My name is Richard Carlson and I am an Audio Engineer and a Mixing Engineer.

I can provide the following:

- Recording
- Mixing
- Mastering
- Production
- Performance
- Live Tracking
- Analog to Digital
- Audiobook Recording

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Audio Engineering and I am Pro Tools 10 HD Operator Certified. I have been working with bands of all sorts throughout New England since I was 15. I've been able to greatly expand my knowledge and expertise through working with various producers and meeting great friends along the way with my band, Newbury. Now based in Nashville, I continue to seek out great talent and to make killer records. Below is the workhorse of the gear that I use!

- Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Mixer

- Presonus Firestudio Mobile

- (1) Neuman U87

- (2) MXL 990

- (2) Audio-Technica AT2020

- Shure Beta 51

- (3) Shure SM57

- (2) 12 Gauge Omni

DAW - Pro Tools 12
- EQ
- Dynamics
- Reverb
- Delay
- Flanger
- Emulators
- Auto Tune
- Phase Align

- Mac Mini 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
- 16GB RAM
- El Capitan 10.11.2

Additional Gear
- Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer Guitar Pedal

- Boss CE-5 Chorus Pedal

- Presonus Bluemax Stereo Compresor

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 12
  • Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2
  • IZotope Music Production Bundle

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Richard Carlson

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    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!

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Interview with Richard Carlson

What do you like most about your job?
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.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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!