Carl Restivo

Full Service Production

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Most recently, I produced & engineered several tracks on Tom Morello's upcoming album "Atlas Underground". My most successful song to date, "Go All the Way (Into the Twilight)" I co-wrote with Perry Farrell for the Twilight Soundtrack album, which was nominated for a Grammy.

Here's what I do best:
Produce & Engineer songs from the ground up, often with just a vocal (finished, unfinished, or just an idea) to get it going.
Co-write songs (music, lyrics, or both).
Produce & track vocals.
Arrange songs.
Lead & Backing Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Keys/Synths, Drums (live or programmed).
Mix.

While I write and produce many of my own songs, my passion is working with others. I love producing, writing, recording, and mentoring up-and-coming artists & bands. Along the way, some established artists became aware of what I do, and have invited me to write, produce, and often perform with them.

I've written & produced music with: Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Wyclef Jean (The Fugees), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), & more.

I've toured and/or performed live with: Rihanna (guitar), Jason Derulo (guitar), Taio Cruz (guitar), Perry Farrell (guitar, bass, vocals), Tom Morello (guitar, vocals), Jackson Browne (guitar, vocals), Slash (vocals, bass), & more.

I've also written and composed songs and scoring cues for CBS, NBC, FOX/FX, & SONY.

I also have the distinct honor of being uncredited on the Shakira smash "Hips Don't Lie". I played all the acoustic guitars on that recording.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Carl Restivo
  • Tom Morello
  • Faith Hill
  • Tim McGraw
  • Rúzsa Magdi
  • Mark Kilian
  • Mark Kilian
  • Mark Kilian
  • Beck
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Tom Morello
  • The Nightwatchman
  • Street Sweeper Social Club
  • Street Sweeper Social Club
  • Street Sweeper Social Club
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Satellite Party
  • Satellite Party
  • Satellite Party
  • Satellite Party
  • Spruce Sap
  • Ed Palermo
  • Ed Palermo
  • Ed Palermo
  • Ed Palermo
  • Ed Palermo
  • Ed Palermo
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Lorenzo Owens
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Tom Morello
  • Knife Party
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"Compilation Of Songs"

I was the Producer, Engineer, Mixer, All Instruments (except for songs 4,5,& 9) were performed by me. I am the Writer (songs 2,6), Co-writer (songs 1,3,5,7,8), and on the last track I was the Mixer only in this production

Terms Of Service

Revisions: Just send notes via email. Up to 7 revisions and you should be all set. If you are still aren't happy, I'll work with you to make sure that you are! Typical turn around time: 1-2 weeks.

GenresSounds Like
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zack De La Rocha
  • Freddie Mercury
Gear Highlights
  • Roli Seaboard Rise
  • Akai MPC Studio Black
  • Headrush
  • Gretch and DW Drums
  • All Flavors of Guitars and Basses
  • Plug-ins galore...
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