Music master's degree. Passionate about orchestral/film music.
Eight things to know about me :
# 1 : I'm a composer from France and living in Paris.
# 2 : I've learned a lot of stuff all by myself when I was a kid, before going to university and study music more seriously (master's degree).
# 3 : I have collaborated with EastWest, the well known virtual instruments company, as a demo maker.
# 4 : I'm open to every project as long as I know I can do something good with it. So it's mainly about orchestral stuff and film music.
# 5 : I can provide sections separately to let you do the mix or do the mix myself, it will be up to you.
# 6 : I've put some demos here for you to listen. They are all done using virtual instruments and composed/orchestrated/produced by myself.
# 7 : I give unlimited revisions... I want you to be happy!
# 8 : My first aim is at quality. The time spend on a project mostly depend of the complexity of the orchestration.
Let me know if you are interested!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Guillaume Jouan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mainly compose music for short films. I also like to work on animation projects and video games cinematics, because it's always a lot of fun (and hard work). I can also add a truly realistic string section, or more, to a song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Williams, Elliot Goldenthal, Thomas and David Newman, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Alan Menken, Michael Kamen, Danny Elfman, John Barry... to name only a few !
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's very minimalist. I like it this way... it makes me feel more like a poet than a computer scientist.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An ultra realistic string section. More instruments if needed (additional cost).
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my virtual instrument skill. I can make a virtual orchestra sound realistic, and it's definitely not that simple.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Orchestral... I also like to mix it with electronic music and things like that.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use the force... like... really ! Feel the music before thinking rationally.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Reasonably complex and yet efficient? At least that's what I'm trying to do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music or composer's style do they want me to approach. What do they have in mind. Is there a deadline, not because I need my sleep, but because a good orchestration can take some time.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People often think that the virtual instruments of today still sound like in the 80's. Sometimes they don't even understand when you say you've played the full orchestra all by yourself. Oh, and people tend to think that because you like doing "energetic" compositions with a lot of notes, you won't be able to do the slow stuff... Sometimes it's true because you won't be able to put emotion in it, but most of the times, and technically speaking, people who can do more can also do less.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give my best for each project. It is as simple as that. If I feel like I won't be the right person to handle a project, I tell it immediately, so that they can find a better profile to do so. Call me a fool, but I believe in honesty.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know Raena, which is a very gifted singer with an amazing technic. I also heard a lot of awesome stuff in many categories... a lot of talented guys I would definitely enjoy working with.