Looking for a professional, right? That's why you're here. I'm looking for the same. Is that you? I specialize in producing EDM (remixes included) and pitch correcting and vibrato correcting vocals WITHOUT that auto-tune sound. My range of EDM goes from ESPN style high energy dance music to Travel Network chill. Clean sound. Let's talk.
I am a music producer who plays some keyboard. I also do music business consulting as I have 25yrs + in the business. I have certifications in music business and in vocal recording techniques from Berklee. I am a 8yr voting member of the Recording Academy. I produce music in various genres as well as compose for multiple genres but I prefer EDM or composing for spoken word.
As a recording and mixing engineer, I pitch correct and make vibrato adjustments while avoiding the auto-tune sound. Lastly, if you need a producer, beatmaker or composer to collaborate with, let's talk!
Im always look forward to grow and work with clients so lets make this music!
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Maurice is not only a genius, but understands what im trying to articulate for mu musical vision and eventhough i stumble through my words, he still brings my vision to life
I'm blessed to be working with Maurice and look forward to many more musical offerings with him.
I have been working with Maurice for many years. Over the years, he has improved his sound quality more and more. Not only is he professional but he goes the extra mile to help you get exactly what you need. I definitely recommend his services.
Maurice is very dedicated to making sure the overall project is at its best. Very clean sound. I have had the pleasure of not only working, but also learning different techniques and ways to approach and hear music with Maurice. Excellent producer, engineer and musician.
I have worked with Maurice for over a decade. He is very professional and easy to work with. The quality of is work speaks for itself.
I have been working with Maurice for over 12 years. As a producer and musician he is able to create and deliver your vision and concept for a project/song with amazing skill and quality. His ear for what is needed to make a song come to life is unequaled. He is truly gifted, professional, and a pleasure to work with.
Interview with Maurice Carroll
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on, continually, registering music for licensing.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. Producer and bassist Kevin Powe Jr., Producer and drummer Christopher Carroll
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advise that a customer have a clear outcome in mind of what you want so that you can make a wise choice.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with any of the people that I mentioned like Quincy Jones, almost any EDM producer with more experience and placements than I because I could learn from their experiences and also because I have ideas and experiences that they could learn from as well.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on spoken word, EDM and ambient music. I also create music and songs that are better suited for visual scenes. I am currently partnered with one company for a few exclusive EDM tracks but I am looking for other opportunities within licensing EDM as well without violating my current contract. Yes, contractually, I have the freedom to do so. lol
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a preproduction studio set up that includes Logic x, Presonus 1824c, Focusrite ffISA220 vocal pre, Roland FA and a neumann TLM 102. OH and a rack of plug-ins.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I admire the works of Quincy Jones, Hidden Beach, Kedar Massenburg (and lots of EDM producers). Some people who inspire me I may not know their names but when I hear it and I can feel it, it will inspire me. There are a lot of emerging musicians who when I am introduced to what they do, it inspires me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is music production and business management consulting. I usually seek to provide the best product that I can and provide the most knowledgeable information that I have access to. But most of all, I like to learn and have fun. I can learn from any client and I enjoy the moment!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is Maurice Carroll. Now I'm a verb and an adjective! lol Really though, my style ranges from mellow and meditative to dance/house music. I lean toward the feel and characteristics of the song or genre.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both. I like the warmth of analog but I also like the power and speed of digital.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q. How much do you charge? A. It depends on what you want me to do. What do you want me to do Q. Can you make a beat for me? A. Yes, I can compose an instrumental for you. Q. How do I get my song placed so I can make money..like royalties. A. There are several websites that offer that service. I could do it for you,for a feee, or I can walk you though
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I always promise that I will be honest. If I know I can deliver what I'm being asked to do, I'll be honest abut that just as much as I would if I'm not sure or even if I know I don't currently have the ability to do whatever it is. I find that clients appreciate that more than someone attempting to "force" something OR over promising.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most is that I am able to do help people through my love for music as whole and get paid doing it. For me, sometimes it's exposing an artists to new music or information that inspires them. Its not always about me creating something for them but more so of how am I helping them.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: For me, it's this...just because you have a DAW, a mic, speakers and some headphones doesn't mean you are a producer nor an engineer. It means that you have gear. Most people don't understand the role of a producer and often misunderstand what they are hireing me for.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to ask for examples of the feel they are looking for. I like to spark interest by finding out what the artist wants the listener to feel when listening to the song. It helps me to understand the destination for the song too because I compose and produce differently for something that will be for a website or commercial vs an EP or film/tv placement.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been in music over 30yrs. I started out in music as a gospel keyboardist in a store front church at age 11. From there I got curious about other styles of music and wanted to understand. I got some theory and discipline at Morgan State under the direction of Nathan Carter. I stated producing at age 21 although I didn't know that is what it was called. Not too long after that, I began composing music, making beats and managing different acts. I created a record label, opened a recording studio with a partner that later grew into a production house that maintained a studio, photography studio, performance/rehearsal space, 2 offices and a walk in kitchen. Since then, I have focused on quality preproduction, music business consulting and light keyboard work both live and in studio.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My music production tip is to keep an open mind. I've found that when you're not so focused on ONE thing in ONE way, that you can find worlds of options that you probably didn't know existed before.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: This is easy! My strongest skill is my ability to learn.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I usually bring a sense of order and polished outlook on the song especially to those who aren't sure what direction they want to go in.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A macbook pro, a controller, headphones, Logic x and something to get wifi lol
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically give attention to what the artist is looking for so that I can use my background in production, engineering and musicianship to get that idea expressed to its fullest potential.After we communicate about the music, I provide the musical idea. Locally, the type of clients who record with me are mid level to pro vocals whether it is singing, reading or doing voiceovers because my space works well for vocals only.