Grammy Award-Winning composer and producer with credits from Jazz, Top40 and musicals. Produced nearly 2000 musical cues and excerpts made and placed for television and digital media such as E!, Bravo, VH1, MTV, Netflix, SXSW and Amazon. Composed music YouTube videos with over 50 million views. Produced #1 charted Pop Album.
Carl has 25 years of music experience beginning in the gospel and orchestral genres. He studied at Interlochen Arts Academy and New England Conservatory of Music alongside the instructors tenured in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Ballet and Boston Philharmonic. He then studied Music Production & Engineering and Music Synthesis at Berklee College of Music. He is a member of wiidope Music Production Group. Carl has worked in artist development for Epic and Motown labels via Kerry Gordy and Berry Gordy respectfully. Carl frequently works with other wiidope members Kofi Owusu-Ofori & Kyuwon Kim. Wiidope has teamed with Jeeve Ducornet frequently representing the musical and engineering team for Todrick Hall. Worked on projects for Esperanza Spalding, Brandy, Nicole Scherzinger, Jordin Sparks, Prince*, Keala Settle, Tamar Braxton and many more.
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Interview with Carl Seanté
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bruno Mars & ZEDD. Bruno Mars represents a very flexible talent that doesn't mind working in any genre that the song represents. ZEDD feels like he can be the Quincy Jones of EDM Pop. I love his approach and his harmonic takes on music that would normally be over-simplified.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learning to emulate is first stage to creating something new, ironically. Which is a play on the phrase "you don't know where you're going to until you've understand from whence you came."
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Mixture of Stevie Wonder & Kanye West.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic Music within the genres of Urban, Hip-Hop, Pop, EDM, Broadway and Parody.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is providing a full-fledge production for even the most basic idea.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a dynamic mixture of Top40, Jazz & Broadway-esse way thought to a production. My style offers a refreshing broad view on typical styles, Harmonically speaking, I tend to begin with the basics for what the song needs and then I begin interpreting ways to take it in a slightly new direction while preserving the initial idea.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I've been known to work with as early of ideas as a voice memo to completed songs needed for remix. I can write/produce to no lyrics (gibberish) or even begin with a "feel" in mind if needed.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mackie DL32R Console (iPad Controlled) Avalon VT 747sp Vacuum Tube Stereo Preamplifier Manley VoxBox Vocal Preamplifier Universal Audio 6176 Tube Preamp & 1176 LN Limiting Amp Logic Pro X
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, Kanye West, ZEDD, Kuk Harrell, James Fauntleroy, Mark Ronson
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do is original music production to final product working mainly in most Top40 genres and well as musicals.