I am a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and music producer focusing on rock-pop-alternative.
Hi, I´m Kari. I am a singer, guitarist and songwriter who can compose a song on demand. I can also adapt and translate your lyrics to/fro English-Spanish. I can also record vocals on your song or demo.
I am a music producer, I work in a professional recording studio and can record and produce your song remotely, hiring session musicians when needed. I deliver projects on high quality wav audio, and also stems when the artist needs to modify or re-record on their end.
I´ve lived in Asia and Australia where I toured and recorded in the late 90s-early 00´s. I have over 50 original songs (in English and Spanish) released with my projects HYPERSTATIC (´00-´17) and my current band SIVA. I´ve been actively producing albums and arranging songs for artists for over 10 years now. I specialize in rock -pop - indie- alternative, always trying to bring out the best in the songwriter, focusing on song structure and hooks.
Find "Vol11Studio" on all socials, also my band SIVA as "sivarawk"
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23 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Vol 11 Studio
Excellent work Kari, as always! So great to work with you!
Excellent work Kari! So fun to work with you as always.
Excellent work as always. High production values and musicianship. Kari is the best!
Excellent work on project Kari, as always!
Kari did some excellent work on my latest project! Great communication as always!
Kari is absolutely one of the nicest, easy to work with and talented musicians here. Great experience and have used on several projects and will continue to in the future!
Kari is extremely talented, professional and wonderful to work with! Would highly recommend!
Really great! Thank you so much! Recommend!
Kari is a really awesome musician and producer. Super easy to work with and really understands how to create and get good sound. She's great at communication and will definitely do an excellent job on your next project. Would highly recommend and look forward to working with her again on my next project!
Vol 11 Studios Kari Mana is professional in every way. She will make your song Soundbetter. She's worked on several of my songs now and she is really awesome! ("Fool's Gold" is this review) Thank you so much! Recommend!
"Love is a miracle". Very good work! She did English versions and a Spanish version. Highly skilled on all instruments, mastering, and production. Kari does exactly what you want and is just the best to work with. Highly recommend! Thank you so much!
Kari is an excellent musician and producer. She is wonderful to work with and a great collaborator and communicator. I'd highly recommend and look forward to working with her again on my next project!
Very good results here. Kari Mana made my songs sound great! On this gig we worked on songs both in English and Spanish. So, if you need to get songs done in Spanish, here you go! She can do it all, vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and then produced the track. Thank you so much! Recommend!
This is for my song "So in Need of Love". Vol 11 Studio is awesome! Kari Mana is an amazingly talented musician, singer, and producer. It is truly amazing what she can do. Thank you so much! Highly recommend!
Very good. It's like every little thing she does is magic! excellent work and will make your song better. Thank you so much!
"You don't see me at all". Kari Mana at Vol 11 Studio took a song that was over 6 minutes and edited it down to around 4:40. She played guitars and drums on it, and it's just awesome! Really great! Thank you so much! Recommend!
Vol 11 Studio is the best! Kari Mana is an amazingly talented musician, singer, and producer. Thank you so much! Highly recommend!
Vol 11 Studio is really good! I'm very happy with the results. Kari Mana is amazingly talented. Thank you! Recommend!
Vol 11 Studio/ Kari Mana really made my song “Freebird” come to life. Kari adds every instruments, vocals, and produces tracks. Excellent quality of work, very nice, professional in every detail. Thank you so much!
Kari Mana is awesome! Thank you so much! Highly Recommend!
Interview with Vol 11 Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote and recorded an original song for an upcoming NFT through a guitar magazine.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with music and artists, being haunted by a tune or riff all week, till I finally hear in my head where it should go.! .Beats working in some boring office everyday.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want the song to sound like, what are your influences, or what do you think the lyrics should be about in the case they want me to help them write.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Turning a rough idea into a full song, complete with a hook, bridge or pre chorus that probably wasn´t there to begin with.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Some musical sense and catchy-ness? Is that word?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog to record, everytime.Digital to mix, makes life easier.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Shure Beta 58, a Telecaster, any laptop with a good DAW, Sennheiser studio headphones, a NI Komplete audio interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a drummer in the 90s, then picked up a guitar and stepped up to the mic to become a singer. guitarist who writes her own songs in 1999. Then around 2006 started producing my band´s albums, only to find I love producing music for anyone who´d have me.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old-school rocker who loves a great guitar and big drums sound
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to the song before it´s produced, just guitar/piano and one vocal would ensure it´s good !
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock-pop, alternative, grunge, indie and punk.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a pro recording studio with analog board, topline mics like Neumann, Shure, EV and AKG. Also a state-of-the-art mixing and mastering room with custom analog pre, Eq gear, UAD.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Songwriters like Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan, Trent Reznor, producers like Butch Vig, Sylvia Massy, Steve Evetts
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing a new song, or helping finish a rough demo they send me, by turning it into a fully produced song including arrangements, structure and hooks.