Carl Rydlund

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor, Guitarist

If you have been to the movies in the past several years, chances are you've heard Carl Rydlund's work. With a resume that includes work on blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Inception and 2013 Academy Award winner Life of Pi, as well as several yet-to-be-released films like Man of Steel and The Lone Ranger, it's pretty clear that Carl is a go-to-guy in Hollywood. To see a full list of Carl's projects, check out his IMDB page.

In addition to orchestrating, conducting and playing guitar on film scores, Carl is also an in-demand studio guitarist for recording artists. He was recently in the studio with Megan Nichole laying down the guitar tracks for her upcoming album. You can hear Carl's playing on Megan's single B-e-a-utiful in the video below.

Carl is also a renouned musician in the academic world. He holds degrees in music from the University of Colorado and the legendary Grove School of Music. He frequenly lectures and offers clinics at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Berkley College of Music in Boston, University of Colorado, USC, UCLA and the University of North Carolina of the Arts.

With such a prolific career in music, is it any surprise that Carl trusts his tone to BBE?

“BBE pedals are know for there unique sound and quality. I like to find the “vibe” of any given pedal and get into that. BBE pedals are all about “vibe”. Plug into any BBE pedal and instantly you can feel just what that pedal is all about.”
-Carl Rydlund

Carl's pedal board currently features BBE's Mind Bender, Two Timer, and Soul Vibe.

So, this summer when you head out to see Man of Steel or The Lone Ranger, or hear Megan Nichole's single B-e-a-utiful, sit back end enjoy the musical talents of our friend Carl.