Bringing Sound to Your Vision

We will help you achieve an unparalleled level of quality and intrigue 

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INSPIRING | UNIQUE | ORIGINAL 

Musical Compositions

Stock Library music just not cutting it for your project? Need music that responds to what you have filmed? Have a song you like, but can’t get the rights to it? Have lyrics but no ability to write music? Let us help create a musical solution that bridges the gap between what you truly want and what you may feel impossible. Equipped with our orchestrational, compositional, and theoretical knowledge, we can write and arrange the music necessary for your project

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PRECISE | ENHANCIVE | STELLAR 

Audio Post Production 

Cleaning up audio, leveling, mixing and mastering are time-consuming and dedicated jobs each on their own. Let us handle that hard work for you – Equalizing, compressing, mixing and mastering utilizing the processing power of Izotope RX, Ozone and Neutron and the cutting edge technology running Apple’s Logic Pro X

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CREATIVE | EVOCATIVE | EMOTIVE 

Sound Design / Foley

Source recording contains a lot of unwanted sound? Source was poorly recorded? Too much distortion, noise, or just not the right sound? Alongside our cleanup services we offer foley and sound design/replacement to enhance even the most difficult of audio takes. Need to add an edge to the sounds of your film? Need strange, interesting, or typical sound effects? With our ever-growing collection of sounds, we can solve that problem

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HELPFUL | COLLABORATIVE | ENCOURAGING

Management of
Artists

Are you an artist who wants to record/produce some of your own songs?  Are you only a lyrcist who needs someone to produce their music?  Do you need help arranging parts for specific instruments? Need access to the sample libraries/sounds that you don’t have the money for?  Want to be able to produce your own music? Let us help you where you’re at, whether it’s amateur or professional

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CHALLENGING | FUN | ENVIGORATING

Multi-Level Lessons in Music Performance and Theory

DEEP MEANINGFUL ROOTS

Founded in the Heart of Sonoma County

Carpenter Studios is the result of the dedicated time and effort spent in developing the skills necesssary to perform pre/post audio production for projects small to large.  Our founder, CE Mortensen (“Morty”) graduated from Sonoma State Univeristy’s Department of Music with a degree in Music, Composition and a minor in Computer Science.

With that he began working in the AV industry – where he still sets up live events, runs sound for live events; did contract audio work for Orange Tree Samples, and now works as an Inside Sales Consultant at Santa Rosa-based AV Systems Integrator, PCD.

In October of 2017, CE lost his family home in the Tubbs Fire that consumed over 5000 structures in Santa Rosa.  In response to this emotionally upheaving time, CE pursued many musical endeavors to expand his musical horizons: rhythmically, sonically, and technically – purposefully seeking to make mistakes and jump in at the deep end in order to learn what it is that he can hear in his head and feel in his soul, but still struggles with being able to fully communicate that musical inspiration with the world.

Our Lifestyle
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Our Approach

We want to amplify and enhance the message you are trying to communicate. 
We are a resource and a tool for your project, not a hinderance to it.
We don’t seek to simply gain a notch in our belt by putting OUR work in your project.
We start with a personal consultation to find out exactly what it is you desire and from there we begin a hopefully fruitful partnership, transforming your vision into sound

RELIABLE COMMUNICATION

We stay in reliable communication and allow for in-person/web conference sessions as necessary.  We are tired of feeling like companies that we are giving money to for services we value don’t care about us or don’t keep us informed of what’s going on.  We figure, instead of complaining that it doesn’t always seem to exist, let’s provide that instead!

DEDICATION AND CONSIDERATION

We work tirelessly to bring you the sound that you want, not a sound that simply works and gets the job done, but something that you’ll sit back and say “WOW” to.  We want you to know before you even ask us about helping with your project that we care!  Let us help you!

COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE

We have discovered through a collective experience of 40+ years in the music industry that ego is a sad and terrible thing.  We seek to mitigate the ego that seems to so easily plague the artist – the musician.  We seek multple ears and viewpoints on our projets, that’s why we’re a team.  Our goal is always the project, always your vision, never our own personal glory.  Let’s face it, we achieve more together

TECHNICALLY COMPETENT

We are experienced in a variety of musical mediums, stretching back to the days of magnetic tape, and to the cutting edge technology of today’s software on both ends of the Microsoft – Apple divide.  We have experience with vintage compressors/EQs/preamps/mics as well as modern computer systems, and the software plugins providing mixing/mastering capabilites

Meet the Ever-Growing Team

Find out more information about each of us by clicking on our photos

Chris “Morty” Mortensen

FOUNDER | OWNER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

KEYS | GUITAR | BASS | DRUMS
PIANO & THEORY INSTRUCTOR

morty@carpenterstudios.net

Robert Jones

CO-FOUNDER
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER



GUITAR | BASS |
GUITAR & THEORY INSTRUCTOR

guitarrjones@gmail.com

Robin Cortez

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER



DRUMS | PERCUSSION
DRUMS INSTRUCTOR

John Miner

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER



GUITAR | VOCALS | BASS | DRUMS | PERCUSSION

Portfolio

Take a look at what we’ve completed and what’s a work in progress

The Way to Hawassa
– Independent Film –

Post-Audio Production + Sound Design/Foley +Original Music

“I’ve Seen the Enemy”
– Independent Christian Song –


Additional Orchestration/Recording
Post-Production Mixing/Mastering, 

The Noise Boys 
 Glassblower  
– EP –

Full Album Concept Design /  Full pre-post Production / Composition

OUR AWESOME CLIENTS

Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

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Eliza Hemenway

-The Way to Hawassa-

Hemenway Productions

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Vera Tabib

“I’ve Seen the Enemy”

Independent Singer/Songwrtier

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David Benjamin

-The Walk-

Independent Filmmaker

Are You Ready?! Let’s enhance the aural attributes of your project

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