DO YOU WANT POP PRODUCTION THAT SLAPS?
Come track with me at my studio! My fully sound-treated studio space offers up great vibes to work, hang out, and make the best music you've ever made in your life. I can also bring my studio setup anywhere within an hour's drive of the Twin Cities, MN to accommodate for your needs or preferences (further distances are negotiable by budget)
I would classify my production style as Modern Vintage. Specifically, I love taking 80s style synthesizers and drums and/or 2000s alt rock sounds and bringing them into a modern context! I offer full production (full instrumentals for songs) and co-production (I put my own spin on your production and/or add some spice of my own!)
I can take your raw recordings and productions and give you a loud, punchy, and vibrant mix that will elevate your songs to a new level
My first songwriting collaboration! This song started as a short, 15-second instrumental idea that I sent off to the CyberGirlfriend team. Within minutes, I was already getting sent lyric and melody ideas. We finished writing the song a few days later. Definitely the densest production I've ever done!
This is the first song I worked with Barely Trev on, and it ended up being my favorite! Trev liked it so much, he sent me two more songs to co-produce and mix soon after I finished this one. Most of my production was layering drum samples, percussion, and some select keyboard parts into the song.
Retro Indie Pop
This is the most successful thing I've produced so far, with over 600,000 streams on Spotify alone. Also, apparently Chloe Moriondo really likes this song, so that's pretty awesome.
Y2K Alt Rock
Without a doubt, this is my favorite mix I've ever done. I ended up singing many of the harmony vocals on this track, which was fun for a song as energetic and angsty as this. I also added that lovely synthesizer lead in the chorus and made the drums spicier.
Cara Hagstrom-Skalnek started recording music at age thirteen and quickly gained a passion for it. Since then, they've developed a quick workflow and creative flair that leaves artists stunned in the studio.
Cara has also provided drums and vocals for a variety of bands and ensembles in the twin cities area and beyond.
"Cara has seriously made all my music ideas come to life and beyond! - Cara is kind and dedicates real time and effort into their projects, I'd highly recommend!"
-Bri Flasch (Cybergirlfriend)
"Working with Cara is a great experience, I'd highly recommend it!"