Carl Restivo

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I produce, engineer, and mix for artists you've actually heard of. I can do the same for you- from the ground up or from a simple idea so you can SoundWAYBetter! Recent Credits: • Champion - Bishop Briggs f. Tom Morello • Lucky One - Tom Morello f. K.Flay • Vigilante Nocturno - Tom Morello f. Carl Restivo • Quiet Voices - Love Ghost

I love producing, mixing, writing, co-writing, playing some or all of the instruments on songs that need it, singing, arranging, editing, singing, ...everything!

I also love working with up-and-coming artists, bands, & songwriters. I can help you create your own signature sound to make you and your songs stand out.

I play keys, guitar, bass, drums, sing lead & background vocals and been making beats for hop-hop & pop artists for 20 years. Along the way, more and more artists became aware of what I do, and have invited me to write, produce, and (gulp) even perform with them!

Here are some people that I've written and/or produced music w/: Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave), K.Flay, Bishop Briggs, Wyclef Jean (The Fugees), Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), & more.

I've also toured and/or performed live w/: Rihanna (guitar), Jay-Z (guitar), Jason Derulo (guitar), Taio Cruz (guitar), Perry Farrell (guitar, bass, vocals), Tom Morello (guitar, bass, vocals), Jackson Browne (guitar, vocals), Slash (vocals, bass), & many more!

For TV / Movies / Video Games: I've written music, and produced / mixed songs for CBS, NBC, FOX/FX, & SONY Playstation.

I also have the distinct honor of playing all the acoustic guitars (albeit un-credited) on the Shakira / Wyclef Jean smash, "Hips Don't Lie".

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Carl Restivo
  • The Struts
  • Tom Morello
  • Tom Morello
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  • Tom Morello
  • 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

13 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Crystal S.
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    I’m a repeat customer for Carl and by round two I barely even had to explain what I want. He’s helped me shape my (very rough) sound the way I saw it finished, in my head - which is a talent that, I think, defies explanation. He’s good at getting the mood. Everyone says the tracks sound well produced and I’m 10/10 pleased with the instruments he added. All my stuff goes to Carl from here on out.

  2. Review by RYUJI K.
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    It is an honor to be able to work with Carl Restivo. Not only is Carl an exceptional musician, he is a rocker - he will bring rock. Of the many attributes he brings with his mixing and mastering, I am floored by his sense of balance with tone and the sonic decisions he makes with rock instruments. I have been referencing his work with the gear that I own, but his sound always comes through with a clean and a precise balance. Again, it is an honor to be working with Carl!

  3. Review by rocker112e
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    I asked Carl to give professional feedback on an EP I recently released. As I work on my next release, I had some ideas on things to improve, but wanted an outside perspective. He did a fantastic job of doing that! He offered probably 2 dozen comments on various aspects of the songs, ranging from very detailed to general, and covering everything: use of harmonies, drum tone, mixing, song structure, and so forth. It was exactly what I needed!

  4. Review by Crystal S.
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    Carl did such a great job producing music for me that it came out better than I actually thought it could sound. I was super nervous about the process but he had a killer instinct for the vibe I needed and was still flexible enough to go back and forth and incorporate my small notes until the very end. He’s very talented. I am happy to have found him on SoundBetter.

  5. Review by Joe z.
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    WOW Carl is creative, talented and hears the song. I tried other people and they dont even feel what you are trying to do. Carl moves with the song in his decisions and applications. He made my poor sounding demo clean and punchy. He is a great guy too easy to work with and knows everything about rock music. Thank you!

  6. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    carl helped me refine my song. he's got skills.

  7. Review by Tony M.
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    It was a great experience working with Carl and the result for my song was amazing! The final master sounded great and professional. He also motivates you to have the best recordings before going to do the mix and master. It turned out sounding better than I expected and I am very happy with the result!

  8. Review by Aaron Hanlon
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    carl knows how to craft some excellent lyrical melodies. he's like a strong IPA in a world of bud lights. here's to carl...

  9. Review by Shaun N.
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    My new dude Carl came through! This is HOT!

  10. Review by Sarah K.
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    OMG the band loves it and it’s even better than we imagined. Thank you Carl! XOSarahXO

  11. Review by Jennifer N.
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    I’m very impressed with Carl’s work. He’s a pro. My song was a little challenging and he nailed it and it was also a very quick turn around. I plan on working with him again in the near future.

  12. Review by Crystal S.
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    Carl did such a great job producing music for me that it came out better than I thought it possibly could. His instinct on what I wanted was top notch, but was still flexible enough to go back and forth and incorporate my notes up until the very end. Super easy to work with and the product came out great. He's very talented. Happy to have found him on SoundBetter.

  13. Review by Ed P.
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    A. His resume of excellence should speak for itself. Let's see, Tom Morello's right-hand man? Many tracks w Perry Farrell? The Preachers Son w Wycelf too? Yes to all of the above, yet that does not tell the story of working with Carl. He is a music savant who isn't out to stroke his own ego, he partners with you in creating the best music possible. Carl has mixed and advised me on two albums and every song shines. Carl can do so much musically and he is willing to share his knowledge. Mixes are great. Producer at the highest level. Highly recommended.

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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 on Mixes: Send notes via sb. A few 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 week!

GenresSounds Like
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Steven Tyler
  • Prince
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools / Logic. Akai MPCX & Studio Black
  • Headrush
  • Gretch Drums
  • All Flavors of Guitars & Basses
  • Synths & Plug-ins galore...
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Package deals for projects with more than one song available! If you know there is going to be more than a few songs, reach out and i'll give you the lowest rate i possibly can!

  • "Champion" Bishop Briggs feat. Tom Morello released!Nov 06, 2019

    I'm one of the producers of this song Bishop Briggs featuring Tom Morello.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsA-opWDb4U