Credits: John Newman, Mahalia, Abbey Road Masters, etc. Lots of vintage gear available to use!
Musician based in London, England.
Live/studio credits include: Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Ryan Tedder, John Newman, Mahalia, Abbey Road Masters, Ella Eyre, Rea Garvey, Luke Evans, Catherine McGrath, Maisie Peters, Wildwood Kin, Jamie Lawson, Cloves & James Arthur.
I have over 15 years experience working in UK & USA with many chart topping artists and producers at some of the best studios in the world including: Abbey Road, RAK, Westlake, Monnow Valley, Sarm, Parr Street, etc.
TV work includes: X Factor UK, Songland UK, Musicshake Germany.
Specialise in pop, modern singer/songwriter, Indie, Rock, EDM, textural and ambience work.
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Interview with Carlos Garcia V
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been working as a touring/studio player in the UK for 16 years. Started out in noisy rock bands and somehow ended up here
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both.. as long as it sounds good and it inspires you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My 68 Stratocaster, a Fender Princeton, Digitech Whammy, EHX Memory Man and a Fuzz
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Feist. because her music is stunning and her guitar tones unbelievable. And Beck... for the same reason.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try using another guitar or pickup when doubling up guitars.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop - which the during last few years in London has been a mix of: Singer/songwriters Indie pop Country pop EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sounds & coming up with hooks
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Hooks, ambience and when needed.. NOISE!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Firstly, a long chat with the client to asses what they are looking for. Stylistically and in terms of vibes. I like to find out what the song is about too. I often send out an MP3 of ideas before I call the project done to make sure me and the client are both on the same track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I've got a decent collection of vintage guitars and amps ready to be used in recordings. I only keep the instruments that have performed well in the hot seat of a live or studio session. I also have a large collection of new and vintage pedals available in my studio.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Daniel Lanois Blake Mills Dan Auerbach Josh Homme
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Studio work often includes a mix of hook based parts, rhythm work and textural and ambient soundscapes. Simplicity is key.. and so are good tones!