Carlsten Productions

Funk/disco/pop music producer

Carlsten Productions on SoundBetter

I'd love to add some groove to your music! I will help you to create your dream songs! I'm a flexible music producer with broad musical knowledge. I can create instrumentals from scratch, I can boost or rework existing projects. If you only have a vocal that you want to create a song around I can compose the music to match your vocals.

I will help you to enhance your existing song or help you write a full production with quality drums, percussion, bass/slap bass, synths and guitars. I can also make string and horn arrangements for your song.
I'm using top quality VSTs and live instruments when I'm working and I will always deliver my projects master ready.
I've been selling music at Fiverr for 1 year prior to this and I've sold 30 projects so far with 22 5-star reviews out of 22 reviews.

I have 13 years of experience behind the drums and of recording music. I've released two albums where I recorded all the drums live and I've played over 50 gigs as a drummer/percussionist. I'm working from my home studio where I record with digital and authentic instruments in Cubase Pro 12. I also have a multitude of real percussion instruments.

My goal is to make you completely satisfied with the end results and I will work on the project until you're happy with it.

I have created music from pop rock, hard rock, indie, orchestral cinema music, extreme metal but my biggest passion is funk music!

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  • English
  • Swedish

Interview with Carlsten Productions

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

  2. A: I am very proud of the absolute first project I ever sold on Fiverr. It was the first time I made music for another person and I received only an audio with very false and off-tempo vocals. I put 2 weeks into the project and edited all the vocals to fit a tempo and managed to write an entire instrumental composition that sounded very modern and the client became super happy with the end results. Prior to that experience I had doubts in my self and in my ability but pulling all that togheter I think I really came out of my shell and decided that I can do this! I'm not "just the drummer" anymore, I'm a producer and a musician! :)

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

  4. A: At the moment I'm working on my own music projects after delivering a song to a client from United States.

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

  6. A: Unfortunately I'm completely new to this site so I haven't got a recommendation yet.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I would say a combination of both analog and digital is the best way to go. For instance, electric guitar is really hard to replicate digitally. Some things is best the authentic way while other things is super easy to work with digitally.

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

  10. A: My promise to clients is that I will keep on working on the project until they're completely satisfied. I promise to give every track my all and to make the project as good as I possibly can.

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

  12. A: I love to write, compose and finalize music projects. I love the process of making the music sound great and I also love to help people out. I've always been very service minded so it is important for me to give the customer what they want and need.

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

  14. A: The most common question I've faced is "Is this possible for you to create?". People have a lot of visions but doesn't always think it is possible to create their ideas. In all those cases I've been able to fulfil their idea or dream with the music I've created.

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

  16. A: A big misconception about me is that people are used to me playing rock and metal music since I did that a lot earlier. During that era I was really active at social media with my band. Most people doesn't know that I'm completely in love with funk/disco/jazz music and that because I have not been posting about it in social media at all and very few people know that I sell music nowadays.

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

  18. A: What is your goal with this song? What are you looking for? What instruments do you imagine for this track? What is your deadline for this project?

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

  20. A: My advice would be to have a pretty clear idea of what you want to create. Communicate and respond quickly to any questions the provider might have. Make sure to give feedback on what you think is missing or what you wish to be added to the project. Have patience with the producer on the process to get the song where you want it to be.

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

  22. A: I would bring a long distance communication device to call for help to get me out of there and food and tools to survive.

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

  24. A: I have been playing music since I was 16 years old, now I'm 30. I'm self taught in all instruments, drums, percussion, keyboard, bass. I started out playing hard rock music, then went straight in to technical metal, when I was 23-24 I started learning working on the computer on my own and record music.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Funky, fun, creative and light hearted.

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

  28. A: I would like to work with any artist with ambition, passion and a good musical taste that is centered around making great instrumentals to their tracks even though it is vocal focused.

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

  30. A: One of my music production tips is to put a lot of effort in to panning your different sounds and instruments to open up a lot of dynamic and space in the mix. If everything is in the center all the music starts to sound muddy. There are some techniques to get this to work properly either with just L/R panning or some stereo delays.

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

  32. A: I usually work on any kind of funk music but I also absolutely love disco music. Today people don't call it "disco" anymore but Dua Lipa some of Lizzos music for instance IS disco and for me that kind of music is right in my lane. Since Dua Lipa is super popular at the moment a lot of people are looking for that kind of sound. I have also made a lot of drums for house music and tracks for DJs.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My absolutely strongest skill is that I can make any kind of drum beat and I have such knowledge about creating drums, drum patterns and to make any song groovy. Since I'm also a bass fanatic I always lock in the bass and the drums really good to make the foundation of the instrumentals really tight and bouncy.

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

  36. A: I bring my creative ways of making the composition groove. If it is a funky song I put a lot of work into making the instrumental super good before I even start out with the vocals. I have great patience with working with music and I tend to be a little bit of a perfectionist, I want my music to sound great and if it doesn't sound great I keep working on the track until I'm satisfied. When I'm satisfied it usually have turned out good in the process.

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

  38. A: My work process is to listen and understand exactly what my client is looking for and what they want to create. After that I listen to their creations, vocal takes or what it may be and then I start to edit the vocals and put it in the right tempo. After that I just start to create the music matching, depending on the situation I start out with what needs to be done. Sometimes I just start with the drums, sometimes bass or synth it depends. Then I just make edit after edit and keep adding dynamics and instrument to the project. When I'm satisfied with the composition I put a lot of work into bringing out the best in every sound and mix it properly.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio setup is in my apartment. I have a separate room only for music production with dual screens, a Juno DX synth, a Stratocaster electric guitar, a midi controller a Clarett 4+ pre audio interface with JBL professional MKII monitors and subwoofers. I'm using DT pro Beyerdynamic mixing headphones open and closed back. I'm working in Cubase Pro 12 with several VSTs, mixing and mastering tools. I have invested a lot into my studio and sound. Of course I have my drum set and all kinds of percussion instruments as well including, cajun, bongos, cowbells etc. I have it all.

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

  42. A: I'm a bit of an old soul and I'm really inspired by big time groups and producers from the 70s and 80s. For instance Leon Sylvers III (Shalamar, The Whispers, Lakeside, Dynasty). Nile Rodgers, Gamble and Huff and many many more. In the modern age I think that Dua Lipa is bringing back the good disco stuff into modern music, I also think that Bruno Mars and Silk Sonic is great.

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

  44. A: Most of my work has been full music productions for clients that have recorded vocals in advance. In some instances I have also created entire instrumentals from scratch to match the idea and descriptions of the client. I have also rearranged present compositions and boosted the existing tracks with better sounding instruments, drums, bass etc. I have also made a lot of work doing drums & percussion only for pop songs, funk songs, rock and metal songs too. I can make drums for any kind of music really!

Carlsten productions

I was the Composer, engineer, producer in this production

Terms Of Service

I will give you 2 revision with each gig for free.
Depending on the lenght and quantity of instruments needed for the song the delivery time may vary.

GenresSounds Like
  • Michael Jackson
  • Dua Lipa
  • Bruno Mars
Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro 12
  • Clarett 4 pre+
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