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.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
3 ReviewsEndorse 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.