Manuel Marino

Producer, Composer, Beatmaker

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50% Discount for Orchestral Elements in your production. If you just need few elements (and not an entire arrangement) in your project, I will discount 50% on my usual fares!

I'm an hard working, keen to details and goal oriented Senior Producer, Music Composer and Artist with over ten years of experience specializing in story-based branded entertainment: videogames, short films, feature films, web series, consumer virals, educational talk shows, advertising campaigns and more!

My Role as Game Music Composer: I work with games since 20+ years!! My First game soundtrack was a Medieval Music for a Multi User Dungeon named "The Gate". After that project I worked on dozens of games, for PC, Nintendo and Mobile like Beargo, Colorix, Elven Legends, Lux, The Falconers: Moonlight and many other ones. Let me feature just UFO: Alien Invasion downloaded 1.7 million times!!

My Role as Songwriter and Film Scoring: ...many hundred tracks, songs and productions! Styles ranging from hip hop, pop, jazz to electronic and funk music. I scored three feature films, dozens of short films, a documentary, a tv show and let me tell you...

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◆ Music Composition - Orchestral Music, Jingles, Meditation Music, Trailer Music
◆ Music Production - Arrangement, Editing, Mixing, Mastering
◆ Audio Post-Production - Music for Podcasts and Audio Clips
◆ Audio Restoration - Noisy or Damaged Audio Repair and Smoothening
◆ Sound Design - Intros and Outros, Sound Effects, Videogame SFX

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

7 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Bryan B.
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    Manuel worked with me last year to provide the orchestral bones on a track. He takes my raw ideas and glues them together. I came back to him with a similar gig and the result is as expected. He is fantastic to work with and can deliver cinema quality sound!

  2. Review by Bryan B.
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    I brought Manuel into my early project development team to help get our initial orchestral sound started. He was very quick to reply and delivered the bones for our song in just a few days so that we could start working with our singer. He brings an epic orchestral feel to his work and it was great working with him!

  3. Review by Flavien F.
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    Manuel is a good creator and knows how to create a song in your style .
    -dynamic
    -creative
    -adapts to everyone's style

  4. Review by Laurence Tong
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    by Laurence Tong

    Manuel is a very experienced and talented composer! I really thanks to his great contribution in the original soundtrack of my awarded short film "I Said" (https://vimeo.com/244450286). I definitely wish to work with him again in the future!

  5. Review by Alessio Falsetti
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    by Alessio Falsetti

    I worked with Manuel on several projects, both videogames and other type of productions. In every situation he has always shown himself to be very professional, helpful, friendly and quick to deliver. The passion he puts into his work is evident in the great musical production he has always shown.

  6. Review by Thomas M. Krystyan
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    by Thomas M. Krystyan

    I have met Manu during working on our indie game side-project. This initiative is probably one of the most important things to me and to my team, and Manuel put a lot of effort to prove his engagement, support, positive attitude, and proactivity in each of smaller or bigger requested music orders. Manuel's retrowave taste fits to our genre and my needs better than expected. Also, he is very open to cooperation and polishing the result. His talent to compose catchy, rhytmic and various retro or orchestral themes, makes our game (stylized to 80s and 90s) a bit closer to being finished.

  7. Review by Isaac Goodrick
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    by Isaac Goodrick

    As a Game Developer I had met Manuel through standard online mediums, I had quite a large order to fill and so I sought out Manuel Marino to complete my requirements.
    I find that the work provided by Manuel to be above my expectations on every occasion. I have asked Manuel for a variety of work including Sound Effects, Orchestras and Voice Acting, to which every audio created has amazed me.
    Every piece of work provided by Manuel is a masterpiece and I cannot think more highly of this man's work, his friendly demeanour, quality of work and attention to detail is exemplary.

Interview with Manuel Marino

  1. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  2. A: My story begins many years ago during those wonderful mp3.com years! In few months I became one of mp3.com top artists with the pseudonym Vanethian and featured in famous FLASHBACK2000 compilation. Then more than 100 videogame soundtracks, commercials, short films and more. Lately I've done the soundtracks for the documentary "The Misty Experiment", and the feature films "Hell Trip" and "The Last Sacrament" produced by ACT Animation Films.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: Most noticeable accents of my work my fans talk about and love: Powerful, deep, almost rock violins; deep tones for the most; able to create various themes, a very wide spectrum during the same composition.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I work with keyboards, guitars and basses to create a unique soundtrack made of digital and analog sounds. I've got a custom made Orchestra I specially configured to be very realistic. My Orchestra works perfectly with Soundtracks, but even more with Hip Hop, Metal and Pop songs to support melodies or create intros and outros!

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: My main role is Film Music and Game Music Composer. So I create soundtracks to be synced to the video. To be honest, I'm requested by many Hip Hop, Metal, Rock and Pop bands to include my Orchestral Elements in their songs! So I have a varied role.

  9. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  10. A: Normal Digital Orchestras just have recordings of the Orchestral Instruments that can be played on a keyboard. This makes anything too much "perfect" and robotic. My custom made Orchestra has those imperfections typical of real orchestras, like noises and "errors" (humanization). Real violins as example, since are played by multiple performers at the same time, have slighly differences from violin to violin. Those performers are humans! But this creates that wonderful "choral" effect that we love when listening to real orchestras. I reproduce that effect.

  11. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  12. A: I love the Greatest Film Music Composers, like John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Howard Shore, Basil Poledouris, Wendy Carlos, Vangelis.

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I was the Mixing Engineer, Composer, Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Typically allowed 1 revision, one week turn-around time per song, additional costs: Third-party live musicians, rescoring and re-recording costs, music editing costs, vocalists and lyricists.

GenresSounds Like
  • Vangelis
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Ramin Djawadi
Gear Highlights
  • Oberheim MC 3000 Midi Master Keyboard
  • Alesis Pre Amps
  • Tascam Gear
  • Steinberg I/O
  • Yamaha Piano
  • Ibanez and Hamer Guitars and Basses.
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50% Discount for Orchestral Elements in your production (if you don't need an entire arrangement)!