Immersive, mad creative, eclectic creative mind of music and entertainment, As an Audio engineer I am driven and inspired by others to create the best content possible for any genre of music to any project I’m hired to work on!
Carl Kevin Robinson Jr. aka "CKRThaEngineer has immersive skills and extensive experience as an Audio Engineer in music and film recording & mixing, audio post production audio.With over 5 plus years of various DAW experience professionally specializing and skilled in editing, recording and mixing audio content on multiple platforms and project areas of music and film: Media and Entertainment, Studio Recording Engineering, Mixing, light track Mastering Audio, Podcasts, Voiceovers, Short films, Feature films, Web content. Always perfecting my craft in post production audio and always learning new styles of recording and mixing content ! Looking for great and new artists and people to work with within video and film industry as well as in music too! Additionally, I am one of the most persistent and confident engineers with a strong work ethic and great persistence. Efficiency and Attention to detail are key factors in everything I do!
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6 ReviewsEndorse CKRThaEngineer, LLC
Working with Carl was a great experience. He helped me produce the score to my passion project and additionally edited dialogue as well. Carl took the time to listen to constructive feedback and execute changes right away. I would recommend Carl for any kind of post audio engineering work.
Carl is a excellent Engineer, we’ve worked together on a few LP’s and the consistency in which is devoted to the craft of mixing is something that makes Carl stand out. His ability to hear different sounds and brings out those sounds gets me excited as an artist.
Carl was very professional and knew the audio craft to a Tee! 5 stars!
Working on my feature film, our original sound editor and designer bailed. Carl was able to come in and work the project from scratch. Thank you Carl for finishing this film, as I thought it would never happen with the previous post sound person.
CKRThaEngineer is a true master of his craft. He remixed a track from my first EP and the end result was of top-notch professional quality. His close attention to detail and creative approach contributed to a profound embellishment to the overall sound. I highly recommend his services to anyone in search of a well-versed sound engineer who will dial in and enhance your project through his talented method of sound design. I appreciate his work and I look forward to partnering with him again on future music projects.
My guys work is top tier for sure. I'd definitely let him record or mix a track of mine💪🏿💪🏿
Interview with CKRThaEngineer, LLC
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An album for my friend and hip hop artist from Athens,GA named TyB. It's called The Winter Tape 2020! A collection of songs he recorded back in college where we met in San Francisco. I mixed and mastered the final recordings with the beats myself. I'm so proud and happy I put out my first project. I cultivated a sound with and even created the album artwork to go with some of the song releases also!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished up mixing and mastering an album for my friend and hip hop artists from Athens,GA named TyB Now I'm working on personal production projects and continuing to network and work on any project I can get!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes I know several Atlanta producers and engineers. But honestly I will not recommend anything unless it's something specific a client needs and I cannot do myself!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog definitely! Warm, Raw acoustic sound! I started out learning on and with analog gear in college!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To ensure high quality services and the best sound finished product you are asking for!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to be creative at all times! Especially when mixing a project! The ability to just use your mind and go freely with sounds and even working with an artists and vibing off of creative ideas
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you work out of a professional studio ? No. I work from home with a home studio setup in my room!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not sure yet!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your initial budget to spend on my services? What is your project entail? A recording, A mix, A master etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always go for quality services for your project. Sometimes customers only want to go with the engineer who has the low budget rate because he or she is affordable, that doesn’t mean that will provide top shelf quality services hands down!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook computer Audio recorder Field mixer Mic Me!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in the industry as a professional since 2012! I started working towards a career as an audio engineer in college and attended The Art Institute of California-San Francisco majoring in Audio Production. Before that, I just had a strong passion for making music and engineering audio in general. I did 2 internships in college and studied my ass off while doing sessions in the campus recording studio and applying myself everyday or any chance I can get technically in the textbooks and more hands on too!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mix like an R&B Producer Produce like guy from the East coast Even though I'm from California! LOL Idk, two of my friends show know my music and work told me this!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Hard question to answer honestly! Right now or in the future it would be H.E.R and or Alicia Keys! Just love their sultry and pure artistry as musicians and singer-songwriters.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: “Don’t be too technical when producing a song or making a beat from scratch, use creative instincts first to create or get a vibe going!”
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B Soul, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Blues
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Recording Vocals and live instrumentation and Mixing music and audio film projects!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel like when engineering and working a song, I bring a great sense of spatial and immersive sound where effects and or vocals etc. are used rhythmically and artistically to give the song a unique aesthetic quality!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It just depends on me really! Whether I'm working on a song or an album for an independent artist or working on post sound for a film or short. I usually start off with a custom template for recording and mixing for every project then go from there!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio set up right now consists of : Macbook Pro HD Dell monitor screens HD M-Audio speakers 5 inch Scarlett Focusrite interface USB Additional USB hub for drives Pro Tools 12 HD Adobe Premiere Pro Adobe Audition VideoSlave Audiomovers/TeamViewer remote Pro Tools virtual SourceConnect FL Studio 20 AKG K240 MKII Headphones Sennheiser HD 559 headphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The strong passion i have for audio engineering stems from being a kid growing up in the bay area and learning about music and entertainment and discovering it around my house and neighborhood, listening to sounds of nature, listening to music of all kinds, watching all types of movies and TV shows and being drawn into that at a very young age. I was very observant and curious about stuff i read or listen to and I would read liner notes and the back of an album cover or CD or cassette tape and wonder who are these names or individuals being credited as Composer, musician, engineer, producer, writer, etc. on these songs i am listening to and movies Im watching all time lol! So I was very inspired by those professional industry people whose names I used to see, like Leon Ware, Verdine White from EWF, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, They inspired me to follow my passion for what I'm doing today as a professional audio engineer. As for present day, those same people I just named still inspire me along with some of the artists and musicians I grew up listening to in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Rodney DARKchild Jerkins, Kanye West and Eminen really got me into music production and my goal to finally record, mix and master a complete length album!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for any clients or if I have or potential new ones is Audio Engineering services: recording, editing, mixing, mastering for all types of media content. Whether its music, film, tv, web videos, ads, podcasts, interviews, etc. I do it all basically! an engineer of many hats not geared to just one thing but trained and technically skilled to operate audio on many platforms and still put out high quality audio services and best product content for clients. And now due to COVID this year and future of audio studios and technology, I am operating software from my home setup for virtual remote sessions for all of my services and any audio project that comes my way!