Today we’d like to introduce you to Carlos King.
Carlos, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My musical journey started later than most… when I was applying to colleges. I had always had a passion for music, but just as a listener. You see, my dad was a DJ and even had his own radio show. Because I had no experience in music, I needed a college that had music programs but didn’t require auditions. That’s when I found Bloomfield College, a small, private school in New Jersey. I worked tirelessly and when graduation came, I was the school’s studio audio engineer, I had a double major in Digital Audio Engineering and Music Production, and Magna Cum Laude honors.
After graduation, I interned around in New York and then snagged an internship back home in Los Angeles. I interned at the Boom Boom Room. I learned a lot about the inner workings of a music studio and the importance of building relationships with dope people.
I eventually got an internship with Harmony Samuels, which lead to my first shot as a professional engineer. Through my eight years with Harmony at BOE, I had the opportunity to record and mix so many amazing artists (Ariana Grande, Machine Gun Kelly, Fifth Harmony, Fantasia, and many more!). This last year, after working my way up the ladder and paying my dues, I decided to strike out on my own. I currently work and operate a private studio space, where I get to work with all types of creators!
Has it been a smooth road?
No. But anything worth achieving is going to come with its share of obstacles. I interned for about two to three years, slept on couches, made many mistakes that cost me money and most importantly opportunities. While LA is beautiful and inspiring, it’s also very competitive. You have to be on top of your game!
We’d love to hear more about the company.
Los Sounds is my audio company. Our main focus is sound engineering for a wide range of talent. We do everything in the audio engineering and music production spectrum for all forms of media. I am most proud that my company fosters an environment where people are free to create. I have found that being creator-centered yields the best collaborative results. I love that Los Sounds is driven by creativity and transparency; it ensures that egos don’t stand in the way of innovation. At the end of the day, I want my clients to feel that their talent has been honored and their sound is top quality!
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
This city is absolutely one of the best places to start a business like mine. You run into people all the time who do the same thing or are like-minded! I feel like it’s a great place to start out because there are so many talented people; the possibilities are endless. I have witnessed my peers become great successes right in front of my eyes.
- Website: www.lossounds.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: lossounds
- Twitter: lossounds_
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