“Armen's music is alive and unique, adventurous and beautiful.” Chick Corea
Read my INTERVIEW to get to know me better
• Accomplished composer with vast experience in writing instrumental music in a wide range
of genres: academic, jazz, fusion, ethnic, rock and pop
• Music producer with over 20 years of experience in fulfilling artistic, technical and financial
demands of a production
• Author of original music for films including theme songs and sound effects
• Author of award-winning songs for a variety of renowned performers around the world
• Renowned band-leader with over 20 years of experience in conducting performances and
recordings of jazz ensembles with international touring experience
• Over 30 years of expertise in arrangement, orchestration and musical adaptation
• Classically trained pianist with concert recital experience, an expert in jazz and blues piano
with over 30 years of live and studio experience
• Experienced music teacher and piano instructor
• Profound skills in both conventional studio recording and computer-based music production
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Interview with Armen Martirosyan
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Only those who are truly talented inspire me.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Mac based home studio with Avalon Quartet and pair of Focals. Over 8Tb sample library for Kontakt, Play, BFD 3, Engine and more... I use this studio exclusively for music composition. I work on Logic Pro X and Sibelius 7,5. Also I run another studio in Hollywood with my partner. This studio is fully loaded with the Pro Tools based top of the line equipment for recording, mixing and mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all I create MIDI MockUps. No matter if it's a movie, a song or an instrumental piece it always starts there. After my client is satisfied with the music he/she either takes it as it is or, if there is enough budget, we go further and record it live. I personally do the scoring & deal with the session musicians. In other words act as a record producer. There are several techniques of live recording and they all depend on budget.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Uniqueness... That's the shortest I could come up with:)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Satisfaction. I can't sleep when my client is not satisfied. Although, I barely remember a single unhappy client throughout my entire music career.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I write music, arrange, orchestrate and much more; especially when there is a limited budget. I run the entire music production by myself which includes but not limited to MIDI arrangement, scoring, recording, editing (incl. vocal or instrumental timing/tuning), mixing & mastering. My MIDI MockUps sound realistic!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and all of their alternative sub-genres... In fact I am a multi-genre composer.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I swear, I don't know. My fans say they easily recognize my music but It's still a mystery to me. People try to classify and categorize music all the time. The constantly growing list of music genres, styles and sub-categories sometimes bothers me. Honestly, every time I start a new music production from scratch, the last thing I think about is "what kind of TAG it will have". To me, there is GOOD MUSIC and there is BAD MUSIC. That simple:)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Music is like a Jigsaw Puzzle where there is always one part missing:) Finding that missing part is what makes your music shine.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I am open to any talented and passionate artist.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since I was a kid. My first band was my middle school band where I played guitar and was a lead singer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Piano, pen, paper, recording device and a magical self-powered coffee jar with never ending coffee.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In 2013-2016 I managed and ensured a successful start and completion of the cultural project Armenian Traditional Music Treasury. I collected, classified, recorded and developed into sheet music over 500 songs and instrumental compositions of the Armenian folk music from past centuries. Those songs were lost and forgotten. Now they are back to life again and are available for free for millions of Armenians around the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much? The answer is always the same: it depends! Any entertainment industry professional will understand.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom. My clients always trust me and respect my creative ideas and technical decisions. It's priceless!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: If I answer this question now I will be obliged to update this section every week:) So let's leave it like this...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: By hiring me you're getting a world-class industry professional for a much lower price than artists of my caliber would normally charge. And here is why: while I've earned national recognition in my homeland, I'm still new here, and because of the competition, for a limited time, I am going to offer services for much less!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many potential clients who never met me assume that I am out of budget. It is not true. In reality, I am very communicative, and, when it comes to production budgeting, very flexible. In fact, I have done a lot for free or close to nothing, especially when I liked the music and the artist.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I hate when sound engineers start arguing about it. Music is good when it sounds good. No matter how it was recorded. Our ears are the best judges in this case, not the technical knowledge.