I love working with artists to develop their musical work into a finished product that is ready for the world. I am a songwriter, musician, producer/engineer that deeply desires to tell stories through music. After 26 years of training and experience I have learned that there is always a fresh approach to a song. I'd love to help on your project!

I am a turnkey Musician, Artist, Producer, and Engineer. As an instrumentalist my primary is piano and keys but also have over 15 years experience on acoustic, electric and bass guitars. Drums and Percussion are also in the tool kit. My workspace is a full service recording studio in Houston,TX. I will work on singles, commercial music shorts, film/tv scores and full length albums. For instrumentation, most of the time we will discuss direction for the project/song, vibe, music concepts and how I can help. I will track here in studio and send via internet. I am willing to track a couple different versions and am open to a couple revisions. For mixing, mastering or for full production service contact me and we can discuss your project.

Gear highlights

  • Yamaha Pianos
  • NI Pianos
  • Collings Martin Acoustics
  • Gibson Es135
  • Fender Tele
  • HendyAmps Capone&Custom Gorilla
  • Egnator Rebel30
  • '60s Ampeg PortaPlex
  • UAD2 Apollo8DUO
  • UA 610a
  • UA710
  • API
  • Presonus
  • Seck British
  • Protools
  • Melodyne
  • Waves Mercury
  • UAD Plugins

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Chris Cullins

  • Listing_thumb_img_0717-222 days agoby Verified Review

    An incredible piano player. He really helped us get more out of the song! He's a pleasure to work with, great communicator, and very professional. HIGHLY recommend. Cant wait to work with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_nate-ernstabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Chris quickly understood what I was going for and went above and beyond to deliver. I needed some piano on a track and Chris really delivered. I wouldn't hesitate working with him again. Very responsive, and great communication.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Had an awesome experience working with him. very good at what he does.

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2012-12-01_at_7.30.16_pm4 months agoby Verified Review

    Chris did an amazing job for my single, "More Love More Power." I have been to Nashville and Atlanta in some great recording studios, yet what Christ did was above them all! Working with Chris was a wonderful experience, and in my 20 plus years of songwriting and recording, He is on the top of my list for future jobs as well!

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2015-03-11_at_7.29.34_pmabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Chris is an incredible talent. I've had the privilege of working with him on numerous projects and he always blows me away with his song creativity, musical skill, and his professionalism. He has the gift of turning a vocal idea, riff, or chord progression into a complete and professional song. On top of that, just a great guy to work with. A++++

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Over the past 6 years I have worked with Chris on several projects and I always get great feedback on the tracks and arrangement. He is an amazing musician with great instincts in the studio. Chris is a man of integrity who loves people and music. I highly recommend him.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I had the privilege to work w/ Chris on producing/recording an old hymn I'd redone. Chris brought this song to life and made it accessible to the next generation w/ his tasteful approach! He has a high bar of musical knowledge and understands capturing the emotion of songs through artistic expression!
    Josh Stewart-Worship Pastor
    Kingsland Baptist

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I have worked with Chris for many years now and cannot recommend him enough! He understands music like few ever will and one of the coolest guys around. If you need things to be done right, he is your man!
    Chris Henderson
    Owner of Hendyamps LLC
    www.hendyamps.com

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    I worked with Chris on a 3-song EP project and it was an incredible experience! He was accommodating of my vision as a songwriter, but brought out the best in the project without changing the fundamental nature of my songs. Forever indebted to him for making something great out of my songs!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby

    Can't recommend Chris enough. I have had the privilege of working with Chris numerous times over the years and am continually amazed at his ability to take a basic idea or composition, and turn it into something way beyond anyone else in the room could have imagined. Always easy to work with and a blast to be around. His passion is contagious!

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Interview with Chris Cullins

Tell us about your studio setup.
I own and operate a full size recording studio that has a fantastic control room for mixing and composition, vocal iso, amps iso, a large live/drum room, and a very large (20ft ceilings large) "big room" great for spacious sounds or a large personnel day (orchestra etc). Over the years the gear has become more quality and smaller:) Today's technology allows for high quality audio capture and creation with less racks of gear and less air conditioning needed!
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Chad Martin is a killer guitar player in LA and one of my dear friends. He's an amazing collaborator!
Analog or digital and why?
Both! A little life and color from the analog with the precision and speed of digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Satisfaction with a smile. Let's enjoy doing this!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
Jack of all master of none:)
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Ask lots of questions! The more we can all get on the same page from the get go the better the product will be!
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is piano. Bringing fresh modern piano composition to a song.
What do you bring to a song?
Being a utility guy there are many options that I can provide for a song. Whether you need a calm piano track, help writing a song, finishing out the rest of the instrumentation for a radio single, or mixing and mastering, I have experience with each one and can help you.
What's your typical work process?
I want to connect with artist to find out what is the end goal and the heart behind the song or project. Then I will be able to recommend a direction that I can provide the greatest support. If there is already a direction and I am needed to just add a track or musical concept then thats what I'll do. In the end it is all about the song and the experience of finding the best end result for the client/writer.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am constantly listening and learning from so many people talented people in the music creation industry. With todays technology you can connect with and learn from great artist, producers, writers and musicians from around the world.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Its a little different every day! Mostly though quick single tracks of piano and guitar or full band productions of a song idea.