Clarity Through Music
As early as 7 years old I was jamming on stage doing Bell Biv DeVoe
‘covers’. Back then my involvement with music was simply finding the
beat to groove to. I had no clue that I’d forever connect with music on
such an intimate level.
I picked up the bass in middle school and have been playing ever since.
Beginning at such an early age gave me great opportunities to learn and
grow as a musician, including attending an orchestral workshop at
Harvard. In high school I toured Europe with the Kinkaid School band,
and was selected for the Virtuosi of Houston, American Festival of the
Arts, and served as the Principal Double Bass of the TPSMEA orchestra.
At the renowned music college of the University of North Texas, I began
producing hip-hop and R&B music while studying classical music
theory and aural skills, and taking part in the Men’s Chorus, Symphonic
Band and Lab Band. Serving as a recording studio engineer at UNT's
College of Music, I learned many technologies that help in my music
I continue to be an avid musician whose musical melodies interrupt my
sleep to become realized. I create music with passion, and you can rest
assured that your music needs will be met.
"All of the music and sound effects are done by Carl Clark from ccbeats.net. When I talked to him for the first time, he already knew what I wanted and made it into something really beautiful, you will have a chance to hear it when game comes out."
Milos Jakovljevic of CritSpot (from cocos2d-x developer interview)
Thanks for all the research you've put in for our game, as well as your commitment and quality.
I'm sure players will also appreciate your efforts. I hope you'll be able to work with us in
It's nice to finally work with a composer that truly understands our game and its demographics.
Manny Granillo, President, Hoplite Research, LLC
Wow!! This is amazing...I like it so much! I don't know how you did this so quickly and so smoothly. I'm kinda blown away!
Simone Bruyere Fraser
The atmospheric soundtrack captures the narrative tone perfectly, and is a great companion to the game.
Lucy Ingram, www.148apps.com, review of Soul Gambler
DAMN! Nailed it! Loved the music right from the email preview.
voice you came up with is really nice and fits our character just like
we wanted! We listened to your voiceover while playing the game and it
seems it'll be awesome! We are really pleased with your job and anxious
to see our game running with the voices! Also, the music loops sounded
fantastic! Thanks! :)
We really enjoyed working with you. Your soundtrack is a big hit with
I'm really impressed by how well you took all that reference and
synthesized it into something. I can definitely hear how it belongs!
Ok, I know the doc requests a muffling filter on the music... but I
think I'm changing my mind on that. The music is too good to muffle!
very small, commission-based game company, it's difficult to find
individuals that understand that a game's success depends solely on the
excellence of the people working on it. Carl embodies the attitude of
working towards a goal and not just for a profit. He has the ability to
portray the vaguest of ideas in his music and capture the feeling and
spirit of the scene that the designer envisioned from the start.
Working with Carl Clark means not having to compromise what you wanted
with what you received, but instead getting that email, listening to
that song for the first time and finding out that what you had in mind
and what you're hearing now are one and the same.
Thank you for your amazing music again. It adds so much to our series.
I really love how you embellish our work without distracting from the
dialogue. It's fantastic!
Carl is the composer for my web series, Debt Collectors, and we
couldn't be luckier to have him. He always goes above and beyond, not
only to make sure the the score is right, but also to ensure the
quality and success of the project overall. His music is amazing and
he's great and easy to work with, despite the fact that we're in
different states. I can't recommend him more!
I love the music you composed for our film! I feel so fortunate to have
met you. Thank you for taking the time to meet with us in person and
brainstorm ideas. You really listened to us and brought our film to
life with your music. And to top it all, you did it on such short
notice. Amazing! Hope I'm lucky enough to work on more pieces with you
in the future.
Thanks very much for the music and sounds for Crazy Balloon. It has
made a tremendous difference to the end product!
Looking forward to working with you again.
Thanks a ton for the wonderful composition work ... extraordinary! You
were definitely a key element.
Carl was a lead musician for my 5 min short film 'The Feast'. As
humble, polite and patient as he seems, his work is rather strong and
powerful. He listened to all my needs, took deep interest in the
storyline, watched roughs second to second and composed just as much as
needed for the story. He came up with 3 tracks in a day or two, which
is remarkable. They all were so good that I had tough time keeping one
and letting go others. Music was a very strong part of my film and it
helped enhanced the film overall. All in all, it was a highly
satisfying experience working with Carl. I will definitely work with
him for my next project. I wish him all the success for his future
I was the editor on a short film for which Carl composed original
music. His music was right on in terms of the mood we were looking for.
His pieces were powerful and perfectly complemented the film. He
demonstrated a sensitivity for the tone and pacing of the film and
crafted music that perfectly complemented both, taking time to
incorporate the movement of the music to the actions on the screen. He
was also gracious working under pressure and produced a fantastic
product in a very short amount of time. I look forward to collaborating
with him in the future and would trust my projects to him in a
I'm interested in all projects, big and small!
© Carl Clark 2014
Photo by Altheia Deutsch