Carl Culley

Singer/Songwriter/Mixing

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I'm a singer/songwriter originally from Tomball, TX, and am located in New York City. I've self-produced my own music - the production, recording, mixing. I've lent my skills to a number of very talented artists in a wide range of styles. I love collaborating, and challenging myself in different styles & genres.

I've been lucky enough to work with a variety of artists - I've worked for pop acts - like Brandon Hudson (Hamilton), Kaiser66, Ariana Gates, Stephanie's Child (America's Got Talent, The Voice), & Joey Contreras (Joyride, Wild) - Musical Theatre acts - like Natalie Weiss (American Idol, Wicked), Loren Allred (The Greatest Showman), - and rock groups such as Jack of Hearts. I've done a several different parts of the projects for each of these artists, ranging from writing, producing, arranging, mixing, & mastering.

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, and 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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55 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Harris Mac
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    Above and beyond, gorgeous work as usual. Carl is always delivering on all levels, he really has the craft down. Love working with you, and much more to come.

  2. Review by CHXRL1
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    Second time working with Carl, no regrets at all. I always have fun working with him and will be back again no doubt!

  3. Review by Charlotte D.
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    Carl is super pro! Very fast-working and super professional! He mixed two songs beautifully, and while I was still getting everything together, he was super understanding and helpful! Amazing producer!!

  4. Review by vvvalleys
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    I had NO idea how good my song could sound until Carl got his hands on it and totally transformed it. The parts he added elevated it in such an amazing way while completely sticking to the original vision and vibe. He was also so easy to work with, always listening to feedback and making adjustments quickly. I have absolutely zero complaints, only the biggest praise, and working with him has only inspired me to get another song finished so that I can hire him again and see what he does with it!

  5. Review by Harris Mac
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    Really can't speak highly enough about Carl's work. He's extremely talented, goes above and beyond, is super timely and professional. Absolutely love working with him and looking forward to many future projects.

  6. Review by Phil S.
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    Carl is just incredibly gifted. He did an incredible job editing, tuning and mixing our project. Look forward to working with him again.

  7. Review by Harris Mac
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    Super awesome working with Carl. Very creative, thorough, fast and professional. Will be working with him a lot!

  8. Review by Nicholas L.
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    Carl did a great job on my project. Well done!
    Thank you!

  9. Review by KAISER66
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    What a super-pro with fantastic voice and talent! We needed a full package of vocals to our song; writing, composing, and singing of course, and Carl delivered us pure gold! What a great track is about to come out!

  10. Review by TriPed
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    Working with Carl was a pleasure. He is extremely talented, very proficient, and his production skills are top notch; have a listen to his brilliant discography and see for yourself. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

  11. Review by CHXRL1
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    Carl was an honor to work with. Fast, professional, and very good communication, and I loved everything he did, truly made my debut single dream come true. Would recommend, would work with again. Beautiful work! :)

  12. Review by Benjamin G.
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    An absolutely excellent singer and super nice guy. Really easy to work with. Accepts direction and feedback well. Highly recommend him!!

  13. 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!

  14. Review by Andres Mayo
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    It was great working with Carl again. Great music, production, and communicaton. Thank you!

  15. Review by Astro L.
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    Thank you Carl ! Like always delivering part of his soul to the project!

  16. Review by Astro L.
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    Amazing work! keep coming addicted to his talent No need for nicotine his work will let you see unicorns and the end of the Rainbow love working with him! Can't get enough of his input! Carl is my secret weapon! it should be on everybody list this holiday! Highly talented! Very happy how my music is coming out no only pleasing me but a full band of 5 guys! you know how that goes when everybody has their own opinion! Fast work and we keep his first ideas little to nothing in modifications!

  17. Review by Astro L.
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    Hello, Readers of Soundbetter! looking to kill it in your project! Keyboard and Synthetic!! Improve the song! take it 1 or 2 or 3 steps up to make it sound top-notch modern with what's out there! Carl Culley is the solution right Expert! talented ! and dedicated to detail! essential work! been impress and waiting for more...Working with Carl Culley feels as he was part of the band and understand the concepts of the songs asap! try him!

  18. Review by Matt H.
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    It was a pleasure to work with Carl on this project.

    Not only is he technically excellent, but he brought a lot of creative input into his vocals, which took the song to another level entirely.

    Highly recommended.

  19. Review by BadBromusic
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    Easy to work with, takes pride in what he does and can get an amazing mix down in one try! He is a must contact!

  20. Review by Platinum
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    Did an amazing job as always! Carl put in every single edit and detail that I wanted in the song. Both of my songs turned out well :)

  21. Review by Lyro
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    Positively brilliant. If you are looking for top-tier mixing, stop looking. Carl's simply the best.

  22. Review by Niall S.
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    I can not recommend Carl enough, I had an outstanding experience. I came to him with 3 demos that needed a little love, and he absolutely brought them to life. He understood my vision for every single one, and was absolutely amazing to work with. Carl was very time effective and sticks to his word like a true professional. This guy has unreal amounts of talent and I cannot wait to work on more in the future. Highly recommend to everyone.

  23. Review by Joshua B.
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    Carl is an excellent musician with great style and understanding for melody and dynamic contrast, which is essential for producing/mixing. He is a professional in terms of timeliness and communication and will make sure that the finished product is exactly what you want and more. I hope to work with Carl again in the future and also look forward to hearing more of his own work as it's released.

  24. Review by Andres Mayo
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    As always, working with Carl was great! He was very kind, communicative and attentive, making the collaboration a true success. Looking forward to collaborating with him again!

  25. Review by Luke
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    Carl was fantastic!

    Super quick response time and I am blown away by the results. Thank you so much Carl!

  26. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Carl. I highly recommend making records with him. He's a talented musician who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you

  27. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Carl. I highly recommend making records with him. He's a talented producer/musician who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you

  28. Review by chandelle h.
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    I've worked on several songs with Carl and I've really enjoyed his sound and work ethic. I'm looking forward to continuing working on more music with him. I would highly recommend him!

  29. Review by Andres Mayo
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    These collaborations with Carl have been wonderful! Looking forward to our next project together.

  30. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl has been a great pleasure. Super nice guy, delivered a great mix and was patient until we arrived to the best possible sound. A five star experience.

  31. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl has been an excellent experience; he was extremely nice and corteous. I really look forward to working with him again!

  32. Review by Platinum
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    Carl was wonderful to work with! Very professional and had a quick turnaround time after asking for edits. My track was done in such a short amount of time.

  33. Review by chandelle h.
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    Carl was a pleasure to work with! He changed an acoustic song into a funky synth pop dance jam and I couldn't be happier with it. I will definitely work with Carl again!

  34. Review by Jason Meekins
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    I really enjoyed working with Carl on his project! Great production!!! Quick and clear with the communication! Thank you so much for the opportunity, Carl!

  35. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Great song, great sounds, great to work with, and precise notes!
    I'll take that every day!

  36. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Working with Carl was a blast. Incredible song, incredible production. Jobs like these make me rejoice!

  37. Review by Jeff S.
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    Having to work with Carl was a wonderful opportunity. It was barely a job to deliver my requests, as he was quick in making out what I asked for. Creative, prompt, and kind. Carl has got all you need to get your track done.

  38. Review by Daniel Sadownick
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    Working with Carl was a fantastic experience. Even though we never have met, he is a client that you feel you have been working with for a long time. There was great rapport and communication and a kind of telepathy that allows for an amazing creative process. I look forward to working with him again as he is an incredibly talented artist.

  39. Review by Evan S.
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    Carl is great! Very responsive and takes a deep interest in your music. He's committed to finding just the right sounds and melodies to complete your vision.

  40. Review by KAISER66
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    Carl provided us fantastic vocals with stunning quality; zero problems with pitch and timing. When this is added to his unique charismatic voice, professional attitude for the work, and in general he seems to be a nice guy, the result of the product cannot be anything else than brilliant! Thank you Carl!

  41. Review by Aaron D.
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    It is rare to often find someone with such incredible talent and attention to detail. Carl Cully is that person. It has been an amazing experience working with Carl and his creative vision gave new life to my songs. His professionalism and keeping in consistent contact, has been exceptional. In the future, I will do all of my music work with Carl. I am beyond impressed and highly recommend hiring such an impeccably talented and gifted artist. Thank you Carl.

  42. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    have had a fantastic time collaborating with Carl, super professional, great communicator, and exceedingly talented!!

  43. Review by Dodd L.
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    Carl did an amazing job on background vocals. Truly a professional to work with.

  44. Review by Dodd L.
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    Carl was a joy to work with. He contributed some great ideas for background vocals that truly added to the overall impact of my song. I would definitely like to work with him again.

  45. Review by Alex Bradford
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    Carl Culley is the whole package: a dynamic musician, a thoughtful producer, and a powerhouse vocalist. He is a gifted songwriter with the ability to create tunes that are catchy, yet pure, radio-friendly, yet heartfelt. On top of all that, he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

  46. Review by Ethan F.
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    Working with Carl was a pleasure from start to finish, what a talent! Not only are the vocals he did incredible and just right for the song, but he was responsive, helpful, and really open to input. I could not possibly be happier, thank you Carl!

  47. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Another great song to work on from Carl!
    Such a pleasure.... Thanks!

  48. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    I've added Carl to my list of great singer/songwriters, producers!
    He was also a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to the next one!

  49. Review by Justin S.
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    The communication back and forth was proper, and Carl worked on my track until I was satisfied.

  50. Review by Aron M.
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    Thank you for this is turned out excellent!

  51. Review by Tom DuPree III
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    Working with Carl was such a pleasure. So easy. He has great music, a great attitude, and was very open to my ideas as well. I hope to do more work together in the future!

  52. Review by Mike C.
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    Carl has great "Style" and intuitive creative sensibilities that add to the song instead of just singing the "correct" notes. If you want to add flavor and personality give him a try!

  53. Review by CHXRL1
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    Second time working with Carl and it was just as great as the last. I gave the song a certain vision, he captured it to my liking, perfected it, and it turned out wonderfully. Will work with again and again and again.

  54. Review by TUCKER
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    I've collaborated with Carl way more than a number of times and it's always overwhelmingly positive. He consistently brings the goods using his multiple creative proficiencies and makes the work a blast too. I've seen and heard him successfully bring his A Game in such versatile ways, whether it's on a pop production, a comedy song, a co-write, an online platform piece, etc.. He's a must-contact team player who takes real pride in what he does. To put it simply: where is the 6 Stars option?

  55. Review by Andrew Marshall
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    I played drums in Carl's live band for years and also recorded on some of his songs. Carl is an incredible songwriter and an excellent producer, engineer, and mixer. He has a natural ear for melody and arrangement and his productions are varied and have tons of depth. He's also really kind and a very easygoing collaborator--he knows what he wants musically, but also is great at letting others have space when working on a project. I can't recommend Carl enough for any production, writing, or mixing/mastering project!

Interview with Carl Culley

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Alex Bradford.

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

  4. A: A lot of the time, it's recording my vocals for projects. I've recorded vocals for EDM, Ambient, Pop/Rock, & even Hip/Hop Background Vocals. Beyond that, I love mixing records for artists.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work out of my fairly spacious room in Upper Manhattan. I have a lot of gear I've collected over the years that stems around my piano, guitar, microphone, a few compressors, a mic preamp, and 2 audio interfaces.

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

  8. A: It totally depends on the song. I've started tracks with a simple piano riff. Some songs have begun with a song title, or a drum beat. Some songs have taken me all of 10 minutes to write, and some I've had on my iPhone in various states for 3+ years.

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. A: Pop, Rock, Alternative - anything that's catchy really.

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

  14. A: I think if I could get in a room with Phil Collins, Chris Martin, Imogen Heap, and Kendrick Lamar, we'd have a pretty good time.

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

  16. 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.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. 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.

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