Nathaniel Meeks

Composer and Orchestrator

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Hey there! Whether you're a director, an author, a radio journalist, or an oxford comma, you can count on me to make the perfect music for your next big project! Be quick about it though. Commas are far more ambitious than you might believe. I'm well versed in a variety of genres, so don't be afraid to film that retro-future Jane Austin adaptation!

I compose, produce, and engineer custom tracks for any and every (non-illegal) purpose that you can imagine! My specialties are film scoring and commercial music, but I compose concert music as well. I work with a variety of clients including filmmakers, podcast creators, and book publishers. I have trained under some of Hollywood's recent musical savants including Ariel Chobaz (Grammy Nominated audio mix and sound engineer) and John Hunter (composer for the Academy Award winning animated short, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore").

Custom Track Services:
-Composition of all musical elements
-Sound design and production if necessary*
-Mix and Master Engineering*
*These services are included with a custom track, and you will not be charged for them. :)

Film Scoring Services:
-Video chat spotting sessions (live spotting sessions for clients in the city of Austin, TX)*
-Scoring of cues
-Sound design and production if necessary*
-Mix and Master Engineering*
-Creation of separate stems for subsequent mixes*
*These services are included with the composition of each cue, and you will not be charged for them. :)

Additional Services:
-Mix engineering for already-recorded tracks
-Master engineering for already-recorded tracks
-Additional production and instrumentals for already-recorded tracks

Give me a shout if you have any questions!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Nathaniel Meeks

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: I do not make ripoffs of tracks by other artists. If you love a track by another artist and want a cheap replica, you should consider the moral, legal, and metaphysical ramifications of such an action. Sometimes the solution is just licensing the darn thing! *(Smiles in a rather intimidating fashion.)*

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: I ask them question's like: "How long until you need the finished tracks?" "What is your narrative?" "What is the intensity/vibe/emotion you would like to communicate through this music?" "If you could get a major artist to work on this project, who would it be?"

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: First, I communicate extensively with the client to fully understand their vision for the finished product. I then plan out each track, often diagramming the form visually. Next, I compose the instrumentals, do a preliminary mix, and send the draft to my client for notes. After receiving feedback, I make corrections to the composition and mix and repeat the process until the client is satisfied. I then do a final master and send it to the client for approval.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I'm currently running most of my sessions through Cubase out of my Dell XPS which is configured with an Intel i7 core. I typically compose while listening through a pair AT-M50x's, but when mixing and mastering, I tend to monitor through KRK Rockit 6's, not forgetting to reference masters through a variety of other speakers and headphones. I use a simple keyboard setup for quick MIDI input and most of my sample libraries are housed on external drives. I use an RME Babyface for D to A and A to D conversion and to ensure the highest fidelity!

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

  10. A: My favorite composers (as of now) are Igor Stravinsky, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Danny Elfman, and John Adams (not the president). I also find myself listening to Björk, Vulfpeck, Led Zeppelin, Laurie Anderson, Dave Brubeck, and Jacob Collier. I admire these people for their ability to challenge themselves and try new things!

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

  12. A: Usually, I'm churning out film cues and other instrumental tracks for clients. I've composed in a variety of genres including but not limited to 70's Rock, Synth Wave, Disco-Funk-Acid Jazz, Late Romantic Era orchestral, solo piano, and Avant-garde electronic!

Terms Of Service

4 passes in total (Initial pass plus 3 sets of revisions). Additional revisions are $25 per for another set of notes. Contact for turn-around times.

GenresSounds Like
  • Danny Elfman
  • Jerry Goldsmith
  • Hans Zimmer
Gear Highlights
  • Komplete 12 Samples and Audio FX
  • Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.0
  • VSL orchestral libraries
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