Your music is my passion. I help artists create long-lasting, attention-grabbing music. We work together to build a killer team to take their songs from initial voice memos to radio-ready masters.
My goal is always to make your song be the best that it can be - emotionally and sonically.
Let's tell your story through song.
A great mix is like Broadway light design: the audience's attention is subtly refocused toward every passing emotion as the story unfolds. A soft spotlight on two lovers. Blackout after a dastardly murder. House lights strobing for the big party scene.
I approach each mix with a similar philosophy - supporting and enhancing the story being told.
Bold and fearless, just like you.
"Carl is a reliable guy to have in the room. He's always eagerly exploring the possibilities and naturally keeps the collective mood in a fun place. Among his many talents, you should know he is an exceedingly skilled and flexible drummer. It's true."
I also really love the approach that Carl took on his ("The Winds Of Change") remix. I'm a massive Fleetwood Mac fan, and he seriously upped the Fleetwood ante which literally had me grinning from ear to ear the first time I heard it."
"Working with Carl is awesome. He has the uncanny ability to keep the music open and simple, yet write great melodic and rhythmic content. His overall mastery of the technology, musical instruments, and song form is rare in most producers today and I love working and creating with him!"
For a Spotify playlist of selected songs I've worked on, please click the link below. "Studio Reel" playlist includes music by Cheerleader, St Lucia, BABYMETAL, Ron Gallo, Tokyo Police Club and many more!
Whether drumming and remixing for his former band, Cheerleader, or working with artists like St. Lucia, Joywave, Little Mix, and Tokyo Police Club, Carl Bahner has proven himself highly adept at producing playful earworms tailored to fit your ears like a favorite t-shirt.
Carl applies a contemporary slant on the "Wall of Sound" style to his productions, offering his bright-eyed and open-hearted perspective by creatively framing vocals with imaginative instrumentation. He blends the organic with the synthetic, the digital with the analog and the modern with the classic—resulting in rich, vibrant music that’s full of life.
But don't let his youthful enthusiasm fool you. As a performer, he has toured extensively in the US, Canada, and the UK, and his music has been featured in film, television, and video games including Guitar Hero: Live. Carl has also performed on stage opening for acts like Walk The Moon, Charli XCX, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, The Wombats, Joywave, Years & Years, They Might Be Giants, Civil Twilight, The Hold Steady, Diarrhea Planet, Cold War Kids, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Naked & Famous, and countless others.
All of these influences and experiences helped shape his craftsman-like approach to music production and fine-tune his ear for details. Thriving on collaboration, every new project is an opportunity not only to better himself, but those working with him.
Tell me about yourself and the vision you have for your music. Hopefully I can help - and if not maybe I can at least point you in the right direction! Please fill out the contact form and we can set up a call.
For all services, please message me for prices and availability.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States