Lucas Carillo

Guitarist/Bassist/Engineer

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Let’s collaborate! Get your original song where it needs to be with guitarist/bassist/engineer, Lucas Carillo! Wether it’s a simple rhythm track, a legion of orchestrated guitar parts, wall of sound/ambient sounds, or a blistering solo, alongside mixing, and electric bass Lucas Carillo has you covered at an affordable price!

Hudson Valley NY based musician. Lucas records, produces, and mixes at his state of the art home studio, Solid Sounds Recording Studio. Lucas offers session work for artists looking for high quality guitar tracks, bass tracks, music production, and mixing. Lucas has been playing guitar since 2000, and opened his studio in 2010. Since then, he has played at over 200 recording sessions at various studios including his own. Lucas is excited to work with new creatives!

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9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Catherine L.
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    Lucas is wonderful to work with and always delivers in a timely manner. Always a pleasure, can't wait for the next project!

  2. Review by Catherine L.
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    As always, Lucas's creative vision really helped bring this project to life. I can't wait to see what comes next!

  3. Review by Raquel S.
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    Amazing! Quick turn around time with the mixing, answers his messages in a timely manner. Love his work, I highly recommend him. Thank Lucas!!

  4. Review by Catherine L.
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    Lucas is extremely consistent and very attentive to detail. I have had the pleasure of working with him on multiple projects in a few different settings, and he is always very easy and enjoyable to work with. Highly recommend for your next project!

  5. Review by Shayne O.
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    I’ve worked with Lucas for almost 10 years and am always astounded with the care and expertise he brings to a project. He has the skill of a seasoned session player with the ear and decisiveness of a producer. His arrangements are always tasteful and benefit the whole of a piece and his recordings are always of the highest quality. I highly recommend working with Lucas.

  6. Review by G M.
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    Lucas is a guitar master. Took a very low quality sample I gave him and transformed it into something awesome. Can't wait to work with him again!

  7. Review by Daniel Carillo
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    Where to begin? As a guitarist and bassist, Lucas is proficient in so many areas and is a meticulous craftsman. He was carefully trained by session men, and has all the chops, range, creativity and versatility to bring something special to any project. And don’t be surprised when he sits at the keyboard or behind a drum set to lay just the right harmony and groove to your tracks. He brings this same attention to detail as an engineer and producer. His experience placing mics and capturing sound in any kind of room or outdoor setting is excellent. I think it’s because he has such a high degree

  8. Review by Shane Scarazzini
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    Lucas is proficient in so many areas, it boggles my mind. His strength and creative prowess as a producer and engineer has been and continues to be a lifeline for EightFingers, and I have witnessed his talents lift many other projects into the stratosphere as well, including his own amazing band - Bad Water, and his singer-songwriter project - Stan Leonard. He is not stifled by genre, and his imagination is amazing for vision casting. You can count on Lucas to give you world class results as a guitar player, bass player, vocalist, and beyond, just as I have trusted him as a client since 2017.

  9. Review by Raquel de Souza
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    I highly recommend Lucas for your next project. Lucas is reliable, professional, and a master of his craft. I have worked with Lucas on multiple projects for a year now and have always been so happy with the results. He has produced, recorded my band in his studio (solid sounds), recorded bass for some of my songs and mixed a couple of my tracks. I have worked remotely with Lucas by sending him sessions to mix. I have also hired him for touring live shows in the NY area as a bass player. Thank you Lucas for all your amazing work!

Interview with Lucas Carillo

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Room 15 - Raquel And The Wildflowers. Recorded, mixed, co-produced, and played bass and some guitars. I think the product came out great!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I’m working on a few projects for myself, and others. Most recent project was just released. I played bass for and quantized tracks for Cat Line’s debut single, “Let Em Talk.”

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

  6. A: I’m new to the platform - I look forward to making connections and recommending fantastic musicians!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I am digital with an analog approach. I started out digital, and have fell into a good rhythm. I’ve been able to accrue over $20,000 worth of gear in smaller increments. The financial barrier for entry is lower for digital, and I haven’t yet made the jump to analog gear.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I will be accessible, humble, and first and foremost, a service to you. I value your time and project, and wish to deliver exactly what you’re looking for at this price point.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Music. I get to be creative and use my skills for other people. The sheer fact that I get to play music for work is a blessing.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: We are not one size fits all. I, like all of my fellow session players, have a unique artistic perspective that makes us either the right fit for a project or not.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: I like to ask for a song for reference. I like to know who their influences are.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Know what you are looking for in a session player. If you’re self producing, have a clear idea of the end product.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Taylor 814ce Fender Stratocaster Fender Blues Junior SV-1 keyboard

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

  22. A: I’ve been working in music for 10 years, when I opened my recording studio, Solid Sounds. Since then, I’ve played over 500 live gigs all over the United States, and have contributed to over 300 projects as an engineer/studio musician.

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

  24. A: Noah Gundersen. I love how his albums have covered a multitude of genres, while maintaining his songwriting identity. He takes risks in production, and I’d love to be a part of it.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: The best product starts with the right player, then instrument/gear, then mic choice/placement, then the room you’re recording in, then FINALLY editing/mixing. The most important part of music production is the performances of the players. I work with a lot of clients who still believe the lie that “fixing in post” is a viable option to producing a quality record, and I simply cannot support that.

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

  28. A: Pop rock country singer/songwriter.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I pride myself in precision and excellence in regards to performance in my genres of expertise.

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

  32. A: Besides over 20 years experience, and a state of the art recording facility, I bring a unique perspective to each project I work on. Serving my clients is a joy. I am playable and flexible. I will produce exactly what the client is looking for, and, if applicable, bring to the table the creativity of a songwriter/producer.

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

  34. A: I believe in the power of listening. Before I play, hit record, or turn a dial, I determine the needs of the song from both the perspective of a mixing engineer, producer, and session player.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I run Logic ProX coupled to the Presonus Studiolive 16r digital mixer/interface. I have over 10 guitars and basses to play through either a Fender Blues Junior, a Fender Vibrolux, or a Hartke 500w bass amp. Over 20 microphones to chose from for each situation.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Noah Gundersen, Father John Misty, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Luke Combes, Tyler Childers

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

  40. A: While my clients come with many different needs, genres, and requests, I do a lot of work for country singer songwriters as a guitarist/bassist. I enjoy crafting integral rhythm/lead guitar parts that transform a great song to a great production.

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GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Tye Tribbett
  • Luke Combs
Gear Highlights
  • Presonus Studiolive 16r
  • Logic Pro X
  • Over 20 Microphones for different application
  • Michael Kelly Bass
  • Telecaster Build
  • Taylor 814ce
  • Fender Stratocaster (American)
  • Ibanez Hollow Body
  • Guild 12 String
  • Fender Blues Junior
  • Fender Vibrolux
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