music/sound editor, sound designer, composer, re-recording mixer, educator, and AVID Certified Pro Tools Master Instructor. A co-designer of several industry-standard audio hardware devices, he has been paving the way for young editors, engineers, and producers for over 20 years.
Chilitos has been one of the most low-key, internationally sought after educators in the business. He is the founder of AudioGraph International, the first and only bilingual (English/Spanish) Pro Audio Training Center, providing small-sized, intimate certification courses. He has helped place students in prestigious jobs in the industry, and has trained working professionals from corporations such as 20th Century Fox, HBO, Univision, and Focusrite, among others, as well as professors of prestigious universities around the United States and Latin America.
In the last 26 years, he has worked on various TV and feature film projects as a sound designer, sound editor, dialog editor, and re-recording mixer. In addition to being an acclaimed audio professional, he has written numerous instructional books, such as The Complete Pro Tools Handbook, The Complete Pro Tools Shortcuts, and his latest, The Complete Guide To Connecting Audio, Video and MIDI Equipment.