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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97 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chai M.
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    Carl is a patient, talented and open-minded individual and producer. He will really take the time and effort needed to get your song to where it needs to go. He adds the pixie dust to any track, helping to bring the magic out in real life. So happy to work and continue to work with him!

  2. Review by Annie C.
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    Tremendous work!!! I am SO happy I found Carl here. Honestly, after I described to him what I wanted and sent some examples of the sound I liked, he had literally nailed it in my first revision. I could not even find anything I wanted him to change, he picked the instruments that would create the vibe I wanted, and took all direction I gave as far as my vision for the song to feel like it builds and builds. And he completed in a very timely manner. Very responsive to messages!!

  3. Review by Moagy
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    Carl, Carl, Carl.

    The best in town and the best around. Need not look any further, Carl is the 'Go-to' for all of my precise edits. Give Carl a try and I promise you will not be disappointed!

  4. Review by Chris M.
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    My song turned out better than I could have imagined, I’m very happy I went for working with Carl on my project! The experience was great; Carl is great to work with, attentive and intuitive.

  5. Review by Moagy
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    The best of the best!
    Carl is precise with his work and always goes above and beyond the expectations I have. I can't stress how much Carl adds to creating a wonderful final product. Give Carl a try!!!

  6. Review by Jayne K.
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    Great to work with Carl as always! He really took the time with each individual song to create the best final product possible. Thanks Carl!

  7. Review by Moagy
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    Let's Go Carl!!
    Carl is one of the most professional people I've had the pleasure of working with. When my projects need that extra push, Carl is my go to person. Carl's communication is clear and concise, and his execution is always unmatched. Seriously, Carl IS my go to person for anything I'm really trying to take to the next level. I would highly recommend Carl to anybody looking to stand out and bring their work a cut above the rest.

  8. Review by Jayne McLendon
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    I could not have asked for a better experience working with Carl. He was very responsive, professional, insightful, and incredibly easy to work with. He listened to what I wanted while using his expertise to make suggestions and turn my song into the best it could possibly be. He delivered beyond what I expected and I would recommend him to anyone. I hope to work with him again in the future.

  9. Review by Moagy
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    WOW!
    I don't even know what to say, working with Carl was such a great experience it's hard to simplify into a few words. I've never worked with a more patient, detail oriented and skilled individual. Carl's communication is A1. He understood all of my requests and took the time to clearly explain all of the adjustments he was making to improve the song. Carl really made me feel like he cared about making the song the best it could be above anything else. I HIGHLY recommend Carl! 11/10!!

  10. Review by Stephen Freeman
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    Carl is very professional and great to work with. He has an ear for production that can add a much needed touch to your music. He was able to incorporate some very nice production elements into my song that really added another dimension and gave the song the finishing touches it needed. Overall, it was a very positive experience and I looking forward to working with Carl again on another song!

  11. Review by Dave De Vita
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    It was an absolute pleasure to work with Carl. Impeccable communication, quick responses, kindness, precision, and excellent taste! He implemented what I had in mind, made the various changes smoothly, quickly, and precisely, and took my live EP to another level! Thanks, Carl! It was a pleasure and I will be happy to work with you again!

  12. Review by Chris H.
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    Carl was fantastic to work with. Very professional communication, clean sound, and even took time to work one on one with me through a video call to dial in the mix and provide feedback. A+!

  13. Review by Harris Mac
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    Professional, fast, and helpful as always.

  14. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Working with Carl is always a joy. Great song, professional and talented. It made tracking drums a blast! I can't wait to hear what he does next.

  15. Review by charli
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    As usual, Carl delivers gold! I'm so glad I've gotten to work with him as often as I have. He is a star at production, communication, and is always very nice during our exchanges. I have been able to experiment so much with him and I'm so glad for that, especially with how much my taste in music fluctuates, so does what I create- and Carl is always a master at producing what my ears want to hear in the music I create. I'll always come back to Carl again and again!

  16. Review by Money Larkin
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    We pulled out all the funky 80s synth stereotypes for this tune - and it is glorious. I call it "Club Carl," where the 80s never really died hah. Unlike the five other guys I tried for this (oddly, from Fiverr), he got the direction quickly, dialed it in and delivered. My only complaint: HIs hairdo - where's the mullet Carl? Huh? We like our business in the front, and party in the back. Please work on that for next time.

  17. Review by Will C.
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    Really enjoyed working with Carl. He's got a great ear and brought a lot of creativity to the project. He works fast but without sacrificing quality and was very responsive to feedback and is a fast and good communicator in general (which I've found really helps this kind of asynchronous not-in-the-same-room collaboration). Would def work with him again and you should too!

  18. Review by john
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    first time working with Carl but wont be the last..talented artist..obliging and a good communicator..highly recommended

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

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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  • UAD Apollo Twin X Duo
  • UAD Satellite Quad Core
  • Shure KSM32 Microphone
  • WA87 Microphone
  • Sennheiser MK4 Microphone
  • Warm Audio WA76 Compressor/Limiter
  • Arturia
  • SoundToys
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