I'm a singer/songwriter originally from Tomball, TX, and am starting out my 4th year living in New York City. I've self-produced all of my 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.

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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  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

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Analog or digital and why?
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.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Blake Pfeil.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Alternative - anything that's catchy really.
What do you bring to a song?
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.
What's your typical work process?
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.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.