Todd Carder

Production, Recording & Mixing

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Recording Engineer, mixer, and partner at the acclaimed Brooklyn studio The Bunker.

I began my career over 10 years ago as a recording engineer in humble studios of my native state of Oklahoma. In 2012 I uprooted to New York City and started completely from scratch.

By 2013, I was lucky enough to get a job at the legendary Sear Sound where they put me through the wringer; in other words, I quickly discovered that there is no place like New York City to really get your ass kicked!

Fast forward to today- I have earned my stripes working with the best in a variety of genres. I’ve worked on over 1000 sessions during my time in New York, and each recording and mixing experience has shaped my views sonically and artistically.

I’ve dedicated myself fully to the art of making records. My goal is to help as many musicians realize their vision in as efficient, creative, and stress free way possible, while obtaining a pleasingly visceral sonic experience.

I love deep thoughts, I’m down for the hang, and I take your music seriously. Crazy ideas are what I thrive on, and I hope to trek into new sonic territories with you.

Don’t hesitate to reach out! Even for just a chat!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


AllMusic verified credits for Todd Carder
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Hevreh Ensemble
  • Hevreh Ensemble
  • Hevreh Ensemble
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Theo Croker
  • Big Thief
  • Rafiq Bhatia
  • Son Lux
  • Nouveau Classical Project
  • David Virelles
  • David Virelles
  • José James
  • Sound Prints
  • The Happy Valley Band
  • New Vintage Baroque
  • Oracle Hysterical
  • Gerald Clayton
  • Andre Matos
  • Sara Serpa
  • Theo Croker
  • American Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Carolina Eyck
  • The Power Quintet
  • Ben Wendel
  • Lauren Henderson
  • Jon DeRosa
  • Son Lux
  • Gregorio Uribe
  • Gregorio Uribe Big Band
  • Mister G
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Carry Illinois
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis
  • Abiah
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Naama Gheber
  • Haruna Fukazawa
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Takuya Kuroda
  • Ian Ethan Case
  • Natalie Cressman
  • Mike Bono
  • Mike Tedesco
  • Andrew Munsey
  • Jason Robert Brown
  • Tavonna Miller
  • Tavonna Miller
  • Saint Adeline
  • David Alan Thornton
  • Takahiro Izumikawa
  • Takahiro Izumikawa
  • Alison Sudol
  • Alison Sudol
  • Jon Epcar
  • Jon Epcar
  • Andres Javier
  • Michael Zilber
  • Jared Saltiel
  • John Finbury
  • Moritz
  • Ali
  • SWQ
  • Andres Javier
  • Roxy Coss
  • Stephan Crump
  • Yuhan Su
  • Saint Adeline
  • Andres Javier
  • Saint Adeline
  • Tavonna Miller
  • Honey Ear Trio
  • Kenny Warren
  • Tavonna Miller
  • Alberto Pibiri
  • Kari van der Kloot
  • Kari van der Kloot
  • Andres Javier
  • Andres Javier
  • David Weiss & Point of Departure
  • Tavonna Miller
  • Saint Adeline

Interview with Todd Carder

  1. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  2. A: Im mostly recording and mixing records.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: Im inspired daily by the musicians I am lucky enough to work with. We are getting into some deep shit out here.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: Currently working on two vintage Neve consoles (48 channel 8088 and 24 channel 8058), and in our dedicated mix room we have an SSL 4000. Theres tons of rack gear (both vintage and new), tape machines, and an amazing collection of vintage mics.

  7. Q: What's your typical work process?

  8. A: Set it up, get the sound, make it sound good, go fast, pay attention, keep drinking coffee.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: Swirly soundscapes, low end, punchy drums, destruction where needed.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Collaborating.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Many kinds. Im in heaven if we are reaching for the deepest edges of the universe, but I enjoy things here on the ground too.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: If you have an idea, make sure its welcome before you say it. Learn to read the room.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Laidback.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: 1x neve 31102, 1x 1176, 1x U67, 1x Pro Tools rig, a pair of NS-10's (does the amp count?).

  21. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  22. A: Last year I traveled to Santiago De Cuba to engineer a record for New York based pianist David Virelles. It was an amazing chance to help someone bring to life a project that really meant something. Not only did David V. get to make a record with his heroes, he got to make it back in his hometown where he grew up. It's crazy we pulled it off, because we surely wouldn't be able to now! Thanks Trump (you asshole)! Ill never forget that project! The record is due out on Pi Recordings Oct. 26th.

Rudy Stone/ Rudy's Dream

I was the Recording Engineer, Mixing Engineer, and Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I do 3 mix revisions before any additional fee. My turnaround time is typically 1 to 2 songs per day.

Gear Highlights
  • Space echo
  • H3000
  • 1176 blue stripes
  • Gates Sta-level
  • Teletronix LA2A
  • SSL 4000
  • Pro Tools HD
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