This is a long page. My Stuff is at the bottom. In addition to this page of audio clips and links, find video clips on my social media pages:

Past and recent projects...

Testy Gecko (James Savage) - In the Great Hall (2013)

James hired me to write a couple of horn charts for this project.
I also played a guitar solo and did some keyboard programming for him.

Full CD and MP3s available at CD Baby.

Testy Gecko (James Savage) - Blue 13 (2014)

Back for more horn charts and guitar solos

Available at iTunes.


The Herstory of Josephine Gore/Return of the Articulate Kinsman Vol.1 - Jo Gore and the Alternative (2012)
Jo Gore (singer) and Bo Lankenau (songwriter/acoustic guitarist)

Produced, recorded, edited and mixed by Doug Carter
I also did the horn arrangements, lots of keyboard programming and played all electric guitars

Full CD and MP3s available at www.jogore.com.
(You can listen to a couple selections here!)


Hal Hirshon - Aloft (2010)

Consultation, editing, sequencing, or as Hal puts it:
"If all parties were indispensable, multi-discipline tactician Doug Carter (pro-audio, audio-engineering, music production, musician) excelled in his recurring capacities as first and last counsel for all things arranging, engineering, mixing, and mastering. Doug's exceptional wherewithal has been on offer ever since WitchDoktor first hooked with Kevin Eubanks, Marc Johnson (Bill Evans, John Scofield . . .), and Don Alias (Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell . . .) in the late 80's. These and other major players have spoken in consensus: No one should be at the wheel up on the bridge without Doug."

Full CD and MP3s available at CD Baby and iTunes.


Hal Hirshon - VooDoo Love Shack

Arranger/Co-Producer, Doug Carter
Also appearing on these recordings:
Kevin Barry, Duke Levine : guitars
Paul Bryan : bass
Pernell Saturnino : percussion
Marty Richards: drums

All songs and performances:
Copyright 1996 Hal Hirshon & Kopterhat Records
All Rights Reserved


Hal Hirshon - Wildlife

Arranger/Co-Producer/Guitarist, Doug Carter
Also appearing on these recordings:
Maura Lynch : vocals
Roy Groth : trumpet/flugelhorn
Miguel Jimenez : Peruvian flute
Kevin Eubanks, Claudio Ragazzi : guitars
Marc Johnson, Joel Goodman : bass
Don Alias, Marc Parmet : percussion
Marty Richards : drums

All songs and performances:
Copyright 1989 Hal Hirshon & Kopterhat Records
All Rights Reserved


Funkuponya (2009)

Recorded, Mixed by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.

Full CD and MP3s available at CD Baby and iTunes.

I also play guitar in this band. We all share the writing; these three are my compositions:


Syd

Written by Erin and Don Sidney
Recorded, mixed and produced by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.
Guitars and Bass, Don Sidney and Doug Carter
Electric Piano and Organ (Where You Been?), Tom Berd
Vocals, Erin Sidney

Copyright 2003 Erin Sidney
All Rights Reserved

USED BY PERMISSION, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE


Easy Street (demo)

Recorded, Mixed by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.


Elements (demo)

Recorded (except Drums), Mixed by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.


Soul Glide (demo)

Recorded, Mixed by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.



My Stuff   ... meaning music that I've created, pretty much entirely - a few exceptions.
Here are volumes of tunes that, production-wise, date back to 1997, I think ...though the songs may have been written as far back as 1980.

So in 1997 I began playing around with digital recording on my PC, Actually, I had previously used Mac computers for MIDI music production (syncronized to tape). My first Mac was a 512 Fat Mac (around 1985). Unfortunately those old files are not readily available and are not posted here. Nor are there any of my analog recordings from earlier years....someday.

My first "music PC" had a Soundblaster sound card - not excatly hi-fi, but that and a Mackie 1202 got my guitar, and sometimes a mic tracking into my computer. Volume One is mostly from these early digital days.
At some point between Volumes One and Two, I purchased a dedicated recording interface.
Volume Three is a small handful of tunes grown out of lots of raw ideas, (50+ files) that will eventually produce new volumes of tunes from this time period.
Volume Four (coming soon) is from the years with the band Funkuponya. Most of these were written with that band in mind. A few appearing on the Funkuponya CD, others were played live and others didn't make that cut. But versions herein are my personal (demo) versions.

Actually, I consider the entire collection of these volumes of music as 'demos' due to their experimental, impulsive and unpolished nature.
Enjoy!


Doug Carter - Dark River Projects Volume One

Back in the late 90s I began playing around with digital audio workstation recording. I needed source material with which I could work to learn the ins and outs of the software, so I plugged in (my guitar) and started recording. Though a few of the tunes were already written, most of the music you hear was created 'as needed'. Lots of editing (that was the point here) - drum tracks were either sourced from samples or created with MIDI - keyboard parts were either played or 'built' by me. This collection is the result of that work.

Written*, recorded*, mixed and produced by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.
Guitar, bass, misc. percussion, keyboards and sequencing by DC

All songs* and performances:
Copyright 1985-2004 Dark River Productions
All Rights Reserved

Additional Bass by Ben Alman
*Co-composer and additional MIDI work on Gorilla Room by Jeff Volkman
*Original MIDI performance of the piano montuno in "Un Dulce" by Rebecca Mauleon-Santana
These are full versions and freely downloadable.
Feel free to share these files with others for 'personal use', but please retain my name and copyright info.
Thanks. - Doug

The permission so granted for PERSONAL USE does not include the right to electronically or otherwise alter the music or format contained in these files.

All other reproduction, retransmission, or republishing of all or any part of any file listed herein (Dark River Projects Volume 1) is expressly prohibited, unless Dark River Productions (Doug Carter) has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit or republish the material.

All other rights reserved.

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Doug Carter - Dark River Projects Volume Two

This collection is a continuation of the Volume One effort. Again, the tunes were the result of working with the software, exploring various features and techniques. All of these tunes were created 'in the box' by recording parts, then using the digital tools to manipulate the tracks into something resembling a musical piece.

Written, recorded, mixed and produced by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.
Guitar, bass, misc. percussion, keyboards and sequencing by DC

All songs (*except Black Orpheus) and performances:
Copyright 2002-2006 Dark River Productions
All Rights Reserved
These are full versions and freely downloadable.
Feel free to share these files with others for 'personal use', but please retain my name and copyright info.
Thanks. - Doug

The permission so granted for PERSONAL USE does not include the right to electronically or otherwise alter the music or format contained in these files.

All other reproduction, retransmission, or republishing of all or any part of any file listed herein (Dark River Projects Volume 2) is expressly prohibited, unless Dark River Productions (Doug Carter) has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit or republish the material.

All other rights reserved.

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Doug Carter - Dark River Projects Volume Three

Again, the tunes were the result of working with the software, exploring various features and techniques.

Written, recorded, mixed and produced by Doug Carter
at Dark River Projects.
Guitar, bass, misc. percussion, keyboards and sequencing by DC

All songs Copyright 1985-2008 Dark River Productions
All Rights Reserved
These are full versions and freely downloadable.
Feel free to share these files with others for 'personal use', but please retain my name and copyright info.
Thanks. - Doug

The permission so granted for PERSONAL USE does not include the right to electronically or otherwise alter the music or format contained in these files.

All other reproduction, retransmission, or republishing of all or any part of any file listed herein (Dark River Projects Volume 3) is expressly prohibited, unless Dark River Productions (Doug Carter) has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit or republish the material.

All other rights reserved.

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