As a freelance record producer, I work with Pop, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock and Electronic artists to bring their vision to life. From initial voice memo to radio-ready masters, I'll help you to create long-lasting, attention-grabbing music.
Pop, Rap, Indie, Metal, Dance, Prog, Jazz... I love any musical challenge that comes my way. I've toured the US, UK and Canada and have worked with hundreds of artists as a session drummer. Let me help shape the rhythmic foundation of your next project.
I've produced official remixes for both Major Labels and Indie Labels, including artists like St Lucia, The Wombats and Tokyo Police Club. If you're looking for a fresh, quirky reimagining of your song, let's chat!
I've spent the past decade teaching fundamentals to beginners, mind-melting concepts to working professionals and everything in between.
I'm currently accepting students in the York, PA area for: Audio Production, Drums, Percussion and Bass Guitar.
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, The Hold Steady, Diarrhea Planet, Eve 6, The Gin Blossoms, 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.
"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."
"Carl is a literal freak of nature. His production mind but classically trained ear is unlike anyone I've ever met. To say working with Carl is a treat would be an understatement. He makes all the work he touches that much better."
"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!"
I'd love to be a part of your next project! Tell me about yourself and your music, and let me know what you're looking for (production, mixing, etc).
For all services, please message me for prices and availability.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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