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The German-Dutch music producer Carl Clarks gained his first experiences in the recording studio during the 90s.

Carl Clarks | March 28, 2023

His first DAW was Steinberg’s Cubase 1, which he discovered in a recording studio in the Sternschanze area of Hamburg, Germany. At that time, music production was not as advanced as it is today, with a lot of hardware in the studio being used to produce good beats. Today, everything is digitized, which has made the work of producers easier. However, Carl Clarks believes that it is not always an advantage, as it is now possible to create mass productions, and anyone with a computer and the right software can produce songs in their bedroom that sound as if they were recorded in a professional recording studio.

Carl Clarks recalls with a smile that he bought Musicmaker and used it to create a song that he sent to a label. He never received a response, but those were his first attempts to get a label deal. After that, he began to work with the DAW Reason, which was not easy. However, he enjoyed playing around with it and later switched to Cubase, FL Studio, Logic, and Ableton. However, he found it difficult to work with Logic and Ableton, so he stuck with Cubase and FL Studio for a long time.

Carl Clarks’ favorite VSTs include Nexus, Vengeance VST plugins, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Serum, Sylenth, Native Instruments Kontakt, and the Nicky Romero Kickstart VST plugin. He draws inspiration from old songs and usually searches for them on YouTube or Spotify. Carl Clarks says that there are so many good songs from that time, and since 2027, we have heard many cover songs from him. However, he now wants to focus more on his own productions. Although there may still be a cover song here and there, he tells us that it is time to look forward and face new challenges. We look forward to his first solo production and are excited to see what he has planned for the future.

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