Dark River Productions is me, Doug Carter. I am located southeast of Raleigh, NC. My music background is diverse, so I have posted My Bio, if you're interested.

I also have a other pages:

Basically, I have 40+ years of music study and work, including 5 years at The Berklee College Of Music, Boston.
I provide straightforward music services & solutions:
  • production, recording, mixing, digital editing,
  • composition, arranging, rehearsal/director,
  • transcription, music publishing,
  • analog/digital to digital audio transfers (from vinyl, cassette, dat, etc.)
  • personal studio design and layout,
  • guitar and electric bass.
I operate out of a modest, private, multi-track room that I call Dark River Projects;
- large enough to comfortably accommodate a 4 piece group;
- appropriate for voice-overs, small to medium sized band demos and cd projects.

I have background as mix engineer, arranger, music director, producer and guitarist in a variety of situations, from Duo to Big Band and Studio Orchestra, and have recorded and/or produced sessions at many of the top New York, Atlanta, Seattle and Boston area studios.

I also enjoy teaching.
I have limited time slots available for guitar/theory students at the Neighborhood Academy of Music in Clayton, NC.
Please contact 'The Academy' or me for availability.

My previous teaching experience:

  • Northwest College - Kirkland WA
  • Various Music shops in and around Seattle, WA
  • Author - Fundamental Guitar (©1988 DC Music); Beginning Music and the Guitar (©2009 DRP)

Read more about guitar/theory instruction...

Some past and recent projects:

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

JoGore and the Alternative (2011 - mid 2012) - Electric guitar, producer, arranger

Hal Hirshon - Aloft (2010) - Consultation, editing, sequencing

Funkuponya (2009 - now) - Guitar, composer, producer, arranger

Recording Projects (see a partial listing and hear samples on the MEDIA page.

Guitarist along side some of Raleigh's finest players at top local venues.

North Shore Little Big Band (Boston, MA) - Guitar/Arranger

Portage Bay Big Band (Seattle, WA) - Director/Arranger/Guitar

Tor Dietrichson's Global Villiage (Seattle, WA) - Guitar

Sierra Video Production (Everett, WA)
- music composition, field audio recording, mixing, editing and audio post production.

Recorded, performed, or produced sessions with noted musicians:

    Don Alias (Percussion)
    Kevin Barry (Guitar, Paula Cole)
    Mark Cardenas (Keys, Prince: Purple Rain)
    Tor Dietrichson (Percussion, Zakir Hussain)
    Kevin Eubanks (Guitar, The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno)
    Hal Hirshon (Piano, Flute)
    Marc Johnson (Bass, Bill Evans)
    Duke Levine (Guitar, Mary Chapin Carpenter)
    Lou Marini (Sax, The Blues Brothers)
    Bob Mintzer (Sax)
    Martin Richards (Drums, Duke Robillard)
    Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar)

    Members of the James Brown Band
    • Maceo Parker (Sax)
    • Fred Wesley (Trombone)
    • Flo Raynor (Vocals)

    Members of Tower Of Power
    • Tom Bowes (Vocals)
    • Francis Rocco Prestia III (Bass)

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