Biography

Charles Stella is an awarding winning, Grammy nominated composer, producer and engineer, located in Los Angeles, CA.

As a producer and writer, Charles has an extensive list of credits, including Norah Jones, Mos Def, Jarobi / A Tribe Called Quest, Cindy Lauper, Wax Poetic and Thievery Corporation, as well as many film, video game and TV placements.

Charles’ commercial credits include composing for The Discovery Channel, A&E, VH1, Visa, 2K Games, CA Technologies, MTV, Issa Rae and Howl.fm.

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Product Reviews

  • Black Box Analog Design HG-2

    I’ve only spent a short time with the Black Box HG-2 and I’m already in love! What a fantastic sound it has. It really does glue your mix together in a special way, adding character and density that is second to none. The additional air control is truly the icing on the cake. I’m hooked!

  • Brainworx bx_rooMS

    bx_rooMS is a very special product. Sure there are many great reverbs out there but it stands out from the crowd with it’s rich sound and flexible intuitive interface. It’s really a sound designer's dream, but it never feels confusing. bx_rooMS can create everything from beautiful true-to-life spaces to the strange and impossible. The added Quick Controls allow me to easily get in the zone and then tweak from there. The Source Distance, Directivity, M/S and EQ just take it to another level. Easily the only reverb I may ever need.

  • Vertigo VSM-3

    The Vertigo VSM-3 is without a doubt my favorite saturation / distortion! It can go from hi-fi subtle to glorious extremes and back again. The dual circuits, frequency selectivity, M/S and blend controls make it so versatile and fun to use. Suitable for all instruments, busses and mastering chains.

  • Lindell Audio 354E

    I’ve really enjoyed using the Lindell 354E on a new batch of mixes. It has a detailed yet powerful sound that is perfect for the mix buss or for mastering. The three bands, sidechain filter, Mix knob, and M/S functionality really give you a lot of control. The large GUI is gorgeous to look at and a joy to use.

  • Unfiltered Audio Instant Delay

    I love the new Instant Delay from Unfiltered Audio. It has a lot of my favorite aspects of Sandman Pro but in a smaller, easier to use package. It’s a fantastic sounding delay with many tonal possibilities.

  • fiedler audio stage

    What a cool new plugin! I love bx_rooMS, so I was eager to see what Plugin Alliance and Fiedler came up with next. fiedler audio stage has many uses from subtle mastering spatial expansion to extreme flanging and doubling madness! The graphics are awesome and really helped me to visualize what was going on. I look forward to experimenting more with this great new tool in my mixing and mastering. It’s deep!