Richard Carlson

Indie-Pop Producer

6 Reviews
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Intentionally crafted stories for indie-pop artists.

~nice to see ya~
I craft stories with indie-pop* artists.
*dark-pop, trap-pop, and trash pop too

Whaddup, I'm Richard ~ I am an indie-pop music producer and mix engineer based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

I come from a world of punk rock ethos and DIY tendencies. My career was born out of gear-stacked vans, cramped house-shows, booming drum-fills, and a desire to sound better.

Rumble Room is my production studio that drives my creative process forward.

With Rumble Room, I work alongside indie-pop* artists (& brands) to intentionally craft their story and build an honest brand. Each artist has a different story and my passion is to make those dreams purposeful and sustainable.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nathan
    by Nathan

    I've had the opportunity to work with Richard for the past 10 months or so and I can't say enough about his work. Every project I go to him with comes out even better. He gets the entire process having played in bands and written songs for several years, himself. He's a heck of an engineer. Always has the music's best interest in mind. Great guy!

  2. Review by Justin
    by Justin

    Great guy, very friendly from start to end. Very patient with us as we took our time getting each individual part recorded to perfection. Made sure we were happy with our end result and was flexible with payment times. All in all great guy, would recommend.

  3. Review by victor
    by victor

    I've had the pleasure of working with Richard throughout the years and it's always been amazing. He does a great job of making musicians feel comfortable so they can do their thing. On top of that, his work's at a level that will absolutely stand out. Definitely a great engineer!

  4. Review by Colton
    by Colton

    Richard oversaw the entire post-production process of a 10 track album over 3 months. Always responsive, always going above and beyond. He did multiple mixes upon request, with one of the tracks being revised 5+ times, without any extra fees. I will continue to work with seller as long as I'm making music. Incredible experience.

  5. Review by Ben
    by Ben

    I've worked with Richard on loads of recording projects. He's always made positive impact the process and overall final product. Easy to work with and adaptable to the musicians needs/goals.

  6. Review by Greg
    by Greg

    Richard was great to work with! He is very professional, yet fun to be around. Most of the time it didn't feel like we were "working" at all. The end result was done to the highest industry standards and the quality of his work really stands out. While working with previous engineers I always had complaints with the end result. Not with Richard!

Interview with Richard Carlson

  1. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  2. A: My promise is to deliver a story that was crafted for the artist, not just the delivery of a song.

  3. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  4. A: Be intentional.

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

  6. A: I craft stories with indie-pop* artists, including dark-pop, trap-pop, and trash pop too

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

  8. A: When starting a song idea from scratch, I start just like a lot of other creatives; a voice memo. From there I will bring that idea into my DAW and start splicing together the arrangement. I will create a production draft that has a bare-bones approach to make sure that the song is good enough before the production can follow. After that, I will funnel down to complete the production and move to mixing.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: My studio setup is lean. While an abundance of gear is great to have options while working, it's more important to lay down your creativity with as little friction as possible. It causes me to rely on my own skill to bring an idea forward, rather than leaning a spark of inspiration wholly.

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

  12. A: I offer production and mixing for indie-pop artists and songwriters.

  13. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  14. A: I love being able to bring out the best qualities in a great song. Being transparent to an artist is a beautiful thing and usually ends with a finely polished mix.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I've been in the music/audio industry for just over 5 years now. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Audio Engineering and have been lucky enough to work with multiple studios throughout New England, and now Nashville. I've always been involved with music since I was 8 and learned to play the drums. From then on, I've been able to gather and sharpen my skills as a musician and now as an engineer. I've had the opportunity to work under some amazing engineers, in some amazing atmospheres. I'd love to have the chance to show the skills that I have!


Terms Of Service

Three (3) rounds of final revisions, with unlimited drafts.

Full production tracks usually take ~1-2 weeks for completion.
Mixing usually takes ~1 week for completion.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lauv
  • Caro
  • Boy In Space
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One 4
  • Slate Digital
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