I'm a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, producer, and mix engineer based out of San Diego. I started playing & writing at the age of 12 and finished my schooling with a degree in Sound & Music Recording. Since then I've worked with independent and signed artists, and television networks. I'm always looking for new clients to work with.
I can offer your project many services such as:
Songwriting (full or co-writing)
Producing & Arranging (from scratch or to enhance an existing song)
Song Re-Creations (for karaoke or live performance)
Mixing & Mastering
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (3)Endorse Christian Caldeira
Christian Caldeira is a consummate professional, and a joy to work with. He has lent his finely tuned ear and sense of song craft to albums I have recorded and his involvement has helped their sound to pop. His precision and creativity help elevate material, and add a unique voice to songs that had been "finished" for years. I highly recommend him.
Christian is a FANTASTIC audio producer as well as a pretty damn talented guitar player, song writer, and singer. I've known him for about a decade and he's always been very quick about getting back to me with quality work. Very professional. Also, he does a great job with communicating what's expected in each project. Can't recommend him enough!
I've hired Christian for multiple projects over the last six years, as a mixing engineer, producer, singer, and composer. Every time he has come through with some great work. Turnaround time might be a little slow, but the wait is always worth it. I've gone back to Christian time and time again with my projects because no one can top what he does.
Interview with Christian Caldeira
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Like most things in life, the answer isn't black and white. Both analog and digital have their pros and cons. At the end of the day it's less about the tools we use and more about how (and why) we use them. I'm a strong believer in a hybrid workflow that keeps the door open for change.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise that I care about what I do. I take pride in trying to get the best out of myself every time I step up to the plate, be it for myself or a client. I believe in the art, and if I don't think I can achieve what the project needs, or don't connect with the project as a whole, I don't take the job. Music is a business, but it's more than just that to me. It's a major part of who I am, so I give it the respect it deserves.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Focus and instinct! There are so many amazing DAWs, plugins, and apps these days that help us create music. The downside is that those amazing DAWs, plugins, and apps can distract us from creating music. I find that keeping focused and organized (both mentally and in the digital realm) on the song, and trying to commit to "gut instinct" choices help keep an organic feel to the digital process that most of us use nowadays when songwriting, producing, and mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work mainly in the box with the exception of analog summing and an outboard mix buss EQ (pultec clones). I work on a Mac Pro running the latest versions of Pro Tools and Logic Pro. My plugin, virtual instrument, and sample libraries are too long to list, but if you can name it, there's a good chance I have it. I use PRS electric guitars, Martin and Tanglewood acoustics, a Fender bass, Rode microphones, an Akai MPK88 keyboard, Native Instruments Maschine 2 for beat programming, and an Alesis DM10X electronic drum kit for triggering all the major acoustic drum sample libraries.