Carl Culley

Producer/Singer/Songwriter

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I'm a soundscape enthusiast, with a deep love for everything music. I'm based in New York, and have worked on every part of the process - from songwriting, to arrangement, to in-studio recording, or mixing/mastering, my love of the song-making journey has led me to work with a diverse group of artists and performers.

Credits include placements on Spotify Editorial Playlists, notices on Billboard Pride, Playbill, & Broadway World, compositions for award winning short films, and releases garnering millions of streams. My goals as a producer, singer, & songwriter are to work quickly, efficiently, and to execute the vision of the artist. My strongest abilities are melody, finding the right sound to fit the artist, & mixing to bring out the instruments and vocals to their fullest potential. I love creating through the eye of the artist I'm working with, and getting to the core of what makes them unique.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

77 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Danny R.
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    Carl was so wonderful to work with: communicative, clear, specific, and great at giving and receiving feedback. An absolute joy to work with.

  2. Review by Elena L.
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    Great job! Was super patient and gave me room to ask for revisions.

  3. Review by Leonard D.
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    Carl, is simply exceptional to work with. First, I am new to Soundbetter and was looking for another producer for one of my final tunes on the album. After receiving some impressive responses from some accomplished producers here, Carl's response spoke to me. He could almost read my mind What we did I will forever be proud of and it will be a standout on the upcoming album. Efficient, innovative, easy-going, detailed and simply knows his stuff musically. Looking forward to the next collaboration

  4. Review by llghtchlld
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    Excellent producer! Great listener, takes direction & feedback extremely well and knows how to get to the final product you desire. Will definitely keep working with him!

  5. Review by Paul B.
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    Carl is an absolute hero. He was overly patient with us, super positive, always communicating and great at his job. He helped us find a sound and really drove the direction of the music with us. Can't recommend him enough!

  6. Review by charli
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    My 5th time working with Carl and as usual I always have fun working with him. He always pours love into the songs we work on together and they always end up blowing my expectations out of the water for sure. Definitely looking forward to many many more tracks with Carl in the future!

  7. Review by llghtchlld
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    Carl is super talented and efficient! Has a great vision for how the song should sound. Definitely highly recommend

  8. Review by William T.
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    AMAZING! Worked really hard to understand our vision and how to support our project. I would recommend Carl for anyone who needs a reliable and professional artist who knows how to collaborate. Will absolutely use his services in the future!

  9. Review by llghtchlld
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    Excellent producer! Easy communication and gets the job done quickly

  10. Review by Carlos H.
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    Carl is an extraordinary musician… perfect communication and feed back and highly recommended!! Will come back sure !

  11. Review by Carlos H.
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    working with carl has been a real pleasure. From the beginning there has been constant, punctual communication, and he has perfectly captured the essence of the work that had to be done. Without a doubt it is a great bet and I will work with him again because he has been very very professional

  12. Review by charli pereira
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    Carl and I's projects together continue to be successful. I love how fast and efficient we work together, it always makes for really interesting collaborations. As usual, I'll always be back in the future.

  13. Review by Hannes Nilsson
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    Absolutley amazing to work with! Do everything for the customer to be satisfied! Wonderful

  14. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!

  15. Review by vvvalleys
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    Carl goes above and beyond to make sure your vision is realized. He produced and mixed 4 songs for me for an EP, and I am so happy with where they ended up. I could not have done it without him! He's phenomenal at walking the line between listening to feedback but also speaking up when he thinks something isn't working, which I REALLY appreciate in someone I'm collaborating with. He is also extremely professional, diligent, and communicative.

  16. Review by charli pereira
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    It's always a pleasure and fun experience working with Carl. His production is chefs kiss, his communication is brilliant; and I truly feel like the production fits the vibe of each of my songs perfectly. Will be back again and again in the future.

  17. Review by TriPed
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    2nd time working with Carl, and once again I'm extremely satisfied with his work. He's a very skilled producer with a great ear, not to mention an amazing singer and songwriter. Here's to many more collabs. :)

  18. Review by vvvalleys
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    Carl is always amazing to work with and goes above and beyond to make your vision a reality while always being responsive to feedback and edits.

  19. Review by Kyle
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    Great to work with! Very fantastic end result, speedy completion, and super easy to communicate with. Very worth it!

  20. Review by vvvalleys
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    My 2nd time working with Carl, and I think he did an even better job this go around! He is so creative and really brings my tracks to the next level.

  21. Review by Harris Mac
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    Great work as always. Thank you!

  22. Review by Harris Mac
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    Above and beyond, gorgeous work as usual. Carl is always delivering on all levels, he really has the craft down. Love working with you, and much more to come.

  23. Review by charli pereira
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    Second time working with Carl, no regrets at all. I always have fun working with him and will be back again no doubt!

  24. Review by Charlotte D.
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    Carl is super pro! Very fast-working and super professional! He mixed two songs beautifully, and while I was still getting everything together, he was super understanding and helpful! Amazing producer!!

  25. Review by vvvalleys
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    I had NO idea how good my song could sound until Carl got his hands on it and totally transformed it. The parts he added elevated it in such an amazing way while completely sticking to the original vision and vibe. He was also so easy to work with, always listening to feedback and making adjustments quickly. I have absolutely zero complaints, only the biggest praise, and working with him has only inspired me to get another song finished so that I can hire him again and see what he does with it!

  26. Review by Harris Mac
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    Really can't speak highly enough about Carl's work. He's extremely talented, goes above and beyond, is super timely and professional. Absolutely love working with him and looking forward to many future projects.

  27. Review by Phil S.
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    Carl is just incredibly gifted. He did an incredible job editing, tuning and mixing our project. Look forward to working with him again.

  28. Review by Harris Mac
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    Super awesome working with Carl. Very creative, thorough, fast and professional. Will be working with him a lot!

  29. Review by Nicholas
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    Carl did a great job on my project. Well done!
    Thank you!

  30. Review by KAISER66
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    What a super-pro with fantastic voice and talent! We needed a full package of vocals to our song; writing, composing, and singing of course, and Carl delivered us pure gold! What a great track is about to come out!

  31. Review by TriPed
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    Working with Carl was a pleasure. He is extremely talented, very proficient, and his production skills are top notch; have a listen to his brilliant discography and see for yourself. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!

  32. Review by charli pereira
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    Carl was an honor to work with. Fast, professional, and very good communication, and I loved everything he did, truly made my debut single dream come true. Would recommend, would work with again. Beautiful work! :)

  33. Review by Benjamin Gordon
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    An absolutely excellent singer and super nice guy. Really easy to work with. Accepts direction and feedback well. Highly recommend him!!

  34. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!

  35. Review by Andres Mayo
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    It was great working with Carl again. Great music, production, and communicaton. Thank you!

  36. Review by Astrogun Drummer
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    Thank you Carl ! Like always delivering part of his soul to the project!

  37. Review by Astrogun Drummer
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    Amazing work! keep coming addicted to his talent No need for nicotine his work will let you see unicorns and the end of the Rainbow love working with him! Can't get enough of his input! Carl is my secret weapon! it should be on everybody list this holiday! Highly talented! Very happy how my music is coming out no only pleasing me but a full band of 5 guys! you know how that goes when everybody has their own opinion! Fast work and we keep his first ideas little to nothing in modifications!

  38. Review by Astrogun Drummer
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    Hello, Readers of Soundbetter! looking to kill it in your project! Keyboard and Synthetic!! Improve the song! take it 1 or 2 or 3 steps up to make it sound top-notch modern with what's out there! Carl Culley is the solution right Expert! talented ! and dedicated to detail! essential work! been impress and waiting for more...Working with Carl Culley feels as he was part of the band and understand the concepts of the songs asap! try him!

  39. Review by Matt Hodges
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    It was a pleasure to work with Carl on this project.

    Not only is he technically excellent, but he brought a lot of creative input into his vocals, which took the song to another level entirely.

    Highly recommended.

  40. Review by BadBromusic
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    Easy to work with, takes pride in what he does and can get an amazing mix down in one try! He is a must contact!

  41. Review by Platinum
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    Did an amazing job as always! Carl put in every single edit and detail that I wanted in the song. Both of my songs turned out well :)

  42. Review by Lyro
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    Positively brilliant. If you are looking for top-tier mixing, stop looking. Carl's simply the best.

  43. Review by Niall Senior
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    I can not recommend Carl enough, I had an outstanding experience. I came to him with 3 demos that needed a little love, and he absolutely brought them to life. He understood my vision for every single one, and was absolutely amazing to work with. Carl was very time effective and sticks to his word like a true professional. This guy has unreal amounts of talent and I cannot wait to work on more in the future. Highly recommend to everyone.

  44. Review by Joshua Bailey
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    Carl is an excellent musician with great style and understanding for melody and dynamic contrast, which is essential for producing/mixing. He is a professional in terms of timeliness and communication and will make sure that the finished product is exactly what you want and more. I hope to work with Carl again in the future and also look forward to hearing more of his own work as it's released.

  45. Review by Andres Mayo
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    As always, working with Carl was great! He was very kind, communicative and attentive, making the collaboration a true success. Looking forward to collaborating with him again!

  46. Review by Luke
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    Carl was fantastic!

    Super quick response time and I am blown away by the results. Thank you so much Carl!

  47. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Carl. I highly recommend making records with him. He's a talented musician who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you

  48. Review by Mount Olympia Mastering
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    I had a great experience working with Carl. I highly recommend making records with him. He's a talented producer/musician who communicates well and takes care of business. Looking forward to the next project! Thank you

  49. Review by chandelle h.
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    I've worked on several songs with Carl and I've really enjoyed his sound and work ethic. I'm looking forward to continuing working on more music with him. I would highly recommend him!

  50. Review by Andres Mayo
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    These collaborations with Carl have been wonderful! Looking forward to our next project together.

  51. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl has been a great pleasure. Super nice guy, delivered a great mix and was patient until we arrived to the best possible sound. A five star experience.

  52. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Carl has been an excellent experience; he was extremely nice and corteous. I really look forward to working with him again!

  53. Review by Platinum
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    Carl was wonderful to work with! Very professional and had a quick turnaround time after asking for edits. My track was done in such a short amount of time.

  54. Review by chandelle h.
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    Carl was a pleasure to work with! He changed an acoustic song into a funky synth pop dance jam and I couldn't be happier with it. I will definitely work with Carl again!

  55. Review by Jason Meekins
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    I really enjoyed working with Carl on his project! Great production!!! Quick and clear with the communication! Thank you so much for the opportunity, Carl!

  56. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Great song, great sounds, great to work with, and precise notes!
    I'll take that every day!

  57. Review by Dan Konopka
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    Working with Carl was a blast. Incredible song, incredible production. Jobs like these make me rejoice!

  58. Review by Pathfinder
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    Having to work with Carl was a wonderful opportunity. It was barely a job to deliver my requests, as he was quick in making out what I asked for. Creative, prompt, and kind. Carl has got all you need to get your track done.

  59. Review by Daniel Sadownick
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    Working with Carl was a fantastic experience. Even though we never have met, he is a client that you feel you have been working with for a long time. There was great rapport and communication and a kind of telepathy that allows for an amazing creative process. I look forward to working with him again as he is an incredibly talented artist.

  60. Review by Evan S.
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    Carl is great! Very responsive and takes a deep interest in your music. He's committed to finding just the right sounds and melodies to complete your vision.

  61. Review by KAISER66
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    Carl provided us fantastic vocals with stunning quality; zero problems with pitch and timing. When this is added to his unique charismatic voice, professional attitude for the work, and in general he seems to be a nice guy, the result of the product cannot be anything else than brilliant! Thank you Carl!

  62. Review by Aaron D.
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    It is rare to often find someone with such incredible talent and attention to detail. Carl Cully is that person. It has been an amazing experience working with Carl and his creative vision gave new life to my songs. His professionalism and keeping in consistent contact, has been exceptional. In the future, I will do all of my music work with Carl. I am beyond impressed and highly recommend hiring such an impeccably talented and gifted artist. Thank you Carl.

  63. Review by Elliot James Mulhern Mastering
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    have had a fantastic time collaborating with Carl, super professional, great communicator, and exceedingly talented!!

  64. Review by Dodd Michael Lede
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    Carl did an amazing job on background vocals. Truly a professional to work with.

  65. Review by Dodd Michael Lede
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    Carl was a joy to work with. He contributed some great ideas for background vocals that truly added to the overall impact of my song. I would definitely like to work with him again.

  66. Review by Alex Bradford
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    Carl Culley is the whole package: a dynamic musician, a thoughtful producer, and a powerhouse vocalist. He is a gifted songwriter with the ability to create tunes that are catchy, yet pure, radio-friendly, yet heartfelt. On top of all that, he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

  67. Review by Ethan F.
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    Working with Carl was a pleasure from start to finish, what a talent! Not only are the vocals he did incredible and just right for the song, but he was responsive, helpful, and really open to input. I could not possibly be happier, thank you Carl!

  68. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    Another great song to work on from Carl!
    Such a pleasure.... Thanks!

  69. Review by Chuck Sabo
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    I've added Carl to my list of great singer/songwriters, producers!
    He was also a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to the next one!

  70. Review by Justin P Stankus
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    The communication back and forth was proper, and Carl worked on my track until I was satisfied.

  71. Review by Aron M.
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    Thank you for this is turned out excellent!

  72. Review by Tom DuPree III
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    Working with Carl was such a pleasure. So easy. He has great music, a great attitude, and was very open to my ideas as well. I hope to do more work together in the future!

  73. Review by Mike C.
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    Carl has great "Style" and intuitive creative sensibilities that add to the song instead of just singing the "correct" notes. If you want to add flavor and personality give him a try!

  74. Review by Jules Brave
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    Carl is the most iconic person I've ever worked with. He is an incredible musician and a better human being. He vocal engineered my last song and I will not record another song without him being there!! He does it ALL -- literally a super genius and the most immaculate vibes. Couldn't endorse him enough! Your project and day will be 10000x better because Carl was a part of it!! :D

  75. Review by charli pereira
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    Second time working with Carl and it was just as great as the last. I gave the song a certain vision, he captured it to my liking, perfected it, and it turned out wonderfully. Will work with again and again and again.

  76. Review by TUCKER
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    I've collaborated with Carl way more than a number of times and it's always overwhelmingly positive. He consistently brings the goods using his multiple creative proficiencies and makes the work a blast too. I've seen and heard him successfully bring his A Game in such versatile ways, whether it's on a pop production, a comedy song, a co-write, an online platform piece, etc.. He's a must-contact team player who takes real pride in what he does. To put it simply: where is the 6 Stars option?

  77. Review by Andrew Marshall
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    I played drums in Carl's live band for years and also recorded on some of his songs. Carl is an incredible songwriter and an excellent producer, engineer, and mixer. He has a natural ear for melody and arrangement and his productions are varied and have tons of depth. He's also really kind and a very easygoing collaborator--he knows what he wants musically, but also is great at letting others have space when working on a project. I can't recommend Carl enough for any production, writing, or mixing/mastering project!

Interview with Carl Culley

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

  2. A: Invest the time into getting to know the potential collaborator before making the decision. The music making experience should be inspiring and fulfilling, and a lot of that depends on the working relationship between everyone involved.

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

  4. A: Phil Collins, Chris Martin, Imogen Heap, Kendrick Lamar

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

  6. A: It really depends. Recently, a lot of my work has been production or post-production (Mixing/Mastering). But I also supply vocal work & songwriting to many of my clients as well.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: BOTH. I love experimenting as much as possible, and I don't want to rule out anything that can potentially shape the sound the way I want to.

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

  10. A: I started recording my own music when I was 8. I seriously have CDs of music from 1998 with me banging the piano and pretending I'm the best singer alive. I've been working on my craft since then - learning from other artists, and listening to as many styles as I possibly can.

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

  12. A: I bring a strong sense of melody. I also listen to almost everything out there, and as MUCH of everything as I can. So I know how to not only work with a style, but how to experiment with it to make a truly unique sound.

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