I started as a pianist performing with artists of all genres. This gives me the ease to flow in studios and make your song come to life!
Ready to help take that idea you have to the next level!
My goal is to take that idea you had; voice note, scratch vocal, or maybe it's just you humming a melody, and give it life.
I can produce your track from scratch, or compliment your track with additional
keys, transitions, or synth lines.
If you send me a reference track, I can bring your track to have the feel and vibe you want!
Feel free to click on the contact button, and let's get to creating!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
11 ReviewsEndorse Carlisio Keys
Honestly amazed at the quality of the instrumental. Completely nailed the style I was looking for & the turnaround time was Phenomenal. Will definitely reach out to this producer for future projects.
Carlos is a talented keyboardist with great motivation and musicianship, He is able to capture ideas and translate them to a whole performance. It is joyful working with him together.
I would hire him again anytime.
what can i say about my go to guy? i’ve worked with him on multiple projects over the years. keys, engineering, producing, extremely professional, makes my voice sound buttery. high quality work. five stars. highly recommend.
Where do I even start with this man! He’s magical with the keys and the way he actually breaks down a production system is out of this world. I’m grateful to the most high to have this man produce some magic in the making.
Carlisio Keys has produced multiple tracks for me over the past 2 years. He has great creative range as a producer. He’s a constant professional and a joy to work alongside. I look forward to the next project we we take on and you will too!
True professional. I like how he made my track feel like live performance energy. My dreams have come true and I am happy with this professional man! If you want that heat, get the Carlisio Keys on your team. Keep making music good people.
Carlos one of the best keyboardist and producer I have ever worked with when weCollaborate on music l will do the First part of the music and then he will do the second part of the music and when he finished The song is out of this world and it is extraordinary he is the producer and the keyboardist that you want to work with his ear is on point at every turn and when it is finished you will want to do more music with him and he is very humble and a great guy so I Truly will recommend all musicians rappers and singers and producers to work with this genius
Very talented keyboardist, I hired Carliso to play some keys for my production and he went above and beyond, Very soulful guy.
Carlisio is in a word “FANTASTIC” - his creativity is bar none; he has his own flare and sound and that’s what makes him so incredible. I found him online as a result of COVID and trust me, I’m never letting him go.
Carlisio Keys produced two songs on my album 'drowsy' recently released titled 'Don't Sit Next To Me' & 'Drink The Drama Away'. The process was easy and his music theory helped me create some great records!!
I have hired Carlisio for many gigs over the past 3 years. He has helped me create amazing songs for children and adults. All I do is hum or sing the song and he makes it come to life. He has greatly helped my musical videobooks get attention and sales and I will continue to work with him! Highly recommended for his level of skill, patience, versatility across many genres and fair pricing. C. A. Nelson
Interview with Carlisio Keys
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It allows me to be expressive, while helping another artist reach their vision.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's your process? I like to see what sound they are going for by asking for any reference tracks. I also like to ask for latest songs they're listening to, that puts me in their headspace.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: One of the biggest misconceptions about what I do, is that I just push buttons on a beat machine and call it a day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What was the story or inspiration behind the song, how real is it to you? 2. What do you want the listener to feel? 3. What are some songs, that you would compare it to?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to reach out! If you're not sure what you're looking for, it's my job to best guide you! If possible, have a blue print which would help me. Type of song you're going for, any reference tracks, anything and everything that could help me, help create your vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Power Generator 2. MacBook Pro 3. Midi Keyboard. 4. Audio Interface 5. Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing Classical Piano when I was 14, then studied jazz in High school, while playing in a classic rock band. I was asked to play at a church when I started College, and learned how to play gospel. My friends from Chicago introduced me to Neo-Soul. I started making beats obsessively 5 years ago, Haven't stopped since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My Style is all about feel.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Timbaland, I love how he let's himself go and how much fun he has doing it!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't quantize everything, you'll take out all of the feel.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-hop and Pop currently.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Beats, and anything and everything keyboard.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Dynamic. Life. Rhythm.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get in the world of the artist. Get to know who influences them, what they listen to, and their story. Then I let my intuition and feel take over.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: "It's not the studio that makes the sound" Basic Home set up -Macbook, monitors, VST's, Midi Keyboards. and most importantly, feel :)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Timbaland/Missy Elliot/Pharrell
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beats/Keyboard session work.