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Carlstrom has over 25 years of experience making hit records. Carlstrom's
recording experience covers a wide spectrum of genres; from rock,
hip hop, hard core, industrial, alternative, punk to jazz, blues,
world, orchestras, Christian music and more. His recording experience
includes many movie soundtracks, commercials and sound for TV. Having
since seen over 50 albums through from front to back, his knowledge
of record making is extensive. He has had the pleasure to work with
such well-known producers as Keith Forsey, Bob Rock, Ken Scott,
Shel Talmy and Randy Burns among others.
include Alice in Chains, The Offspring, Billy Idol, Billy Ray Cyrus,
Rob Zombie, Queen, Kiss, PIL, and Anthrax just to name a few.
Some of his career highlights include the famed Alice in Chains
- Dirt album and The Offspring's - Americana album. The latter sold
over 10 million copies.
was educated in music and voice at the University of South Dakota
and he studied engineering at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop.
He trained at Capital Records Studio and Track Record among other
places. Prior to embarking on his production/engineering career,
Carlstrom performed (guitar and vocals) with several touring indie
bands back in the Midwest. He moved from his home state of South
Dakota to Los Angeles in 1985 to pursue a career in music and quickly
fell into making records. His interest in music and technology came
spent 10 years collaborating with producer, Dave Jerden (Jane's
Addiction, Alice in Chains, Rolling Stones), as his head engineer
at El Dorado Studio (Burbank, CA). After years of working with Jerden
and other elite record producers and artists and becoming a highly
recognized recording engineer, Carlstrom felt it was time for a
change. He decided to branch out on his own and focus primarily
on producing writing and developing artists.
Carlstroms' production style is collaborative as he puts a high
priority on the artists' vision for their project. He strives to
create a sonically accurate representation of the artist, while
pursuing a timeless and classic quality to the music. He has a consistent
track record of making excellent-sounding recordings. Carlstrom
divides his time between breaking new bands and working with well-established
artists. He is highly sought after for his creative, writing, production,
recording and mixing skills.
is a master craftsman.
Billy Idol, Queen, Kiss, The Cult, Adam Ant, Terminator X, Crosby
Stills and Nash, Bonnie Rait, Dwight Yokum, Meat Puppets, Cracker,
Lucinda Williams, Flotsam & Jetsam, Lizzy Borden, Nuclear Assault,
Pontiac Brothers, Crumb Suckers, The Outfield, Lush, Duran Duran,
Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lili Hayden, Megadeth, D.R.I., Rob
Halford, Red Cross, Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity, Omen, Fates
Warning, Goldfinger, Tom Jones, Yusef Lateef, Graham Grace, and
Dick Dale among others
Credits: In 2007 Carlstrom founded TRANZFORMER
STUDIOS in Burbank, Ca. The Studio has a distinctly creative environment.
There is where Carlstrom uniquely merges the best of both analog
and digital recording methods. A master of sounds and gear, he records
through a large selection of vintage equipment and modern tube gear.
Sessions are recorded through analog outboard equipment onto Pro
Tools. Then mixed through their amazing sounding SSL 4064E console
to a 1' 2 track ATR tape machine. The analog warmth of tape before
it goes back into the digital domain results in stellar sounding
recordings. He also has a wide selection of guitar heads and cabinets,
along with many guitars and basses.
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Tranzformer Studios 818 748-861
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