Pop Producer Extraordinaire

19 Reviews (10 Verified)
HitWorksWest on SoundBetter

I specialize in Pop. I am all about the vocal and instrumental hook. I love working with a variety of pop styles, whether they are EDM, Electro, House, Urban, Rock, Trance, Teen, Boyband, Orchestral, Chill. You name it that is my wheelhouse.

I am an award winning Producer, composer and mixer of 3 decades with a degree in music production and composition.

My trademark is the hook, regardless of the which style, it always has an infectious melody or motif. 

I can take a tiny musical idea, or a simple lyric and give you back a gorgeous, lush, full masterpiece that you’ll be thrilled to play for everyone. I maintain meticulous quality and standards. I use famous tools, sounds and techniques to achieve amazing results. Because of my experience, I am able to interpret your needs and deliver better than what you hoped for. Give me a try, check out my reviews. I am easy to work with and you’ll be glad you did.

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19 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Zack F.

    I can't begin to say enough great things about Carl. He was awesome to work with.

  2. Review by Valentina M.

    I thought Carl was a great man who truly values the art of music. He helped me discover the sounds for my first ever completed track. I recommend him for anyone local who wants some help writing their own stuff!

  3. Review by Pedro Thomas

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent.

  4. Review by Pedro Thomas

    Carl Did another excellent job for my song and I'm looking forward to hiring him for more of my projects. Pedro

  5. Review by Pedro Thomas

    Once again, another successful job. More projects coming soon.

  6. Review by Janosch K.

    Carl did a fantastic job with a small idea i had. He made it into a song. A real pop song. I recommend Carl to everybody.

  7. Review by Marco F.

    Returning Customer with Carl. When it comes to mixing, you need someone whose ears and skills are well trained..

  8. Review by Pedro R.

    I love working with Carl, his very nice and fast to work with,
    Recommend Carl for sure!

  9. Review by Pedro Thomas

    I got my track produced with good quality both in wav & mp3 format. We were able to work in sync and the mix was excellent. I'm looking forward to do more tracks soon.

  10. Review by Marco F.

    Expert Mixing Engineer. Thumbs Up For Carl

  11. Review by Lara Johnson

    Carl is highly proficient and talented Musician and I recommend working with him

  12. Review by Janosch K.

    Carl did it again. Making almost nothing in really something. He knows how to build a great song around a simple vocal line. You should experience it yourself.

  13. Review by David
    by David

    Carl creative mind is unbelievable when it comes to the music industry! Our team was absolutely blown away by his work. He took the time to fully understand our needs and vision for our company. He was able to capture the concept of our song. We provided the lyrics but he turned it into a masterpiece! He took our idea and made it his own. He delivered above and beyond our expectations!!!

  14. Review by Pedro R.

    Carl did a fantastic job, always friendly and efficient.
    I recommend carl to everyone.

  15. Review by Pedro R.

    Carl did a fantastic job, always friendly and efficient.
    I recommend carl to everyone.

  16. Review by Samantha (Ifill Reel Productions)
    by Samantha (Ifill Reel Productions)

    I have had the pleasure of hiring Carl to compose music for my independent film projects and I can honestly say that he is a musicial genius. I can write simple lyrics or send him a snippet of a melody and he will come up with the most amazing fully composed song...it's incredible! Carl is simply the best, hands down.

  17. Review by David DY
    by David DY

    An extremely talented musician. Carl is highly proficient and professional in his work. I highly recommend working with Carl!

  18. Review by Axis810
    by Axis810

    Carl is amazing at what he does. I hired him about a month ago to compose a track for me and I was not disappointed. Very easy to work with and turn around time is on point. Recommend Carl for sure!

  19. Review by Tom Paredes
    by Tom Paredes

    Hi Carl,
    thanks for a Great job! The quality was super. The associates I have shared this project with just loved it. I will be using only you for my future project.

    Much success,
    Tom Paredes

Interview with HitWorksWest

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: My own album. There is nothing like producing music that is yours in all aspects.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Some remixes and new tracks

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not at the moment

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: My own boss, motivationally driven.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: I have a vocal track, can you put an instrumental to it? Yes as long as was performed to a metronome.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: That it is easy and does not take much time.

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

  14. A: I would like to work with Adele. I like creating organic productions.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: If it ain't broke don't fix it. Keep it simple. Keep things full and balanced.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: Whatever you get, it's going to be full and rich. With a memorability to it.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: Do you have a track as an example of the music direction you want.

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

  22. A: It's usually best if you have an idea what you want going in.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: Laptop with PT,an AKG mic and Mbox interface

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

  26. A: Started out as a band member, then a studio owner, then an engineer, then an jazz artist, then a pop writer, then a producer. But its always been about composing.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Nothing is wimpy.

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

  30. A: I typically get requests for a complete, finished track, starting from scratch. Which is my favorite way to work. I work from lyrics or melody.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, EDM, Orchestral, Jazz

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Composing and Producing. Go side by side now days.

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

  36. A: Hook, motif, catchy, candy, thick and rich, full and wide.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I usually start from the bottom up. Drums, Bass, Keys, Guitar, then add the icing and sprinkles. But sometimes I have to work from the top down.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Pharrell

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: Pro Tools 12.8 MBox Pro 3 AKG C1000s Mac Mini i7 16 GB Ram 2 Terabyte drives Yamaha HS8 Kurzweil SP-88 Controller Addictive Drums Drumagog Trigger Complete A.I.R Effects package Complete A.I.R Instruments package Serum Guitar Rig Ample Sound Bass Ample Sound Guitar M Ample Sound Guitar P Ample Sound Ukelele Vienna Strings Waves Morphoder Real LPC Guitar Waves Realtime Tune Waves Tune Melda Productions Plugins Fabfilter Pro L Glitch Bitch Addictive Trigger Addictive Keys Exhale

  43. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  44. A: 30 years ago I was using all analog. Now it's all digital. And I think it now sounds more solid.

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I was the Producer/Mixer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Max Martin
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Dr. Luke
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools 2019
  • Logic Pro X
  • Komplete Ultimate
  • Addictive Drums and Keys
  • Serum
  • Sylenth1
  • Exhale
  • Waves Tune
  • Guitar Rig
  • Ample Sound
  • Vienna Strings
  • Ovox
  • Fabfilter
  • Morphoder
  • Personal Orchestra
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  • Working on 9 projects in the next coming weeks.Jun 22, 2017

    3 full length tracks and 6 jingles. 1 track is for a new label and the jingles span the field from startups to established companies. 

  • Jingle FeedbackMay 13, 2017

    EExtremefaith29 SO GOOD that I wish I need another! Fast and professional and SOOOO talented! LOVE IT!10 days agoSeller's Feedback Great Buyer. Hope to work with you again. Thank you.