Hello! I'm an experienced Producer / Multi-Instrumentalist / Singer / Songwriter with a serious passion for helping artists achieve greatness in their recordings.
If you are someone who believes in your skills as a songwriter or performer, but you don't quite have the skills to make a recording showcasing your talents-- I'm here to help! I have experience producing a wide variety genres for artists including, but not limited to Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Americana, Country and Praise and Worship Music. I love collaborating with artists to help them accomplish a quality realization of their own musical imaginings.
I work from an artist's demo recording, write an arrangement, and build the production of the song based on the artist's preferences of instrumentation, feel, etc.
With a background in classical vocal music, I also love working directly with singers to help get the best vocal takes they can possibly achieve. I have experience as a studio background vocalist and also offer background and lead vocals as a service in my productions.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Reviews (3)Endorse Erick Castille Productions
You need to hire the multi-talented producer/mixer/arranger/musician Erick Castille. In 2015 he took my rough demo videos from You-Tube and single handedly took a vocal and guitar video to full production for a radio ready product. I gave direction to tempo, key, feel, similar artists style and he took it from there. Very pleased! -Tom Lovato
Erick is Awesome, he is the whole package! A true talent and a friend, I look forward to working with him again.
Rick Carter (Bandero)
Erick Castille has produced two albums of mine "Rise up" and "Feed your soul". You can hear on YouTube. I have found Erick to be easy to work with, very professional, his attention to detail reflects the pride he has in his work. I am very happy with his work and look forward to working with him for future projects. Joe Brandani
Interview with Erick Castille Productions
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A mixture- it's good to blend the past with the present.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I can make your music stand out!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When a client is thrilled with their music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How did you get into this? A: Trying to make recordings for my own band.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a good recording makes you famous-- you still have to work!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Record your demos to a click track, if possible. It's very helpful when interpreting an artist's intention.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Interface, headphones, midi controller, electric guitar...(and a bunch of strings!)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been producing professionally for about 3 years, and I plan to continue producing and performing on repeat.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My production style is truly tailored to the client. I like bold, aggressive drums and guitars, but I also like gentle strings and woodwinds. It's all based on what I feel works best in the song, and for the artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay organized. The more organized you are, the easier it is to make your next choice.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Many different styles, but most commonly pop music that leans one way or another (folky pop, country pop, pop rock etc).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Arranging, and interpreting an artist's vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to bring a wide dynamic range as well as a strong rhythmic presence to my productions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to an artist's demo and from that, write out a chord-chart arrangement, taking into consideration the client's particular instrumentation and arrangement requests. Then, I build the track one element at a time, usually starting with drums and whatever the main driving instrument is, and growing from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work on Mac computers in Logic X. Anything recorded through a mic or a direct line is running through my UA 610 Mkii preamp/ compressor.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Anything good! As long as I can recognize some element of quality, I will be inspired.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Creating backing tracks with full instrumentation.