Trained vocalist and lyricist using empathy and experience to add depth and emotion to your project
Welcome to my page! My name is Carmen, I am a songwriter with 15 years of experience. I have toured internationally and played festivals all over the world. I have written critically acclaimed songs and released albums on a number of boutique record labels. I own a studio in my hometown of Toronto where I work as a voice actor and singer for hire, as well as producing and co-writing tracks with many wonderful talented artists. I specialize in lyric writing, topline melody and can shred a mean guitar part too!
I love to collaborate and help projects find their highest vibration and won't be happy until YOU are satisfied with the result. I use an SM7B, a UA Arrow and Logic Pro X. My go to plug ins are the iZotop suite, Soundtoys and Valhalla Vintage Verb.
Send me a message and we’ll discuss your project and see if I’m a fit for you! I’ll send you an mp3 rough mix for your approval, do one round of revisions if needed, then once you approve and release funds, I will send all stems as .wav files dry/raw, completely tuned and edited. Unless we specifically discuss, all releases are anonymous.
Contact me and let's chat!
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16 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Carmen Elle
I gave Carmen a rough brief and she came up with great melodies and lyrics. We worked through several iterations together and she was easy to work with and quick to respond through the whole process. I look forward to working with her again.
She did it again!! That's all I am going to say because that says it all. Carmen was fantastic once again.
Carmen is super talented and creative and an absolute joy to work with. She delivered more than I asked for and made the project so much better, thank you!
Carmen is a Professional with profession.
I Liked to work with her and she got something very special that needs to be heard. Best Alex
Carmen is a great professional with a very personal style, if you are looking for something special for your project you must contact her. Good rate, very responsive and fast delivery.
I gave Carmen free reign to sing my song the way she felt it and I was so happy that I did. Well I am just going to go ahead and say it, IT REALLY WAS MAGICAL WHAT SHE DID!!
Carmen is a special singer with very much love to details - and i love her own style:-) Perfect service & communication and customer focused
Very customer focused , good communication & an awesome voice! Many thx
Very professional and friendly reliable contact. It is always very difficult to just get on the same track while communicating through the internet only - but this time it was perfect fit. Many thx
Carmen was great to work with! The ideas for the track were excellent, well executed, and the communication. was great. Highly recommended!
Carmen is a really professional and talented vocalist and songwriter. She's also very good at understanding the client's needs and ideas and makes them come true.
Working with Carmen was a pleasure! She is extremely talented and good communication and knows what I need!!!
Great experience for me!
Carmen is a pro and a pleasure to work with. Songwriting and production skills are top notch. I look forward to working with her again on my next song.
Carmen is a very talented, professional singer and musician. She has a great voice and took my song to the next level. She’s great to collaborate with, listens and communicates well and understands what you need to deliver a great song.
Seriously, Carmen is amazing! We have only just recently started worker together and I have already asked her to collaborate on 4 tunes. She sings beautifully (in a bunch of different styles) and is a very talented lyricist. Carmen is also very good at guiding a song in new directions to make it the best it can be. She just gets it! I look forward to the next opportunity to work with her.
Amazing talent and a complete joy to work with. We’ve worked together a few times and I’m always blown away by whatever Carmen has contributed. Very professional and down to earth, incredible voice, and one of my favourite songwriters.
Interview with Carmen Elle
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Breezy, cool, sweet and spicy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Blood Orange. I love his tracks, I love his musicality, style and originality.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Put a nice reverb on an aux track and light a candle to get the ultimate vibe while recording vocals ;)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, electronic, indie rock, folk, r&b, EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I excel when working with lyric and melody together at the same time. I absolutely love helping to bring songs to life. I will write lyrics to any topic that bring an extra dimension to a killer track
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Evocative lyrics, emotive vocal performances, exciting topline melodies and infectious harmonies!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: After speaking with the client I will create a verse and chorus with melodies and lyrics and some harmonies if necessary. I will deliver a bounce of the song to the client and get feedback. Then I will complete the song factoring in the feedback and deliver raw tunes .wav files within the proposed time frame.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: UA Arrow Soundcard, AT 2020 Condenser Mic, ATH-M50x headphones, MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Sofi Tukker, Dua Lipa, Billie Eillish, Phoebe Bridgers
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Topline melody writing, Lyrics, Full song vocal demos