Yannick Crémer

Music composer, Guitar player

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I am a Belgian composer and sound engineer. I started taking music lessons at the age of 10 and, soon after, learned to play the guitar. I performed various genres of music, including funk, rock and hip hop, and was heavily involved in bands.

My musical experience not only shaped me as a musician, but also inspired me to compose.

In 2010, I wrote the theme for the famous French YouTube show Joueur du Grenier, which marked the beginning of my composing career. I now compose for numerous web series (Bibi 300, Testeur Alpha, ...) and short films.

In Brussels, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Communications, then went to New York's SAE Institute to study sound engineering, where I met my fellow colleague Steffi Paxon.

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Interview with Yannick Crémer

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

  2. A: Jingles, themes and background music composition.

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

  4. A: Akira Yamaoka, Trent Reznor, John Frusciante and many more.

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

  6. A: I usually try to have a clear representation of the project I'm writing for. Then, ideas come to my mind and the music and melodies start to take form. After that, I start recording what I could call a draft, with the main lines and instruments. Then, if I'm satisfied with it, I start harmonizing and adding other instruments and sound effects.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I usually compose from scratch, for internet podcasters, or video games.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Composing.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Jingles, orchestral themes and background music.

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

  14. A: Never let yourself get lost and overwhelmed by too many possibilities.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Straight forward, with interesting nuances.

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

  18. A: I have been composing jingles, themes and background music for more than 5 years.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Computer, guitar, interface, headphones, speakers.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Compare the talents and the prices before you make the right choice. Visit composer's Youtube and Soundcloud's, etc.

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

  24. A: I try to know as much as I can, about the project I'm writing for.

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

  26. A: That a 20 seconds jingle takes 20 seconds to make.

  27. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  28. A: Price ; my prices are set and sometimes negotiable ; never had a problem.

  29. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  30. A: The creation process.

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both. I honestly don't have a big preference for one or the other. Digital is so convenient that I wouldn't even argue : I'd go for digital only if I had to make a choice.

  33. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  34. A: Steffi Paxon.

  35. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  36. A: Recording musicians ; writing an EP.

  37. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  38. A: I wrote the main theme for the famous Youtube show "Joueur du Grenier". I am proud of it for 2 reasons : I think it's a very catchy and solid jingle, and millions of people hear it every month.

  39. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  40. A: A pretty damn solid jingle / theme / background music that fits the project.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: I use a MacBook Pro. My main DAWs are Pro Tools 10 & Reaper. My main virtual instruments banks are Komplete 10, Omnisphere, Miroslav Philharmonik, Addictive Drums. My main plug ins are Waves and Izotope Ozone.

Yannick Crémer - Générique Testeur Alpha

I was the Composer and Mixer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic Pro
  • Reaper
  • MacBook Pro
  • Waves plugins
  • Izotope plugins
  • Komplete instruments
  • Miroslav Philharmonik
  • Amplitube 3
  • ...
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