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.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Carl Restivo
  • 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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