Charles Stella is a Composer, Producer, Sound Designer and Engineer located in Los Angeles, CA

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Charles Stella:

  • Mickey Hart
  • Mickey Hart Band
  • Kudu
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Winstrong
  • Jimmy Van M
  • Jimmy Van M
  • U-Roy
  • Love Trio in Dub
  • U-Roy
  • Love Trio in Dub
  • U-Roy
  • Love Trio in Dub
  • U-Roy
  • Love Trio in Dub
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Lettuce
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • Ilhan Ersahin
  • Ilhan Ersahin
  • Sera
  • Little-T and One Track Mike
  • Little-T and One Track Mike
  • Mos Def
  • Mos Def
  • Olu Dara
  • Olu Dara
  • Olu Dara
  • Joya
  • Joya
  • Wax Poetic
  • Wax Poetic
  • David Belmont
  • David Belmont
  • David Belmont
  • Ilhan Ersahin
  • Digital Underground
  • Digital Underground
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Repercussions
  • The Uptones
  • Dorado
  • The Coup
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • Nublu
  • David Belmont
  • David Belmont

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools HD
  • Logic Pro X
  • Cubase
  • Lavry Converters
  • Focal Monitoring
  • Sontec EQ
  • Custom Altec Mastering Compressor
  • Extensive Vintage Synth Collection
  • UAD Quad
  • Maschine Studio
  • NI Komplete Ultimate 10
  • Plugin Alliance Bundle
  • Soundtoys

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Charles Stella

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles is a very talented gentleman - both in regards to his production & tech work.

    He has added features to some of my beloved vintage synths that I didn't even know were possible. He is also an extremely good human being and a pleasure to deal with.

    I have recommended him to friends, and now recommend him to you.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles Stella has delivered over and beyond the call of duty every time I have requested an audio delivery from him. His professionalism, creative passion and music production skills are at the highest level. And he's damn fun to work with. Highest recommendation.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles is my "go-to" guy for everything audio. Not only is he the best audio mixer/masterer around, but he is an amazing composer who knows exactly what tone and beat to bring to each project. I can always count on Charles to present options and solutions I would've never thought of. He is a true artist and amazing to work with.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    simply - Charles is an amazing talent! He is as comfortable playing guitar or singing harmonies as he is soldering or troubleshooting. I am a better engineer, musician and person for knowing him. I can't think of an audio or music task that I wouldn't trust him with. I have hired him for varied projects and it always goes very well.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I've had an amazing experience with Charles mixing and mastering two of my past music projects. He is an excellent communicator, responsive, and was quickly able to understand where I wanted to go with my audio. I was very pleased with the turn around time Charles was able to provide and his ability to bring out the instrumentation. Great work!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    "Whats 'Mastering'???" Charles, without missing a beat, says brightly- his eyes widening over a knowing and satisfied smile "Its the final CREATIVE step, and the first COMMERCIAL step in a recording..." GENIUS !!! Charles IS creative, intuitive, and genuinely excited about the art and craft of sound; a JOY to work with !!!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles has essentially had my musical “back” for over a decade, from providing quality equipment advice, through teaching me how to build my own gear, to rescuing my music through quality mixing and mastering. He has dedicated his life to music production and it shows. I would not hesitate to recommend him in any audio environment.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles' multifarious talents as songwriter, producer, engineer, instrumentalist, and all-around creative human being have been indispensable in our songwriting collaborations. The result is that what started as "song demos" have resulted in full-blown, beautifully engineered and fully-produced tracks that have exceed my highest expectations.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Based on my experience with Charles Stella, he is a very knowledgeable & professional individual when it comes to music, whether it be engineering or composing! He's a real go to guy!

    Sam Alexander

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I love working with Charles. He has a perfect ear in regards to music production and synth design. Charles recently mastered one of my singles "I Need You" which reached #7 on my label's Beatport Chart.

    Charles is a pleasure to work with. I am looking forward to many years of creative experience with him.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I have had the privilege to work with him and I was blown away by his talent and creativity. He is brilliant and smart. I asked him to compose something for a dramatic piece of a conflicted marriage. He came up with this tango! He's a genius! And so much fun to work with. Delivers on time. Takes feedback positively and makes adjustments fast!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I've worked with Charles for many years, mostly hiring him as a composer/producer. He's written a lot of great music for me, but just as importantly he always shows up with a good attitude - he's always up for the challenge.

    He's someone I know I can rely on and trust. That means a lot in this business.

  • Listing_thumb_josh_nyc_shoot_11-20-15_by_ivy_augusta-4204about 1 year agoby

    Charles is a sound design genius. His ability to elevate a track to its highest potential is a result of his passion for music, skill, and top of the line gear that he's regularly updating. His consistent work ethic & friendly attitude make the creative experience smooth. I guarantee that any project Charles touches is bound to be the best!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Working with Charles is always a pleasure. He is a very good listener and comes with great solutions time after time. He has a sophisticated esthetic and a forward leaning method. It's hard to understand just how deep his bag of tools is; it is vast. I highly recommend working with Charles.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    I love Charles work!! He is my go to for all things mixing, mastering, editing, and overall digital sound. He knows his stuff, and is consistently reliable with any project I bring him. Simply, he's the best!!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles has mixed and mastered two of my albums, "Pop Down The Years" and "the seasons." He did a fantastic job on both. He brought his own prodigious musical talents to the projects and created wonderful sonic experiences. He listened to what I wanted for the sound, i.e., air in the mix and not too loud, etc. and achieved exactly what I hoped for

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Charles is a total pleasure to work with. On-time and great communication throughout. A true master at mastering!

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Interview with Charles Stella

Analog or digital and why?
Both! They each have their strengths!
What's your strongest skill?
Listening
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I wear different hats on different days and enjoy everything. Most commonly I am Producing, Composing, Mixing and Mastering.