I'm an extremely versatile producer full of character and vibe Want some either really out of the box Indie pop guitar tracks? or maybe some more conventional rock, country, worship tracks are what you need? I'm your guy! I'm open and excited about any genre under the sun and then some. Lets work!
Hey! I'm Carson Ives!
I'm 20 and have been surrounded by music literally my entire life.
I grew up in Chicago IL but moved to Nashville in 2015 where I reside currently and and Immediately started touring with Curb recording artist Mo Pitney full time at age 14.
Since that time I've worked at multiple churches as a worship leader and producer.
Currently I work as the frontman / Guitarist for my band ANX
Some artists I'm incredibly inspired by are:
The 1975, Joan, Tony Rice, Daniel Caesar, Emily King, Michael Jackson, The Night Game, Lennon Stella, Tame Impala, Tears for Fears, and Whitney Houston.
So, thats a little about me! and heres what I'd love to do for you!
Guitar tracks: Have a song thats lacking in the guitar department? Ill add as many tracks as you need until it feels right to you!
Either give me an exact tone/style you're after, or leave the liberty up to me! Both are extremely fun and creative!
Production: Have a voice memo on your phone that you want to bring to life? well I'd love to help you achieve that, whether its full production from scratch, or just advice, I'd love to help you at at any stage of the process you are in!
Send me a note through the contact button above.
2 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Carson Ives - CRSN
Another fantastic experience working with Carson! He was able to take my demo to a whole other level.
Whether it's adding guitar, keys, synths or an overall lift in the production... Carson can do it.
It's such a pleasure to work with a musician and producer who's as talented as he is!
It was a true pleasure working with Carson!
From start to finish he was friendly, welcoming and professional. Carson is passionate about taking your track to the next level.
As for the quality of work, I cannot fault it as Carson went above and beyond to get the track sounding exactly how I wanted it :)
If you're looking for a guy who's super easy to work with, has great communication skills and delivers a fully professional production service.... Carson's your guy!
Interview with Carson Ives - CRSN
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: my band ANX's song "Someone Else's Problem" I co produced, wrote and sang on this song and it was my first time releasing something I've sang on, so that was special to me
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: my bands next single
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, they both need to exist
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Something better than they started with.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the people, getting to meet people is my favorite thing in the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: my most common question is "where did you learn" and I usually just say trial and error.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that I'm quiet and introverted, i'm actually pretty talkative haha
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How I can be better in the future
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to speak up
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop Monitors + interface My prophet rev2 My Guitar and my Kemper
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I graduated middle school and starting touring full time and have been since then. so 2015 at the age of 14 i've been a full time musician thankfully.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lennon Stella she's a phenomenal songwriter and human being and I would love to work with her
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: honestly, don't be afraid of staying IN the box. everyone idolizes creative/out of the box solutions and it can make you feel inadequate when you stay in the box. sometimes out of the box sounds bad.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mainly Pop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hospitality, I want to give the client the feeling of working with a friend and not just someone polishing their track. I want them to feel I'm at least invested in what they let me work on for them.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Character, I'm a versatile producer but not a transparent producer. Most of my peers and clients can tell when a track was done by me, and I like it that way.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually try and get to know the client as much as possible to get a lay of the land before I even put my hands on their music. I want to be personable and have strong communication first and earn some trust before band to help things go smooth.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a treated room with a hybrid production setup. I like to record a lot to tape and track hardware synths. I do a lot of guitar work so I have a wide variety of amps, pedals, guitars, mics and pre's to get some versitle tones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dan Alber of Lennon Stella Matty Healey of The 1975 Kevin Parker of Tame Impala
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I've fallen into Production and Songwriting the most, and I really really enjoy it