Carl Culley

Producer/Singer/Songwriter

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I'm a soundscape enthusiast, with a deep love for everything music. I'm based in New York, and have worked on every part of the process - from songwriting, to arrangement, to in-studio recording, or mixing/mastering, my love of the song-making journey has led me to work with a diverse group of artists and performers.

Credits include placements on Spotify Editorial Playlists, notices on Billboard Pride, Playbill, & Broadway World, compositions for award winning short films, and releases garnering millions of streams. My goals as a producer, singer, & songwriter are to work quickly, efficiently, and to execute the vision of the artist. My strongest abilities are melody, finding the right sound to fit the artist, & mixing to bring out the instruments and vocals to their fullest potential. I love creating through the eye of the artist I'm working with, and getting to the core of what makes them unique.

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79 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Aaron F.
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    Carl is one of the nicest, most talented, and most professional producers I've ever had the pleasure of working with. He is absolutely top quality.
    He continually went above and beyond to ensure that the vision I had was brought to fruition...and worked with me when I was unsure of that vision.
    Working with Carl is a no-brainer. I know I definitely will again!

  2. Review by Will C.
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    Really enjoyed working with Carl on this track - he brought his creativity to the mix and made it sound awesome. Super easy to work with too, very responsive and communicates well, and I'm looking forward to working with him again.

  3. Review by Danny Ritz
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    Carl was so wonderful to work with: communicative, clear, specific, and great at giving and receiving feedback. An absolute joy to work with.

  4. Review by Elena L.
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    Great job! Was super patient and gave me room to ask for revisions.

  5. Review by Leonard D.
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    Carl, is simply exceptional to work with. First, I am new to Soundbetter and was looking for another producer for one of my final tunes on the album. After receiving some impressive responses from some accomplished producers here, Carl's response spoke to me. He could almost read my mind What we did I will forever be proud of and it will be a standout on the upcoming album. Efficient, innovative, easy-going, detailed and simply knows his stuff musically. Looking forward to the next collaboration

  6. Review by llghtchlld
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    Excellent producer! Great listener, takes direction & feedback extremely well and knows how to get to the final product you desire. Will definitely keep working with him!

  7. Review by Paul B.
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    Carl is an absolute hero. He was overly patient with us, super positive, always communicating and great at his job. He helped us find a sound and really drove the direction of the music with us. Can't recommend him enough!

  8. Review by charli
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    My 5th time working with Carl and as usual I always have fun working with him. He always pours love into the songs we work on together and they always end up blowing my expectations out of the water for sure. Definitely looking forward to many many more tracks with Carl in the future!

  9. Review by llghtchlld
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    Carl is super talented and efficient! Has a great vision for how the song should sound. Definitely highly recommend

  10. Review by William T.
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    AMAZING! Worked really hard to understand our vision and how to support our project. I would recommend Carl for anyone who needs a reliable and professional artist who knows how to collaborate. Will absolutely use his services in the future!

  11. Review by llghtchlld
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    Excellent producer! Easy communication and gets the job done quickly

  12. Review by Carlos H.
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    Carl is an extraordinary musician… perfect communication and feed back and highly recommended!! Will come back sure !

  13. Review by Carlos H.
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    working with carl has been a real pleasure. From the beginning there has been constant, punctual communication, and he has perfectly captured the essence of the work that had to be done. Without a doubt it is a great bet and I will work with him again because he has been very very professional

  14. Review by charli
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    Carl and I's projects together continue to be successful. I love how fast and efficient we work together, it always makes for really interesting collaborations. As usual, I'll always be back in the future.

  15. Review by Hannes Nilsson
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    Absolutley amazing to work with! Do everything for the customer to be satisfied! Wonderful

  16. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!

  17. Review by vvvalleys
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    Carl goes above and beyond to make sure your vision is realized. He produced and mixed 4 songs for me for an EP, and I am so happy with where they ended up. I could not have done it without him! He's phenomenal at walking the line between listening to feedback but also speaking up when he thinks something isn't working, which I REALLY appreciate in someone I'm collaborating with. He is also extremely professional, diligent, and communicative.

  18. Review by charli
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    It's always a pleasure and fun experience working with Carl. His production is chefs kiss, his communication is brilliant; and I truly feel like the production fits the vibe of each of my songs perfectly. Will be back again and again in the future.

  19. Review by TriPed
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    2nd time working with Carl, and once again I'm extremely satisfied with his work. He's a very skilled producer with a great ear, not to mention an amazing singer and songwriter. Here's to many more collabs. :)

  20. Review by vvvalleys
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    Carl is always amazing to work with and goes above and beyond to make your vision a reality while always being responsive to feedback and edits.

Interview with Carl Culley

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

  2. A: Invest the time into getting to know the potential collaborator before making the decision. The music making experience should be inspiring and fulfilling, and a lot of that depends on the working relationship between everyone involved.

  3. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  4. A: Phil Collins, Chris Martin, Imogen Heap, Kendrick Lamar

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

  6. A: It really depends. Recently, a lot of my work has been production or post-production (Mixing/Mastering). But I also supply vocal work & songwriting to many of my clients as well.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: BOTH. I love experimenting as much as possible, and I don't want to rule out anything that can potentially shape the sound the way I want to.

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

  10. A: I started recording my own music when I was 8. I seriously have CDs of music from 1998 with me banging the piano and pretending I'm the best singer alive. I've been working on my craft since then - learning from other artists, and listening to as many styles as I possibly can.

  11. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  12. A: I bring a strong sense of melody. I also listen to almost everything out there, and as MUCH of everything as I can. So I know how to not only work with a style, but how to experiment with it to make a truly unique sound.

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  • Shure KSM32 Microphone
  • WA87 Microphone
  • Sennheiser MK4 Microphone
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